Houston Astros 09-10 Season Recap
The Houston Astros continue to flounder in the National League Central division because of an owner and general manager who both believe the team is way more talented than it actually is.
Houston did manage to finish only 10 games below .500 and just a game out of third place in the N.L. Central, but don't let that fool you. Their division is so poor that it inflates their win total, meaning they are nowhere close to being a .500 club.
The Astros finally came to grips with their plight near the trade deadline this season, electing to deal key veterans Roy Oswalt and Lance Berkman to contending clubs.
In return, the Astros received some top prospects who can help try to restock one of the worst farm systems in all of baseball.
Look for Houston to remain relatively quiet on the free agent market in the offseason, opting to go for a full rebuild and not fool their fans (and themselves) into thinking they might be a contender next year.
Things are really ugly in Houston right now, and there are no signs of improvement in the near future. The cupboard is bare in terms of minor league talent, and there isn't much to get excited about at the major league level, either.