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Index of Past Articles
Bregman Walk-Off Wins Series Again
- Astros Daily
Morton fans 13 as Astros silence Blue Jays - Reuters
Morton, Marisnick power Astros over Blue Jays - Associated Press
Astros crush Blue Jays - Toronto Sun
Astros are on pace to be one of the most dominant teams in MLB history - Washington Post
Keuchel looks to continue strong run in finale - Astros.com
Who had the better game: Marisnick or Grichuk? - Astros.com
Tucker stays hot for Fresno - Astros.com
After snapping slump, Springer asks for ball - Astros.com
Marisnick makes leaping grab, then smacks HR - Astros.com
'Incredibly dominant' Morton fans 13 in 10th win - Astros.com
Altuve maintains overall lead in MLB All-Star fan voting - Houston Chronicle
Miss Texas, Houston real estate mogul Logan Lester, throws out first pitch at Astros game - Houston Chronicle
Astros have plenty of confidence in slumping Springer - Houston Chronicle
Astros give Correa a day off with 'back stiffness' - Houston Chronicle
Morton leads Astros to win over Blue Jays - Houston Chronicle
Morton Blanks Jays, Fans 13, Wins 10th
- Astros Daily
Granderson homers twice to help Jays past Astros - Associated Press
Hernandez, Clippard appreciative of time with Astros - Sportsnet.ca
The Astros literacy bus - KHOU-TV
Morton aims for 10th win in clash with Jays - Astros.com
Tucker stays red-hot for Fresno - Astros.com
Scary at first, but Keuchel glad to do Body Issue - Astros.com
Granderson's foul pop never came down - Astros.com
Clean-shaven Bregman homers against Jays - Astros.com
Springer, Astros thwarted by HR-saving grab - Astros.com
A look at ESPN's Body Issue, featuring Dallas Keuchel - Houston Chronicle
Astros to give fans another shot at replica World Series rings - Houston Chronicle
Astros' bullpen seeing increased usage - Houston Chronicle
Ex-Astros Clippard, Hernandez receive 2017 World Series rings - Houston Chronicle
Granderson's home runs help Blue Jays soar past Astros - Houston Chronicle
Happ, Granderson Slap Verlander
- Astros Daily
How the 'Lastros' got the last laugh - Houston Press
Keuchel dishes on injuries, weight gain -- and the beard - ESPN
Astros’ eight-run second inning leads to home rout, 11-3 - Associated Press
Largest crowd in Hooks history comes out for Astros replica World Series rings - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Fans enjoy sold out 'Picnic In The Park' hosted by the Astros Foundation - KHOU-TV
Offense very much alive in Astros’ win over Royals - Houston Chronicle
On Deck: Blue Jays at Astros - Toronto Sun
Eight-run inning dooms Royals in loss to Astros - Kansas City Star
Verlander on hill as Astros open set vs. Toronto - Astros.com
Reliever Smith throws first bullpen session - Astros.com
1st-rounder Beer homers yet again for Tri-City - Astros.com
Hooks' Cesar runs record hit streak to 41 games - Astros.com
Bregman shaved his mustache between at-bats - Astros.com
Yuli's slam caps big day as Astros rout Royals - Astros.com
Smith tosses first bullpen session as he recovers from elbow soreness - Houston Chronicle
Altuve climbs Astros' all-time leaderboards for hits, runs - Houston Chronicle
Bregman shaves his mustache mid-game - Houston Chronicle
Gurriel's grand slam fuels Astros' rout of Royals - Houston Chronicle
Astros Depose Royals, 11-3
- Astros Daily
Correa's hit in 12th sends Astros past Royals, 4-3 - Reuters
Why should Verlander win the AL MVP award? - iSportsWeb
Cole looks to help tame Royals in series finale - Astros.com
Beer posts first multihomer game - Astros.com
Cesar extends hit streak to 40 - Astros.com
Correa's walk-off hit in 12th caps comeback - Astros.com
Hinch, Yost reflect on shared All-Star experience - Houston Chronicle
Rodgers makes first start after Tommy John surgery - Houston Chronicle
Cesar extends Texas League's longest hit streak to 40 games - Houston Chronicle
Correa's walkoff single in 12th inning lifts Astros over Royals - Houston Chronicle
Astros Tease, Thrill Fans In Walk-Off Win
- Astros Daily
Ninth-inning rally lifts Royals past Astros - Associated Press
Quiala among three suspended - MiLB.com
Astros' Straw dashing, slapping - MiLB.com
Astros Triple-A team played as the Zamunda Lions from 'Coming To America' - CBS Pittsburgh
Astros, Yankees and Red Sox are on historic pace - SportsMap
Keuchel staying the course through struggles - Astros.com
McCullers eyes continued success vs. Royals - Astros.com
Astros sign draft picks Schroeder, McKenna - Astros.com
Keuchel's strong outing isn't enough vs. KC - Astros.com
Quiala suspended after testing positive for steroids - Houston Chronicle
Verlander, Cole won't switch spots in rotation after all - Houston Chronicle
Astros sign second-round pick Jayson Schroeder - Houston Chronicle
Astros' bats go cold in shutout loss to Royals - Houston Chronicle
Silent Night In 1-0 Loss
- Astros Daily
Astros dominate the 2018 ESPY nominee list - Houston Press
Astros players and trainers assist with national PLAY campaign - KTRK-TV
Luhnow committed to sustained success - Forbes
Altuve is a magician whose brilliance should be treasured - ESPN
Tucker goes yard for Fresno - Astros.com
Cesar sets Texas League hit streak record - Astros.com
Pressing question facing the Astros - Astros.com
Inbox: Concern over Morton's control lapses? - Astros.com
Verlander, Cole dominating with 4-seamers - Astros.com
Behind the scenes at Keuchel's Body Issue photo shoot - Houston Chronicle
Gattis, McCann bobblehead sells out in minutes - Houston Chronicle
Astros sign draft picks Schreiber, Freure - Houston Chronicle
Astros shut down righthander Martes - Houston Chronicle
Reddick proposes to girlfriend - Houston Chronicle
7 pitches, 3 straight homers prove too much in loss to Astros - Tampa Bay Times
Photos: Spate of home runs puts Astros back on winning track - KHOU-TV
MLB Power Rankings: The Astros streak their way into the No. 1 spot - Yahoo Sports
Red-hot Astros ride three straight HRs past Rays, 5-1 - Yahoo Sports
Astros superfans debate merits of The Wave at MMP - Houston Chronicle
How the Rays really won Tuesday’s game over Astros - Tampa Bay Times
Astros have the best lineup in the majors, Too - The Ringer
Astros fan flips over railing trying to catch ball at MMP - KTRK-TV
Keuchel set to face Royals again in opener - Astros.com
Kemp selling 'Hugs for Homers' shirts for charity - Astros.com
All-Star leader Altuve caps Astros' 3 straight HRs - Astros.com
Astros hit 4 HRs, become 1st in MLB to 50 wins - Astros.com
Carlos Correa, Daniella Rodriguez add puppy to family - Houston Chronicle
Astros nominated for several ESPY Awards - Houston Chronicle
Verlander, Cole to switch spots in Astros' rotation - Houston Chronicle
Luhnow: Nationals' trade for Kelvin Herrera 'doesn't affect' Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros use trio of homers to earn win No. 50 - Houston Chronicle
Houston Hammers Rays, 5-1
- Astros Daily
Astros winning streak ends at 12 games - Associated Press
Astros rings compared: What you get at game vs. online - KPRC-TV
Astros look to bounce back after loss to Rays - Stats
Astros’ hot streak has nice ring to it for their fans - Houston Chronicle
A closer look at Astros' 12-game win streak - KPRC-TV
Is Astros' lovefest fueling Gattis' home runs? - KTRK-TV
AL All-Star ballot update: How many Astros will be starters? - ESPN
Altuve gains overall lead in MLB All-Star fan balloting - Houston Chronicle
Pitt picher R.J. Freure signs with Astros - Pittsburgh Sports Now
Gattis named Player of the Week - KTRK-TV
Astros are only getting better - Sports Illustrated
Astros extend Luhnow’s contract - Ballpark Digest
Teammates react to Keuchel appearing in ESPN's Body Issue - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel to be featured in ESPN's Body Issue - KTRK-TV
Bregman: 'We’re the best team in the big leagues' - Yahoo Sports
Astros refuse to lose - Sports Illustrated
Can the Astros be stopped? - Fansided
The Astros are perfect, and the Mariners are right behind them anyway - SB Nation
Astros are the most dominant team in Houston sports history - Houston Press
AL West race may be clearer by All-Star break - Astros.com
5 biggest moments during the Astros' streak - Astros.com
Smith working way back to Astros' bullpen - Astros.com
Morton sets sights on series win vs. Rays - Astros.com
Altuve takes overall lead in AL in ballot update - Astros.com
JV fans 10, but Astros' win streak stalls at 12 - Astros.com
Smith inching his way back from elbow discomfort - Houston Chronicle
Hinch refuses to bask in Astros' win streak - Houston Chronicle
Altuve gets day off, Bregman replaces him at second base - Houston Chronicle
Cole, Verlander have knack for not loading bases - Houston Chronicle
Astros' 12-game win streak snapped by Rays - Houston Chronicle
Snell, Rays Halt Astro Streak At 12.
- Astros Daily
Astros win 12th consecutive game after Alex Bregman's walk-off hit - Associated Press
Astros tie franchise record with 12th straight win on Bregman walk-off - Yahoo Sports
Astros are resembling the powerhouse of 2017 - Forbes
A tie at the top as Astros complete perfect road trip - USA Today
Streaking Astros "having the time of our lives" - Astros.com
Gattis powers way to AL Player of the Week - Astros.com
Whitley continues season-opening dominance - Astros.com
Verlander up as Astros go for 13th straight win - Astros.com
Luhnow promoted, gets extension - Astros.com
Astros extend contract, promote Luhnow - Houston Chronicle
Gattis named American League Player of Week - Houston Chronicle
White sticking around; Guduan sent down - Houston Chronicle
Bregman’s walk-off double gives Astros 12th straight win - Houston Chronicle
Astros Tie Streak On Bregman's Double
- Astros Daily
Astros beat Royals for 11th straight win - Reuters
Astros Eleven - Rotoworld
Houston Astros: A perfect road trip - iSportsWeb
Astros’ road trip is a perfect 10 - Houston Chronicle
Surging Astros return home after 10-0 trip to take on Rays - Stats
Astros extend winning streak to 11 games with sweeps of A's, Royals - SportsMap Houston
Astros finish perfect 10-game road trip with 11th straight win - Sporting News
'Tired of getting punked,' frustrated Royals drop sixth straight - Kansas City Star
Astros beat Royals to win 11th straight and finish road trip 10-0 - Associated Press
Cole looking to help pin down Rays in opener - Astros.com
Father's Day special for new Astros, KC dads - Astros.com
Correa's HR propels Astros to 11th straight W - Astros.com
On deck: Rays at Astros - Houston Chronicle
Retired Astros broadcaster Bill Brown to return for Rays series - Houston Chronicle
Hinch not rattled by baserunning mistakes - Houston Chronicle
Astros sweep Royals to extend win streak to 11 - Houston Chronicle
Late Rally Sweeps Royals For 11th Straight
- Astros Daily
Mets reportedly gave Cespedes no-trade clause after he considered signing with Astros - SNY.tv
Astros’ Triple-A pitcher flirts with no-hitter against Express - Austin American-Statesman
Stassi finally makes himself at home with Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros go for 11th straight win over struggling Royals - Sports Xchange
Astros blast Royals 10-2, win 10th straight - Associated Press
Royals lose to Astros again after Danny Duffy's hiccup in the sixth inning - Kansas City Star
McCullers aims for 9th win in finale vs. Royals - Astros.com
Alvarez homers twice for Hooks - Astros.com
Gurriel flashing Gold Glove caliber defense - Astros.com
Astros put up 10-spot as win streak hits 10 - Astros.com
Discussion to ban defensive shifts irks Hinch - Houston Chronicle
Gurriel showing adept ability to scoop at first base - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel, Astros top Royals for 10th straight victory - Houston Chronicle
Gurriel, Stassi exit Astros' win with dehydration symptoms - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel Crowns KC, 10-2
- Astros Daily
Gattis' slam sends streaking Astros past Royals - Associated Press
Astros bullpen likely to get some help - SportsMap
Keuchel looking to get on track against KC - Astros.com
Guduan goes on pat list; Astros recall White - Astros.com
Tucker has big night for Fresno - Astros.com
Correa, Bregman flash All-Star worthy power - Astros.com
Gattis' slam sends Astros to 9th straight win - Astros.com
Astros call up White, place Guduan on paternity leave - Houston Chronicle
Hernandez, Turner and Emmett to receive Astros World Series rings - Houston Chronicle
Smith to begin throwing soon, says he is 'feeling great' - Houston Chronicle
Beer smacks homer for first pro hit - Houston Chronicle
Gattis' grand slam lifts Astros over Royals - Houston Chronicle
Gattis Slams Astros To 9th Straight
- Astros Daily
Royals vs Astros preview - Hero Sports
Astros top pick Seth Beer signed, available tonight for ValleyCats - Troy Record
Managing risk for the World Champion Astros - Insurance Journal
As baseball’s hottest team, these Astros even better than 2017 champions - Houston Chronicle
Astros sweep A’s for second straight series - San Francisco Examiner
Whitley making mark among elite Texas hurlers - Midland Reporter-Telegram
Astros top A’s for 8th straight win - Associated Press
Verlander, Astros cruise to sweep of A's - Reuters
Gattis is revitalizing the Astros offense - Houston Press
Morton looks to make it 9 straight in opener - Astros.com
Correa among those poised for turnaround - Astros.com
Astros reporter wears A's Eckersley costume - Astros.com
Verlander rolls, McCann HRs for 8th W in a row - Astros.com
Report: Porter interviewed for Rice baseball job - Houston Chronicle
Hinch stays committed to resting star players - Houston Chronicle
'Hugs for homers' becoming an Astros' dugout tradition - Houston Chronicle
Astros sweep Athletics, extend winning streak to 8 - Houston Chronicle
Verlander Wins 9th; Astros Win 8th
- Astros Daily
Astros, Gattis blast A’s again - San Francisco Chronicle
Gattis' 2nd straight 5-RBI game leads Astros past A's - Reuters
Blackburn roughed up, Smolinski pitches in loss to Astros - San Jose Mercury News
How Stassi caught on with Astros - Sacramento Bee
Thoughts on Astros prospect Josh James - Minor League Ball
Altuve leads Astros in AL All-Star balloting - Houston Press
Gattis drives in 5 as Astros beat A's for 6th straight win - Associated Press
Whitley stars for Corpus Christi - Astros.com
Verlander leads 2018's most improved pitchers - Astros.com
Hinch focused on giving star players days off - Astros.com
Verlander looks to lead Astros to sweep of A's - Astros.com
Astros finalize deal with 1st-round pick Beer - Astros.com
Gattis' 5 RBIs make history in 7th straight win - Astros.com
Astros announce signing of 11 draft picks - Houston Chronicle
Seven Astros prospects tabbed for Texas League All-Star Game - Houston Chronicle
Marisnick gets start for Astros as he looks for offensive spark - Houston Chronicle
Gattis goes on another rampage as Astros wallop A's - Houston Chronicle
Gattis Does It Again!
- Astros Daily
Mengden drops another to Astros as A’s fall 6-3 - San Francisco Examiner
Gattis drives in 5 as Astros beat A’s for 6th straight win - Associated Press
Gattis powers Astros past A's - Reuters
Mengden, A’s continue to struggle against the Astros - San Jose Mercury News
Dauer added to Hinch's All-Star staff - KTRK-TV
Harris struggles to find old self - Houston Chronicle
Astros top pitching prospect throwing heat for Hooks - KRIS-TV
Cole sets sights on Astros' 7th straight win - Astros.com
Valdez racks up 10 strikeouts for Hooks - Astros.com
Altuve enjoys big lead at 2B in AL All-Star voting - Astros.com
Correa homers in first AB after missing 4 games - Astros.com
Gattis' 5 RBIs send Astros to 6th straight win - Astros.com
Altuve leading by wide margin at second base in AL All-Star voting - Houston Chronicle
Dauer set to coach alongside Hinch during All-Star game - Houston Chronicle
Smith has no structural damage to elbow - Houston Chronicle
Correa returns to the Astros’ lineup against A's - Houston Chronicle
Gattis' strong night leads Astros to victory against Oakland - Houston Chronicle
Gattis Drives In 5, Houston Takes 6th Straight
- Astros Daily
Rondon emerges as Astros’ closer of the moment - Houston Chronicle
Crane strikes deal with PGA Tour to continue Houston Open - Houston Chronicle
Here's why there's more Cubans on the Hooks team than ever before - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Hinch won Sunday's game for the Astros - SportsMap Houston
Remembering Wynn's HR onto a Cincy highway - Astros.com
Hinch committed to shifty maneuver - Houston Chronicle
Astros feast on Rangers en route to 5-1 week as schedule lightens up - SportsMap Houston
Balk lifts Astros to 8-7 win, four-game sweep over Rangers - Associated Press
Astros manager convinced ump to call go-ahead balk - USA Today
When the Silver Boot is on the line, the weirder and wilder the better - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The unravelling of Dallas Keuchel - San Antonio Express-News
Astros outlast Rangers after A.J. Hinch argues for balk call - ESPN
How Kela's non-balk turned balk cost the Rangers another game against the Astros - Dallas Morning News
Late balk allows Astros to complete sweep over Rangers - Reuters
Astros expect Correa back Tuesday - ESPN
McCullers Jr. gets nod for opener in Oakland - Astros.com
Astros place reliever Smith (elbow) on DL - Astros.com
Springer hits MLB-leading 5th leadoff homer - Astros.com
Astros pull ahead on balk, sweep Rangers - Astros.com
Astros send Smith to disabled list; Guduan recalled - Houston Chronicle
Stassi's batting power helps carve out role with Astros - Houston Chronicle
Balk secures Astros' first four-game sweep of Rangers - Houston Chronicle
Astros Sweep Rangers On Balk
- Astros Daily
Charlie Morton posts dubious pitching line not seen since 1913; Astros still beat Rangers - Yahoo Sports
The Astros revived Houston spirits after Hurricane Harvey - Bryan-College Station Eagle
Springer, Astros top Rangers, 4-3 - Associated Press
Rangers strand 17, Astros win despite team-record 5 hit batters - Reuters
Keuchel will try to get it right vs. Rangers - Stats
Rangers leave record-tying 17 on base in fifth straight loss to Astros - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Morton, Astros pitchers post historically bad start, still win - Sporting News
Astros, Rangers hold milking contest - Astros.com
Keuchel seeks rebound against Rangers - Astros.com
First-round pick Beer reaches deal with Astros - Astros.com
Astros survive wild night to beat Rangers - Astros.com
Keuchel changes tune on tipping pitches, but remains stumped on struggles - Houston Chronicle
Correa remains out of Astros lineup Saturday, but not ruled out of Sunday return - Houston Chronicle
Bregman seeks more consistency despite hot streak - Houston Chronicle
Banister praises Verlander - Houston Chronicle
Astros pick up messy win over Rangers, clinch series - Houston Chronicle
Astros Tie For First In 4-3 Win
- Astros Daily
McCann’s return gives Astros a boost vs. Rangers - Stats
Verlander recovers from 1st-pitch HR, Astros top Rangers 7-3 - Associated Press
Morton looks to bounce back against Rangers - Astros.com
McCann off DL; Astros designate Federowicz - Astros.com
Altuve remains king of the road with homer - Astros.com
Kemp runs 121 feet to make sliding catch - Astros.com
Could Altuve be on the road to .400? - Astros.com
Astros stay tough on Rangers with 4-run 2nd - Astros.com
McCann returns to Astros' lineup after stint on DL - Houston Chronicle
Hinch on Correa: 'He's bouncing back fast' - Houston Chronicle
Verlander locks up Astros' victory over Rangers - Houston Chronicle
Whitley tosses 4 scoreless innings in season debut - Houston Chronicle
Batters Kissed Mister Fister, 7-3
- Astros Daily
Whitley returns with no change in expectations - Houston Chronicle
Verlander goes for eighth win vs. Rangers - Stats
Verlander faces Rangers in 399th career start - Astros.com
Devenski quietly mounting repeat All-Star case - Astros.com
Correa's sore right side 'nothing major' - Astros.com
Gattis' blast, 3 RBIs off Hamels propel Astros - Astros.com
Gattis, Bregman power Astros over Rangers - Houston Chronicle
Astros don't believe Carlos Correa's injury is serious - Houston Chronicle
Rangers Get The 'Cole Shoulder'
- Astros Daily
Astros rally past Mariners, 7-5 - Reuters
On deck: Astros at Arlington Rangers - Houston Chronicle
Astros-themed rosaries are taking the Lone Star State by storm - Aleteia.org
Mariners settle for split after Astros' final rally - News Tribune
Astros go out of the strike zone for a 7-5 victory - Seattle Times
Astros draft brothers of Carlos Correa, Alex Bregman - Houston Chronicle
JC Correa, brother of Carlos Correa, drafted by Astros - KTRK-TV
Astros' top prospect Forrest Whitley back with Class AA Corpus Christi - Houston Chronicle
Beer 'blessed to be picked' by World Series champion Astros - Anderson Independent Mail
‘Check Twitter, bro’: Bregman tells brother Astros drafted him - SEC Country
Cole looking to pin down Rangers in opener - Astros.com
Correa, Bregman brothers drafted by Astros - Astros.com
Astros successfully add depth through draft - Astros.com
Correa exits after swing with sore right side - Astros.com
Astros' 4-run 7th trims Mariners' division lead - Astros.com
Astros expect smaller signing class from college-heavy draft - Houston Chronicle
7th-inning rally sends Astros past Mariners - Houston Chronicle
Correa exits Astros game with soreness - Houston Chronicle
Astros Snap Skid, Top M's, 7-5
- Astros Daily
Early game homers help Mariners over Astros 7-1 - Associated Press
Mariners not getting hyped about beating Astros - Stats
Paxton, Mariners shut down Astros - Reuters
Reddick has big night for Hooks in final rehab game Tuesday - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Mariners batter Astros, 7-1 - Seattle Times
Mariners bash Astros in Houston, increase lead in AL West - News Tribune
Lifelong Dodgers fan reevaluated his World Series sadness after Astros drafted him - USA Today
Timing on return of Reddick, McCann still a question mark - Houston Chronicle
Hinch looks back on his three times in the MLB Draft - Houston Chronicle
All-in Astros could spell bad news for Yankees - NJ.com
McCullers looking to slow Mariners in finale - Astros.com
McCann feeling good about return to Astros - Astros.com
James fans 13 for Fresno - Astros.com
Astros covet position players on draft's Day 2 - Astros.com
Keuchel burned by 3 homers in loss to M's - Astros.com
Sipp working towards being a consistent pitcher for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel struggles in Astros' loss to Mariners - Houston Chronicle
Chandler Taylor pre-draft performance lands him in Houston with Astros' 10th round pick - Houston Chronicle
M's Blast Keuchel, Sail 7-1
- Astros Daily
Mariners, Astros battle for AL West supremacy - Sports Xchange
Astros know it’s a marathon - Houston Chronicle
Astros too mature to let rough patch faze them - Houston Chronicle
Astros' bullpen needs improvement, not an overhaul - Houston Chronicle
Altuve teaches fundamentals of baseball to young players - KPRC-TV
First-place Mariners ready for showdown with Astros - Associated Press
Are Mariners capable of battling with Astros for AL West title? - Sports Illustrated
Astros draft Clemson OF Beer with No. 28 pick - Astros.com
Astros select Clemson's Seth Beer with the 28th pick in MLB Draft - Houston Chronicle
Astros select Jayson Schroeder with the 66th pick in MLB Draft - Houston Chronicle
Real or not? Mariners crashing Astros' party in AL West - ESPN
Red Sox bash Astros' Morton for series split - Reuters
Red Sox earn series split with Astros - Associated Press
The time is right for dynasty-minded Astros to be all-in - ESPN
Keuchel called for opener against Mariners - Astros.com
MMP hosts Pitch, Hit & Run event - Astros.com
A-Rod plays catch with Davis between innings - Astros.com
Morton roughed up by Sox in first loss of season - Astros.com
Pick No. 28 is unusual draft territory for Astros - Astros.com
2018 MLB draft tease to feature Springer, Correa, Bregman - Houston Chronicle
Astros enter 2018 MLB Draft with No. 28 pick and different mindset - Houston Chronicle
Marwin Gonzalez out Sunday; Astros confident he won't need DL stint - Houston Chronicle
Squandered opportunities curse Astros in loss to Red Sox - Houston Chronicle
Sox Get Series Split After 9-3 Pounding
- Astros Daily
Banged-up Red Sox take another shot at Astros - Sports Xchange
Verlander still searching for his slider - Houston Chronicle
Price, Red Sox break through against Astros - Boston Herald
Red Sox turn on power, rally past Astros - Boston Globe
Reddick to begin brief rehab assignment with Double-A Corpus Christi - Houston Chronicle
Verlander named AL Pitcher of the Month - Houston Chronicle
Morton takes perfect record into finale vs. Sox - Astros.com
Reddick set for min. 2-game rehab assignment - Astros.com
Verlander named May's top pitcher in AL - Astros.com
Orbit gives fan huge teddy bear - Astros.com
Marwin day to day with right knee soreness - Astros.com
Harris stumbles as 'pen can't hold lead for JV - Astros.com
ESPN to broadcast Astros-Red Sox series finale from bleachers - Houston Chronicle
Astros activate Fisher from DL, option him to AAA Fresno - Houston Chronicle
Gonzalez exits Astros-Red Sox game with injury - Houston Chronicle
Red Sox rough up Harris in Astros' loss - Houston Chronicle
Harris Wastes Verlander's Outing
- Astros Daily
Red Sox play on vs. Astros without injured Betts - Stats
Sale talks about what makes Astros offense so good - NESN
Astros soar past the Red Sox 7-3 - Associated Press
Luhnow never hides from his own tweets - Chicago Tribune
Reddick making progress in recovery from staph infection - Houston Chronicle
New Astros mural unveiled at MMP - Houston Chronicle
Altuve looks to make 6th All-Star appearance - Astros.com
Reddick healing at fast pace from infection - Astros.com
Verlander red-hot entering matchup with Price - Astros.com
Springer pounces on Sale with mad dash, HR - Astros.com
Cole hits 100 mph in 7th as Astros thump Sox - Astros.com
Rondon's changeup development a key to his success with Astros - Houston Chronicle
Cole, Astros overpower Red Sox - Houston Chronicle
Astros' best and worst first-round draft picks - Houston Chronicle
Fisher hits for the cycle with Astros’ AAA club - Houston Chronicle
Cole Tops Sale, Sox, 7-3
- Astros Daily
Pomeranz, Red Sox can’t hold down defending champion Astros - Boston Herald
Correa finishes worst month of career with a home run - Houston Chronicle
Astros' bullpen shuts the door against Red Sox - Houston Chronicle
Correa's two-run shot lifts Astros over Red Sox - Associated Press
Cora has given the Red Sox some Astros flavor - Boston Globe
Elite closer missing puzzle piece for Astros - MLB.com
AL strikeout leader Cole set to duel with Sale - Astros.com
Perez throws five scoreless frames - Astros.com
Cora, Bjornson receive WS rings from Astros - Astros.com
Correa breaks out of May slump with 2-run HR - Astros.com
McCullers' quality start guides Astros past Sox - Astros.com
Reddick likely won't play in Astros' series against Red Sox - Houston Chronicle
McCann recuperating after getting knee treatment - Houston Chronicle
Astros bestow World Series ring on Cora - Houston Chronicle
Astros grind out win against Red Sox in series opener - Houston Chronicle
Correa, McCullers Darn Sox In Opener
- Astros Daily
Martinez slipped through the Astros’ fingers, just as he was blossoming - Boston Globe
Yankees would welcome another shot at Astros come playoff time - ESPN
Astros overpowered in 5-3 loss to Yankees - Associated Press
Severino dominant again as Yankees top Astros - New York Newsday
Yankees stick it to Astros again with another message-sending win - NJ.com
Red Sox champing at the bit to get at Astros - Boston Globe
The Astros' quiet catching advantage - FanGraphs
Cora credits Astros for preparing him for Red Sox job - MassLive.com
Astros, McCullers head home to host Red Sox - Astros.com
How the Astros missed out on 'Tek support' - Astros.com
Tucker homers twice for Fresno - Astros.com
Astros injury updates: McCann, Reddick - Astros.com
Marisnick aids Keuchel with clutch, diving grab - Astros.com
Limited by Severino, Astros lose series to Yanks - Astros.com
Astros unsure when Whitley will report to AA - Houston Chronicle
Marisnick gets start in center field against Yankees - Houston Chronicle
Paulino on disabled list with ailing shoulder - Houston Chronicle
Severino, Yankees stump Astros in series finale - Houston Chronicle
Yanks Takes Series In 5-3 Finale
- Astros Daily
Gardner, Torres rally Yanks over Astros 6-5 in 10 innings - Associated Press
Gardner, Torres rally Yanks over Astros - Canadian Press
Yankees overcome comedy of errors, pull out 10-inning win over Astros - NJ.com
Astros are on pace for the best run differential since World War II - Texas Monthly
This woman’s Astros take on a Wonder Woman costume at Comicpalooza is everything - Houston Chronicle
Javier piggybacks way to award - MiLB.com
MLB playoff outlook: Astros, Red Sox are locks - USA Today
Astros aim to rally behind Keuchel for series win - Astros.com
Howe, Sanders to represent Astros at draft - Astros.com
Verlander thought he was done 4 years ago - Astros.com
Astros place McCann on DL; Federowicz up - Astros.com
Gattis vs. Sabathia: 3 hits, all homers - Astros.com
Astros lose Morton's lead in 9th, fall in 10th - Astros.com
Howe, Sanders to represent Astros at MLB draft - Houston Chronicle
McCann headed to DL; Federowicz called up - Houston Chronicle
Stassi improvement has been a pleasant surprise for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros let late lead slip away in extra-inning loss to Yankees - Houston Chronicle
Yet Another Bullpen Meltdown
- Astros Daily
Astros great through a third of the season - Houston Press
Morton, Astros aim to keep streaking vs. Yankees - Sports Xchange
Verlander happy to get Bronx jeers as Astros top Yankees - Houston Chronicle
Verlander stops Yanks again, pitches Astros to 5-1 win - Associated Press
Yankees offense takes the day off against Verlander - New York Times
Verlander, mistakes do in Yankees in loss to Astros - NJ.com
Morton looking to extend remarkable success - Astros.com
Tucker reaches bases 5 times for Fresno - Astros.com
Reddick needs extra time to prepare for return - Astros.com
Marwin hit the ball twice in one swing - Astros.com
'I kind of blacked out': Davis homers in Bronx - Astros.com
Verlander quiets Yanks, tips cap to booing fans - Astros.com
Hinch plans rest days for regulars during busy stretch - Houston Chronicle
Astros, Verlander beat Yankees as bullpen holds on - Houston Chronicle
Verlander Quiets Yanks, 5-1
- Astros Daily
The Astros starting rotation is breaking baseball, literally - Beyond the Box Score
Why Yankees see incoming Astros as measuring stick - NJ.com
Indians score five in ninth to tie, beat Astros in 14 - Associated Press
Altuve records club record 10 consecutive hits - Yahoo Sports
Indians rally in 9th and 13th, walk off over Astros in 14th - Reuters
On deck: Astros at Yankees - Houston Chronicle
Indians rally to beat Astros, 10-9, in 14 innings - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Verlander set for Memorial Day in Bronx - Astros.com
Astros out of comfort zone with late draft pick - Astros.com
Devenski stays with grounder, flips it to first - Astros.com
Hinch ejected in finale with Indians - Astros.com
Altuve's historic run ends at 10 straight hits - Astros.com
Astros lose wild one to Tribe despite Gattis' HRs - Astros.com
Hinch receives his first ejection this season - Houston Chronicle
Twitter has fun with 'Tyler' Bauer as Astros lose to Cleveland - Houston Chronicle
Walkoff homer sends Indians over Astros in 14th inning - Houston Chronicle
Altuve breaks own Astros record with 10 consecutive hits - Houston Chronicle
Tribe Completes Comeback in 14
- Astros Daily
Indians hit 4 HRs, bullpen hangs on for 8-6 win vs. Astros - Associated Press
McCullers apologizes for his 'immature' behavior - Yardbarker
Indians slug 4 HRs, hold off Astros - Reuters
Indians club three 2-run homers in 8-6 win against Astros - Cleveland Plain Dealer
The Bauer-Astros saga to come to a head in Sunday matchup - Akron Beacon Journal
Cole looks to keep K train rollin' in finale - Astros.com
Straw goes 5-for-5 for Hooks - Astros.com
Cole-Bauer duel has history, recent and deep - Astros.com
Despite Altuve's big game, Astros fall to Tribe - Astros.com
Davis striving to make the most of limited opportunities with Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros aim to assimilate Marwin Gonzalez into right field - Houston Chronicle
Indians pummel McCullers in Astros' loss - Houston Chronicle
Houston Can't Keep Up With Tribe
- Astros Daily
Indians' bullpen collapses (again) as Houston rallies for 11 runs in last two innings - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Matijevic blasting off - MiLB.com
Bullpen woes sink Indians against Astros - Associated Press
Astros stun Indians with 11 runs in last two innings - Reuters
McCullers looks for 2nd straight gem vs. Tribe - Astros.com
Perez fans 10 for Hooks - Astros.com
Springer, Gattis have bad luck on bases - Astros.com
Altuve sparks late rally as Astros win 5th straight - Astros.com
Blum to represent Astros at Hall of Fame Legends Game - Houston Chronicle
Astros hopeful Fisher will begin rehab assignment 'pretty soon' - Houston Chronicle
Correa's defensive improvement evident with 60th straight game without an error - Houston Chronicle
Astros rally to bludgeon Indians' bullpen - Houston Chronicle
Indians Lost Without A Kluber
- Astros Daily
Astrodome's long-awaited historical marker will be unveiled next week - Houston Chronicle
Morton stays unbeaten with 8-2 win over Indians - Associated Press
Astros had 'special' comments for Clevinger - Sporting News
Indians feel better about bullpen against Astros - Stats
Astros start slow before defeating Indians, 8-2 - Akron Beacon Journal
Clevinger's words proved prophetic as Indians fall to Astros, 8-2 - Cleveland Plain Dealer
It’s May 24, and the Astros’ team ERA is 2.39 - SB Nation
The Astros staff is the best ever* - FanGraphs
Suspected spider bite lands Reddick on the disabled list - USA Today
Astros ticket buyers notice dynamic prices after World Series win - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel ready for another shot at Kluber, Tribe - Astros.com
Martin racks up 9 strikeouts for Corpus Christi - Astros.com
This Astros prospect could be close to a callup - Astros.com
Hinch likes mixing, matching with OF options - Astros.com
Kemp makes leaping catch, then takes breather - Astros.com
Correa jumps over Altuve to make throw to first - Astros.com
Bregman, Marisnick power Astros' win with HRs - Astros.com
MLB panel says baseballs getting extra lift, cause unknown - Houston Chronicle
'Juiced' balls hot topic again after MLB HR study - Houston Chronicle
Hinch sees value in Rays' strategy of starting relievers - Houston Chronicle
Hinch says matchups will sort out outfield carousel - Houston Chronicle
Astros' bats bombard Indians in series opener - Houston Chronicle
Bregman, Marisnick Crush Tribe
- Astros Daily
Indians, Astros series preview, pitching matchups - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Verlander off to one of best starts in past decade - Sports Illustrated
Astros top Giants 4-1 - Associated Press
MLB Power Rankings: Astros reclaim top spot from Yankees - Yahoo Sports
Giants swept in two games by Astros - San Jose Mercury News
Matijevic homers twice for Buies Creek - Astros.com
Morton eyes win No. 7 vs. Tribe - Astros.com
Reddick goes on DL with persistent infection - Astros.com
Springer's 10th HR backs Verlander in Astros' W - Astros.com
Hinch: Kemp is 'exactly what we needed' - Houston Chronicle
Astros give Verlander run support, win over Giants - Houston Chronicle
Verlander, Pen Belittle Giants
- Astros Daily
