Howdy, Astros faithful. And even the faithless – welcome.
2017 sets up as a big year. I say that figuratively, because surely nobody has jinxed this by making any premature predic…
Well – big, empty predictions deserve big, empty gestures. Which is all a way of saying:
Welcome to OWA: 40 for 40.
40 for 40?
You’ve heard of this thing, “30 for 30”?
Yeah, the acclaimed ESPN documentary series.
Yeah, this is going to blow that right out of the water. Listen to this: 40… for… 40.
Right, yes, I think I see where this is going.
Think about it, man. You log onto the Internet, you see “30 for 30” sitting there, and there’s “40 for 40” sitting, well, not right beside it, but in some similar sort of place.
40’s the key number here. 40 days, 40 nights. The 40/40 club. And, of course: the 40 man roster.
That’s right, intrepid reader, over the 40 days between now and Opening Day, you’re getting a preview of every player on the Astros’ 40 man roster.
What sort of value you will you, a novice writer with no experience in organized baseball, bring to me, an insanely passionate Astros fan paying absolutely nothing for this content?
Only in the (soon to be) acclaimed “OWA: 40 for 40” series will you get the answers to burning questions for every Astros player such as:
- Who am I?
- Why am I here?
- How did I get here?
- What are my strengths and weaknesses?
- What is my future with the Astros?
- What is my projected 2017 performance?
In this last category, you’ll see all the great projection systems:
- PECOTA, by Baseball Prospectus
- ZIPS, by FanGraphs
- MMWAG, by MusicMan’s Wild Ass Guesses
So bring in all of your favorite animals, male and female, because we’re setting sail for the next 40 days to see just what kind of club Mission Control has assembled.