Three offseason questions for Astros after historic comeback falls short

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The Houston Astros are the second team ever to force a Game 7 after falling behind 3-0 in the MLB playoffs.

Now they’re the first team to do that — and then lose that Game 7.

No, there won’t be any 2004 Boston Red Sox magic for Houston, which started the year with a sign-stealing scandal and ended the regular season with a sub-.500 record, but looked a lot more like the defending American League champions in October. But it’ll be the Tampa Bay Rays who move on to the 2020 World Series.

Bradford Doolittle takes a look at where the Astros stand and answers three key questions for the club moving forward to 2021 and beyond.

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