Fayetteville team colors: Black, gray, and red - Ballpark Digest
Altuve standing tall again as Astros host Giants - Sports Xchange
Releasing Singleton ends one wager that Luhnow lost - Houston Press
Astros rough up Giants in Houston - Associated Press
Bottom of Astros' order topples Giants - Reuters
Astros as good as advertised, Giants shelled to start road trip in Houston - NBC Sports Bay Area
Davis gets first MLB start in left field with Derek Fisher on DL - Houston Chronicle
Astros' rotation making case as best ever - MLB.com
Astros show support for Santa Fe victims - Astros.com
Kemp's 5 RBIs, strong Cole propel Astros - Astros.com
Reddick goes on DL with persistent infection - Astros.com
Astros give World Series ring to former assistant hitting coach Alonzo Powell - Houston Chronicle
Bottom of lineup powers Astros' rout of Giants - Houston Chronicle
Astros put Reddick on DL, promote Marisnick - Houston Chronicle
McCann, Stassi showing progress at thwarting base runners - Houston Chronicle
Hinch: Kemp is 'exactly what we needed' - Houston Chronicle
Kemp Drives In 5 As Houston Romps
- Astros Daily
Rodriguez stumbles on a new way to spoil a potential no-hitter - Chicago Tribune
Wilson apologizes for making slavery comment during Astros TV broadcast - USA Today
Astros release former top prospect Singleton - Astros.com
Inbox: Would Astros consider trading a starter? - Astros.com
Astros-Giants a family affair for Cole, Crawford - Astros.com
Date set for longrunning Comcast SportsNet bankruptcy case hearing - Houston Chronicle
Astros part ways with Jon Singleton - Houston Chronicle
No trouble with Lance McCullers' curve - Houston Chronicle
Astros' rotation making case as best ever - MLB.com
McCullers, McCann carry Astros past Indians, 3-1 - Reuters
Bauer's behind-the-back catch dazzles Astros fans - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cole looks to continue tear against Giants - Astros.com
Astros place Fisher on 10-day DL, recall Davis - Astros.com
McCullers' gem gives Astros series win vs. Tribe - Astros.com
Fisher suffering from digestive issues, weight loss - Houston Chronicle
McCann's home run helps secure Astros' win over Indians - Houston Chronicle
Astros Score Late To Scalp Tribe
- Astros Daily
Astros burned by check swing against Indians - Houston Chronicle
Kluber strikes out 10, pitches Indians past Astros - Associated Press
Kluber K's 10 as Indians survive late Astros rally - Reuters
Breaking down Astros' impressive pitching staff [video] - CBS Sports
Trade check-in: Astros acquired Carlos Gomez for three top prospects - Minor League Ball
Astros look to McCullers for Tribe rubber game - Astros.com
Leg infection has Reddick out of lineup again - Astros.com
Astros can't finish comeback vs. Kluber, Tribe - Astros.com
Reddick remains out of Astros' lineup - Houston Chronicle
Lineup changes force Hinch to shuffle Astros' outfield - Houston Chronicle
Kluber shuts down Astros in loss to Indians - Houston Chronicle
Wilson apologizes for 'slavery' comment - Houston Chronicle
Homers Leave Astros One Short
- Astros Daily
Fan interference nearly botches Tony Kemp's big hit - Houston Chronicle
Indians fall 4-1 to Astros - Associated Press
Clevinger on Astros: ‘There’s not anything they have that we don’t have. They’re not that special’ - Fox Sports
Clevinger, Indians lose pitching duel to Morton, Astros, 4-1 - Cleveland Plain Dealer
The Astros might have the best rotation in baseball right now - MLB.com
Orbit challenges Lindor in lightsaber duel - Astros.com
Eyes on the Cy's: Keuchel, Kluber square off - Astros.com
Fan interferes with live ball, gets yelled at - Astros.com
Reddick scratched with left leg irritation - Astros.com
Astros honor Santa Fe HS victims before game - Astros.com
Morton stalls Tribe over 7 innings for 6-0 mark - Astros.com
Hinch on Santa Fe shooting: No more condolences, just answers - Houston Chronicle
Reddick scratched from Astros' lineup with 'leg discomfort' - Houston Chronicle
Astros open to separating Verlander, Cole in rotation - Houston Chronicle
Bauer adds ‘Tyler’ to his jersey for Astros game - Houston Chronicle
Astros take series opener against Indians - Houston Chronicle
Morton, Springer Key Opener Triumph
- Astros Daily
Indians, Astros series preview, pitching matchups - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Harris conducts successful slab experiment - Houston Chronicle
The reinvigorated and brilliant Verlander reaches 2,500 strikeouts - Sports Illustrated
Astros can pitch now and look invincible - Deadspin
Straw showing base stealing prowess with Hooks - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Morton called as Tribe arrives in Houston - Astros.com
Davis hits for cycle, raises average to .425 - Astros.com
Astros stars honored to host Kids and K9s event - Astros.com
Taking stock of Astros at quarter mark - Astros.com
Verlander filling trophy case while giving Astros elite pitching - Houston Chronicle
UH softball player Sarah Barker receives Astros World Series ring - Houston Chronicle
Astros call up Kemp after sending down struggling Marisnick - Associated Press
Astros silence Ohtani - Houston Chronicle
Verlander shuts out Angels - Reuters
Astros wear orange but have a better blueprint than Dodgers - Los Angeles Times
Verlander gets 2,500th career strikeout against Ohtani - Sports Illustrated
Morton called as Tribe arrives in Houston - Astros.com
Kemp called up to take Marisnick's spot - Astros.com
Javier continues to pile up strikeouts - Astros.com
Verlander needed all his wiles to fan Ohtani - Astros.com
Gattis' early homer sets stage for Verlander - Astros.com
Verlander spins 5-hit shutout, gets 2,500th K - Astros.com
Astros recall Kemp to fill Marisnick's roster spot - Houston Chronicle
Astros not scheduled to face Bauer in upcoming Indians series - Houston Chronicle
Astros able to avoid World Series hangover so far - Houston Chronicle
Verlander reaches historic milestone in shutout win over Angels - Houston Chronicle
Gattis Blast Supports Verlander Gem
- Astros Daily
Inside Gerrit Cole's taxing outing - Houston Chronicle
Angels' bullpen blows it as Altuve's bases-loaded double rallies Astros - Los Angeles Times
Angels brace for Astros, Verlander - Stats
Altuve's 3-run double lifts Astros over Angels - Reuters
Angels bullpen fails to hang on against Astros - OC Register
Stassi finds consistent stroke for Astros - Houston Chronicle
The Astros man cave you have to see to believe - KPRC-TV
Verlander and McCullers threw some serious shade at Cano - Yahoo Sports
Verlander called for rubber game vs. Halos - Astros.com
Astros send struggling Marisnick to Triple-A - Astros.com
Altuve's 3-run double ignites Astros at Big A - Astros.com
Hinch recognizes missed opportunity to challenge stolen base play - Houston Chronicle
Hinch wants Astros' victory for 44th birthday - Houston Chronicle
Altuve looks to shake slump after last night's single - Houston Chronicle
Altuve comes up big in Astros' late comeback win over Angels - Houston Chronicle
Astros demote Marisnick to AAA Fresno - Houston Chronicle
MVP Altuve Rescues Champs
- Astros Daily
Heaney dominates as Angels defeat Astros, 2-1 - Tribune Content Agency
Heaney strikes out 10; Angels pull even with the Astros - Los Angeles Times
McCullers' curveball conundrum - Houston Chronicle
Corbin Martin dominating in Astros minor leagues - 247Sports
Cole faces Angels in SoCal homecoming - Astros.com
Astros move draft room to West Palm Beach - Astros.com
McCullers drops duel with Angels' Heaney - Astros.com
MLB re-examining its stance on gambling - Houston Chronicle
Springer returns to starting lineup - Houston Chronicle
Astros preparing for Ohtani's at bats, despite not having much study - Houston Chronicle
Astros struggle to get offense going in loss to Angels - Houston Chronicle
Halos Nip Houston, 2-1
- Astros Daily
World Series champion Astros rep city with Rockets - KHOU-TV
Keuchel’s seven shutout innings lead Astros over Rangers - Associated Press
Astros' dominant rotation keeps Rangers' bats at bay - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Astros moms throw out first pitch to their sons on Mother's Day - KTRK-TV
The unknown ace - iSportsWeb
McCullers looks to stay hot in opener vs. Halos - Astros.com
Astros help fight breast cancer on Mother's Day - Astros.com
Astros go all out to support Rockets - Astros.com
Springer to get 'one more day' before return - Astros.com
Keuchel K's season-high 8 to seal series win - Astros.com
Martes plays catch without issue; Astros confident he won't need surgery - Houston Chronicle
Astros wear Rockets attire on plane ride to Anaheim - Houston Chronicle
Springer out Sunday, expected to return to Astros' lineup Monday - Houston Chronicle
Astros take series against Rangers on Mother's Day - Houston Chronicle
Astros Take Series, Remain In 1st
- Astros Daily
Astros seek series win against Rangers - Sports Xchange
Morton rings up 14 strikeouts as Astros even series with Rangers - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Hinch admits there is 'some psychological warfare' in shifting against Gallo - Dallas Morning News
Keuchel looks to continue string of strong starts - Astros.com
Astros find ways to maximize rotation's strengths - Astros.com
Astros fan, auction winner gets VIP treatment - Astros.com
Springer may not need DL stint, says Hinch - Astros.com
Morton K's career-high 14 en route to victory - Astros.com
Springer out Saturday with elbow injury; Astros hopeful he won't need DL stint - Houston Chronicle
Davis has been on fire since his demotion to AAA Fresno - Houston Chronicle
Morton's career night carries Astros past Rangers - Houston Chronicle
Morton fans 14 in 6-1 win
- Astros Daily
Springer day to day after taking pitch to left elbow - Associated Press
Beautiful night in Houston as Hamels outshines Verlander - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Gallo greeted by wild defensive shift again by Astros - USA Today
Why road start vs. Astros could be troublesome for Fister - Dallas Morning News
Astros search for more runs at home against Rangers - Stats
Morton next up to face division-rival Rangers - Astros.com
Astros nearly done giving out World Series rings - Astros.com
Astros defend Gallo with an extreme shift - Astros.com
Springer day to day with left elbow contusion - Astros.com
'Pen proves clutch, but Astros lose pitchers' duel - Astros.com
4 members of Astros' Class AAA team to receive World Series rings - Houston Chronicle
Gattis to be primary DH for Astros, won't catch - Houston Chronicle
Astros players accept BBWAA awards before Rangers game - Houston Chronicle
Springer hit by pitch, exits game with elbow injury - Houston Chronicle
Astros' woes at MMP continue with shutout loss to Rangers - Houston Chronicle
Hamels Gets Revenge
- Astros Daily
Five reasons why the Astros will regain their championship form - Houston Press
Home cooking elusive for Astros' bats this season - Houston Chronicle
These are the hats the Astros will wear on Mother's Day - KHOU-TV
Astros' all-star pitcher to host party to raise funds for pets and kids - Houston Business Journal
Five things to know about the Astros, whose offense continues to misfire - Dallas Morning News
Hall grad gets Astros World Series ring - La Salle (IL) News Tribune
Morton gets philosophical about success and failure - Houston Chronicle
Hinch’s former college teammate and author details 'secret sauce' in Astros' leadership - Houston Chronicle
Astros stealing sparingly, but Hinch says that should change - Houston Chronicle
Stassi among unsung heroes in AL West - Astros.com
Cole fuels Astros' victory - Associated Press
Two mistakes haunt Mengden in loss to Astros - San Francisco Examiner
With rosary sales, Astros fans pitch in to help Houston's historic Annunciation Catholic Church - Houston Chronicle
Astros move up Verlander to start in series opener against Rangers - Houston Chronicle
McCullers changes it up - Houston Chronicle
Astros to face Rangers as JV goes for 5th win - Astros.com
Verlander to pitch Friday instead of Morton - Astros.com
Davis stays hot for Fresno - Astros.com
Astros hit back-to-back homers, sweep A's - Astros.com
Gonzalez enjoying offensive turnaround after slow star - Houston Chronicle
Astros cap sweep of Athletics with help from bottom of lineup - Houston Chronicle
Humble’s Fran Linton to be Astros’ ‘Honorary Bat Girl’ on Mother’s Day - Houston Chronicle
How Sweep It Is!
- Astros Daily
Astros beat Oakland A's 4-2 - Associated Press
A’s lose to Astros again, Manaea falls to 4-4 - San Francisco Chronicle
Astros chase Manaea in first home game since no-hitter - San Jose Mercury News
Matijevic promoted to Astros' high-A team - Tribune-Review
Man's pet monkey goes bananas for Astros - KPRC-TV
The Astros aren't the only team whose pitchers are adding spin - FanGraphs
Inside George Springer's six-hit game - Houston Chronicle
Cole looks to stay hot in finale against A's - Astros.com
Altuve shows Springer respect, bows - Astros.com
Astros top A's on key hit from red-hot Springer - Astros.com
Will Jose Altuve reach 3,000 hits? - Houston Chronicle
Astros' pitching staff continue to tame opposing hitters - Houston Chronicle
Lowrie enjoying resurgence with Athletics - Houston Chronicle
Springer's RBIs help secure Astros' victory over A's - Houston Chronicle
Astros Retake First In 4-2 Victory
- Astros Daily
Ranking the level of urgency for the Astros bottom of the order bats - Houston Press
Springer collects 6 hits in Astros' rout of A's - Reuters
Astros give Taylor Jones and Josh James minor league player of the month honors - Houston Chronicle
Blood center program offers donors chance to win Astros tickets - Houston Chronicle
Astros may have the 'nastiest' rotation ever - and thanks to Trevor Bauer, they're mad, too - USA Today
Matijevic finding his rhythm with Astros' single-A River Bandits - Tribune-Review
McCullers on a roll for matchup with A's - Astros.com
Astros' running game lagging behind past years - Astros.com
Altuve shows Springer respect, bows - Astros.com
Springer's 6-hit night, 462-foot HR lead romp - Astros.com
A's fans vote Reddick to 50th Anniversary Team - Houston Chronicle
Gattis searching for a rhythm during offensive woes - Houston Chronicle
Hinch sends condolence to A's Stephen Piscotty - Houston Chronicle
Springer makes Astros history in blowout victory over A's - Houston Chronicle
Springer, Marwin wA'stes Oakland, 16-2
- Astros Daily
Sharp Koch leads Diamondbacks to 3-1 win over Astros - Associated Press
Obstruction of justice? Astros make the case after loss to D-Backs - Houston Chronicle
Reversal of fortune sees A's rising, Astros falling since last meeting - Associated Press
Hinch upset over controversial interference call that cost Astros - Larry Brown Sports
Missed chances, controversy plague Astros in loss to Diamondbacks - Houston Chronicle
Obstruction call focus of Verlander's outing - Astros.com
Obstruction To Blame But Hitting Is Lame
- Astros Daily
Astros, Diamondbacks to settle series in finale - Stats
A frustrating night in Arizona - Houston Chronicle
Pollock delivers for the Diamondbacks - Arizona Republic
Pollock's single lifts D-backs by Astros - Associated Press
D-backs edge Astros with 9th-inning rally - Reuters
Flashback: Astros on wrong end of Kerry Wood's historic day - Houston Chronicle
Cole has been striking everyone out since joining the Astros - Yahoo Sports
Verlander eyes 5-0 start vs. D-backs - Astros.com
McHugh first to use D-backs' bullpen cart - Astros.com
Altuve collecting baseball gear for Venezuela - Astros.com
Astros' late rally thwarted as D-backs walk off - Astros.com
Mr. 3,000 Albert Pujols earns praise from Astros - Houston Chronicle
Altuve, Peralta team up to get baseball equipment to Venezuelan youth - Houston Chronicle
Bullpen spoils Astros' late rally, D-backs win on walk-off single - Houston Chronicle
28 things to know about Jose Altuve on his birthday - Houston Chronicle
Astros Let Comeback Get Away Again
- Astros Daily
Cole fans career-high 16 in 1-hitter, Astros rout D-backs - Associated Press
Cole flirts with no-hitter, pitches a gem in rout of Diamondbacks - AZ Central
Cole fans 16 in one-hitter against Diamondbacks - Reuters
Arizona trip gives Astros pitchers a rare chance to flex batting muscle - Houston Chronicle
Astros to host 'Star Wars Night' May 18 - KHOU-TV
Vasquez getting second chance in Mexican League - Houston Chronicle
Remembering the most dominant start ever - Astros.com
Thoughts on Houston Astros prospect Yordan Alvarez - Minor League Ball
Is Diamondbacks-Astros a World Series preview? - USA Today
Morton looks to extend roll vs. D-backs - Astros.com
Predicting when Altuve will reach 3,000 hits - Astros.com
Astros pitchers dust off bats for Interleague - Astros.com
Cole dazzles with 16 K's in 1st career shutout - Astros.com
Gonzalez struggling to find his groove offensively - Houston Chronicle
Hinch reminisces on memories made in Arizona - Houston Chronicle
Cole fans 16 in one-hit shutout of Diamondbacks - Houston Chronicle
16-K Cole 1-Hits Snakes
- Astros Daily
How 2017's sports and weather reports showed heart and hell of Houston - Houston Press
Diamondbacks host Astros in 2nd leg of champions tour - Stats
Yankees rally past Astros 6-5 - Associated Press
Torres delivers clutch 9th inning hit as Yankees come back to win wild one vs. Astros, 6-5 - New York Daily News
Yankees voice Michael Kay: 'Astros are the team to beat' - Houston Chronicle
Fans watch Yankees and Astros battle at MMP - Houston Press
Astros begin road trip in Arizona behind Cole - Astros.com
Hinch perplexed by Astros' home/road splits - Astros.com
McCullers' curve among AL West's best pitches - Astros.com
Correa shows off crazy range, cannon arm - Astros.com
'Pen falters after Astros end 28-inning drought - Astros.com
Astros showing patience with outfielder Derek Fisher - Houston Chronicle
Hinch would love for Astros to play games abroad - Houston Chronicle
Late offense not enough as bullpen blows lead in Astros' loss to Yankees - Houston Chronicle
Harris, Peacock Blow Houston Comeback
- Astros Daily
Astros seek to salvage split vs. Yankees - Sports Xchange
Stanton unleashes on Astros - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel's 2018 starts plagued by misfortune - Houston Chronicle
Hinch on Giles punching himself - Houston Chronicle
Baby Giles - New Yorker
McCullers looks to stay hot, stifle Yankees - Astros.com
'Judge Orbit' lays down zinger verdicts on Yanks - Astros.com
Hinch wants to see Giles control emotions - Astros.com
Astros blanked by Yanks for 2nd straight game - Astros.com
Astros held scoreless by Yankees for second straight game - Houston Chronicle
Tuesday's Astros-Yankees game drew record audience for AT&T SportsNet Southwest - Houston Chronicle
Houston sports fans show support for Rockets, Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros held scoreless by Yankees for second straight game - Houston Chronicle
Astros Blanked By Yanks Again
- Astros Daily
Our favorite Astros photos of April - Houston Press
Inside the Astros' painful loss to the Yankees - Houston Chronicle
Bauer, Astros in Twitter war over cheating accusations - Associated Press
Sanchez homer in 9th lifts Yankees past Astros - Associated Press
Astros greats of past also accused of shenanigans - Houston Chronicle
How is the Astros’ pitching so good? Bauer has theories - New York Times
Boone doesn't believe Astros doctoring baseballs - New York Daily News
Bauer and Astros engage in Twitter spat - MLB.com
Astros still World Series favorite, but two other teams are gaining quickly - Yahoo Sports
Bauer suggests Astros are doctoring pitches - Deadspin
Bauer sounds like he's accusing the Astros of doctoring baseballs - Sporting News
In 'Hurricane Season,' Joe Holley tells the unlikely story of the Astros as World Series champions - Texas Monthly
Inside Astros' stellar pitching - Houston Chronicle
How good is the Astros pitching? Historically good - Houston Press
Keuchel, Astros aim to bounce back vs. Yanks - Astros.com
Arauz among top prospect performers - Astros.com
Giles hits himself in face after homer - Astros.com
Kid reporter gets MMP experience - Astros.com
McCullers, Keuchel, Altuve team up for charity - Astros.com
Bullpen gives away JV's 14-K gem - Astros.com
Astros respond to cryptic, accusatory tweets by Bauer - Houston Chronicle
Martin promoted to Class AA - Houston Chronicle
Mitchell embraces time at Astros game - Houston Chronicle
Giles, Astros’ offense squander Verlander’s gem in loss to Yankees - Houston Chronicle
New York Ninth Spoils Verlander Gem
- Astros Daily
Making most of opportunities - Houston Chronicle
Team Up For Kids and K9s highlights Astros player’s community causes - Houston Chronicle
McCann’s uncanny ability to get best out of pitchers serves Astros well - Houston Chronicle
Morton extends Yankees' futility in Houston - New York Times
Astros foil Yanks again - Associated Press
Yankees, Astros continue 'really fun rivalry' - Stats
Man regrets interfering with Astros home run ball in Sunday's game - KPRC-TV
Morton's 10 strikeouts lead Astros to win vs. Yankees - KTRK-TV
Morton again sticks it to Yankees - NJ.com
This one stat shows the Astros are even more terrifying than last season - Yahoo Sports
Beltran honored by Puerto Rican Day Parade - KPRC-TV
Astros help out at-risk kids with refurbished ballpark - KHOU-TV
McCullers going platinum? - KPRC-TV
Who's better now? How 2018 Yankees, Astros match up - NJ.com
Verlander looks to improve to 5-0 against Yanks - Astros.com
None better at hitting leadoff HRs than Springer - Astros.com
Springer helps unveil refurbished kids' field - Astros.com
Hinch-Boone bond goes back to junior ball - Astros.com
Morton, Astros snap Yanks' 9-game streak - Astros.com
Paulino makes season debut at AAA Fresno tonight - Houston Chronicle
Hinch and Boone share bond - Houston Chronicle
Morton dominant in Astros' win over Yankees - Houston Chronicle
Charlie In Charge
- Astros Daily
How Yankees, Astros rosters changed since 2017 ALCS - NJ.com
Cole caps spectacular April - Houston Chronicle
Cole strikes out 12, Astros capitalize on errors to beat Athletics - Associated Press
Astros ride Athletics errors to 8-4 win - Reuters
A’s mistakes help Astros win 8-4, take series - San Francisco Chronicle
Duncan making impact for Astros - MLB Daily Dish
Tucker among Sunday's top prospect performers - Astros.com
Morton opens ALCS rematch against Yankees - Astros.com
16 year-old Altuve to scout: 'I just want a chance' - Astros.com
Cole set Astros record with 61 April K's - Astros.com
Astros' late rally seals series win over A's - Astros.com
Story behind Astros fan ejected from game for interference - Houston Chronicle
On deck: New York Yankees at Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros use late offensive push to knock off Athletics - Houston Chronicle
Bregman's Hustle Keys 8-4 Sunday Win
- Astros Daily
McCullers on the rise - Houston Chronicle
Reddick suprises the Kingwood Mustang baseball team with new jerseys - Houston Chronicle
McCullers, Altuve lead Astros over Athletics - Associated Press
McCullers shines as Astros blank A's, 11-0 - Reuters
Astros clobber A’s 11-0 - San Francisco Chronicle
Cole looks to stifle A's, rebound from 1st loss - Astros.com
McCullers perfect into 6th as Astros rout A's - Astros.com
Cole aims to cut down on stolen bases against him - Houston Chronicle
Cole notices Astros fans' interest in status of MMP's roof - Houston Chronicle
McCullers cruises, offense explodes in Astros' win over Athletics - Houston Chronicle
McCullers Near Perfect In 11-0 Whitewash
- Astros Daily
Astros coach finds time for a father's moment - Houston Chronicle
Martin continues to shine in Astros' farm system - KAGS-TV
Manaea makes history in 1st start after no-no - MLB.com
Manaea makes more history as A’s beat up on Astros - San Jose Mercury News
Astros explain their love for Fortnite - KTRK-TV
Reddick surprises Kingwood HS baseball players with brand-new uniforms - KPRC-TV
Hooks announce another Astros replica 2017 World Series ring giveaway - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
McCullers gets first look at A's in '18 - Astros.com
Martin, Adcock among prospect performers - Astros.com
Verlander gives super fan Ironman pep talk - Astros.com
Springer bonds with NBA player Kidd-Gilchrist - Astros.com
Astros flummoxed by Manaea in loss to A's - Astros.com
Bagwell to join as guest TV commentator at select Astros games - Houston Chronicle
Astros' George Springer, Hornets' Michael Kidd-Gilchrist linked by stutter advocacy - Houston Chronicle
Pettis' son Dante drafted in second round by 49ers - Houston Chronicle
A's hand Astros their biggest loss of the season - Houston Chronicle
Manaea, A's Roar Past Houston, 8-1
- Astros Daily
AL West closers: Giles holding down ninth - Astros.com
Marisnick showing signs batting slump may be over - Houston Chronicle
AT&T SportsNet short-changing Houston viewers - Houston Chronicle
Houston sports stars live just like us - KTRK-TV
Was McCullers jealous of Verlander's Rockets seats? - KPRC-TV
Astros' rotation on pace to join elite group - Houston Chronicle
Altuve's home run drought ends - Houston Chronicle
Beaumont family names newborn son after Bregman - KTRK-TV
Verlander, Altuve help Astros beat Angels - Associated Press
Bregman's bat helps Verlander defeat Angels - Reuters
Angels prove they are for real by winning two of three from Astros - Los Angeles Times
Angels’ road winning streak snapped by Verlander, Astros - OC Register
Astros claim top spot in MLB Power Rankings - TSN.ca
Keuchel faces Manaea in opener vs. A's - Astros.com
Dugout gives Altuve silent treatment after homer - Astros.com
Altuve's first home run of season a no-doubter - Astros.com
Verlander electric as Astros best Angels - Astros.com
Angels use up all mound visits in Tuesday's win over Astros - Houston Chronicle
Altuve gets joking silent treatment after HR - Houston Chronicle
Verlander shines in Astros' win over Angels - Houston Chronicle
Stassi is establishing himself in Astros' lineup - Houston Chronicle
Verlander Aces Angels, 5-2
- Astros Daily
Trout hits 10th HR, Ohtani shaky, Angels beat Astros 8-7 - Associated Press
Simmons' two homers lead Angels in slugfest with Astros - Reuters
Simmons hits two home runs and Angels hold off Astros 8-7 - Los Angeles Times
Ohtani strikes out seven Astros, then Angels rally to take AL West lead - USA Today
Unbeaten Verlander starts finale vs. Angels - Astros.com
Orbit showed Trout his own brand of Secret Stuff - Astros.com
Astros hoped for in-person Ohtani meeting - Astros.com
Fisher, McCann homer; Morton off in slugfest - Astros.com
Angels reliever, St. Pius X graduate Justin Anderson relishes opportunity at home vs. Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros trying to remain patient through Fisher's offensive struggles - Houston Chronicle
Ohtani gives Astros a glance at his gleaming potential - Houston Chronicle
Angels hand Astros second straight loss - Houston Chronicle
Simmons Drives In Five As Anaheim Reclaims First
- Astros Daily
Inside the stolen bases that worked and failed - Houston Chronicle
Remember when Pujols broke Astros hearts? - MLB.com
Ohtani gets 4th start as Angels take on Astros - Stats
Astros blow chance to let Gurriel make amends - Los Angeles Times
Skaggs outduels Cole as Angels outlast Astros - Reuters
Skaggs dazzles, Angels beat Astros - Associated Press
Ohtani impresses Astros - Houston Chronicle
The philosophy behind Cole's hot start for Astros: 'It's OK to miss' - Sporting News
Astros send Morton to oppose Ohtani - Astros.com
Altuve, Astros ready for 1st look at Ohtani - Astros.com
Astros fall after rally ends on overturned call - Astros.com
Fun facts about Dollar Hot Dog Night at MMP - Houston Chronicle
Astros mascot Orbit attends wedding, one-ups bride and groom’s ring game - Houston Chronicle
Astros confident in matchup against best opponent yet - Houston Chronicle
Reddick's power distracts from recent inconsistency - Houston Chronicle
Astros held scoreless in loss to Angels - Houston Chronicle
Halos Blank Astros 2-0
- Astros Daily
Astros address early concerns in resounding fashion - Houston Press
On deck: Los Angels Angels at Astros - Houston Chronicle
Inside McCullers.'s brisk win - Houston Chronicle
Struggling White Sox swept by Astros - Chicago Sun-Times
Astros complete 3-game sweep over reeling White Sox - Chicago Daily Herald
Altuve leads Astros past White Sox for sixth straight win - Sportsnet.ca
Ohtani to start Tuesday vs. Astros - TSN.ca
Cole, Astros head home to host Angels - Astros.com
These guys are making it easy for the bullpen - Astros.com
Patient Astros continue red-hot run vs. Sox - Astros.com
Astros to face Angels phenom Shohei Ohtani in next series - Houston Chronicle
Verlander conducts master class in sign making, fires back at heckler - Houston Chronicle
Struggling Marisnick sparks Astros to win over White Sox - Houston Chronicle
Astros' offensive resurgence allows pitchers time to rest - Houston Chronicle
Astros Tally Late, Sweep Sox
- Astros Daily
Astros seek emphatic sweep of White Sox - Sports Xchange
Inside the stellar outings of Dallas Keuchel, Josh Reddick - Houston Chronicle
A tough day gets worse for White Sox in another blowout loss to Astros - Chicago Tribune
Verlander handles taunting White Sox fan yelling 'you suck' - KPRC-TV
McCullers piling up K's entering Chicago finale - Astros.com
Astros offer messages of support to Farquhar - Astros.com
Marisnick looking to work way out of funk - Astros.com
Reddick's 2-HR night slams White Sox - Astros.com
Reddick's pair of homers power Astros past White Sox - Houston Chronicle
Reddick Slams Chisox
- Astros Daily
Verlander takes exception with White Sox's Tim Anderson - Houston Chronicle
Verlander, Correa, Astros beat White Sox 10-0 - Associated Press
Verlander wasn't at all happy with Tim Anderson - NBC Sports Chicago
White Sox reliever Farquhar collapses; Astros rout Sox 10-0 - Chicago Daily Herald
Champion Astros showing no signs of World Series hangover - Chicago Tribune
Astros fan recalls chance encounter with President Bush - KHOU-TV
Fresh off CG gem, Keuchel primed for 1st win - Astros.com
Yuli might not be the best Gurriel we'll see in '18 - Astros.com
Springer's Little League HR caps 5-run frame - Astros.com
JV, bats sizzle as Astros cruise past White Sox - Astros.com
Marisnick, Fisher struggling offensively - Houston Chronicle
Gurriel discusses his brother Lourdes' call-up to Blue Jays - Houston Chronicle
Astros blast White Sox to open series - Houston Chronicle
Verlander And Friends Darn Sox, 10-0
- Astros Daily
Inside Astros' resurgent offense - Houston Chronicle
Verlander starts opener at White Sox - Stats
Mariners showdown with Astros became a beat down - Tacoma News Tribune
Morton, Altuve help Astros trounce Mariners - Reuters
Mariners turn crazy triple play against Astros - USA Today
Morton dominant as Astros silence Mariners - Associated Press
Astros use series finale to show Mariners who’s who in the AL West - Seattle Times
Barbara Bush's love of the Astros doesn't go unnoticed - KPRC-TV
Verlander leads traveling Astros into Chicago - Astros.com
Checking in on AL West new guys: Cole - Astros.com
Back tightness keeping Giles out of action - Astros.com
Distracted Gattis grounds into triple play - Astros.com
Morton, Astros' rotation continue to sizzle in win - Astros.com
What it's like to tackle Hooks' crazy food challenge - Houston Chronicle
Hinch: Giles' back tightness gotten 'a bit worse' - Houston Chronicle
Astros overcome bruises and blunders to beat Mariners - Houston Chronicle
Gattis discusses gaffe which led to triple play - Houston Chronicle
Morton Continues Hot Month With 9-2 Victory
- Astros Daily
Inside Gerrit Cole's 'off' night' - Houston Chronicle
Cole goes 7 strong innings as Astros top Mariners - Reuters
Houston’s big 7th inning dooms Mariners, 7-1 - Associated Press
Mike Leake was rolling... for a while. And where did the Mariners' offense go? - Tacoma News-Tribune
Astros dine on Safeco Field grasshoppers for pregame meal - Yahoo Sports
McCann provides relief to Astros' offensive slump - Houston Chronicle
Astros minor league team gets first contestant in massive burger eating challenge - KTRK-TV
First look at Astros-inspired mural - KPRC-TV
Gibault grad having a blast with the Astros - Republic-Times
'Astroball' highlights how the Astros invented a new method to build a champion - Sports Illustrated
Astros fan fighting cancer gets love from Altuve, Correa - Beaumont Enterprise
Red-hot Morton takes hill in series finale - Astros.com
McCann catching after getting hit on knuckles - Astros.com
Fisher robs HR in most casual way possible - Astros.com
Cole sharp again; Astros' 6-run 7th seals win - Astros.com
New book Astroball will detail Astros' rise to title - Houston Chronicle
Astros activate Sipp from disabled list - Houston Chronicle
Bregman, Marisnick out of Astros' lineup to reboot - Houston Chronicle
Astros return to standard operating procedure in win over Mariners - Houston Chronicle
15 album covers reimagined with Astros players - Houston Chronicle
Astros Explode In 7th, Maul Mariners
- Astros Daily
Astros show off their potent pitchers against Mariners lineup - Tacoma News Tribune
McCullers' changeup emerges - Houston Chronicle
Astros ride McCullers' arm past Mariners - Reuters
Hinch’s tweaks in Astros’ lineup no sign of panic - Houston Chronicle
Cole looks to add to record K run vs. Mariners - Astros.com
Astros offer condolences to Bush family - Astros.com
Astros option Hoyt ahead of Sipp's return - Astros.com
McCullers' 11-K gem gets Astros off the mat - Astros.com
Astros mourn the passing of Astros mourn the passing of Barbara BushBush - Houston Chronicle
Altuve reaches milestone of 1,000 games with Astros - Houston Chronicle
Barbara Bush loved keeping score at Astros games - Houston Chronicle
Astros beat Mariners behind robust outing by McCullers - Houston Chronicle
McCullers, McCann McCancel Mariners
- Astros Daily
Inside the Astros' grisly offensive numbers - Houston Chronicle
Tough-luck Astros look to rebound against Mariners - Fox Sports
Paxton, Mariners edge Astros - Reuters
Mariners do everything right to score a 2-1 victory over Astros - Seattle Times
Astros pitchers suspicious about Bryce Harper’s broken bat home run - Larry Brown Sports
Hooks fans relish chance to see 2017 World Series trophy - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Bill Murray talks Astros, golf during visit to Houston - KHOU-TV
The long lost story behind the Astros' famous Rainbow uniforms - Husotn Public Media
Hinch also homered off Colon - Houston Chronicle
McCullers eyes continued success vs. M's - Astros.com
Altuve humbled by 1,000-game benchmark - Astros.com
Verlander, Scherzer win Players of the Week - Astros.com
Springer HR, Keuchel CG aren't enough vs. M's - Astros.com
Astros giving out lots more replica World Series rings for fans - Houston Chronicle
Verlander named AL Player of the Week - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel joins exclusive list with 1,000 innings with Astros - Houston Chronicle
McCullers hopes poor last outing will be a turning point - Houston Chronicle
Offense continues to struggle as Astros fall to Mariners - Houston Chronicle
Bats Quiet Again In 2-1 Loss
- Astros Daily
Colon takes perfect game into eighth as Rangers beat Astros in 10th - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Astros provide the Mariners an early measuring stick - Tacoma News Tribune
Colon loses no-hit bid for Rangers in 8th vs. Astros - Associated Press
Astros are putting baseball on notice in 'Fortnite,' too - ESPN
Keuchel looks to shut down Mariners - Astros.com
Astros' pair among top prospect performers - Astros.com
Facts, stats from epic Colon-Verlander duel - Astros.com
Astros, Rangers celebrate Jackie's legacy - Astros.com
Verlander's 11-K, 1-hit gem ins't enough - Astros.com
