ASTROS 2017 CHAMPS

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S. Carter

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - MAY 07: Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros tosses his bat as he watches his three run home run in the third inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 7, 2017 in Anaheim, California. The Astros won 5-3. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Seth Carter, Staff Writer

So far this MLB season is seems as though the Houston Astros are the real deal. Since they declined in 2011 barely winning fifty-five games they have been the prime rebuilding story. They have kept their superstar in Jose Altuve. They have bolstered their team with young talent in Carlos Correa, and Alex Bregman. Now their pitching is throwing very well and they have are tied with the Nationals for the first team in baseball to reach twenty wins. This start to the 2017 season is remarkable and shows just how good this team could be. What makes this start unique is when the Astros declined and start rebuilding sports magazine, Sports Illustrated printed on the front page of their magazine “Houston Astros your 2017 champs.” This is obviously a bold claim from almost seven years ago that everyone discredited and now people are starting to realize they may be the real deal this year. So I predict that within the next five years the Astros will win the World Series and after they do many teams will follow suit and rebuild like they did. By first getting ready of the old guys on the team making too much money and getting some solid draft picks.. I am not saying to get rid of solid veterans but when they no longer contribute to the team it is time to let them know.  Teams in the MLB need young players and more specifically young pitching. Young pitchers that you can build on and mold into a Justin Verlander type player are plentiful in the draft, but many teams draft them and cannot make that dream a reality. If you want to have a shot at a title teams must be willing to try and rebuild from the ground up.