Astros News Archives


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Index of Past Articles
Astros to allow limited fans at MMP for college baseball tournament - KPRC-TV
Citing COVID-19, Cactus League asks MLB to delay start of spring training - Houston Chronicle
Astros have a lot to prove in 2021 MLB season - Sports Illustrated
Astros to host Winter Invitational at MMP this weekend - Astros.com
Holland has ridiculous take on Hinch and Astros scandal - FanSided
Castro, Astros finalize $7M, 2-year contract - Associated Press
Sign-stealing scandal affecting Marwin Gonzalez’s employment - Call to the Pen
10 greatest moments at MMP - Astros.com
Astros trade reliever Cionel Perez to Reds for catcher Luke Berryhill - Houston Chronicle
Astros acquire C Luke Berryhill from Reds via trade - Astros.com
Reds acquire Cionel Perez from Astros - MLB Trade Rumors
Correa wants to be the next Astros franchise icon - Call to the Pen
Astros switching from ‘aggressive’ to ‘opportunistic’ on offseason moves - Houston Chronicle
Astros manager Dusty Baker reacts to death of close friend, Hank Aaron - KPRC-TV
How Jim Crane, Astros proved Bill O'Brien wrong all over again - SportsMap
Astros trade LHP Perez for Minors catcher - Astros.com
'He's family': Dusty, Aaron had a unique bond - Astros.com
How Astros avoided giving up Hank Aaron’s record-setting home run - Houston Chronicle
What Hank Aaron meant to Astros manager Dusty Baker - Houston Chronicle
3 huge implications of Michael Brantley signing with Astros - SportsMap
Latest on George Springer - MLB Trade Rumors
Correa wants to be ‘an Astro for life’ - Houston Chronicle
Astros reunite with old friend Jason Castro - FanGraphs
Danny Farquhar’s low profile kept Astros scandal from getting exposed earlier - New York Post
Two Astros super fans die of COVID-19 - KVUE-TV
Story of the Astros' 26-game road trip in '92 - Astros.com
Inbox: Which free agents fit Astros' needs? - Astros.com
Brantley, Castro Return To Houston
- Astros Daily
Castro returning to Astros on two-year, $7M deal, source says - ESPN
Source: Astros reach agreement with Castro - Houston Chronicle
Sigh of relief as Brantley re-signs with Astros - Houston Press
Brantley’s return to Astros a good counter to Springer’s departure - Houston Chronicle
Brantley re-signs with Astros on two-year contract - CBS Sports
Astros keep free agent outfielder Brantley in the fold - USA Today
Brantley, Astros agree to two-year, $32M deal - Houston Chronicle
Report: Brantley agrees to two-year deal with Astros - SportsNet
How Houston can reshape outfield in 2021 - Astros.com
Reports: Astros bring back Brantley - TSN
Losing Springer inevitable but still painful for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Source: Devenski reaches minor league deal with Diamondbacks - Houston Chronicle
Springer's top 5 moments in Astros uniform - Astros.com
Jason Castro, Astros agree to deal (sources) - Astros.com
Astros end drama, seal Brantley deal (source) - Astros.com
Astros hold on to Michael Brantley with two-year contract - Houston Chronicle
Springer Flees The Country
- Astros Daily
Ex-Astro, Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton dies at 75 - Houston Chronicle
Springer is gone. How do the Astros replace him? - Houston Chronicle
Springer reaches record deal with Blue Jays: reports - Associated Press
Springer, Blue Jays agree to six-year, $150 million deal - Sports Illustrated
Hall of Famer Don Sutton dies at 75 - Astros.com
Astros fan had big mustache, bigger heart - Astros.com
Houston prospect Nova's '21 goal? The Show - Astros.com
Astros' mustachioed superfan Valentin Jalomo dead at 81 - Houston Chronicle
