Originally Posted by Blue
The Astros could trade Petitte and Clemens for a king's ransom and win the division every year for the next 10. Instead, they'll try to trade for an impact bat and hope they can re-sign him, and will pick up the FA scaps left over by the Yankees, Red Sox, and Mets.
Oh well, its better for us.
Doesn't Clemens have some kind of no trade clause?
They could trade Petite, I suppose. But keep in mind that they are only 5 games behind in the wildcard race. I can see the logic of not punting this season, considering that next year is going to be tough for them to contend. Sure, they'll have plenty of financial flexiblity this offseason, but the FA market is pretty competitive. If the
Astros can trade Lidge for a nice bat, they might make a good run at it. Perhaps they could even trade for a bat that will help them beyond this year.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!