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Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand
Thursday, March 14, 2013
“To find the answer, the Houston Astros are boldly going where few teams have gone before. They have lost 213 games in the last two years alone, more than any other team. They’re moving from the National League Central, a relatively weak division, to the American League West, one of baseball’s toughest. If they lose 106 or more games, they’ll become the first team in half a century to do so in three consecutive seasons.
Nevertheless, the Astros have stripped their roster of recognizable players and slashed payroll to around $25 million, the lowest in the majors by a wide margin. In doing so, they’ve revitalized a moribund farm system, amassing one of baseball’s best crops of prospects. “We want to build a product that’s consistent, and the only way we can do that is the way we’re doing it,” Astros owner Jim Crane said. “If people want to complain about it, they have a right to complain about it. But we’re going to stick with the plan.”“
I’ll be honest. I enjoy Lisa’s rants so I’m just trying to get a rise out of her.
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