At one point a few weeks ago, I was convinced the Houston Astros couldn't deal Hunter Pence. Pence finally found his groove, batting a .309 average. Michael Bourn was the speedster on the team, as well as a former gold glover. I hope the Astros aren't done with trades, Brett Myers and Wandy Rodriguez should be dealt too. I have no objections to dealing Carlos Lee as well, but given the contract he was given by the Astros, that's just not possible.
I think that all Houston Astros fans can agree that the team had to make deals. No one wanted to see their favorite player moved, but given the organizations recent lack of producing a formidable farm system, moves had to be made. And while top prospects are always great to have in your organization, i wish the Astros would have done more.
Year after year the Astros farm system has dwindled, as well as fan attendance at Minute Maid Park. While we have dealt for some extra depth, we didn't trade for a proven player. We received some great prospects from the Phillies, but that's all they are. At least with Hunter Pence and Michael Bourn we knew what we had. And with 28 losses to go before 100, we had to make some moves. We had to deal for prospects that were better than our own, which currently, wouldn't be that difficult.
The Houston Astros won't be going to the World Series anytime soon, i just hope we don't have another few seasons of 100+ losses.