American League West

Astros wear orange but have a better blueprint than Dodgers

Astros wear orange but have a better blueprint than Dodgers

Three weeks after the Houston Astros won the World Series, Carlos Correa was back in a training facility less than 20 miles from his team’s home stadium.

“The World Series didn’t make us comfortable,” Correa said.

In the coming days and weeks, the All-Star shortstop worked out alongside a group of teammates that included Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman and Marwin Gonzalez.

This band of 20-somethings wasn’t the only Astros feeling restless. Months after trading for Justin Verlander, Jeff Luhnow’s front office acquired Gerrit Cole from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Meanwhile, the team that pushed the Astros to a seventh game in the World Series didn’t make any intentional...

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