10 Years Later: How the Houston Astros Got to This Point

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In Conclusion

Mar 6, 2015; Jupiter, FL, USA; Houston Astros manager

A.J. Hinch

(14) address reporters in the dugout prior a spring training baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

There is no instant fix to this team after all of the losing. There are fans who just do not and will not get it for a while. A lot of people lump all of these years together as a failure. The ownership change, the moves, it all seems wasteful to them. I talk to people to this day that are hurt Hunter Pence was dealt. Unfortunately for Luhnow, he cannot expect them to understand.

His job is to make believers out of them, you, and me at any cost possible. His job now becomes to put a winner on the field, even if it is only 83 wins. Even if the Astros have a September collapse and miss the postseason, even if not all of these prospects are good, the tools are there, and Houston is hungry. I believe the last ten years have been difficult on all of us, and some fans may never come back. To those who stayed, be patient just a little longer. The fun may begin sooner than you think.

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