No Houston Pro Team Has Been as Good for as Long as These Astros

No Houston Pro Team Has Been as Good for as Long as These Astros

HOUSTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 07: Jake Meyers #6 and Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros congratulate each other at home plate after scoring during the 4th inning of Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Chicago White Sox at Minute Maid Park on October 07, 2021 in Houston, Texas.No George Springer or Gerrit Cole on the Houston Astros in 2021. No Charlie Morton or Dallas Keuchel, either. Former top executives Jeff Luhnow and A.J. Hinch are long gone, and Justin Verlander didn’t throw a pitch this season.Just five players have remained on the roster for all four seasons since Houston hoisted the 2017 World Series trophy. That churn is inevitable in a sport in which prospects develop into stars and then cash out in free agency. Less predictable has been the Astros’ sustained excellence over those years, and the franchise’s ability to position itself to keep winning in 2022 and beyond. Long-term success is what only the smartest and most resourceful franchises achieve, and Houston’s 2021 playoff appearance looks like neither the end…View Original Post

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