It is the dog days of winter when the baseball news comes out in spikes (Cue the Gerrit Cole signing) surrounded by flat lines or small lukewarm blips tied to vague rumors (Cue the Brewers are close to trading an OF, but we don’t know which one or if the Astros are involved).
When a team somehow winds its way through the many land mines of three playoff series to win the ultimate prize it is easy to fixate on the few big heroes. But the Astros win was more than an Altuve, Correa, Springer, Verlander production. Here is a look at how each Astro helped the team grab the ultimate prize.
Remember when fans and media talked of Astros’ moves as just shuffling chairs on the Titanic? Not anymore! Now, other teams like the Red Sox, Indians and Rangers are looking on in disbelief as the World Champion team has arguably improved in the offseason after its best season in history.
Today is a return to an oldie but goodie – What They Said, What They Meant. As always, an Astros related quote is posted followed by what they really meant to say.
The Astros have had a handful of mega star players over the past 50 years. In fact, before 2012 or so, the names synonymous with the organization were named Bagwell and Biggio. Now that Houston has won its first World Series with a bevy of up-and-coming superstars, the game has been joined.
Today, we’ll kick off an Astros’ Best of the Best series. We’ll look at all positions, from the top down in the coming weeks leading up to opening day. (By special request, please limit discussions to today’s topic and don’t jump ahead!)