Astros’ front office facing a new phase this off-season

The Astros entered a brand new phase in this off-season, something this particular front office had not had to face since taking over in Houston.

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Correa and Altuve and what went wrong in 2018

It may seem almost sinful to lump Carlos Correa‘s below average 2018 with Jose Altuve‘s 2018, which is really only below average for Mr. Altuve. But here’s the point. The Astros’ offense was down in 2018 from a universe leading 2017, down almost 100 runs (896 to 797 runs). And you don’t have to squint too hard to see that a big chunk of that could be attributed to Correa’s and Altuve’s off/injured years.

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