Astros, Rangers wear No. 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day - Houston Chronicle
Customized robes continue Astros' wrestling-themed tradition - Houston Chronicle
Astros drop series finale to Rangers in 10 innings - Houston Chronicle
Astros Fall Again, 3-1; Now 3 Back
- Astros Daily
Rangers exploit Astros’ bullpen to win - Houston Chronicle
Inside the Astros' offensive struggles - Houston Chronicle
Guzman delivers clutch hits in Rangers' comeback over Astros - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Guzman caps rally in Rangers' 6-5 win over Houston - Associated Press
Rangers escape 5-0 hole, edge Astros in 10 - Reuters
Are the Astros lost in the Red Sox shadow? - iSportsWeb
Astros fans wait in line for World Series replica ring - KIII-TV
Rangers catcher receives World Series ring from Astros in pre-game ceremony - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Astros' series finale reunites ex-roommates Alex Rodriguez, A.J. Hinch - Houston Chronicle
Young fan receives a 'Collin MuQ' autograph - Astros.com
Masters winner Reed gets an Astros jersey - Astros.com
Family Day always a big hit at Astros UYA - Astros.com
Hinch likes his options for Astros' closer role - Astros.com
Verlander starts for Astros on Jackie's Day - Astros.com
Gurriel's first HR highlights Astros' 5-run 4th - Astros.com
Astros can't hold 5-run lead in loss to Rangers - Astros.com
Hinch says he has not 'done a good enough job' utilizing Giles - Houston Chronicle
Astros blow 5-run lead, lose to Rangers in 10 innings - Houston Chronicle
Five-Run Lead Fizzles In 6-5 Loss
- Astros Daily
Altuve takes selfie with Astros fan at grocery store - KTRK-TV
Cole sets strikeout record in third start for Astros - Omnisport
Fisher's speed, Cole's dominance - Houston Chronicle
Astros manager urges prayer for injured Houston officer - KTRK-TV
Cole strikes out 14, Astros beat Rangers 3-2 - Associated Press
Cole makes history in latest start for Astros - Larry Brown Sports
Fisher scores on costly error as Astros edge Rangers - Reuters
Cole joins Ryan in record books with third double-digit K game - The Score
Astros activate Gurriel off disabled list - Associated Press
Mendoza: 2018 Astros 'even better' than championship team - Houston Chronicle
Morton up next vs. Texas in Silver Boot Series - Astros.com
Gurriel back in Astros' lineup, makes '18 debut - Astros.com
Springer torments Hamels again, homers twice - Astros.com
Cole K's 14, continues record-setting run - Astros.com
Altuve races to 2nd on catcher pickoff attempt - Astros.com
Cole's dominance, Springer's 2 HRs lead Astros - Astros.com
Hinch, Astros concerned for injured Houston police officer - Houston Chronicle
Davis to work on defensive versatility while with AAA Fresno - Houston Chronicle
Astros rejoice over return of Yuli Gurriel - Houston Chronicle
Astros bounce back with series-opening win against Rangers - Houston Chronicle
Error Allows Astros To Nip Rangers, 3-2
- Astros Daily
Astros' bats took awhile to warm up last year, too - Houston Chronicle
Special Sunday in store for Houston fans - Houston Chronicle
Hooks open 2018 home schedule with luster of Astros World Series title still bright - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Astros keeping eye on Carlos Correa’s brother, J.C. Correa - Runner Sports
Astros jump 2 spots on Forbes list of most valuable MLB teams - KPRC-TV
Teacher's second job has ring to it - Orange Record
Giles is Astros' X-factor - Astros.com
Numbers long retired, who were former Astros players Jim Umbricht and Don Wilson? - Houston Chronicle
Astros option Davis to AAA Fresno - Houston Chronicle
Astros players' walk-up songs for 2018 - Houston Chronicle
Inside McCullers' struggles against the Twins - Houston Chronicle
Kepler's walkoff home run beats Astros - Associated Press
Kepler's walkoff home run lifts Twins past Astros 9-8 - Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Twins survive Astros 9-8 on Max Kepler’s walk-off homer in the ninth - Pioneer Press
Ex-Astros see championship-core parallels with young Twins - Pioneer Press
Astros launch World Series commemorative brick program - KHOU-TV
Astros' Shooting Stars squad members who have been on the team the longest - Houston Chronicle
Adcock notches first win of season for Class A Astros - MLive.com
Yuli set to return behind rolling Cole vs. Texas - Astros.com
Gurriel works out in Houston, to return Friday - Astros.com
Bregman logs his first career four-hit game - Astros.com
Astros finish 7-run comeback, but fall in walk-off - Astros.com
Astros' latest bullpen additions have mixed results - Houston Chronicle
Astros' comeback falls short in loss to Twins - Houston Chronicle
Gurriel on track to return to Astros on Friday - Houston Chronicle
Astros Come Back For Naught
- Astros Daily
Preview: Twins vs. Astros - STATS
Twins shut down slumping Astros behind Odorizzi - Reuters
Astros overtake the Dodgers on World Series odds - CalvinAyre.com
'Fortnite' is the reason behind the Astros' weird celebration dance - Houston Chronicle
Willis-area golf cart company has made a special Astros cart - Houston Chronicle
McCullers wraps series in Minnesota - Astros.com
Astros place Sipp (oblique) on DL, recall Hoyt - Astros.com
Keuchel scuffles as Astros fall short vs. Twins - Astros.com
Astros put Sipp on disabled list, activate Hoyt - Houston Chronicle
Bregman works through batting issues - Houston Chronicle
Astros struggle in loss to Twins - Houston Chronicle
Odorizzi Quiets Astros Again
- Astros Daily
Inside Giles' first save of 2018 - Houston Chronicle
Verlander dominates over 7 innings, Astros beat Twins - Associated Press
Verlander too much as Twins squander chances in 2-0 loss - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Young Astros fan throws first pitch after overcoming health obstacles - KHOU-TV
Brother of Astro Carlos Correa commits to Lamar baseball - Beaumont Enterprise
Looking back at Astros Game One inside the Astrodome - KHOU-TV
Matijevic among top prospect performers - Astros.com
Pitching has Astros off to repeat-worthy start - Astros.com
Keuchel seeks 1st win vs. Twins - Astros.com
Verlander chills Twins; Astros win 3rd straight - Astros.com
Davis struggling at the plate - Houston Chronicle
Reddick out of Astros lineup after falling ill - Houston Chronicle
Astros expect Gurriel to be ready by Friday - Houston Chronicle
The fashions on display at the Astrodome's 'Domecoming' party - Houston Chronicle
Verlander's strong night secures Astros' victory against Twins - Houston Chronicle
Stone Cold Verlander Tames Twins
- Astros Daily
Padres lose to Astros 4-1 in Sunday finale - Associated Press
Astro’s set for another successful season with stacked roster - Daily Toreador
2013 trade still paying off big for 2018 Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros tab Verlander to open road trip - Astros.com
Pitching has Astros off to repeat-worthy start - Astros.com
JV's start vs. Twins could be coldest of career - Astros.com
Big flies back Morton, secure Astros' series win - Astros.com
Cole earns envy of peers - Houston Chronicle
Astros already shivering over Minnesota road trip - Houston Chronicle
Astros use huge 5th inning to secure victory against Padres - Houston Chronicle
Fisher's speed currently his best asset for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Stassi Homer Keys 4-1 Victory
- Astros Daily
Morton tries to continue success vs. Padres - Sports Xchange
Astros flashback: Jeff Bagwell's major-league debut - Houston Chronicle
Inside Gerrit Cole's home debut - Houston Chronicle
Padres lose heartbreaker to Astros after prized free agent's costly mistake - Yahoo Sports
Astros win on a walk-off infield popup (seriously) - CBS Sports
Astros top Padres on walk-off pop-up - San Diego Union-Tribune
Fan bling! Astros fans selling replica rings up to $500 on eBay - KTRK-TV
Padres trying to beat Astros now, be Astros later - San Diego Union-Tribune
Morton, Astros look to take 2 of 3 from Padres - Astros.com
Astros in no rush to put Gattis behind plate - Astros.com
Cole sets Astros record for K's in 1st 2 outings - Astros.com
Astros walk off in 10th on flubbed infield popup - Astros.com
Astros activate Hoyt from DL, option him to AAA - Houston Chronicle
McHugh continues to adapt to bullpen role - Houston Chronicle
Improbable Padres fielding gaffe results in walkoff win for Astros - Houston Chronicle
20-Foot Pop Delivers Walk-Off Win
- Astros Daily
Pirela, Padres end Astros' 5-game winning streak, 4-1 - Associated Press
Astros give Mattress Mack his own World Champions ring - KTRK-TV
The Astros are doing Fortnite celebrations after each win and they're awesome - MLB.com
All the Astros' World Series jewelry fans can buy - Houston Chronicle
Bill Murray talks about the Astros, filming in Houston, and his new musical career - Houston Chronicle
Cole set for MMP debut against Padres - Astros.com
Tucker among top prospect performers - Astros.com
Top takeaways from first week in AL West - Astros.com
Astros' MVP trio honored in pregame ceremony - Astros.com
McCullers, Astros stumble in fifth vs. Friars - Astros.com
Hinch credits Padres for rejuvenating his career - Houston Chronicle
Altuve, Springer and Verlander honored in pregame ceremony - Houston Chronicle
Cole to make home debut Saturday - Houston Chronicle
McCullers, Astros fall to Padres for first home loss of season - Houston Chronicle
Padre Pitching Pauses Astros, 4-1
- Astros Daily
Astros’ bullpen offers Hinch array of high-leverage options - Houston Chronicle
Astros are still the best, it’s that simple - Houston Chronicle
Houston artist paints the Astros’ celebration moment - Houston Chronicle
How Correa and Altuve grew from friends to family - KTRK-TV
Get an up-close look at the Astros' WS rings - Astros.com
Verlander shows off ring at Rockets game - Astros.com
Longtime Astros employee Berry receives ring - Astros.com
Astros fans can win a personalized World Series championship ring - Houston Chronicle
Bad throws test Davis - Houston Chronicle
Smith envies Astros teammates, wants another World Series ring - Houston Chronicle
Sightlines: Astros' home opener - Houston Chronicle
Astros sweep away Orioles with victory - Associated Press
A-rod explains why the Yankees are the biggest threat to the Astros - Fox Sports
Inside the outings of Peacock, Keuchel - Houston Chronicle
Astros finish off three-game sweep of Orioles - Reuters
Streaking Astros look to McCullers vs. Padres - Astros.com
Starting spots for Astros' Top 30 prospects - Astros.com
Reddick still red hot, hits in 5 straight ABs - Astros.com
Astros finish sweep of O's, win 5th straight - Astros.com
Upton shows off husband's World Series championship ring - Houston Chronicle
Hinch got his first hit in the majors 20 years ago - Houston Chronicle
Rasmus receives warm reception from fans - Houston Chronicle
Peacock shuts out Orioles in final 3 innings as Astros sweep series - Houston Chronicle
Hinch shuffles through lineups with ease - Houston Chronicle
Bregman Single Caps 3-2 Sweeper
- Astros Daily
Reddick vows to sleep with his Astros championship ring - Paper City Mag
Beltran gets a ringing endorsement from Astros, fans - Houston Chronicle
The details behind the Astros' unique World Series Championship rings - KIII-TV
Astros unveil their World Series rings - Yahoo Sports
Astros fan in iconic photo comes a long way since Harvey - KHOU-TV
Sightlines: Astros' home opener - Houston Chronicle
For this lifelong Astros fan, what a perfect night - Houston Chronicle
It was an emotional return for Astros coach who nearly died - Associated Press
'I make things blow up' -- Meet the pyrotechnician for the Astros - Houston Public Media
Heel to hero: Beltran comes full circle in Houston - Astros.com
Astros add bling, receive championship rings - Astros.com
Keuchel set to start afternoon finale vs. O's - Astros.com
Bregman makes another incredible throw for out - Astros.com
Correa hits inside-the-park HR in return to action - Astros.com
Reddick's slam carries Astros to 4th straight win - Astros.com
Springer, Correa and Altuve enjoy coffee in new commercial - Houston Chronicle
McCullers meets adorable girl who said she wanted to marry him - Houston Chronicle
Correa set to start on ring ceremony day despite last night's injury - Houston Chronicle
Astros simply weren't ready to activate Gurriel - Houston Chronicle
Astros World Series rings have 214 diamonds, 25 sapphires - Houston Chronicle
Reddick's grand slam secures Astros win over Orioles - Houston Chronicle
Reddick Rescues Verlander, Rondon in 10-6 Comeback
- Astros Daily
Morton picks up where he left off as Astros top O’s - Houston Chronicle
Astros return like champions - Houston Chronicle
Morton, Gonzalez help Astros over Orioles 6-1 - KBTX-TV
Astros' rotation 'pretty awesome' so far - Houston Chronicle
The lasting economic impact of Astros' World Series win - KPRC-TV
A time to celebrate the architect of Astros' success - Houston Chronicle
Morton, Astros roll in home opener - Reuters
Fans arrive proud, loud and ready to boost Astros - Houston Chronicle
Leaf blower, brave employee save Astros' World Series banner unveiling - Houston Chronicle
Dauer throws first pitch at Astros' home opener - Sporting News
Astros reveal World Series championship banner in emotional pregame ceremony - CBS Sports
Vintage-style Astros sweater for sale at team store but it'll cost you - KHOU-TV
Correa's custom cleats he plans to wear for Astros' home opener - Houston Chronicle
Astros, Alexander could owe Comcast $54 million or more - Houston Chronicle
On a banner night, some changes at Minute Maid Park for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros say last year is behind them... before championship extravaganza at home begins - Houston Chronicle
Four things we learned from the Astros-Rangers series - Houston Press
All the World Series giveaways at Astros home games this season - Houston Chronicle
Verlander to start action after Astros get rings - Astros.com
After near-death experience, first pitch in Houston - Astros.com
Correa exits early, day to day with toe bruise - Astros.com
Gurriel sent to DL after completing suspension - Astros.com
Banner day: Astros celebrate title with Houston - Astros.com
Astros seal home opener with gold-plated win - Astros.com
Luhnow unveils new license plate - Houston Chronicle
Fresno affiliate sets starting rotation - Houston Chronicle
Dauer returns for emotional first pitch with Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros to exercise caution, put Yuli Gurriel on DL - Houston Chronicle
Astros fans soak in the home opener celebration - Houston Chronicle
Astros raise pennant, roll past Orioles - Houston Chronicle
Morton Salts Away Orioles
- Astros Daily
Defending champion Astros cruise to win against Rangers - Associated Press
Excitement builds for Astros fans as home-opener approaches - KPRC-TV
Astros’ pitching exposes Rangers’ top-heavy lineup in season-opening series - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Orioles don’t get break facing Astros’ No. 5 starter - STATS
Adcock gets Class A assignment from Astros - MLive.com
Inside Stassi's performance in Astros-Rangers series - Houston Chronicle
Reddick sitting out second straight game is part of Astros' predetermined lineups - Houston Chronicle
Morton to lead Astros' home opener, celebration - Astros.com
Correa, Altuve rack up 4 hits each as Astros roll - Astros.com
Gurriel pegged for Tuesday return against O's - Astros.com
Go Gerrit! Cole fans 11 to win Astros debut - Astros.com
Meet the artist making the coolest baseball paintings - Houston Chronicle
Cole's spectacular debut powers Astros past Rangers - Houston Chronicle
Gonzalez earns first Astros ejection of season - Houston Chronicle
Houston celebs root, root for the Astros in cool new video - Houston Chronicle
Cole Clips Rangers, Fans 11 In Debut
- Astros Daily
Astros: Chase for a repeat begins - iSportsWeb
McCullers, Astros bury Rangers, 9-3 - Associated Press
McCullers gives Astros even more hope for season - Houston Chronicle
Inside McCullers' win over the Rangers - Houston Chronicle
Champion Astros have only gotten stronger in the offseason, will repeat - Minneapolis Star Tribune
McCullers, Astros roll past Rangers - Reuters
Smoltz says Astros are 'the team to beat, no doubt' - Houston Chronicle
Beltran to rejoin Astros for ring ceremony - Astros.com
Cole ready to begin new quest with Astros - Astros.com
McCullers fans 10, shakes off comebacker - Astros.com
Correa, Altuve rack up 4 hits each as Astros roll - Astros.com
Gurriel shows promising signs of improvement - Houston Chronicle
MLB sideline reporters fearful after foul ball hits Braves' Kelsey Wingert - Houston Chronicle
Correa, Altuve lead Astros over Rangers - Houston Chronicle
Correa, Altuve Mash Rangers, 9-3
- Astros Daily
Hooks Report: Corpus Christi's outfield - KIII-TV
Rangers top Astros to even series - Dallas Morning News
Astros' home opener: What you need to know - KHOU-TV
Pairing our favorite Astros with characters from 'The Sandlot' - Houston Chronicle
Alvarez, 16 returners on 2018 Hooks roster - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Staub's death stirs memories of principled stand - Houston Chronicle
Otterstad unveils Astros World Series artwork collection - Houston Chronicle
Check out Keuchel's cool new World Series tattoo - Houston Chronicle
Inside the Astros' four-man outfield - Houston Chronicle
McCullers up next in Silver Boot rivalry - Astros.com
Beltran to rejoin Astros for ring ceremony - Astros.com
Keuchel unable to corral lefties in Game 2 - Astros.com
Tucker headed to Class AAA Fresno - Houston Chronicle
Meet the Astros' Shooting Stars dance team - Houston Chronicle
Beltran to throw out first pitch Tuesday vs. Orioles - Houston Chronicle
Bunts as a result of 4-man outfield not a concern for Hinch - Houston Chronicle
Astros squander opportunities against Rangers in first loss of season - Houston Chronicle
Fister Flips Finger At Former Mates
- Astros Daily
Kate Upton sweater ready for new Astros season - KPRC-TV
Astros humble Rangers 4-1 - Houston Press
Astros open with victory over Rangers - Associated Press
No shortage of knee-jerk reactions after Rangers fall to Astros - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
With Verlander from start, Astros could be even better in 2018 - ESPN
Rusty Staub, former Astro slugger who spent 23 years in the majors, dead at 73 - Houston Chronicle
Astros ready to defend title - Big Country Homepage
Tucker moving on up - KIII-TV
Verlander keeps Rangers' bats down on Opening Day - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Astros' four-man outfield stymies Gallo - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
One of Astros littlest fans is ready for a big season - KHOU-TV
The Astros created a four-man outfield and right-shifted-infield shift for Joey Gallo that looked amazing - MLB.com
Springer pulls off opening-day feat you've never seen before - Yahoo Sports
Astros break out four-man outfield - CBS Sports
Gurriel on MLB restricted list for WS suspension - KTRK-TV
MMP one of the cheapest stadiums to watch an MLB game - Houston Chronicle
Morton no slouch in Astros' loaded rotation - Houston Chronicle
As Astros return, a chance to reflect on 2017 - Houston Chronicle
Early Houston star Staub dies at 73 - Astros.com
Keuchel gets the ball in Arlington - Astros.com
Gurriel avoids DL, begins serving suspension - Astros.com
Astros' defensive shift for Gallo was amazing - Astros.com
Springer hits leadoff HR in 2nd straight OD - Astros.com
Springer's historic HR paces Astros' win - Astros.com
If MLB expands, it knows cities like San Antonio, Montreal interested - Houston Chronicle
Davis, Fisher, Stassi take in first Opening Day - Houston Chronicle
Astros open 2018 season with win over Rangers - Houston Chronicle
Astros fans invade Arlington to celebrate Opening Day - Houston Chronicle
Astros fans enjoy opening day watch parties in Houston - Houston Chronicle
Springer, Marisnick Bomb Rangers In Opener
- Astros Daily
First Timer's Guide to Houston Astros Games at Minute Maid Park - Neighborhoods.com
First goal for Astros in 2018: Beat Arlington - Astros Insider
Rusty Staub, slugger, fan favorite, ‘Le Grand Orange,’ dies at 73 - Associated Press
Astros, fans prepare for season opener in Arlington against Rangers - KPRC-TV
Astros begin title defense against Rangers on Opening Day - Fox 4 News
Verlander, Hamels duel on opening day for Astros, Rangers - Stats
Visit to ravaged Puerto Rico gives Correa a mission - Houston Chronicle
Astros should end up as MLB's best again - Houston Chronicle
Tucker could soon belong with big-league Astros - Houston Chronicle
Verlander, Astros ready to open vs. Rangers - Astros.com
Davis, Fisher make Astros as OD roster set - Astros.com
A brief history of the train at MMP - Houston Chronicle
New food coming to a ballpark near you - Houston Chronicle
Astros' plan for Gurriel changes as he progresses in his rehab - Houston Chronicle
What to expect from each Astros player this season - Houston Chronicle
A look at every Astros' Opening Day starting pitcher - Houston Chronicle
Predicting how the 2018 postseason will play out - MLB.com
Astros finish spring training 21-9 - Associated Press
McHugh must master new routine in Astros’ bullpen - Houston Chronicle
Armenteros, Davis among top performers - Astros.com
Tucker preps for minors duty - Astros.com
Morton bounces back in final spring game vs. Brewers - Houston Chronicle
Morton, Correa Spark Spring Finale
- Astros Daily
Astros are prepared to use a four-man outfield shift in the regular season - The Athletic
Baseball will eventually beat the Astros' four-man outfield - Yahoo Sports
Hinch on 4-man outfield: 'It's not a gimmick' - Astros.com
Polish Pete's "Altuve Polka" goes on sale Thursday - Houston Chronicle
The 5 most likable superstar sports icons in Houston right now - Culture Map
Photos: Astros fans excited to see team return to MMP - KHOU-TV
Despite shorter spring training, Astros anxious to start season - Houston Chronicle
19 outrageous new ballpark foods on the menu for Astros opening day - Culture Map
Sneakily elite Will Harris is vital to Astros’ bullpen - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel feels prepared for regular season - Astros.com
Tucker among top prospect performers - Astros.com
Davis tabbed as Astros' impact prospect - Astros.com
Astros hungry, set to line up for Opening Day - Astros.com
Verlander stoked to start season with Astros - Astros.com
Four-man outfield? Astros have it covered - Astros.com
Eureka Heights debuts limited-edition glittery beer for Astros season - Houston Chronicle
MLB releases official social media hashtags for all 30 teams - Houston Chronicle
Grand slam by Tucker raises excitement but not chances of making roster - Houston Chronicle
The second act of A.J. Hinch - ESPN
Dauer to throw out first pitch in Astros home opener vs. Orioles - Houston Chronicle
Gurriel might not need to start on disabled list - Associated Press
Watch out, the Astros got better - New York Times
HR spike has Astros pitchers rethinking 'keep ball down' mantra - Houston Chronicle
Stassi already a leader in career saves... his own - The Runner Sports
Keuchel feels prepared for regular season - Astros.com
Davis' hard work pays off with spot on roster - Astros.com
Davis pleasantly surprised by making opening day roster - Houston Chronicle
Astros hopeful Gurriel can avoid DL after making progress with injury - Houston Chronicle
Gattis not expected to miss any time after elbow injury - Houston Chronicle
Set to return to Triple-A, Reed looking to remain patient - Terre Haute Tribune Star
Spring time with the Astros - Lufkin News
Morton cares about the positive impact he has on others - Houston Chronicle
In all of its glory: World Series trophy works way to PA - Port Arthur News
Astros 25-man roster finalized - SportsRadio 610
What weakness could hold the Astros back in 2018? - Fan Rag Sports
Correa thrives as Astros superstar, Puerto Rican national hero - USA Today
Will the 'World Series hangover' haunt the Astros? - Los Angeles Times
Former teammate J.D. thrilled for Altuve - Astros.com
Astros have talent, mentality to defend title - Astros.com
5 reasons Verlander could win 2nd Cy Young - Astros.com
Bregman talks goals, excitement for '18 in Q&A - Astros.com
Davis, Fisher make Astros as OD roster set - Astros.com
Tucker, minor leaguers heading to Houston for Astros' final exhibition games - Houston Chronicle
Astros set 2018 Opening-Day roster - Houston Chronicle
It's anybody's ballgame in Astros' battles at first base, left field - Houston Chronicle
Astros' World Series trophy coming to capital region - Spectrum News
Smith faces 50/50 future with Huntington's disease - KTRK-TV
Astros, Aramark host tasting event at MMP - KHOU-TV
Springer, Morton ready to help Astros defend title - New Haven Register
The case for the Astros to win it all - Yardbarker
Stassi makes Astros' Opening Day roster - Astros.com
Altuve, Verlander stand out on stacked Astros - Astros.com
McCullers surprises cancer survivor at spring training - Houston Chronicle
All the new food at MMP this season - Houston Chronicle
Astros pitchers take no-hitter to ninth inning against Twins - Houston Chronicle
KEYH, KNTE to broadcast Astros games in Spanish this season - Houston Chronicle
Stassi, Sipp Claim Roster Spots
- Astros Daily
Will flip-flopping fielders be baseball’s latest trend? - Associated Press
Cancer survivor, 8, gets surprise day with the Astros - Palm Beach Post
Verlander acknowledges Hall of Fame pursuit, and he's here all year for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Sparks keeps things light but knows his stuff - Houston Chronicle
Altuve says Verlander offered insight into contract talks - Houston Chronicle
Young cancer survivor meets Astros pitcher - WPBF-TV
Springer's wife shows off more wedding photos on Instagram - Houston Chronicle
McCann playing for right club at right time - Astros.com
Morton using rough start as motivation - Astros.com
Stassi makes Astros' Opening Day roster - Astros.com
Kemp making late push for outfield spot - Houston Chronicle
Morton gets lit up in Astros' spring loss to Marlins - Houston Chronicle
How the Astros spent their time off-the-field at spring training - Houston Chronicle
By one metric, Astros tickets are priciest in baseball - Houston Chronicle
Stassi makes Astros' roster spot as backup catcher - Houston Chronicle
Everybody's chasing the defending-champion Astros, star-studded Yankees - Dallas Morning News
Encore? Champion Houston Astros loaded again for '18 - Associated Press
Astros look even better for 2018 - Fan Rag Sports
Verlander to Astros almost didn’t happen - Fan Rag Sports
Beer vendor brews up fun at Astros' spring ballpark - Houston Chronicle
Astros expect to be Texas' best once again in 2018 - Midland Reporter-Telegram
Astros believe they can buck baseball's no-repeat trend - Houston Chronicle
Sipp secures final spot in Astros' bullpen - Astros.com
Gurriel continues progress, unknown if he'll start season on DL - Houston Chronicle
Mack Hayes releases new Astros song inspired by World Series - Houston Chronicle
This Astros World Series-themed pickup truck will make fans giddy - Houston Chronicle
Sipp lands Astros' final bullpen spot - Houston Chronicle
Astrodome to host one last party before construction to create parking lot - Houston Chronicle
Pressure shouldn’t faze Springer as Astros bid for repeat - San Antonio Express-News
Astros sign Altuve, but tougher deals ahead - Houston Press
Astros' opponents feel like they have a license to steal - Houston Chronicle
Revived Gerrit Cole enjoying fresh slate with Astros - USA Today
His star on the rise, Bregman is experiencing the dream - Houston Chronicle
Cole thinks; therefore, he pitches - Houston Chronicle
The Hooks will become the Raspas in July to honor the South Texas sweet treat - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Prospect Q&A: Astros' J.B. Bukauskas - Astros.com
Check out pics from Verlander-Upton wedding - Astros.com
Prospect report: Astros camp - Astros.com
Hinch on 2018: 'Let's go do it again' - Astros.com
Gurriel progressing, ramps up baseball activities - Astros.com
With rotation full, McHugh adjusts to 'pen role - Astros.com
Kate Upton floods her Instagram with stunning photos of her Italy wedding - Houston Chronicle
Altuve's hefty extension a hit with Astros teammates - Houston Chronicle
Altuve, Correa could be historically great - Houston Chronicle
Hoyt's minor oblique strain may cost him Astros' final bullpen spot - Houston Chronicle
Astros have tough choice at first base with White, Davis - Houston Chronicle
Four thoughts on Jose Altuve's 5 year, $151 million extension with Astros - Houston Press
After Altuve's big contract, Astros' MVP joins list of highest paid athletes in Houston - KTRK-TV
Davenport resident earned World Series ring with Astros - Quad City Times
Astros are now Houston's model franchise - Houston Chronicle
Astros send a 'clear message' with Altuve's new deal - Houston Chronicle
Easy to believe Astros have a great encore in store - Houston Chronicle
For Astros, spreading the wealth begins with Jose Altuve's $151 million deal - USA Today
Top 7 moments of Altuve's Astros career - Houston Chronicle
'Back-to-back tour' begins for stacked Astros - Astros.com
Astros' holiday, special event uniforms unveiled - Astros.com
Cole can't stop smiling following trade to Astros - Astros.com
Altuve, Astros excited by new agreement - Astros.com
Where Altuve's contract ranks among Houston's other pro athletes - Houston Chronicle
Coca-Cola producing commemorative Astros World Series bottles - Houston Chronicle
Astros option Reed - Houston Chronicle
Verlander calls seven shutout innings 'a good day' - Houston Chronicle
Boras: Altuve is 'Hope Diamond of baseball' - Houston Chronicle
Verlander Blanks Mets For Seven Innings
- Astros Daily
Tucker sent to minor league camp, but he's sure to be back with Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros reassign Tucker after strong spring - MiLB.com
Stassi lays out for bunt popup - Astros.com
Hinch sets Astros' starting rotation - Astros.com
Tucker, 4 others sent to Astros' minors camp - Astros.com
Morton experiments with changeup in Astros spring game - Houston Chronicle
Morton to start Astros' home opener - Houston Chronicle
A.J. Hinch remembers legendary UT coach Augie Garrido - Houston Chronicle
Astros send Martes to minor league camp - Houston Chronicle
Verlander, Keuchel lead the American League’s best rotation - Toronto Star
The Astros get a bargain by locking in Jose Altuve - Houston Chronicle
A World Series embrace was only one stop on a shared journey - New York Times
Sipp's struggles may cost him Astros roster spot - Astros.com
Morton adding pitch to repertoire - Astros.com
Hinch has faith in Sipp as lefty option - Houston Chronicle
Probably a good thing Virginia product Fisher wasn't at camp today, Hinch jokes - Houston Chronicle
Morton experiments with changeup in Astros spring game - Houston Chronicle
Altuve has been insanely valuable to the Astros - Sports Daily
America’s team at the White House serves as reminder that many Astros fans still need help - Houston Chronicle
Astros get it right by paying Jose Altuve - Houston Chronicle
Ex-girlfriend of Vasquez speaks out - Houston Chronicle
Tucker relishes playing near Tampa home - Astros.com
Smith, LaForce balance career schedules - Astros.com
McCullers feeling 'really good' this spring - Astros.com
Altuve's extension cause for celebration - Astros.com
Altuve agrees to 5-year extension with Astros - Astros.com
Astros fans can get limited edition 'Gold Rush' World Series gear this weekend - Houston Chronicle
Astros, Altuve agree to five-year extension - Houston Chronicle
Davis, White homer against Yankees - Houston Chronicle
McCullers shines on hometown mound - Houston Chronicle
Altuve Gets Rich Contract Extension
- Astros Daily
Woman attacked by baseball player regrets not pressing charges - New York Daily News
Former Astros minor leaguer got engaged to girlfriend after stadium attack - mySanAntonio.com
Vasquez ‘ashamed' of beating caught on camera, attorney says - KPRC-TV
New office space added to Fayetteville ballpark development - Fayetteville Observer
The Rocket takes 'First Shot' at Rockets game - Astros.com
Tucker among top prospect performers - Astros.com
Gurriel set for light baseball activities - Astros.com
'Vintage' Keuchel keeps rolling in start vs. Nats - Astros.com
Astros players react to video of Vasquez hitting his girlfriend - Houston Chronicle
Astros basing Gurriel's replacement on early-season schedule - Houston Chronicle
Rondon dominant in spring game - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel records 2nd straight scoreless outing vs. Nationals - Houston Chronicle
Credit Astros' crown to smart decisions, not tanking - Houston Chronicle
Berkman and Pettitte leading the way for Houston baseball team - USA Today
Surveillance video of Danry Vasquez beating released - KRIV-TV
To Jose Altuve and the Astros: I'm sorry I assumed the worst - Sporting News
Astros gear reps Forbidden Zone well at Austin's SXSW - Laredo Morning Times
Athlete gets hate for simply enjoying a White House visit - LifeZette
Correa misses WH trip amid P.R. relief effort - Astros.com
Rodgers, Gustave on track in return from TJ - Astros.com
Hinch: Rotation likely again in No. 2 hole - Houston Chronicle
Verlander says outing 'another step in the right direction' - Houston Chronicle
Hernandez has short stint in Astros spring game vs. Cards - Houston Chronicle
Gurriel on schedule in recovery from hand surgery - Houston Chronicle
White House visit fitting for diverse Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros' World Series items unveiled at Hall of Fame - Waco Tribune-Herald
Davis among top prospect performers - Astros.com
Hinch likes what he sees as season nears - Astros.com
Cole happy with outing opposite Syndergaard - Astros.com
Altuve explains his facial expression at White House - Houston Chronicle
Correa explains why he skipped White House visit - Houston Chronicle
Astros continue winning ways during spring training games - Houston Chronicle
Hinch impressed by Cole's cerebral approach to pitching - Houston Chronicle
Davis making the most of major league opportunity - Houston Chronicle
Texas Sports Hall of Fame to unveil new Astros exhibit - Waco Tribune-Herald
Photos: Astros visit the White House - KHOU-TV
World Series champs have upgraded roster - CBS Sports
World Series champion Astros visit the White House - USA Today
Astros All-Star skips out on Trump White House visit - New York Post
Revisiting Astros' projected Opening Day roster - Astros.com
Astros celebrate championship at White House - Astros.com
Correa skips White House visit - Houston Chronicle
Trump welcomes World Series champion Astros to White House - Houston Chronicle
Altuve's expression steals show at Astros' White House visit - Houston Chronicle
Champs Hailed At White House
- Astros Daily
Painting captures the Astros' World Series celebration - ESPN
Well-suited Keuchel, champ Astros set for White House visit - Associated Press
Astros prospects among top performers - Astros.com
McCullers' big fear after Yo's HR? The GIF - Astros.com
Astros excited for trip to White House - Astros.com
Dauer thankful to be alive, back in Astros camp - Astros.com
Dauer joins Astros in camp - Houston Chronicle
Hinch on lack of roster drama: 'I don't miss it for a minute' - Houston Chronicle
Sipp now the only lefty reliever at Astros camp - Houston Chronicle
McCullers using Astros spring training for adjustments - Houston Chronicle
Astros can bask in 2017 title as long as focus on 2018 - Houston Chronicle
Will Astros suffer same hangover as Cubs? - Chicago Daily Herald
Correa wants to be the best player in MLB - Omnisport
Why the Astros look a lot like the most recent Yankees dynasty - New York Post
Paulino among top prospect performers - Astros.com
