From the AP:

The Houston Astros had one of the most anemic offenses last season and owner Drayton McLane Jr. showed he was willing to spend money to change that. Houston signed outfield Carlos Lee to a six-year, $100 million deal on Friday to bolster the worst offense in the National League. It was the largest contract in Astros history. Last season was Lee’s fifth straight with at least 30 home runs and 99 RBIs.

The Astros also signed pitcher Woody Williams to help a pitching staff that could be without Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte.

The Cubs have improved, the Astros have improved….can anyone say, without a doubt, that the Reds have improved?