Originally written February 11, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
The 2012 season was not kind to the Astros at the major league level, as the team lost 107 games and looked thoroughly hopeless at times. However, the Astros' plan wasn't to compete in 2012, or even 2013...their plan was to compete in 2014 and beyond, and to that extent, the team succeeded by dumping all of their older, expensive assets for younger, cheap assets. In 2013, the eyes of most Astros fans won't be focused on their major league club, but instead on the prospects in the minor leagues. Houston may be in a new division in 2013, but the results will likely be the same as in 2012. Astros on TOC End of Season Post-Mortem Hope for the Hopeless 2013 Season Preview You May Say I'm A Dreamer (11:30 AM) 2013 Burning Question (12:45 PM) Nightmare Scenario (2:00 PM) X-Factor (3:15 PM) Top Ten Prospects (4:30 PM) Depth Chart (as of 2/11) C: Jason Castro 1B: Brett Wallace 2B: Jose Altuve SS: Tyler Greene 3B: Matt Dominguez LF: Chris Ca...
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