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speedy27 wrote:i'm a HUGE Astros fan and I say yes. Wade at least is trying to make something happen. I'm tired of watching the team stand pat and not doing anything somewhat risky in order to improve. So what our farm system is depleted (they weren't ranked all that high anyway). If we don't win in a few years we'll firesale and re-stock with top prospects.
Let's keep rollin' the dice Wade and see what we get!
jfg wrote:Only problem is the guys you have to sell are already at the end of their prime years if not past it. The only player that would be worth anything in two years will be Hunter Pence. There won't be a restocking of talent through a firesale if this doesn't work out because you won't have anything to sell.
jfg wrote:I think in two years Berkman, Lee, Oswalt and obviously Tejada will have lost quite a bit of their trade value. Berkman, Tejada and Lee will be 33 years old, Oswalt 32. The Astros might get something for them but they aren't going to be able to rebuild their system around what those players would bring in. They could right now.
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