In his first season as a major league manager, Bo Porter has his work cut out for him.
His Houston Astros, brand new members of the American League West, lost an astounding 107 games last season.
And in joining what is arguably the best division in baseball, things may well be even worse.
The Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels are undeniable powerhouses, the Seattle Mariners have a revamped and formidable offense to go with their usual strong pitching, and as the reigning AL West champs, the Oakland A's can not be ignored.
Where does that leave the Astros? Dead last, by a country mile.
To avoid such a horrendous fate in his debut campaign, Porter must make several things click with his team that, despite all the losing, does have at least a little potential.