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Sad effort by Houston. This was a terrible trade for the Astros. Costanzo is a power hitting 3Bman, but struck out 157 times in AA and is already 24 years old. Decent prospect, but Geary is a 31 year old average-at-best middle reliever and Bourne is a 4th outfielder with good speed.

That's why they stink, poor decisions on personnel matters.

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Sad effort by Houston. This was a terrible trade for the Astros. Costanzo is a power hitting 3Bman, but struck out 157 times in AA and is already 24 years old. Decent prospect, but Geary is a 31 year old average-at-best middle reliever and Bourne is a 4th outfielder with good speed.

That's why they stink, poor decisions on personnel matters.

Well Bruntlett absolutely stinks ... so it was essentially Lidge for Bourn, Costanza, and Geary. Geary I throw out not that big a deal and Costanza has a lot of question marks. However, I have a higher opinion of Bourn than you. Think he could be a nice lead-off hitter and CF for them.

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Sad effort by Houston. This was a terrible trade for the Astros. Costanzo is a power hitting 3Bman, but struck out 157 times in AA and is already 24 years old. Decent prospect, but Geary is a 31 year old average-at-best middle reliever and Bourne is a 4th outfielder with good speed.

That's why they stink, poor decisions on personnel matters.

Absolutely agree! Doesn't seem to matter who the GM is for the 'Stros.

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Are they really moving Myers back into the rotation or preparing to use him as trade bate? Please Andy MacPhail in the name of all that is holy do not let them trade him to us. The only upside of that would be making Miguel Tejada, Melvin Mora and Jay Payton all look like GREAT clubhouse guys.

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