Re: A's acquire Jed Lowrie from Astros
Originally Posted by TRF
Lohse, Oswalt and Bourne. 1 year for Oswalt, Lohse 4 and Bourne 4.
That'd up the payroll to about 48 mil. It'd solidify two rotaion spots for a year, allowing the farm to mature and gives the Astros a legit CF and leadoff hitter.
Carter will make a good DH. give him 400+ AB's he'll hit 30+ HR's in that bandbox.
It wouldn't make them contenders. It will bridge the gap to when their farm is ready to produce major league talent.
I can go along with, as it still represents a long-term view without taking a half - baked approach to rebuilding -i.e: the potential goal of long - term sustained contention takes a back seat to placating the casual fan.
"I have just been more than a little suspect of all the trades since the Willy (Scott Williamson) cash grab. That one left such a bad taste in my mouth that even a 1985 Dom Pérignon couldn't cleanse it." -- Creek14
Last edited by Revering4Blue; 02-05-2013 at 05:42 PM.