Analysis

Climbing Out of the Canyon – Part 2

Climbing Out of the Canyon – Part 2

On Saturday, I started the Climbing Out of the Canyon series with Part 1, which previewed the 2007 Cardinals. Continuing on down the '06 final standings, I'm ready for Part 2 and the Houston Astros.
Phil Garner's squad was almost able to capitalize on St. Louis' late-season collapse--but close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. They finished at 82-80, 1.5 games out of the division lead, and failed to make the playoffs. A look at their tumultuous offseason, according to the ESPN Hot Stove Index:
ADD: Carlos Lee, OF; Mark Loretta, IF; Woody Williams, SP; Jason Jennings, SP; Miguel Asencio, SP
DROP: Aubrey Huff, CI/OF; Andy Pettitte, SP; Russ Springer, RP; Taylor Buchholz, SP; Jason Hirsh, SP; Willy Taveras, CF
They have one remaining free agent. They call him Rocket. Here's...

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a FREE copy of the 2016 Prospect Guide. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

Analysis

More in Analysis

taylor-hearn-3-wm-92716

Instructs Report: Taylor Hearn Makes an Adjustment to His Mechanics

Tim WilliamsSeptember 28, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Pirates Officially Eliminated From the Playoffs After Loss to Cubs, Giants Win

Alan SaundersSeptember 28, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Pirates Notes: Clint Hurdle Discusses the Upcoming Off-Season

Alan SaundersSeptember 27, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Zach Phillips Making the Most of His Audition With the Pirates

Alan SaundersSeptember 27, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Pirates Notes on Felipe Rivero, Chad Kuhl, and Injury Updates

Alan SaundersSeptember 26, 2016
Nick Kingham TW 7816 3

Is Nick Kingham a Rotation Option For the Pirates in 2017?

Tim WilliamsSeptember 26, 2016

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2016 Pirates Prospects