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Index of Past Articles
Annual Astros Caravan to stop in Corpus Christi Jan. 23 - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Grapefruit League: 2019 spring training map, team-by-team schedules - Tampa Bay Times
Whitley named MLB's best RHP prospect - Astros.com
Berkman's numbers make interesting Hall case - Astros.com
Former Astros pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre dead at 77 - Houston Chronicle
The '19 schedule is out. Here are the highlights - Astros.com
2019 Astros Caravan to visit The Woodlands - HelloWoodlands.com
MLB's five most interesting arbitration cases - Forbes
Johnson moves up with Astros - Galesburg Register-Mail
Bregman shares elbow surgery experience with fans in new video - KTRK-TV
Can the Astros’ secret sauce spice up Orioles’ pitching? - FanGraphs
The one player most likely to be an Astro in '25 - Astros.com
For the first time in 3 years, Bregman is pain-free - Houston Chronicle
Astros file arbitration figures for Correa, Devenski - MLB Trade Rumors
Hinch teaches fundamentals to Houston teens - Astros.com
Astros Reach Agreement With Seven
- Astros Daily
Bregman has surgery in Houston, to miss weekend NM fundraisers - Albuquerque Journal
Buckner Amarillo hosting fundraiser with Astros catcher as feature speaker - KVII-TV
Bregman to be limited in spring training after elbow surgery - Associated Press
Astros avoid arbitration with 7 players - Astros.com
Astros announce caravan schedule - Astros.com
Bregman (elbow surgery) eyeing March 1 return - Astros.com
Bregman undergoes elbow surgery - Houston Chronicle
Astros agree to terms with 7 arbitration-eligible players - Houston Chronicle
Whitley regularly envisioning his Astros debut - Houston Chronicle
Astros lead Ceasars' projected win totals At 97.5 - RealGM.com
Bauer apologizes to Astros fan for treatment on Twitter - KTRK-TV
Inbox: Any room for top prospect Tucker in '19? - Astros.com
Whitley poised for breakout 2019 season - Astros.com
2019 Houston Astros schedule - Associated Press
Astros projected to win 97.5 games by Ceasars' sportsbook - ESPN
Krukow loves Gonzalez as fit for Giants - KNBR-AM
Houston Open headed to Memorial Park - Houston Chronicle
Bauer turned an Astros fan’s snarky Tweet into a harassment claim - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Scouting the J.D. Davis trade - Call to the Pen
Woodpeckers: 86 days and counting - Astros-Mets trade - Fayetteville Observer
Woodpeckers, PSC announce partnership - Ballpark Digest
Rumors: Astros, Braves still trying to acquire Realmuto - International Business Times
Why Marwin Gonzalez is better than you realize - MLB.com
MLB payrolls dropped for first time since 2010 - Associated Press
De Goti climbing MLB ladder - Victoria Times Colonist
Hinch to speak at Oklahoma Christian banquet - NewsOK.com
Astros release spring training schedule - KTRK-TV
Bregman destroys Bauer on Twitter - 12up
Springer, Lewis will be grand marshals at single Houston MLK Day parade - KPRC-TV
McHugh debuts podcast on MLB life - Astros.com
Astros Swap Davis To Mets
- Astros Daily
Gurriels are first family of Cuban baseball - MLB.com
Mets acquire J.D. Davis from Astros - NBC Sports
Mets land infielder J.D. Davis in deal with Astros - New York Post
Astros still need to add an additional starting pitcher - Call to the Pen
Astros net trio of prospects from Mets for Davis - Astros.com
Astros send J.D. Davis to Mets in 5-player trade - Houston Chronicle
Astros seek to collect on sponsorship agreement - Southeast Texas Record
Astros' interest in Robbie Ray is an important signal - House of Houston
Local baseball legend Porter Reed dies at 95 - Muskogee Phoenix
2019 World Series Odds: Astros, Red Sox, Dodgers & Yanks 6-1 - WagerTalk
Bregman's umpiring career was meant to be funny – and it was - KRIS-TV
Straw is Astros' fastest prospect - Astros.com
Council takes mulligan on Memorial Park Golf Course renovation vote - Houston Chronicle
Bregman went undercover to prank youth baseball teams as a terrible umpire - USA Today
Are the Astros still the clear-cut favorites in AL West? - Fansided
Houston Open could return to Memorial Park if council approves renovations - Houston Chronicle
Houston's famous pro athletes and their adorable dogs - Houston Chronicle
Elegy for ’18 – Houston Astros - FanGraphs
Astros back in conversation for Realmuto - Astros.com
Bregman gives fans a look at his 5-story sanctuary - KTRK-TV
So you want Seth Lugo, eh? - Sports Daily
Marlins keeping high price tag on Realmuto - Call to the Pen
3 key tasks remain for Astros before '19 season - Astros.com
Former Astros player meets Acadiana family for the first time - KATC-TV
Report: Astros, Phillies 'very interested' in Robbie Ray - MLB Trade Rumors
Report: Astros interested in Seth Lugo - NBC Sports
Report: Astros still have interest in Realmuto - 12up
Astros have shown interest in Seth Lugo - MLB Trade Rumors
Valdez: Rotation candidate in 2019 - CBS Sports
As The New Year Approaches
- Astros Daily
Golfers share mixed emotions as Houston City Council plans Memorial Park Golf Course renovations - KTRK-TV
Watch this dad react to Astros Christmas gift - Astros.com
Woodpeckers: 98 days and counting - Managers - Fayetteville Observer
Astros' farm system one of the most improved - Astros.com
Strom can't stop learning - Baseball America
Astros totally blew it by not signing Nelson Cruz - 12up
Cole finally joins social media - KTRK-TV
Correa surprises fan on his birthday - KTRK-TV
Astros star surprises fast food workers with big Christmas tip - Yahoo Sports
Who’s had it better the last decade? Rangers or Astros fans? - Nolan Writin'
Correa donates his personal piano to Texas Children's Hospital - KTRK-TV
Inbox: What will rotation look like after turnover? - Astros.com
Bregman drives around Houston tipping drive-thru workers $1200 - Total Pro Sports
Old home, new name for baseball team - Fayetteville Observer
Top 25 Baseball Stories of 2018 – No. 23: Those we lost - NBC Sports
Verlander shows love to veterans' families in Detroit - KPRC-TV
Astros could benefit from slow Keuchel market - 12up
A look at the Brantley signing - Chipalatta
In Korean baseball, opportunity beckons not only players, but a scout - NBC Sports Boston
Slow market could lead to a Keuchel return - House of Houston
Keuchel drawing interest from at least eight teams - Houston Chronicle
Correa hopes to bounce back in 2019 - Astros.com
Top replacement options for Smith - House of Houston
Altuve misses free throw at Rockets game - Astros.com
Keuchel releases new shoe with Houston flare - KTRK-TV
Signs point to ValleyCats having new manager in 2019 - Albany Times Union
JAWS and the 2019 Hall of Fame Ballot: Billy Wagner - FanGraphs
McCullers never misses a chance to give back - Astros.com
Astros may now be in market for bullpen help - Fansided
Tanielu arrives for crucial Auckland Tuatara series - New Zealand Herald
Astros finally make some noise this off-season - Forbes
A's in holding pattern, others making moves - NBC Sports
Abreu ready to break out in 2019 - Astros.com
Astros losing Smith will affect Brantley's transition to team - 12up
Smith expected to miss most of 2019 season with Achilles injury - Cincinnati Enquirer
Brantley provides more flexibility for Astros - Houston Press
Smith ruptures Achilles tendon - Astros.com
Smith expected to be out 6-8 months after surgery on ruptured Achilles - Houston Chronicle
Brantley lands 2-year, $32 million deal with Astros - Associated Press
Brantley ready for ‘new start’ with Astros - Houston Chronicle
MLB, MLBPA reach deal with Cuban Federation - Astros.com
Astros make 2-year deal with Brantley official - Astros.com
Bregman and friends fill in as 'Bad Umpires' - Astros.com
Brantley 'looking forward to new journey' - Astros.com
Lowdown: Astros making waves - Yahoo Sports
Reddick hopes to remain with Astros - Houston Chronicle
Bregman hints at big news with latest cryptic tweet - 12up
Astros would be crazy not to deal Tucker for Realmuto - 12up
Astros sign Brantley to two-year deal - Baseball Essential
Astros need more than just Brantley’s addition - Call to the Pen
Beltran rejoining Yankees as special advisor - nj.com
MLB rumors: Astros turn attention to Realmuto - CBS Sports
Astros may be gearing up for another World Series run - FanSided
Astros are in a perfect spot - SB Nation
Brantley makes dynastic Astros that much stronger - theScore
How Brantley changes Astros' roster dynamics - Houston Chronicle
Astros show brilliance with Brantley signing - MFST
Brantley leaves Indians to sign with Astros, report says - Akron Beacon Journal
Brantley headed to Astros - WOIO-TV
Sources: Astros improve outfield, agree to 2-year deal with Michael Brantley - Yahoo Sports
McCullers thrilled with report of Brantley deal - Astros.com
Source: Brantley near deal with Astros - Astros.com
Astros to sign Michael Brantley - Houston Chronicle
Astros To Sign Brantley On 2-Year Deal
- Astros Daily
Verlander throws Christmas party for military families - KTRK-TV
Jose Trevino's annual toy drive helps teach baseball and what it means to give - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Lifelong Astros fan defied brain cancer to see her team win a championship - Houston Chronicle
More than 90 cats, dogs head to Minnesota, thanks to McCullers - KPRC-TV
Astros reportedly promote Bandits manager - Quad City Times
Parkway Central alum was 2nd youngest manager in baseball this year - KMOX-AM
Moustakas would be great for the Astros – change my mind - Baseball Essential
Despite no Winter Meetings deals, conversations could yield fruit for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros quiet at Meetings, but poised to strike - Astros.com
Astros lose RHP Riley Ferrell, OF Drew Ferguson in Rule 5 Draft - Houston Chronicle
Rays signing RHP Charlie Morton is a big deal in more ways than one - Tampa Bay Times
Astros search for more offense at Winter Meetings - Houston Chronicle
Goodbye, Charlie Morton - SportsRadio 610
Verlander had a priceless reaction to Astros prospect's 110 mph throw - USA Today
Bregman takes in LSU-Houston basketball - Astros.com
Source: Astros tab Storey as Triple-A skipper - Astros.com
Astros talking starting pitcher at Meetings - Astros.com
Adding lefty reliever not at top of Astros' wish list, says Luhnow - Houston Chronicle
Hinch plans to utilize Diaz's versatility during spring training - Houston Chronicle
Morton leaves Astros to sign with Rays - Houston Chronicle
Radio pioneer Al Helfer wins Hall of Fame's Frick Award - ESPN
Astros GM pursues pitching but likes what’s in pipeline - Houston Chronicle
Whitley receives spring training invite - CBS Sports
Report: Astros interested in signing free agent slugger Michael Brantley - 12up
With a franchise-high payroll, Astros may be looking to spend more - MLB Trade Rumors
While doubtful, signing Bryce Harper would give the Astros a daunting lineup - USA Today
Whitley throws 110 mph - Astros.com
Bregman hit by diving P.J. Tucker at NBA game - Astros.com
Hinch weighs in on Astros' rotation options - Astros.com
Stage set for Astros' top prospect to break out - Astros.com
Another WS contender has reportedly asked White Sox about Jose Abreu - NBC Sports Chicago
George Springer net worth - Celebrity Net Worth
Tucker intent on being big part of 2019 Astros - Houston Chronicle
Bregman, Houston-area mascots take 'The Stare' to another level of awesome - KPRC-TV
Rangers, Astros will be only clubs with 3-day All-Star break next season - Dallas Morning News
Atlanta kicks tires on potential Keuchel signing - Forbes
MLB Power Rankings: Red Sox, Astros, and Yankees are Top 3 - Scout
Exclusive Astros experience available in auction - Astros.com
Astros part of analytics panel at Winter Meetings - Astros.com
McHugh served as Emory University professor - Astros.com
'Right situation' could see Astros add payroll - Astros.com
Correa sends help for the holidays - The Robesonian (NC)
Astros offered two solid pitching prospects for Goldschmidt - MLB Trade Rumors
Top five Astros players in franchise history - LWOSports
Astros keep it close to the vest in Las Vegas - Houston Chronicle
Valbuena was part of a huge pipeline of Venezuelan baseball talent - Breitbart News
Here are Winter Meetings FAQs to know - Astros.com
Astros in pursuit of starter, impact bat at WM - Astros.com
Astros Gloom Extended With Tragedies
- Astros Daily
Valbuena, Jose Castillo killed in car accident - Astros.com
'RIP hermano': Teammates, fans react to deaths of two former Houston Astros - KHOU-TV
Ex-Astros Luis Valbuena, Jose Castillo die in car crash - Associated Press
Rays considering Morton among starting pitching options - Tampa Bay Times
Former Astros players Luis Valbuena, Jose Castillo die in car accident - Houston Chronicle
Chirinos, Stassi fill Astros needs at catcher, Jeff Luhnow says - Houston Chronicle
Billy Wagner is the poor man’s Mariano Rivera - Call to the Pen
Correa to offer free baseball clinics this weekend - The Robesonian (NC)
It’s a little early to be worrying about Astros’ offseason - Houston Chronicle
Bridal party complete: Fiancé of Astros Carlos Correa hits River Oaks restaurant for special night - Houston Chronicle
Astros might not be done shopping for catching - Astros.com
George H.W. Bush, the Astros fan, gets in a parting shot at the Rangers - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Correa's fiancee picks two Astros' wives as bridesmaids - KTRK-TV
Hinch recalls Benintendi's catch in ALCS G4 - Astros.com
Hinch among Astros' reps at Bush homecoming - Astros.com
Inbox: Will Astros make big move? - Astros.com
The Astros have a new catcher - FanGraphs
Rangers fans mourn loss of Robinson Chirinos. Astros fans furious he isn’t J.T. Realmuto - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Winter Meetings and the AL West: Oakland A's - Houston Chronicle
Houston sports franchises were fans of President George H.W. Bush - Patch.com
How Mariners' trades make AL West a two-team race between A's, Astros - NBC Sports
Valdez among top performers in winter leagues - Astros.com
Source: Astros, Chirinos agree on 1-year deal - Astros.com
Astros, catcher Robinson Chirinos agree to 1-year deal - Houston Chronicle
Drayton McLane shares memories of Pres. George H.W. Bush - KWTX-TV
3 free agents who could fill Astros' OF need - Astros.com
Astros Extend Offers To Ten
- Astros Daily
Astros non-tender Chris Herrmann - MLB Trade Rumors
How George H.W. Bush got a contract offer from Detroit Tigers - Detroit News
George H.W. Bush, a quintessential baseball man - Houston Chronicle
President George H.W. Bush, the baseball fan - KHOU-TV
George H.W. Bush loved baseball and had the leather to prove it - USA Today
Astros looking to reload with flamethrower Nathan Eovaldi - SportsMap
Sanders will be honored with Lifetime Achievement Award at banquet - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
The worst tweets from the early days of MLB Twitter accounts - Baseball Essential
Bregman has now reached 'sitting courtside at a Lakers game' levels of superstardom - MLB.com
Baseball 'held a special place' in Bush's life - Astros.com
Astros tender contracts to all but Herrmann - Astros.com
Astros don't tender contract to catcher Chris Herrmann before deadline - Houston Chronicle
Former President George H.W. Bush dies at age 94 - Houston Chronicle
Luhnow offers update on state of Astros - KHOU-TV
Astros face possible smokeless tobacco ban at MMP - KTRK-TV
From shooting stars to rainbows, Astros uniforms through the years - KTRK-TV
Astros playing it cool with offseason approach - Astros.com
Astros expect to tender contracts to all 11 arbitration-eligible players - Houston Chronicle
Astros remain unwilling to trade Whitley - Houston Chronicle
Get to know Astros infielder Aledmys Diaz - KTRK-TV
Bauer escalates Twitter beef with Bregman with $4206.90 charity offer - USA Today
Hinch pays tribute to young fan Cameron Gooch who died of cancer - KTRK-TV
2018 La Vida Awards: Best José Altuve facial expressions - La Vida Baseball
Astros chasing Nathan Eovaldi | Why Yankees should care - NJ.com
A reunion with J.A. Happ is the perfect rotation fit - House of Houston
Why Eovaldi would be a perfect fit in Houston - Astros.com
Cole, 10 others still arbitration-eligible - Astros.com
Bregman completely owns Bauer in hilarious Twitter exchange - 12up
Bregman, Bauer talk smack on Twitter - Astros.com
McCann returns to Braves on 1-year deal - Sportsnet.ca
How do the Astros plan on improving on 103 wins? - Sports Illustrated
Whitley makes Pipeline's 2018 All-AFL Team - Astros.com
Herrmann set for hero's welcome from Astros - Astros.com
Each full playoff share for Astros comes out to more than $154,000 - Houston Chronicle
McCann returns to Braves - Houston Chronicle
Wagner's case for a ticket to Cooperstown - MetsMerizedOnline.com
