Each MLB Team's Nightmare 2019-20 Offseason Scenario

Bleacher Report
Each MLB Team's Nightmare 2019-20 Offseason Scenario
Each MLB Team's Nightmare 2019-20 Offseason Scenario

Houston Astros: The Luxury Tax Scares Them into Submission The Houston Astros are fresh off letting a 3-2 series lead slip in the World Series, but that was nonetheless their second World Series appearance in three years. Plus, all three have featured over 100 regular-season wins. Any franchise riding a wave like this should have no qualms about spending what it must to keep it up. To wit, the Astros should be willing to back up a big enough truck to re-sign Gerrit Cole and make sure all their other needs are also filled. However, team owner Jim Crane told reporters he'd "prefer not to" trigger any luxury-tax penalties. Because the Astros are already projected well over the $208 million threshold,

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