Jeff Sullivan brings the noise about the Astros in a post titled, "The Worst Team Ever Projected?"
This stems from CAIRO projecting the 2012 Astros to go 60-102 - and from the list of projections compiled, that's the worst projection. Maybe ever.
But get through all the ugly, and you read this:
The Astros are in the hands of smart people, and in time, smart people usually build competitive teams. It's just ... it's probably going to be a while. Keith Law just ranked the Astros' farm system No. 27 in baseball. And CAIRO just ranked the Astros' major league product as one of the very worst that a projection system's ever seen. Steps forward have been made. There are a lot more steps.