The Astros made their big splash at the 2015 Winter Meetings, trading for Philadelphia Phillies' closer Ken Giles -- the deal is not yet official. Houston will send four players in return for Giles: right-handed pitcher Vincent Velasquez, left-handed pitcher Brett Oberholtzer, outfielder Derek Fisher, and right-handed pitcher Thomas Eshelman.
Now a look at Ken Giles in an Astros uniform:
The TCB readers/twitter voted that I photoshop Giles in a orange/white combo.
Which jersey should I photoshop Ken Giles into? #Astros— Ryan Dunsmore (@d_more55) December 10, 2015
For the record, my loathing of pinstripes continues. The Phillies don't a plan white set of pants, it's either pinstripe or 'antique' white with their alternate uniform. I do not miss the Astros' '00s jerseys for even a second.
VV and Obie will be missed. But, as the card shows Giles looks sharp in an Astros uniform and ready to throw gas.