Astros betting on patience 

February, 5, 2013
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Jeff LuhnowBob Levey/Getty ImagesJeff Luhnow has stripped the Houston Astros' roster down. The question is how much time he has to build it up.
All of the baseball moons and stars have aligned for a memorable 2013 season for the Houston Astros, in the way that the '62 Mets and the 2003 Detroit Tigers are remembered. To rival talent evaluators, there is no question that Houston will struggle for victories.

"What you question is, how bad can they be?" said an NL official.