Correa: 'I don't want to retire' without MVP - Astros.com
Keuchel continues Astros' run of dominant starts - Astros.com
Hinch to begin resting Astros' position players - Houston Chronicle
Hinch to utilize bullpen's versatility, depth - Houston Chronicle
Verlander, Keuchel differ in routes to same objective - Houston Chronicle
Astros prepare for White House visit - KPRC-TV
Reed confident his time will come with Astros - Houston Chronicle
Springer hit a ball out of the driving range - Astros.com
Keuchel on repeat bid: 'We're not the Cubs' - Astros.com
Sipp will be key piece as Astros shape 'pen - Astros.com
Verlander struts his stuff with 8 K's vs. Cards - Astros.com
Astros return Gose to Rangers - Houston Chronicle
Paulino works to regain Astros' trust at spring training - Houston Chronicle
Sipp likely to hold Astros' lefthanded bullpen spot - Houston Chronicle
Verlander in mid-season form at Astros spring training - Houston Chronicle
Tucker's triple helps Astros get past Cardinals - Houston Chronicle
Tucker's Triple Tags Redbirds, 4-2
- Astros Daily
Astros hoping youth and talent are the recipe for World Series hangover - Washington Post
Biggio likes chemistry, talent on current Astros team - Houston Chronicle
Astros to visit White House on Monday - Patch.com
Astros hoping to avoid the inevitable World Series hangover: 'We're not the Cubs' - Chicago Tribune
Sources: Correa, Bregman contracts renewed - Astros.com
Martes shows improvement, comfort in 3rd start - Astros.com
Gurriel injury creates competition for first base - Astros.com
Artist captures moment Astros became World Series champions - Houston Chronicle
Altuve is on fire and almost ready - Houston Chronicle
Astros players buy scooters to zip around grounds - Houston Chronicle
Grizzlies closer to moving back to Round Rock…and, Fresno might help them pack - The Runner Sports
How Altuve is helping an Astros prospect find his power - The Score
Astros hoping youth and talent are the recipe for inevitable World Series hangover - Fairfield Daily Republic
Cole OK going from Pirate ace to middle of Astros’ stacked deck - Palm Bach Post
Stassi taking a big swing at sticking with Astros - Houston Chronicle
Gonzalez ready to play any of 7 positions - Associated Press
Astros Championship Trophy Tour comes to Corpus Christi - KIII-TV
Astros send 9 to Minors camp, will option Perez - Astros.com
Fresh off wild ride, Reddick a 'happy camper' - Astros.com
Astros send 10 players to minor league camp - Houston Chronicle
Cole works through damage in spring training start vs. Marlins - Houston Chronicle
Gonzalez ready to play any of 7 positions - Associated Press
Miller reunited with 1970 contract, letters - KHOU-TV
Astros figuring out what constitutes a mound visit - Houston Chronicle
Darvish not sure if World Series struggles were due to tipping pitches - Larry Brown Sports
Tucker tattoos fourth spring homer - MiLB.com
Astros are the team to watch this baseball season - The (KSU) Collegian
MLB power rankings: Defending World Series champion Astros begin season at No. 1 - USA Today
Astros prospects impress on Tuesday - Astros.com
Astros cut ties with OF-turned-pitcher Gose - Astros.com
Hinch, Garner enjoy strong friendship - Astros.com
Gurriel confident he'll bounce back from hand surgery - Houston Chronicle
Gose fails to secure spot with Astros - Houston Chronicle
Tucker, Davis Stay Hot In DH Split
- Astros Daily
Astros rotation depth a hedge against injuries - Houston Press
Astros prospect Ferrell reels in huge sailfish - KHOU-TV
Acculturation, language program builds better Astros - KHOU-TV
Peacock comfortable as a starter or reliever - Associated Press
Astros put Gose on waivers - Lone Star Ball
Demand for Astros tickets remains high despite price increases - Sports Business Daily
Smith goes well with Astros' bullpen - Houston Chronicle
Devo quickens delivery to hold more runners on - Astros.com
Tucker among top prospect performers - Astros.com
Gurriel returns to camp, goes through workout - Astros.com
Verlander to start 10th opener, first for Astros - Astros.com
Devenski working to halt runners - Houston Chronicle
As Rondon slows down, doubts grow - Houston Chronicle
Astros name Verlander starting pitcher for Opening Day - Houston Chronicle
Smith goes well with Astros' bullpen - Houston Chronicle
Verlander boasts 'Gone in 60 Seconds' tribute car Eleanor Ford Mustang - Houston Chronicle
Gurriel injury will showcase Astros depth - Fan Rag Sports
Changeup key as Martes develops as starter - Astros.com
Devo quickens delivery to hold more runners on - Astros.com
Biggio, Ryan bring Astros' Commissioner's Trophy to RodeoHouston - Houston Chronicle
Reddick eager to prove himself in another World Series - Houston Chronicle
Battery-powered: Hinch encouraging familiarity - Astros.com
Mayfield making most of first big league camp - Astros.com
Left-handed bullpen role is Sipp's to lose - Houston Chronicle
Anthony Gose, pitcher with 'a curveball from hell' - Houston Chronicle
Astros building camaraderie one bank shot at a time - Houston Chronicle
Garner, Ryan, Clemens to visit Astros camp - Houston Chronicle
Martes progressing with changeup - Houston Chronicle
Gurriel Has Hand Surgery, To Miss 5-6 Weeks
- Astros Daily
Outfielder-turned-Astros-pitcher Anthony Gose will keep you guessing - Houston Chronicle
Dante Pettis, son of Gold Glove CF Gary, should catch on in NFL - New York Newsday
Tucker finding comparisons to Ted Williams at Astros spring training - KTRK-TV
5 ways to enjoy nightlife of WPB during spring training - KPRC-TV
WPB wows with Astros spring training and the luxe life - Culture Map
Astros tickets: Hot but more expensive after WS championship - Houston Chronicle
Gurriel doesn't dodge questions -- or blame - Bleacher Report
Verlander is skeptical of baseballs - Fan Rag Sports
Dynamic Astros are the Warriors of MLB - Astros.com
Gose ready to show Astros his stuff on hill - Astros.com
Tucker impressing Astros, but won't make club - Astros.com
Tucker gets new nickname from teammates - Houston Chronicle
Hinch no fan of night games during spring training - Houston Chronicle
Tucker not yet ticketed for Astros' roster - Houston Chronicle
Bagwell among guest instructors at Astros camp - Associated Press
With few spots left with Astros, players going all out to catch attention - KTRK-TV
Morton rides adrenaline in strong spring debut - Astros.com
Sources say Whitley failed test for stimulant - Fan Rag Sports
Astros ticket prices increase for upcoming season - KRIS-TV
Gurriel to start season on DL, delaying his five-game suspension - USA Today
No trademark curves for McCullers in debut - Astros.com
Cora nostalgic, competitive facing former team - Astros.com
Thirst for first: Competition heating up for Astros - Astros.com
Bagwell arrives at Astros camp as special instructor - Houston Chronicle
Astros ready to face Cora - Houston Chronicle
Hinch sees bright future for Armenteros - Houston Chronicle
Surgery to left hand the first of any kind for Gurriel - Houston Chronicle
Before Astros reunion, Alex Cora wants Red Sox to remember painful finish to 2017 - WEEI
Altuve ready for an encore - Associated Press
Verlander, Mets ace Noah Syndergaard big fans of each other - Houston Chronicle
Astros lefty Keuchel constantly studying and learning - Associated Press
Astros still humble after winning World Series - KTRK-TV
Hinch left interview to make a pitching change - Astros.com
JV spotless in 4-K spring debut for Astros - Astros.com
Armenteros among top prospect performers - Astros.com
Whitley issues apology for suspension - Astros.com
Gurriel out up to 6 weeks after surgery on hand - Astros.com
See what Astros spring training looked like through the years - Houston Chronicle
Gurriel to miss six weeks following surgery on his hand - Houston Chronicle
Astros Foundation steps up for local little league - Houston Chronicle
McCullers lays off curveball in spring debut - Houston Chronicle
Astros Split With Split Squads
- Astros Daily
Springer's motor runs constantly for Astros - Associated Press
Honing double play skills a pivotal exercise for Altuve, Correa - Houston Chronicle
Former Astros pitcher Randy Johnson drops price on gorgeous multimillion-dollar mansion - Albany Times-Union
Kemp keeps positive attitude in battle for roster - Astros.com
Car gets stuck leaving field during Astros-Cards - Astros.com
Tucker clubs 3-run HR in first start - Astros.com
Gonzalez working to strengthen his righty bat - Astros.com
Tucker hits first homer of spring - Houston Chronicle
Astros' fans get first look at pitcher Cole - Houston Chronicle
White getting a chance to show his value - Houston Chronicle
Astros offseason report: Club loaded, eyeing a repeat - USA Today
Astros speak up about guns, school safety and concern for America - Houston Chronicle
Spring training an assimilation period for Cole - Houston Chronicle
Astros pitching prospects combine to excel - Astros.com
McHugh fans five in crisp spring debut - Astros.com
Kemp keeps positive attitude in battle for roster - Astros.com
Davis embracing Astros experience despite limited roster opportunities - Houston Chronicle
McHugh focuses on slider after first spring training start - Houston Chronicle
Astros memes to help you survive spring training - Houston Chronicle
World champ Astros off to a perfect (exhibition) start - Houston Chronicle
Spring training travel guide for Astros fans - KPRC-TV
Astros win Game One of spring training - SportsRadio 610
Bregman enters new season with body transformation - KTRK-TV
Peacock relishes World Series title with Astros - Washington Times
Bleday has high hopes for 2018 season - Titusville (PA) Herald
Despite graduations, trades, Top 30 strong - Astros.com
Glove Day brings new leather for Astros - Astros.com
Armenteros brings heat in spring opener - Astros.com
Astros welcome Douglas HS coach, sons - Astros.com
Astros host Stoneman Douglas baseball team before honoring shooting victims - Houston Chronicle
Adorable little girl wants Astros birthday party and to marry Lance McCullers - Houston Chronicle
Competition spots begin as Astros open spring training games - Houston Chronicle
Friday marks 20th anniversary of deadly tornado that ripped through central Florida, Astros facility - Houston Chronicle
Meet every player at Astros major league spring training - Houston Chronicle
Astros Nip Nats In Spring Opener
- Astros Daily
Marisnick returns to team - KTRK-TV
Correa aims to keep improving - Associated Press
Altuve, Correa form special bond with Astros - KPRC-TV
Prospects still abound but spots on Astros roster are harder to get - Houston Chronicle
Correa's dog getting into trouble at spring training - KPRC-TV
Maybin signs 1-year contract with Marlins - Associated Press
McCullers is back on mound with new rules in play - Associated Press
Armenteros to start Grapefruit opener - Astros.com
Starter at 1B, Gurriel will play all over diamond - Astros.com
Astros have quartet of dark-horse candidates - Astros.com
Bregman among 3 regulars slated to start Friday - Astros.com
Armenteros to start in Friday's spring training opener - Houston Chronicle
Bregman to play more shortstop - Houston Chronicle
Hudgens reaches pinnacle with Astros - Chico Enterprise-Record
Astros looking to Gonzalez again after breakout year - KTRK-TV
McCann, Gattis give Astros a perfect combo - Houston Chronicle
Astros enter spring training with more starters than they need - Associated Press
Astros mascot visits sick kids at Palms West - Palm Beach Post
Astros optimistic 50-game suspension will not stop Whitley - Houston Chronicle
Astros championship trophy returning to Austin - Austin American-Statesman
Astros, Nats announce new name for ST park - Astros.com
Prospect Armenteros to start Grapefruit opener - Astros.com
Starter at 1B, Gurriel will play all over diamond - Astros.com
Whitley suspended for drug violation - Houston Chronicle
Gurriel to play more infield positions - Houston Chronicle
The Astros were serving looks on picture day - Houston Chronicle
How can Astros get better? A full season of Lance McCullers - Houston Chronicle
McCullers says he has nothing to prove to be the ace - KTRK-TV
All clubs to don Douglas caps for ST openers - Astros.com
Opportunity for Reed to earn roster spot - Astros.com
Back from thumb injury, Marisnick raring to go - Astros.com
McCullers upset with ESPN's SportsCenter segment - Houston Chronicle
Astros pitchers, Hinch continue complaints about MLB rule changes - Houston Chronicle
Reed continues to impress Hinch - Houston Chronicle
MLB to wear hats honoring victims of Florida school shooting - Houston Chronicle
MLB announces pace of play initiatives for '18 - Astros.com
Bregman's new regimen: No dad-bod diet - Astros.com
Luhnow: 'I really like the group we have here' - Astros.com
Altuve striving for perfection after MVP, WS - Astros.com
Custom Astros Jeep will make Houston baseball fans drool - Houston Chronicle
Verlander on MLB changes: 'It ruins the rhythm of the game' - Houston Chronicle
Bregman hopes improved diet leads to even bigger 2018 - Houston Chronicle
Luhnow: Astros don't anticipate to sign high-quality free agents - Houston Chronicle
Gonzalez to put his future out of his mind during season - Houston Chronicle
Giles: 'I don't take light days' - Associated Press
Peacock checks into his hometown spring training camp - CBS12.com
Peacock welcomes unlimited role with Astros - Houston Chronicle
When Verlander speaks, Astros hurlers listen - Astros.com
New year, new outlook for Giles - Astros.com
Reddick faced Hawaii's missile scare in person - Houston Chronicle
McCullers gaining insight from Verlander - Houston Chronicle
A look at each Astros player's contract in 2018 - Houston Chronicle
Houston speed skater channels Altuve in quest for gold - KPRC-TV
Full year of Verlander can drive Astros to World Series repeat - Brinkwire
Yankees are team to watch but Astros are still the ones to beat - New York Daily News
Giles finds new gas for his heater - Houston Chronicle
Crane knows he has a team that's built to last - Houston Chronicle
Correa, tight-knit Astros talking dynasty - Associated Press
Astros might not have traded Colin Moran if he had his full opportunity last season - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
TCU's former star closer was hunting ducks when he got spring training invite - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Svelte Martes impressing with velocity, focus - Astros.com
Hinch: Cole only needs 'tweaks,' not overhaul - Astros.com
Rodgers on throwing restrictions during Astros spring training - Houston Chronicle
Martes arrives to spring training with improved pitching - Houston Chronicle
Trout, Altuve head list of Top 100 - MLB.com
5 things to know about the Astros - Palm Beach Post
Do the Astros have the best rotation in baseball? - Brinkwire
Watson celebrated with youth outreach center - Astros.com
Astros, Nats reach spring naming rights deal - Astros.com
Astros weighing left-handed relief options - Astros.com
Stassi competing for spot in bigs - Astros.com
Now a world champ, Keuchel will shave beard, but when? - Houston Chronicle
Astros' spring training site gets naming rights agreement - Houston Chronicle
Discomfort in sharing spring training with the champs - CBS DC
The killer move that could put Astros in rare World Series air - New York Post
Slow market may affect pending free agency of Keuchel - Houston Chronicle
'Golden Ticket' leads to windfall for sports-loving family - Houston Chronicle
McHugh wins arb case; to compete for rotation - Astros.com
Gose brings confidence, 100-mph heat to camp - Astros.com
Hinch reacts to Florida school shooting - Houston Chronicle
How the Astros spent their offseason according to Instagram - Houston Chronicle
Baseball Hall of Fame to honor Astros' championship team - Houston Chronicle
McHugh wins arbitration case - Houston Chronicle
MLB promises pace changes for spring games - Houston Chronicle
Astros start workouts with unfamiliar ring -- as champions - Associated Press
Astros LHP Keuchel to hush contract talks during season - Reuters
World Series Champion Houston Astros return to West Palm Beach looking for more - CBS12.com
Confident Astros embrace notion that they're team to beat - Houston Chronicle
At last, your World Series champion Astros are back - San Antonio Express-News
Astros looking to Fisher to win left-field job - Astros.com
Morton, McCullers reflect on heroics - Astros.com
Keuchel says no negotiations once season starts - Astros.com
Bregman makes V-day delivery: iPads for kids - Astros.com
Verlander: 'American League goes through us' - Astros.com
Top prospects in the Astros' minor-league system - Houston Chronicle
McHugh misses first workout for arbitration hearing - Houston Chronicle
Paulino arrives at spring training after suspension - Houston Chronicle
Astros turn full attention to 2018 as spring training begins - Houston Chronicle
Verlander trolls Yankees for being AL favorite - NorthJersey.com
Valentine's Day bummer for Astros - KPRC-TV
Astros done celebrating, ready for 2018 - San Antonio Express-News
Verlander gives a fire response on Twitter - Astros.com
Report: Astrodome renovations approved - Astros.com
Astros looking to Fisher to win left-field job - Astros.com
Pitchers, Catchers To Open Camp
- Astros Daily
Vote on $105 million plan to revamp Astrodome - KHOU-TV
Astros, Nationals return for spring training as ballpark work continues - WPTV-TV
Astros World Series star Brad Peacock set to start ‘grind’ again - Palm Beach Post
Tickets for Astros home opener 2nd-most expensive since 2011 - KPRC-TV
Speedskater reps Astros at Olympics - Astros.com
Astros remain hungry after franchise's first title - Astros.com
Reports: McHugh generating trade interest - Houston Chronicle
Current, former Astros stars sign autographs at Houston Collectors Show - Houston Chronicle
Crane brings World Series trophy to Carmel - KSBW-TV
Verlander, Drexler top list of trades energizing Houston teams - Houston Chronicle
JR Richard to be inducted into Ted Williams HOF tonight - Houston Astros
Report: Astros, Marlins discussing J.T. Realmuto trade - Houston Chronicle
Houston looking ahead after winning first World Series - Associated Press
Bo Porter to run camp for unsigned free agents - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Astros dominate Houston Sports Awards - Astros.com
Champs' roster loaded for another title run - Astros.com
Bagwell, Clemens on World Series title repeat: Pitching, health are keys - Houston Chronicle
Houston priest delivers Astros rosary to Pope Francis - KHOU-TV
Let's make a deal: Big trades have been boons for Houston teams - Houston Chronicle
MMP rolls out new food options - Astros.com
Grizzlies will sport 'Coming to America' uniforms - Astros.com
Correa uses Altuve as weights in latest workout - Astros.com
Inaugural Houston Sports Awards celebrates Astros' World Series victory - Houston Chronicle
Astros unveil bold World Series championship-themed jerseys to start new season - KTRK-TV
Astros determined to stay in the title business - Houston Chronicle
Eluding a World Series hangover - SportsRadio 610
Dierker's Champs program in need of baseball equipment - Houston Chronicle
Fayetteville team name to be revealed in April - Ballpark Digest
Celebrating Houston's No. 34s: Earl Campbell, Hakeem Olajuwon and Nolan Ryan - Houston Chronicle
Altuve, Correa had a blast working out together - Astros.com
Astros to wear gold unis for first 2 home games - Astros.com
Hinch: 'Believe it or not, we got better' - Astros.com
Astros thrilled for first spring with Verlander - Astros.com
Astros to wear special gold jerseys to celebrate World Series - Houston Chronicle
All the food, World Series giveaways the Astros have planned for 2018 - Houston Chronicle
Beltran turned down job offer from Yankees... at least for now - NorthJersey.com
Beltran confounded by glacial free-agent market - New York Newsday
Beltran won't join the Astros at the White House - CBS Sports
Houston Olympian reps Astros in Pyeongchang - KPRC-TV
Archer wants to be Astros' mascot handler - Astros.com
Beltran honored for Puerto Rico relief efforts - Astros.com
Astros get moving toward repeat on Truck Day - Astros.com
Orbit is hiring a part-time assistant - Houston Chronicle
How much do Astros players make? - KPRC-TV
Correa's Instagram post will get you pumped - KHOU-TV
Springer, Astros agree to 2-year deal - Astros.com
McCullers a Cy Young candidate? - Astros.com
Defending champs could be even better in '18 - Astros.com
Astros sign Springer to two-year deal - Houston Chronicle
How patience paid off for Springer - Houston Chronicle
Springer Slams 2-Year Dinger
- Astros Daily
Commissioners to vote on baseball stadium funding - Fayetteville Observer
Dallas, we have a problem - Dallas Morning News
5 reasons Houston will (or won't) repeat - Astros.com
Source: Astros' Giles wins arbitration case - Astros.com
Giles earns $4.6 million with arbitration case win - Houston Chronicle
Former Astros star Hunter Pence opens gaming cafe - KPRC-TV
Elite facility drawing Astros to camp early - Astros.com
Appel career included a QC baseball oddity - Quad City Times
Tony DeFrancesco brings experience to 51s - Las Vegas Review-Journal
An Astros rosary for Pope Francis - Catholic News Agency
Inaugural Houston Sports Awards a decade in the making - Houston Chronicle
Former top pick Appel taking leave from game - Astros.com
Astros' Ford breaking barriers in radio booth - Astros.com
Astros' former No. 1 pick Mark Appel stepping away from baseball - Houston Chronicle
All 30 MLB ballparks to have expanded netting by opening day - Houston Chronicle
Astros to carefully manage top prospect Whitley - Astros.com
Manvel man tattoos Astros players' signatures on his arm - KHOU-TV
White has sites set on cracking 25-man roster - Astros.com
A.J. Hinch mourns death of former GM Kevin Towers - Houston Chronicle
Astros' offense could improve on historic 2017 - Astros.com
Cora brings youthful eye to Red Sox - Associated Press
Powell faces a battle with cancer - The Athletic
Correa honored for his hurricane-relief efforts - Astros.com
Altuve honored as AL MVP at annual BBWAA dinner - Houston Chronicle
Bregman named 2017 LSWA Headliner of the Year - Beauregard Daily News
The hopeful rise and ignominious fall of Astros 1B Jon Singleton - Fan Rag Sports
Whitley leads Astros' trio in Pipeline's Top 100 - Astros.com
Astros have 3 prospects on MLB Pipeline's top 100 list - Houston Chronicle
Bell "stoked" to manage ValleyCats - Albany Times-Union
World Series celebration continues during Astros Foundation's $1.4 million gala - Houston Chronicle
Meet the Houstonian behind this Astros' World Series mural - KHOU-TV
Reasons we wish Astros baseball would hurry up and come back already - Houston Chronicle
Here's how Texas drivers can get an Astros license plate - Houston Chronicle
The Astros license plate that had us scratching our heads - KPRC-TV
Astros announce Spring Training invites - Astros.com
Tucker among Astros' spring training non-roster invitees - Houston Chronicle
Astros prospects to watch this season - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel: 'I just ran outside for the first time' - SportsRadio 610
Tucker lands on Top 10 OF Prospects list - Astros.com
Clemens, Schilling see uptick in Hall voting - Astros.com
Lefty DH Options Thinning
- Astros Daily
Keuchel: I would love to be in Houston - SportsRadio 610
Rangers chasing Astros, but they won’t catch 'em - Austin American-Statesman
Reddick makes an honest pitch at Bethesda - Savannah Morning News
Astros bring World Series trophy to Palm Beach County - South FLorida Sun-Sentinel
Pair of Astros Minor Leaguers suspended - Astros.com
Astros have four prospects on Top 100 list - Houston Chronicle
Singleton, Deetz suspended after failed drug tests - Houston Chronicle
Houston priest to deliver Astros rosary to Pope Francis - KHOU-TV
Astros stars and a Motown legend light up the 2018 Diamond Dreams Gala - Culture Map
Altuve gets World Series bat made of crystal - Astros.com
J.D.'s potential uncovered in Houston - Astros.com
Correa leads class of young shortstops - Astros.com
Astros claim lefty reliever Boshers from Twins - Astros.com
Peek inside the luxury resort where George Springer got married - Houston Chronicle
Astros have four prospects on Top 100 list - Houston Chronicle
Astros claim Twins' lefty Buddy Boshers off waivers - Houston Chronicle
George Springer marries Charlise Castro - Houston Chronicle
Catch a glimpse of Springer's wedding - Astros.com
What The Cole Trade Means
- Astros Daily
Bandits new field staff includes Alexis product - Quad City Times
New Bandits manager has a big-picture approach - Quad City Times
Game changer: How Houston paved the road to March Madness - Houston Chronicle
Reid Ryan returns to Round Rock roots to celebrate Astros’ championship - Austin American-Statesman
Buies Creek Astros get new manager - Fayetteville Observer
McCann catches up quickly on newest ace in Astros rotation - Houston Chronicle
Astros announce 2018 minor league managers and coaches - Houston Astros
Astros tab Lopez to manage Hooks - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Mickey Storey takes over as Bandits manager - Quad City Times
Bell named ValleyCats manager - Albany Times-Union
8 things to know about George Springer's future bride, Charlise Castro - KPRC-TV
Gerrit Cole is not an ace, but the Astros don't need him to be - Baseball Essential
'A perfect night': Astros' Gala extra special - Astros.com
Astros tab Rodney Linares as manager of AAA Fresno affiliate - Houston Chronicle
Astros' World Series title a "childhood dream" for former Hooks - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Houston Astros top 10 prospects - Baseball America
Reid Ryan shares WS trophy with hometown - Astros.com
February collectible show will feature 18 Houston Astros star past and present - Houston Chronicle
Questions facing the Astros a month from spring training - Houston Chronicle
Canberra Cavalry manager Michael Collins joins Astros - Canberra Times
Cole excited to join Verlander, Keuchel on Astros staff - Associated Press
Gerrit Cole deal shows Astros want nothing less than a repeat - Houston Chronicle
Astros owner celebrates beating Yankees for Gerrit Cole - New York Post
Cole takes shot at Pirates during introduction with Astros - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Reddick was on vacation in Hawaii when that missile warning was sent - Houston Chronicle
Gurriel completes sensitivity training after racist World Series incident - Yahoo Sports
Cole eager to learn, contribute with Astros - Astros.com
Get a peek inside Alex Bregman's off-season workout - Houston Chronicle
Cole open to changing pitching approach - Houston Chronicle
Questions facing the Astros a month from spring training - Houston Chronicle
Blum takes on-deck circle for First Pitch gig - Waco Tribune-Herald
Fisher hopes to stick with Houston - WCAV-TV
Is Astros vs Yankees the AL’s new best rivalry? - Fan Rag Sports
Astros prove why they’re better than Yankees with Gerrit Cole trade - Inquisitr
Cole may give the Astros baseball's next super rotation - numberFire
Whitley looks to stay on track after stellar '17 - Astros.com
The trade of Gerrit Cole capped an offseason that strengthened the defending champion Astros - The Justice
Bregman: 'I want to make an impact' - Albuquerque Journal
Astros pitching coach Brent Strom meets LI youth players - New York Newsday
Musgrove reflects on Astros tenure - Houston Chronicle
Whitley looks to stay on track after stellar '17 - Astros.com
Astros mural in the Heights gets a few new updates - Houston Chronicle
Luhnow does it again, Gerrit Cole traded to Astros - Houston Press
This day in 1998: Padres and Astros swap spare parts - Gaslamp Ball
Classic rematch? Astros, Dodgers best on paper - MLB.com
Musgrove wrote a heartfelt note to Houston - Astros.com
Post-hype player to watch: Tony Kemp, IF/OF, Houston Astros - Minor League Ball
Hard to make sense of Pirates end of the Gerrit Cole trade - Fan Rag Sports
Bucs fleeced by Astros? - Patch.com
Untouchable Kyle Tucker is the best part of Astros’ Gerrit Cole trade and sweet Yankees block - Paper City Mag
Gerrit Cole throws a wrench in Astros rotation - CBS Sports
Quick thoughts on what the Pirates netted for Gerrit Cole - Minor League Ball
World Series trophy tour keeps the celebration going for Astros fans - Houston Chronicle
Pirates deal Gerrit Cole to Astros for four players - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Astros deal for Cole - Associated Press
Pirates trade Yankees’ target Gerrit Cole to Astros: report - New York Daily News
Astros planning on World Series encore with acquisition of Gerrit Cole - USA Today
Astros mum on remaining arb-eligible trio - Astros.com
Astros add Cole to formidable rotation - Astros.com
Record crowd rocks Astros' FanFest - Astros.com
Justice: Cole key as Astros aim for WS repeat - Astros.com
New teammates excited about Cole trade - Astros.com
McCullers looks to renew changeup in spring - Astros.com
Gurriel 'learned a lot' from sensitivity training - Astros.com
What you should know about newest Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole - Houston Chronicle
Astros acquire pitcher Gerrit Cole from Pirates - Houston Chronicle
Fans descend on Minute Maid Park for triumphant Astros FanFest - Houston Chronicle
Can The Astros Repeat In 2018? - Astros Daily
Astros give Keuchel $13.2M, one-year deal - Associated Press
Cases of three arbitration-eligible Astros remain unresolved - Houston Chronicle
Astros, Evan Gattis avoid salary arbitration - Houston Chronicle
Astros unlikely to acquire another catcher ahead of 2018 - Houston Chronicle
Dave Roberts is letting A.J. Hinch stay at his house for George Springer's wedding - Yahoo Sports
A world champion, McCann looking for more - Astros.com
'Never stopped celebrating,' Hinch set for spring - Astros.com
Astros avoid arbitration with Keuchel, 4 others - Astros.com
Astros Avoid Arbitration With Five
- Astros Daily
Astros almost (kind of maybe) pulled off a big trade for a starting pitcher - Houston Press
Everybody loves a champ: Austin turns out to see Astros - Austin American-Statesman
Astros players, Orbit visit patients at Houston Methodist Hospital - KHOU-TV
Astros show off trophy, rally fans for 2018 - San Antonio Express-News
Astros player surprises fans at SA Whataburger - KENS-TV
Astros Caravan visits the Coastal Bend - KIII-TV
Listen: Astros think big as Texans fall behind - Houston Chronicle
Inbox: Prospects who could be All-Stars - Astros.com
Beltran among Munson Awards honorees - Astros.com
Astros' title a gift to hospital patients - Astros.com
Source: Astros, Marisnick avoid arb with '18 deal - Astros.com
Bregman ready for run at Astros repeat - Astros.com
Astros avoid arbitration with Marisnick - Houston Chronicle
Young fans greet Astros players during SE Texas tour stop - Beaumont Enterprise
Best team ever? The 2018 Astros could be one piece away - ESPN
Astros and Lamar players team up to paint home - KBMT-TV
Orbit throws chicken sandwiches at Astros fans - Astros.com
Rodgers optimistic about rehab progress - Astros.com
Whitley keeping ear to ground as rumors swirl - Astros.com
The latest on Gerrit Cole trade rumors - Astros.com
Luhnow says no deal imminent for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Former MLB pitcher, Astros broadcaster Sparks to speak at Winter Banquet - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Astros fans can snap photo of World Series Trophy Wednesday in Austin - Austin American-Statesman
Astros' World Series trophy begins 100-city tour at Texas Capitol - Houston Chronicle
Astros Caravan update SETX tour plans, change times - Beaumont Enterprise
The Hall of Fame case for Carlos Lee - Astros.com
Bullpen aiming to cut down on inconsistency - Astros.com
Yankees may have a second, scary Red Sox on their hands - New York Post
Kemp, Rodgers to stop in Sugar Land, Missouri City Friday on caravan route - Community Impact
Former Hooks, now World Series Champs to sign autographs in Coastal Bend - KZTV-TV
Where to see the Astros' World Series trophy in Austin - KVUE-TV
Marisnick, Stassi coming to Katy as part of Astros Caravan Jam this Friday, Jan. 12 - Community Impact
Astros excited to take Series trophy on tour - Astros.com
Verlander, Keuchel steer Astros' deep rotation - Astros.com
Source: Cole target as Astros seek top starter - Astros.com
Astros fans will love this custom boat at the Houston Boat Show - Houston Chronicle
Deetz mentors future baseball stars - Ozark Sports Zone
Astros tout solid lineup; eager for Opening Day - Astros.com
The Astros World Series trophy is coming to San Antonio on Thursday - KENS-TV
Hinch announces youth coaching partnership - Astros.com
Astros host day camp for 200 youth at MMP - Astros.com
Keuchel out of walking boot, in good spirits - Astros.com
Keuchel no longer wearing walking boot - Houston Chronicle
MLB youth academy connects children of color to baseball - Houston Chronicle
Astros Caravan returns to Corpus Christi Jan. 11 - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Houston leads country in star power - San Antonio Express-News
Correa among players on Astros Caravan - Astros.com
Josh Reddick shows off UGA Bulldogs outfit - Astros.com
Astros' trophy tour making more than 100 stops - Astros.com
Astros fans will get 100 chances to see the World Series trophy - Houston Chronicle
Astros announce 2018 Caravan schedule - Houston Chronicle
Musgrove announces donation to Kingwood baseball - Houston Chronicle
ESPN commentator rips Astros for accepting White House invite - Patch.com
Billy Wagner's dominance in shadow of Mariano Rivera - KHOU-TV
A Houston sports fan learns to love again - Houstonia
He called glass: Correa sinks $5K shot - Astros.com
McCann rested, ready to guide Astros' staff - Astros.com
Alex Bregman is here to teach everyone Spanish - Houston Chronicle
Astros revise 2018 spring training report dates - Houston Chronicle
Astros Unveil Spring Calendar
- Astros Daily
Houston artist makes Jose Altuve portrait with LEGOs - KHOU-TV
Jose Altuve's stickball swing is far from MVP caliber - Yahoo Sports
Astros release spring training schedule - KPRC-TV
Joe Holley pens book about Astros' historic season - Houston Chronicle
Epic Houston Astros World Series mural pops up in the Heights - Houston Chronicle
Astros looking at options for White House visit - Astros.com
Astros will begin reporting to camp Feb. 14 - Astros.com
Astros accept invitation to White House - Houston Chronicle
Astros announce 2018 spring training report dates - Houston Chronicle
Astros invited to White House - Houston Chronicle
Thank God for Jose Altuve - Christian Headlines
Astros targeting long-term catcher - Fan Rag Sports
Six-shooters replaced shovels for Astrodome groundbreaking this week in 1962 - Houston Chronicle
Can the Astros defend their WS title in 2018? - Astros.com
Top 25 baseball stories of 2017 -- No. 1: Astros win their first ever World Series - NBC Sports
Gwinnett grads McCann, McHugh get World Series ring with Houston - Gwinnett Prep Sports
Astros' memorable journey to World Series - Astros.com
Astros gave their city 2017's best gift - Astros.com
Games 2, 5 made Series truly classic - Astros.com
Bregman's NoOffseason video will pump you up - Astros.com
Inbox: What is Astros' plan for left field? - Astros.com
After Astros flap, Dick's Sporting Goods appears to be planning to make amends with fans - Houston Chronicle
Louisiana couple names baby boy after Houston Astros - KHOU-TV
For better and worse, Harvey and Astros dominate 2017 - Houston Chronicle
Dick's Sporting Goods to honor the price on Astros merchandise after sale fiasco - KTRK-TV
El Caballo built impressive legacy - Astros.com
Inbox: What is Astros' plan for left field? - Astros.com
Index of Past Columns
Remembering Gene Elston
added // by Bob Hulsey
Bob says farewell to a baseball legend.

