Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
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.
They would also lose their 2nd and 3rd round picks.