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The Astros are heading to Philadelphia today in anticipation of tomorrow’s season-opener at the Phillies, which is scheduled for a 12:05 p.m. CT first pitch. It should be in the mid 40s with a chance of rain at first pitch.
No matter what you think of the Astros’ chances this season, if you’re a baseball fan you should be feeling some excitement on this day. With the Astros’ 25-man roster now set, we should have a better idea of they’re going to do this season.
Assuming their starting pitching stays healthy, it should have them in better shape than most of the prognosticators and predicting. The two keys for me are getting off to a quick start — which has been a huge problem in recent years — and staying healthy, which has already been an issue. The Astros don’t have much depth.
So, let’s have it. What are your predictions for the upcoming season.