An Inside Look at Astros Offseason Through Luhnow’s Eyes

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Luhnow on…Colby Rasmus

Jeff Luhnow drafted Colby Rasmus when he was with the Cardinals. He had been in contact with Rasmus throughout the offseason, but explained that he didn’t have the money or a position open in order to sign him. “Yeah I would love to have Colby and for him to have a big year for us.” By trading Dexter Fowler, he was able to sign Colby Rasmus. Luhnow, while he was playing the prediction game said “I can get 25 maybe 30 home runs from Colby” in 2015.

“Yeah I would love to have Colby and for him to have a big year for us.”-Jeff Luhnow.

Luhnow understands that Rasmus might just be here for 2015, “hopefully Rasmus will have a great season for the Astros to reestablish himself for his next contract.” Rasmus hit 18 home runs while batting 0.240 last year for the Blue Jays, so Luhnow does feel like he will not just, “add home runs, but will also increase run production.”

“hopefully Rasmus will have a great season for the Astros to reestablish himself for his next contract.”-Jeff Luhnow.

So while Rasmus may join the Astros Generation K lineup, he should be an upgrade in the power and speed categories. Luhnow acknowledged that the Astros have good outfield prospects in Domingo Santana, Preston Tucker, and Teoscar Hernandez, as well as members of the 2014 draft class. “Teoscar has slid under the radar…Domingo is a very good hitter.”

If you still don’t understand the moves, Luhnow still welcomes the criticism. “Jim knows what I am doing, so does A.J….I have thick skin.” The Astros feel like they will have a winning team in 2015, and will be a playoff team in two years. 2015 should be an exciting season!

This is a test to see if Jeff Luhnow REALLY reads blogger’s posts! If you read this post Jeff, follow me on Twitter @huysman_eric.

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