Houston Astros: 5 Bold Predictions for the 2018 season

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 28: Ken Giles /
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Will the Astros win more than 100 games again?

LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 01: Marwin Gonzalez – Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 01: Marwin Gonzalez – Getty Images /

The Astros sealed their second ever 100-plus win total ever in franchise history in route to a World Championship going 101-61. Their first 100 win season in 19 years. One hundred wins in a season is no small feat. In the history of Major League Baseball, teams have won 100 or more games only 102 times. To put that in perspective, that’s dating back to 1892. There’s some food for thought. In fact, last season there were three teams with more than 100 wins. The Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers and your Houston Astros.

According to Fan Graphs projections, the Astros are predicted to finish 98-64. In fact, they are anticipated to have the most wins in the MLB this year. Surprised? Not so much.

There have been a handful of teams that have won 3 straight 100 win campaigns let alone back to back. This Astros team is built to sustain dominance for the next decade. They only got better this offseason and kept the lineup intact. No step-back at all. I predict the Astros to win 100 or more games again this season.

My Bold Prediction: Astros finish 104-58, 1st Place in the American League.