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.


Andrew said...

I think I would rather still have Adam Everett at short than Aaron Miles, not that it would help that much.

Juvenile Court Clerk said...

Adam Everett came over from Boston in the Carl Everett trade, so he wouldn't have been eligible for this exercise.