Sunday, December 10, 2006

Why the Astros screw all Dudes

So because Houston was too cheap to give Pettite an extra $2 million, all dudes suffer.
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2692164
First, the Astros likely lose both Pettite and Clemens now, and even with Carlos Lee "patrolling" left field, they're destined for another mediocre season, unless they consummate a deal for Jon Garland, which also will lead to mediocrity assuming he again demonstrates that 2004 was a one-time thing. Second, the Red Sox take a blow, because it looks like they may not sign Matsuzake, and now will watch as the Yankees get Pettite and, inevitably, Clemens too. So even with Julio Lugo at short, something tells me that won't be enough.
Third, the Rangers. Well, they were destined for mediocrity anyway, and arguably this helps their 1-in-a-1000 changes of finally getting Clemens, but I'm not betting on it.

4 comments:

vwz said...

"another mediocre season"?

Joel, let's not confuse the Astros with the Rangers here... The Astros lost the LCS in 7 games in 2004; won the National League pennant in 2005; and lost the division by 1.5 games to the World Series Champions in 2006. There are many adjectives you can use to describe the Astros' last few seasons; mediocre isn't one of them.

I never liked those GOP blowhards Pettitte & Clemens anyway... good riddance... Pettite was overrated...

Head Dude said...

Dude, lets hope for your sake that the Astros' braintrust isn't like you and looks at last season as nothing other than mediocre. If the Rangers had been in the NL Central, they would've been contenders too. 80 wins isn't something to build on, and when you lose your two best starters, then you probably are going to have some issues. And Carlos Lee isn't the solution.

Head Dude said...

Dude, lets hope for your sake that the Astros' braintrust isn't like you and looks at last season as nothing other than mediocre. If the Rangers had been in the NL Central, they would've been contenders too. 80 wins isn't something to build on, and when you lose your two best starters, then you probably are going to have some issues. And Carlos Lee isn't the solution.

vwz said...

Andy Pettitte's spin job, try harder, you lying GOP hypocrite