FreakinB: Copying and pasting my post from the Marlins thread:Houston's going with the "nuke everything, bottom the fark out, and start over with crazy high draft picks" plan. Which is really what they should be doing. No sense in keeping your bad team together, or making a bunch of moves to maybe improve the team to mediocre.
farbekrieg: the baseball draft process is still mostly a bunch of voodoo and soothesayers peering into a cauldren at this point, if you are relying on high baseball draft picks to save your franchise you might as well pull out the disco demolition night as well.
professorkowalski: Altuve and Lowrie are the only two guys on that roster worth a shiat. At least the farm system is getting better.2015 will be the Stros year.
upndn: As a Pirate fan, I can tell you there is light at the end of the tunnel, however, that tunnel can be a long one.Hopefully, it won't take you guys 19 years but it's a safe bet that it won't happen by 2015.All I can say is good luck and I'm feeling your pain.
zerkaloSo you're saying there's a chancewhich i guess is saying a lot for the dis-astros.Shrugging Atlas: That's true to an extent, but it wasn't just luck that helped Luhnow turn the Cardinals' farm system (which had been almost completely depleted by Jocketty) into one of the better ones in MLB. He doesn't deserve all the credit for that, but no one man ever does.
Decillion: farbekrieg: the baseball draft process is still mostly a bunch of voodoo and soothesayers peering into a cauldren at this point, if you are relying on high baseball draft picks to save your franchise you might as well pull out the disco demolition night as well.What other choice do they have?
Analgesic: professorkowalski: Altuve and Lowrie are the only two guys on that roster worth a shiat. At least the farm system is getting better.2015 will be the Stros year.You forgot Shafer. So 3 guys. Enough for an entire outfield or nearly enough for an infield. We're on our way, baby!
farbekrieg: but that isnt really done by having high picks rather paying for development and scouting. the success rates of high round picks actually making the majors is still fairly low. If you are lucky there is a sure fire prospect that will get to the bigs (usually out of the college ranks), but beyond that, who knows.
frtmn7: I'll give you Dan Uggla for Jose Altuve./tried this in my keeper fantasy league//rejected
devilskware: Wow. Only one guy makes over 2 million. Francisco Cordero at 4.5mil, who they just traded for. What was the point of acquiring him? Only 3 guys make over 750k.
CognaciousThunk: Coco choked again. Stubbs is NOT that good of a hitter, but he's taken Cordero deep twice in two nights. Poor Stros fans. You're stuck with this guy thru September.
HaywoodJablonski: Wake me in 2015...
dave2198: They're going to have fun playing the Angels and Rangers 16 times a year (or whatever).You thought the NL Central was tough? LOL./go cards
balfourk: Yes, it is an old article, but the premiss is still the same. The Astros have traded everyone on the roster worth trading except Jed Lawrie. They are in full rebuild mode and yet they are holding onto an injury plagued player who does them no good in the long run when another team could use him for the short term. Even if they only get a few long shot prospects in return he would be better served on the trade block than on the roster because keeping him only hurts them in the long run.
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