Geez. 35-69 after 108 games. It's almost impossible to remember my last look at the train wreck we call the 2012 Houston Astros, when I recalled how they were so close to .500 at 22-23. They stumbled to finish the first 54 games at 23-31.
Since then, they have just been pathetic. There is no positive spin here, other than the "rebuilding phase" cop out. They went 12-38 over the second third of the season. But they have been worse than the record reflects.
They have the potential to be one of the worst teams in major league history. Their run differential is already one of the largest ever, and there's no reason to believe they won't finish the season below .300.
Plain and simple, the Astros are awful.