Houston Astros fans — myself among them — were pretty bummed to see star outfielder George Springer depart via free agency in the offseason.

Springer began his Astros career in 2014 when the franchise was just beginning to dig itself out of a dark pit of miserable losing seasons. At some point, then-manager A.J. Hinch made the bold decision to place Springer, one of the team's best power hitters, in the leadoff spot in the lineup — a role traditional reserved for speedy players who work their way on base.

James LaCombe: 409-683-5242, james.lacombe@galvnews.com or on Twitter @JamesAtGalvNews

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