Page rendered in 0.4415 seconds
48 querie(s) executed
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.
You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.
Newsblog: 5 trades that make sense before Opening Day | MLB.com
(3 - 12:34am, Mar 29)
Last: Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos
Newsblog: OT: Soccer March 2015
(448 - 12:28am, Mar 29)
Last: Juilin Sandar to Conkling Speedwell (Arjun)
Newsblog: Jason Heyward’s Ability Seems Boundless. Soon, So May His Contract.
(45 - 12:00am, Mar 29)
Newsblog: Boras: Cubs using business, not baseball, if Bryant stays in minors - CBSSports.com
(210 - 11:56pm, Mar 28)
Newsblog: Chicago Cubs Kris Bryant and the service-time game | FOX Sports
(32 - 11:56pm, Mar 28)
Last: Jim Furtado
Newsblog: OT: Monthly NBA Thread - March 2015
(1414 - 11:53pm, Mar 28)
Newsblog: Astros to introduce drool-inducing Chicken & Waffle Cone
(14 - 11:49pm, Mar 28)
Last: Meatwad misses Vincennes
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1903 Ballot
(6 - 11:20pm, Mar 28)
Newsblog: Sadly, We've Lost Another Primate
(43 - 11:18pm, Mar 28)
Last: Howie Menckel
Newsblog: Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-27-2015
(9 - 11:13pm, Mar 28)
Last: Der-K is at half whelm.
Newsblog: The Dome: 15 years ago Seattle blew up a giant, concrete eyesore full of memories.
(28 - 9:54pm, Mar 28)
Newsblog: BBTF 2015 Shooty Memorial Softball Meet-up!
(26 - 8:32pm, Mar 28)
Last: Greg K
Newsblog: NY Post: Sherman: Commish, Boras And Cubs: Shut Up About Hopeless Phenom Debate
(8 - 7:18pm, Mar 28)
Last: cercopithecus aethiops
Jim's Lab Notes: Recent Updates and Turning off Advertisements
(55 - 5:50pm, Mar 28)
Last: Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site
Newsblog: OTP - March 2015: You’re out, tobacco: Bill would ban products at all California baseball venues
(3589 - 4:40pm, Mar 28)
Last: Swoboda is freedom