Springer leaving Astros for reported $150 million deal - Houston Chronicle
Baez can boost option price, buyout with Astros - ESPN
Quick Hits: Blue Jays, Brantley, Cardinals, Hicks, Astros - MLB Trade Rumors
The 5 best single games by Astros pitchers - Astros.com
Luhnow is interested in purchasing a Liga MX club - Caught Offside
Astros 2nd team sued over minor-league shakeup - Call to the Pen
Astros GM trolls new reliever Pedro Baez literally upon arrival - FanSided
Correa, Astros heading to arbitration - Astros.com
Astros, Blue Jays, Mets after Brad Hand - CBS Sports
Tri-City ValleyCats suing MLB, Astros - Associated Press
Astros building their own stable of arms in the bullpen - Houston Chronicle
ValleyCats suing MLB, Astros for loss of affiliation - Ballpark Digest
Báez signs 2-yr. deal; what's next for 'pen? - Astros.com
Tri-City ValleyCats file lawsuit against Astros, MLB - MLB Trade Rumors
Astros face $3 million gap in talks with Correa who is headed to arbitration hearing - Houston Chronicle
Astros reach deal with McCullers; Correa headed to arbitration - Associated Press
Disgraced ex-Astros GM Jeff Luhnow wants to buy a Mexican soccer club - CBS Sports
Astros, MLB sued by former Tri-City farm club after losing affiliation - Albany Times-Union
Astros, Correa headed to salary arbitration hearing - Houston Chronicle
Astros agree to deal with Cuban OF Pedro Leon - Houston Chronicle
Cuban OF Leon among Astros' int'l signings - Astros.com
Correa, Astros heading to arbitration - Astros.com
Astros Buy On Baez
- Astros Daily
Astros sign-stealing scandal might cost them JT Realmuto - FanSided
Astros steal former Dodgers reliever in solid Liam Hendriks backup plan - FanSided
Astros agree to deal with former Dodgers reliever Pedro Baez - Houston Chronicle
Report: Astros add Pedro Baez on 2-year deal - theScore
Astros' all-time top 5 international signings - Astros.com
Correa atop trio of arbitration-eligible Astros - Astros.com
Veteran Báez, Astros agree to deal (source) - Astros.com
Yankees' Yogi left his mark on Astros, too - Astros.com
Astroline to air Friday on SportsTalk 790 at 6 p.m. CT - Astros.com
Astros' sign-stealing discipline makes them unlikely to sign free agents like J.T. Realmuto: report - Sports Radio 910
Which Astros have been forgiven? - Yahoo Finance
One year after the scandal, how do we view the Astros -- and what's next for MLB? - ESPN
Texas lawmaker brought his sons’ Astros cutouts instead of family to Capitol - KXAN-TV
Report: A's, Astros, Rangers check in on Benintendi - theScore
Which team should sign George Springer? - Sports Illustrated
Braves potential free agent target: George Springer - Talking Chop
Astros' best single-game hitting displays - Astros.com
Don't Panic! Astros Sign Stanek
- Astros Daily
Tigers pitchers, including Justin Verlander, accused of doctoring baseballs 'for years' - Detroit News
Houston Health administered nearly 3,600 doses at MMP COVID-19 vaccination clinic - KPRC-TV
McHugh scheduled for pitching showcase next week - Call to the Pen
Lasorda helped shape Baker as manager - Astros.com
Players Alliance offers help at Houston event - Astros.com
Is The Astros' Playoff Run Over? - Astros Daily
Verlander, Cole named by fired Angels employee in 'sticky' substance lawsuit - Detroit Free Press
Astros keeping tabs on Hand during aggressive reliever pursuit - theScore
Astros superfan known for big hat dies from COVID-19 - KTRK-TV
Stanek, Astros agree to $1.1 million, 1-year contract - Associated Press
Inbox: Will Astros look to fill CF from within? - Astros.com
Houston Health Department, Astros Foundation partnering to provide COVID-19 vaccinations - City of Houston
Cole, Verlander, Scherzer accused of doctoring baseballs in lawsuit - CBS Sports
