Quote Originally Posted by traderumor View Post
Mine hit first. On a more serious note, that is where things such as what has gone on in Houston this year brings "integrity of the game" questions onto the shoulders of GMs who fire sale.
Getting terrible, then getting top draft choices and opening lots of money to sign free agents is a perfectly legitimate way to build a ball club.

Remember the "tear it down" threads around here?

New ownership for the Stros, tore it down, then will have the money and draft position to improve dramatically as they head to the A.L. No problem with it at all.