The news of the day is that the Chron's Brian McTaggart doesn't want us to panic about the Astros. Yet. Despite their awful spring training play.
He makes several good points. Like about Roy Oswalt, Lance Berkman, [Correction: Lance Berkman is in camp. I apologize for the confusion.] Carlos Lee, and Miguel Tejada being away from the team at the moment because of the World Baseball Classic. And he gives the good news that this is giving a bunch of prospects plenty of time to get some good action under the command of the major league coaching staff -- though, truthfully, except for Chris Johnson, none of them are playing worth a crap.
So you know what? I'm not going to panic about the Astros poor play. But it's for none of those reasons. Instead, it's because I've always thought these Astros were going to suck, so I'm not surprised in any fashion by how badly these Astros are playing. Because that's just how bad they are. And it's not going to matter at all if Roy Oswalt and Lance Berkman are or are not in camp.