Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of Staff Picks, where Astros fans choose their own destiny! Today we will be discussing what brave soul will have to take the mound first in the 2014 season. With just 11 games left in 2013, I don’t think any of you will fault me for looking ahead just a little.
You would think that a team with 100+ losses would be able to choose an Opening Day starter. Surely 1 out of the 7 or so who are competing for the Major League starting rotation would be the clear cut pick, right? While the Astros certainly have talent, none of their pitchers have forced themselves in to that “ace” role quite yet. Let’s take a look at the options for your 2014 Opening Day Starter.