Of course, the Red Sox (the GM search – wanna bet that Larry Lucchino stays, um, “acting” GM) and the Yankees (need I say more) and the Dodgers (STILL lookin for someone who will agree to be managed by Plaschke and Simers) keeping in the news. And of course, the Thome trade and the Marlins sellin off the team as Jefrey Loria throws a temper tantrum bout the Florida citizens preferring to spend tax money on their schools, roads and buildings instead of filling a billionaire’s pockets with even MORE cash.
But Astros? Not a word. Scot Strickland is gone – not resigned to a AAA contract. Not a peep bout possible trades, talks. Not a peep even at mlbrumors.com. Not a peep on ESPN radio. What is Purpura DOING???
I KNEW we weren’t even talkin bout gettin no Delgado or Thome (like we need ANOTHER 1B) but I don’t see us even lookin for a good lefty bat. Luke Scott is playing winter ball in Venezuela and doing quite well, batting .357 – BUT, this NOT the same as hitting ML pitching.
Now WHY do I think that the Organization thinks we can just use Luke Scott as our lefty OF bat, platoon him with Chris Burke and, um, assume that they and Jason Lane will just improve and we won’t need to add another bat, especially a costly bat?
Things better get hopping or I’m gonna hafta start tellin stories bout my kids…. Or even worse, about OTHER TEAMS……