Thursday, November 17, 2011

Morosi: Houston sucks, so that's why it's easier for them to move

Jon Paul Morosi brings a whole lot of blunt with him in this article on realignment.

But let’s be honest: The Astros can make this transition more easily than most clubs, because their current roster isn’t very good. Ed Wade (or a new GM, if Crane decides to make a change) can rebuild the team in the AL style. The Astros will need to hire a DH after next season, which gives them plenty of time to adjust. And if there is any upside to finishing with the worst record in baseball, it’s a blank canvas...

...The process behind it all was lengthy and imperfect, with repeated interruptions and the uncomfortable history of Crane’s settlement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. But the basic outcome – the Astros moving to the AL – is a happy one. That the franchise effectively sold its NL identity for the sum of $70 million tells you something about how much it mattered in the first place.

7 comments:

Mike Castleman Jr. said...

Time to check your man card and see if it has expired. Let's man up and move on...

The more you complain...the more you sound like my five year old who can't believe i won't cut the crust off his sandwhich.

Astros County said...

Wait, so who is complaining? Us? For linking to a story that will come to an official close today? Um, sorry about that?

Personally, I prefer crust on, but no mayonnaise. Make it happen.

Warren said...

I pity your son Jr. He has to grow up with a jerk for a father

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Castleman isn't associated with the new ownership group. Imagine their chagrin. Figuring they could strut around proclaiming that they were part owners. Instead, it will be a dirty little secret best kept to themselves.

Mike Castleman Jr. said...

Jerk for a father...good one. Just for that i'm not putting ice in your sippy cup Warren.

Back to baseball.

Here's my point...you are pretty much on the record for thinking this deal sucks. I get it...the navel gazing on this deal is simply creating an echo chamber surrounding the topic of "this sucks". There's more out there that's all. I like your site for the wealth of scuttlebut and sharp opinion...when it starts to get snarky it gets old after awhile. (thus my hyper-snarky response)

Are we going to suck on lemons continuously or try to turn lemons into lemonade? (partial snark)

This has been a foregone conclusion for months. I'm way more interested in the discussion regarding how the Astros climb out of their hole, deal with the new league, reconnect with fans, etc..

The Houston sucks, Crane sucks drumbeat is tedious...that's all.

zuludown said...

"This may suck, BUT DON'T SAY IT SUCKS BECAUSE THAT OFFENDS MY SENSIBILITIES!!!" - jr

Mike Castleman Jr. said...

All caps zulu...nice touch...now go scream at a wall as well.

Funny how I've become the topic of conversation simply for stating what...?

That the sale was a good idea?No
That Crane is brilliant? No
That Selig gives me goosebumps? No

That continuous whining about an outcome you don't like is tedious? Yes...

I think AC handles himself just fine...meanwhile the rest of the class just wants to throw beer at the umpire...