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2018 AL West Preview: The Houston Astros

but what if they just moved back to the National League?

Sorry, Mom

2017: the Astros season in review:

High point of the season:

I believe this is what the kids call a “glow up.”

Low point of the season:

Strength of the 2017 team:

Weakness of the 2017 team:

Selected off-season additions and subtractions:


(Plus Tyler Clippard, Luke Gregerson, Francisco Liriano, Cameron Maybin, Jumbo Diaz, Mike Fiers, Juan Centeno, Michael Feliz, Colin Moran, Joe Musgrove, and a few more.)


(Plus Hector Rendon, Anthony Gose, Joe Smith (yes, really), Tim Federowicz, and Buddy Boshers.)

In a recent interview* with Jeff Luhnow he noted “We were tanking way before it was cool,” the GM recalled, patronizingly rolling his eyes behind lens-less glasses. “Now that everyone else is doing it we just decided, you know, to, like, not tank anymore. It went really well last season. We believe it could be the next big thing.”

*Note: Not a real interview