These player polls, I just don't know about them. They're fun to read, but don't mean anything. Still, it's interesting to note that in ESPN The Magazine's player poll for the MLB Preview issue, the Astros managed to come in 2nd in "Most Underrated Team," behind the A's (though, how you underrate a team that won 96 games, won the AL West, and lost in five games to the Tigers is beyond me).
Unnamed NL Veteran:
The Astros are going to be bad again, but I was impressed by what I saw in spring training. They're bad, but they're not 100-loss bad. I think they will surprise some people. They're going in the right direction.
What does it mean? Nothing. But when you can throw out some Anonymous NL Veteran love, you gotta do it.