Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
I wonder how well they're going to do under this new Crane ownership. The guy came in under a bit of a cloud, and I think getting him to move to the AL was contentious. You can argue the merits of a total tear down, but the only thing it guarantees is a low payroll.
True. But a good sign for them is Crane is putting money into the farm system that was largely ignored for over 10 years with the prior owners. All they did was gut player after player for getting aging vets. They hung around longer than I thought they would, but this collapse was easy to predict a long way away. The fact that they're dealing with it correctly now is a positive sign here. Surprisingly, most of the 'stros fans here are pleasantly optimistic for the future. And realistic enough to know they're going to suck immensely this year and next for sure.