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It’s fun to be an Astros’ fan again!
You can circle the date July 12 on your calendar. Talk about tipping points. This may well be the moment in time we can all point to in 2015 when the Astros’ turnaround began. The time when the organization began to emerge from the deep abyss of the longest dark ages in the team’s history.
Jordan Cosart has provided hope. Hope that perhaps no other player has provided in a decade. Meanwhile, Ed Wade must be cringing at making that Hunter Pence trade back in 2011, especially since his employer is the Phillies.
Yes, it’s fun to be an Astros’ fan again.
Jonathan Singleton, Asher Wojciechowski, George Springer are close to their debuts. Carlos Correa, Mark Appel and Mike Foltynewicz and others are possibly coming in another year or two.
Can’t remember the last time a long-awaited Astros’ prospect has been met with this type of celebration. Was it Roy Oswalt? Hunter Pence? Lance Berkman?
No doubt, Jarred Cosart has made it fun to be an Astros’ fan again!
Will his debut expedite the promotions of other prospects? Not necessarily, although it’s going to be difficult for Jeff Luhnow to keep Springer in Oklahoma City until September if he keeps hitting .400.
But here’s one thought — and it has nothing to do with starting the clock. But perhaps it can be considered trite. If the Astros let him have that gargantuan year in the minors — 30/30 year with 100 RBI and make a run at 100 runs scored — they could also minimize his number of major league at bats. What does that do? Think Rookie of the Year 2014.
And, now, Luhnow takes another step in the reconstruction project with the extension of Jose Altuve. You can say the dominos are beginning to fall — in the right way — for the Astros.
Have I mentioned that it’s fun to be an Astros’ fan again?!
See ya Bud! What was that complaint Lucas? Sorry, those attitudes and opinions will be lost in the turnaround.
It’s a new day, and it’s fun to be an Astros’ fan again.
- Cosart will be back in a couple of weeks. How many starts and wins do you predict for 2013?
- Who’s next to be promoted? Springer, Wojciechowski or Singleton?
- Getting closer to the deadline, which players will be wearing other uniforms come August 1? Norris, Bedard, Harrell, Veras, others?
- The entire rotation could go topsy-turvy in the next two weeks. Here’s a guess at the rotation in September: Lyles, Cosart, Keuchel, Wojciechowski, someone acquired in a trade. Your guess?