Are The Astros Good Enough To Make A World Series Run?
The Houston Astros are one of the few baseball franchises without a World Series championship, despite having some all-time great talents like Nolan Ryan, Roger Clemens, Randy Johnson, Jeff Bagwell, and many others. In 2005, they became the first Texas franchise to make it to the World Series but eventually lost to the Chicago White Sox.
After losing the World Series, the franchise was stuck in obscurity for almost a decade, before eventually turning things around in 2015. After winning the AL West in 2015, the team went in to the 2016 season with high aspirations, however, inconsistencies cost them a shot of making the playoffs in consecutive seasons, even though they finished with a winning record.
This year, the Astros are hoping to bounce back from last season’s disappointment and make a deep playoff run. However, they will have to deal with some tough competition in their division.
Houston Astros Odds To Win The AL West
- Houston Astros +120
- Los Angeles Angels +900
- Oakland Athletics +2500
- Seattle Mariners +300
- Texas Rangers +300
Despite a third place finish in the division last year, the Astros are the favorites to win the AL West this year. The Texas Rangers, who won the AL West last season and defeated the Astros in 15 of their 19 meetings have the second best odds to win the division, as do the Seattle Mariners.
Houston Astros Odds To Win AL Pennant
- Boston Red Sox +300
- Cleveland Indians +375
- Houston Astros +550
- Texas Rangers +1100
- Toronto Blue Jays +1100
- Seattle Mariners +1100
- New York Yankees +1200
Even though Houston didn’t make a major splash during the offseason, they are still a very talented team capable of defeating any team in a seven game series, which is probably why they have the third best odds of winning the American League Pennant. The question now is, are they as good as the Red Sox or Indians? We will find out soon enough.
Houston Astros Odds To Win The World Series
- Boston Red Sox +550
- Chicago Cubs +475
- Cleveland Indians +700
- Los Angeles Dodgers +700
- Washington Nationals +1000
- San Francisco Giants +1200
- Houston Astros +1200
- New York Mets +1200
There are five teams with better odds of winning the World Series, but the Astros have a fighting chance if they can remain healthy and avoid the mistakes that cost them last season.
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