As Oswalt told ESPN’s Buster Olney about his communications with Astros owner Drayton McLane:

“I just kind of asked…what they were thinking as far as which direction they’re going – do they plan to get young, or try to get some more players, or what direction are they going? They didn’t really have an answer for what they were going to do right now.”

4 Responses to “Roy Oswalt sums up everything that is wrong with the Houston Astros in two sentences”

  1. Paul Moro says:

    If/when Oswalt gets dealt, I wonder if Houston fans will turn on him. Or will they understand that their franchise is a mess and that he deserves a shot at a ring before he retires?

    I don’t think that Oswalt is going to maintain his current K rate so the Astros should make the deal sooner rather than later.

    • Millard Fillmore says:

      Being able to deal Roy while he is still effective is a blessing for the Astros and their fans. They will be able to get a few young farm hands that will give badly needed depth to their farm system.

  2. Danny O says:

    Baseball in that state is in a state.

  3. Millard Fillmore says:

    The fact that they do not know where they are going has been the issue since 2006. They are where they are because of very poor drafting for the last decade and neglecting their farm system. You have an owner that wants to win now, but he does not have a farm system to mesh with the signings of FA’s. They need to have a fire sale and approach their rebuilding in the style of the Marlins, Rays, and Twins. Focus on the farm system, draft, and let the young players play.

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