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Can The Astros Repeat In 2018?
added 01/13/2018 by Bob Hulsey
The Astros are already better now than the team that dominated last year. Adding more at this point is overkill.

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Congrats, Astros
added 09/22/2017 by Bob Hulsey
Here's an overview of what the Astros accomplished and what lies ahead.

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Astros Needed Shot In The Arm
added 09/01/2017 by Bob Hulsey
Jim Crane and Jeff Luhnow did what they had to do - go out and get the last impact pitcher on the market.

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To Trade Or Not?
added 07/28/2017 by Bob Hulsey
Can Jeff Luhnow find a deadline deal and still respect himself in the morning?

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Houston Fans Cling To History, Doubts
added 07/01/2017 by Bob Hulsey
Anxiety closet? Houston sports fans have anxiety condos.

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Are the Astros really this good?
added 06/01/2017 by Greg Thurston
Could starting pitching be the weak link?

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Welcome to WOOston!
added 05/19/2017 by Bob Hulsey
The Astros have found a flair for expressing their newfound enthusiasm.

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Luhnow's Lefties Lead April Attack
added 04/25/2017 by Bob Hulsey
Jeff Luhnow needed lefty hitters for his lineup and, boy, have they delivered.

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Should Astros go with "closer by committee"?
added 04/13/2017 by Greg Thurston
Rough outings by Giles and Gregerson could have A.J. Hinch considering alternative measures

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Musgrove, Devenski Last Fruits Of Fire Sale
added 03/31/2017 by Bob Hulsey
Remember all those multiple player trades Jeff Luhnow made when he first arrived in Houston? Now the last players from those trades are blossoming before us.

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Few Spots Unclaimed On Astros Roster
added 02/11/2017 by Bob Hulsey
It will be a dark year for spring darkhorses in Astroland. This roster is largely set.

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Astros announce Spring Training non-roster invitees
added 01/13/2017 by Greg Thurston
Keuchel, Marisnick avoid Arbitration

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Quiet Bagwell Will Need Speech Writer
added 12/31/2016 by Bob Hulsey
Not one given much to oratory, Jeff Bagwell will soon have to start making speeches.

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Could Astros, Cards Swing Trade?
added 12/21/2016 by Bob Hulsey
Could two old foes bury the hatchet and help the Astros' quagmire at first base?

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Astros prepare for Rule 5 Draft
added 11/16/2016 by Greg Thurston
Which players might the Astros add to the 40-man roster in anticipation of the Rule 5 Draft?

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The 14 Most Intriguing Developments of the 2016 Astros season
added 11/05/2016 by Greg Thurston
A look back at the ups and downs endured by an exciting 2016 Astros club

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Busy Offseason Ahead For Astros
added 10/21/2016 by Greg Thurston
How will Jeff Luhnow go about upgrading the roster over the winter?

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Saying Goodbye to Tal's Hill
added 10/11/2016 by Greg Thurston
Why now? And what effect will the new configuration have on the team?

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No Playoffs. You Mad, Bro?
added 09/30/2016 by Greg Thurston
A message to Astros fans who are angry about missing the playoffs

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Gauntlet Over; Can Astros Salvage Playoff Spot?
added 09/15/2016 by Bob Hulsey
The worst is over, but do the Astros still have a chance in 2016?

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Are We Watching The 2017 Astros?
added 09/06/2016 by Bob Hulsey
The famed 2017 prediction is just a year away. Are the Astros solid enough to make it happen?

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Revisiting the Scott Feldman signing
added 08/11/2016 by Greg Thurston
Lone trade deadline deal closes the book on a sound business decision

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Astros Collapse Swift, Painful
added 08/08/2016 by Bob Hulsey
A 2-8 tailspin leaves the Astros looking up - again.

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Why The 2016 Astros Can't Win The Pennant
added 07/30/2016 by Bob Hulsey
This trade deadline exposes a plan for this year that simply didn't pan out.

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Astros bullpen approaching critical mass
added 07/07/2016 by Greg Thurston
Failure of starters to go deep into games could ultimately blow up playoff chances

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Astros' Bad Start Behind Them Now
added 07/02/2016 by Bob Hulsey
The Astros are on track for 87 wins and a wild card berth.

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How I spent my Spring Training vacation
added 03/29/2016 by Darrell Pittman
Darrell and Susan took a road trip to Kissimmee with some friends.

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Still plenty of candidates for last roster spots
added 03/24/2016 by Greg Thurston
1B and DH positions up for grabs

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Astros Needed To Subtract First
added 12/13/2015 by Bob Hulsey
Overstocked with major league-ready talent, GM Jeff Luhnow trimmed. Now, he's in position to start adding.

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Arms market heats up as Winter Meetings begin
added 12/06/2015 by Greg Thurston
Luhnow in Nashville looking for relief help

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Marwin Gonzalez: Unsung Hero
added 10/27/2015 by Greg Thurston
Why the Astros need Mr. Versatility

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Is Astros bullpen tired?
added 09/28/2015 by Greg Thurston
Why have Houston relievers struggled in September?

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Can Astros right the ship?
added 09/16/2015 by Greg Thurston
Now looking up at the Rangers in the standings, it's gut check time for ailing Astros

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Remembering Gene Elston
added 09/06/2015 by Bob Hulsey
Bob says farewell to a baseball legend.

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Astros' Hurlers Must Carry The Load
added 08/23/2015 by Bob Hulsey
In case you haven't noticed, one side of the Astro equation has been lethargic this month while the other side is keeping this club in first place.

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Looking Ahead To 2016
added 08/07/2015 by Bob Hulsey
Fans are enjoying the current season but, once it's over, how do the Astros shape up for next year?

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Astros first half report card
added 07/15/2015 by Greg Thurston
I rate the first half performance of the offense, starting pitchers, bullpen, defense, manager, and front office.

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Cardinals should be hit hard for Ground Control break-in
added 06/27/2015 by Greg Thurston
Commissioner Manfred needs to hand down heavy penalties to St. Louis franchise.

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Tough Stretch Will Test Astros' Mettle
added 06/25/2015 by Bob Hulsey
The Best Team Money Can Buy and the American League All-Stars pay the Astros a visit. How will they fare?

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Jeff Luhnow's Big Decision
added 06/07/2015 by Bob Hulsey
What does Luhnow do about that other burning issue in Fresno?

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Farewell To Astros' First Closer
added 05/28/2015 by Bob Hulsey
Too quietly, Fred Gladding passed away last week. Astros Daily remembers an accomplished and colorful pitcher.

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Those Confounding Astros
added 05/21/2015 by Bob Hulsey
How can a team this bad play this good?

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Springer could be headed to D.L.
added 05/06/2015 by Greg Thurston
Astros outfielder being tested for concussion

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The Road Not Taken
added 05/05/2015 by Pat Hajovsky
Should the Astros be trading for the 2015 pennant race?

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Winning Astros Bring Back Memories Of 1979
added 04/28/2015 by Bob Hulsey
While the Astros' current success may be fun, it's a feeling older fans have lived through before.

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How long can Houston stay in the race?
added 04/20/2015 by Greg Thurston
First place Astros take the show on the road.

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Should we be worried about the offense?
added 04/19/2015 by Greg Thurston
Are the slow starts by Gattis, Carter, and Springer reason for concern?

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Presenting Your 2015 Astros
added 04/05/2015 by Bob Hulsey
Are these the ones Houston fans have been waiting for? Eh, not yet.

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Should Jon Singleton start the season at AAA?
added 03/07/2015 by Greg Thurston
Astros have better options at 1B and DH

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Don't forget about Josh Fields
added 02/25/2015 by Greg Thurston
Josh Fields will be an important man in the Astros bullpen.

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Rotation Still Vital For Improvement
added 02/22/2015 by Bob Hulsey
Perhaps the quietest part of Houston's off-season might prove the most important.

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Astros coaches key to success?
added 02/08/2015 by Greg Thurston
How will the Astros new look coaching staff mesh with the roster?

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Don't Call Them Young
added 02/05/2015 by Bob Hulsey
The new-look Astros are an older group than you probably think.

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A Signing Too Far
added 01/22/2015 by Bob Hulsey
Jeff Luhnow was on a roll this off-season until he made the signing he didn't need to make.

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Retooled Bullpen Gives Luhnow Confidence
added 01/19/2015 by Greg Thurston
Things are looking up for the Astros. Will it mean a winning season?

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Will 2015 Turn The Tide?
added 01/01/2015 by Bob Hulsey
A new year brings hope as well as some old issues.

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Lowrie Signing Creates Infield Controversy
added 12/17/2014 by Greg Thurston
The free agent signing of Jed Lowrie may cause more roster shakeups.

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When Will The Agony End?
added 12/04/2014 by Aaron Bell
Guest columnist Aaron Bell finds the rebuilding wait excruciating and disagrees with the way the Astros have done it.

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Burning A Hole
added 11/30/2014 by Bob Hulsey
Jeff Luhnow is showing great restraint with that $20 million payroll increase.

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Astros Linked To Yankee Closer Robertson
added 11/25/2014 by Greg Thurston
Reports have the Astros pursuing the most expensive free agent closer on the market. Should they?

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It Makes Sense For Lowrie To Return
added 11/04/2014 by Bob Hulsey
Perhaps the best free agent addition the Astros could make is a face already familiar to Houston fans.

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Coaching Staff Taking Shape
added 10/26/2014 by Greg Thurston
Transitioning to a team with expectations, the Astros build a new crew of coaches.

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The Gamble
added 10/13/2014 by Mike Tauser
A perennial loser. An outrageous bet. Sound familiar? Farmstros blogger Mike Tauser spins a fictional tale that's close to home.

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Batting Champ Altuve Still Underrated
added 10/08/2014 by Greg Thurston
Defensively and offensively, the diminutive star is still not getting his due.

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Why A.J. Hinch?
added 10/02/2014 by Greg Thurston
New columnist Greg Thurston breaks down the Astros' managerial hiring.

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2017 Roster Far From Set
added 09/28/2014 by Bob Hulsey
Are the building blocks in place for a Worlds Championship team in 2017? Hardly.

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Despite Turmoil, Astros Achieving Goals
added 09/15/2014 by Bob Hulsey
The Astros seem to have climbed out of the basement this year but don't be so quick to credit the #process.

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Finding Luhnow's Manager
added 09/04/2014 by Scott Barzilla
Calmer now, Scott analyzes the Bo Porter firing.

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In Luhnow vs Porter, Only One Choice
added 09/01/2014 by Bob Hulsey
If either Jeff Luhnow or Bo Porter has to go, the result is obvious.

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Manfred Has Chance To Be Houston Hero
added 08/19/2014 by Bob Hulsey
Baseball's incoming commissioner can correct one of Bud Selig's biggest mistakes and save baseball in Houston.

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The Other Side Of Houston's 'Missteps'
added 08/07/2014 by Ben DuBose
A reader takes Bob to task about his most recent column.

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Are Astros Trying To Leave Houston?
added 08/03/2014 by Bob Hulsey
Perhaps there's a bigger plan behind the PR gaffes and television blunders.

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Appel Controversy Questionable One
added 07/29/2014 by Scott Barzilla
Scott feels that when the byline (or tweet) carries the name of Chronicle reporter Jose de Jesus Ortiz, consider the source.

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Aiken Not All To 2014 Draft
added 07/24/2014 by Scott Barzilla
Before the final analysis is done, this year may not be thought of as the Brady Aiken draft in Houston.

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Camelot Is Crumbling
added 07/10/2014 by Scott Barzilla
Scott finds flaws in the facade of perfection exuded by our front office.

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Five Things Astros Have Done Right/Wrong
added 06/15/2014 by Bob Hulsey
The new ownership has certainly changed things in Astrotown. Here are their biggest hits and misses.

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Singleton Contract Proves Luhnow Holding Back Top Prospects
added 06/03/2014 by Bob Hulsey
Want to join the Astros? Easy! Sign a cheap deal.

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Are The Astros Worth Watching?
added 05/15/2014 by Bob Hulsey
With the NBA and NFL no longer locally in action, Houston fans must focus on the Astros if they dare and if they can.

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Prospects May Disappoint
added 05/08/2014 by Scott Barzilla
Seems obvious but Scott reminds us we've seen prospect droughts before.

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Could Crane Be The Next Donald Sterling?
added 05/01/2014 by Bob Hulsey
You bet he could. So says Bryant Gumbel.

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Springer Has Been Sprung
added 04/17/2014 by Bob Hulsey
The player all of Astrodom has waited for finally made it to the majors.

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First Steps Or False Hopes?
added 03/30/2014 by Bob Hulsey
Will the 2014 Astros begin the turnaround or give us more of the same?

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Astros Trusting In Older Arms
added 02/09/2014 by Bob Hulsey
Houston's pitching staff may leap from the league's youngest to among the league's oldest.

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At Least They Tried
added 01/30/2014 by Scott Barzilla
Scott questions the wisdom of claiming you were outbid on the last big free agent.

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Biggio Snub May Be Blessing
added 01/09/2014 by Bob Hulsey
Astro fans were disappointed again but it might turn out better this way.

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Derek Jeter, Steroid Cheater
added 01/01/2014 by Bob Hulsey
While accusations are being thrown around by Northeast sportswriters, Bob is dragging another name into the discussion.

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Yay! The Astros Are Spending Money!
added 12/18/2013 by Bob Hulsey
Welcome to the Houston version of the Home Shopping Channel.

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Caveat Emptor a Astros
added 12/01/2013 by Patrick Hajovsky
How valid is Jim Crane's lawsuit against Drayton McLane, Comcast and NBC Universal?

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Trade Castro? Are They Nuts?
added 11/14/2013 by Bob Hulsey
Ginning the rumor mill for the Hot Stove Season may have left the Astros with some 'splainin' to do.

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Who Killed The Dome?
added 11/07/2013 by Bob Hulsey
Yet another great loss for Houston is lamented.

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Astros Autopsy 2013
added 10/13/2013 by Bob Hulsey
Another year of bad baseball is behind us. So where do the Astros stand?

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Sometimes Bad Is Bad
added 09/27/2013 by Bob Hulsey
The 2013 Astros were indeed a surprise as Jeff Luhnow promised.

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What If Wade Had Stayed?
added 09/17/2013 by Bob Hulsey
What would a less drastically rebuilt Astros have looked like?

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Magazine Flap Another PR Blunder?
added 09/04/2013 by Scott Barzilla
Could the Astros have handled the Forbes story better?

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Suite'N Lo
added 09/01/2013 by Darrell Pittman
Darrell views an Astros game from the CSN Houston suite

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E - Forbes
added 08/31/2013 by Bob Hulsey
You didn't need to be Dikembe Mutombo to swat down a recent Forbes.com article about Astros profits.

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The Fanboy Problem
added 08/26/2013 by Scott Barzilla
Scott finds the logic behind keeping George Springer in the minors difficult to defend.

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Under The Radar Pitchers
added 08/04/2013 by Anton Joe
We all know pitching prospects like Mark Appel, Mike Foltynewicz and Asher Wojciechowski but there are some other hopefuls to keep an eye on.

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Will Dwightmare Be Dream For Astros Fans?
added 07/07/2013 by Bob Hulsey
The Rockets stepped up and did what the Astros haven't - brought a big-budget attraction to their tv lineup.

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Dissecting The Bullpen, Pt I
added 06/30/2013 by Scott Barzilla
Is Hector Ambriz all that bad? Is he all that good? Scott crunches some numbers for us.

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Bo Makes His Mark
added 06/26/2013 by Bob Hulsey
The Astros and their new manager have survived their first crisis.

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Four Special Astros
added 06/19/2013 by Bob Hulsey
Some players overcame long odds to reach Houston which makes them easy to root for.

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An Offense That's Truly Offensive
added 06/13/2013 by Bob Hulsey
Some terrific pitching is being squandered by horrific hitting. Should we care?

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MLB Are The Dopes
added 06/06/2013 by Scott Barzilla
Scott says the majors' approach to illegal drugs is completely backwards.

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Dominguez: Is The Question Answered?
added 06/02/2013 by Scott Barzilla
Have the Astros found their third baseman of the future? Yes, for now.

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Is Castro Our All-Star?
added 05/30/2013 by Scott Barzilla
Besides Jose Altuve, one other Astro has played well enough to get some All-Star consideration.

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Two Views To Altuve
added 05/23/2013 by Scott Barzilla
Should Jose Altuve be signed to a long-term contract? You'll find two different opinions that reach the same conclusion.

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The Crane Mutiny
added 05/20/2013 by Bob Hulsey
Could recent events be a turning point for the Astros and their fans?

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Whenever I Think Of George Postolos
added 05/15/2013 by Scott Barzilla
Scott recalls his face-to-face with the former Astros President and CEO when Jim Crane's sales bid was fresh.

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Astros Should Embrace NL Heritage
added 05/02/2013 by Bob Hulsey
Give Houston fans of National League baseball a chance to honor their past without leaving the state.

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Astros Can Stop The Whining
added 04/25/2013 by Bob Hulsey
We should expect a sweep this week in Boston and New York, at least on paper.

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Thank God We Don't Let Pitchers Hit
added 04/08/2013 by Bob Hulsey
Taking the pitchers out of the lineup hasn't made much difference so far for the Astros' offense.

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Selig Claims There Was No Choice
added 03/28/2013 by Bob Hulsey
Astros fans are hearing a common refrain whenever another wrong is done to them.

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Will Managerial Styles Win Games?
added 02/20/2013 by Bob Hulsey
There's nothing new under the sun, particularly when it comes to Astros managers.

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The Grand Compromise
added 02/14/2013 by Bob Hulsey
Before the American League and the Union force their will on National League fans, this idea might salvage some of their fun.

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The Astros' Smoldering Ember Sale
added 02/07/2013 by Bob Hulsey
The fire sale has ended and now Jeff Luhnow is clearing out what's left.

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Astros Will Need Prolonged Patience
added 01/28/2013 by Bob Hulsey
The patience to wait for future stars to reach the majors will not be enough.

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Reflections On The HOF Non-Election
added 01/14/2013 by Patrick Hajovsky
The BBWAA vote this year for the Hall of Fame reminds Patrick of another farce.

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A Failure In Judgment
added 01/10/2013 by Joey Milillo
Guest columnist Joey Milillo examines the credentials of Craig Biggio and wonders what the Hall of Fame voters were thinking.

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Bye 2012! We Won't Miss You!
added 12/31/2012 by Bob Hulsey
Join us as we review a year that took us over more than one cliff.

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Pena Signing Won't Ease Fans Pain
added 12/17/2012 by Bob Hulsey
The first Astros free agent addition of the winter won't hit a home run with Houston fans.

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You Have Four Players
added 11/26/2012 by Bob Hulsey
Are the Astros cheap or just exceedingly patient?

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Tony D Is Making His Case
added 09/18/2012 by Bob Hulsey
Perhaps the best managerial change is no change at all.

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Astros Full Of Potential, Not Wins
added 09/08/2012 by Bob Hulsey
When I read the optimism coming from the Astros' front office, I'm reminded of a quote.

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Who Have Astros Traded With Most?
added 09/03/2012 by Bob Hulsey
You might be surprised which team has done the most transactions with the Astros since their beginning.

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Colt .45s Look Down On AL Move
added 08/30/2012 by Glynn Ligon
Our guest columnist finds the league switch a hot topic in the hereafter.

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Astros Now For The Byrds
added 08/18/2012 by Bob Hulsey
To everything there is a season but this one is particularly tough to endure.

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Astros Enter Brave-less New World
added 08/06/2012 by Bob Hulsey
The end of traditional National League rivalries is beginning to hit home.

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Phillies Now Where Astros Have Been
added 08/02/2012 by Bob Hulsey
The current Phillies look vaguely familiar.

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Astros Demolition Completed
added 07/25/2012 by Bob Hulsey
With the trade of Wandy Rodriguez, the old Astros have been completely leveled. What did we get?

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Astros, Rockets Need Face
added 07/15/2012 by Bob Hulsey
The Rockets are desperately trying to land a star player. Should the Astros?

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Adios, El Caballo
added 07/06/2012 by Bob Hulsey
So much has been said about Carlos Lee but perhaps not this.

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Attendance Off From Last Year
added 06/29/2012 by Bob Hulsey
Fans aren't coming yet to watch this year's slightly-improved Astros. Why might that be?

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Astros Won't Find Respect In A.L.
added 06/18/2012 by Bob Hulsey
The weekend in Arlington sent a message. Did you miss it?

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How a Gimmick Ruined My Favorite Sport
added 06/12/2012 by Bob Hulsey
Bob laments the encroachment of the designated hitter.

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Genius At Work
added 06/08/2012 by Bob Hulsey
Jeff Luhnow's first draft may start a new era in Houston - and a new attitude.

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Sooner Or Later, This Pick Will Count
added 06/01/2012 by Bob Hulsey
Jeff Luhnow and his scouts have a big decision to make.

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Infield Carries The Offense
added 05/24/2012 by Bob Hulsey
An off-day brings another reassessment of the Astros season to date.

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Should The Astros Pursue Josh Hamilton?
added 05/20/2012 by Bob Hulsey
After cutting payroll to the bone, the Astros may be uniquely positioned to sign the Rangers star.

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Crane's One Year Grade: Passing
added 05/16/2012 by Patrick Hajovsky
A year has passed since the announcement that the Astros would be sold. How is Jim Crane doing?

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Is Chris Johnson All That Bad?
added 05/12/2012 by Bob Hulsey
The Astros' third sacker gets a bad reputation among netizens. Is it fair?

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Draft Day Musings
added 04/26/2012 by Bob Hulsey
A Texans draft plus a day off provides time to reflect.

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The 1966 World Champion Astros
added 04/18/2012 by Bob Hulsey
Computer simulation games can help fans weather bad real-life seasons.

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How Crane Can Be A Houston Hero
added 04/11/2012 by Bob Hulsey
The new Houston owner can turn a public relations nightmare into a public relations triumph.

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A Response To Jared
added 04/08/2012 by Dennis Condu
One Astros fan replies to last week's guest column.

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Leaving Astros Not So Easy
added 04/03/2012 by Jared Bargas
Guest columnist Jared Bargas is done rooting for the Astros but he still can't stop looking in.

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Spring Flings
added 03/26/2012 by Bob Hulsey
Some spring success leads to questions about the upcoming season.

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Trade Opens Roster Spots
added 03/21/2012 by Bob Hulsey
The deal with Kansas City clarifies some roster decisions for the Astros. Or does it?

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How They See the Game (Part 2)
added 03/18/2012 by Darrell Pittman
James Hays Quarles of the Houston Daily Post finishes his contemporary description of the 'fan experience' afforded by the 1896 Houston Buffaloes.

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One Fan Who Made A Difference
added 03/10/2012 by Bob Hulsey
One baseball fan teaches everyone a lesson.

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Myers Joins The Pen
added 03/04/2012 by Bob Hulsey
How much of a gamble is it for the Astros to take one of their top starting pitchers and switch them to the closer role?

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How They See the Game (Part 1)
added 02/19/2012 by Darrell Pittman
As Houston prepares to take in its final season of professional baseball, James Hays Quarles of The Houston Daily Post gives us a contemporary glimpse of one of its earliest: 1896.

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Guns Not Welcome At Minute Maid
added 02/14/2012 by Bob Hulsey
Something will be missing from the 50th anniversary festivities this season - sartorial accuracy.

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Rotation Rotation
added 02/07/2012 by Bob Hulsey
If the Astros want any credibility this year, they should keep their pitchers.

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Dear Jim, Please Kill The Astros
added 01/26/2012 by Bob Hulsey
Should the "Astros" die with their league affiliation?

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The Outfield Jumble
added 01/23/2012 by Bob Hulsey
Who'll be in the Astros outfield on Opening Day? Nobody for certain.

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Bagwell, Biggio and Life's Journey
added 01/16/2012 by Bob Hulsey
Since Bob's on the subject of the two former stars, there's something else he wants to say.

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Can Slide Rules Overcome Slugging?
added 01/09/2012 by Bob Hulsey
The new regime chooses brains over Braun.

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When Will Baggy Get The Hall Call?
added 01/04/2012 by Willie B. Lakey
Willie Lakey tries to make sense out of baseball writers and their eccentric Hall of Fame voting habits.

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Built To Lose
added 12/16/2011 by Bob Hulsey
Was it necessary to blow up the Astros this completely?

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How A Meaningless Game Mattered
added 12/12/2011 by Seth Bracken
Lost in a dreadful season was an important milestone for two Astros rookies.

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Longtime Fans Face Personal Choices
added 12/01/2011 by Bob Hulsey
How angry are you at recent events and what will be your response to it?

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Eulogy Of An Astros Fan
added 11/28/2011 by Dan Honig
Astros fan Dan Honig feels a particular pain from the news his beloved club is switching leagues.

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Blame McLane While You're Kicking Bud
added 11/21/2011 by Willie B. Lakey
Willie Lakey returns to add his view of the Astros' ownership change.

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Well Played, Nolan
added 11/17/2011 by Bob Hulsey
The Texas Rangers are now set to dominate the Astros for decades to come.

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A Moment Of Silence, Please
added 10/25/2011 by Bob Hulsey
To longtime fans, switching to the American League is like a death in the family.

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Where does this latest mess rate in baseball history?
added 10/25/2011 by
For Astros fans, the latest ownership mess rates right up there with the Black Sox and Steroid Era.

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The Colt .45s Were Stars, Too
added 10/03/2011 by Glynn Ligon
Glynn takes umbrage that the original .45s were left off the 50th Anniversary logo.

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Great New Logo, But...
added 09/23/2011 by Bob Hulsey
Celebrating 50 years now is rather bittersweet.

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Jim Crane's Wagon Queen Family Truckster
added 09/09/2011 by Bob Hulsey
Bud Selig is using the old bait-and-switch to sell Jim Crane a lemon.

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The Nucleus
added 08/21/2011 by Bob Hulsey
A lot of this decade's building blocks are now in place. The question is which ones will flourish and which ones will fade.

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The Houston Rays?
added 08/14/2011 by Bob Hulsey
It would be nice to bring Tampa Bay's GM to Houston but why stop there?

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Star Dumping
added 08/08/2011 by Bob Hulsey
If cutting payroll was the goal behind recent trades, the Astros didn't go far enough.

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The Psychology Of Losing
added 07/27/2011 by Dr. Bill McCurdy
Dr. McCurdy takes us step by step through the ritual of losing franchises.

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10 Reasons Not To Switch Leagues
added 07/18/2011 by Bob Hulsey
Excited about joining the Texas Rangers in the American League West? You shouldn't be.

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Are Trade Winds Blowing?
added 07/11/2011 by Bob Hulsey
Whether they are waiting for the sale to go through or not, the Astros must get busy to overhaul baseball's worst team.

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Meet Your 2014 Houston Astros
added 07/05/2011 by Bob Hulsey
Ignore the potholes. Look off into the future if you want to see where the Astros are headed.

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Dividing Baseball
added 06/18/2011 by Bob Hulsey
If the Astros are switching leagues, they should exact a price to do so.

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Is Ed Wade Unlucky?
added 06/14/2011 by Bob Hulsey
How much Astros angst is bad luck and how much is bad management?

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Crane Needs To Win Back Fans
added 06/06/2011 by Bob Hulsey
Lack of enthusiasm in Houston for the Astros is worse than Bob anticipated,

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Time To Jet The Vets
added 05/29/2011 by Bob Hulsey
It's not the young players that are holding back the Astros.

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The Astros At 50
added 05/26/2011 by Patrick Hajovsky
Fifty Years? Not quite, but an off day gives Pat a chance to evaluate the current squad after fifty games.

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A TDIAH Review Of The McLane Era
added 05/21/2011 by Bob Hulsey
A long chapter in Astros history is soon coming to a close. Here's a thumbnail review of Drayton McLane's tenure as Astros owner.

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A Bill Of Particulars
added 05/17/2011 by Patrick Hajovsky
Pat has a list of grievances for the new owner.

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Patience Will Be Needed
added 05/12/2011 by Bob Hulsey
Avoiding temptations will be a key to rebuilding the Astros.

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Assorted Notes
added 05/01/2011 by Bob Hulsey
What might be on the minds of Astros fans after the first month of the season?

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Houston, Hello!
added 04/18/2011 by Bob Hulsey
Bob talks about some recent life changes and expresses his thanks.

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Geographic Realignment
added 04/06/2011 by Patrick Hajovsky
Pat wants to take up Bud Selig's offer to realign the majors.

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2011 NL Central Preview
added 03/29/2011 by Patrick Hajovsky
Pat updates what has gone on in the division since last fall.

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Is This 1991 Redux?
added 03/24/2011 by Bob Hulsey
You may feel you're in a way-back machine as you watch this year's Astros.

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Spring Break
added 03/17/2011 by Bob Hulsey
A day off gives Bob a chance to look over the stat sheet and do some roster speculating.

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Eight Men In: Baseball Movie Managers
added 03/08/2011 by Dr. Bill McCurdy
Houston Buff lists his eight favorite movie baseball managers.

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The Catcher Curse
added 03/06/2011 by Bob Hulsey
Jason Castro's injury is one in a long line of disappointments that have befallen Astro backstops.

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Another Fien Mess...
added 02/28/2011 by Bob Hulsey
If you think Brett Wallace or Nelson Figueroa took the long way to get to Kissimmee, a few longshots have them beat.

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A Dream Job For Insomniacs
added 02/23/2011 by Bob Hulsey
MLB has a job opening. Want it?

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What's In A Batting Order?
added 02/21/2011 by Dr. Bill McCurdy
To everyone but Tony LaRussa, this is how a batting lineup is built.

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New Owners May Find Getting's Good
added 02/17/2011 by Bob Hulsey
Houston fans are ready to be swept off their feet by a new Astros owner.

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Why Baseball Is Great
added 02/09/2011 by Patrick Hajovsky
Pat describes what makes baseball great with an assist from Jackie Robinson.

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They Aren't Like Us, You Know
added 01/29/11 by Bob Hulsey
Do discussions about baseball salaries seem surreal in today's economy?

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2011 Schedule Breakdown
added 01/23 by Bob Hulsey
Here's a handy guide to get you through the season.

