My campaign for Jennings was a roaring success! The Astros not only traded for JJ, but they traded away 2 of the 3 guys I wanted gone this off season in Hirsh and Buchholz.
So it’s time to set my gun sights on the last remaining target–Morgan Ensberg. Look, it’s really not personal. I think Mo is a great guy. I have talked to him before, he’s very sincere and he’s not a prima donna like Hirsh. But, let’s face it, until he gets his head together, the constantly changing batting stances, hiding injuries, thinking too much, are just more reasons why some people think he’s a head case.
I really don’t know what to make of it anymore, except like David Carr, the ownership and management just seem to love his potential…well, you know what they say about potential–it’s like two birds in the bush. I really hadn’t intended a pun there, but….VY, Reggie, anyone???
The Astros can have two birds in hand by signing Huff, who apparently is waiting for divine intervention so he doesn’t have to leave home–oh Tim P–sign the man, he’s waiting for your call…and trading MoBerg for a much needed lefty bullpen arm and a couple of position player prospects that the Astros sorely lack in their farm system. A third baseman and a utility guy with pop in his bat who can play short and 2nd would be really, really nice….
C’mon, Tim P., you agreed with my suggestion that the Stros needed to get Jennings and that Buchholz and Hirsh were only "potential"…make my Christmas very merry by giving me that 2nd lefty arm in the bullpen and trading away the 5 million dollar head case who’s manning 3rd base!