HAD to link this goodie from TR Sullivan of mlb: AL West Teams must adjust as Astros Enter Fold. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Really? Adjust to what? Adding 12 – 15 more wins a year to their win total? Mariners selling tickets by telling fans – hey, no need to worry about us being in last place again? (Wonder how season ticket sales are going here – I would guess, not real too good, wouldn’t all yall?)
Half of that article is Mike Scoscia taling about how the DH is great for hitting strategy, how wonderful it is that he can play hitnrun with the crappy hitting #9 hitter instead of having the pitcher bunt.
The rest is explaining how the Astros now have a DH (isn’t that WONderful???) in Carlos Pena, 9whose death struggle with the Mendoza line the past few years is well documented) who gets to be a full time DH just like David Ortiz (yeah, both male, both Latin, both over 35, but I think comparisons end there.) And how the Astros get to do a lot more flying out west 2 time zones away. Tsk tsk.
As for Jose Lopez, in case you want to know anything about him, just type in “Matt Kata” and there you go. Fortunately, he’s gone to Japan or Korea to stink their league up.
Otherwise, no news. I keep hearing about Bud Norris getting traded for something cheaper/younger, but haven’t seen anything yet. Any bets on how many games Jose Veras (Stros new closer – no I am not kidding) blows before he gets replaced? Or how long he lasts?
Hope all yall had a great holiday and have a safe New Year’s Eve.
Tags: Houston Astros