Welcome to a new version of an old game called “Would you rather….”
Would you rather…..
a) Have the Astros follow the Miami Marlins’ model and spend like crazy for two World Series wins and then cut and burn the team so bad that you have no other playoff appearances or…..
b) Have the Astros follow the Tampa Bay Rays’ model: Build up a competitive team for the long run, winning record 6 of the last 7 seasons and 4 playoff appearances – but no WS wins?
b) Trade prospects for an established closer or…
c) Use a big chunk of the “extra” money this season on a top notch free agent closer or….
d) Bring in some good relievers who have never closed before and anoint one the closer?
a) Have the Astros sign one big splash FA or….
b) Spend the bucks on multiple mid-level FAs or….
c) Save some of the extra bucks for moves during the 2015 season?
a) Have the Astros keep Dexter Fowler and his likely $9 million salary after arbitration or….
b) Try to sign Fowler to a multi-year contract or….
c) Trade Fowler for some RP or 3B help and use some of the saved salary to patch up the team?
a) Have Matt Dominguez break out or….
b) Jon Singleton break out or…
c) Jonathan Villar break out or….
d) Brett Oberholtzer break out?
a) Have Jose Altuve regress or…
b) Collin McHugh regress or…
c) Dallas Keuchel regress?
a) Have the Astros return to the National League, but go another 50+ years without a WS championship or….
b) Remain in the American League and win a WS within the next 5 seasons?
a) Have George Springer win the MVP or….
b) Collin McHugh win the Cy Young or….
c) A.J. Hinch win the Manager of the Year award?
a) Have the Astros trade away Mark Appel or….
b) Trade away Domingo Santana or….
c) Trade away Lance McCullers Jr.?
a) The Astros drop the tandem pitching process in the minors or….
b) Mow down Tal’s Hill and toss the flag pole onto the non-playing side of the fence or….
c) Move the Crawford’s Boxes back to a normal distance from home plate?
So, what do you think?