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Blasting Off: Welcome Offseason


Andy Pondillo and Ray Kuhn are back after a week off on Blasting Off. They discuss what we should expect during this 2014 offseason.

The Astros enter the offseason with a lot of question marks. One place that is not in question is their excellent farm system. With a team looking to rise up at the MLB level, Andy and Ray discuss if any of the prospects are potential trade bait? Ray also alludes to his recent article discussing what type of return Jason Castro could bring in. The wild speculation does not stop there, the two also talk about possible free agent signings. The likes of Corey Hart, David Murphy, Roy Halladay, and Dan Haren all come to light in this wild episode of Blasting Off.

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  • astrosince1975

    I’m not as high on Trumbo and would not be willing to help the Angels and their barren farm system by sending them pitching prospects. They have some bad contracts on the books too and we should have a better team than them in a couple of years if we stay the course.

    As for “not having anyone as good as him” — I think we do. His name is Chris Carter. I will do a player comparison on my upcoming player profile illustrating the fact that Carter and Trumbo are similar players.

  • Andy Pondillo

    I’m a lot higher on Hart, I think he is a more diverse offensive player. I do see Ray’s point on Trumbo I think the Astros need offense by any means necessary. What it comes down to is the demand for a Trumbo on the trade market. I think I’d rather overpay in money than overpay in resources or years. Hart for 2 years 22 million would be sufficient in my opinion.

    • astrosince1975

      I like Hart too, but worry if he can still play the outfield. He has already said he will play for the Brewers at a discount rate. (probably feels guilty about the $10 million he stole from them last year) So, chances are he will be staying in Milwaukee.