The Astros are in the midst of the biggest season in franchise history. And, Jeff Luhnow — despite a long road of building, rebuilding, finding gems and busts and riding the roller coaster — could be entering a huge week for the Houston Astros.
Adding a starting pitcher (e.g. Sonny Gray) would not only mean big news and solidification of the rotation for 2017, but for years to come.
But for today, can we reminisce a little? As in Remember When?
…Jonathan Singleton, Jarred Cosart, Villar, Clemens, Domingo Santana, Oberholtzer, Mike Foltynewicz and Telvin Nash were 8 of the Top 10 best prospects in the organization. That was only fives years ago (2012)?
…22-year-old Lyles led the team in wins for a whole season (7)?
…most of you would have been thrilled if Luhnow had kept Tony DeFrancesco as manager after the 2012 season?
Yes, there’s a lot of water under the bridge since Luhnow took over and turned around the organization. Do you have another favorite Remember When?
In the mean time, with the trade deadline just days away, the team awaiting the return of Keuchel and two key pitchers floundering in back-to-back games, Luhnow has some decisions to make. And they likely will not be in the short-term rental category, but rather in the long-term ramification file.
- Is this week all that critical to the 2017 season?
- The Astros are 6-4 in their last 10 games, but have increased their lead to 17 games. What does A.J. Hinch need to do to “right” the ship?
- Interesting question: Regardless of the domino effect, which Astro traded away over the past five years would you like to have back on the 2017 team?
- Do you have a favorite remember when moment from the past few years?