HOUSTON – It is finally time to play ball in Major League Baseball after the owners’ side and players association pushed aside their differences and got a deal in place that will get this season underway in about a month.
While the two sides’ relationship is not healthy, they will focus now on getting in this 2020 season and crowning a World Series champion this fall.
Can the Astros get back and try to win again like they did in 2017?
Last year, they fell just short in a series loss to the Washington Nationals. Now in 2020, the club remains a favorite and is loaded across the board. Even with co-ace Gerritt Cole departing to wear the pinstripes, the talent pool remains deep for new skipper Dusty Baker.
There are questions to be answered, of course, like any club as the Astros lock-in on opening day.
What happens now for the Astros with the deal done?
The Astros have put in their own work during this long break and most players will arrive for the start of training ahead of schedule. That will definitely be the case for the hitters. Camps open July 1 so Wednesday will be the big day at Minute Maid Park as the guys report on day one.
How will the season schedule play out?