Sunday, February 24, 2013

Astros Begin New Era in the American League

Astros Begin New Era in the American League: When you look out on the field at Minute Maid Park this year and don’t recognize anyone don’t worry about it. You will not be the only one.

The 2013 MLB season will mark a new era for the Houston Astros. It will be their second full season under current owner Jim Crane. It will be their first in the American League, first with Bo Porter as the manager, and their first in new uniforms.

But is it is likely going to be the same old Astros.

There was once a time when they were in contention for their division title on a regular basis. It wasn’t too long ago that they made it to the World Series for the first time in franchise history, but ever since the team was swept by the Chicago White Sox in the’05 World Series it has been all downhill for baseball fans in Houston.

Since then the team has only finished above .500 twice (’06 and ’08), but the last two seasons have seen them reach record lows when it comes to losing. After losing a franchise record of 106 games in ’11 they followed up with 107 losses in ’12...(for full post follow link to MVPTexas)

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