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Astros need to show us they are trying to improve

But it doesn't have to be a #1 guy. Everyone wants the flashy guy. I want players who work hard and come to play every day. I want a pitcher who goes to the hill every 5 days and give 6+ quality innings almost every start. They don’t have to go overpay for Lackey for fans to feel like they are trying to improve. Look at the guys who have had success in the past; but possibly had off years. Erik Bedard and Rich Harden have both had injuries but one of them could be nice in the #4 spot. Jason Marquis or Joel Pinero both had good years but still shouldn't break the bank. If you want to look at 3rd; why not Melvin Mora? You have Castro almost ready to take over at catcher but Jason LaRue would be a nice filler.  And don’t forget that Mark DeRosa is floating around out there. He’s a very serviceable 3rd baseman that can also play any infield position and a little outfield. He’d also be a nice bat off the bench when he doesn’t start. My point is that you don’t have to sign a top free agent to get better. Just show us that you WANT to get better.

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