Like I posted before, I like to divide the season into thirds, a beginning, a middle and an end.
The end can't come soon enough.
After posting a 20-34 record through the first 54 games, the Astros have gotten worse. Dramatically worse.
15-39 over the middle third of the season. They've traded away any recognizable “star” talent that they could get rid of. They're saddled with overpaid and under-performing contracts.
And they're almost impossible to follow.
I took the time at the 1/3-mark to grade various areas of the team, but I don't have the stomach for it now.
This reminds me of my youth, growing up in Houston with the LAstros … or the Dis-Astros.
Oh how I long for Roger Metzger at shortstop.