Look no further than the 2010 Houston Astros (27-45 overall entering Thursday’s game) as a prime example of this No. 1 reason to begin thinking and claiming “sell” by midseason, which is less than 10 games away.
Sadly, though, there two other teams in addition to the Astros with records indicating they are 20 (or more) games under .500—Pittsburgh (25-45) and Baltimore (19-51).
And it has to be extremely difficult to be a Baltimore Orioles fan right about now.
It’s frustrating for Astros and Pirates fans as well, don’t get me wrong.
Anytime you, as a fan, are more used to your team losing than winning, it’s a tough pill to swallow.
But it also means there may be hope for the future, especially if your team has players that other clubs are interested in pursuing.
With the midseason right around the corner, absolutely think “sell, sell, sell” if your team falls into this No. 1 category.
The trade deadline is quickly approaching, and with the midseason on the horizon as well, it’s that time of year to begin contemplating, “Will my team be buyers or sellers at the halfway point of 2010?”
Hopefully this made things a little more clear.
As an Astros fan, all I can do is hope and pray for the right moves to be made in rebuilding Houston into a baseball city.
Denton Ramsey may be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org