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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Purpura Refuses to Cease Attempting to Destroy Astros

We will surely go into greater detail tomorrow, but Tim Purpura proved today that he's nothing if not persistent. Refusing to be stopped from adding an expensive, mediocre arm to the Astros' rotation, Purpura consummated a deal with the Rockies sending Jason Hirsh, Taylor Buchholz and Willy Taveras to Denver in exchange for Jason Jennings and Miguel Ascencio.

My quick impression? Jennings must have seen the news that Gil Meche, Ted Lilly, Jason Marquis and Vicente Padilla are all breaking the bank this offseason, and as a result, I would not expect him to do the Astros any favors when negotiations commence for a contract extension beyond this season (Jennings is a free agent at the end of this coming season). If Jennings does in fact choose to stay in Houston long-term and pitches well, this deal could be just fine for Houston. However, if he commands $12M+ for a long-term deal or if he leaves town come the end of the year, the odds of this deal working out well for the Astros are abysmal. More tomorrow...off to Toyota Center. The way this week's going, Tim may be right...I expect to see Yao in handcuffs in the parking lot pre-game.


Blogger FuckingBrian said...

Well at least we're not alone. This could go down as the most poorly run baseball offseason of the last 20 years. Every team is running around with their heads up their asses just throwing money at people without any real rhyme or reason.

At least we can be assured we will have a better offseason than the Red Sox who are agonizing over a pitcher with a whole of zero Major League experience, paying $50 million+ for the right to put their balls in the vice that is a negotiation with Scott Boras - when they're not planning on how to trade Manny Ramirez for 50 cents on the dollar. So there's that.

Wed Dec 13, 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


At least we still have Wandy!!

Thu Dec 14, 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least we are not the Rangers.

Tue Jan 09, 02:54:00 AM  

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