Friday, December 16, 2011

What might have been

What if there were no trades, rule 5 picks, or free agency? Ever wondered what the Astros would look like if no player transactions were allowed?  Well you're in luck, because's blog Eye on Baseball is in the middle of a series that is putting together current lineups for each team as though each player stayed with the organization that first signed them. Their conclusion? The Astros would still only be a 75 win team in 2011, even with their best homegrown current player at every position. Given our horrible drafts in the earlier part of the decade, I'd say that's about right.