Dallas Keuchel - 2018 AL Contact Manager of the Year - Forbes
Astros shouldn't bet the farm on Syndergaard - 12up
Verlander challenges Barkley to golf match for charity - 12up
Crane is assembling a World Championship team that’s built to last - Texas Monthly
Astros hire Kelly as first base coach - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Astros, Cubs among 'half dozen' suitors for Syndergaard - Sports Illustrated
The untold story of the Astros' rainbow uniforms - Moveefy
Miller named to Astros coaching staff - MyCentralJersey.com
Springer has hit longest Astros home run - Astros.com
Astros complete coaching staff for 2019 - Houston Chronicle
Rays hire Linares as third-base coach - Tampa Tribune
Kelly leaves Tigers to join Astros coaching staff - Detroit Free Press
After one correct Astros prediction, calling a repeat proves less fruitful - Sports Illustrated
Astros add Snitker to '19 coaching staff - Astros.com
Inbox: Will the Astros bring back Marwin? - Astros.com
Astros stars lead charitable Thanksgiving charge - Astros.com
Orioles name former Astros' Sig Mejdal as assistant GM for analytics - Houston Chronicle
Best social media reactions to Altuve's 'I'm quitting' tweet - Houston Chronicle
Astros complete coaching staff for 2019 - Houston Chronicle
Clemens delivers 1,600 Thanksgiving meals to families in need - KTRK-TV
Yankees land Mariners' Paxton as Astros refuse to give up Whitley, Tucker - SportsMap
Luhnow happy for confidant Elias' move to O's - Astros.com
Berkman, Oswalt, Pettitte, Tejada on HOF ballot - Astros.com
Astros fill out 40-man with 2 pitchers, catcher - Astros.com
Lance Berkman, Roy Oswalt get first listing on Hall of Fame ballot - Houston Chronicle
Astros add Garrett Stubbs, Rogelio Armenteros, Bryan Abreu to 40-man roster - Houston Chronicle
Diaz Acquisition May Signal Farewell To Marwin
- Astros Daily
Astros bracing for the loss of Gonzalez - Call to the Pen
Astros Foundation assists in rebuilding libraries - Orange Leader
Blue Jays trade Aledmys Diaz to Astros for pitcher Trent Thornton - Toronto Star
Astros acquire infielder Diaz from Blue Jays - Astros.com
Astros acquire infielder Aledmys Diaz from Blue Jays - Houston Chronicle
Osuna posting a comeback season is biggest key to 2019 Astros - 12up
Orioles officially name Elias as next GM - Baltimore Business Journal
Which Astros prospects get 40-man spots? - Astros.com
Sources: Astros eye trade markets for C, SP - Astros.com
Astros host their own Nutcracker Market-inspired holiday event - Houston Chronicle
Orioles officially hire Elias as GM, executive VP - Houston Chronicle
Bregman fulfills fan's request to be in her senior photos - KTRK-TV
Who is Mike Elias? - NBC Sports Washington
Bregman hints at more good deeds coming - KPRC-TV
Whitley caps stellar AFL campaign in style - Astros.com
Bregman, Stassi team up to hand out turkeys - Astros.com
Orioles to name Elias as new GM - Yahoo Sports
Elias has not been officially named Orioles GM, but he's still creating quite a buzz - Baltimore Sun
Verlander posts sweetest daddy/baby photo - Houston Chronicle
Upton has much different reaction to Verlander not winning Cy Young - USA Today
Despite missing the 2018 Cy Young, Scherzer, Kluber and Verlander will remain strong candidates in their 30s - CBS Sports
Toro doubles, stays hot in Fall League action - Astros.com
Upton not upset about voting this year - Astros.com
Verlander 2nd for Cy a record-tying third time - Astros.com
'Majority' of Astros games to air on 740 AM next season - Houston Chronicle
Verlander places 2nd in Cy Young voting - Houston Chronicle
Report: Elias in line to be Orioles’ next general manager - Larry Brown Sports
Red Sox sign Centeno to minor-league deal, per source - MassLive.com
How much could Dallas Keuchel cost Yankees? - NJ.com
AL Cy winner to be announced Wednesday - Astros.com
Toro triples in Tuesday's AFL action - Astros.com
Two Astros among early '19 ROY candidates - Astros.com
The case for each AL Cy Young Award finalist - Astros.com
'Majority' of Astros games to air on 740 AM next season - Houston Chronicle
Report: Elias will be named Orioles' new general manager - Houston Chronicle
Santa Fe High School gets visit and donation from Astros - KTRK-TV
Astros tried to trade for Garcia this summer - NBC Sports
Astros head to free agency bidding war over keeping Keuchel - KTRK-TV
Keuchel to Yankees? 'For the right opportunity, I would happily shave this beard off' - NJ.com
A 'happily' shaven Keuchel could be a fit for the Yankees - Forbes
Altuve has high praise for Gonzalez - 12up
Dawson hits 1st AFL homer in Monday's action - Astros.com
Keuchel turns down $17.9M qualifying offer - Astros.com
Keuchel turns down Astros' qualifying offer - Houston Chronicle
Bregman crashes wedding reception in Cypress - KHOU-TV
Astros are turning into trolls going after Yankees trade targets - 12up
Astros join Yankees in trade talks for Paxton: report - New York Daily News
Astros reportedly among teams interested in Paxton - Larry Brown Sports
Altuve aims to be '120 percent' ready for spring - Astros.com
Offseason Outlook: Houston Astros - MLB Trade Rumors
Astros have no excuse not to sign Harper - 12up
Correa undergoes surgery for deviated septum after having trouble breathing during games - CBS Sports
JV, Upton welcome daughter to world - Astros.com
Astros Foundation, Shriners extend agreement - Astros.com
Toro trending up after big day in AFL - Astros.com
Correa undergoes surgery for deviated septum - Astros.com
Report: Astros’ offer at deadline for Harper rejected by Nationals - Houston Chronicle
5 moves to get the Astros back to the World Series - SportsMap
Astros hire Bokhari as new director of research and development - Houston Chronicle
Should Astros fans be worried about 2019 rotation? Dierker answers - KHOU-TV
Astros star shocks Houston waitress with massive tip in new YouTube video - CultureMap
Astros announce personnel moves in Research & Development department - Astros.com
5 pitchers whose talent the Astros could unlock - Astros.com
Tucker named Astros' best power prospect - Astros.com
Altuve wins 5th straight Silver Slugger Award - Astros.com
Impending free agency affords Astros longer-term deals for starters - Houston Chronicle
Altuve wins 5th Silver Slugger Award - Houston Chronicle
Blue Jays hire Hudgens as bench coach - 12up
Boras says McCullers knew he needed surgery in August - Omnisport
Blue Jays hire Hudgens as new bench coach - Canadian Press
McCullers undergoes Tommy John surgery, leaves Astros searching for pitching - Sports Illustrated
What does McCullers's elbow injury mean for the Astros' pitching staff? - Sports Illustrated
Astros, Mets interested in Yasmani Grandal - RotoBaller
Braves steal analytics director from Astros - 12up
Astros, White Sox, Rays in on Nelson Cruz - NBC Sports
Astros lose McCullers to surgery for 2019 as pitching depth grows thinner - Houston Press
McCullers has elbow surgery, won't play in '19 - Astros.com
McCullers knew he needed Tommy John surgery in August - Houston Chronicle
Hudgens departs Astros for Blue Jays - Houston Chronicle
What happens to the Astrodome plan now? - Pecan Park Eagle
Woodpeckers nice fit for Fayetteville’s new team - Fayetteville Observer
Peacock welcomes new baby to family - KTRK-TV
Braves hire Fast as Special Assistant to GM - Talking Chop
Astros must fill void left by McCullers - SportsMap
Journalist plays ball with Astros, Hurricane Harvey - San Antonio Express-News
Luhnow faces a challenging offseason - Forbes
Gurriel set for utility role in 'post-Marwin world' - Astros.com
McHugh trolls Astros GM with hilarious quote tweet - 12up
Bregman launches YouTube channel - KTRK-TV
What's Keuchel worth? - Off the Bench Baseball
Astros' all-time retired numbers - Astros.com
Here's what Astros did in the AFL on Tuesday - Astros.com
With McCullers out, McHugh eyes rotation spot - Astros.com
McCullers has elbow surgery, won't play in '19 - Astros.com
Inside Biggio's Sunshine Kids Day at MMP - Houston Chronicle
McCullers undergoes Tommy John surgery, to miss 2019 season - Houston Chronicle
GM meetings put Luhnow in exploration mode - Houston Chronicle
McCullers at risk of missing 2019 season due to elbow injury - 12up
Verlander can win his 2nd Cy Young Award after career-best season with Astros - KTRK-TV
The future of baseball won't look the way you expect - Deadspin
Astros could be in trouble after losing analytics genius - 12up
Elite Astros have reinforcements ready - MiLB.com
Verlander named finalist for 2nd AL Cy Young - Astros.com
Verlander a finalist for AL Cy Young - Houston Chronicle
Meet the only man to pinch-hit for Ted Williams - Los Angeles Times
Bregman and Maldonado miss out on Gold Glove awards - KTRK-TV
Verlander, Upton celebrate 1-year wedding anniversary - KPRC-TV
Meet Fayetteville's new minor league baseball team, the Woodpeckers - WTVD-TV
New for 2019: Fayetteville Woodpeckers - Ballpark Digest
Kemp surprises college student with autographed ball - KTRK-TV
The curious case of Jeff Luhnow - Call to the Pen
Woodpeckers are Astros' new minors affiliate - Astros.com
Astros' analytics guru Mejdal moves on - Astros.com
Keuchel wins 4th Gold Glove in 5 years - Astros.com
Keuchel wins fourth Gold Glove Award - Houston Chronicle
Sources: Analytics guru Sig Mejdal leaving Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros Lose Seven In Free Agency
- Astros Daily
Bregman enjoys big day, even though his LSU Tigers did not - Albuquerque Journal
A theory on why only Keuchel got a qualifying offer - House of Houston
As a Rangers fan, I’m ready to bury the hatchet with Astros fans - Nolan Writin'
Bregman reps LSU on visit to College Gameday - Astros.com
Whitley among 10 Fall Stars Game standouts - Astros.com
Gonzalez fails to receive qualifying offer - CBS Sports
Astros not expected to issue Morton qualifying offer - MLB Trade Rumors
MLB teams installing multiple surveillance cameras to steal opponents' signs - Sports Illustrated
Toro-Hernandez records AFL team's only run - Astros.com
Astros eye catching options, claim Herrmann - Astros.com
Astros extend qualifying offer to Keuchel - Astros.com
Astros extend qualifying offer to Keuchel - Houston Chronicle
Astros claim catcher Chris Herrmann off waivers - Houston Chronicle
Astros, Nationals spring training tickets on sale online - Palm Beach Post
Should the Astros bring Eovaldi into the fold? - Sports Daily
Ex-Brave McCann becomes a free agent - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Why the Astros should re-sign Marwin Gonzalez - Sports Daily
Bukauskas throws five strong innings in AFL - Astros.com
Two Whitley pitches on list of top Fall Stars tools - Astros.com
Happy anniversary to the Astros' World Series title - Houston Chronicle
Report: Astros decline club option on Harris - Houston Chronicle
Bregman remembers his favorite Halloween costume on 'Old Baseball Cards' - Yahoo Sports
Astros decline McCann's $15M option - ESPN
Astros send Red Sox pizza, keep new World Series tradition alive - NESN
Dawson notches eighth stolen base in AFL - Astros.com
McCann a free agent as Astros decline option - Astros.com
Astros decline McCann's club option - Houston Chronicle
Astros send over customary post-World Series pizza pies to Red Sox - KTRK-TV
Astros sending Red Sox pizza for winning World Series is best tradition out there - 12up
Gonzalez will be an intriguing free-agent case study - Sports Daily
Mets, Astros went 16 in ’86; not bad either - Torrington Register Citizen
Here's what Astros did in the AFL on Tuesday - Astros.com
White to join Angels as pitching coach - Houston Chronicle
ESPN ranks Red Sox behind the three teams they just steamrolled to a World Series in 2019 power rankings - 98.5 The Sports Hub
What can the Astros do to compete with the Red Sox going forward? - Houston Public Media
Springer's wife creates creepy, 'unzipped' look of star Astros' player for Halloween - KTRK-TV
Each club's biggest offseason need - Astros.com
Thornton, Whitley named to Fall Stars Game - Astros.com
Toro-Hernandez continues to rake in AFL - Astros.com
McHugh joins roster for All-Star Tour in Japan - Astros.com
Astros lose Albert to Cards' coaching staff - Astros.com
McHugh to play in Japan All-Star Series - Houston Chronicle
Albert leaving Astros to become Cardinals hitting coach - Houston Chronicle
Whitley, Thornton to play in Fall Stars Game - Houston Chronicle
Six Astros officially become free agents - Houston Chronicle
Hinch praises Mets' hiring of agent Van Wagenen as GM - Houston Chronicle
Six Astros Become Free Agents
- Astros Daily
Red Sox, Astros installed as 2019 co-favorites - Reuters
How does Game 3 of 2018 World Series rank in longest games in MLB history? - Forbes
Whitley works five innings in fourth AFL start - Houston Chronicle
What is causing the home run surge? A look into Baseball physics - SportsMap
Astros prospect Nick Tanielu signs with Auckland Tuatara for Australian Baseball League - New Zealand Herald
AFL a redemption opportunity for Whitley - Astros.com
Bregman, Keuchel and Maldonado were named Gold Glove Award finalists - SportsRadio 610
A Spanish voice that cries out for the Hall of Fame - New York Times
Fortnite's zombie update for Halloween has some Astros crying foul - KTRK-TV
1 free agent that each team could re-sign - Astros.com
Keuchel, Maldonado, A-Breg Gold Glove finalists - Astros.com
Phillies hire Bonifay as farm director - Houston Chronicle
Bregman, Keuchel, Maldonado named Gold Glove finalists - Houston Chronicle
Bregman to join ESPN as analyst for World Series Game 3 - Houston Chronicle
Arlington beat out Houston as Texas’ best ‘baseball city.’ Say what? - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Which Astros player must be re-signed? - SportsMap
Here's what Astros did in AFL on Wednesday - Astros.com
After Osuna, Astros must take next step on domestic abuse - Houston Chronicle
Are repeat champions a thing of the past in MLB? - iSportsWeb
Thornton throws two strong innings in Fall League - Astros.com
Astros to add new entrance to MMP - Houston Chronicle
Astros free agency 2019: Who returns and who is gone? - Houston Press
The Astros were caught doing… something - FanGraphs
Closing the book on the 2018 Astros [video] - KHOU-TV
Astros enter offseason seeking a path back to the top - Forbes
Astros prepare for free agency - SportsRadio 610
Dawson collects two hits in AFL action - Astros.com
Luhnow previews Astros' plans for offseason - Astros.com
Astros' coaching staff to be invited back for 2019 - Houston Chronicle
Astros keep mum on player injuries heading into offseason - Houston Chronicle
Dawson swipes four bags, goes 2-for-3 in AFL - Astros.com
Ausmus to replace Scioscia as manager of Angels - Houston Chronicle
Rotation could look different for the Astros next season - Houston Chronicle
Altuve undergoes surgery on his right knee - USA Today
Altuve underwent surgery to repair right knee - Houston Chronicle
Altuve undergoes right knee surgery - Astros.com
Astros weren't good enough in 2018, but nothing is broken - Waco Tribune-Herald
Astros' wives and girlfriends weighing in on ALCS loss - KTRK-TV
Here's how the Astros said goodbye to the 2018 season on social media - KPRC-TV
Cora responds to Astros' shady business in ALCS: 'Paranoia is working for us' - WEEI
McCullers shows love for Astros fans, teammates - KHOU-TV
Dominant during the season, Astros pitching slowly eroded against Boston in the ALCS - Forbes
Eovaldi gets sweet revenge on Astros troll - New York Post
Astros promise to be good again in 2019 but a busy offseason awaits - CBS Sports
The Astros’ Doomsday Scenario - FanGraphs
Astros left wondering what went wrong after season ends to Red Sox in ALCS - Washington Post
Bregman had an amazingly petty ALCS - SB Nation
Astros fail to cheat their way to the World Series - Let's Go Tribe
Astros eliminated from ALCS, but don't count them out next October - USA Today
Red Sox oust defending champ Astros to reach World Series - AFP
‘It’s a pretty hollow feeling’: What the Astros said about their season coming to an end - Boston Globe
Red Sox finish off Astros in 5 games, head to World Series - Associated Press
Bregman says failing to repeat will give Astros 'an edge' next season - ESPN
Astros forced to put dynasty on hold after loss to Red Sox in ALCS - Yahoo Sports
Red Sox dethrone defending champion Astros to reach World Series - Yahoo Sports
Not even the Astros can win a World Series without a little luck - The Ringer
Red Sox into World Series after eliminating Astros - Reuters
Price outduels Verlander, sends Red Sox to World Series - NBC Sports
Astros have the right fan in 'interference' seat for Game 5 - Houston Chronicle
Boston is World Series-bound thanks to Price's gem on short rest - CBS Sports
Former Astros 'Spacette' recalls fun times at Astrodome - KTRK-TV
Astros fan detailed what happened to him after controversial interference call - USA Today
