Today features a return to that favorite of party games Would You Rather? It is pretty simple: We give you a series of questions and you choose which of two scenarios you would rather. Through your choices it is clear how big an idiot – ahem – what type of life choices you normally make and how good those choices may be. And, of course, these are their choices based on the Astros being in contention as they close in on the half way mark of the season rather than being hopelessly out of contention like the last half decade.
Would you rather…..
- The Astros trade two prospects (e.g. Michael Feliz and Jon Singleton) for a rent-a-starting pitcher, who becomes a free agent at the end of the season, but leads the team to a Wild Card berth or…..the Astros forego the trade and miss the playoffs by two games?
- The Astros get Scott Feldman back for the stretch run and he posts a 4.00 ERA the rest of the way or….they trade Feldman upon his healthy return, and then call up Mark Appel who posts a 4.50 ERA the rest of the way?
- The Astros let Chad Qualls work his way through his slump or…..DFA Qualls and move Lance McCullers Jr. into his spot in the bullpen?
- Collin McHugh gets back to his 2015 form in the second half of the season or….Jose Altuve gets back to his 2015 form in the second half of the season?
- The Astros leave Luke Gregerson as the closer or…..give that role to Pat Neshek, Josh Fields Will Harris or LMJ?
- Dallas Keuchel wins the Cy Young Award or…. Carlos Correa wins the Rookie of the Year award?
- A.J. Hinch wins Manager of the Year or…. Luis Valbuena leads the American League in home runs?
- The Astros leave George Springer in the leadoff spot or…..move Jose Altuve to the leadoff spot in the lineup or…they trade an outfielder (Jake Marisnick or Colby Rasmus) call-up Tony Kemp and stick him in the outfield and the leadoff spot?
- The Astros trade Chris Carter and give the first base job to Jon Singleton or….leave Carter at first base and live with it?
- The Astros raise their 13th-ranked batting average (.240) in the AL, but lower their fifth best runs/game rate (4.47) or ….they keep their ugly batting average and their very good runs/game rate?