Originally Posted by russ99
This one sticks in my craw a bit as an Astros fan, I thought Lowrie was one of the pieces they had in place to build around.
The other prospects coming back are quality, but Chris Carter actually turning things around and becoming an impact player at age 26 and after 1000 mediocre ABs in AAA is a bit iffy. Seems a desperation move to get a AL power bat.
Sadly, it seems all this really does is punt the rebuild down the road another 2 years.
Lowrie gets hurt too much. Astros aren't ready to win. I like the trade.
And on a side note, what a great trade the Astros made to get Lowrie for that phony "closer" Melancon.