Yelich, Bregman need to start producing to save their seasons - Sports Illustrated
MLB teams unhappy Astros not punished, per report - Lone Star Ball
Bukauskas displays dominant stuff in AFL - Astros.com
Kent impressed with Astros, Altuve's skill set - Astros.com
McCullers, Altuve injuries may require surgery - Astros.com
Verlander falls victim to short LF porch in defeat - Astros.com
Astros' title defense ends with ALCS loss to Sox - Astros.com
Correa moves to cleanup spot for Astros in ALCS Game 5 - Houston Chronicle
Contract situation for each Astros player heading into offseason - Houston Chronicle
Repeat bid falls short as Astros lose to Red Sox in ALCS - Houston Chronicle
Boston Sends Astros Packing
- Astros Daily
MLB can rest easy because Astros' spy network has its back - Cleveland Plain Dealer
We thought the Astros were unbeatable -- here's everywhere we were wrong - WEEI
Interfering Astros fan goes on the attack against ‘joke’ ump - New York Post
Astros turn to Verlander with their season on the line - ESPN
Red Sox, replays interfere with Astros’ post-season hopes - Austin American-Statesman
Spy games: MLB gives Astros intentional walk - Boston Herald
Potential LCS game time changes on Saturday - Astros.com
What you didn't see from Mookie Betts' home run robbery that wasn't - Astros.com
Far too many questions remain in MLB giving the Astros a free pass - Yahoo Sports
Red Sox ground Astros again, take 3-1 ALCS lead - Boston Herald
Astros know who to blame if they don't reach World Series - USA Today
Dombrowski not happy with Astros after spying incident - Boston Herald
Report: MLB teams ‘appalled’ at lack of penalty for Astros - Larry Brown Sports
Hinch bumps Bregman to the leadoff spot for ALCS Game 4 - Associated Press
MLB: Astros spying case closed, no rules violated - Boston Herald
Here's how ex-Laredo beauty queen, Astros star are spending time before their wedding - Laredo Morning Times
Five interesting details from the strange Astros-Red Sox cheating debacle - Sporting News
What we know on Astros and baseball's spygate - Houston Chronicle
Rival executive calls Astros ‘Patriots of baseball’ amid cheating rumors - NESN
Twitter rejoices over Astros reliever Roberto Osuna's Game 3 meltdown - MLive.com
With the Astros, Morton changed his pitching – and his career - ESPN
Ryan watches James throw 102 mph - Astros.com
Morton off mark after long layoff, exits in 3rd - Astros.com
Kemp's HR softest tracked in postseason - Astros.com
Fan interferes with Betts on potential Altuve HR - Astros.com
Red Sox-Astros G5: Lineups, matchups, FAQs - Astros.com
Top 10 thrills from Sox-Astros instant classic - Astros.com
Season on the line after topsy-turvy Game 4 - Astros.com
Astros fan says he didn't interfere with Altuve's potential tying home run - Houston Chronicle
Bradley continues to be thorn in Astros' side - Houston Chronicle
Upton tweets displeasure with umpires from her seat at Astros game - Houston Chronicle
Astros pushed to brink of elimination with Game 4 loss to Red Sox - Houston Chronicle
Astros Lose Again; Face Elimination
- Astros Daily
Report: A's believed Astros were stealing signs during late August game - NBC Sports Bay Area
Is this Cardinals hacker Chris Correa mocking the Astros' alleged sign-stealing? - Yahoo Sports
Kyle McLaughlin: Man accused of involvement with Astros cheating scandal - Heavy.com
Osuna makes things worse for Astros in ALCS loss to Red Sox - Associated Press
Cora sees no sign of Astros skulduggery - AFP
Report: MLB looked into cheating allegations against Astros, doesn't consider matter major - Sports Illustrated
Astros believe Osuna will atone on the field and off - New York Times
Astros employee accused of spying on the Red Sox - New York Post
Astros' controversial trade for Osuna backfires - Yahoo Sports
Red Sox ignore Instagram controversy, beat Astros for 2-1 lead - Yahoo Sports
Osuna implodes as Red Sox crush Astros to take ALCS lead - London Free Press
Source: Astros were not cheating against Red Sox in Game 1 of ALCS - Forbes
Indians file complaint to MLB about Astros trying to film inside their dugout during ALDS - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Red Sox overwhelm Astros behind Bradley grand slam in Game 3 - WEEI
Red Sox, Pearce make Astros pay - USA Today
Report: Astros employee accused of suspicious behavior throughout postseason - Yahoo Sports
Bradley grand slam helps Red Sox pull away from Astros in Game 3 - Boston Herald
Red Sox pull away with Bradley's late grand slam, take 2-1 ALCS lead over Astros - USA Today
Astros possibly got caught cheating in Game 1 of ALCS against Red Sox - WEEI
Astros to display domestic violence hotline number on fliers in bathroom stalls at MMP - NBC Sports
Report: Astros possibly caught cheating in ALCS Game 1 - Larry Brown Sports
Fans fill MMP for Game 3 of Astros-Red Sox - Houston Chronicle
Berkman expects Astros to repeat - Houston Chronicle
Whitley named AFL Pitcher of the Week - MLB.com
Sources: Red Sox were warned by Indians about Astros attempting to steal signs and information - Yahoo Sports
Whitley turns in another strong AFL start - Astros.com
Berkman opens ALCS Game 3 with 1st pitch - Astros.com
Red Sox-Astros G4: Lineups, matchups, FAQs - Astros.com
JV, Betts awestruck by Kemp's leaping grab - Astros.com
Astros' proven bats kept quiet in Game 3 loss - Astros.com
Kemp makes amazing grab at wall in Game 3 - Astros.com
Bullpen's stumble puts Astros in 2-1 ALCS hole - Astros.com
MLB looking into Fenway Park incident - Houston Chronicle
Astros bullpen implodes as Red Sox roll to Game 3 rout - Houston Chronicle
Eovaldi helps Red Sox hold off Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros look to find rhythm after dropping two straight in ALCS - Houston Chronicle
Kemp on amazing Game 3 catch - Houston Chronicle
Sox Slam Bullpen
- Astros Daily
Astros look to bounce back today in Game 3 of ALCS - Associated Press
J.D.: 'Release by Astros made me who I am' - RedSox.com
Know what to look for with Astros heading back home - New York Post
Bregman and his connection with Ted Williams - Boston Globe
Gonzalez fought the wall — and the wall won - Toronto Star
No harm, no foul on Red Sox, Astros 'trolling' - Boston Herald
Eovaldi, Cora unfazed by Alex Bregman's Instagram post - ESPN
Eovaldi focused heading into Game 3 vs. Astros - Sports Xchange
With Pressly, Astros can now put positive spin on bullpen - New York Times
Dynastic Astros a tough out for whoever they meet - Toronto Sun
Astros star borrows from Judge with risky Red Sox trolling - New York Post
Astros needed Games 1 and 2 even more than Red Sox because of these 2 players - WEEI
How the Astros make good pitchers even better - Washington Post
Red Sox-Astros G3: Lineups, matchups, FAQs - Astros.com
Keuchel questions sustainability of bullpenning - Astros.com
3 keys for Astros to take control of ALCS in G3 - Astros.com
Astros' production at home surging in October - Astros.com
Energized James flashing high velo in ALCS - Astros.com
Astros may put Altuve at DH for ALCS Game 3 - Astros.com
Keuchel keeps mind off MMP's dimensions - Houston Chronicle
Eovaldi unfazed by Bregman's Instagram clip - Houston Chronicle
Red Sox start Nunez at third base to combat Keuchel - Houston Chronicle
Breman remains patient as Red Sox game plan against him - Houston Chronicle
Astros catcher imitates Gary Sanchez at worst possible time - New York Post
Red Sox rise to occasion, hold off Astros to even ALCS - Boston Herald
Red Sox bounce back to tie ALCS with Astros - Toledo Blade
Red Sox exorcise their postseason demons to beat Astros and even ALCS - Yahoo Sports
Red Sox get even with Astros in ALCS - Boston Globe
Red Sox hang on to beat Astros in Game 2, even ALCS at 1-1 - USA Today
How dumping self-punching closer transformed Astros’ bullpen - New York Post
Astros outfielder runs into Green Monster minutes after hitting HR over it - USA Today
Astros turn to Keuchel, Morton for Games 3, 4 - Astros.com
Bregman walking in October at record pace - Astros.com
Springer keeps adding to postseason hit streak - Astros.com
Red Sox-Astros G3: Lineups, matchups, FAQs - Astros.com
Before hitting wall, Marwin smacks record HR - Astros.com
Astros head home with 1-1 ALCS split after loss - Astros.com
Astros confirm Espada has spoken with multiple teams about manager jobs - Houston Chronicle
Morton slated to start Game 4 of ALCS for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Sunday Funday at Astros watch party - Houston Chronicle
Sale hospitalized with stomach illness - Houston Chronicle
Astros drop Game 2 of ALCS to Red Sox - Houston Chronicle
BoSox Respond To Even Series
- Astros Daily
Road Warriors Take ALCS Opener
- Astros Daily
Back on main stage, Astros primed for World Series repeat - Toronto Sun
Bregman coming up big for Astros - Shreveport Times
For the Astros and the Red Sox, a playoffs reunion - New York Times
The Astros are confident they’re even better this time around in ALCS - Boston Globe
A preview look at the Astros-Red Sox AL Championship Series - Boston Globe
‘Battle of strength vs. strength’: What the experts say about the Red Sox-Astros ALCS - Boston Globe
Three reasons the Astros will beat the Red Sox in the ALCS - ESPN
Why the Red Sox, not the Astros, should fear the Green Monster - Houston Chronicle
This Baytown man might just be the biggest Astros fan ever - KPRC-TV
The most unhittable pitch is in the Astros bullpen - FanGraphs
Astros keep finding new ways to dominate - ESPN
Red Sox-Astros: An elite battle of heavyweights - Wall Street Journal
Verlander's pregame rituals all about No. 3 - Astros.com
5 things we could be discussing after ALCS G1 - Astros.com
Analytics pay off in big way for Astros pitchers - Astros.com
Who has edge? ALCS position by position - Astros.com
Correa rested, ready for next playoff challenge - Astros.com
Astros set ALCS roster, opt for 12th pitcher - Astros.com
Verlander aligning himself with October greats - Astros.com
Astros to host watch party, street festival for ALCS games this weekend - Houston Chronicle
Astros set 25-man ALCS roster against Red Sox - Houston Chronicle
Rangers interview Espada for manager's job - Houston Chronicle
Verlander doesn't plan on retiring anytime soon - Houston Chronicle
Red Sox trust Kimbrel; Astros go with Osuna - Boston Herald
Red Sox hope home-field advantage makes difference against red-hot Astros - Associated Press
Astros should win a closely contested series - Los Angeles Times
Springer close to perfection - Boston Globe
Red Sox are hot, but the Astros are scorching - Press Herald
Astros will be a handful in ALCS - South Coast Today
Astros return to ALCS, confident they are even better this year - New York Times
Correa and fiancee set wedding date - Houston Chronicle
Why Astros have an edge over the Red Sox in the ALCS - USA Today
Astros are the best team left - Beyond the Box Score
Mexican president-elect turns down Houston Astros invitation - Associated Press
The best lineup from LCS teams' last 50 years - Astros.com
Here's what Astros did in the AFL on Thursday - Astros.com
Who's your team? Loretta's answer one-of-a-kind - Astros.com
Hinch will wait to reveal ALCS roster - Astros.com
Astros to test championship mettle in ALCS - Astros.com
Maldonado, Pressly deals key for '18 title run - Astros.com
Marisnick ready to tame Green Monster at Fenway - Houston Chronicle
Past meetings matter little for Astros, Red Sox - Houston Chronicle
Hinch: Sale 'has weapons beyond human nature' - Houston Chronicle
Hinch faces tough bullpen decisions in ALCS - Houston Chronicle
After Series win with Astros, Cora aims to knock them out - WBAL
Red Sox open as underdogs against Astros In ALCS - NESN
Astros switching into extra gear in playoffs - Washington Times
Correa admits to lower back problems - Associated Press
Astros a slight favorite over Red Sox in ALCS - NBC Sports Boston
Red Sox dismiss the doubters who think they don't have a chance against Astros - USA Today
Osuna, Maldonado earning Astros' trust - La Vida Baseball
Astros better than Red Sox across board - WEEI
Verlander in Game 1 for Astros, Cole in Game 2 - Astros.com
Astros' WS title greatest postseason moment - Astros.com
Hinch, Cora set for opposing dugouts in ALCS - Astros.com
Texas ties abound for Red Sox in ALCS vs. Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros will play at least one day game in ALCS - Houston Chronicle
Games 1 and 2 starters named, but ALCS rosters still taking shape - Houston Chronicle
Astros sell out of ALCS tickets in three minutes - Houston Chronicle
Is the next Rangers manager on the Astros' coaching staff? - Dallas Morning News
Luhnow's Astros roll on while Cardinals regroup - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Red Sox ready for Astros, Yanks begin offseason - Boston Herald
Astros-Red Sox G1: Lineups, matchups, FAQs - MLB.com
Astros responding in October again - Associated Press
A closer look at the Astros ahead of the ALCS - Boston Globe
The Astros gave the Indians an all-time beating - FanGraphs
Astros outlook for ALCS - KPRC-TV
Quality at-bats powered Astros to sweep of Indians in ALDS - Forbes
Astros reliever clashes with heckler over Osuna - Yahoo Sports
Whitley strikes out first seven in AFL opener - Astros.com
What we learned from Astros' ALDS win - Astros.com
Bregman: 'It's about time the ShowStros play on prime time television' - Houston Chronicle
Remembering Astros last game in beloved Astrodome - Houston Chronicle
Astros' ALCS Games 1, 2 to air during primetime - Houston Chronicle
Astros set to meet Red Sox in ALCS - Houston Chronicle
Astros kick into extra gear in dominating sweep of Indians - ESPN
Astros’ World Series hero cannot stop blasting home runs - New York Post
Astros reach ALCS by sweeping Indians with relative ease - Associated Press
Relentless Astros showing no drop-off in march to another World Series - Yahoo Sports
Pueblo grad, UA “play-by-play” man could get 2nd World Series ring - KVOA-TV
Astros make Roberto Osuna feel part of family in fresh start - Calgary Sun
The Astros wanted to stop the Indians' top four hitters, and they mostly did - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Bregman angry team isn't playing on primetime TV - KTRK-TV
Astros' ALCS schedule - KPRC-TV
Astros destroy Indians as bid for World Series repeat gathers steam - Calgary Sun
Defending champion Astros sweep their way to ALCS - New York Times
Astros rout Indians to complete ALDS sweep - USA Today
Keuchel reveling in potential final run with Astros - Astros.com
Kemp's tenacity translates into 1st playoffs start - Astros.com
Marwin hits go-ahead double on crazy high pitch - Astros.com
Marwin 'answer to everything' for Astros - Astros.com
Reigning champion Astros better than last year - Astros.com
Springer hits 2 HRs, setting Astros playoff record - Astros.com
Astros power past Indians, cruise into ALCS - Astros.com
Astros fans celebrate at MMP - Houston Chronicle
Houston staple Bart Enis out at AT&T SportsNet Southwest - Houston Chronicle
Astros sweep way past Indians to move on to ALCS - Houston Chronicle
Inside look at the Astros' ALDS champagne celebration - Houston Chronicle
Springer returns to form during post season play - Houston Chronicle
Astros Demolish Tribe - Sweep ALDS
- Astros Daily
Indians return home for must-win battle against Astros - WKYC-TV
Indians face 2-0 hole in ALDS vs. Astros - Associated Press
The bigger the stage, the brighter Bregman shines - Associated Press
Unseasonably warm, dry conditions for Indians vs. Astros in ALDS Game 3 - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Straw helping Astros in a pinch - Sarasote Herald-Tribune
Indians facing elimination Monday against Astros in Game 3 of ALDS - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Indians' season hangs in balance against Astros in ALDS - News-Herald
ALDS Game 3 pitching matchup: Keuchel vs. Clevinger - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Gonzalez sharpened his plate approach from the right side. The Astros are reaping the benefits. - Washington Post
ALDS between Indians, Astros shifts to Cleveland - News-Herald
Cole in company of Seaver with 12 K's, no walks - ESPN
Sore knee won't keep Altuve from G3 action - Astros.com
Hinch stands by Correa: 'He's a winning player' - Astros.com
Keuchel reveling in potential final run with Astros - Astros.com
Astros to host ALDS Game 3 watch party at MMP - Houston Chronicle
Altuve says he feels good after hurting his knee in Game 2 - Houston Chronicle
McCann holds different role this postseason for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Hitters searching for answers against powerful Astros pitching staff - Akron Beacon Journal
Astros know series isn't over despite 2-0 lead - SportsRadio 610
Astros, Cole shut down Cleveland for 2-0 ALDS lead - Associated Press
