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Houston Astros: Picking Their All-Time Best Team Position by Position
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The Houston Astros' organization is relatively young for baseball. They weren't established until 1962 as the Houston Colt .45's.

Now, I've been tasked with picking the Astros' all-time greatest team, and I had to dig deep for this one. Because the Astros I know best have Carlos Lee and Wandy Rodriguez leading the way.

But their franchise, despite just one World Series appearance, has its fair share of historic names attached to it. Legendary pitchers like Nolan Ryan and Roger Clemens have graced the mound for the 'Stros, and hitters like Joe Morgan and Ken Caminiti have crowded the batter's box.

To be fair, you won't find any of those names on this list. My criteria for picking any all-time team is that they play a significant amount of time with the organization and put up absolutely stellar numbers in their Houston careers. 

Name recognition means nothing. This is about putting together the best team possible with all Astros players.

If I do say so myself, I believe the following 10 ball players would be pretty formidable in the playoffs.

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