If the Astros have any hopes of salvaging the 2007 season they have to make some really tough decisions for the franchise, easy ones for the fans. They need to trade or cut Adam Everett, Morgan Ensberg, Jason Lane, Humberto Quintero, Orlando Palmeiro, and Brian Moehler at the very least. Ausmus gets a pass for right now because he actually has a higher batting average than the rest of the rabble hogging Astros roster spots.
None of the position players listed above except for Ausmus has a batting average of over .216. These guys are scrubs and they need to go if Drayton McLane really wants a winner in 2007. Time to say to **** with loyalty, to **** with giving people a chance for the 5th time. "If you don’t perform, you don’t have a job" should be the message to the likes of Ensberg, Lane and Palmeiro especially.
The Astros have over $10 million tied up in these losers. Get rid of them and you can replace them with AAA guys who can’t perform any worse and will play for a pittance. That would leave the Astros over $8 million to spend for a player they can trade for before July 31st–Troy Glaus anyone?