All the talk about bringing in a designated hitter like Nelson Cruz (oops, gone), Edwin Encarnacion or Jose Martinez to Houston has triggered thoughts of the not very long, but not very good history of the Astros’ designated hitters. The Astros have had only to fill the DH spot full time since their move to the AL in 2013.
Chipalatta welcomes back one of its original contributors. Would you say a renewed hello and Happy New Year to Brian Todd and enjoy his thoughts on the state of Astros’ pitching?
No more Dallas Keuchel. Charlie Freakin’ Morton signed by the Rays. And Lance McCullers Jr. on the shelf with an injury. Three of last year’s starters are gone and Jeff Luhnow hasn’t signed a replacement. What are we to do?
Halfway or so through this off-season, here are a string of thoughts about the Houston Astros…
First of all – Merry Christmas or season’s greetings or whatever floats your boat to all those who hang out here.
Chipalatta goes where Chipalatta has never gone before with a book review of “Astroball” by Ben Reiter. This is one of many sports-related gifts your dutiful servant received between Father’s Day and his birthday this last summer and, this one is specifically relevant with our Astros and their off-season losses, dealings and additions.
As the off-season continues to be the biggest non-event since Geraldo showed us Al Capone’s “vault”, we here at Chipalatta.com will attempt to stimulate audience participation with a little diddy called “Would You Rather”?
Here is a continuation of the top Astro teams of all time as we look at #5 on up to #1.