Bauer's combative Twitter persona comes back to haunt him vs. Bregman - Yahoo Sports
Cole dominates as Astros take 2-0 lead over Indians - Yahoo Sports
Cole dazzles, strikes out 12 as Astros go up 2-0 on Indians in ALDS - Sports Illustrated
Gonzalez, Astros rally past Indians for 2-0 ALDS lead - Field Level Media
Starter Yankees missed out on gives Astros commanding lead - New York Post
Indians lose to Astros, 3-1, facing a three-game sweep in ALDS - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Astros fans pack MMP for Game 2 of the ALDS - Houston Chronicle
Hinch on Rondon's absence from pregame ceremony: 'He should have been there' - Houston Chronicle
Correa's future mom-in-law gets crafty with custom made gear - KTRK-TV
Memorial City lights up in orange to celebrate Astros - KTRK-TV
7 fast facts you need to know about Bregman - Astros.com
Marwin's 4-for-4 day, Bregman's HR jolt Astros - Astros.com
Astros-Indians G3: Lineups, matchups, FAQs - Astros.com
Astros' aces carving up Tribe's approach - Astros.com
Cole dominates, Astros rally for 2-0 ALDS lead - Astros.com
Oswalt says Astros have potential for a dynasty - Houston Chronicle
Upton shows off baby bump at Astros playoff game - Houston Chronicle
Altuve says he was scared he injured his knee during Game 2 - Houston Chronicle
Osuna earns tough 4-out save in Astros' Game 2 win - Houston Chronicle
Cole's historic outing sends Astros to 2-0 ALDS lead - Houston Chronicle
Marwin, Bregman, Cole Star In 3-1 Win
- Astros Daily
Astros spirit hits Brazoria County - Brazosport Facts
Astros win; Pueblo grad, UA 'play-by-play' man could get 2nd World Series ring - KVOA-TV
Astros made it clear who the best team in baseball is - New York Post
Astros hope to increase series lead over Indians - Associated Press
New Astros mural makes for perfect Instagram backdrop - KTRK-TV
Disabled man gets wheelchair decked out in Astros upholstery - KTRK-TV
Astros spoil dream pitching matchup in Game 1 win over Indians - Dayton (OH) Daily News
Verlander's dominance sets perfect postseason tone for Astros - Forbes
Cole brings playoff experience into Game 2 vs. Indians - Sports Xchange
New acquisitions boost Astros win - Houston Chronicle
Blessing native to perform at next Astros game - Victoria Advocate
Astros lift off with long ball in opener - Associated Press
Verlander sets the tone the Astros need - Houston Chronicle
Astros pick up where they left off, topple Indians in Game 1 - Sports Illustrated
Good 'ol days are back for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros rattle the unflappable Kluber - Houston Chronicle
Astros dominate Indians in ALDS Game 1 to kick off World Series defense - USA Today
Fan buys for entire section after Springer's home run - Yahoo Sports
Fans fill MMP with one hope for Astros: Do it again. - Houston Chronicle
How Astros fans are showing their love on game day - Houston Chronicle
Astros fans flood downtown for Game 1 of the ALDS - Houston Chronicle
Yankees-Red Sox get all the primetime games, angering Astros-Indians fans - Sports Illustrated
Lindor thanks Crane's heroics during Hurricane Maria - Houston Chronicle
Upton shows off Astros playoff gear for Game 1 - KPRC-TV
McCann to play key role off bench, start G3 - Astros.com
Indians-Astros G2: Lineups, matchups, FAQs - Astros.com
5-foot-6 Kemp picks up his Astros teammates - Astros.com
Tito, Hinch handle bullpens differently in Game 1 - Astros.com
Astros erupt for 4 HRs -- 3 off Kluber - Astros.com
Astros power up behind JV, grab 1-0 ALDS lead - Astros.com
Cole set for ALDS Game 2 start - Houston Chronicle
Astros Foundation to announce plans supporting domestic violence awareness - Houston Chronicle
Astros legend Mike Scott takes pride in heights his old team has reached - Houston Chronicle
Springer homers, Astros fan buys beer for his entire section - Houston Chronicle
Astros erupt for 4 HRs to take ALDS opener vs. Indians - Houston Chronicle
Astros Clobber Kluber; Trample Tribe
- Astros Daily
Can the Indians put an end to Astros' title defense? - Sports Illustrated
Bregman’s bravado speaks to Astros’ confidence - New York Post
Tribe, Astros deep in starters - Associated Press
Indians vs. Astros ALDS preview capsule - Associated Press
Indians vs. Astros will be a battle of baseball's best rotations - Yahoo Sports
Persistence pays for White, Kemp - Houston Chronicle
ALDS provides clean slate for Indians, Astros - Akron Beacon Journal
MMP portrait uses every Astros player in history - KTRK-TV
The Astros created a note to get you out of literally anything so you can watch the ALDS - Astros.com
What to know if you're headed downtown for Astros playoffs - KPRC-TV
Friday's ALDS opener between Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros features, aces, pressure and thievery - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Bregman, Astros strive to repeat playoff success - Astros.com
Correa hoping rest has helped his back soreness - Houston Chronicle
What the Astros have planned for fans at this weekend's playoff games - Houston Chronicle
Disgruntled Astros Fan Humbly Returns - Astros Daily
11 former Hooks on Astros' 2018 ALDS Roster - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
How the Indians and Astros match up in the ALDS - News-Herald
Astros should win their ALDS matchup with the Indians - Los Angeles Times
‘Momma’ suggests Fayetteville Stars for Astros baseball team - Fayetteville Observer
Who's calling in sick with Astros fever on Friday? - SportsMap
What happened to the Astros' hacker? - Sports Illustrated
How did playoff clubs fare vs. .500-plus teams? - Astros.com
Tribe-Astros features throwback rotations - Astros.com
Astros announce 25-man roster for ALDS - Astros.com
Indians-Astros: Lineups, matchups, FAQs - Astros.com
Think the Astros are geniuses? So does Time magazine - Houston Chronicle
Astros announce ALDS playoff roster - Houston Chronicle
Straw proves too fast to leave off Astros' ALDS roster - Houston Chronicle
Astros’ final ALDS roster decision may come down to Straw vote - Houston Chronicle
Dozens of Astros playoff tickets sent to woman's Spring Branch home by mistake - KTRK-TV
Suffering from Astrositis? The best excuses to watch Astros playoffs during work - Houston Chronicle
Who has edge? Astros-Tribe position by position - Astros.com
Astros host playoff rally before quest to repeat - Astros.com
Each Astros player's walk-up song for the playoffs - Houston Chronicle
Don't Underestimate Cleveland
- Astros Daily
Analytically speaking, Astros and Dodgers are headed for World Series rematch - USA Today
Red Sox, Astros Are AL Co-Favorites Over Yankees, Indians, Athletics - International Business Times
In many ways, Cora borrowed from the Astros model - Boston Globe
Astros-Indians pitching matchups loaded with aces - Houston Chronicle
Bullpen a strength entering ALDS after additions - Astros.com
Astros fans gather at City Hall for postseason rally - Houston Chronicle
Being the best team might not matter in 5-game ALDS matchup - Houston Chronicle
Indians to start Clevinger in Game 3 against Astros - Associated Press
Astros-Indians series pits strikeout specialists - Houston Chronicle
Indians understand the challenge and welcome the matchup with defending world champ Astros - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Astros playoff pep rally set Wednesday at Houston City Hall - KTRK-TV
Houston girl, 7, proudly sings national anthem in stands at Astros game - Fox News
Astros 25-man roster: Who's in and who's out? - SportsMap
Astros vs. Indians ALDS matchups: - Houston Chronicle
Expert picks for the 2018 MLB postseason - ESPN
American League Division Series: Indians vs Astros - Legacy Press
Indians are healthy and ready to take on Astros in ALDS - News-Herald
Astros' 2018 season sees highest home-game attendance in over a decade - Houston Business Journal
Indians-Astros matchup is showdown that seems to have good odds of producing MLB's next champ - Crain's Cleveland Business
Astros popular choice to repeat as World Series champs - USA Today
Bregman nominated for AL Aaron Award - Astros.com
Verlander to start G1; Cole, Keuchel to follow - Astros.com
ALDS game times for Astros-Indians announced - Houston Chronicle
Verlander gets ALDS Game 1 start vs. Kluber - Houston Chronicle
MLB blasts 'unwritten rules' in official postseason ad - Houston Chronicle
Astros to have postseason rally at City Hall on Wednesday - Houston Chronicle
2018 Astros postseason preview: Good things come in pairs - WTOP
Top Astros earn high honors from Houston's baseball writers - KTRK-TV
In season of struggles, playoffs offer Correa a clean slate - Houston Chronicle
Ex-LSU stars Bregman, Harris lead Houston Astros in title defense - Shreveport Times
Lopsided balance of power tees up tight AL playoffs - Toronto Star
Teen Astros fan with cancer passes away after fulfilling bucket list item to see her team - KTRK-TV
As world champion Astros head to playoffs, is it a ring – or nothing? - CultureMap
Teenage Astros fan catches baseball and hands it to child - KPRC-TV
Astros reach new heights with rise of Bregman [video] - SportsMap
Indians vs. Astros ALDS could be the arms race everybody anticipated last year - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Astros vs. Indians ALDS matchups: Second base - Houston Chronicle
Could Cleveland prevent another Astros World Series run? [video] - Yahoo Sports
Lefty Joe Sambito still all over the Astros record book - KHOU-TV
Why Alex Bregman could be the new Mr. October - ESPN
As playoffs loom, what would be considered a success for the Astros? - SportsMap
Bregman, Verlander honored by local writers - Astros.com
How to watch the MLB playoffs in Houston without cable - Houston Chronicle
What Astros players looked like as kids - Houston Chronicle
Astros end regular season with big numbers all around - Houston Press
Hinch has decisions to make on his playoff roster - Forbes
Morton goes into Astros’ postseason on good note - Houston Chronicle
Orioles beat Astros, 4-0, with combined one-hitter in season finale, avoid loss No. 116 - Baltimore Sun
Astros clinch division, obtain franchise's best record in final week of regular season - SportsMap
'Stros begin repeat quest by facing the Indians - KTRK-TV
Three Orioles pitchers one-hit Astros - Reuters
Astros pitcher helps save injured dog - KRIV-TV
One X-factor on every team in the postseason - Astros.com
2019 Draft order set: Astros have No. 32 pick - Astros.com
Correa sits out finale to rest for ALDS - Astros.com
Astros' staff fresh, tuned up despite finale loss - Astros.com
Indians' Kluber, Carrasco to start first 2 games of ALDS - Houston Chronicle
Astros drop season finale to Orioles - Houston Chronicle
Astros begin to trim roster for ALDS - Houston Chronicle
Astros Blanked On Final Day
- Astros Daily
Verlander helps Astros roll to doubleheader sweep of Orioles - Associated Press
Orioles waste third straight quality start, swept in doubleheader by Astros with 5-2 loss - Baltimore Sun
Astros power past O's for DH sweep - Reuters
Rockets look to join Astros in planning championship parade routes - Houston Chronicle
Astros score in ninth for 4-3 win over Orioles in Game 1 of doubleheader - Baltimore Sun
100-win history for Astros, Red Sox, Yankees - MLB.com
Morton, Astros go for sweep of Orioles - Astros.com
JV stellar as Correa's timely hit lifts Astros in G1 - Astros.com
Morton (shoulder) says Sunday start a big test - Astros.com
Astros set franchise record with 103rd win - Astros.com
Correa helps Astros beat Orioles in first game of doubleheader - Houston Chronicle
Morton to start Astros' season finale - Houston Chronicle
McCullers gets out of jam in 2nd relief appearance - Houston Chronicle
Astros sweep Orioles in doubleheader, set franchise record for wins - Houston Chronicle
Astros Sweep Twinbill, Set Franchise Mark
- Astros Daily
Houston and Baltimore face off in doubleheader - Associated Press
Cole sharp in tune-up, Astros edge O's - Associated Press
Playoff Astros, 2017 and 2018: One of these teams is not like the other - Runner Sports
Astros guard against complacency vs. hapless Orioles - Sports Xchange
Despite strong start fromHess, Orioles lose, 2-1, to Astros - Baltimore Sun
‘I don’t want him to ruin the Astros for me. He’s not worth it.’ - Houston Chronicle
How will Astros pitchers attack Lindor and Ramirez in the ALDS? - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Woman wrongly accused of scolding girl for cheering too loud at Astros game - KTRK-TV
Astros-Indians series will be no walk in the park for the champs - SportsMap
Predicting the Astros 25-man roster/Round 1 preview - SportsMap
Verlander, Keuchel get starts in doubleheader - Astros.com
Difficult decisions ahead for postseason roster - Astros.com
Cole becomes third Astro with 200 IP in victory - Astros.com
Altuve's jersey second in sales behind Judge - Associated Press
Hinch on ALDS roster: 'This is a hard team to crack' - Houston Chronicle
Astros begin final series with win over Orioles - Houston Chronicle
Marwin Delivers in 2-1 Victory
- Astros Daily
Indians open as underdog vs. Astros in ALDS - WKYC-TV
Cole goes for sixth straight win as Astros take on O’s - Sports Xchange
What are the odds that the Astros repeat? - Sportskeeda
FAQs Astros face as they head to playoffs - Astros.com
Yet more Astros strikeout artists on display at instructs - Astros.com
Altuve jersey No. 2 among MLB's best sellers - Astros.com
UH to Chloe: Come cheer for the H-Town Takeover - Houston Chronicle
Astros playoff tickets sell out in five minutes - Houston Chronicle
Astros-Orioles MLB’s 54th postponement of year, most since 1989 - Associated Press
Astros-Orioles to finally get under way Friday - Stats
Morton stayed behind in Houston during Astros' AL West title celebration for baby daughter's birth - KTRK-TV
Orioles-Astros postponed by rain; doubleheader on Saturday - Reuters
Despite concerns real and imagined, the Astros are division champions once more - Forbes
UTHealth, Astros team up to give Huntington’s patients a day at the ballpark - Huntington's Disease News
Who was the Astros' MVP this season? - Astros.com
Astros-O's series opener postponed - Astros.com
Astros party on as club takes a step in quest to repeat - Houston Chronicle
Astros-Orioles series opener rained out - Houston Chronicle
A smokin’ October looms for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Thoughts on Astros prospect Kit Scheetz - Minor League Ball
The Astros have the best chance at World Series win, says analyst FiveThirtyEight - KHOU-TV
This is the Astros-Indians ALDS postseason schedule - KPRC-TV
How Astros players celebrated the AL West title on social media - Houston Chronicle
Out of nowhere, Backe became an Astros hero - Astros.com
Cole makes final start of regular season vs. O's - Astros.com
Correa, McCullers return as Astros fall to Jays - Astros.com
Astros stay up late, then party for West clinch - Astros.com
Astros rally around girl shushed for being too loud at game - Houston Chronicle
Astros plan to give regulars plenty of rest during final week - Houston Chronicle
Correa, McCullers Jr. take positives from returns - Houston Chronicle
Inside the Astros' clubhouse celebration after clinching AL West title - Houston Chronicle
Astros party on as club takes a step in quest to repeat - Houston Chronicle
Astros Lose 3-1 Hangover After Taking Crown
- Astros Daily
Astros clinch 2nd straight AL West title, win 100th - Associated Press
Which Astros hitters have the most success against Indians pitchers? - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Herrmann homer lifts Mariners past A’s, gives Astros AL West - Associated Press
Astros clinch second straight AL West title - CBS Sports
Why the Astros are the scariest team in the MLB postseason [video] - Yahoo Sports
Astros clinch AL West for second consecutive year after A's fall to Mariners - USA Today
Astros aim for back-to-back World Series titles after clinching AL West - Yahoo Sports
Astros play Blue Jays with sights set on club record for wins - Sports Xchange
Astros become first defending champions to reach 100 wins since 1990 Athletics - Yahoo Sports
For the second straight season, the Astros win 100 games - Sports Daily
Young Astros fan with rare disorder left in tears after being scolded at game - KTRK-TV
Astros activate Lance McCullers, Jr. - MLB Trade Rumors
Giles criticizes culture in Houston, draws response from Hinch - ESPN
Astros beat Blue Jays to reach 100 wins - Houston Chronicle
Astros repeat as AL West champions after A's lose in extras - Houston Chronicle
Devenski, McCullers part of 'pen day vs. Jays - Astros.com
FAQs Astros face as they head to playoffs - Astros.com
Astros take AL West title with 100th win, A's loss - Astros.com
Astros expect Correa to return Wednesday - Astros.com
ASTROS WIN THE WEST IN WEE HOURS!!
