The Astros have never had a player named “Jermaine”

That I can remember, anyway. And that’s the only reason I can think of why the team might show an interest in Jermaine Dye, as suggested in this piece.

I don’t love Jason Michaels, but Dye’s bat is as dead as Richard Hidalgo’s. Sometimes it just goes, and Dye is 36. Dye hit .179/.293/.297 in the second half last year, showing decent numbers only against lefties. His outfield defense isn’t good anymore, so he can’t be a defensive replacement for Carlos Lee. More important, the Astros just aren’t in a position to be seeking a marginal win. They are in rebuilding mode.

So, does he give you offense? No reason to believe so. Does he give you defense? No. Does he make your team younger? No. Then we’re done here.


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