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No. 90: Houston Astros

Ultimate Standings 2012

Updated: September 10, 2012, 1:16 PM ET
By Doug Mittler | ESPN The Magazine

Last year's rank: 88 Title track: 100 Ownership: 92 Coaching: 105 Players: 80 Fan relations: 77 Affordability: 54 Stadium experience: 78 Bang for the buck: 111

Considering that the Houston Astros dropped from seventh in ownership to 92nd over the past six years, a change at the top could not come fast enough for Houston fans. Enter Jim Crane, who bought the team last November and immediately started tinkering. He hired analytical GM Jeff Luhnow, who has stripped the team of veteran, high-priced ...

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