The Houston Astros, under new owner Jim Crane, are trying to rebuild a team that lost over 100 games last season. Very much removed from the World Series runner-up Astros of 2005, the current team is full of young, unproven players who will eventually lead the team back to the playoffs...well, in theory.
Former GM Ed Wade did his best over the last few seasons to make the Astros younger, trade high-payroll players, and acquire young and promising prospects. Now it is Crane and new GM Jeff Luhnow's turn to take those players and an A+ 2012 draft class and turn Houston back into a baseball city. Here's a look at some moves that were made in the hope that that will happen.