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A Crisis Of Credibility
added 01/13 by Bob Hulsey
Bob sees trouble on the horizon for the Baseball Hall Of Fame no matter which way the voters try to resolve the steroid issue.

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Steroid Sanctimony Bleeding On Bagwell
added 01/08 by Dr. Bill McCurdy
Houston Buff believes Jeff Bagwell has been caught in a Hall Of Fame tidal wave of hypocrisy.

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The Bradey Card
added 12/16 by Glynn Ligon
A Colt .45s collector goes the extra mile for one final baseball card. He invents it.

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Bagwell Right For Hall
added 12/02 by Patrick Hajovsky
Now that Jeff Bagwell is on the Hall of Fame ballot, Pat looks at his credentials.

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A First Goodbye To Drayton McLane
added 11/21 by Dr. Bill McCurdy
Houston Buff will be among those sad to see Drayton McLane leave the stage when he sells the Astros.

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The Prodigal Son Returns
added 11/09 by Scott Barzilla
I have returned from my hiatus to comment on the off-season.

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Another Bush Conspiracy
added 11/08 by Bob Hulsey
You may have suspected it for a long time. Now, there's more proof.

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Hats Off To Jimmy Wynn
added 10/18 by Dr. Bill McCurdy
With the release of a new book on Astros legend Jim Wynn, Dr. McCurdy explains why his tale matters.

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A Glorious End
added 10/04 by Dr. Bill McCurdy
Houston Buff takes in the last Astros game of the season and celebrates the day.

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Memo To Ed: Don't Spend This Winter
added 10/01 by Bob Hulsey
Bob hopes Ed Wade resists the temptation to be a big shopper this off-season.

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Can Astros Contend In 2011?
added 09/27 by Pat Hajovsky
Pat scopes out next season's Central Division race.

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Heading For Home
added 09/21 by Bob Hulsey
Many off-season decisions affecting the Astros will center around the desire to spend time at home.

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My Favorite Astros Game
added 09/16 by Michael G. Norris
Astros fan Michael Norris recounts one of his (and our) favorite games.

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End Of Season Farm Report
added 09/13 by Mike Tauser
Mike Tauser of Farmstros recaps the Astros' minor league seasons.

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Could Lance Come Back?
added 09/06 by Bob Hulsey
Could Brett Wallace's struggles open the door for the return of a familiar face?

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Are We Having Fun Yet?
added 08/30 by Bob Hulsey
August is a dreary time for non-contenders. Except the Astros.

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Astros Revisit Rookie Lineup
added 08/23 by Bob Hulsey
The Astros took a step into yesteryear when they put five rookies on the field to play the Marlins.

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Angel In The Infield
added 08/16 by Bob Hulsey
Just like in the movies, some help comes when you least expect it.

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Fandom
added 08/12 by Pat Hajovsky
A new era of Astros means fans must allow time for them to live up to their predecessors.

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Tidbits From History (Pt. 2)
added 08/09 by Gene Elston
Broadcasting legend Gene Elston provides more footnotes from baseball's past.

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July Farm Report
added 08/05 by Mike Tauser
Mike Tauser of Farmstros updates us on a farm system that saw a lot of player movement in July.

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Tidbits From History (Pt. 1)
added 08/02 by Gene Elston
Hall of Fame broadcaster Gene Elston offers footnotes from baseball's past.

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It's A Happ-y New Era
added 08/01 by Bob Hulsey
Don't mourn the loss of Roy Oswalt and Lance Berkman for long. A new era is beginning.

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The Imperfect Storm
added 07/28 by Darrell Pittman
Darrell weighs in on the Roy Oswalt fiasco

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The Trouble With Carlos
added 07/20 by Bob Hulsey
Carlos Lee's poor play might be just an off-year or it might not.

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It's Time To Retire Niekro's #36
added 07/16 by Dr. Bill McCurdy
Dr. McCurdy has another number he'd like to see hanging from the rafters of Minute Maid Park.

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Next Two Weeks Critical For Future
added 07/12 by Bob Hulsey
It's crunch time for Ed Wade and Drayton McLane.

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All-Star Farm Report
added 07/08 by Mike Tauser
Mike Tauser of Farmstros gives us an All-Star edition of his monthly farm report.

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Rating The Oswalt Trade Options
added 07/03 by Bob Hulsey
Here's a quick guide to assess the trade possibilities Ed Wade has with regard to Roy Oswalt.

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In His Best Year, He Lost 20 Games
added 06/30 by Bob Hulsey
Was his first year with the expansion Colt .45s Turk Farrell's best season or his worst?

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Castro Looks Like Real Thing
added 06/27 by Dr. Bill McCurdy
Dr. McCurdy is very impressed with the new catcher in town and hopes more are on their way.

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Is 2010 Re-run Of 1991?
added 06/23 by Pat Hajovsky
There are similarities between this season and the Astros' woeful 1991 campaign - which should bring optimism.

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Reconnecting with history
added 06/20 by Darrell Pittman
The Houston Sports Museum reopened today. Unfortunately, Darrell was there, and inflicts his thoughts on us.

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Forgotten Stories Of 2010
added 06/15 by Bob Hulsey
Some names you may remember from farm reports last year are doing well. Others are not.

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Off To The Bronx
added 06/11 by Will Bonn
Guest columnist Will Bonn previews this weekend's series against the Yankees.

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Winning Shouldn't Deter Rebuilding
added 06/08 by Bob Hulsey
Winning a homestand was nice but the Astros still must focus on their future.

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Astros' May Farm Report
added 06/04 by Mike Tauser
Mike Tauser of Farmstros updates the progress our prospects are making in the minor leagues.

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Getting over the ump
added 06/03 by Darrell Pittman
MLB umpiring has drawn scrutiny in recent days. Darrell takes a look at the issues involved.

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The Consistent Mr. Keppinger
added 05/31 by Bob Hulsey
While others falter, Jeff Keppinger continues to do what he's always done.

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The Trouble With Trading Oswalt
added 05/27 by Dr. Bill McCurdy
Dr. McCurdy looks at the dynamics of Roy Oswalt's recent trade request.

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Lima Time
added 05/23 by Darrell Pittman
I was wrong about him before... I miss him now.

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Retiring Astros' 3-4-5 As Easy As 1-2-3
added 05/20 by Pat Hajovsky
The middle of the order started the season poorly and still aren't intimidating anyone.

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Baseball and Immigration
added 05/15 by Bob Hulsey
Bud Selig refuses to be drawn into the Arizona immigration debate. For now.

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Thesaurus Wanted
added 05/09 by Bob Hulsey
Finding new expressions for "bad baseball" can be a challenge.

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April Farm Recap
added 05/05 by Mike Tauser
Farmstros' Mike Tauser fills us in on the progress of the Astros' minor league system.

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Astros announce surprise move
added 05/04 by Darrell Pittman
In Darrell's world, things are never what one would expect.

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Root For The Bad Guys?? C'mon!!
added 05/01 by Dr. Bill McCurdy
"Garbage in, garbage out," is Dr. McCurdy's reaction to a recent study which ranks fan hatred.

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Astros Winning With Pitching, Small Ball
added 04/26 by Bob Hulsey
How did the Astros turn it around when the heart of the order hit so poorly?

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Collecting Colt .45 Cards And Thoughts
added 04/22 by Glynn Ligon
Thought you knew everything there is to know about Houston Colt .45 baseball cards? Think again.

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It Happens Every Spring
added 04/19 by Bob Hulsey
Every spring, the maddening hunt to find early season Astros broadcasts in Central Texas continues.

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The Optimist's Guide To A Tough Season
added 04/15 by Pat Hajovsky
There's always a rainbow if you look hard enough; even when you start the season at 0-8.

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A View From The Crawfords
added 04/12 by Bob Hulsey
Bob's first visit to the Crawford Boxes leads to an assortment of thoughts, past and present.

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Predictions For Sale
added 04/02 by Bob Hulsey
Everybody makes predictions this time of year. Here are some guaranteed to be worth what you paid for them.

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Tough To Judge
added 03/29 by Bob Hulsey
When studying spring performances, all is not always what they seem.

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Brandon Backe's Bullpen
added 03/25 by Darrell Pittman
Nothing to see here... move along.

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Wading In Deep
added 03/22 by Bob Hulsey
Somebody has to jump in and bring some sanity back to the discussion of Ed Wade. It might as well be me.

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Stat Diving
added 03/18 by Pat Hajovsky
Pat looks at baseball statistics much differently than Scott Barzilla does.

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Grote: One Who Got Away
added 03/15 by Dr. Bill McCurdy
As the Astros witness another catching battle, Houston Buff recalls the franchise's first one and who benefited most from it.

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Who Shot J.R.?
added 03/10 by Bob Hulsey
Houston may have a new star catcher but it isn't who you are probably thinking.

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Vintage Baseball
added 03/06 by Darrell Pittman
You would think 1860s baseball would be idyllic

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Spring Is Budding
added 03/01 by Patrick Hajovsky
New columnist Patrick Hajovsky prepares for the new season by recalling some past ones.

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To DH Or Not To DH?
added 02/25 by Bob Hulsey
That is the question but, perhaps, there are more than two possible answers.

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Trencherman John
added 02/22 by Cot Deal
Cot Deal discusses a Houston prospect with a Ruthian appetite.

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Could Billy Wagner Make The Hall of Fame?
added 02/16 by Bob Hulsey
You could argue this either way and have a compelling argument.

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Signs Of The Times
added 02/12 by Bob Hulsey
Do signs around the ballpark annoy you? Get used to them.

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A Story Of A Story
added 02/08 by Cot Deal
Former coach Cot Deal discusses the injury to Dickie Thon and the story of someone who wanted to meet him.

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Why The Astros Have No Young Stars
added 02/05 by Bob Hulsey
There are reasons why a major leaguer in his teens or early 20s is as rare as ever.

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Where Do We Go From Here?
added 02/01 by Randy Aman
In Part II of his series, Randy Aman discusses the options the Astros have for upgrading the team.

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Cotton Tales
added 01/28 by Cot Deal
Former player and coach Cot Deal has more stories to tell from his long career in baseball.

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The Good, Bad and Ugly Of The Astros Winter
added 01/25 by Randy Aman
Randy Aman critiques what the Astros have done this off-season and how it compares to the big picture.

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The Astros Of 2010 And Beyond
added 01/21 by Dr. Bill McCurdy
Houston Buff weighs in on the Astros' present and future.

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More Stories From Cot Deal
added 01/18 by Cot Deal
Former Colts and Astros coach Cot Deal shares more nuggets from his five decades in baseball.

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Sins Of The Father
added 01/14 by Bob Hulsey
Is Koby Clemens paying a price for his father Roger's fall from grace?

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Getting The Lead Out
added 01/11 by Cot Deal
Former Astros coach Cot Deal tells about one his players from his days managing in the minors.

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What If Beltran Had Signed?
added 01/05 by Bob Hulsey
How would the last five seasons have changed if the Astros had been able to sign Carlos Beltran?

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The Year Of The Tiger
added 12/23 by Bob Hulsey
Sometimes hope in the Astros' coming season can be found in the strangest places.

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The Dreaded R Word
added 12/18 by Scott Barzilla
A conversation with Alyson Footer helped crystalize where this club's mentality is.

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Evaluating Baseball's Managers
added 12/16 by Bob Hulsey
In an upcoming book, an internet analyst turns his SABR focus from players to managers.

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The Magic Of The Home Run
added 12/07 by Gene Elston
Gene gives a quick history of the homer. Just don't call it a "long ball".

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The Houston Sports Museum Mystery
added 11/16 by Dr. Bill McCurdy
Dr. McCurdy gives us an update on the Houston Sports Museum once located inside Finger's Furniture.

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Blood From Turnips
added 11/10 by Bob Hulsey
Can you improve the Astros and cut their budget? That's Ed Wade's daunting challenge.

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New Manager A Blank Page
added 11/02 by Bob Hulsey
Even finding a cool nickname for Brad Mills will be a challenge.

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Who Is Brad Mills?
added 10/29 by Dr. Bill McCurdy
Bill McCurdy zeroes in on what may be the most important issue facing the Astros' new manager.

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Experience Or Youth?
added 10/25 by Bob Hulsey
Who wins the managerial derby may say something about the future direction of the ballclub.

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How We Got Here
added 10/13 by Bob Hulsey
In four short years, the Astros went from a World Series team to a club in disarray. See how it happened.

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Aaron Pointer - A Man For All Seasons
added 09/24 by Dr. Bill McCurdy
Being a Houston Colt .45 was just the beginning for this athletic career.

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I Come Not To Bury Cecil...
added 09/21 by Bob Hulsey
Dismissing Cecil Cooper had to happen, even if the timing is a bit curious.

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Astros Limp To Finish Line
added 09/18 by Bob Hulsey
The season can't end soon enough except to see who might stick for 2010.

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A night with SABR
added 09/15 by Scott Barzilla
Another plug for a great organization

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Those Miraculously Aging Dominicans
added 09/11 by Bob Hulsey
Once again, there's controversy about the correct age of a Dominican player.

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Union Reps Make Bad SABR Members
added 09/07 by Bob Hulsey
A questionable theory is used to try to explain our bad luck.

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What's Left To Root For
added 09/04 by Bob Hulsey
Need some reasons to still be interested in this year's Astros? Here's some.

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Astros Have Gone To The Dogs
added 09/01 by Bob Hulsey
Bob has some ideas on how the Astros can get out of the doghouse.

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Time for Change?
added 08/30 by Scott Barzilla
A sweep of the Astros has the local weather vane talking loco.

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Is It Time To Trade Oswalt?
added 08/28 by Bob Hulsey
Could trading their ace be the best thing the Astros could do?

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Astros All-Decade Team
added 08/24 by Bob Hulsey
The Astros have drummed to death the 10th Anniversary of Minute Maid Park but there's one aspect still to explore.

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Sampson Shows Right Attitude
added 08/19 by Bob Hulsey
Chris Sampson didn't get to the majors the usual way and it is the main reason he'll be coming back.

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Calculating The 2010 Payroll
added 08/18 by Bob Hulsey
Giving up on this year? Bob thinks 2010 will offer more of the same.

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The Kids Are Alright
added 08/14 by Bob Hulsey
With the season slipping away, the Astros should let their youngsters play.

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Not So Fast, Fans
added 08/10 by Bob Hulsey
The Astros need to make their run now if they want any chance of making the playoffs.

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Wade and Coop
added 08/08 by Bob Hulsey
One loves to build bullpens; the other loves to abuse them.

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Express To The Majors
added 08/05 by David Coleman
David tells us more on two recent addition to the Astros' roster and speculates on who else might join them.

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Injury Bug Forces Youth Movement
added 08/04 by Bob Hulsey
There may be a silver lining to the Astros' recent spate of injuries.

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Don't Blame Ed Wade
added 08/01 by Scott Barzilla
Scott asks fans to hold their criticism of Ed Wade before they know what the limitations were.

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Neither Hot Nor Cold
added 07/30 by Bob Hulsey
The Astros continue to be a difficult team to gauge.

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Wade Sits At Deadline
added 07/25 by Bob Hulsey
Hoping the Astros will deal this week? Check the bullpen.

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Astros Uniform Re-Design
added 07/20 by Jim Ransdell
A graphics designer takes a back-to-the-future approach in anticipating the Astros' next uniform style.

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Astros' Top Five All-Time Moves
added 07/18 by Bob Hulsey
What events had the best impact on the franchise? Bob ranks them.

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Mid-Season Questions
added 07/15 by Scott Barzilla
As usual, the Astros stand at the crossroads at the half-way point

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Pinch Me! We're Not Losers
added 07/13 by Bob Hulsey
Optimist or pessimist, the Astros provide fuel for both.

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Astros' Ho-Hum All-Star Legacy
added 07/11 by Bob Hulsey
If you're expecting to see Miguel Tejada or Hunter Pence play a major role at this year's All-Star Game, it would be against their history.

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First Half Studs And Duds
added 07/06 by Bob Hulsey
A consistently mediocre team, which players have tilted the balance for Houston in the first half.

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Lessons From MLB Network
added 07/04 by Bob Hulsey
Analysis and images from the new MLB channel bring out a variety of thoughts.

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Looking ahead to the all-star game
added 07/01 by Scott Barzilla
Despite their place in the standings, the Astros have no shortage of all-star candidates.

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Are Houston Fans MLB's Stupidest?
added 06/28 by Bob Hulsey
Do Astros fans lead the league in bonehead behavior?

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Rethinking The 2009 Astros
added 06/24 by Bob Hulsey
Is the Astros' glass this year half empty or half full?

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Politics, contracts and veteran bust hobble 'Stros
added 06/23 by Michael Point
Guest columnist, Michael Point, gives his take on the Astros from Round Rock.

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Dysfunctional Family Robinson
added 06/19 by Scott Barzilla
This isn't nearly the worst Astros team I've ever watched, but it might be the most frustrating.

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The Lexington Five
added 06/12 by Bob Hulsey
With a new draft class now selected, what should we make of the prospects drawing praise in A-ball?

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An Honest Businessman?
added 06/10 by Scott Barzilla
Barzilla offers a unique spin on a recent Chronicle news piece.

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An Ocean Of Frustration
added 06/05 by Bob Hulsey
If it isn't already obvious, Astros hitters this year are often their own worst enemies.

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To be or not to be
added 06/02 by Scott Barzilla
As we move closer to the third way mark, the same old questions keep rearing their ugly head

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Will Roy Be Leaving?
added 05/31 by Bob Hulsey
If a team like the White Sox or Phillies want to acquire Roy Oswalt, their best chance may be to include Jake Peavy in their trade discussions.

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An Unenviable Position
added 05/28 by Scott Barzilla
I find myself in one of the most uncomfortable places: agreeing with Richard Justice

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It's Been Awhile
added 05/27 by Scott Barzilla
Scott looks at all that has happened since the last time he published an AD column

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That Ball Is In Astro Orbit
added 05/25 by James Anderson
James reflects on when broadcasting legend Harry Kalas was a little-known Astros announcer. Included is some new audio not heard in over 40 years.

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Should This Series Be Cancelled?
added 05/22 by Bob Hulsey
Like a bad TV series or an American auto company, maybe it's time for the Lone Star Series to fold.

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Who Is An "Astro-Killer"?
added 05/15 by Bob Hulsey
Which guys wear the Astros out? Bob looks at "killers" past and present.

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The blind spot
added 05/13 by Scott Barzilla
The handling of Felipe Paulino demonstrates the Astros blind spot.

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Knuckleball Reflections
added 05/07 by Dr. Bill McCurdy
Houston Buff discusses the knuckleball and its two most successful practitioners - Joe and Phil Niekro.

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Moving Paulino to the pen is the wrong move
added 05/04 by Scott Barzilla
It's venting time.

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The Four Horses
added 05/03 by Bob Hulsey
Cecil Cooper says the wagon isn't moving. Bob looks into why.

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Important roster decisions
added 04/29 by Scott Barzilla
The Astros have an abundance of important roster decisions to make.

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Extended Spring Training
added 04/24 by Scott Barzilla
If you think of 2009 as a six month long spring season then you will be ahead of the game.

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The Astros' Coming Glut Of Pitchers
added 04/23 by Bob Hulsey
Ed Wade and Cecil Cooper have some tough choices approaching about their pitching staff.

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A Good day at the yard
added 04/20 by Scott Barzilla
SABR had its annual meeting at the Juicebox and it didn't disappoint.

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Rough Times In H-Town
added 04/16 by Daniel "Tex" Cohen
Dan Cohen sees positives and negatives in the Astros' sputtering start.

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What an off day
added 04/15 by Scott Barzilla
Ken Rosenthal creates some stir during the time off.

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One week down the tubes
added 04/13 by Scott Barzilla
It's a long season folks. Of course, that could mean anything.

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One With The Angels
added 04/09 by Bob Hulsey
Nick Adenhart's tragic death isn't rare, either for the Angels or society in general.

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Best day of the year
added 04/06 by Scott Barzilla
Enjoy ESPN's quintuple header today.

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Filling another hole
added 04/02 by Scott Barzilla
As it turns out, Astros management didn't think Chris Johnson was ready.

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Key Position Battles
added 03/27 by Scott Barzilla
We move from general pessimism to the interesting battles for final roster spots

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Between a rock and a hard place
added 03/24 by Scott Barzilla
Cecil Cooper's comments this spring have been comical, but you have to feel sorry for the guy.

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Pudge Factor
added 03/22 by Bob Hulsey
Ivan Rodriguez will help the Astros in ways that aren't easily measured.

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Plugging a big hole
added 03/17 by Scott Barzilla
The Astros plugged a huge hole when they agreed to terms with Pudge Rodriguez.

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One fan who is no longer excited about opening day
added 03/16 by James Anderson
There was a time when I looked excitedly toward opening day in baseball. This was a rite that exhilarated me every since I was 11 years old. I will turn 63 this year. There was a time when I would pour over the daily box scores like a research scientists studying his notes on his viral drug cultures in his laboratory. I would follow the top hitters and pitchers and keep charts on what they would have to do the remainder of the season to hit that .330 batting average or reach 40 home runs or win 20 games. I did this because I had such a burning passion for the great American pastime. A game that was a woven part of the fabric of the American culture as the stars on Old Glory. That has all changed.

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Save your watches
added 03/15 by Scott Barzilla
The quotes coming out of Astros camp are becoming harder and harder to believe.

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Ms. Buzzkill
added 03/10 by Bob Hulsey
General suckiness is overshadowing some good spring performances.

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The Silver Lining
added 03/06 by Scott Barzilla
Whether I am a realist or a pessimist depends on your own outlook.

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As the calendar turns
added 03/02 by Scott Barzilla
Baseball is always a soap opera, but it has taken another turn for the worse.

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Half Empty or Half Full?
added 02/26 by Scott Barzilla
Spring Training is the ultimate time to determine what kind of fan you are.

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The Audacity of Hope
added 02/23 by Scott Barzilla
Baseball Prospectus cracked on the Astros again in their annual.

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The case for Pudge
added 02/17 by Scott Barzilla
The weather vane made his case against Pudge. I'm countering.

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Backwoods Bud needs to resign
added 02/10 by Scott Barzilla
The Arod situation shows the union and commissioner's office couldn't manage a church picnic, much less baseball.

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Fearless Predictions
added 02/02 by Scott Barzilla
Since Bob got us started, I thought I'd take a look at the NL Central.

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The Odd Side Of Baseball
added 01/26 by Gene Elston
Dull winter? Gene Elston tries to take your mind off it with a reflection on baseball's oddities.

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Time for a salary cap?
added 01/22 by Scott Barzilla
A winter of bad economics and more Yankees spending leads some to think a salary cap is in order.

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Back to the Future
added 01/16 by Scott Barzilla
The latest round of signings clearly points a path for the Astros

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Scapegoating
added 01/07 by Scott Barzilla
People love to use disasters as excuses for things they would do anyway.

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Why I'm A Lifelong Astros Fan
added 01/06 by George Pennell
An Astros fan recalls his encounters with various players as reflects what it means to him now with his own family.

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New year's joy
added 01/02 by Scott Barzilla
This year has to be better than last year right? In terms of the Astros it might not be that simple.

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The Financial Side Of The Farm
added 12/17 by Scott Barzilla
Do the Astros get their money's worth, particularly from their hitters?

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Take a Deep Breath
added 12/14 by Scott Barzilla
It has been a disappointing week for Astros fans, but it is only mid December.

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Hall Of Fame Talk II
added 12/10 by Bob Hulsey
Next up on our Hall of Fame disassembly line...

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Hall Of Fame Talk
added 12/08 by Scott Barzilla
Is Rice cooked in his Cooperstown bid? He would be if Scott had a vote.

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Quo Vadis? The 2009 Astros
added 12/02 by Dr. Bill McCurdy
Dr. McCurdy traces the road the Astros have travelled by the numbers.

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Winter Meetings Preview
added 11/29 by Scott Barzilla
Recent developments have some fans upset, but patience is the name of the game.

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The Dog Days of November
added 11/10 by Scott Barzilla
Patience is the key this time of year.

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To Peavy Or Not To Peavy?
added 11/01 by Scott Barzilla
Can the Astros afford to trade for Jake Peavy?

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The Importance of Closers
added 10/15 by Scott Barzilla
I mentioned I could do a whole column on the subject a few weeks ago, so I figured why not.

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Hi, My Name Is...
added 10/14 by Matt Stilley
AstrosDaily.com's newest columnist gives us his background and tells us what made him an Astros fan.

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Baseball Broadcasting Begins
added 10/10 by Gene Elston
Gene traces the origin of the baseball broadcast - an industry that has become a staple in millions of homes worldwide.

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Learning from success
added 10/06 by Scott Barzilla
Every year, fans look to the post-season to see which style of play wins it.

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A Look back
added 09/30 by Scott Barzilla
Now that the season is done it's time to take a long look back.

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Three Out With None To Play
added 09/29 by Matt Stilley
New contributor Matt Stilley takes us back through the highs and lows of Houston's 2008 season.

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One-Game Gamers
added 09/26 by Gene Elston
For some major leaguers, one game was a career.

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Stros Hosed: MLB Spits In Houston's Eye
added 09/18 by Bob Hulsey
The Astros may have lost a few baseball games but Major League Baseball lost a lot of respect.

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Life Interrupted
added 09/15 by Scott Barzilla
Commissioner Jackass rears his ugly head again.

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The Forgotten Old Timers Game Of 1965
added 09/12 by Gene Elston
How does a four-year-old franchise stage an Old Timers Game?

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Deja Vu All Over Again
added 09/04 by Scott Barzilla
There is nothing like the end of summer to get the Astros going strong again.

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Sabathia's Goof Begs For Rule Change
added 09/01 by Bob Hulsey
Should fielding ineptness be officially rewarded?

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A long look back
added 08/29 by Scott Barzilla
Customarily, we wait until the end of the season to make evaluations, but now is as good a time as any to look at Wade's major moves.

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Things To Do In Houston
added 08/22 by Bob Hulsey
...when your team is out of the playoff chase.

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Astros and Olympians
added 08/14 by Bob Hulsey
Do the Astros play better during the Olympics?

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To Be or Not to be
added 08/11 by Scott Barzilla
As usual, our good friend the weather vane stirred the pot again.

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Promoter and Chief
added 07/22 by Scott Barzilla
Randy Wolf is a ploy to keep people coming through the turnstiles.

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All-star break grades Part I
added 07/16 by Scott Barzilla
A lot has been made about the disappointing season. Let's see who's to blame

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It's Time
added 07/07 by Scott Barzilla
Management fought the brave fight, but it's time to start over.

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The Red Herring
added 07/02 by Scott Barzilla
Complaints about the Astros pitching have reached epic proportions, but it is the offense that has been lacking.

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Chaconland
added 06/25 by Scott Barzilla
Shawn Chacon exists in his own little world.

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Astros Mid-Season Report Card
added 06/23 by Bob Hulsey
In an up-and-down season, who has exceeded expectations and who has disappointed?

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Much Ado about nothing
added 06/16 by Scott Barzilla
The recent in fighting between Oswalt, Berkman, and Cooper are nice for the papers, but it doesn't amount to much.

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The Yankee Dynasties
added 06/14 by Gene Elston
Baseball's most successful franchise can trace their dominance back to four great managers.

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Making History
added 06/12 by Scott Barzilla
People are wondering whether Berkman will eclipse Bagwell's 1994 campaign, but the comparison with 2000 has the pitching staff waking up in a cold sweat.

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There Used To Be A Ballpark
added 05/31 by Gene Elston
She was 33 years old when she died in 1961. Still, thoughts remain in the minds and hearts of the many thousands of die-hard fans that passed through her turnstiles.

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Balanced Offense
added 05/27 by Scott Barzilla
Balance in an offense is very important, but there is more to balance than just power and speed.

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Where Have All The Pitchers Gone?
added 05/20 by Bob Hulsey
Jon Lester's no-hitter reminds us that something is missing in baseball today. Do you miss it?

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Fun Times for Big Puma
added 05/16 by Scott Barzilla
Lance Berkman is on pace to have the best season of anyone in an Astros uniform.

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Texan Takes Bite Outta' Big Apple
added 05/13 by Willie B. Lakey
With both Yankee Stadium and Shea Stadium closing after the '08 season, this old Texan had to get up for a last look at both.

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Differences in Philosophy
added 05/02 by Scott Barzilla
The onslaught of new information provides an even better backdrop for a study of team-building philosophy.

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Interesting Ausmus Debate
added 04/23 by Scott Barzilla
The boards have had a nice debate on Ausmus. It's time for me to weigh in.

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Manager's Dilemma
added 04/17 by Scott Barzilla
A lot of sabermetricians think managers are overrated. The first tenth of the season reveals that Cooper is about to earn his money.

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Mickey Herskowitz - The Curator of Baseball
added 04/12 by James Anderson
The definition of "Curator" is one who manages or oversees as in a museum. When it comes to the history of Major League Baseball in the city of Houston, Texas where the sport first made it's appearance in the Spring of 1962, Mickey Herskowitz had already been hard at work for several years campaigning to bring Major League Baseball to Houston.

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A Sputtering Offense
added 04/09 by Scott Barzilla
The first nine games look strangely familiar to Astros fans

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A moment of courage
added 03/31 by Scott Barzilla
Cutting Woody Williams may not have been popular with the veterans or with Drayton McLane, but Ed Wade made the right call.

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Spring Awards
added 03/27 by Scott Barzilla
LVP? MIP? Jim Clancy Award? Time to pass out the Kissimmee spring hardware - both good and bad.

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Is Woody Williams done?
added 03/18 by Scott Barzilla
Woody has had a rough spring, but is it really the beginning of the end?

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Baseball's Closest Ally
added 03/15 by Gene Elston
It took a player's death and some unfortunate injuries before organized baseball used their heads to find a solution.

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Baseball Prospectus Power Rankings
added 03/10 by Scott Barzilla
BP has their predictions and we have our response.

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Projections versus Past Performance
added 03/06 by Scott Barzilla
A continued look into Baseball Prospectus finds the culprit of their pessimistic views.

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Disinterested Analysis
added 03/04 by Scott Barzilla
My Baseball Prospectus 2008 came in the mail the other day and I was excited to see what they would say about the Astros.

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Happy Spring Training
added 03/02 by Bryan R. Jones
FanSpeak: Down on the Astros' chances for this season? One fan says rumors of our demise are overblown.

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Spring Training From the Beginning
added 02/28 by Gene Elston
The first baseball game played under the basic rules, as we know them today, was played on June 19, 1846 when the New York Club defeated the Knickerbockers 23-1 at Elysian Fields in New York.

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What's in a Nickname?
added 02/24 by James Anderson
Over the years many ballplayers were given nicknames for various reasons. Several members of Astrosdaily fan forum took on the project of building the most complete list of former and current Houston Colt .45's/Astros who were given nicknames for various reasons over the years.

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Waiting on Projections
added 02/21 by Scott Barzilla
There are always veterans waiting around for contracts, but this year there are a few more than normal.

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The Projections Business
added 02/19 by Scott Barzilla
A quick look at a booming industry shows why baseball is on the right track.

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The new big leagues
added 02/11 by Scott Barzilla
Runs, points, and wins don't matter in this league.

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Astros taking a beating
added 02/01 by Scott Barzilla
Half-witted pundits take their shots at the Astros.

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Valverde and Arbitration
added 01/25 by Scott Barzilla
The Astros are making a mistake playing hardball with Jose Valverde.

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The great weather vane
added 01/22 by Scott Barzilla
Following media coverage of the off-season is simple. Which way is the wind blowing?

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Winter winds down
added 01/09 by Scott Barzilla
I'm a little behind the news cycle, but this is what you get for the price you pay.

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One Stable spot in the order
added 12/22 by Scott Barzilla
Ty Wigginton might be the most stable player in the Astros lineup this season.

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Bonzai!
added 12/16 by Scott Barzilla
Free agent Kaz Matsui gets the unenviable job of replacing the legendary Craig Biggio.

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A brief burst of continuity
added 12/13 by Scott Barzilla
Lance Berkman stands now as the senior most regular on the team.

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Chasing Mitch
added 12/11 by Scott Barzilla
Despite a continued interest in pitching, the offense actually rated worse than the pitching staff last year. The Astros are introducing a new lineup next year and we will look at each position carefully.

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Matsui creates a stir
added 12/04 by Scott Barzilla
The Kaz Matsui deal would appear to pit traditional fans against sabermetric ones. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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The Excitement is Back
added 11/19 by Scott Barzilla
The past few offseasons have been way too predictable. Good or bad, Ed Wade and company have brought the excitement back.

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The first World Series
added 11/12 by Gene Elston
Although there had been a few post-season playoffs in the 19th century, this first meeting between the National and American League champions was recognized as the first modern World Series.

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Pre-Hot Stove League Part Three
added 10/20 by Scott Barzilla
We turn our attention to centerfield for this edition

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Walt Bond: Big in stature, big of heart
added 09/30 by James Anderson
Walter Bond not only made his mark on Houston baseball and all those around him, but did so while silently battling leukemia.

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The pre Hot Stove League
added 09/23 by Scott Barzilla
Ed Wade and Tal Smith have a lot of decisions to make this off-season.

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Judgement Day
added 09/02 by Scott Barzilla
Garner and Purpura get the can. Was it everything their critics hoped it would be?

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All Aboard for the Round Tripper Special
added 08/12 by Gene Elston
Gene Elston, the original "Voice of the Astros", takes a look back at the significance of the home run on baseball history, and those who set the records..

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Maxim's Most Wanted
added 08/04 by Scott Barzilla
The magazine for lonely men has tabbed Phil Garner as the loneliest manager.

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Deadline Comes and Goes
added 07/31 by Scott Barzilla
Goodbye Morgan Ensberg and Dan Wheeler. Hello Ty Wigginton and...um Crash Davis?

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A milkman from Brooklyn
added 07/28 by Cot Deal
Like your milk with a twist? The original pitching coach for the Houston Colt .45s tells the story of a pre-game milking contest. It's an udder delight.

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A Sad Day
added 07/26 by Scott Barzilla
This week's retirement announcement was sad on a lot of levels.

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Deadline Blues
added 07/22 by Scott Barzilla
They said this road trip was crucial. It's time to react.

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Position Players are the way to go
added 07/14 by Scott Barzilla
A few weeks ago we looked at the track record on big ticket free agent pitchers. Now, we look at hitters.

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There it is!
added 07/12 by James Anderson
What makes a simple and commonly used phrase become important, especially one that is so common that it is uttered daily in the American English vernacular?

