3 Houston Astros leaving after ALCS loss to Rangers

For the first time in what seems like a decade, the Houston Astros will not make a World Series appearance.  

A Houston-Philadelphia World Series rematch felt like a guarantee as both teams went home with 3-2 advantages in their respective championship series. 

Houston was dominant on the road, but could not win in front of their home fans at Minute Maid Park. 

It's been a very, very long career for Dusty Baker. At 74 years old, he still feels as though he has something left to give, but the Astros may not agree.  

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Baker is on a one-year contract with Houston. His age, as well as the failure to reach another World Series this season, could signal the end for a man 

Dusty Baker and the Astros view Martin Maldonado as another member of their pitching staff, so it makes sense that he hits under the mendoza line on a regular basis.  

He's my field general," Baker told Yahoo Sports earlier this season. "Yainer right now is at West Point learning war strategy, whereas Maldy's already been at war." 

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