With a fourth pennant in six seasons secured, the Houston Astros and their sustained dominance remain the envy of the American League.
Of their previous three trips, only one ended in elation with the Commissioner’s Trophy coming home to Houston. In order for the Astros to vanquish their 2019 and 2021 World Series demons, they must continue much of what they’ve done all season, with only a few slight tweaks.
As the old adage goes, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” 106 wins and sweeping through the ALDS and ALCS is a far cry from broken. If Houston can address these five key areas of concern, continuity and question, the Astros faithful at Minute Maid Park will likely see a second gold World Series pennant unveiled in left field on Opening Day 2023.