So, another team, not named the Astros, has ended a long term world championship drought. The 2016 season is over and we are “enjoying” the first weekend without baseball in a long time. Maybe you checked out when the Astros missed the playoffs, maybe you checked out earlier than that, but now is the time to re-fuel and gear up for 2017.
As the off-season just begins – here are ten questions about the Astros for you:
- Which position requires the most help?
- Which position will the front office provide the most help?
- Are there any parallels (other than a long, long drought without a championship) that you can draw between the Astros and the Cubs?
- Jose Altuve was easily the best Astro in 2016. Who will be the best Astro in 2017?
- Who will be the big comeback story for the Astros in 2017?
- Which of the Astros who made their debut in 2016 and struggled will turn it around in 2017?
- If you were offered a 92 win season for the ‘Stros right now – would you take it?
- Between Chris Devenski, Joseph Musgrove, Alex Bregman and Yulieski Gurriel – are any of them a mirage?
- Is it more critical for the Astros to get improved offense or improved pitching in 2017?
- How will the Astros survive now that the Pat Neshek era is over?