Opinion: Are the Houston Astros in Trouble?

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It is currently May 2, and the Houston Astros sit at a .500 record (11-11), third in the American League West and are 3.5 games back from the AL West leading Los Angeles Angels.

Before the season began, Houston was projected as one of the World Series favorites and had made five consecutive American League Championship Series appearances. The biggest question coming into the year was how rookie shortstop Jeremy Peña would fare, after the loss of Carlos Correa.

With the Astros currently sitting at a .500 record after 22 games, are they in trouble?

The short answer is that it is too early into the season to tell, but I will try my best at sharing my thoughts.