Houston Astros Rumors: Three players with the most to lose in Spring Training

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Houston Astros GM Jeff Luhnow and owner Jim Crane (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Full team Spring Training is less than a month away. Let’s take a look at three Houston Astros players who have the most to lose during Spring Training.

After winning the 2017 World Series, the Houston Astros were able to avoid a disappointing season. The 2018 season saw the team put up a franchise record in wins and saw many players have career years while others struggled through injury after injury.

Sure, it would have been nice to see the Astros be the first team to go back-to-back in nearly two decades but that is a nearly impossible task. But, what was seen may have been an even better sign than just winning two championships. Houston proved this year that they’re here to stick around for the long haul. This isn’t a win-and-be-done team. This team is on the verge of a dynasty.

The vast majority of the Houston Astros roster remains intact for a second consecutive season. There is plenty of reason to believe that the roster, as currently constructed, could easily contend for another World Series and beyond. The journey to the 2019 World Series is visible on the horizon as Spring Training is less than a month away.

Many see Spring Training as useless as stats, good or bad, rarely translate to actual major league ball. Guys are getting back into the swing of things, recovering from injuries, or even trying out new things to see if they can improve anywhere in their game.

However, sometimes Spring Training can continue to reveal ugly truths about where players are at in their careers. Now, I don’t wish this on anyone, but Spring Training can show that there are guys who just don’t have what it takes anymore. So, let’s take a look at three guys who have the most to lose this Spring.

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