Analysis

Know Your Enemy – Houston Astros

Know Your Enemy – Houston Astros

This is the first in a series of 5 articles that will try to get Pirate fans inside the organizations of the Pirates' NL Central opponents. I explained the rationale behind these articles here.

First up will be the Houston Astros.  Frankly, I am shocked that it has finally sunk into Drayton McLane's head that he needs to rebuild.  There is an outside chance that Ed Wade sent him on a trip around the world during the trading deadline and didn't tell him about Roy Oswalt and Lance Berkman being traded.  For the past few years, McLane has held steadfast to the premise that he could just reload and be right in the thick of the NL Central.

Payroll Committments 2011-2014 (does not include arbitration or min-scale players)

2011 -- $35.25 million

2012 -- $24.50 million

2013 -- zero
...

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system, with rates lower than $2.25 per month. 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

(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Fourth Inning Haunts Morton As Rockies Shutout Pirates 5-0

Pete EllisAugust 30, 2015
Photo credit: Sean McCool

Tyler Glasnow Not in the Mix For a September Call-Up

Sean McCoolAugust 30, 2015
(Photo credit: David Hague)

Pirates Trying to Manage the Workloads For Their Big Three Relievers

Tim WilliamsAugust 30, 2015
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Happ Stays Hot in Pirates’ 4-3 Victory over Rockies

Pete EllisAugust 30, 2015
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Gregory Polanco Does it All in Pirates’ 5-3 Victory Over Rockies

Pete EllisAugust 29, 2015
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Josh Harrison Returning to the Super Utility Role For Now

Tim WilliamsAugust 28, 2015

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 © 2015 Pirates Prospects