So instead, I wanna flash back to when the Astros weren't so hateable, and weren't so good. The 2009 season, back when they were still in the NL Central. Here are some customs of people of note that played for this team.
Russ Ortiz was a 20-game winner in 2003, by 2005 he had lost his mojo and by 2007 he was playing for the Orioles. Kinda sums things up. But after missing 2008 entirely, Ortiz tried to bounce back with the Houston Astros, started 13 games and did...alright. He had a 6.61 ERA as a starter, a 2-5 record, only 45 Ks. They shifted him to the bullpen, where he was a little better.
For tomorrow's A's post, we're going back to the year 2007.