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Springer leads the league in Ks after only 61 games. Impressive.
They will still lose more than 90 games, but it's an surprisingly quick start to a turnaround.
If next year they built a 75-80 win team entirely out of their farm system, it would be amazing.
Quick start? The Astros have been putrid for four seasons now. The Crane/Luhnow regime is in Season 3, and every decent homegrown player on the roster was inherited from McLane/Wade. This is likely to remain true into Season 4, if not Season 5 (see below).
Amazing, indeed, when you consider that the only two players the Astros are likely to graduate to the ML between now and late 2015 are Domingo Santana and Mike Foltyniewicz, who sure as hell aren't going to add ~12 to ~15 wins to the 2015 Astros.
look at the nats and how they wisely held back on strasburg and didn't let him pitch in sept oct so as they could keep his arm like the numbers people all said because it was a given that they would win year after year after year now that they had The Yopung Core in place and The Final Pieces Of The Puzzle, too
- and the astros FO cashes in on that, with all the cheapo young players and the signing of FA like carlos pena - and then "blowing" 1/4 of the budget on feldman, who we ALL know is gonna be trade bait if he doesn't get hurt or suck next year.
they have even stopped pretending that they are "concerned" that 3/4 of the astros "territory" especially harris county, can't see their stupid tv channel, seeing as how they sell plenty of corporate tix, and don't mind the empty seats. attendance is usually about half of the reported attendance.
But what are the big chances Luhnow is taking?
I'll note that before the win streak, they were 17-32; since the win streak 10-14. 10-14 isn't horrible but still just a 67.5 win pace.
Astros have a third order W% of near .500
24. Justin T., Director of Somethin Posted: June 29, 2014 at 12:15 AM (#4738641)
BBC is beyond parody.
25. PreservedFish Posted: June 29, 2014 at 12:35 AM (#4738646)
She decided that she'd hate the Astros, and she's hating the Astros. Sad to watch, but there it is.
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