We’re headed down to the great state of Texas for today’s ORSP.  Hey!  Remember that hanging slider Lidge through Pujols in the 2005 NLCS?  Has anybody figured out where it landed yet?

Biggest Additions: Clint Barmes, Bill Hall, Ryan Rowland-Smith

Biggest Subtractions: Matt Lindstrom, Felipe Paulino, Brian Moehler, Geoff Blum

Offseason Review: About the best thing that the Houston Astros did this offseason was… well… put the team up for sale.  It was not a pretty offseason for the Lonestar State’s southernmost team.  Clint Barmes was their big-name acquisition, and that’s not much of a name.

Season Preview: Brace yourselves, ‘Stros fans.  It’s going to be a long season.  But, unless you’re hopelessly optimistic, you already knew that.  I’m not sure what else to say, but at least they might finish ahead of the Pirates… might.

Final Record: 69-93, 5th in the NL Central