Dare to dream:

Astros GM Ed Wade said the team has interest in bringing Willy Taveras to camp on a minor league deal if he clears waivers.

It makes me happy when NL Central teams do dumb stuff.

Funny how no one wanted the guy other than Walt Jocketty before last season, and all he’s probably going to get now is a minor league deal…but Jocketty deemed Taveras worthy of a two-year, multi-million dollar contract. Jocketty has definitely made strides toward redeeming himself, but geez, that was a stinker of a decision. And most of us knew it at the time. Not rocket science.

Oh well, Wee Willy is no longer a Red and there’s a chance he’ll be making outs for a rival club in 2010. Stuff like this makes me even more optimistic for the upcoming season (and I’m already getting too optimistic for anyone’s good).