Houston Astros, a Dynasty?

Houston Astros
Oct 27, 2022; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Astros have been in the World Series four times in the last six seasons. Every year after a big name leaves in free agency it seems like they will fall back into mediocracy, however, they do the exact opposite. Here I will break down all of the superstars that have left during this six year run and examine if a win in this years World Series makes them a dynasty.

Houston Astros Players that Left:

From Carlos Correa most recently to George Springer and Myles Straw a few seasons ago, this team replaces talent with talent at and extremely high rate. On the pitching side, losing Zach Greinke and Gerrit Cole, somehow their pitching has gotten even better.

Oct 27, 2022; Houston, TX, USA; World Series game one Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Every time the media and fans alike count this team out, they rebuild and come back even stronger. Replacing these players with youth that up to this point looks to have the potential to become even better than those who left.

Yordan Alvarez, Jeremy Peña, and Kyle Tucker have stepped up beautifully, not only in their absence, yet, in this postseason specifically.

With Another Ring, Are the ‘Stros a Dynasty?

Going to the World Series four times in six seasons, speaks for itself. However at the moment Houston only has one ring to show for their efforts. Will one more ring solidify their run as a dynasty?

With two different managers, different players in and out of the lineups and rotation. Somehow this team keeps ending up deep into the playoffs.

They have the most playoffs game of all teams with 79, the most playoff wins of any American League team with 48. At 48-31, a winning percentage of 61%, and again four appearances in the biggest series of the season, with at the moment one ring.

Oct 27, 2022; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker Jr. (12) Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

I think three things can happen for this Astros team with a World Series win. Dusty Baker can finally reach that pinnacle of having some hardware above his mantle. The Astros will have a ring nobody can tie a trash can too or add an asterisk next to it in the books. Lastly, Houston Astros 2017-2022 will go down as one of the best teams in history.

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