The wonderful sport of baseball has started again and with it the beginning of the Jim Crane era for the Houston Astros. It's supposed to be a time of promise and hope for teams and fans across the league, but for the Astros, nothing is hoped for except a season with fewer than 100 losses.
The team is severely lacking premier major league talent as they have gone through a total rebuilding phase under their new owner, re-stocking the minor leagues and in turn depleting the major league team.
However, the youth of the team is something to look forward to, because the future of the team is here now. There is some talent on the squad and they have shown some promise this first week.
Like expected though, the team has also had plenty of negatives across the board showing that changes will need to be made to have a contender.
Sure, it is only the first week, and play from this time doesn't normally project how the season will pan out, but many positives and negatives can be taken from these games and can be monitored for the rest of the season.