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Astros: AL West division title will be tougher to win in 2020

To say the Astros have dominated the AL West the past three seasons would be putting it mildly. They won the division by an average of 12.3 games from 2017-2019. They also went a combined 56-20 against their division foes in 2019, which was the best mark in baseball.

But this offseason hasn’t been ideal for the Houston faithful. First, the Astros lost co-ace Gerrit Cole to the Yankees in free agency. Wade Miley, Will Harris and Robinson Chirinos also departed. Then the sign stealing scandal hit, costing GM Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch their jobs.