- Astros Daily
Osuna inks peace bond; assault charge withdrawn - Toronto Star
Astros embrace Osuna on road to World Series repeat bid - Toronto Sun
Osuna agrees to peace bond; charges dropped - Astros.com
Astros playoff tickets go on sale Friday morning - Houston Chronicle
Domestic assault charge against Osuna withdrawn - Houston Chronicle
Streaking Astros look for fifth straight win - Associated Press
McCann, Reddick go back-to-back, Astros beat Blue Jays 5-3 - Associated Press
Astros face Blue Jays going for 100th win of season - Fox Sports
Die-hard Astros fan on mission for 2 coveted signatures on MMP seat - KTRK-TV
Osuna booed in return to Toronto - Yahoo Sports
Osuna roundly booed in return to Rogers Centre as Astros top Jays - Globe and Mail
Estrada knocked around as Jays fall to Astros - Toronto Sun
Osuna booed in return to Toronto - Sporting News
Hinch responds to Giles’ negative comments about Astros - NBC Sports
Hinch calls out Giles - Sportsnet.ca
Morton to re-join Astros in Baltimore for final regular-season series - Houston Chronicle
Hinch responds to Giles' claims on ineffective staff: 'He's wrong' - Houston Chronicle
Osuna’s return to Toronto rekindles uncomfortable questions - Sportsnet.ca
James called as Astros close in on West title - Astros.com
Who is Astros' all-time single-season ace? - Astros.com
Yuli named AL Player of the Week - Astros.com
McCullers returns from disabled list - Astros.com
Gurriel bros thrilled to share same MLB field - Astros.com
AJ: Giles' claims about Astros tenure 'flat wrong' - Astros.com
Astros' magic number at 2 after win vs. Jays - Astros.com
Osuna picks up save in return to Toronto - Houston Chronicle
Correa remains out of Astros' lineup Monday vs. Jays - Houston Chronicle
Gurriel brothers Yuli, Lourdes Jr.: From Cuban baseball royalty to MLB history - Houston Chronicle
Six Relievers Support Keuchel
- Astros Daily
Astros secure playoff spot, closer to clinching division after 4-2 week - SportsMap
Power Rankings: Astros reclaim top spot - MLB.com
Series preview: Houston Astros at Toronto Blue Jays - Toronto Star
Astros hit the final road trip of season in style - KTRK-TV
Morton leaves early in Astros win - Associated Press
Astros on pace to win back-to-back championships - Daily Toreador
Astros win despite Morton's early exit - SportsRadio 610
Astros sweep Angels, but Morton leaves early - Houston Chronicle
Astros World Series replica ring giveaway produces staggering numbers - KTRK-TV
Katy couple wows with Astros-themed wedding - KTRK-TV
Keuchel starts Astros' final road trip of 2018 - Astros.com
Morton (shoulder) removed early as precaution - Astros.com
Valdez K's 9; Astros' magic number down to 3 - Astros.com
Astros give Springer day off to recover - Houston Chronicle
Morton exits after 1 inning against Angels - Houston Chronicle
Astros sweep Angels, but Morton leaves early - Houston Chronicle
Giles says he ‘felt trapped’ with Astros - Houston Chronicle
Morton Exits Early In 6-2 Sweeper
- Astros Daily
Astros aim to use McCullers on Monday or Tuesday - Houston Chronicle
Astros rally for 9 runs in 8th, beats Angels 10-5 - Associated Press
Astros overcome Mike Trout heroics, maintain grip on AL West - Yahoo Sports
9-run inning propels Astros past Angels - Reuters
Morton to close out home slate vs. Halos - Astros.com
McCullers healthy, eager to pitch for Astros - Astros.com
Verlander helps Astros set 2 MLB K marks - Astros.com
Astros ride 9-run 8th, trim magic number to 5 - Astros.com
Astros erupt for 9-run eighth inning to escape Angels - Houston Chronicle
Astros Shock Angels, 10-5
- Astros Daily
Astros store holds postseason clinch event - KTRK-TV
Correa on injury-plagued season: 'Toughest year of my career' - Houston Chronicle
Astros director of R&D Mike Fast leaves team after 7 seasons - Houston Chronicle
Gurriel drives in seven as Astros punch ticket to playoffs - AFP
Kingwood cancer patient joins Astros on field for first pitch - Houston Chronicle
Gurriel drives in 7 as Astros rout Angels - Reuters
Astros clinch postseason berth with 11-3 win over Angels - NBC Sports
Verlander eyes 17th win in clash with Halos - Astros.com
History made as Gurriel Bros. homer twice - Astros.com
10 defining moments of Astros' 2018 season - Astros.com
Astros heading for postseason date with Tribe - Astros.com
Defending champion Astros clinch playoff berth - Astros.com
Gurriel has 7-RBI night as Astros clinch playoff berth - Houston Chronicle
Gurriel Drives In Seven; Astros Pound Halos
- Astros Daily
3 reasons the Astros will be a force in the playoffs - SportsMap
Bregman ‘dugout stare’ shirts officially on sale - KHOU-TV
Astros begin series at home against Angels - Associated Press
Astros still pushing to clinch; Indians on cruise control: ALDS countdown - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Meet Nunee Oakes, the resident DJ at MMP during Astros games - Houston Chronicle
James has earned raves, but is he a viable contender for a playoff roster spot? - Forbes
Express introduce new logos with Astros affiliation - SportsLogos.net
Express become Astros' AAA affiliate again - Houston Press
James has impressed in September - Astros.com
Correa will miss Angels series to rest back - Astros.com
Yuli's slam helps Astros tie club mark with 7 - Astros.com
Correa to sit out weekend series - Houston Chronicle
Hinch on fired Rangers coach Jeff Banister: 'I've been one of those guys before' - Houston Chronicle
McCullers to rejoin Astros on Saturday - Houston Chronicle
Valdez available out of bullpen during Angels series - Houston Chronicle
Express announce affiliation with Astros - Austin American-Statesman
Astros have new 4-year partnership with Express - KPRC-TV
Express unveil new Astros affiliation, logos/branding - Ballpark Digest
Turnaround season makes Sipp a force in Astros’ bullpen - Houston Chronicle
McCullers aiming for post season return - SportsRadio 610
Pressly has transformed into an absolute nightmare for the opposition - Beyond the Box Score
Express return to Astros with new PDC - KVUE-TV
Express to change affiliation to Astros - KXAN-TV
Cole up first as Angels come to town - Astros.com
Youth is served: Astros' best rookie this season - Astros.com
Astros, Round Rock announce Triple-A affiliation - Astros.com
Tucker, James earn Astros minor league awards - Houston Chronicle
Astros officially announce re-affiliation with Express - Houston Chronicle
Mariners thump Astros to win season series against AL West rivals - Seattle Times
Hinch doesn’t want to discuss playoffs until Astros clinch spot - Houston Chronicle
The Astros had a bad night - SportsRadio 610
Mariners rout Astros 9-0 to take season series from Houston - Associated Press
Mariners hand Astros rare September loss - Reuters
Young Astros fan meets stranger who gave her his Astros replica ring - KPRC-TV
Orbit gave Seattle's Jean Segura a free haircut - Astros.com
McCullers has 'another good day' with sim game - Astros.com
Orbit gave Segura a free haircut - Astros.com
Astros stalled on road to postseason clinch - Astros.com
Osuna's assault case hearing delayed again - Houston Chronicle
Reddick back in Astros lineup after having sore Achilles - Houston Chronicle
Hinch on struggling Correa: 'He's not feeling great' - Houston Chronicle
Rondon's late struggles, injury are 'unrelated' - Houston Chronicle
Astros come up empty in shutout loss to Mariners - Houston Chronicle
M's Blank Astros, 9-0
- Astros Daily
A way-too-early set of 25-man playoff roster predictions - Houston Press
Gonzalez’s homer helps Astros eliminate Mariners from AL West - Associated Press
Spot starter James, Astros shut out Mariners - Reuters
3-year-old fighting cancer gets Astros World Series ring - KTRK-TV
No defense, no answer for Astros rookie, no runs in Mariners loss - Tacoma News Tribune
Astros make perfect sense for the Express - Austin American-Statesman
Astros fan gives replica ring to 11-year-old after she loses hers during game - KTRK-TV
Express to rejoin Astros pro baseball family, according to reports - Austin Business Journal
Keuchel seeks more quality work vs. Seattle - Astros.com
Astros instructional league roster, schedule - Astros.com
Astros part ways with 4 minor league coaches - Astros.com
McCullers has 'another good day' with sim game - Astros.com
James' strong start puts Astros closer to clinch - Astros.com
Astros part ways with minor-league managers Linares, Ensberg - Houston Chronicle
Astros keep Reddick out of lineup with Achilles pain - Houston Chronicle
McCullers throws simulated game, no return date set - Houston Chronicle
Astros bounce back with shutout win over Mariners - Houston Chronicle
Lost At Sea
- Astros Daily
Here are the Astros' magic numbers to clinch postseason berth, division title - KPRC-TV
Reddick exits with discomfort, Astros bullpen stumbles vs. Mariners - SportsRadio 610
Vogelbach’s pinch-hit grand slam gives Mariners win to open series in Houston - Seattle Times
16-year-old cancer survivor sings national anthem at Astros game - KPRC-TV
Vogelbach plays hero with pinch-hit grand slam - Tacoma News Tribune
Express to reaffiliate; signs point to Astros partnership - Austin American-Statesman
James gets another start in clash with Seattle - Astros.com
Sore ankle takes Reddick out early vs. Mariners - Astros.com
Slam prevents Astros from eliminating Seattle - Astros.com
Astros to give James a start, push Cole back - Houston Chronicle
Astros and Express move a step closer to finalizing Class AAA deal - Houston Chronicle
Reddick lifted from Monday's game with ankle discomfort - Houston Chronicle
Voegelbach's grand slam edges Mariners past Astros in front of sellout crowd - Houston Chronicle
Seattle Slam Stuns Astros
- Astros Daily
Morton unsure how long he'll continue career - MLB Trade Rumors
Upton shows off adorable baby bump during busy weekend - KHOU-TV
Astros, Mariners looking to win season series - Sports Xchange
While the Astros' starting outfield isn't perfect, it's more than sufficient - Forbes
Astros go up 4.5 on A's after series win against D-Backs - Houston Press
Astros finally get some padding in division lead after 5-1 week - SportsMap
Each team's 2018 breakout player - Astros.com
JV, Puig earn Player of the Week honors - Astros.com
Verlander named AL's Player of the Week - Houston Chronicle
Verlander dominates Diamondbacks, Astros extend division lead - SportsRadio 610
Astros vs Mariners preview - Hero Sports
Astros edge D’backs 5-4 to extend AL West lead - Associated Press
Sloppy Diamondbacks end trip with loss to Astros - Arizona Republic
Grizzlies, Astros part ways - Fresno Bee
Grizzlies split from Astros, look for new affiliation for 2019 - KFSN-TV
Astros giving away World Series replica rings during game against Mariners - KTRK-TV
Rookie Valdez counters vet LeBlanc in opener - Astros.com
Astros may name new Triple-A affiliate this week - Astros.com
Verlander fans 11 as Astros extend AL West lead - Astros.com
Astros, Grizzlies to end affiliation - Houston Chronicle
Tucker rewarded with call-up after impressive minor league season - Houston Chronicle
Devenski's inclusion on Astros’ postseason roster in doubt - Houston Chronicle
Astros survive late comeback to defeat Diamondbacks - Houston Chronicle
Astros Hold On To Nip Arizona
- Astros Daily
Bregman happy with Astros but miffed D-backs didn’t draft him No. 1 - Arizona Republic
D-backs pay for sloppy play against Astros - dbacks.com
Springer helps Astros beat D-backs 10-4, extend AL West lead - Associated Press
Astros speed into series finale with Diamondbacks - Sports Xchange
Diamondbacks drop another clunker, fall to Astros - Arizona Republic
Morton is a joy to watch - Houston Chronicle
JV-Greinke duel on tap in series finale - Astros.com
Astros give speedy Straw his first call to bigs - Astros.com
Astros thump D-backs, pad AL West lead - Astros.com
Astros call up outfielder Myles Straw from AAA Fresno - Houston Chronicle
McCullers completes bullpen session as he progresses toward return - Houston Chronicle
Astros set starting rotation for Mariners series - Houston Chronicle
Astros bounce back to thump Diamondbacks - Houston Chronicle
Astros Handle Snakes; Regain Ground On A's
- Astros Daily
Morton scheduled to start for Houston against Arizona - Associated Press
Jay triples in 8th, D-backs top Astros 4-2, races tighten - Associated Press
Striking a pose sets tone for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Bizarre triple lifts Diamondbacks to much-needed win over Astros - Arizona Republic
Peacock shares how he contracted hand, foot and mouth disease - Larry Brown Sports
Morton eyes career-high 15th win vs. D-backs - Astros.com
Peacock cleared to resume baseball activities - Astros.com
Springer day to day after injuring shoulder - Astros.com
West gets tighter as Astros fall late - Astros.com
Peacock cleared for baseball activities - Houston Chronicle
Smith recalls time spent with Mets' David Wright - Houston Chronicle
Correa grinding through career-worst slump - Houston Chronicle
Astros open series against Diamondbacks with loss - Houston Chronicle
Springer day-to-day with shoulder injury - Houston Chronicle
Snakes Snatch Series Opener
- Astros Daily
Top-heavy AL standings could make for epic October as contenders ready for playoffs - Washington Post
Astros return from another successful trip to face D-backs - Sports Xchange
McCullers. wishes he pitched 100 years ago - Astros.com
Diamondbacks visit Houston to take on defending World Series champion Astros - Arizona Republic
1.47 September ERA speaks volumes for Astros’ bullpen - Houston Chronicle
Astros probably biggest threat to Red Sox in AL [audio] - TSN.ca
Osuna and Pressly are thriving - Forbes
Astros are still the team to beat in the AL - Baseball Essential
Verlander: No 'ill will' vs. Detroit Tigers over 2015 injury - Detroit Free Press
Bregman stares into souls of fans - Astros.com
Alvarez boosted stock with strong season - Astros.com
Astros promote Taubman to assistant GM - Astros.com
Bregman's deep desire to improve paying off - Astros.com
Astros promote Brandon Taubman to assistant general manager - Houston Chronicle
McCullers plays catch with fan in Detroit - WXYZ-TV
Astros hold off Tigers - Associated Press
[BC] Astros’ sparse style in Buies Creek a success - Fayetteville Observer
Bregman’s storybook season continues as Astros sweep Tigers - Houston Chronicle
Tigers play Astros close - again - but lose, 5-4 - again - Detroit Free Press
Tigers swept by Astros - Detroit News
This Astros fan hit the batting cages dressed in a full tequila sunrise suit - MLB.com
[BC] Astros walk off with Mills Cup title - MiLB.com
Keuchel set as Astros seek 4th straight win - Astros.com
Callis projects Whitley as No. 4 prospect in '19 - Astros.com
Tough calls await for Astros' postseason 'pen - Astros.com
Bregman's milestone game spurs Astros' sweep - Astros.com
Astros push back Morton's scheduled start to Saturday - Houston Chronicle
Buies Creek Astros capture Carolina League title - Houston Chronicle
Bregman reaches milestones as Astros complete sweep of Tigers - Houston Chronicle
Cole toils through short outing against Tigers - Houston Chronicle
Astros Sweep Tigers, A's Keep Pace
- Astros Daily
Astros continue road dominance in Detroit - Houston Press
Zimmermann gets 'punched in mouth' by Astros homers - Detroit News
Altuve, Astros slip by Tigers, 5-4 - Associated Press
Astros look to Cole to seal sweep in Detroit - Astros.com
Buies Creek captures Carolina League crown - Astros.com
McCullers throws 40 pitches in 'very positive' day - Astros.com
Gattis, White rock matching looks in dugout - Astros.com
Astros' 3 homers enough to hold off Tigers - Astros.com
McCullers scheduled to face live hitters - Houston Chronicle
Astros give Springer a scheduled off day Tuesday - Houston Chronicle
Astros' deep bullpen helps secure victory over Tigers - Houston Chronicle
Bullpen Bails Out Astros
- Astros Daily
Two super fans win best dressed at Astros game - KTRK-TV
Astros focus on present, Tigers on future - Sports Xchange
Altuve 'good to play' after knee injury against Tigers - Houston Chronicle
Peacock diagnosed with hand, foot and mouth disease - Houston Chronicle
McCullers scheduled to face live hitters - Houston Chronicle
Verlander saluted back in Detroit, Astros beat Tigers 3-2 - Associated Press
Report: Yankees, Red Sox, Astros reached out to MLB over Donaldson trade to Indians - Sports Illustrated
‘I’m tired of these questions’: Astros manager insists the wrong call was upheld against Red Sox - Boston Globe
Astros blast MLB for controversial home plate call in Red Sox game - NESN
Astros send rookie Valdez to take on Tigers - Astros.com
AJ: MLB will do 'thorough review' of replay call - Astros.com
Verlander smiles watching Tigers' video tribute - Astros.com
Verlander fans 10, aces return to Detroit - Astros.com
Hinch on replay review: 'I still think they got it wrong' - Houston Chronicle
James could be available to pitch in relief on Tuesday - Houston Chronicle
Astros take down Tigers in Verlander's return to Detroit - Houston Chronicle
Altuve 'good to play' after knee injury against Tigers - Houston Chronicle
Emotional Verlander Stops Old Mates
- Astros Daily
Reddick tweets picture of apparent blown call in Boston - The Score
Replay umps blow key call in Astros-Red Sox game - NBC Sports
A look at the Houston sports fans who invaded Boston - Houston Chronicle
Red Sox avoid sweep by Astros - Associated Press
Red Sox avoid sweep versus Astros - WBZ-TV
Verlander, Astros come rolling into Detroit from Boston - Associated Press
Red Sox avert sweep with walkoff win vs. Astros - Boston Globe
Red Sox avoid sweep with walkoff win vs. Astros - Boston Herald
Red Sox-Astros series left us wanting more in October - ESPN
Texans channel Astros during pregame warmup - Astros.com
Tucker drives in two for Fresno - Astros.com
Tri-City wins third New York-Penn League title - Astros.com
Verlander to make 1st visiting start vs. Tigers - Astros.com
Astros storm back before Red Sox walk off - Astros.com
49ers’ Dante Pettis, son of Astros coach, gets TD on first career reception - Houston Chronicle
Cora makes good on bet with Bregman - Houston Chronicle
Red Sox snag walkoff win over Astros in series finale - Houston Chronicle
BoSox Avoid Sweep With 6-5 Walk-Off
- Astros Daily
McCullers beginning to see improvement on forearm strain - Yard Barker
Bregman homer helps Astros top Red Sox; Houston goes for sweep Sunday - Associated Press
Astros, not the Red Sox, are baseball’s measuring stick - Houston Chronicle
Champ Astros topple Red Sox again, 5-3 - Boston Herald
Astros seek sweep of Sox behind Keuchel - Astros.com
JV anticipating 'exciting, weird' return to Detroit - Astros.com
Bukauskas spins six strong for Corpus Christi - Astros.com
McCullers' first full 'pen session a success - Astros.com
Astros make bobsled team for Bregman's HR - Astros.com
Springer cracks up at Gurriel stuck in netting - Astros.com
Astros hold off Sox to capture 7th straight W - Astros.com
