While things have been quiet in terms of actual moves thus far, the Houston Astros' offseason rumor mill is in full swing right now. There has certainly been plenty of talk about who the Astros' next manager is going to be, but there has also been no shortage of speculation about the Astros' potential strategy going into 2024 and even more folks that are trying to predict which free agents are going to land where.
In a lot of ways, this is the most fun part of the offseason because almost anything is still possible. All of the big names are still out there, so there is still technically a chance that the Astros could go wild even if it wouldn't make much sense logically. It is fun to dream. However, there is another side of the offseason scuttlebutt that could be indicating that this offseason could be far less than fun for Houston fans.
Here are 4 early offseason Astros rumors that should have fans very concerned
So much of what is said or shared publicly right now is posturing heading into free agency. Information isn't usually shared this time of the year without an agenda, so it is important to take a lot of it with a grain of salt. However, there is enough smoke around some of these rumors that they need to be in the back of folks' minds and they could very well end up being true which would be most unfortunate. Here are some of the more concerning ones.