Astros: Three Roster Bubble Questions for the ALCS

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 09: (L-R) Marwin Gonzalez
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BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 09: The Houston Astros celebrate defeating the Boston Red Sox 5-4 in game four of the American League Division Series at Fenway Park on October 9, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Houston Astros advance to the American League Championship Series. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /

The ALCS is quickly approaching on the horizon for the Astros and the roster still has a question or two. Or three.

As you should know by now, the Astros will play in the ALCS starting this Friday. Their opponent will be the Yankees. And the series should be a good one.

That said, the Astros’ ALCS roster is, more or less, set in stone. You gave the obvious names like Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa, Justin Verlander, George Springer, Dallas Keuchel, amongst others. We know who runs “Club Astros”.

The lesser known is who will fill out the final spots of the roster. At this point, it may come down to matchups with the Yankees. Also, a seven-game series is slightly different than a five-game series. An extra pitcher or two may come in handy.

Honestly, there will be a handful players left off the ALCS roster that probably deserve a spot. But when you play for an 101-win team, there will be hard choices.

So, who is on the roster bubble?