McCullers 'felt really good' during light bullpen session - Houston Chronicle
Correa: Back injury 'playing role' in offensive slide - Houston Chronicle
Marisnick rescues Astros in win over Red Sox - Houston Chronicle
Astros, Morton Darn Sox Again, 5-3
- Astros Daily
Astros rough up bullpen to beat Red Sox in opener - Boston Globe
Red Sox fans let Astros fans take over Fenway - NBC sports
Morton set to return for Astros vs. Red Sox - Stats
Cole contains Red Sox - Houston Chronicle
Red Sox beaten by Astros, 6-3 - Field Level Media
Rodriguez set to face Morton, Astros in Game 2 - NESN
Red Sox bullpen fails early test against Astros - Eagle-Tribune
Astros rally, overcome Price, Red Sox sixth win in row - Associated Press
Bullpen struggles in 6-3 loss to Astros - NESN
Bullpen blows up again as Red Sox fall to Astros - Boston Herald
Houston fans invade New England for Red Sox-Astros; Boston fans react - NESN
Football jersey road trip for the Astros with much love for the Texans - KPRC-TV
Morton faces tough foe in return from DL - Astros.com
Hinch sends James to 'pen for Boston series - Astros.com
Astros pour it on late for 6th straight win - Astros.com
Astros to take fifth starter role on 'series by series' basis - Houston Chronicle
Astros hopeful Gonzalez will return to lineup Saturday - Houston Chronicle
Hooks hit 4 consecutive home runs - Houston Chronicle
Astros rally past Red Sox to take series opener - Houston Chronicle
Astros Rally Late To Stun BoSox, 6-3
- Astros Daily
Unstoppable force meets immovable object as Red Sox host Astros - CLNS Media
Here are the pitching matchups for the Red Sox-Astros series - Boston Globe
A new Astros souvenir that promises a buzz - Houston Chronicle
Are Red Sox or Astros the team to beat in American League? - CLNS Media
Express focus shifts to Rangers/Astros decision - Austin American-Statesman
On deck: Astros at Red Sox - Houston Chronicle
Astros rock football jerseys for start of NFL season - KTRK-TV
Red Sox and Astros present super matchup this weekend - Boston Herald
Astros-Red Sox series pits No. 1 pitching staff vs. No. 1 offense - Houston Chronicle
Julks lifts [BC] Astros to 3-1 win - Fayetteville Observer
Astros visit Red Sox for matchup of division leaders - ESPN
Red Sox host Astros in clash of World Series odds favorites - NESN
Games in New England for Astros, Texans intriguing but not pivotal - Houston Chronicle
Curveball confidence a difference maker for Pressly - Houston Chronicle
Astros ‘a complete team,’ says Cora - Boston Globe
Bregman powering himself into MVP race - Houston Chronicle
Series Preview: Red Sox vs. Astros - Over the Monster
3 things that worry us about the Astros and 3 things that don't - Houston Press
The high-spin secret weapon in Astros' bullpen - Astros.com
Most pressing questions for Astros, AL West - Astros.com
Bregman, Astros take Dugout Stare to new level - Astros.com
Remembering the old 'exploding scoreboard' at the Astrodome - Houston Chronicle
Warren to be inducted into Astros' Media Wall of Honor - Houston Chronicle
Things to know about Alex Bregman, the newest Astros folk hero - Houston Chronicle
Wiebe at home with Astros organization - Brandon Sun
Bregman, Astros riddle Twins again for series sweep - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Galveston College baseball player who saved brother from drowning honored by Astros - KTRK-TV
Sizzling Bregman carries Astros past Twins - Reuters
Bregman homers, has 5 RBIs as Astros crush Twins - Associated Press
Red Sox turn to Price, look to continue win streak vs. Astros - NESN
Next hearing on Osuna's assault case set for Sept. 19 - Houston Chronicle
Twins deploy 4-man outfield against Bregman - Houston Chronicle
Cole aims to stay hot vs. AL East leaders - Astros.com
Morton expected to return against Red Sox - Astros.com
Bregman fuels Astros' sweep with HR, 5 RBIs - Astros.com
Correa gets chance to reset with day off - Houston Chronicle
Morton expected to start for Astros on Saturday - Houston Chronicle
Bregman puts on a show as Astros sweep Twins - Houston Chronicle
Bregman mimics James Harden's walk-off GIF - Houston Chronicle
Bregman, Astros Get Over 'Izzi', 9-1
- Astros Daily
Clutch stats show Lindor, Bregman deserve MVP consideration - CBS Sports
Astros announce 6th and final replica World Series ring giveaway - KPRC-TV
Why Cora isn't playing it safe against Astros - WEEI
Astros schedule another World Series ring giveaway for fans - Houston Chronicle
Osuna’s assault case adjourned for two weeks - Toronto Star
Bregman, Gurriel, Astros beat Twins 5-2 for 4th win in row - Associated Press
Five new dugout celebrations the Astros should try after Alex Bregman hits a home run - MLB.com
Astros have May figured out - Houston Chronicle
Astros, finally healthy, surging at right time - Sporting News
Ex-Twin Ryan Pressly admires Astros' approach - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Verlander fans eight as Astros top Twins - Reuters
Buies Creek Astros face Dash in playoff - Fayetteville Observer
May (opener) and Stewart (follower) ready to face Astros - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain talks about baseball's connection with 'Don't Stop Believin'' - Astros.com
Valdez looking to stay hot against Twins - Astros.com
Astros call up Davis, Deetz to bolster roster - Astros.com
Verlander notches 14th win as Astros cruise - Astros.com
Astros call up Davis, Deetz - Houston Chronicle
Rondon expected to throw Wednesday; other injury updates - Houston Chronicle
Bregman's 3 doubles lead Astros past Twins - Houston Chronicle
Bregman, Gurriel Key 5-2 Victory
- Astros Daily
John Krasinski's Jack Ryan name drops Astros' Dallas Keuchel - Houston Chronicle
Thoughts on Valdez - Minor League Ball
Preview: Twins at Astros - Sports Xchange
Rondon's injury a 'very scary moment' - Houston Chronicle
Upton hosts pet adoption event in Houston with Astros hubby Verlander - Daily Mail
If Round Rock becomes the Astros’ Triple A affiliate, where would the Rangers turn? - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Morton nominated for Clemente Award - Astros.com
Does Houston currently have the best collection of sports stars at one time? - Houston Chronicle
Attorney hopes to resolve Osuna's assault case later this month - Houston Chronicle
Astros call up Davis, Deetz - Houston Chronicle
Astros fan curious why he was kicked out of game over domestic violence sign - KTRK-TV
Bregman homers in third straight game as Astros beat Twins - Associated Press
Twins fall 4-1 to Astros - St. Paul Pioneer Press
Astros honoring college baseball teen who drowned saving his younger brother - KTRK-TV
Astros-Red Sox, Yankees-A's among playoff previews this week - Sports Illustrated
Keuchel, Bregman lead Astros past Twins - Reuters
Gibson makes a few but costly mistakes in 4-1 loss to Astros - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Verlander set to duel with Twins' bullpen - Astros.com
Keuchel cruises behind Bregman, Yuli HRs - Astros.com
Astros perform curling bit for Bregman's HR - Astros.com
Morton on track for Saturday return from DL - Astros.com
Beer hits 12th homer of season - Astros.com
Astros wearing 'Houston Strong' patches vs. Twins - Houston Chronicle
James could get another start for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Altuve gets day off - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel shines as Astros top Twins - Houston Chronicle
Hinch on Rondon: 'We've avoided the catastrophe injury' - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel, Homers Pace 4-1 Triumph
- Astros Daily
Cole serves up his slider - Houston Chronicle
Astros spoil Ohtani's pitching return - Associated Press
Astros get past Angels, Ohtani - Reuters
Bregman, Cora up the ante on LSU-Miami game with wager - Sports Illustrated
Verlander and Upton host dog adoption event before Astros' Dog Day - USA Today
Dogs take over MMP - KTRK-TV
Express focus shifts to upcoming Rangers/Astros decision - Austin American-Statesman
Bukauskas stars in Corpus Christi debut - Astros.com
Keuchel on hot streak as Twins arrive in Houston - Astros.com
Bullpen of the Week: Astros - Astros.com
Verlander, Upton host dog-adoption event - Astros.com
Springer, Astros spoil Ohtani's return - Astros.com
Astros extend affiliation with Quad Cities - Houston Chronicle
McCann feels 'great' after return to Astros - Houston Chronicle
Verlander, Upton raise awareness for dog adoption - Houston Chronicle
Pair of dingers power Astros past Angels in series finale - Houston Chronicle
Cole Wins 13th In 4-2 Test Over Angels
- Astros Daily
Baytown teen fighting cancer gets royal treatment from Astros - Baytown Sun
James shows flashes of excellence in no-decision for Astros in MLB debut - South Florida Sun-Sentinel
White’s 2-run double helps Astros to win over Angels - Associated Press
Little Astros fan gets ultimate apology after being hit by Bregman line drive - KHOU-TV
Astros score 5 in 8th, steal win over Angels - Reuters
Cole wraps series vs. Ohtani, Angels - Astros.com
Astros activate McCann, Marisnick; call up 2 - Astros.com
Astros rally late for win after James' 9-K debut - Astros.com
Astros switch Bregman, Altuve in batting order - Houston Chronicle
Maldonado, Ohtani square off Sunday in friendly rivalry - Houston Chronicle
Astros tasked with juggling 3 catchers - Houston Chronicle
Howe inducted into Wyoming Athletic Hall of Fame - Houston Chronicle
James makes strong MLB debut as Astros trounce Angels - Houston Chronicle
Five-Run 8th KOs Angels
- Astros Daily
Simmons' two-run homer helps Angels beat Astros 3-0 - Associated Press
Astros stars surprise new pitcher for charity - Houston Chronicle
Angels take measures to block Astros from relaying signs - Larry Brown Sports
Hinch earned contract extension - Forbes
Justin Verlander, Astros ready for another title run - Washington Post
What would you name this Houston Astros boy band? - MLB.com
Rookie looks to aid Astros' postseason push - Astros.com
Beer enjoys big night for Buies Creek - Astros.com
Astros tab James for MLB debut vs. Halos - Astros.com
Astros' division lead dips with loss to Angels - Astros.com
Astros announce fifth World Series ring giveaway - Houston Chronicle
James to make first MLB start Saturday - Houston Chronicle
Correa looks to break out of slump - Houston Chronicle
Astros extend affiliation with Tri-City ValleyCats through 2020 - Houston Chronicle
Astros blanked in second straight loss to Angels - Houston Chronicle
Bats Absent Again In Whitewash Loss
- Astros Daily
Heaney's six scoreless lead Angels to 5-2 win over Astros - Los Angeles Times
Heaney gets rare road win as Angels top Astros - Reuters
Bregman posts behind-the-wheel rendition of 'Under the Bridge' - KTRK-TV
Gunman robs MMP employee during Astros game - KTRK-TV
Ohtani scheduled to return to mound Sunday vs. Astros - Yahoo Sports
Astros extend Hinch’s contract - Houston Business Journal
World Champion Astros keep Hinch through 2022 - Associated Press
Hinch will lead Astros to more championships - Yard Barker
Verlander dealt loss as Astros' bats fall short - Astros.com
Devenski returns to different role in Astros bullpen - Houston Chronicle
Ohtani to return to mound against Astros - Houston Chronicle
Hinch mum on Saturday's starter - Houston Chronicle
Whitley headed to Fall League - Houston Chronicle
Astros drop series opener against Angels - Houston Chronicle
Halos Get To Verlander, Drop Astros
- Astros Daily
Hinch a perfect fit with Astros for a long time - Houston Chronicle
Oakland pitcher disses Houston and Great White delivers the walk-off last laugh - Paper City
Roller coaster Astros season has many twists and turns to come - SportsMap
Astros take two from A's, lead AL West - Houston Press
Whitley headlines Astros in Fall League - Astros.com
5 guys to watch in AL West as rosters expand - Astros.com
Haiden Land, 15-year-old Astros fan fighting cancer, adds to her 'Stros bucket list - KTRK-TV
A’s drop series to Astros in heartbreaking fashion - Fairfield Daily Republic
Series Preview: Angels vs. Astros - Fox Sports West
Astros perform what is now a signature synchronized celebration (again) - USA Today
Astros stun A's with walk-off home run for 5-4 victory - San Jose Mercury News
Stability atop batting order should allow Astros to reboot their dynamic offense - Forbes
White's walk-off home run gives Astros win and 2.5-game lead over Athletics in AL West - Associated Press
A’s rotation shows cracks in series loss to Astros - Houston Chronicle
Breaking down remaining schedules for A's, Astros, Mariners - NBC Bay Area
White walk-off extends Astros' division lead - SportsRadio 610
White's big fly sets MLB walk-off home run record - Sporting News
Morton goes on DL with shoulder discomfort - ESPN
JV up first vs. Angels at MMP - Astros.com
Morton placed on DL; Devenski activated - Astros.com
Kemp saves Verlander from gum bucket beaning - Astros.com
Astros to announce extension for Hinch - Astros.com
White walks off, Astros build on AL West lead - Astros.com
White powers Astros to huge walkoff win over Oakland - Houston Chronicle
Astros, Hinch agree to contract extension - Houston Chronicle
White Walk-Off Wins Wild West Series
- Astros Daily
Former Astros player addresses Hitler image posted five years ago - Houston Chronicle
Osuna opens up about domestic assault charge, second chance in Houston - USA Today
2019 spring, regular-season schedules are ready - Astros.com
Looking back at Astros' best stretch-drive run - Astros.com
Spring Training schedules set for 2019 - Astros.com
Morton placed on DL; Devenski activated - Astros.com
Astros accused of stealing from rivals - Houston Chronicle
Astros place Morton on disabled list - Houston Chronicle
Astros unveil 2019 spring training schedule - Houston Chronicle
Martini delivers in ninth to help A’s beat Astros - San Francisco Chronicle
A's break tie in 9th inning to beat Astros 4-3 - Associated Press
A's edge Astros, tighten West race again - Reuters
White makes a great 7th impression for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros' offense has been carried by Bregman - Sports Daily
Altuve, Springer, McCullers and more fête Smith's HelpCureHD luncheon - Houston Chronicle
Tucker continues homer barrage - Astros.com
Keuchel looks to keep A's at bay in finale - Astros.com
Luhnow sees no need for waiver deal this year - Astros.com
Astros' streak snapped after 'pen falters in 9th - Astros.com
Whitley placed on DL - Houston Chronicle
Luhnow sees 'no clear missing piece' for Astros as waiver trade deadline looms - Houston Chronicle
Tucker will get September call-up, but making Astros' playoff roster is uncertain - Houston Chronicle
Osuna gives up late run as Astros fall to Athletics - Houston Chronicle
A's Even Series; Move Within 1-1/2 Games
- Astros Daily
Astros perform hilarious, coordinated staredown - USA Today
Anderson wonders if Astros were stealing signs - Larry Brown Sports
A's and Anderson crumble in the middle innings, Astros cruise to 11-4 comeback win - San Francisco Examiner
Cole puts his foot down - Houston Chronicle
Real or not? Astros' romp is bad news for rest of the AL - ESPN
Astros provide reminder of how potent healthy lineup can be - Houston Chronicle
Delightful clown show opens up flood gates in A's-Astros - Deadspin
Astros fan rocks replica championship ring for a hat - KTRK-TV
Anderson, bullpen wobble in A’s 11-4 loss to Astros - San Francisco Chronicle
Flight passengers soar with Astros #DugoutStareChallenge - KTRK-TV
Tucker blasts off for weekly award - MiLB.com
Morton faces A's as Astros look to pad West lead - Astros.com
Kemp explains Astros' 'Dream Crushing' shirts - Astros.com
Reddick takes scenic route to third base - Astros.com
Here's how Astros landed Verlander last August - Astros.com
Astros getting healthy in time for stretch run - Astros.com
Astros win 6th straight, rout A's with 2 big rallies - Astros.com
Pressly 'an analytical dream' for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Springer back in Astros lineup, but not fully healthy - Houston Chronicle
Astros expect McCann to return by the weekend - Houston Chronicle
Astros pull away from A's to take opener in pivotal series - Houston Chronicle
Astros Spot 4, Roar Back On A's
- Astros Daily
A's vs. Astros: What you need to know about the most important AL West showdown of the season - CBS Sports
A series win against A's massively increases Astros' chances to lock up division - SportsMap
A recent victory in Oakland might prove significant as the Astros continue their postseason push - Forbes
Astros offense resurfaces as A's come to town - Houston Press
McHugh is most overlooked player on Astros - Astros.com
Tucker makes Pipeline Team of the Week - Astros.com
Astros' giveaways, promotions for huge 10-game homestand - Houston Chronicle
Healthy Altuve makes Astros the play versus the A’s - New York Post
A’s, Astros meet for final series of the season - Sports Xchange
Astros coming home on win streak - Associated Press
Pivotal series against A's looms - Houston Chronicle
Astros complete three-game sweep of Angels - Reuters
One bad inning costs Pena as Angels lose another to Astros - Daily Breeze
Tucker's walkoff homer secures division for AAA Fresno - Houston Chronicle
Verlander says meal on viral receipt was comped by hotel - Associated Press
Astros back home for showdown with A's - Astros.com
Astros push back McCullers' mound work - Astros.com
A-Breg reaches in 45th straight road game - Astros.com
Astros win 5th straight in Valdez's first start - Astros.com
McCullers won't throw a bullpen 'any time soon,' Hinch says - Houston Chronicle
Tucker's walkoff homer secures division for Class AAA Fresno - Houston Chronicle
Springer set to start Monday - Houston Chronicle
Valdez shines in first MLB start as Astros sweep Angels - Houston Chronicle
Valdez, 'Pen Complete Sweep Of Halos
- Astros Daily
Angels lose 8-3 to Astros - Associated Press
A grind-it-out game for Verlander - Houston Chronicle
Astros end road trip at Angels - Sports Xchange
Ohtani's homer only bright spot for Angels in 8-3 loss to Astros - Los Angeles Times
Astros top Angels, run winning streak to 4 - Reuters
Astros hope Springer will return Monday - Houston Chronicle
Hinch jokingly dons 'Coach' on jersey - Houston Chronicle
Gonzalez leads the way as Astros beat Angels - Houston Chronicle
Valdez faces Angels in first career start - Astros.com
Tucker hits walk-off for Fresno - Astros.com
A-Breg extends streak as Astros back JV early - Astros.com
Altuve may miss finale after hit by pitch - Astros.com
Astros' bats give JV a varsity effort - Astros.com
Verlander, Bats Attack Angels 8-3
- Astros Daily
Gonzalez hits grand slam, Keuchel solid in Astros' win - Associated Press
Gonzalez cranks grand slam - Houston Chronicle
Trout's return wasn't enough for Angels in 9-3 loss to Astros - Los Angeles Times
Gonzalez's slam powers Astros past Angels, 9-3 - Reuters
Maldonado on the upswing as he visits former club - Houston Chronicle
P-6 Farms unveils super-sized Astros corn maze ahead of the fall season - KTRK-TV
