The non-waiver trade deadline passed with relative silence for the Astros. There was no trade for Lamb, Loretta or Lidge although Loretta to the Mariners was rumored until just about the last minute. Only thing they managed to do was dump Ensberg and some cash on to the Padres for a player to be named later or cash back.
I wish Morgan Ensberg the best. He has to be happy he’s going home to Southern California and to a contender to boot. Morgan has always been a classy guy and I’ve always respected him as a person. His parting words to the Astros fans in Houston yesterday included phrases like "Hello to Astros fans from the unemployment line." and "If you would like a player who looks at too many pitches and only swings when one is right in the heart of the strike zone, please give me a call."
At least he hasn’t lost his sense of humor. I’m sure a change of scenery will do wonders for Ensberg. Good luck Morgan with your new team. Hope you do great in the playoffs, unless of course, by some miracle the Astros end up facing you.