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Paying Homage and Moving On
added 07/06 by Scott Barzilla
The Chronicle did their share, now it's my turn.

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Not A Hall Of Famer???
added 07/04 by Bob Hulsey
Amazingly, some in sports media and the blogosphere are still deniers when it comes to Craig Biggio's worthiness for Cooperstown.

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3 Grand
added 06/29 by Gene Elston
Gene Elston takes a look back at the 27 members of the 3,000-hit club, from Cap Anson (1897) to Craig Bigio (2007), along with some notable near-misses.

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A look to the Future (Part One)
added 06/28 by Scott Barzilla
Houston has money to spend after this year. It's time to look at the past to see where the money can be spent wisely.

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Hot and Colt
added 06/23 by Cot Deal
Houston obtained its National League franchise in 1961. The opening day of the 1962 season would be played in Houston. Interest was high. A "Name the Team" contest lured countless thousands of entrants. The stadium was sold out for the 1962 season opener before the new year arrived. The name selected was "Colt 45s."

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Alyson Footer: Walking in the Footsteps of Anita Martini
added 06/22 by James Anderson
It wasn't that long ago when female sports beat-writers were looked upon by their male counterparts in the same light as the carriers of the Spanish Flu that devastated the lives of millions of Americans shortly after World War I.

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Buy, Sell, or Stand Pat
added 06/15 by Scott Barzilla
It may not be the most important decision a GM must make, but it is definitely up there

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What is going on at Crawford Street?
added 06/03 by Scott Barzilla
Two roster moves and lineup changes leave many to wonder what the Astros are thinking about this season.

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Summer of Our Discontent
added 05/31 by Scott Barzilla
The Stros seem to be coming up short a lot lately. Anything on the horizon besides a speeding train?

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Are the Brewers for real
added 05/19 by Scott Barzilla
The Astros are clipping along at .500, but the Brewers are on pace to win more than 90 games. Are they for real?

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Burke Gets the Shaft
added 05/12 by Scott Barzilla
Comments from Burke indicate what he's been thinking all along.

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Opening the black door
added 05/08 by Gene Elston
Interestingly, the first public mention of the possibility of Negroes playing in the major leagues came from the media on July 24, 1942.

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The Great couch debate
added 05/02 by Scott Barzilla
The performance of Morgan Ensberg and other Astros has brought some familiar debates to the forefront.

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Time to Panic?
added 04/28 by Scott Barzilla
Astros fans are divided into two camps: those that want to panic and those that want to be patient.

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Little Joe Strikes Again
added 04/18 by Scott Barzilla
Joe Morgan continued his crusade against the Astros on Jackie Robinson day.

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As the Astros Turn
added 04/14 by Scott Barzilla
Every team wants to go through a season drama free. They usually don't get their wish.

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It had to happen sometime
added 04/09 by Mike Capps
The day, April 7, 2007, goes down in all-time Round Rock Express history. For the first time in history, the Express had a home game rained out.

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The streak finally comes to an end
added 04/07 by James Anderson
"The Dean of Major League Technicians" Bob Green has been instrumental in broadcasting Houston Buffs and Colt .45s/Astros baseball for 60 years.

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Swan Song should be sweet
added 04/05 by Scott Barzilla
The peculiar situation in Houston has caused some mixed feelings about the swan songs of Brad Ausmus and Craig Biggio.

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Just a game
added 04/03 by Scott Barzilla
Fans often make too much of Opening Day. Every game is important, but all of us need to get a grip.

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Rangers sign Rocket
added 04/01 by Darrell Pittman
In a surprise move, the Texas Rangers announced Sunday that they have signed Roger Clemens.

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The colorful Hal Woodeshick
added 03/29 by James Anderson
Ask Hal Woodeshick about the state of pitching in the major leagues these days and the hair will stand up on the back of his neck as he ponders how to express his personal opinion on this particular topic without losing his temper.

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MLB vanquishes latest threat
added 03/23 by Darrell Pittman
Faced by the rising tide of uppity player attitudes, MLB moved forcefully Thursday to restore order to the world.

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Spring Training
added 03/19 by Mike Capps
I'm back in Round Rock after our annual trek to what I consider one of several baseball meccas in this country, the Houston Astros Spring Training base in Kissimmee, Florida just outside Orlando.

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Hope Springs Eternal
added 03/11 by Scott Barzilla
It's been awhile, but Spring Training always gets the blood boiling.

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Spring Training Has Arrived!
added 02/23 by Gene Elston
This is the beginning of another nine months of our revered National Pastime – SPRING TRAINING has arrived and soon we will be hearing the call of PLAY BALL!

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Abuse of Power
added 02/06 by Scott Barzilla
Every once in awhile, the power brokers in the press need to be reeled in. It's Ken Rosenthal's turn.

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A late Christmas gift under the tree
added 01/07 by Scott Barzilla
Mark Loretta's signing came out of the blue, but it might turn out to be Purpura's most underrated signing.

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The other half of the trade
added 12/16 by Scott Barzilla
As promised, Barzilla takes a look at the players coming in from the Rockies.

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The number two guy?
added 12/13 by Scott Barzilla
Tim Purpura gave up a lot to get Jennings. Is he the answer to this team's problems in the rotation?

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State of the Franchise
added 12/10 by Scott Barzilla
We can picture Purpura making a Bush-like "everything is fine" speech, but things aren't really that bleak.

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Winter Meetings Preview
added 12/02 by Scott Barzilla
The Winter Meetings begin this week. It appears the Astros attention will turn to the mound.

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A 100 million dollar man?
added 11/25 by Scott Barzilla
After a day of mulling it over, Barzilla is still unsure as to whether Lee deserves 100 million dollars.

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Quick Picks for Free Agency
added 11/05 by Scott Barzilla
With free agency quickly approaching, the off-season analysis timeline speeds up.

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We all will Miss Joseph Franklin Niekro
added 11/01 by James Anderson
As I've had time to collect my thoughts and think about what Joe Niekro meant to the fans of Houston I was touched by a strange feeling that we fans didn't seem to really appreciate what Joe accomplished for the Houston Astros.

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Lay off of Ensberg
added 10/24 by Scott Barzilla
Morgan Ensberg was one of the more maligned players on the Astros this season, but key numbers prove the naysayers wrong.

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What goes around...
added 10/23 by Daniel Cohen
Would the BBGs harbor a twenty-year grudge? Guest columnist Daniel Cohen thinks so.

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Scouting the catchers
added 10/20 by Scott Barzilla
How valuable is Brad Ausmus?

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Sabbatical
added 10/14 by Scott Barzilla
I've been away for awhile, but I haven't forgotten about the Astros.

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A Meeting with the Main Man
added 08/26 by Scott Barzilla
SABR met with Tim Purpura two weeks ago and a few important things were readily apparent.

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Is Tejada the answer?
added 07/25 by Scott Barzilla
The Tejada talk is heating up again. The package is different this time, but the questions are the same.

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Ensberg for Linebrink is easily ludicrous
added 07/19 by Daniel Cohen
Richard Justice addressed on his blog the possibility of the Astros pulling a trade for help in the pen by grabbing Scott Linebrink for Morgan Ensberg. Linebrink has been one of the better relievers in the league over the past three years and the pen is in flailing chaos at the moment.

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Meddling in magic
added 07/16 by Daniel Cohen
You are a blue-blooded Astros fan and you have the greatest pitcher of all time on your team. The bullpen is shot and run support is lacking but the Rocket still stands ready to throw flames high and inside.

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Missing the mark
added 07/15 by Scott Barzilla
Bringing in Aubrey Huff and saying goodbye to Gary Gaetti might help, but Purpura is still missing what is really ailing this offense.

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Going up?
added 06/23 by Scott Barzilla
Now that the Rocket is back, everyone is expecting things to get better. Yet, the hitting continues to be murky.

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Big Day for Little Cousin
added 06/13 by Scott Barzilla
It's easy for some of us to get lost in the numbers, but this last week is a big reminder that this is a game played by people.

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Drayton steps up
added 06/04 by Scott Barzilla
Look who has the third highest payroll in baseball? Money might not be buying many victories these days, but it's no time to criticize.

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Musical Chairs
added 05/30 by Scott Barzilla
The worst soap opera in sports is about to come to an end. Barzilla looks at the fallout in the Astros rotation.

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It's only three games
added 05/18 by Scott Barzilla
Losing 34-5 in three games is a bit embarassing, but patience should be the buzz word, not panic.

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Leave it to the players
added 05/17 by John Poffenbarger
A Giants' fan tells us that the players, not the umpires, should govern play

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Is Clemens Really the Answer?
added 05/11 by Scott Barzilla
A 1-6 road trip should make us wonder whether Roger Clemens really is the missing piece on this team.

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One Month Report Card
added 04/30 by Scott Barzilla
Barzilla looks at the good, the bad, and the ugly from the seasons's first month.

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Three Card Monty
added 04/19 by Scott Barzilla
Possible solutions for the team's pitching woes

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End the Charade
added 04/09 by Scott Barzilla
Scott has a request for Roger Clemens.

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The End of the Line
added 03/26 by Scott Barzilla
Somewhere along the way I got the Traveling Wilbury’s song stuck in my head, but regardless of whether you know the tune, everyone is thinking the same thing about Jeff Bagwell; except Jeff Bagwell.

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Remember
added 03/14/2001 by Steve Cutchen
This prescient Astros Daily article by Steve Cutchen from 2001 gives us perspective as we face the likely retirement of Astros icon Jeff Bagwell.

Steve's words rang true then, and are even truer today.

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Meet the legendary Gene Elston
added 03/24 by James Anderson
Gene Elston is making two public appearances within the next week to promote his new book The Wild World of Sports.

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The Fielding Revolution
added 03/17 by Scott Barzilla
There has been no greater chasm between statheads and traditionalists than the question of fielding.

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A Classic?
added 03/09 by Scott Barzilia
The World Baseball Classic is finally here. Most baseball fans have to contain their yawning as they change the dial back to their hometown nine.

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The Astros Way?
added 02/23 by Scott Barzilla
Some people are up in arms about ESPN’s latest power rankings surrounding the Astros.

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Baseball's roots have an ally in Elston
added 02/22 by Bob Hulsey
To really understand Gene Elston, the broadcaster, you have to understand Gene Elston the baseball historian.

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Camp Competition
added 02/10 by Scott Barzilla
Baseball fans have to find something to focus on during the extended Spring Training that begins in less than a week. When you have a team that is mostly intact from the year before, you have to search for genuine competition somewhere.

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A Question of Loyalty
added 02/04 by Scott Barzilla
I normally don’t make it a habit to comment on the work of others. However, my ire on this day is aimed at Brian McTaggart.

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How the Other Half Lives
added 01/29 by Scott Barzilla
The airwaves, bulletin boards, and newspapers are buzzing about the "Jeff Bagwell controversy".

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Series 'too short' for Astros duo
added 01/21 by Tom Halliburton
Chad Qualls and Adam Everett considered their 2005 World Series experience far too abbreviated for their memories. Hundreds of autograph-seeking Astros fans share their sentiments exactly.

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The Bagwell Debate
added 01/18 by Scott Barzilla
Leave it to the Houston Astros to be creative when attempting to generate fan interest during the off-season. First, it was whether they should offer arbitration to Roger Clemens or not. Now, they are generating debate in blogsphere about what to do about Jeff Bagwell.

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Is Wilson the Answer?
added 01/11 by Scott Barzilla
We’ve been waiting a season and a half to analyze a significant deal, so it’s time to do this right. The Astros signed Preston Wilson to a one-year contract with a club option for three years.

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The Organizational Battle
added 09/15 by Scott Barzilla
It warms my heart to talk about baseball again and why not jump into a huge issue while we do it. An issue was brought up on the boards that I felt needed to be addressed in this space.

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Philip Barzilla Interview
added 09/11 by Scott Barzilla
As many of you know, my second cousin, Philip Barzilla, is a pitcher with the Corpus Christi Hooks. I asked Philip and he agreed to field your questions.

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John Lauck rescued
added 09/07 by
Astroday author and Astros Daily contributor John Lauck was rescued Monday, September 5.

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Seeing True Character
added 09/04 by Scott Barzilla
I hope all of you will excuse me if I put the baseball aside for the time being and discuss what is probably on all of our minds - the devastation in New Orleans.

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Astros have no confidence
added 08/29 by Orlando Cepeda
It starts from the top management and so forth, but the Astros are showing that they have no confidence.

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Breaking Things Down
added 08/28 by Scott Barzilla
A fan recently threw out a stat that the Astros are nearly unbeatable in August when they score five or more runs and hapless when they score four or less. Like usual, my interest was piqued and I decided to do some further study

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Q & A with Greg Lucas
added 08/22 by
Astros broadcaster Greg Lucas answers the latest batch of fan questions.

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Two Hurdles
added 08/18 by Scott Barzilla
Things have been tough of late. Meanwhile, the cries for trades can be heard on every message board in Astros land.

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The Bullet Proof Charge of Racism
added 08/12 by Scott Barzilla
Once again I feel compelled to comment about something happening outside of Houston. If you haven’t been paying attention to the Larry Krueger situation in San Francisco, I’ll give you a play by play of the last week or so.

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Assigning Blame
added 08/06 by Scott Barzilla
I should be talking about the Astros and their amazing run, but I need to get this out of my system before I explode. Bud Selig has to be the worst “commissioner” this sport has ever had.

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Goodbye, Mr. C.!
added 08/04 by
Ray "Lee" Cunningham, the oldest former MLB and Cardinal player, was laid to rest Wednesday

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A Whole Lotta Nothin’
added 08/01 by Scott Barzilla
Last week I told you I would come back after the trading deadline and look at what the Astros did and what other teams did. Unfortunately, that doesn’t leave a lot of stuff for me to cover because this was the worst deadline (as far as deals done) in history probably.

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Countdown Week
added 07/25 by Scott Barzilla
We’ve hashed and rehashed the Astros’ situation. Now it's time to take a look at the other wild card competitors and assess what they might do and what they need.

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Dog Days of Summer
added 07/19 by Scott Barzilla
At the all-star break it appeared as if the Astros were on the verge of completing another miracle. I was among those ready to gear myself up for another amazing run and then I remembered my old buddy Pythagoras.

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Where does character fit in?
added 07/15 by Scott Barzilla
Now that the all-star game has been completed we should focus on the second half of the season, but I want to rewind to the issue that should have never been a part of all-star week in the first place: Kenny Rogers.

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Q&A with Greg Lucas
added 07/11 by
FOX Sports baseball analyst and broadcaster Greg Lucas fields your questions about the Astros and baseball in general.

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Evaluating Defense
added 07/10 by Scott Barzilla
There is a common debate among the baseball community about whether you can evaluate defense by watching it or by charting it statistically.

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Trade Winds Part II
added 07/06 by Scott Barzilla
Using RCAP as an example, Scott runs through a sabertrical primer for fans who may not be familiar with the current state of baseball statistical analysis.

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Trade Winds a Blowin’
added 06/30 by Scott Barzilla
As the calendar approaches July 1st, we can see a whole host of teams on the bubble between contending and preparing for 2006. By the end of the month, we will know who is pretending and who is contending.

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Nostalgia all the way around
added 06/27 by Scott Barzilla
Drayton McLane is doing what he does best: he’s using that PR brain of his to bring the fans into the seats. When the interleague weekend opened up this past weekend with the Rangers, McLane booked two huge events on back to back nights.

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Adjusted Real Value
added 06/21 by Scott Barzilla
Baseball has been more numbers driven than any other sport. Everyone knows numbers like “56”, “755”, and “511”. Unfortunately, this works against meaningful analysis sometimes.

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Father's Day
added 06/19 by
Treasure your time with your father; lavish time on your children

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What’s the Blueprint? - pt. 4
added 06/16 by Scott Barzilla
Last time we looked at great rotations in history. This time we are going to apply those principles to the Astros.

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What’s the Blueprint? - pt. 3
added 06/14 by Scott Barzilla
When your team is in last place and there seems to be no end to the bickering and fighting among fans as to why they’re in last place, it feels good to look back at history. In this edition, we will be looking at the top eight rotations in baseball history.

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What’s the Blueprint? - pt. 2
added 06/08 by Scott Barzilla
This is the second of a four part series on the blueprint for the Astros success. This time we will see what the Astros need to do to bring balance to the offense.

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What’s the Blueprint? - pt. 1
added 06/02 by Scott Barzilla
Being in a slump is truly a lonely place to be. In this edition we will look at successful offenses in history and the balance they have.

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Fun With Pythagoras, pt. 6
added 05/31 by Scott Barzilla
This is the final edition on our series on Pythagorean record. We will simply tie up loose ends and make the data mean something for us after five editions of hard statistics.

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Fun With Pythagoras, pt. 5
added 05/26 by Scott Barzilla
In this edition, we look at the affects of defense on the Pythagorean ratings.

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Fun With Pythagoras, pt. 4
added 05/23 by Scott Barzilla
Conventional wisdom tells us that a good bullpen is very important in a close game. We will test that conventional wisdom in this edition.

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Stating the Obvious
added 05/18 by Scott Barzilla
Scott takes issue with a recent column by Richard Justice in the Houston Chronicle and his eagerness to blame Drayton McLane for the team's current woes

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Fun with Pythagoras
added 05/17 by Scott Barzilla
This is the third part of a six part series on the Pythagorean theory. In this edition we will see how the teams fare in terms of offensive efficiency.

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Tourists in Asheville
added 05/11 by
Susan and Darrell take in a minor league game in Asheville, North Carolina

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Fun with Pythagoras
added 05/09 by Scott Barzilla
This is the second part of a six part series on the Pythagorean record. In this edition, we will look at one run games and the selection of managers as it relates to Pythagorean records.

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Fun with Pythagoras
added 05/04 by Scott Barzilla
This is the first part of a six part series on the use of the Pythagorean method. The method is used to determine whether a team has under or overachieved in a particular season or time period.

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Abandon Ship?
added 04/30 by Scott Barzilla
Baseball doesn’t lend itself to perspective in April. A sudden five game winning streak or losing streak has fans jumping ship or reserving their World Series tickets. The Astros have had both this season.

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Improved Coverage?
added 04/23 by Scott Barzilla
Scott takes a look at the Astros viewing options available to fans

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The Science of Building a Lineup
added 04/20 by Scott Barzilla
Over the last couple of weeks we have heard a lot about the Astros lineup. These things usually happen when clubs are scuffling offensively and the Astros attack is certainly scuffling.

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A Mountain out of Molehills
added 04/09 by Scott Barzilla
Opening day can be a cruel mistress to a player’s psyche. If you want to inspire violence just ask John Smoltz what his ERA is.

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Astros 05 Preview, Fro-style
added 04/01 by Froback
We were World Series Favorites in 04, OH what a difference a year makes!

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Is it worth it?
added 03/25 by Scott Barzilla
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the Astros signed Lance Berkman to a six year, 85 million dollar deal. With all of these deals the devil is in the details.

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An Open Letter to Management
added 03/17 by Scott Barzilla
I realize you guys are busy right now trying to iron out a 25 man roster, but I had a few thoughts I wanted to pass on by you.

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Youth is Served
added 03/09 by Scott Barzilla
Every Spring we find ourselves in the same old trap. Wisdom tells us that we are better off with the devil we know, but many of us are tired of that same old devil. This is year is no different.

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New Regime means Exciting Spring
added 02/27 by Scott Barzilla
With Hunsicker gone and a rookie GM in place, who's calling the shots for the Astros?

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Hope Springs Eternal
added 02/19 by Scott Barzilla
Scott takes a look at the Astros in their current form and resolves to list the positives he see.s

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Off-Season Grades
added 02/07 by Scott Barzilla
Judging by recent events and the advancement of the calendar it looks like the Astros are done. That being the case, I would like to grade the team's moves this off-season and assign blame if the case warrants.

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The Circle of Life
added 01/20 by Scott Barzilla
We’ve certainly hashed and rehashed the events of this off-season more than Jim Garrison analyzed the Zabruder footage in JFK. Mistakes were made and mistakes are still being made, but our task is to make the best of the situation as fans.

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What Now?
added 01/10 by Scott Barzilla
We could spend a lot of time over what should have been done with the Carlos Beltran negotiations. From the outside looking in, it looks like the deal went dead after the Astros failed to offer Beltran an option for an eighth year and a iron-clad no-trade clause.

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New Year’s Resolutions
added 01/02 by Scott Barzilla
I hate to resort to this, but this time of year is really made for the bullet column. Here is a list of new year’s resolutions for the Astros and Major League Baseball.

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Winter Meetings Report Card
added 12/21 by Scott Barzilla
Scott evaluates MLB's winners and losers for this year's Winter Meetings

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Winning in December?
added 12/13 by Scott Barzilla
The Winter Meetings are in full swing and fans are anxious all around the country. You can talk about the World Series or the non-waiver deadline, but for me there are few times better than the Winter Meetings.

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Collateral Damage
added 12/06 by Scott Barzilla
Scott takes on the hot issue of the day: steroids

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Calling out Justice
added 12/01 by Scott Barzilla
Scott calls for Chronicle writer Richard Justice to be more skeptical of the financial claims made by the Astros' ownership.

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Building a Bench
added 11/29 by Scott Barzilla
The key to building a roster is to look at the roster as a whole. Scott takes a long look at the Astros' bench and what options are available for 2005.

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Managers & Playing Experience
added 11/25 by Trevor Williams
Phil Garner was an infielder before becoming a manager. Can his former position influence his managerial success? Guest columnist Trevor Williams looks at managers and their playing backgrounds.

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Market Shopping
added 11/23 by Scott Barzilla
Is Beltran worth the money that Scott Boras wants? Scott Barzilla sheds light on the subject, comparing Beltran to the best centerfielders in the majors.

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Roger Clemens: Greatest Pitcher Ever?
added 11/19 by Trevor Williams
Is Roger Clemens the greatest pitcher ever? Guest columnist Trevor Williams analyzes where Clemens stands in baseball history.

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The Apprentice
added 11/17 by Scott Barzilla
It seems that the Astros are making more news off the field this off-season than on the field. When Gerry Hunsicker resigned we thought there would be a new assistant hired to replace Purpura. The Astros have used the departure of Gerry Hunsicker as an opportunity to reshape their entire organization.

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The Burden of money
added 11/14 by Scott Barzilla
It has certainly been an eventful off-season so far for the Astros. Last week, the Astros, Rockets, and Fox Sports Net ironed out an agreement that will take all three into the next decade.

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Preview: Astros vs. Braves
added 10/04 by Ray Kerby
A look at the prospects for the Houston Astros in their 2004 Division Series playoff against the Atlanta Braves.

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The National Pastime
added 08/22 by Gene Elston
Baseball as we know it today had its beginning in 1845 (although the term “baseball” was first used in the United States in 1791) only 15 years after our Founding Fathers signed our Declaration of Independence in 1776

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Visit to Rain-ger Stadium
added 06/27 by Darrell Pittman

Susan and Darrell head to Arlington for the race to the Silver Boot. At the ballpark, we meet some friends. Rain rules.

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2004 Astros' First Year Player Draft
added 06/09 by Jeff Schneck
The Astros loaded up for the future by selecting 49 players in the 2004 draft. Come see the break down of who they took, and guess with them who might make us better!

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The Inn At the Ballpark
added 05/30 by Darrell Pittman

A weekend indulgence at the new hotel across the street from Minute Maid Park.

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A whole lot of good last week
added 04/19 by Willie B. Lakey
Two weeks and 13 games do not a season make. But those first two losses to the Giants sure seem a distant memory as hot as Houston’s playing right now.

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Astros, MLB open crazy schedule
added 04/11 by Willie B Lakey
Big crowds, new faces, old voices, long homers, strikeouts, wins, losses and injuries all part of Opening Week’s ups and downs. And, oh yeah, just who is in charge of the MLB schedule anyway?

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What a difference a day makes
added 04/09 by Jared Klewein
I don’t know how it sits with other fans, but for me, an Astro-loss hurts a heck of a lot more when it takes place in front of the national media. Such was the case the previous two nights.

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Visit to Waco
added 04/09 by Susan and Darrell Pittman

A visit to the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in Waco was a wonderful trip, especially on an off-day for the Astros.

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Remember, never get too high…..or too low
added 04/06 by Jared Klewein
Well ladies and gents, looks like it’s probably going to take a miracle for the Astros rise above the 1-game hole they dug themselves into Monday night. That’s right, the Cubs won and we lost….. and now we’re one game behind the team that many, including Sports Illustrated, have deemed the 2004 World Series Champs. Oh well, guess the off-season hype was fun while it lasted, right?

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Another season, another reason
added 04/05 by Susan and Darrell Pittman

We've survived yet another occurrence of The Void!

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MLB and crass commercialism
added 04/02 by Susan and Darrell Pittman

The Great American Pastime goes NASCAR.

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MLB and crass commercialism
added 04/01 by Susan and Darrell Pittman

The Great American Pastime goes NASCAR.

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Looking for vacation to end
added 01/18 by Willie B. Lakey
With pitchers and catchers slated to report in about three weeks, a most tumultuous offseason is coming to a close. Never has so much bulletin board material been produced by so few in such a short time, to skewer an old quote of Churchill.

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Reportando desde Venezuela -III-
added 12/16 by Miguel Delgado
Las estadísticas que refiero en este reporte están actualizadas hasta el día 14 de diciembre de 2003.

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After a Whirlwind, the dust settles
added 12/15 by Jeff Schneck
After the flurry of activies this offseaon (just so far), it's time to re-adjust the Fro.

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Noticias desde Venezuela -II-
added 11/25 by Miguel Delgado
Las estadísticas que aquí refiero, de los jugadores pertenecientes a la organización de Houston, están actualizadas hasta el día 24 de Noviembre del 2003. Comenzamos con los lanzadores y después con los jugadores de posición

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Baseball’s murky money miseries
added 11/17 by Willie B. Lakey
Welcome to As Baseball’s Bottom Line Turns, the sport’s very own soap opera that pits the game’s two elite classes, the owners and the players, against each other. Playing the part of the peasants this week, and always, are the fans.

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Noticias desde Venezuela
added 11/11 by Miguel Delgado
En relación con los jugadores pertenecientes a la organización de los Astros, las noticias son bastante buenas en Venezuela. Las estadísticas que aquí refiero están actualizadas hasta el día 10 de Noviembre.

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Search'n the Fro for next year's Roster
added 11/06 by Jeff Schneck
Did the Wagner trade really free up our payroll to make any major additions... or are we doomed to searching the slag heap again to plug the holes on our team? Well I decided to pick the Fro to find the answers.

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Not enough brains, nor money
added 11/05 by Susan and Darrell Pittman

Unfortunately, the Astros haven't had a lot of those assets.

Look for Drayton to sell, and Hunsicker to move on, after the 2004 season when the All-Star Game is played at Astros Field.

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For baseball fans, it’s January 2nd
added 10/27 by Willie B. Lakey
The 2003 season was a long strange trip, full of stale old flavors and exciting new tastes.

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Upcoming Birthday List
added 10/07 by Willie B. Lakey
Enos, Roger, El Sid and Pepi just a few former Astros celebrating birthdays this next week.

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Nadando por el Mar Caribe
added 10/04 by Miguel Delgado
Las ligas del Caribe están por comenzar. Muchos jugadores vendrán a reforzar a los equipos de los distintos países en la región del Caribe. En Venezuela, país donde vivo, han venido nombres interesantes de jugadores que han formado parte importante del equipo de los Astros.

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ABCDEFG
added 10/01 by Todd Brody

The body isn't even cold yet, but here's my postmortem. In this week's column, I grade the Astros starting position players.

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Volando con los Astros
added 09/30 by Miguel Delgado
Termina una temporada e inmediatamente se comienzan a plantear inquietudes entre los fanáticos. Este año fue realmente frustrante para los seguidores de los Astros, que hasta hace una semana eran los campeones de la división central de la liga nacional. Cuando uno sigue el día a día de un equipo se pueden observar detalles, se palpan los puntos fuertes y los débiles, se sufre, se goza, en fin se vive la pasión del baseball.

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Watching the wheels come off
added 09/28 by Willie B. Lakey
Houston’s race towards the 2003 postseason came up short after a very frustrating and disappointing final week to the season leaving Astros fans with the all too familiar cry of, “Wait ‘til next year!”

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One more reason why the Astros don't have a clue
added 09/25 by Todd Brody

Have you seen the latest Astros' promotion? They want everyone to wear red. Am I the only person who sees a problem with this?

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Road split cuts into lead
added 09/21 by Willie B. Lakey
The Astros come home for the season’s final week just a half-game ahead of the Cubs. Standing in Houston’s way of a fifth NLC crown in the past seven years are Barry’s Giants and Bud’s Brewers.

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‘Stros enjoying 2-game view
added 09/14 by Willie B. Lakey
The Good Guys who wear the star continued one of their finest months of September with a half-dozen wins this past week, including a sweep of the Cards that left Houston with a 2-game lead in the NLC and just two weeks to go in the season.

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Good week still leaves club short
added 09/07 by Willie B. Lakey
Houston opened a 10-game roadtrip with a fine 4-2 swing through LA and San Diego. With Roy O on his way back, do the Astros have enough to pull it off in the NLC?

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Astros leave town in second
added 09/01 by Willie B. Lakey
Houston blew their biggest homestand with a 6-6 split that dropped them to second in the NLC. Now they embark on a 10-game roadtrip where .500 won’t get it done any longer.

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‘Stros split first half of homestand
added 08/24 by Willie B. Lakey
Feast or famine, now you see it, now you don’t, here today, gone tomorrow. What’s your favorite cliché to describe the Astros’ offense?

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Somehow still in first
added 08/17 by Willie B. Lakey
Some are calling it the "Comedy Central." But the NL Central really has more drama than a Tennessee Williams play. Opening this week: Astros under a big moldy roof!

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Astros weather 3-3 homestand
added 08/10 by Willie B. Lakey
Houston ho-hummed it through a 3-3 homestand this week with an important week on the road looming. Can they get hot or will it be a stormy trip?

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Astros hope to knuckle under
added 08/03 by Willie B. Lakey
No Oswalt, no offense, no problem! Houston salvages a roadtrip behind a new knuckleballer.

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Schedule central to Astros’ division hopes
added 07/27 by Willie B. Lakey
Houston dropped a game to par on last week’s schedule, the series loss to the Cubs hurting most. If they’re going to win the NLC, they’ll have to battle the schedule as well as the other teams.

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Short week nets long results in division
added 07/21 by Willie B. Lakey
With the exception of Jason Giambi taking Billy Wagner deep in the All-Star Game, it was a perfect week for the Astros who are showing signs of taking control of the NL Central.

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Astros, the best coaster ride in town!
added 07/14 by Willie B. Lakey
Practically given up for dead a week earlier after being swept in Pittsburgh, the Astros rebounded with a 6-1 homestand that left them atop the NL Central with 50 wins. With the starting pitching coming around and Jeff Kent coming back from the DL, can Houston maintain the momentum after the All-Star break?

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A Time For Difficult Decisions
added 07/08 by Todd Brody

Okay, Roy Oswalt is back and the Astros beat the Reds. But in your heart of hearts, do you believe that the Astros have any chance of winning the World Series this season? I don't, and here's what I think the Astros have to do going forward.

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Rainbow in Arlington
added 07/06 by Darrell Pittman

Susan and Darrell attend their first-ever games at the Ballpark in Arlington. It's weird when you have to drive 200 miles to get your favorite gear.

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June in Review
added 07/03 by Ray Kerby
The Astros limped through a mediocre month in June, but that still didn't keep me from writing another review on the team's performance.

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Wade Pulls 'Stros Into First!
added 06/06 by Mike Nixon
My 3-year old brother-in-law, that is, not the pitcher named Miller...

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2003 Draft - recap
added 06/04 by Ray Kerby
I take a look at the 19 players that the Astros selected on Day 1 of the 2003 draft. I make no attempt to comment on the Day 2 picks!

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May in review
added 06/02 by Ray Kerby
Beyond this link lies an unnecessarily long review of the month of May for the Houston Astros. Click at your own peril!

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Astros Minor League Report
added 05/13 by Brian Progar
After a month of play, the minor league system is starting to show some of its future stars and disappointments. Unlike previous years, when the system seemed to be stocked with great pitching performances, it's the position players that are the bright stars in the high minors.

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April in Review
added 05/01 by Ray Kerby
A detailed look back at the team's disappointing first month of the 2003 season

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First week thoughts
added 04/08 by Raymond Desadier

Aint it great to be baseball season again?

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Opening Day
added 04/01 by Gene Elston
Opening days keep popping up quite often, and at no other time are we so clearly reminded what a source of pride a big-league team is to a city.

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Astros FanFest 2003
added 02/18 by Mike Nixon
As promised, Saturday the missus and I took her little brother to the annual Astros FanFest at Minute Maid Park. We made it a mission to finally get Craig Biggio's autograph, and were successful in doing so.

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A Rose by any other name...
added 12/24 by Susan and Darrell Pittman

...is still Pete Rose. Like it or not, he still bet on baseball, knowingly violating baseball's ultimate sanction. Why let him off now?

A solo effort by Darrell.

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So many players, so little money
added 12/23 by Todd Brody

A lot of very serviceable players were not tendered contracts by their teams and are now free agents. Given the contracts these players will ultimately receive, it looks like the Astros drastically overpayed for Jose Vizcaino and Orlando Merced.

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Call me nostradamus
added 12/19 by Todd Brody

Yeah, I predicted the Kent deal before the season even ended. But the way that Craig Biggio was treated has left a bad taste in my mouth. And, frankly, I can't figure out where Biggio is going to play next season. Maybe it will be for another team.

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added 12/15 by Greg Lucas

Greg Lucas tackles another set of questions from hard-core Astros fans.

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The State of the Game
added 12/08 by Gene Elston

Gene Elston's cautionary speech at the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame banquet is presented here.

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A Little Boy’s First Baseball Game
added 10/22 by Mike Nixon
An Astro fan recounts from last July an experience many of us have enjoyed: a little boy's first baseball game.

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Astros Get Mixed Reviews in Early AFL Action
added 10/18 by Brian Progar
When the Arizona Fall league started on October 1st, the Astros had sent six farmhands to the league that claims players by the name of Garciaparra, Giambi, Pujols, Giles and Jeter among its alumni.

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October Hot Stove Baseball
added 10/14 by Todd Brody
Sure, it would be nice if the Astros were actually playing baseball. But since the Astros are spending some quality time with their families, we can get down to the business of talking off-season moves and trashing Drayton McLane.