Astros minor leaguer suspended for PED use - Houston Chronicle
Verlander dropped with $1 million lunch bill in Beverly Hills for being a 'Dodger Killer' - KTRK-TV
Verlander looks to continue Big A dominance - Astros.com
Tucker continues homer barrage for Fresno - Astros.com
Check out Astros' 2019 schedule - Astros.com
Verlander's WS title cost him $1 million? - Astros.com
Springer remains out with sore left quad - Astros.com
Astros' PW power backs Keuchel at Big A - Astros.com
Springer misses 4th consecutive game - Houston Chronicle
Valdez to make first MLB start Sunday - Houston Chronicle
Marisnick begins rehab assignment - Houston Chronicle
Whitley scratched from AA start with injury - Houston Chronicle
Astros kick off Players' Weekend with win over Angels - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel, Gonzalez Pace 9-3 Win
- Astros Daily
Could Bregman be the face of baseball? - Fansided
Astros hold onto slim lead in AL West - Houston Press
Sources: Springer’s injury worse than reported; thumb is 'unstable' - SportsMap
White refines crushing approach - The Runner Sports
Bregman calls on Astros fans for best #DugoutStareChallenge video - KTRK-TV
Astros’ offense on unfortunate record pace with 125 double plays - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel looks to continue success against Angels - Stats
Astros Top 20 prospects for 2018: mid-season review - Minor League Ball
Series preview: Angels vs. Astros - Associated Press
Astros starting to have a familiar look about them again - Houston Chronicle
Houston, we do not have a problem - The Ringer
Schreiber relishes return to Fox Cities to play in front of family, friends - Appleton (WI) Post Crescent
'Bregman stare' reaches critical mass - KTRK-TV
Tucker stays red-hot for Fresno - Astros.com
Marwin among AL West's most indispensable - Astros.com
Astros squad stares down camera in new meme - Houston Chronicle
Mariners unable to complete comeback, fall to Astros - Seattle Times
Maldonado, White homer as Astros beat Mariners 10-7 - Associated Press
McCann feeling good as he comes back from knee surgery - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Bregman bobblehead sale draws Astros fans a day early - KTRK-TV
A's have Astros just where they want them - Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Slumping Mariners blasted by Astros - Tacoma News Tribune
Mariners can’t overcome big early deficit, lose to Astros - Everett (WA) Herald
Osuna earns save as Astros hold off Mariners, 10-7 - Reuters
Keuchel toes rubber to open Players' Weekend - Astros.com
Check out Astros' 2019 schedule - Astros.com
Astros' dugout poses for camera after White HR - Astros.com
Springer not in lineup for third straight game - Astros.com
Astros outslug Mariners to regain AL West lead - Astros.com
Astros to open 2019 on road, will play series in Mexico - Houston Chronicle
Astros' 12 best home series of the 2019 baseball season - Houston Chronicle
Springer out again, but could return soon - Houston Chronicle
Marisnick, McCullers progressing in recoveries - Houston Chronicle
Astros pound 17 hits, escape with win over Mariners - Houston Chronicle
Houston Bashes M's, Grabs Back Lead
- Astros Daily
Mariners don’t have enough in reserve, lose to Astros - Seattle Times
Mariners send out rested Gonzales to face Astros - Sports Xchange
Reddick's HR helps Astros beat Mariners 3-2 - Associated Press
Bullpening and openers worked for Astros better than Mariners - Tacoma News Tribune
Hinch won’t limit himself on Astros closer deployment - Houston Chronicle
Morton to start Seattle rubber match - Astros.com
Astros tab Osuna as closer, replacing Rondon - Astros.com
Altuve activated from disabled list - Astros.com
Astros overcome 6 DPs, edge M's in 'pen battle - Astros.com
Altuve returns to Astros' lineup after 21-game absence - Houston Chronicle
Astros call up Framber Valdez to pitch Tuesday night - Houston Chronicle
Valdez helps lift Astros past Mariners in major league debut - Houston Chronicle
Astros Nip Mariners, 3-2; Remain In Tie
- Astros Daily
Altuve returns to Astros' lineup after 21-game absence - Houston Chronicle
Altuve to come off DL right when Astros need him most - Associated Press
Osuna set to take over as Astros' primary closer - Reuters
Tigers-Astros game on Monday, September 10 to start at 6:10 p.m. - 97.1 the Ticket
Astros add pitcher Framber Valdez to 25-man roster - Houston Chronicle
Valdez set for inaugural callup - Astros.com
Hinch looks to maintain Astros success - San Diego Union-Tribune
Altuve set to return for Astros vs Mariners Tuesday - Stats
Hinch names Osuna closer for rest of season - ESPN
Astros push deep into August utilizing only five starters - Forbes
Cano’s go-ahead homer powers dramatic Mariners win over Astros - Tacoma News Tribune
Cano sparkles as Mariners defeat Astros 7-4 - Associated Press
Cano's 3-run HR carries Mariners over Astros, 7-4 - Reuters
Altuve pockets baseball from first Triple-A hit: 'I'm really proud' - ESPN
Springer out of lineup with tight quad - ESPN
Peacock to lead bullpen game vs. Mariners - Astros.com
Altuve kept ball from his first Triple-A hit - Astros.com
Springer scratched with left quad soreness - Astros.com
Hinch: Altuve set to return tonight vs. M's - Astros.com
Astros slip late vs. M's, fall into 1st place tie - Astros.com
Devenski, McCann work out with Astros during off day of rehab assignment - Houston Chronicle
Peacock to start Tuesday for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Hinch deciding on Tuesday night starter - Houston Chronicle
Astros send Tucker to Fresno, clear spot for Altuve - Houston Chronicle
Cano's late homer lifts Mariners past Astros - Houston Chronicle
Late Rally Downs Astros, 7-4
- Astros Daily
Astros won biggest game of the year on Sunday - SportsMap
Astros post another losing week, cling to small division lead - SportsMap
Verlander gets 200th win as Astros stave off sweep in Oakland - Houston Press
Astros escape Oakland with a win in their final try - Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Hernandez returns to Mariners' rotation vs. Astros - Stats
How the Astros’ power display kept the A’s from taking sole possession of first place - Bay Area News Group
200th win for Justin Verlander as Astros top A's - Associated Press
Laureano wants to prove Astros made a mistake trading him - San Francisco Chronicle
A’s allow five home runs, lose slugfest to Astros - San Jose Mercury News
Cole aims to add to K total in Seattle - Astros.com
Marisnick progresses toward rehab assignment - Astros.com
Verlander's 200th win puts Astros alone in first - Astros.com
Reddick clarifies comments regarding A's - Houston Chronicle
Marisnick progressing quickly through rehab on injured groin - Houston Chronicle
Astros take back first, give Verlander 200th win - Houston Chronicle
Five Bombs Support Verlander's 200th
- Astros Daily
A’s clobber Astros, move into tie for first in AL West - Bay Area News Group
A's host Astros with first place on the line - Yahoo Sports
A’s beat Astros to tie for AL West lead - Associated Press
JV goes for 200th win in Oakland finale - Astros.com
Altuve to begin rehab Sunday; return next week - Astros.com
Astros fall again, now tied with A's in AL West - Astros.com
A's notch 8 doubles to top Astros, pull into tie for AL West lead - Houston Chronicle
A's Catch Astros On 2-Hitter
- Astros Daily
Astros still mystified over call reversal - San Jose Mercury News
A's would tie for first with win over Astros - Stats
Astros face more than rivals in battle to repeat as champs - New York Post
This overturned call in the A's-Astros game is one of the more questionable ones you'll ever see - Golf Digest
Reddick: 'Pretty tired of getting screwed over by reviews' - The Score
Ex-Astros prospect Ramon Laureano finds home with A's - Houston Chronicle
A’s find big hit, gain ground on Astros with 4-3 walk-off win - San Francisco Examiner
Astros' road dominance puts them in rare air - MLB.com
Linares is a rising star for Astros - MiLB.com
Astros' AL West lead down to 1 after loss to A's - Astros.com
Bregman hit homer, stared into camera - Astros.com
Hinch on overturned call vs. A's: 'We'll move on' - Houston Chronicle
Altuve to begin rehab assignment with Triple-A Fresno - Houston Chronicle
Walk-off homer in 10th lifts A's over Astros - Houston Chronicle
Disputed Run, Walk-Off HR Push A's Within One
- Astros Daily
A's set for key showdown with Astros - Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Do the A’s have to sweep this next series to keep division hopes afloat? - Sacramento Bee
Lack of close games in 2018 good sign for Astros - SportsMap
This Astro is an AL West game-changer - Astros.com
Slumping Astros explode for 5 HRs in 12-1 romp of Rockies - Reuters
Post Oak goes with Astros rainbow jerseys at LLWS - Houston Chronicle
Morton starts opener of critical series vs. A's - Astros.com
Bukauskas spins a gem for Buies Creek - Astros.com
Martes out for season after TJ surgery - Astros.com
Altuve takes significant step toward returning - Astros.com
Correa wows himself with behind-the-back play - Astros.com
Astros hit season-high 5 HRs; Cole K's 12 in win - Astros.com
Martes undergoes Tommy John surgery - Houston Chronicle
Altuve takes batting practice; Springer 'certain to return' Friday - Houston Chronicle
Hinch remains mum on who will replace McCullers - Houston Chronicle
Astros blast Rockies to end MMP drought - Houston Chronicle
Astros Smash 5 Homers, End Skid
- Astros Daily
Unhealthy Astros host surging Rockies - Stats
2-year-old imitates Astros players' batting stance - KTRK-TV
Arenado belts 30th homer as Rockies subdue Astros - Reuters
Astros haven’t been the same team since Altuve was injured - Houston Chronicle
Cole looks to snap losing skid vs. Rockies - Astros.com
Whitley looks strong in return from DL - Astros.com
Astros' top August trade brought in future HOFer - Astros.com
Injury updates: Springer, Altuve, McCann - Astros.com
Verlander fans 11, but Astros' offense stymied - Astros.com
An update on the Astros' array of injuries - Houston Chronicle
Astros have decisions to make at catcher - Houston Chronicle
Astros lose to Rockies as home skid hits record 9 games - Houston Chronicle
Rockies Extend Houston's Woes
- Astros Daily
Astros remained afloat despite injury woes, but without Altuve, they look vulnerable - Forbes
My day covering the Astros with reporter Julia Morales - Sports Illustrated Kids
Despite struggles in August, Astros can still finish strong - Sports Map
Astros are family to Auburn baseball fan - Auburn Citizen
Streaky hitting coincides with Astros’ skid - Houston Chronicle
Don't get duped by fake parking attendants for Astros' games - KPRC-TV
How Martinez rose from ashes of Astros release to stardom - NBC Sports
Return of Springer can't come soon enough for struggling Astros [video] - SportsMap
AL West is the best divisional race in baseball - Sports Illustrated
Astros' August shaping up like 2017... almost - Houston Press
It's not time to panic, but Astros could use another bat - SportsMap
Astros have a disappointing 2-4 week as division lead shrinks - SportsMap
Inbox: Are Astros feeling the pressure? - Astros.com
Wounded Santa Fe HS officer John Barnes takes mound at Astros game - Houston Chronicle
Mariners get heroics from Haniger, Healy to complete 4-game sweep in Houston - Seattle Times
Healy, Mariners rally for 4-game sweep of Astros - Associated Press
Former Astros' legends admit nerves still got to them prior to exhibition Home Run Derby - MLB.com
Astros are a perfect example of how weird baseball can be - Sports Daily
Correa, Marwin turn stellar double play - Astros.com
MMP hosts HR derby for Astros legends - Astros.com
Alvarez homers; 4 hits for 4th-rounder McKenna - Astros.com
Marisnick (groin) to miss multiple weeks - Astros.com
Correa keys late rally, but Astros fall in extras - Astros.com
Astros' all-time lineup based on their baseball cards - Houston Chronicle
Marisnick could be out until September - Houston Chronicle
Whitley to start for Class AA Corpus Christi on Tuesday - Houston Chronicle
Scott defeats Biggio to win Alumni Home Run Derby - Houston Chronicle
Astros swept in extra-inning loss to Mariners, extend home skid to 8 - Houston Chronicle
Blown Save Gives M's Sweep Of Astros
- Astros Daily
Marisnick placed on DL; Tucker recalled - Astros.com
Mariners notch third victory in a row - Seattle Times
LeBlanc, Mariners ground Astros again - Reuters
Bregman to host meet and greet Sunday - KTRK-TV
Marisnick lands on DL; Astros call up Tucker - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel looks to take finale from Mariners - Astros.com
Astros host ex-players for Legends Weekend - Astros.com
Morton solid, but Astros' home skid continues - Astros.com
Optimistic Springer won't need rehab assignment - Houston Chronicle
Devenski nearing rehab assignment - Houston Chronicle
MMP drought continues with Astros' loss to Mariners - Houston Chronicle
Astros' all-time lineup based on their baseball cards - Houston Chronicle
Punchless Astros Drop 3rd Straight
- Astros Daily
Photos: Mariners, Astros throw back to 1979 - SportsLogos.net
Cruz's double in 8th helps Mariners beat Astros - Associated Press
Cruz’s double in 8th helps Mariners beat Astros 5-2 - Seattle Times
Morton, healing Astros host Mariners - Stats
Angels tentatively scheduled to face Astros in Mexico in 2019 - OC Register
Post Oak Little League team meets Astros ahead of World Series run - KPRC-TV
Altuve to miss rest of Astros' homestand - Houston Chronicle
Astros' trade for Osuna puts MLB domestic-violence policy in spotlight - New York Newsday
Astros legends to take part in home run derby before Sunday's game - KPRC-TV
Faith helps ex-Astro JR Richard after stroke, homelessness - Sacramento Bee
Morton eyes more success vs. Mariners - Astros.com
Altuve to run, test injured knee over weekend - Astros.com
Astros, Mariners bust out throwback unis - Astros.com
Correa returns vs. Mariners after 6 weeks out - Astros.com
Astros fall to M's, drop 6th straight at home - Astros.com
Astros taking advantage of Martin Maldonado's defensive prowess - Houston Chronicle
Hinch asks MLB for clarity with Verlander's balk - Houston Chronicle
Marisnick exits Astros game with injury - Houston Chronicle
Astros' offense offers little support in loss to MaAstros, Mariners bust out throwback unisriners - Houston Chronicle
Cruz Crushes Astros, 5-2
- Astros Daily
Mariners jump on Verlander early in 8-6 win over Astros - Associated Press
Correa expected back to face Mariners - Stats
Post Oak Little League to meet Houston Astros before World Series - KTRK-TV
Mariners jump on Verlander early in win over Astros - Seattle Times
Top third of Mariners' order takes down Astros - Reuters
Trio of prospects could help down the stretch - Astros.com
Cole to face M's with Correa set to return - Astros.com
Astros' nicknames for Players' Weekend - Astros.com
Correa set to return tonight after 6 weeks out - Astros.com
Verlander ejected after allowing 6 runs in loss - Astros.com
Astros believe batting was the culprit of McCullers' injury - Houston Chronicle
Osuna's role to develop slowly with Astros - Houston Chronicle
Verlander stumbles in Astros' loss to Mariners - Houston Chronicle
Verlander Stunned, Thumbed, Bummed
- Astros Daily
Justin Verlander says Kate Upton saved his career – and life - USA Today
Short-handed Astros are showing us why we should #NeverSettle - SportsMap
Correa completes stint with Hooks, Whitley progressing - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
The Astros' emerging superstar - FanGraphs
Astros bullpen served notice with a dominant eight-game stretch - Forbes
How will Astros fans react to Osuna's first home appearance? - SportsMap
Despite injuries, this Astros team is better than 2017 so far - Houston Press
Astros’ leader in helping others? The Alex Bregman he won’t let you see - The Runner Sports
Correa drives in run as Hooks win - KIII-TV
No Astros piece more important than A.J. Hinch - Houston Chronicle
Red Sox to play Astros on Sunday Night Baseball on Sept. 9 - Springfield (MA) Republican
Astros officials to meet with domestic violence groups - Houston Chronicle
Banged-up Astros brace for Mariners - Sports Xchange
Astros have array of fifth-starter options in McCullers’ absence - Houston Chronicle
Astros vs. Mariners preview - Sports Chat Place
World Series 2018 odds: Red Sox only slight favorites, Astros, Dodgers, Yankees are top contenders - International Business Times
Correa likely to return in weekend series - Associated Press
Correa plays with the Hooks on rehab - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Tucker homers again for Fresno - Astros.com
Biggio to compete in Astros' Legends Weekend HR Derby - Houston Chronicle
Verlander faces first opportunity for 200th career victory - Houston Chronicle
Jaquez leads GCL Astros to 4-3 win over GCL Mets - Associated Press
Hector Rondon's closing act - Houston Chronicle
Giants bullpen blows late 1-0 lead vs Astros for second straight game - NBC Sports Bay Area
Giants fail to capitalize on second-straight pitching gem, lose to Astros by one - USA Today
Verlander up against Paxton in AL West duel - Astros.com
Off-days arrive at perfect time for injured Astros - Astros.com
Bregman a pleasant surprise for Astros - Astros.com
Late big fly lifts Astros over Giants again - Astros.com
Boshers selected off waivers by Pirates - Houston Chronicle
Fisher's confidence renewed with recent call-up with Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros pull off another late-inning win over Giants - Houston Chronicle
In A Case Of Black vs White, White Wins
- Astros Daily
Astros getting by, seek sweep of Giants - Stats
Osuna makes first appearance for Astros - USA Today
Osuna picks up win after tossing perfect 8th in Astros debut - ESPN
Rookie Rodriguez dazzles Astros but bullpen betrays Giants - San Jose Mercury News
Giants blow 9th-inning lead, fall 3-1 to Astros - San Francisco Chronicle
McCullers likely out until September - Reuters
Concession stand catches fire before Giants vs. Astros game - KNBR-AM
With Osuna trade, Astros breach ‘zero tolerance’ policy - Austin American-Statesman
Beer named Astros Minor League player of month - TigerNet.com
Correa likely in Hooks lineup when they return home - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Astros still struggling to justify Osuna trade as closer officially joins roster - Yahoo Sports
Tucker, Alvarez homer for Fresno - Astros.com
Stassi gets the nod vs. lefty MadBum - Astros.com
McCullers not expected to return until September - Astros.com
Gonzalez a 9th-inning hero with 3-run blast - Astros.com
McCann makes first catching bullpen session since surgery - Houston Chronicle
Altuve's progress has Astros team doctors 'very pleased' - Houston Chronicle
Correa looks to return to Astros after stint with Corpus - Houston Chronicle
Gonzalez's home run lifts Astros over Giants - Houston Chronicle
Osuna has strong Astros debut - Houston Chronicle
MarWINS It!!!
