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Chart: Astros futility

  • March 29, 2013 - 1:14 PM

A closer look at futility

Facts about the Astros:

• They are 111-213 over the past two seasons, a .343 winning percentage.

• Their $25 million projected Opening Day payroll would be baseball’s smallest since the 2008 Marlins were at $21 million.

• They are joining the American League this year after playing in the National League from 1962 to 2012, including the first three years as the Houston Colt .45s.

• Since 1900 only two major league teams have switched leagues: the Astros and the Brewers, who jumped to the National League in 1998.

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