Craig Biggio is a well-deserving Hall of Famer and the first Astro to be enshrined, but it’s odd that he may not even be the best player eligible for Cooperstown on his Astros teams.
The Astros’ rebuilding effort hinges heavily on the development of Jonathan Singleton and George Springer.
Character assassination, speculation, a commitment to process… ah, it has to be Hall of Fame season.
Writers didn’t want to induct anybody into the Hall of Fame this year, a decision with no small consequences.
Featuring Jonah Keri, Jeff Bower, Chris Kahrl, Derek Zumsteg, Nate Silver, Jeff Hildebrand, Gary Huckabay, Dave Pease
Regarding saving $160 million (or more) through prudent contract management, MS (and many others) writes:
How on earth is Jeff Bagwell at $6.5 million a waste of a roster spot, time, money, etc.? Sure, his power numbers are way off, but he’s got an 872 OPS, and baseball can’t work that with the first signs of your best player ever showing a little decline, you release or trade him…. He’s still an above-average offensive player, and bound to turn it around in the next couple of months.