I was browsing our archives today, and found some gems from the past two offsesasons. Back then, we did a bit more speculating, and most of it was complete garbage. Stuff like, "Trade Tim Redding and Raul Chavez for Mike Cameron." Obviously, we didn't know what we were talking about. Anyway, check this baby out:
Tuesday, February 22, 2005, posted by Jack:
My dream world:
Astros trade Taylor Bucholz to the Phillies for Placido Polanco.
Astros trade Jason Lane to the Mets for Mike Cameron.
Astros trade Brooks Conrad and Luke Scott to the Red Sox for BH Kim.
Ezequiel Astacio starts off in a middle relief role, excels, and becomes the 5th starter when the Astros sell high on Brandon Backe by trading him to the Reds for Austin Kearns.
* Good idea about Lane-for-Cameron. BAD idea about Scott and Conrad for Kim. I don't think Kim's been very good in Colorado. I'm sure he gets plenty of striekouts, but not too many wins. And how high were we on Zeke Astacio? That guy SUCKS now.
Happy Valentine's Day, everyone. More importantly, pitchers and catchers can start early spring training tomorrow!