All Things Astros and a whole lot more
Folks you know that blogger Bo Weaver and I rarely agree (completely) on things. But Bo made this comment the other day, “Actually I am bored by the Astros spring training. There is nothing to get too excited about.”
I have to say I completely agree.
The ‘Stros are 80% of the way through spring training and they have given what’s left of the fan base next to nada to look forward to going into the season.
What we know:
– Barring last-minute changes the worst team in baseball will have no player making a major league debut heading into the season. George Springer, Jonathan Singleton, Asher Wojciechowski, Delino DeShields Jr, Carlos Correa, and Michael Foltynewicz are either hurt or tucked safely away back in minor league camp.
– Nobody has stepped forward to take the closer role that would likely have gone to Jesse Crain if he were healthy.
– The back-end of the rotation will likely be filled with folks backing into those roles than those earning them. Actually the whole rotation has a bit of that going on as we end ST.
So, heading into 2014, there is plainly nothing compelling about the probable 25 man roster for the Astros. There is little personality or excitement pulsing through the veins of this team.
Hopefully, the Astros will get halfway through this season and the young folks will start climbing onto the 25 man roster. But for now – boredom seems to be the perfect adjective for this spring training.