Welcome to The Grill: The Astros need to move Jose Altuve to first base
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Folks, Jose Altuve is in the final stretch of what has been a tremendous, MVP-caliber season for the Houston Astros. There's no disputing the impact the 5-foot-6 infielder has had for his club, especially while his double-play partner Carlos Correa was on the DL with a broken thumb. But there's one problem, ladies and gentlemen: Mr. Altuve -- he of the .565 SLG% -- is still playing second base.
This level of offensive production from the keystone position is unprecedented in recent baseball history, and it is unsettling to say the least. "2B" and ".950+ OPS" simply do not belong together in the same sentence. Here at The Grill, we advocate one obvious way for the Houston Astros to handle this situation. Check out the clip above to find out more.