We've heard the rumors for awhile now that Major League Baseball could be set for realignment, and that Houston could play a big part in that. Peter Gammons is reporting that Houston's ownership change is expected to go through in mid-November, and that it is expected to include a move to the American League.
Earlier today we heard that Theo Epstein had accepted a deal with the Chicago Cubs to be their new General Manager. That move, plus the realignment of the Astros, makes the NL Central a much tougher division for a small market team like the Pittsburgh Pirates.
In 2011, the Astros and Cubs finished under the Pirates in the standings. The Pirates finished with a combined 19-15 record against the two teams, and that might have been better if they would have avoided the four game...
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