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Astros GM doesn't expect to sell: 'Team is too good'

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Houston Astros general manager Dana Brown said he "can't envision" being a seller at the trade deadline despite a shocking 12-22 start to the season.

"This ballclub is too good," Brown told MLB Network's Brian Kenny. "We have a really good rotation, we have a really good bullpen. Our bats are a little bit off to a slow start. ... I think the production's coming, I think our guys are too professional, they're good players. I can't predict any scenario where we become sellers. I think the team is too good."

The Astros have made seven straight ALCS appearances, winning World Series titles in 2017 and 2022. They've had to navigate a number of injuries in the starting rotation, while proven performers like Alex Bregman have struggled.

"I think the key here is win this series, win this series, win this series, get back to .500," Brown said. "Once you get back to .500 and you start to roll, you get a winning streak of five here, seven here, 10 there. Before you know it, you're 8-10 games over .500."

The Astros will look to turn things around when they open up a three-game series in New York against the Yankees on Tuesday night.

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