• The Astros are an exciting team on the rise. The momentum is building.
• Many pieces have begun to fall into place, such as the television deal, developing popular stars like Jose Altuve, the arrival of George Springer. The team perception has improved.
• The Astros will be recognizing a pair of significant milestones this year. The team will honor long time second baseman Craig Biggio on his impending Hall of Fame induction, and this year marks the 10th anniversary of the Astros' only World Series team (2005).
Brian McTaggart is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.