Despite making a valiant effort to come back from a deficit in the ALCS, the Houston Astros' 2023 season came to an end against the Rangers after the Astros failed to win a single game at home. While making it to the league championship series yet again is a tremendous accomplishment, that is little consolation considering the Astros couldn't close against a Texas team that they had dominated in the regular season.
With the Astros' exit, the focus now turns to the offseason which is going to be very interesting to say the least. This is going to be Dana Brown's first full offseason as general manager and beyond the fact that it looks like Houston's front office is going to have to replace manager Dusty Baker, the Astros are also likely to see several players not come back next season.
Here are 4 Astros players that won't be back for the 2024 season
Unlike a lot of teams around the league, the Astros don't have a ton of decisions to make immediately after the end of the 2023 season. The don't have any team or mutual contract options to make decisions on and their pending free agent class has some notable players, most of their core remains under contract through at least next season. The nontender deadline is also likely to pass without incident, although extensions for key arb-eligible guys like Framber Valdez and Kyle Tucker are likely to be at the top of the Astros' priorities this offseason.
Let's take a look at the Astros players that are likely to not be back for the 2024 season.