So far it's hard to say that Jeff Luhnow has done a bad job with the moves he's made. He has managed to bring in an above average veteran starter, an upgrade for the bullpen and a solid center-fielder who should be able to kick start this offense from the lead off spot this year. There are also several rumors floating around involving the Astros and more above average to good MLB players. But what we haven't seen the the big move. Is this something we could see or is this simply a pipe dream at this point in the plan?
So how aggressive should the Astros be? The better question is why aren't they being more aggressive than they are? The Astros need to give the fans one thing in 2014. Immediate hope. So here's a thought. Why not package Lance McCullers and Brett Oberholtzer together and make a run at David Price? If you're argument against this is that they're giving up too much talent for the future; I would counter with, "Correct but still unrealized talent." With David Price, you know what you're getting. Even though the two pitchers proposed have shown a great deal of talent; neither player is close to the talent level of David Price RIGHT NOW. If there were any guarantees that either pitcher was going to be the next Cy-Young worthy pitcher in the AL, this would be foolish. But far too many young players have failed at the major league level. When you can get a Cy-Young talent for highly touted prospects who have proven next to nothing at the MLB level....how can you not make a move like this if it's available?