My name is Jordan, and I've been an Astros fan since 2000. The year I truly fell in love was 2004, when Carlos Beltran morphed in Babe Ruth, crossed with Barry Bonds, and led the Astros on an unforgettable Playoff Run.
Times have been tough, to say the least, since that fateful night in 2005, when Orlando Palmeiro was mistakenly called out.
Instead of becoming a masochist for 162 nights out of the year, I decided to romanticize my outlook on the Astros, by turning my attention to the only form of hope we had: prospects.
The Astros had such a horrific farm system, at the time, that looking for prospects to latch onto was the equivalent of finding love on Tinder. I "swiped right" on guys like: Jio Mier, Jay Austin, TJ Steele, and JR Towles, only to have my heart broken again and again.
Things began to change when the Astros drafted toolsheds like George Springer and Delino DeShields, and unloaded their WS veterans for prospects like Jon Singleton and Jared Cosart. The long-awaited light at the end of the tunnel had finally poked through.
Then Jeff Luhnow took over in 2012, drafted Carlos Correa, orchestrated some savvy deals, and took strides to building one of the deepest, most-talented farm systems in baseball.
Around that time I resigned my position as Managing Editor of LibertyBallers.com – the site I founded in 2008 – to focus on my day-job.
Not surprisingly, a few months later, I got the urge to write again, and created this Tumblr Blog, titled 'Astros in 2016', in hopes that I would be foreshadowing the Astros next Playoff appearance.
I began dabbling in 2013 MLB Draft Prospect Profiles, and eventually joined the CrawfishBoxes.com crew, as a part-time draft/prospect writer.
My writing contributions took a huge hit over the last year, because things became extremely busy at my real job.
However; my passion for the Astros runs as deep as ever, and I know this organization is on the cusp of something great.
No matter how busy I get, I want a place where I can share my passion with fellow Astros fans, and document the Astros' journey to baseball greatness.
So, that's what I'll be doing here. I can't promise a steady flow of content, and I plan to continue to contribute to CrawfishBoxes.com – if they'll have me – but I can't let this upcoming transformation of the Astros, from laughing stock, to Dynasty, go undocumented.
Join me, if you will. I'm no expert, by any means, but I promise it'll be fun. If nothing else, we can look back in 10 years and look at all the stupid shit I said.