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Winter Baseball News
|Blog Entry - Tuesday, December 16th, 2003
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I saw a link from one of the baseball
in my referrers the other day,
so here's some of my current baseball thoughts:
One of the brightest points about moving
back to Houston is once again being able to see my beloved Astros
in person, regularly. Now, I'm not
really thrilled at some of their winter trades, while others have me bouncing
up and down like a schoolgirl.
First off, the news that the Astros
traded Billy Wagner
had me snarling
and spitting. Nothing against Brandon Duckworth, and we really could use
some additional solid starting pitching, but sheesh!
agent signings and releasings
so-so, meaning I don't think Orlando Merced, Ron Villone, Rick White, and
Brian Moehler will be that worely missed, despite Merced being a pretty
reliable pinch-hitter. I was thrilled to hear that they had re-signed Brad
Ausmus, since despite his not-so-stellar batting average, I like having
him around. I think he's good for the team. The trade
of Geoff Blum
seems a fairly reasonable
switch -- Ensberg should be able to take care of third base, and another
mid-reliever (along with Lidge and Miceli) will be useful to have now that
we don't have the closer of doom anymore.
I'm thrilled to have Andy
Pettitte join the Astros
. I think
he'll be a great starter for us. Thank goodness for the "family factor"
(he lives in Houston) otherwise, I think he'd've stayed in NYC. Of
course, the rumors that the Astros might successfully lure
Roger Clemens out of retirement
make the Astros serious contenders in my book.
Now I just have to see if I can get some
of my season tickets back!
Posted at: 06:03:00 PM