What is the best Houston Astros team of all-time?
1. 2019 Houston Astros
It is crazy to me how this team did not win the World Series. They got cold at the wrong time, and the Washington Nationals got hot at the right time. Even with the chill factor in affect, the Astros still pushed the World Series to seven games.
That is one of the reason this is the best Houston Astros team, among many others. They finished the regular season with an insane 107 wins, won the American League Division Series in five games, and then beat an absolutely loaded New York Yankees squad in six games.
All of the media that year had New York winning the championship, and they took them down almost like it was nothing. This time we still had Stassi and Maldonado behind the plate, but added Robinson Chirinos to the mix as well. The key additions that year was a true superstar Left Fielder, in Michael Brantley, and a crazy powerful Designated Hitter in Yordan Alvarez.
The pitching staff was just as dominant as the previous year, consisting of Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole, Zach Greinke, Jose Urquidy, and Colin McHugh, Ryan Pressly and a key closer in Roberto Osuna. The only possible hole in this squad is right fielder Josh Reddick, who managed a .728 OPS, which really is not that bad. This is a squad of all star caliber superstars, and should be remembered as such.
Potential Hall of Famers on the 2019 Houston Astros: Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa, Alex Bregman, George Springer, Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole and Zach Greinke.