On this Monday, when spring training is in full swing and the Astros are full of Bo Porterisms and hope, let's talk about the chances that the Astros could shock the world this season. Tim has already been the champion for that on the site and on the podcast, saying he believes a little Mighty Ducks magic is still possible.

Well, we don't have to look at just a fictional movie to see if a worst to first move is possible. There are two historical precedents for big moves up the won-loss ladder, so let's explore them and see if their rosters can tell us anything about the chances for this year's Astros team to join them.