Richard and Lee discuss Brett Oberholtzer and Paul Clemens’ major league debuts, talk about Chris Carter, Robbie Grossman’s call-up, and give props to Jose Altuve
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– The Stros Bros
After seven games played, 17 strike outs, and one hit in 27 plate appearances, the Astros optioned first baseman Brett Wallace to Triple-A Oklahoma City, and it comes a great news to me. I feel that Brett Wallace is on limited time in the Major Leagues and that he just isn’t going to pan out to be the highly touted prospect he once was. He’s had somewhat of a successful tenure in Houston, but I feel compelled to believe that he was transferred around from one organization to the next while never making an appearance at the Major League level is one of the more pieces of condemning evidence from early on the Brett Wallace was doomed to be a dud. I feel much more comfortable with Carlos Pena being at first base over Wallace, and even Chris Carter would be a better choice, in my opinion. After current highly touted prospect Jonathon Singleton had a breakout season in Double-A Corpus Christi, I came to the conclusion that barring an outstanding 2013 season, Brett Wallace was on borrowed time at the first base position in Houston, and the suspension of Singleton benefited Wallace as he was given sort of worry free situation about being able to hold onto the starting job at first without Singleton behind him, lurking and waiting for his chance to take the job away. Continue reading
As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, the Astros have traded Shortstop Jed Lowrie and pitcher Fernando Rodriguez to the Oakland A’s for Chris Carter, Brad Peacock, and minor leaguer Max Stassi. Astros mastermind General Manager Jeff Luhnow worked out another amazing trade, getting anybody to agree to take Fernando Rodriguez all on its own is a miracle, but getting more than what he’s worth is astounding. Continue reading