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Of course, the Astros can’t completely shut down shop in the upcoming off-season. They do have to make decisions on Rule 5 protections, 40 man roster moves, and their own free agents.
But let’s say they decide to not pursue a big free agent like Aroldis Chapman, who if the Cubs win the WS with him closing games will be given the Miracle Mile as compensation. And what if they do not try to go after SP Rich Hill, who would want to be Very Rich Hill. Or they decide to not chase OFs Josh Reddick or Carlos Beltran or Matt Holiday.
What if the Astros decided to more or less stay pat and approach the 2017 season with the following:
What would happen if this was how the Astros started the season in 2017?