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added 10/09 by Greg Lucas
FoxSports broadcaster Greg Lucas tackles another round of questions from hard-core Astros fans

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Hocking Gives A Teammate The Finger, And Other Thoughts
added 10/07 by John Lauck
Celebrating a victory is as risky as achieving a victory is.

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The end of a streak
added 09/25 by Todd Brody
Jeff Bagwell's amazing streak of productivity will come to an end if he doesn't score 7 runs in the next four games. Don't talk to me about a lead-off hitter. The Astros need a run-producer to hit behind Bagwell. And Mark Loretta and Geoff Blum don't fit that description.

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added 09/24 by Greg Lucas
Greg Lucas tackles another set of question from hard-core Astros fans

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Silver lining
added 09/20 by Susan and Darrell Pittman
Stick a fork in 'em, for the Astros are done for this year, but keep looking up

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What could be in 2003
added 09/19 by Raymond Desadier
An off-season shopping list including a suggested answer to the center field dilemma.

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added 09/15 by Greg Lucas
FoxSports announcer Greg Lucas tackles another round of questions from Astros fans

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added 09/04 by Greg Lucas
FoxSports announcer Greg Lucas tackles another round of questions from Astros fans

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added 08/29 by Greg Lucas
I am pleased to add this feature by answering questions, and am ready to tackle the first submissions...

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Wrong Again
added 08/08 by Todd Brody
Not you, me. Trying to figure out the Astros has done me in. So I'm going to sit back, grab a beer, and enjoy this unbelievable run.

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Rhodes Scholars
added 07/25 by Raymond Desadier
These guys are worthy of honorary PhDs!

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Enough dilly-dallying, time to make a trade
added 07/22 by Todd Brody
Forget pitching, the Astros need hitters. So here are a few deals the Astros can make even with Drayton McLane threatening to sell the team and with a players' strike looming. Also included in this column are my thoughts about trading pitching prospects and a nice story about my brother and his kids.

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There's a train wreck comin'
added 07/19 by Susan and Darrell Pittman
In their mutual instransigence, MLB owners and players conspire to kill the game of baseball, all in the name of greed. Can't both sides just give a little, and respect the game?

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MLB's avarice raises its ugly head, yet again
added 07/05 by Susan and Darrell Pittman
In a move that would elate Gordon Gecko of the movie "Wall Street", poster boy for corporate greed, MLB and the Astros once again cut off their nose to spite their face. Apparently, they no longer want Astros fans to have an independent source of news, analysis, and opinion.

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Winning one for DK
added 06/24 by Chris Diem
Chris Diem recounts the team's emotional, 12-inning victory over the Mariners on the day that Darryl Kile passed away.

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Ivy, Schmivey
added 06/12 by Darrell Pittman
Susan and Darrell attend their first-ever games at Wrigley Field. While the "Friendly Confines" isn't all it's cracked up to be, it's still a nice place to take in a game. Darrell encounters a man of even fewer words than himself who truly shows his metal.

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Can the season be salvaged?
added 05/30 by Todd Brody
Losing eight out of ten has seriously damaged the Astros' playoff chances this season. Are the Astros done? And what can the Astros do to become competitive?

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Jimy's Danged If He Does,...
added 05/27 by Steve Cutchen
Step up, all you second guessers. All you folks that have been mad at early pulls of starters. The problem is not Jimy's pitcher tactics.

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Hitting, in a nutshell
added 05/26 by Raymond Desadier
The Astros can make even the simplest tasks look impossible.

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Crossroads
added 05/20 by Raymond Desadier
Is a time of decision fast approaching Shane Reynolds?

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Strange Brew
added 05/07 by Darrell Pittman
In their sojourn across the Upper Midwest, Susan and Darrell attend a Brewers game at Miller Park, then a "gay" square dance in Minneapolis. The Minnesota Twins are their next victims.

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Meet the Mets, Beat the Mets
added 05/06 by Todd Brody
"Yesterday is dead and tomorrow is blind and I live one day at a time." It's always a good Monday when the Astros take a series -- especially against the Mets -- almost enough to make me forget about the Astros' season so far.

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Oh What A Relief It Aint'
added 04/24 by Todd Brody
The decision to sign Billy Wagner to a long-term deal prevented the cash-strapped Astros from signing any quality free agent relief pitchers during the offseason. By leaving middle-relief (which has become a critical part of the game) to scrubs and rookies, the Astros forgot what made the 2001 Astros so successful.

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Oh where oh where has our offense gone?
added 04/24 by Raymond Desadier
Oh where oh where can it be...??

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The Shadow Government
added 04/21 by Gene Elston
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig has turned his office into what is reminiscent of the title of a 1958 Navy submarine movie, RUN SILENT - RUN DEEP.

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Teacher?
added 04/13 by Raymond Desadier
Just what was the curriculum this spring?

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A game at "Cell Phone Park"
added 04/11 by Darrell Pittman
If you're only interested in Astros games, don't read this one. Susan and Darrell take in a Giants' game at San Francisco's Pac Bell Park.

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No one was injured
added 04/09 by Todd Brody
The Astros ended their first week with four wins and three losses. Not a bad start, except for the fact that two of the losses were against chief division rival St. Louis. Here are some observations from the first week and some comments about Craig Biggio's intention to play three more seasons.

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St. Louis will win the Central
added 04/07 by Steve Cutchen
St. Louis is simply a more fundamentally sound baseball team than the Astros. Sure, we won the game today. But probably because of the way the Cardinals were forced to use their bullpen on Friday.

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Sinking, or swimming?
added 04/07 by Susan and Darrell Pittman
As usual, a good performance by the Astros in the Spring leads to an iffy regular season start. How will will the Good Guys do over the long haul?

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Spiers given fitting sendoff
added 04/03 by Darrell Pittman
The Great One, Bill Spiers, is honored before well-wishers at Jones Plaza in downtown Houston, and throws out the first pitch for 2002

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Sunk Costs
added 03/27 by Raymond Desadier
Like Enron, it seems Hunsicker & Co. skipped a few too many business classes.

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Will the real “Lip” stand up?
added 03/26 by Gene Elston
The heist by Ruben Rivera of Derek Jeter’s bat and glove pulled off recently in the Yankees clubhouse during spring training, not surprisingly elicited the legend of Leo Durocher’s theft of Babe Ruth’s watch in 1929.

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M&M's - back-to-back Milleniums
added 03/16 by Gene Elston
Statistics and records are two of the many things that have made the game of baseball so great. However, it has been some twenty or so years since I have seen anything in print regarding the players who have participated in the most decades.

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Disgracing Duct Tape
added 03/14 by Raymond Desadier
Gerry, you're replaceable, Billy is not.

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Astros make good with small deal
added 03/12 by Todd Brody
In a small move today, the Astros traded Chris Truby to the Montreal Expos for Geoff Blum. While Blum is a switch hitter, don't expect the Astros to platoon Blum at third. Blum, most likely, is Astros latest attempt to find the next Billy Spiers.

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How it all started
Houston Astro radio great Gene Elston kicks off a series of daily updates to commemorate the upcoming 40th anniversary reunion for the 1962 Colt .45s

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Astros Field
added 03/03 by Raymond Desadier
For Heaven’s sake, LEAVE IT ALONE!!

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Early Contraction
added 02/27 by Gene Elston
There is no question the quality of our lives has improved over the last 100 years. However, very often today we hear the phrase "life used to be so simple."

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It's About the Game And Not The Names
added 02/17 by Gene Elston
It's like a waft of fresh spring air, to traditionalists like me, to hear as the baseball season returns, the names: Wrigley Field, Dodger Stadium, Veterans Stadium, Busch Stadium, Fenway Park, Comiskey Park, Yankee Stadium and Skydome.

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The Smell is in the Air
added 02/10 by Raymond Desadier
Fan Fest has fueled my anxiety for the upcoming season and the position battles that come with it.

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Done
added 02/06 by Todd Brody
These are your Houston Astros. You'd better learn to love them, because the Astros aren't going to be making any changes -- not any time soon.

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2001 'Lugie' Awards
added 01/02 by Susan and Darrell Pittman
Susan and Darrell hock up their 'Lugies' for 2001. The award, named in honor of perennially error-prone shortstop Julie Lugo, celebrates the most bone-headed moves made by baseball people this past season.

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The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
added 12/12 by John Lauck
Brian Hunter will be a good addition to the Astros. But most of us want more than that out of our off-season.

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How Much is Enough?
added 11/09 by Susan and Darrell Pittman
In a solo effort, Darrell examines the hyprocrisy of the proposed MLB contraction.

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Contraction Traction What's The Action
added 11/07 by Todd Brody
Contraction is a good idea. But isn't it just like baseball to screw it up? Here are the three contraction options being discussed right now and here is why all are fatally flawed. Oh, I tell you how contraction should really work.

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I have a dream
added 11/06 by Todd Brody
Call me crazy. Call me a fool. But the Astros can be the big winner in the off-season free agent sweepstakes. And here's how they do it.

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Dial M for Jimy?
added 11/05 by Todd Brody
His managerial decisions might drive us crazy. His press-conferences might be incomprehensible. His name might be spelled wrong. But Jimy Williams is the right man for the Astros managerial job.

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I'm A Loser Baby . . . So Why Don't You Shoot Me
added 10/29 by Todd Brody
Years of playoff losses, to teams the Astros should have beaten, have taken a toll on the veteran core of the Astros. Firing Larry Dierker was the correct move. What else can be done to removing the losing stigma that hangs over the Astros? Here's what I think.

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Keep Dierker?
added 10/12 by Susan and Darrell Pittman
To Susan, Dierker needs to go. To Darrell, it's McLane. Read their opinions, then you decide.

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Cardinals 94, Astros 92, Cubs 90
added 10/04 by Steve Cutchen
A pennant race of the most nerve-wracking kind. It will be best 2 of 3 at St. Louis for the division title. The loser could miss the playoffs. By beating the prediction for the third time in the last four series, St. Louis moves to 2 games over. Houston loses a game to the prediction for the third straight series. And the Cubs match by taking 2 from the Reds. The projection now stands at Cardinals 94, Astros 92, Cubs 90. This Knuckleball presents the update.

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Astros 93, Cardinals 93, Cubs 90
added 09/30 by Steve Cutchen
St. Louis matches the prediction sweeping the Pirates. But Houston falls by a game at Wrigley, losing 3 of 4. With 8 of the final 10 series complete, the Astros and Cardinals are both one game better than my prediction. The projection now stands at Astros 93, Cardinals 93, Cubs 90. This Knuckleball presents the update.

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Astros 94, Cardinals 93, Cubs 89
added 09/26 by Steve Cutchen
St. Louis takes 2 of 3 at Enron. The Cubs end their road play for 2001 with a 1-2 series loss to Pittsburgh. My prediction stands at Astros 94, Cardinals 93, Cubs 89. This Knuckleball presents the update.

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Astros 95, Cardinals 92, Cubs 90
added 09/23 by Steve Cutchen
Houston defends the home field, going 2-1 over Chicago. Meanwhile, the Cardinals continue to beat up on lowly competition, taking 3 of 4 from the Bucs. My prediction stands at Astros 95, Cardinals 92, Cubs 90. This Knuckleball presents the update.

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Baseball's Place as a Nation Recovers
added 09/20 by Steve Cutchen
In 1918, Baseball was ruled "nonessential" by Secretary of War Newton Baker. Yet a little over a month after Pearl Harbor, FDR said, "It would be best for the country to keep baseball going." After last week's national tragedy, and amidst great ceremony, baseball resumed Monday, contributing in part to the unifying of America. Yes, this Knuckleball looks at the pennant races and the series just past. But it also looks at the history of baseball in times of national crisis.

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Astros 93, Cardinals 91, Cubs 90
added 09/09 by Steve Cutchen
Houston's six consecutive series win streak is broken as Milwaukee takes 2 of 4 at Enron. Meanwhile, the Cubs continue their freefall, getting swept by the Braves at Wrigley. And the Cards take the final series of the year with the Dodgers, going 2-1 at Busch. My prediction stands at Astros 93, Cardinals 91, Cubs 90. This Knuckleball presents the update.

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Is it broke? If so, fix it?
added 09/06 by Susan Evans and Darrell Pittman
Susan and Darrell examine the state of baseball today, and ponder what, if anything, is to be done. A Major League Merger is considered.

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Astros 94, Cubs 92, Cardinals 91
added 09/05 by Steve Cutchen
Houston wins their sixth consecutive series, going 2-1 over Cincinnati. Meanwhile, the Cubs fall twice in Florida, including a heartbreaking bullpen failure in game 3. And out on the Left Coast, St. Louis pitching dominates San Diego as the Red Birds sweep. My prediction stands at Astros 94, Cubs 92, Cardinals 91. This Knuckleball presents the update.

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Almonte, Little League and Play vs. Sport
added 09/04 by Steve Cutchen
Danny Almonte is big news. Is Youth Sport inherently flawed? Should we just let kids play without us? This Knuckleball examines the issue of 'Sport' versus 'Play.'

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Astros 93, Cubs 93, Cardinals 90
added 09/02 by Steve Cutchen
Houston takes care of business in Milwaukee. But the Cubs do great in Atlanta. With the Dodgers taking 2 against St. Louis, my prediction stands at Astros 93, Cubs 93, Cardinals 90. This Knuckleball presents the update.

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Astros 93, Cubs 92, Cardinals 91
added 08/30 by Steve Cutchen
I'll be predicting the final wins for the season for the Astros, Cubs and Cardinals after each of the final 10 series of the year. After 1 series, we are at Astros 93, Cubs 92, Cardinals 91. This Knuckleball presents the calculations.

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A few thoughts for the stretch
added 08/20 by Todd Brody
With the Astros now in first place (despite losing two of three to the Cubs) it is a good time to talk about the outlook for the next few weeks, the current injury situation, the starting rotation for next year, and Drayton McLane's continued cries of poverty.

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Hunsicker and the 40 Man Roster
added 08/06 by Steve Cutchen
Folks seem to ALWAYS second guess Gerry Hunsicker's roster moves. But Gerry is under not only salary constraints. He's also under the pressure of the 40 Man Roster. Sometimes, you have to trim from the top. This Knuckleball looks at trying to work within a 40-man roster.

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Beanball Bingo
added 08/05 by Steve Cutchen
Umpires are issuing warnings left and right. Batters are still getting hit. Sometimes the pitcher goes, sometimes not. What's the deal? This Knuckleball explores this issue of Beanball Bingo.

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Villone In For Miller
added 08/05 by Steve Cutchen
The Astros lost Wade Miller after one pitch today. A rough way to celebrate Astros Family Day. But Villone and company filled in nicely for a 4-1 win and an important sweep of the lowly Montreal Expos.

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Hunsicker on Baseball Tonight
added 07/31 by Steve Cutchen
Astros GM Gerry Hunsicker was interviewed on ESPN's Baseball Tonight, covering topics such as the trading deadline and Moises Alou. Not everyone was up this late, so I transcribed his comments for you.

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"Just a .500 team"
added 07/29 by Raymond Desadier
No one has disagreed with this statement more than I. Until now.

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Lefty Malarkey
added 07/19 by Raymond Desadier
It’s time to get to the bottom of this “Astros need more left-handed pitching” garbage.

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Rocker Falters
added 07/17 by Darrell Pittman
The Astros stage a dramatic eighth-inning comeback off our old nemesis, John Rocker. How sweet it is!

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Redding for the Big Time
added 07/15 by Steve Cutchen
The Astros played a prototype game illustrating how to win with young starting pitching. Redding worked five innings. Then we brought in 4 closers... Cruz, Dotel, Jackson and Wagner. If we are to win with our young starting staff, we are going to need to do it like this.

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Looking Ahead
added 07/14 by John Lauck
"Don't look back," pitcher Satchel Paige once said. "Somebody might be gaining on you." Do they remember that remark in Chicago?

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Shaner's Lamer
added 07/13 by Darrell Pittman
Everyone's entitled to a bad day once in a while, but did it have to come on a day that the Cubs won? The Astros fumbled badly just when they needed to build on their recent momentum for the second-half pennant race.

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Halfway Heroes
added 07/08 by Raymond Desadier
I’d like to recognize some of the contributions and lack thereof from Pre-All Star play.

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Being Bobby Valentine
added 07/04 by Matthew Becker
With All-Star selections revealed today for the National League, most Astros fans complained about Biggio not being selected. How hard is it to pick the reserves? Here's my quest to find out the truth.

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Preparing for the stretch run
added 07/01 by Raymond Desadier
Now is the time to dedide whether the team is truly prepared to make a run for the Central and go deep in the post season.

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Jose Lima does it to us again
added 06/27 by Todd Brody
Jose Lima consistently found a way to hurt the Astros and his trade last week was nothing different. This was a bad deal for the Astros, who probably should have released Lima outright. Here is my take on the latest Smith to Smith deal as well as a few quick thoughts on the Astros.

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Photo Finish
added 06/25 by Darrell Pittman
Photo Day at Enron Field begins with taking photos of the players, meeting a new friend in the process, a lost credit card, a nice lunch, watching a ballgame together, and ends with yet another photo. And, oh... by the way... the Astros won :-)

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More Noises About Moises
added 06/24 by Steve Cutchen
Darrell and Susan's inaugural Double Play column took on the issue of Moises Alou. I agree with their opposing views...

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Alou or Not Alou?
added 06/23 by Susan Evans and Darrell Pittman
What to do with Alou? Keep him? Trade him? Let him go free agent? Hug him? Dis him? Susan and Darrell disagree. Where do you stand?

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Astros Sweep Rockies
added 06/21 by Darrell Pittman
In their first-ever home sweep of the Colorado Rockies, the Astros are shining bright. And on Saturday, the ballpark is going to be a zoo!

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Billy the Kid is Back
added 06/20 by Darrell Pittman
After yet another impressive outing from rookie starter Roy Oswalt, veteran closer Billy Wagner returns from the DL to prove he can still close a game in style.

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Powell paying for past sins
added 06/17 by Raymond Desadier
This is for the benefit of those who did not understand the brash treatment of Jay Powell last Friday night.

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"This Could Be The Ballgame Pitch..."
added 06/17 by Steve Cutchen
That's what I told Ryan just before A-Rod poked a 3-2 pitch over the Crawford boxes to give the Rangers the winning margin. Biggio hits two homers in three pitches. But bad pitching and no help at the plate spoil father's day at Enron for the Astros and their following.

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Gunfight at Enron Corral
added 06/17 by Darrell Pittman
Tony McKnight's 2001 MLB debut was a rare pitcher's duel at Enron Field, and a jewel of a game to watch. That the Astros wind up on top 2-1 was sweeter still. As my Mom's family would say, winning was just "lagniappe".

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Dierker makes lemonade
added 06/10 by Ray Kerby
In stark contrast to Friday night's tense game between the Astros and the Rangers, Saturday's contest turned into a laugher rather quickly. Considering the lopsided score, I think that manager Larry Dierker did a fine job of minimizing the damage.

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Behind enemy lines in Arlington
added 06/09 by Ray Kerby
As a displaced Astros fan living just north of Dallas, I had a great opportunity to see the first Astros-Rangers game and also to see what it's like being the "enemy" in another team's stadium.

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Now batting 2 ½ nd, Lance Berkman
added 06/08 by Raymond Desadier
It's time to move Lance Berkman, get through Elarton's thick head and revamp the website before it's too late!!

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Draft someone capable of outdoing Hambone
added 06/06 by Raymond Desadier
Instead of rambling over Greed Hampton handing us over a defeat, I'm going to keep the wrap-up short. It is obvious that Wade Miller still lacks the Big League edge it takes to be an ace as evidenced by his 6th inning crumble after getting 2 outs. With stuff as good as his, he should not have been beaten so badly, even if he was due for a bad outing.

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Bogar?!? Gagne With a Spoon...
added 06/03 by Steve Cutchen
You'll probably hear that the pitching collapsed again. Well, the real flop was from our bats. Castilla made the game respectable, but Bagwell, Berkman, Alou and Hidalgo went two for fifteen in a game Vinny Castilla almost won single-handedly.

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Oswalt Shines in Starting Debut
added 06/02 by Darrell Pittman
My sons and I witness Roy Oswalt's shining performance. In keeping with "Kids' Opening Day" at Enron Field, they write part of the article.

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Bagwell as leader? Bah. Humbug.
added 05/31 by Steve Cutchen
Today's Houston Chronicle has a story by Jose de Jesus Ortiz praising Jeff Bagwell's quiet leadership. This Knuckleball presents a differing view. Jeff is an awesome individual contributor. But leadership? A leader incites, provokes, consoles, inspires. Quiet leadership is an oxymoron.

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The Fatman Cometh?
added 05/24 by Todd Brody
During the offseason, I said that the Astros HAD to make a deal for David Wells. With trade talks increasing between the Astros and White Sox concerning the oft-misunderstood left-hander, I turn, once again to the subject of David Wells.

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Astros discover Lima sucks
added 05/21 by Todd Brody
For two years, the Astros have been telling us that Lima continues to show great improvement. The Astros now appear to be waking from this delusion and the only question remaining is how long it will take for the Astros to make a move.

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How to Lose a Ballgame
added 05/21 by Darrell Pittman
Jose Lima couldn't strike out the Ladies' Auxiliary of Old Confederate Soldiers' Home, even if they were wearing blindfolds. How much longer will the Astros allow this charade to go on?

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Can I Manage, Please? Or At Least Hit For Hayes?
added 05/21 by Steve Cutchen
My son and I got to meet Larry Dierker and get a personal tour of Enron. But our hero-worship evaporated after we watched all of the bonehead moves he made, the Astros handing the Reds the game Sunday, 6 to 5.

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93-69? Don't bet the farm!
added 05/20 by Matthew Becker
A quarter of the way through the season, the Astros' record projects to 93-69, a performance that would all but guarantee a playoff spot come September. However, the Astros fall short of the consistency required to keep this pace.

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Back in the Saddle
added 05/20 by Darrell Pittman
A gem of a win. Reporting on a home game for once. What pitching problems? Do they serve crow at Ruggles? Dancing in the aisles. Meeting a celeb.

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At the Quarter Pole
added 05/20 by John Lauck
Forty games of a baseball season is not a lot of time by which to judge how things are going, but we can begin to make a few assessments of how the Astros are performing even with this small a sample.

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Chris Truby and the Hard Facts of Baseball
added 05/16 by Steve Cutchen
The Vinny Castilla signing was the right thing to do. And by now you've seen and heard much to support it. But what of Chris Truby? Why not keep Chris and release Charlie Hayes? This Knuckleball examines both the Castilla signing and the Truby move. Once again, Gerry Hunsicker has outthought us all.

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Great Move. Yes, you are all wrong.
added 05/15 by Todd Brody
The Astros signed a third-baseman today who has more career home runs than anyone on the team with the exception of Jeff Bagwell, the Astros didn't have to give up a single player to sign him, and he is going to cost less than $200,000. And yet, you all complain. Here's why, once again, you're all wrong.

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Brower Showers Early
added 05/15 by Darrell Pittman and Susan Evans
A pitcher chased, his hopes lie waste. The wonders of Cincinnati shopping on a Sunday. Exhibitionism in the parking garage. Poetic justice. The trip home.

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Porkopolis Blues
added 05/13 by Darrell Pittman
After a rainout Friday night, the Good Guys split a twin-bill with the Reds. Susan and I find much to like in Cincy. Film at 11.

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Craig Biggio and the Hall of Fame
added 05/06 by Ray Kerby
With Craig Biggio recently picking up his 2000th career hit in Montreal, the time seems right to comprehensively evaluate his case for Hall of Fame induction.

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Just when you thought the situation was muddled...
added 05/03 by Darrell Pittman
Okay, I wasn't 'At The Game' this series. I watched the game on TV just like everyone else. But the good guys are at a critical watershed, and the situation is, in my view, even more muddled than before.

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Move Along, Nothing to See Here
added 05/02 by Todd Brody
After two games at Shea, I've seen nothing to suggest that this team is any better than last year's team. And I'm wondering whether it is really worth the abuse that I subject myself going to see the Astros play at Shea -- especially with "Drawves -- Not a Fairy Tale" showing on HBO tonight.

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One month down, five to go
added 05/01 by Ray Kerby
With a month of baseball in the ledger book, now is a good time to step back and evaluate how far the Astros have come since last year's debacle and how far they still need to go.

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Decision Time
added 04/29 by Darrell Pittman
Having personally watched Jose Lima's meltdown against the Florida Marlins on Friday night, I am convinced that it is time for the Astros to pull the plug on Lima and put him in the bullpen, and put Bottenfield in the rotation in his place.

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It's closing time for Lima time
added 04/27 by Todd Brody
Yes, it's early in the season. Yes, he has only had four starts. But it is time for the Astros to get rid of Jose Lima, regardless of how he pitches tonight. And no one will be more sad than myself because Lima is a real throwback to the time when players actually cared about the fans.

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Left-Handed Madness
added 04/25 by Todd Brody
I'm left-handed myself. I'm certainly not a self-hating lefty (although I do bat right-handed). Even my politics are left-leaning. But I simply cannot understand the fascination that Gerry Hunsicker has with left-handed pitchers. Just because a pitcher is left-handed does not make him Randy Johnson or Mike Hampton.

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USA? Meet Wade Miller!
added 04/23 by Steve Cutchen
On ESPN Sunday Night Baseball, the Astros win a series clinching game against the Central Division rivals St. Louis Cardinals. Wade Miller stepped on the national stage and did nothing less than pitch great, assuming the NL lead in strikeouts. But more important, this was a game we would probably have lost last year.

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A Tale of Two Pitchers
added 04/15 by Susan Evans and Darrell Pittman
Two very different pitchers showed up for Saturday’s Cardinals-Astros game. One started strong but got shaky. The other started shaky, but then settled in and got strong. We’ll describe the game itself later.

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ROAD TRIP!
added 04/14 by Susan Evans and Darrell Pittman
After a sudden inspiration Wednesday night, my fiancee Susan and I decided to load the car and drive up to Saint Louis to see the Astros take on the Cardinals.

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Connected To The Game
added 04/13 by John Lauck
My classmates laughed at me in 1968 when Detroit got down to St. Louis 3 games to 1 in the World Series and I said the Tigers would come back and win it, but I called it, my friends, I called it.

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Who the Heck is Aramis Ramirez?
added 04/08 by Steve Cutchen
Aramis Ramirez sees eight pitches and hits three home runs. Scott Elarton reverts to his Spring Training form. Two 'first time' pitchers step up for the Bucs. Pirates win 9-3. Is this Deja Vu all over again?

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Miller Time! I'm 3 Sheets to the Wind!
added 04/05 by Steve Cutchen
OK... so I wasn't AT the game in body, but I was in spirit! I've collected some insight on this Game Three of the season from my scorecard.

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Our Predictions for 2001
added 04/01 by The Astros Daily staff
The 2001 Opening Day is imminent, meaning that it’s time for everyone to make their predictions for the upcoming season. Naturally, that includes the contributors of The Astros Daily.

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A Total Baseball afternoon
added 03/24 by Ray Kerby
I finally picked up the latest edition of Total Baseball and realized that this book may be the only one that gives the Astros greats their due. Take a look at some of the information I stumbled across while leafing through the book's 2500+ pages.

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Under the Clouds in Kissimmee
added 03/18 by David Duez
David Duez wraps up his trip to Florida with his observations from the team's 2-1 victory over the Phillies.

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Quick Thoughts from Kissimmee
added 03/17 by David Duez
Longtime Astro fan David Duez gives his first-hand observations on the Astros during his visit to Florida.

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Catcher ERA: The Sequel
added 03/16 by Steve Cutchen
In the Astros Daily Forum, David in Jackson brought up something that I posted about in my very first Knuckleball... Can a catcher's performance really affect pitcher performance? This sequel Knuckleball provides more insight.

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Hakeem. And Jeff. And Craig.
added 03/14 by Steve Cutchen
So we've seen Hakeem Olajuwon for the last time in a Rocket's uniform. Damn. This Knuckleball asks how great is it to experience special hometown athletes like this? And what are YOUR responsibilities, Astro Fan?

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Life on the Farm
added 03/09 by John Lauck
Last year, a lot of fans from Houston drove up to Round Rock to see the Express play. This year, if they play as well as they are capable, the Zephyrs may make a road trip to New Orleans quite worthwhile.

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The Long Grind Begins
added 03/01 by John Lauck
When he was a broadcaster for the Astros and needed to put some troublsome period for the ballclub in a broad perspective, Larry Dierker used to say of the major league baseball season that it was, more than anything else, long. Friends, ready or not, the long grind is once again upon us.

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2001 Central Division Champions: The Milwaukee Brewers??
added 02/23 by Matthew Becker
With the season upon us, and most writers only counting the Cardinals, Astros, and Reds as having a chance at winning the division, one team is constantly overlooked. Is this the year of the beer men?

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Meluskey/Ausmus Part Deux
added 02/14 by Todd Brody
It takes a big man to admit that he might be wrong, and I'm a big man. Maybe the Ausmus/Meluskey trade wasn't so bad. And because I love you so much, here's a movie review as well.

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Know Thy Enemy
added 02/14 by John Lauck
Enough about the Astros already. Any dodo knows that in a team sport, you have to spend at least some of your time paying attention to the teams you play in your own division.

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Conventional Wisdom?
added 02/11 by Steve Cutchen
The Hot Stove season is finally coming to an end, with Spring Training right around the corner. All during the off season, we at Astros Daily have posted links to the various prognostications. So what is the consensus? And did they get it right?

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An Interview with J.R.
added 01/31 by Ray Kerby
Thanks to the Honor J.R. campaign, I was fortunate enough to be put in contact with J.R. Richard himself. After a brief introduction, J.R. was gracious enough to answer a few questions and agreed to have them put up on The Astros Daily. Enjoy!

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Thunder Off The Bench
added 01/31 by John Lauck
As a player for the Astros, there's one thing about Daryle Ward of which we can be certain: when he hits the ball, it goes a long way. Trouble is, for both Ward and the Astros' management, he needs to hit the ball far more often in 2001 in order to be considered successful.

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Dotel Anybody, But Octavio's a Key Man
added 01/25 by John Lauck
With Shane Reynolds out until at least May (and perhaps longer) with a surgically-repaired knee, and Jose Lima's ability to regain his control and composure pitching at home and on the road under serious question, Octavio Dotel may emerge as the most important man in the Astros' revamped starting rotation.

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Deshaies gets his due
added 01/18 by Ray Kerby
As the Hall of Fame campaign for Jim Deshaies closes shop, criticism is now coming from all sides about Houston Chronicle writer John Lopez and his decision to cast a vote for Deshaies. Personally, I don't see what all of the fuss is about.

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Meluskey - Good Riddance!
added 01/12 by Steve Cutchen
There's been a lot of bashing by Astros hot stovers over the Meluskey for Ausmus deal. This Knuckleball is an alternative view.

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The Five Men In
added 01/11 by John Lauck
Everybody knows that, going into the 2001 season, the Astros' most obvious weakness is their pitching staff. Everybody also knows that their strength is their outfield. But while GM Gerry Hunsicker has made several moves this off-season to shore up the pitching, and is working diligently to keep the powerhouse outfield intact for the next few years, not much attention has yet been paid to another part of the ball club that may be as crucial as any other part to the fortunes of the team this year: the infield.

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Will the Astros make the playoffs next season?
added 01/09 by Todd Brody and Ray Kerby
Todd and Ray take opposing sides in the burning question at the forefront of every Astros fan's mind. Will the Astros make the playoffs? Read Todd's point and Ray's counterpoint and decide for yourself who was the most convincing.

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What to do in 2002?
added 01/07 by Matthew Becker
Does this team have any money left to compete after 2001? Here are the numbers, the solutions are a little harder to come by.

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Mirror, mirror...
added 01/03 by Ray Kerby
January is here and the Astros and their fans must certainly be welcoming the new year. After all, 2000 was certainly nothing for Astros fans to write home about, and we are all glad that last season is behind us. Or is it?

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Nightmare on Crawford Street
added 12/27 by Matthew Becker
Looking at the lineup and the depth on this team, if Jeff Bagwell sustains any type of serious injury, the chances of Houston winning any reasonable amount of games (not to mention any shot at the division) are completely flushed down the toilet.

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Gehrig, McGwire... Bagwell?
added 12/27 by Ray Kerby
Everyone in Houston knows that Jeff Bagwell is a star, but does he really stack up well against his peers? And will he eventually earn a seat at the table of Hall of Famers? Inquiring Astros fans want to know...

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrel
added 12/19 by Ray Kerby
Tuesday was a day of contrasts. In one moment, Drayton McLane makes his "poor man" case. In another, he's signing Jeff Bagwell for $17 million a year. OK, so which is it?

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Time To Win
added 12/18 by Todd Brody
Last week when I suggested trading Wilfredo as part of a package for Wells I was told that you can't "mortage the future" for a thirty-eight year old pitcher. Well, you're wrong. And here's why.

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A Hazy Shade of Winter
added 12/13 by John Lauck
Baseball’s winter meetings used to give fans not only something to talk about over the long, cold, gray months from December to March, but also a sense of hope that their team could either defend its championship from the previous year or blossom into a contender. Not so any more.

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Just how bad does this deal suck?
added 12/13 by Todd Brody
Can't sleep? Can't eat? Trade still gnawing at your gut? Don't worry, I've hashed it all out for you. Here is why the deal sucks, and here is the only way in which the deal makes sense.

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The Catcher Swap: Who Won?
added 12/12 by Ray Kerby
My timing is terrible. Just two days ago I sat down to write my next column about the team's lack of winter activity. Given the team's poor track record in previous winters, the title was going to be "No News is Good News". And with the Meluskey trade now the latest addition to the Astros' trade lore, my gut feeling was that I couldn't have been more right. But I was wrong.

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How Uncle Alkie Saved Baseball
added 12/11 by Alkie
Contracts for more than $250M? Free agents only available for 6 defined teams? Teams trading the same players...AGAIN???

TURN BACK NOW! THIS WAY LIES MADNESS!!!

I know that no one has actually come out and formally asked me to fix the game, but I know that you all were thinking it, so here goes.

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Love is in the Air
added 11/29 by Ray Kerby
What is it with you people? I start an Astro fan site and you go bonkers! Well before everyone jumps to conclusions about the intentions of this site and its relationship to Kev & Scott's Astros Connection, let me set the record straight before any more time is wasted over this non-issue.

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A Long, Cold Winter
added 11/25 by Ray Kerby
What a difference a year makes. One winter, your team is a three-time division champion coming off of the two most successful seasons in franchise history, and then suddenly it has become a floundering team in need of a big-name free agent to merely get back to .500. What happened?

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