Originally Posted by russ99
I hope the Astros grab Buxton.
The top college pitchers look good, but there's no Strasberg there, and you never know how they'll turn out. A toolsy outfielder would be a better pick, especially with the bigger focus on offense in the AL.
Besides, they have some nice pitching prospects already, and look to add more in the midseason deals of Myers, Wandy Rodriguez and Carlos Lee.
According to Goldstein's list, Cosart is about it for their system. But they need pitching. They shot their best bullets with Pence, Oswalt and Bourne, but they have a lot of players and prospects that are interesting to show for it.
They may get lucky and get an A prospect for Myers, but I doubt it. Wandy and Lee won't bring much beyond salary relief. All 3 are overpaid. And that's the real mistake the Astros made that put them in this fix - just overpaid too many players.