- Astros Daily
Osuna's 'second chance' begins with Astros - SportsNet.ca
Astros bounce back from recent troubles with 4-2 week - Sports Map
Injuries mounting for Astros; is it time to phone a friend? - Houston Press
On deck: Astros at Giants - Houston Chronicle
Who will still be with the Astros in 2025? - Astros.com
Springer to DL with thumb sprain - Astros.com
Springer headed to 10-day DL with sprained left thumb - Houston Chronicle
As Astros welcome Osuna, they wave goodbye to their integrity - USA Today
Astros drop series finale against the Dodgers - Associated Press
Full transcript of discussion with Luhnow, Osuna - Houston Chronicle
Machado, Dozier help Dodgers avoid sweep by Astros - Baltimore Sun
Osuna meets with new Astros teammates - Associated Press
Astros still struggling to justify Osuna trade - Yahoo Sports
Osuna addresses Astros in closed-door meeting - ESPN
Astros continue to trip over themselves justifying Osuna acquisition - NBC Sports
Astros reinstate Osuna from restricted list - TSN.ca
Astros place McCullers on the disabled list, might end their bid at history - CBS Sports
Morton set for opener in San Francisco - Astros.com
McCullers, Altuve see team doctors in Houston - Astros.com
Astros activate Osuna following suspension - Astros.com
Springer injures thumb on slide; X-rays negative - Astros.com
Astros settle for 2 of 3 in World Series rematch - Astros.com
McCullers on disabled list with elbow discomfort - Houston Chronicle
Osuna arrives on 'second chance' from Astros - Houston Chronicle
Altuve sent back to Houston to be re-evaluated - Houston Chronicle
Springer exits with apparent hand injury - Houston Chronicle
Astros fall to Dodgers in series finale; injury plague continues - Houston Chronicle
Dodgers Edge Astros, 3-2
- Astros Daily
Astros brass huddles to discuss Osuna's pending arrival - Associated Press
Reddick gets his revenge - Houston Chronicle
McCullers awaits further testing on elbow after early exit - ESPN
McCullers exits game with right elbow discomfort - Sporting News
Hinch calls Astros 'closest-knit group' after pregame meeting - ESPN
Astros discuss Osuna trade: 'As a group, we'll navigate it together' - Sporting News
Astros still the best bet for World Series - Houston Chronicle
Cole, Astros seek sweep of Dodgers - Astros.com
McCullers to have elbow examined in Houston - Astros.com
Astros flex for 14, stifle Dodgers in series win - Astros.com
Astros meet to discuss Osuna joining club - Astros.com
McCullers exits with apparent injury - Houston Chronicle
McCullers injured in Astros' rout of Dodgers - Houston Chronicle
Astros Lose McCullers In 2-TD Triumph
- Astros Daily
Astros-Dodgers continue playoff-like series - Reuters
Rondon slams the door - Houston Chronicle
Verlander fans 14 as Astros edge Dodgers 2-1 - Reuters
Astros' silence on Osuna's case shows hypocrisy - Los Angeles Times
Verlander dominates Dodgers as Astros win opener of World Series rematch - OC Register
Gurriel brings memories, boobirds back to Dodger Stadium - Houston Chronicle
Springer returns to lineup - Houston Chronicle
Bregman is the star the Astros didn’t know they’d need - Five Thirty Eight
Astros' Osuna trade creates sports-talk angst - Houston Chronicle
Astros farm system ranked among MLB's Top 10 - Astros.com
McCullers looks to recall WS form - Astros.com
Astros place Devenski on 10-day DL - Astros.com
In Classic rematch, Verlander K's 14 Dodgers - Astros.com
Altuve will not return during Dodgers series - Houston Chronicle
McCann making progress in rehab - Houston Chronicle
Correa, Osuna getting acquainted during rehab assignment - Houston Chronicle
Verlander notches 14 strikeouts as Astros beat Dodgers - Houston Chronicle
Verlander, Springer Take WS17 Rematch
- Astros Daily
World Series rematch lacking in last fall’s drama - Houston Chronicle
Bukauskas makes debut, [BC] Astros win in walk-off - Fayetteville Observer
Correa first Astros player to meet Osuna - Runner Sports
Bailey extends scoreless streak to 31.1; Biggio drives in 5 - Astros.com
What you need to know about price increase for Astros season tickets - KPRC-TV
Osuna not ‘remorseful’ and Astros’ claim to the contrary is utter bunk - NBC Sports
Correa to begin rehab assignment for Astros - Associated Press
A look back at Correa with the Hooks - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
J.R. Richard’s message as captivating as the fastball of his Astros days - Houston Chronicle
Astros’ trade for accused abuser looks worse after ‘remorseful’ conflict - New York Post
Controversy aside, here is a look at how the Astros bullpen will shape up - SportsMap
Astros signing of Osuna tests team’s principles - Beaumont Enterprise
MLB releases postseason schedule - Houston Chronicle
Osuna to join AA Corpus Christi for rehab assignment - Houston Chronicle
How will Astros move forward post-deadline? - Astros.com
Astros win, drop Mariners into a wild-card tie - Associated Press
Correa to begin rehab assignment for Astros - Associated Press
Some Astros fans see major price hike on 2019 season tickets - KHOU-TV
With another drubbing by Astros, Mariners drop into wild-card tie with A’s - Seattle Times
In acquiring Osuna, Astros traded 'zero-tolerance' policy for wins - San Francisco Chronicle
Gonzalez slugs two homers as Astros trounce Mariners - Reuters
Mariners drop series finale to Astros - Tacoma News Tribune
Osuna’s lawyer takes issue with Astros GM’s comments - Sportsnet.ca
Trading for Osuna is a mistake - SportsMap
After Osuna, 30-year Astros fan says, 'I can’t cheer for this.' - Houston Chronicle
Correa to start rehab assignment with Hooks on Thursday - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Astros recall Marisnick with Springer ailing - Reuters
Verlander opens epic World Series rematch - Astros.com
Rehabbing Altuve addresses Osuna acquisition - Astros.com
Marwin (2 HRs) leads power show in win vs. M's - Astros.com
Springer available off bench vs. Mariners - Houston Chronicle
Shorthanded Astros continue offensive resurgence in win over Mariners - Houston Chronicle
Champs Have LeBlast With LeBlanc
- Astros Daily
Altuve on acquisition of Osuna: 'I think it's OK if I don't know what to say' - Sporting News
Altuve addresses Astros' controversial acquisition of Osuna - Sports Illustrated
Astros value character, so why trade for Osuna? - Sports Illustrated
Questions linger about domestic violence policy - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Osuna has court date pushed back to September - Houston Chronicle
Correa to begin rehab assignment in Corpus Christi - Houston Chronicle
Astros option Tucker to Triple-A, recall Marisnick - Houston Chronicle
Altuve says Astros will 'be on the same page' when Osuna joins team - Houston Chronicle
Tucker optioned as Astros recall Marisnick - Astros.com
Astros trade for Randy Johnson 20 years ago shows impact of rental players - Real Clear Life
Mariners, Astros face off in rubber game of series - Stats
Astros use pair of two-run homers to beat Mariners, extend AL West lead to four games - Seattle Times
Astros beat Mariners, snap 5-game skid - Reuters
Injury woes continue for Astros as sore shoulder sidelines Springer - ESPN
Hinch’s emotions may hurt Astros World Series chances - Fansided
Eventual return of two Astros just as important as the three new ones - Houston Chronicle
Female Astro fans react to Osuna trade - SportsMap
Challenge of repeating ramped up as Astros’ lovability is diminished - Houston Chronicle
Astros decision makes it tough on hardcore fans - SportsMap
Keuchel closes out series in Seattle - Astros.com
Correa likely to start rehab Thursday - Astros.com
Key moves prepare Astros for postseason run - Astros.com
Springer day to day with left shoulder soreness - Astros.com
Big blasts by Gattis, Reddick end Astros' skid - Astros.com
Tucker remains out of Astros' lineup - Houston Chronicle
Springer exits with shoulder injury - Houston Chronicle
Astros end five-game losing streak with victory over Mariners - Houston Chronicle
Astros End Skid But Not Without Loss
- Astros Daily
Astros roll the dice in acquiring Osuna - Forbes
For Astros and sports, a ‘messy’ intersection of second chances and accountability - Houston Chronicle
Astros players speak out on Osuna trade - KTRK-TV
Osuna trade spurs local dialogue about domestic violence - Houston Chronicle
Verlander not enthused after Astros acquire Osuna - USA Today
Astros trade Giles for suspended closer Osuna - Houston Press
What we know about Osuna - Houston Chronicle
Attorney hopes to clear Osuna's legal issues by 'mid- to late-August' - Houston Chronicle
Correa inching closer to return - Houston Chronicle
Astros reflect on their success and why they love their city - Texas Highways
Struggling Astros look to hold off Mariners - Stats
Hinch grateful for Giles’ part in Astros’ 2017 title - Houston Chronicle
Don't panic! Astros' struggles by the numbers [video] - KHOU-TV
Assessing Astros' trade for Osuna must include moral accounting, too - Sports Illustrated
Astros fans react to trade for Osuna - KPRC-TV
Astros’ zero-tolerance policy murky after acquisition of Osuna - Houston Chronicle
Astros' skid hits five with loss to Mariners - Houston Chronicle
Morton takes on Mariners in middle game - Astros.com
Correa likely to begin rehab assignment shortly - Astros.com
Cole loses no-hit bid in 6th as Astros fall to M's - Astros.com
Paxton, M's Blank Houston, 2-0
- Astros Daily
Jays trade reliever Roberto Osuna to Astro - CBC.ca
Astros land reliever Roberto Osuna in trade with Blue Jays - ESPN
Astros acquire closer Roberto Osuna, who's suspended for domestic violence violation - USA Today
Blue Jays trade Roberto Osuna to Astros - Toronto Star
Hoffman tracks down the Astros train conductor with dynamite dance moves - SportsMap
Jays trade suspended closer Osuna to Astros for Giles, prospects - TSN.ca
Astros Foundation to Donate $75K to Santa Fe Texas Education Foundation - Houston Astros
Beer promoted in Astros farm system - TigerNet.com
Astros acquire Osuna from Blue Jays - Astros.com
Astros trade for Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna, give up Ken Giles - Houston Chronicle
Astros Suffer Sweep Despite 19 Ks
- Astros Daily
No panic from A.J. Hinch after Astros get swept by Rangers - Houston Chronicle
axton set to return as Mariners host Astros - Stats
Rangers become first team to sweep Astros this year - Associated Press
Rangers conclude three-game sweep of Astros - Reuters
Gurriel gets first call to replace Altuve at second - Houston Chronicle
Altuve not happy about going on DL for first time in his career - Larry Brown Sports
Gurriel makes first career start at second amid Astros’ injury issues - Larry Brown Sports
Correa running and playing catch - Houston Chronicle
Cole to duel Paxton in opener vs. M's - Astros.com
Gurriel among Astros stepping up amid injuries - Astros.com
Astros fan record 19, but infield shaky in loss - Astros.com
Astros swept by Rangers in rough series against rivals - Houston Chronicle
White homers after late, long flight from Fresno - Houston Chronicle
What value does Maldonado give to the Astros? - iSportsWeb
Minor, Rangers go for series sweep of Astros - Stats
Pressly happy to be joining Astros - KPRC-TV
McCullers gets call in finale vs. Rangers - Astros.com
Orbit challenges Rangers' Guzman to dance off - Astros.com
'Texas guy' Pressly welcomed home by Astros - Astros.com
Top prospect Whitley could join September mix - Astros.com
Verlander labors as Astros fall to Rangers - Astros.com
Astros place Altuve on DL with knee injury - Astros.com
Pressly returns to Texas to bolster Astros' bullpen - Houston Chronicle
Altuve remains out of lineup, but feels 'way better' - Houston Chronicle
Astros endure another sloppy loss to Rangers - Houston Chronicle
Altuve headed to DL for first time in his career - Houston Chronicle
Foul Odor Haunts Astros
- Astros Daily
Streaker at Astros game jukes security guards - Houston Chronicle
Rangers sock it to Astros at MMP -- again - Reuters
What value does Pressly give to the Astros? - iSportsWeb
Reddick takes engagement photos in MMP - KTRK-TV
Correa not expected back until early August - Houston Chronicle
Astros scratch Altuve from Friday's lineup as 'precautionary measure' - Houston Chronicle
Maldonado arrives eager to help Astros - Houston Chronicle
Altuve out of lineup again with knee injury - Sporting News
Verlander eyes 199th victory in tilt with Arlington - Astros.com
Bregman upset by interference rule, not umps - Astros.com
Maldonado eager to help Astros' playoff push - Astros.com
Keuchel's stellar July ends in loss to Rangers - Astros.com
Astros acquire reliever Pressly from Twins - Astros.com
Luhnow 'hopeful' Astros will make more trades before deadline - Houston Chronicle
Veteran surprised with new car before Astros game - Houston Chronicle
Astros acquire reliever Ryan Pressly from Twins - Houston Chronicle
Astros suffer ugly loss to rival Rangers in series opener - Houston Chronicle
Seems Like Old Times; Rangers Slug Astros
- Astros Daily
Astros add catcher Maldonado in trade with Angels - Houston Press
'Astroball' shows us how the Astros won it all -- and how they might do it again - Texas Monthly
Astros host Rangers after making good catch on market - Fox Sports
Bregman destroys umpire over questionable interference call - NESN
Astroball: How the Astros used analytics to win the World Series last year [video] - Yahoo Finance
Astros fans wait hours to get a Josh Reddick bobblehead - KTRK-TV
Bregman issues foul-mouthed rant over replay reversal - Reuters
Who is -- and isn't -- untouchable in the AL West - Astros.com
Whitley headlines Astros' midseason re-rankings - Astros.com
Astros acquire Maldonado from Angels - Astros.com
Astros to acquire catcher Martin Maldonado from Angels - Houston Chronicle
Pedro Martinez says Alex Bregman is a 'mini Mike Trout' - Houston Chronicle
Rockies beat the Astros on Blackmon's walk-off home run - Associated Press
Blackmon's 9th-inning blast sends Rockies past Astros, 3-2 - Reuters
Astros, Rockies combine for most chaotic foul ball you'll ever see - Yahoo Sports
Astros have a few small holes to fill before the postseason - Houston Press
Keuchel aims to improve to 5-0 in July in opener - Astros.com
Fan interference costs Astros at Coors Field - Astros.com
Altuve hopeful after exiting with knee discomfort - Astros.com
Morton solid, but Astros fall in 'weird game' - Astros.com
Walkoffs and Twitter fire: Best moments of Bregman's career - Houston Chronicle
Hinch shrugs off Yankees' acquisition of Britton - Houston Chronicle
Astros don't have a timetable for Giles' return - Houston Chronicle
Altuve exits Astros-Rockies game with knee discomfort - Houston Chronicle
Blackmon's walkoff homer lifts Rockies over Astros - Houston Chronicle
Rockies Stun Houston With Walk-Off HR
- Astros Daily
Gray tries to build on return as Rockies face Astros - Stats
Astros pull away from Rockies in 10th inning - Reuters
Astros beat Rockies behind five runs in the tenth inning - Denver Post
Astros bullpen still lacking shutdown closer - Houston Chronicle
Astros longtime clubhouse manager Dennis Liborio dead at 63 - Houston Chronicle
Astros fashion atmosphere welcoming to prospects - Forbes
Morton on hill in finale vs. Rockies - Astros.com
Correa makes some big strides in his rehab - Astros.com
Astros blow it open in 10th to shock Rockies - Astros.com
Bregman wins Astros' Heart and Hustle Award - Houston Chronicle
Correa resumes batting activities - Houston Chronicle
Hinch advocates for 'one set of rules' about designated hitters - Houston Chronicle
Astros erupt in extra inning win over Rockies - Houston Chronicle
Astros Explode In 10th To Crush Rockies
- Astros Daily
World Series odds: Red Sox trail Astros despite leading MLB in wins - NESN
Former Astros clubhouse manager dies at 63 - MLB.com
Why aren't the Astros running away with the division? - KHOU-TV
Springer gets rid of phone case, slump - Houston Chronicle
StubHub teams up with Astros to offer tips to fans - KTRK-TV
How on Earth did this Astros prospect make that catch? - FanBuzz
Astros shine in the national spotlight, start second half with series win - SportsMap
Robinson makes Pipeline Team of the Week - Astros.com
Who's best player on Astros acquired by trade? - Astros.com
Matijevic homers twice for Buies Creek - Astros.com
Inbox: Who's out of potential playoff rotation? - Astros.com
Angels rout Astros, 14-5 - Associated Press
Angels avoid getting swept with 14-5 romp over the Astros - Los Angeles Times
Upton, Trout among four Angels to go deep in rout of Astros - Reuters
Verlander's friendship with Kinsler doesn't stop on field rivalry - Houston Chronicle
Cole to face Rockies after Astros' off-day - Astros.com
Reddick Stadium opens with access to all - Astros.com
Astros' attempt to sweep nixed by Angels - Astros.com
Correa still a few weeks away from return after recent setback - Houston Chronicle
Astros routed by Angels in series finale - Houston Chronicle
Josh Reddick Stadium opens in Astros outfielder's hometown - Houston Chronicle
Angels Give Astros Dose Of Their Medicine
- Astros Daily
Astros gunning for sweep of Angels - Sports Xchange
Verlander's K's send Astros past Angels, 7-0 - Los Angeles Times
Springer's slam, Verlander's gem lead Astros past Angels - Reuters
Angels get no relief from bullpen against Astros - Los Angeles Times
If the Astros stop underachieving, they could be terrifying - Seattle Times
McCullers looks to add to win total vs. Angels - Astros.com
Alvarez blasts 2-run homer for Triple-A Fresno - Astros.com
After slam, Springer kisses bat held by Cole - Astros.com
Astros confident Tucker will adjust to majors - Astros.com
Verlander, Springer break droughts vs. Angels - Astros.com
Gonzalez entrenched at shortstop during Correa's absence - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel flirts with no-no, continues to trend upward - Houston Chronicle
Hinch doesn't expect Astros to make blockbuster deadline deal - Houston Chronicle
Verlander's gem, Springer's grand slam seal Astros' win over Angels - Houston Chronicle
Springer Slam Highlights Whitewash Win
- Astros Daily
Verlander faces Angels eyeing series win - Astros.com
Grizzlies' Straw makes incredible catch - Astros.com
Correa (back) won't return during road trip - Astros.com
Keuchel loses no-no in 7th, earns 4th straight W - Astros.com
Astros recall J.D. Davis from AAA Fresno - Houston Chronicle
Astros still don't have a timetable for Carlos Correa's return - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel dominates Angels - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel Starts Second Half With Two-Hitter
- Astros Daily
Bregman, Astros begin second half against Angels - Sports Xchange
These Astros relish the spotlight, but fellow title contenders are coming for their place in the sun - Forbes
McCullers: MLB is the worst marketed league in America - KILT-AM
Four things to watch in the second half - Houston Press
Astros, Red Sox, Yankees in prime position heading into season's second half - Associated Press
Bregman obsessed in pursuit of baseball perfection - Houston Chronicle
Bandits' Costes passed on Astros first time - Lee News Network
Astros following ValleyCats' every move - Albany Times Union
What to expect from Astros in second half of season - KPRC-TV
Keuchel looks to stay hot in 2nd half vs. Halos - Astros.com
Bregman starstruck meeting Miley Cyrus - Astros.com
A simple grilling tip from Astros righty Cole - Astros.com
Manfred discusses possible cities for MLB expansion - Houston Chronicle
Possible targets for the Astros at the Trade Deadline - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel debuts 'DK60' video series - Houston Chronicle
Astros are remarkably clutch for their age - Houston Press
Hunt for deep October resumes for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Series preview: Angels vs. Astros - Fox Sports West
Reddick’s dream comes true: A baseball field for all - Runner Sports
Astros promote Adcock to AA - MLive.com
Here's what the Astros need at the deadline - Astros.com
Bregman gives All-Star Game MVP car to his mom - Houston Chronicle
Bregman joins short list of Houston's All-Star Game MVPs - Houston Chronicle
Astros take home ESPY award for Best Team - Houston Chronicle
Astros Play Major Role In AL Win
- Astros Daily
Index of Past Columns
Remembering Gene Elston
added // by Bob Hulsey
Bob says farewell to a baseball legend.

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Disgruntled Astros Fan Humbly Returns
added 10/05/2018 by Jared Bargas
There's always room for one more on the bandwagon.

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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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