I would think 4 to 5 years would be a realistic rebuilding period. We were severely hampered by Carlos Lee's SIX year deal! He bankrupted the franchise; thus, we had to part with Hunter Pence, Michael Bourn, etc.! BUT, the nightmare is coming to an end. Let the REAl rebuilding begin! Stay thirsty, my friend! (Can I say that?????) Yeah, baby!!
PS - I told my mom not to have that SON tattoo inked on her shoulder!!
It's worth repeating once again. It is beyond extremely likely that no one on the present roster will still be here in three years.
Our current staff is representative of a mediocre AAA team, currently playing over their heads.
You can see the inexperience with the little things like base running and relay throws to the bases.
These current guys are merely care-takers; guys we put out there in MLB uniforms so as to avoid forfeit.
It's not their fault that they cannot compete; they try their best, but they just don't have it.
Right now, they are falling on the grenade to buy the farm system time to develop talent, experience and depth.
They are the equivalent of cannon-fodder, so I can't get mad at their ineptness and lack of talent.
It’s sad that they are in this position, but our farm system was non-existent, and what we are seeing now just had to be done.
"It is beyond extremely likely that no one on the present roster will still be here in three years."
So in other words, you're calling it a virtual certainty that Altuve will be off the roster by July of 2015?
"The true rebuilding only starting in earnest last year when Drayton had the deal in-place to sell the team. He would never have allowed a full rebuild like this due to not wanting to risk cutting into his bottom line."
The first part is true. The second is your typical hate Drayton bull sh--. If he were younger he would be doing the same thing we are doing now.Rebuilding.