Kiss 'Em Goodbye: Houston Astros

The rebuild will take some time, but eventually this team will be elite again

Originally Published: September 17, 2010
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Getty ImagesChris Johnson is one reason for hope in Space City.

Kiss 'Em Goodbye is a series focusing on MLB teams as their postseason dreams fade -- whether in September (or before), the League Division Series, League Championship Series or World Series. It combines a broad overview of this season from Buster Olney, a take from Baseball Prospectus, a look toward an immediate 2011 move courtesy of Rumor Central and Kevin Goldstein's farm-system overview. You can find all the teams on one page by going here.

Now, it's time to kiss the Houston Astros goodbye.


For the full breakdown from all angles -- Olney's take, BP's take, Rumor Central's ideas and buzz and notes about the farm system -- you need to be an ESPN Insider.