Charlie Pallilo

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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Astros' owner Jim Crane joins ESPN 97.5 Houston and discusses the latest news on the Houston Open Golf Tournament. Crane also shares his thoughts on the Astros off-season and how more moves are expected to be made after Bryce Harper and Manny Machado pick a team to sign with. "Well, I think things are a little bottled up with the two big guys that haven't dropped yet," said Crane.

When asked about a win total for the Astros this year, Crane hinted that going over 96.5 games seems likely. Finally, Crane talks about how the team could use more pitching, and how there's still a possibility that the Astros bring back some free agents that haven't signed with another team yet. You can listen to the entire interview above. The Astros conversation occurs around the 12-minute mark.

You can hear Granato and Raheel with Del weekdays from 9-11am on ESPN 97.5 radio. You can listen live or on demand with the ESPN 97.5 radio app.