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russ99
03-31-2013, 12:20 PM
The Astros are getting slammed in the media, with the worst example IMO is the Baseball Tonight crew saying they're a 49 win team, and the AL West division winner is the one who beats up on them the most.

I think they're improved over last years 55-107 roster in the pitching staff, the lineup, the new manager and the number of good prospects ready to step in as early as midsummer. Even with the harder AL schedule, IMO I don't see a worse record.

What's your take?

DumpJerry
03-31-2013, 12:21 PM
50.

mzh
03-31-2013, 12:26 PM
They legitimately have a chance to best (worse?) the 62 Mets and 03 Tigers, IMO. The next to worse team in the AL West is probably better than the 2 or 3 worst teams of the 2012 NL Central.

Edit: More than 1/3 of their wins last year (20/55) came against the Cubs, Pirates, and Brewers. Let's just say those softballs ain't gonna be there this year.

TDog
03-31-2013, 02:30 PM
I don't expect the Astros will have a good season, but I also don't expect they will approach the American League record of 119 losses set by the Tigers three years before they went to the World Series.

It wouldn't surprise me at all if the Astros fall short of 100 losses this season. Baseball seasons are so unpredictable.

sox1970
03-31-2013, 09:50 PM
I think the Twins could be worse.

soxnut1018
03-31-2013, 10:08 PM
Astros are on pace to go 162-0, which I believe would be a MLB record.

MUsoxfan
04-01-2013, 08:04 AM
LOVE those new Astros uniforms

russ99
04-01-2013, 10:46 AM
LOVE those new Astros uniforms

Yeah, they look a lot better on the players than in the other photos.

pythons007
04-01-2013, 10:57 AM
2

doublem23
04-01-2013, 11:13 AM
Better than last year but I still think they lose 100+

vinny
04-02-2013, 08:44 AM
Well, they have one win so far, and against the mighty Texas Rangers at that. They have the amazing ex-Sox Lucas Harrell on the bump today.

Marqhead
05-11-2013, 10:56 PM
Phil Humber on pace to go 0-35.

http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/_/id/28596/philip-humber

Tragg
05-12-2013, 11:17 AM
They'll lose 100+ games because their starting rotation is awful. Meanwhile they'll keep testing young players, find out who the keepers are, and try to have something for, I'd guess, 2015.
I'm pissed that they left Fox and now I get the obnoxious and annoying Rangers every night instead of the Astros. Sucks.

sox1970
05-12-2013, 11:21 AM
Phil Humber on pace to go 0-35.

http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/_/id/28596/philip-humber

He was let go this morning.

slavko
05-12-2013, 07:08 PM
I got my own problems. I don't worry about other bad teams.

Red Barchetta
05-12-2013, 09:06 PM
He was let go this morning.

Man, that's pretty bad if your cut from the worst team in the majors.

I agree however with the other post. We have our own problems to worry about and it's not looking pretty right now in the AL Central. :(:

On the plus side, I do like their new uniforms!

PKalltheway
05-16-2013, 12:41 PM
I'll say they'll be marginally better than last year, they'll win 58 or 59 games. I believe the Marlins will finish with a worse record than Houston.

russ99
05-16-2013, 01:41 PM
The Astros have some top prospects who could step in now and improve the compete level, like Cosart and Springer (who's leading the minors in HRs), but why waste a pre-arb year on these guys when they'll still lose +/- 100 games, especially if they may have higher ceilings with substantially more minor league development time.

WLL1855
05-16-2013, 07:31 PM
I'll say they'll be marginally better than last year, they'll win 58 or 59 games. I believe the Marlins will finish with a worse record than Houston.

I can see this happening with the Marlins. In fact, I hope it does.

Hitmen77
05-21-2013, 09:54 PM
The Astros and Marlins are both on pace to lose 115 games. :o: