Wednesday night's battle against the Kansas City Royals may prove to be the most anticipated game of the season for the Houston Astros. That's because top prospect George Springer finally got the call he's been waiting for since the Astros selected him in the first round of the 2011 draft, and is set to make his major league debut at Minute Maid Park.
It almost feels like a landmark moment for a franchise that has been in full blown rebuilding mode for the better part of three seasons. Springer represents a new wave of talent that general manager Jeff Luhnow hopes will be the catalysts for their turn around and ascension up the AL West standings.
It will take more than one piece, obviously, but Springer is the first, which adds to the buzz and, fairly or unfairly, to the expectations. It's with the former in mind that the Astros are calling Wednesday #SpringerDay in Houston. But Luhnow decided he really wanted to tap into the excitement of Springer's arrivial while also in some smallRead More »from Astros GM gives away free tickets on Twitter ahead of George Springer's debut