The Ultimate YIE Post

This is the ultimate YIE (Yes, It’s Early) post. The Astros have played 4 whole games and have not even gone through the rotation once. If this were a 26.2-mile marathon, the team would be just past the half-mile marker. But after many months of speculative writing, it is undoubtedly fun to finally write about the results of real games. So what did we glean from the first series as the Astros beat the Angels three out of four?

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Opening Day questions for loyal readers

A month and a half ago, Opening Day seemed like it might not occur until May…June…..pick a month. But somehow, money or the potential loss drove the MLB and MPBPA to agree that allowed the Spring Training to start late but somehow supported an entire season in 2022. Imagine money doing that.

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Astros 2022: Wrapping up the questions

Heading into Spring Training, there were several questions for the Astros to resolve before starting the 2022 season. These included the resolution of the SS situation with Carlos Correa‘s free agency, the manning of the centerfield position with Jake Meyers out, the makeup of the starting rotation with Lance McCullers injured and Justin Verlander coming off his injury, and the makeup of the bullpen with a 28 man roster to start the season.

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Correa signing tops wild and wooly 24 hours of Houston sports

Two long-awaited actions hung over Houston sports fandom throughout this offseason. One was the eventual dumping of scandal-plagued Texans’ QB Deshaun Watson and the other was the eventual landing spot of Astros’ shortstop Carlos Correa. In retrospect, the scandal attached to Correa’s name is a molehill compared to the mountain looming over Watson for the last year-plus.

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