Houston Astros: Ryne Stanek signed, doesn’t move the needle - Call to the Pen
Astros sign reliever Ryne Stanek - KPRC-TV
Astros players named in an illegal ball doctoring scheme - Dodgers Nation
Astros, pitcher Ryne Stanek agree to one-year deal - Houston Chronicle
Report: Astros enter Hendriks sweepstakes - theScore
Reliever Stanek signs 1-year deal with Astros - Astros.com
Heartfelt reason why Biggio's No. 7 has a sun - Astros.com
Six Houston sports stories we can look forward to in 2021 - Houston Press
Houston Astros: Yasiel Puig interest, not in their best interest - Call to the Pen
Yasiel Puig rumors: 5 teams interested in veteran outfielder - FanSided
Dodgers set to battle Astros for top free agent reliever - Dodgers Way
Houston's all-time single-season team - Astros.com
Report: Astros, White Sox among teams pursuing Colome - theScore
Springer not close to getting asking price - Call to the Pen
New Years Wish For Astros And MLB
- Astros Daily
Springer down to two suitors, and the Astros are out - Fansided
Latest on Jason Castro - MLB Trade Rumors
5 questions facing Astros heading into 2021 - Astros.com
Springer reportedly down to two teams - Houston Chronicle
There are reportedly 2 frontrunners for George Springer - The Spun
Springer reportedly seeking ‘well over’ $150 million - CBS Sports Radio 910
Astros surprise 7-year-old Houston boy - KPRC-TV
Former MLB pitcher Dotson gets answers from family genealogy search - Cincinnati Enquirer
Race for George Springer tightens to two teams, including Mets: source - New York Daily News
Jeff Bagwell's batting stance was a thing of wonder - SB Nation
HOF debate: Case for Kent, Wagner, Andruw - MLB.com
Peña among top prospects in winter ball - Astros.com
Best Astros player to wear each uni number - Astros.com
Transaction retrospection: Teoscar Hernandez trade - MLB Trade Rumors
Baseball lifer Mike Cubbage a long-time collector - Sports Collectors Daily
Free Agent Profile: George Springer, CF - Metsmerized
Family loses everything in house fire except Astros painting - KTRK-TV
Remembering the MLB icons we lost in 2020 - Astros.com
Could Castro, Astros Reunite?
- Astros Daily
Astros closing in on deal with Jason Castro - Call to the Pen
Taking a look at the division rival Houston Astros - Halo Hangout
Three Astros were suspended for cheating. Two are already back. - Wall Street Journal
Astros, Jason Castro in serious contract talks - MLB Trade Rumors
Report: Astros in serious talks with Jason Castro - theScore
Astros agree to terms on Minor League contract with outfielder Jose Siri - MLB.com
Astros sign outfielder José Siri to minor league deal - Houston Chronicle
Cubs add pitching depth with former Astros reliever - Cubs HQ
Tigers sign journeyman catcher Dustin Garneau to minor-league deal - Detroit News
Astros add OF Jose Siri on Minors deal - Astros.com
2020: When Houston sports were defined by scandal, departures and defeats - Houston Chronicle
MLB payrolls drop nearly $2.5 billion during pandemic - Associated Press
JAWS and the 2021 Hall of Fame Ballot: Jeff Kent - FanGraphs
The history behind the Astros' team name - Astros.com
2020 Season Recap - Astros Daily
Matt Wieters actually makes sense as backup catcher - Call to the Pen
Narbe Cruz learned a lot in Cuba from Rey Anglada - Call to the Pen
The [Padres] did well in that crazy 12-player trade [with the Astros] - Friars on Base
Reid Ryan back as CEO of Ryan Sanders Sports & Entertainment - Austin Business Journal
Ryan Pressly 2021 player outlook - RotoBaller
Astros get surprisingly positive update on Verlander - Fansided
Verlander hopes to pitch in 2021, Click says - ESPN
Will MLB Delay Season Again Over COVID?
