2011 was the Houston Astros' first 100-loss season. They came in at 56-106, the worst record in baseball. They, um, restructured their payroll, trading Jeff Keppinger, Hunter Pence and Michael Bourn at the trade deadline.
So, what's the silver lining here? The Astros should be a very young and entertaining team to watch in 2012.
You've seen Major League, right? What exactly is the Astros team concept? As Charlie Donovan once mused "Some of these guys are furniture movers!"
Hey, this is baseball. Perhaps, even more than in Hollywood, anything can happen.
Here are 10 furniture-moving Astros worth watching in 2012.