All Things Astros and a whole lot more
A year ago, the Astros entered December 2014 in a state of flux with very few of their many roster questions answered. At that time they had said goodbye to Jesus Guzman, Matt Albers and Jesse (we hardly knew ye) Crain. They had made the much maligned trade of Nick Tropeano and Carlos Perez for Hank Conger. And they had made a brilliant (lucky?) waiver pick-up of Will Harris.
Last off-season, December and January marked the great transformation period for the Astros’ roster. In that time period they:
So, in about a six week period they brought in four every day players SS Lowrie, 3B Valbuena, DH Gattis and OF Rasmus and eventual set-up man, Neshek and closer, Gregerson.
This brings up a number of questions for the good readers of this post (you bad readers can comment, too).