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Astros GM E-Mails Fans With Reassurance Of Team's Rebuilding Process
Published August 15, 2012
GAME PLAN: In Houston, Randy Harvey writes when Luhnow begins "thinking about playing in the American League, is there any more cause for optimism than there would be if the Astros were staying in the National League, where they’re already at the bottom?” Harvey: “In interleague play this season, the Astros had a 6-9 record. If they won at that rate for an entire season, they’d finish with a mere 97 losses. That’s better than the 106 they lost last season and the 108 they’re on pace to lose this season.” The Astros “can’t count on teams getting worse,” they “have to get better.” Luhnow said that “will be easier, at least in terms of competing with the Angels and Rangers for free agents, if they sell more tickets, which means more money” (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 8/15).