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It’s Time for a Houston Astros Fire Sale

Posted: 20th May 2010 by John McLean in MLB
  Steve Austin, astronaut: a man barely alive. . . We can rebuild him. We can make him better than he was before: better, stronger, faster. Those classic words, which opened each episode of ABC’s The Six Million Dollar Man in the 1970s, now apply to the Houston Astros: The Astros are barely alive, and it’s time to rebuild. Dear Drayton McLane and Ed Wade: Let’s have a fire sale! The newspaper ad ...

Houston Astros Ready to Competeùfor Last Place

Posted: 8th April 2010 by John McLean in MLB
If you’re a Houston Astros fan like me, you have to be feeling pretty lousy right now.   The 2010 squad is off to a dismal 0-3 start, Lance Berkman has a bad knee, and aside from Carlos Lee, I can’t see many players in the starting lineup who will cause N.L. pitchers to quake in their cleats. Michael Bourn, Hunter Pence, Pedro Feliz, Tommy Manzella, Kaz Matsui, Jeff Keppinger, Geoff Blum, ...