On November 18th, 2011, Major League Baseball approved the sale of the Houston Astros to Jim Crane. The main condition of the sale? Crane agreeing to a move that will see the Astros move from the National League Central to the American League West, joining the Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners.
With the 2012 MLB schedule already set at the time of the purchase, the earliest the Astros can move to the AL West is in 2013. But when that time comes, will they be ready to compete in the division?
Read on to find out.