It will be a long year in 2013 for the Houston Astros and their fans.
As they enter the American League West, the Astros come off a season where they went 55-107 in the National League Central.
After 51 seasons in the National League, Houston will now be in the same division as its cross-state rivals, the Texas Rangers, the hard-slugging Los Angeles Angels and the defending champion Oakland Athletics.
It just will not be easy as the Astros settle into the American League.
With so many games against division rivals that hope to feast on them, it will be very hard for Houston to even match its record from 2012.
As it goes forward into the future, here are the five pitchers expected to be in the starting rotation when the season starts March 31 at home against those Rangers.