First Astros to do so since Luke Scott 2006!!!!!!
Haven’t been able to watch the team, og course, but this deserves an entry.
Brandon went 5 fer 5 , with an extra single, 3 runs scored, 2 batted in. Freaking awesome. And this guy was never, EVER a prospect, and, in fact, I never thought that he would sniff the majors, especially seeing as how he looked to be not as good as JB Shuck, now playing full time for the Angels.
The Astros boast about how their system is full of prospects, but there are tons of failed prospects and me, I gotta root for the un-pimped.
Speaking of un-pimped, does not look as if the Astros will be able to be viewed on any network except Comcast for quite some time. Uverse, Dish and Direct TV were unmoved by the Rockets signing Dwight Howard – at least not enough to agree to pay $4.00 per subscriber. Not surprised.
But this will give Crane a great excuse to keep the payroll rock bottom and to dump Bud Norris, who is obviously trying to not get traded, seeing as how he stunk in his last gave vs Saint Looey, who he used to cream, before the ASB, and today, he gave up 6 runs in 5.2 innings including 2 two run homers. Bad Bud – and he’s soaking up like 2 million whole dollars of the payroll, the greedy pig.
Oh well, Altuve’s nice, cheap contract will make him dead easy to trade if he continues to be a serviceable second baseman – he’ll make the audacious sum of 12.5 mill over 5 years, the greedy pig.
And they should be able to dump Jose Veras who is now a Certified Closer and Wesley Wright, who usually gets leftys out and is getting expensive.
Wonder if they can get under 21 mill in 2014….
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