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Winning it all without best regular-season record is nothing new for Astros

Since the introduction of the Wild Card, teams with the best regular-season record rarely bring home a championship. Photos by Maddie Meyer and Bob Levey/Getty Images

The Boston Red Sox have clinched home-field advantage for the playoffs, but that doesn't mean they're a lock to win it all. The Astros didn't finish with the best regular season record in 2017, and we all know how that played out.

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Does this mean they don't need to make a trade for an arm?

Make sure to watch the video above as Paul weighs in on the team's options at the trade deadline.

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