The Houston Astros are a bad ball club and will continue to be so long as owner Drayton McLane and general manager Ed Wade keep convincing themselves a 30-47 team is not too far from being a pennant contender.
It's time for the Astros to commit to doing the one thing McLane cannot bring himself to say:
A franchise lacking in quality big league talent, overloaded with aging, overpriced players, and a farm system bereft of immediate contributors needs help in a bad way.
That's where we come in.
Following is our 10-step approach to revive a team that made six playoff appearances and won a National League title between 1997-2005. Those days are gone, and in order to launch a new golden age of baseball in H-Town it's time for the Astros to go where Amy Winehouse won't.
Welcome to rehab....