- Astros Daily
MLB designates Negro Leagues as 'Major League' - Houston Chronicle
Verlander has 'every intention' to pitch in 2021 - Houston Chronicle
The tragic death of Astros legend Joe Niekro - Sportscasting
Reid Ryan resumes role at Ryan Sanders Sports - Houston Chronicle
Altuve can’t be judged by 60-game season, says Boras - Houston Chronicle
It’s not hard to figure out who the Astros closer will be next year - Fansided
Is Springer or Brantley the better value? - Baseball Essential
At 71, Baker taking it one year at a time - SportsMoney
Baker has poetic quote on managerial future - Fansided
At 71, Baker unsure if he’d like to manage Astros beyond ’21 - Associated Press
Astros remain on the lookout for pitching depth - Houston Chronicle
Baker relieved Black doctors among those approving COVID-19 vaccine: 'He urged Black Americans to use it' - USA Today
Baker will decide his future after 2021 season - Houston Chronicle
Dodgers, Astros interested in Liam Hendriks - MLB Trade Rumors
The 5 best seasons by an Astros pitcher - Astros.com
Dusty: Astros prioritizing hunt for pitching - Astros.com
Wagner getting some Hall of Fame love - Call to the Pen
The Ryan Express: How Nolan Ryan became a Texas baseball legend - Houston Chronicle
Astros: Damned if they do or do not with Correa - Call to the Pen
The trading card business is booming during COVID - Houston Chronicle
The Asheville Tourists are getting a new MLB affiliation - AVL Today
Inbox: What's in store for Astros after 2021? - Astros.com
Every Astros Rule 5 Draft pick since 1970 - Astros.com
All of a sudden, the Astros’ James Click is Houston’s experienced GM - Houston Chronicle
ValleyCats still mulling their options - Albany Times Union
Astros Notes: Correa, Springer, Brantley, Smith, Pettis - MLB Trade Rumors
Winter meetings add up to a virtual nothing for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros select two pitchers in Minor League phase of Rule 5 draft - MLB.com
Astros lose top prospect Jose Alberto Rivera in Rule 5 draft - Houston Chronicle
Click talks payroll, FA, Correa rumors - Astros.com
Astros lose high-velo Rivera in Rule 5 Draft - Astros.com
Astros Lose 3, Gain 2 in Rule V Draft
- Astros Daily
Asheville Tourists offered new affiliation with Astros, would move up to Advanced Class A - WMYA-TV
Woodpeckers face changes of restructured MiLB heading into 2021 - Fayetteville Observer
Rangers invite Express to be the club's Triple-A affiliate - Austin American-Statesman
Astros lose Tri-City ValleyCats minor league affiliate - Houston Business Journal
Astros add Asheville Tourists to three existing affiliates - Ballpark Digest
Woodpeckers will play at Single-A level starting iIn 2021 - MiLB.com
Astros invite Asheville Tourists to be minor league affiliate - Houston Chronicle
Asheville Tourists to have Houston Astros as their affiliate again - Blue Ridge Now
Astroline continues with exclusive interview with Dusty Baker - Astros.com
ORPHANED: ValleyCats become unaffiliated to Houston Astros, MILB, and MLB - Troy Record
Woodpeckers make MiLB cut but drop to Low A - Fayetteville Observer
Maybin won title in Houston with Hinch. Here's what he thinks - Detroit Free Press
Astros' longtime Tri-City affiliate not part of new minor league structure - Albany Times Union
Mets 'engaged' with former Astros outfielder in FA - Bleacher Report
Astros add Asheville as MiLB affiliate - Astros.com
AL West must-watch topics to end 2020 - Astros.com
Tigers hire José Cruz Jr., a 12-year MLB veteran, as assistant hitting coach - Detroit Free Press
Denis Menke, 1993 Phillies hitting coach, dies at 80 - Philadelphia Inquirer
Exploring the possibility of a [Braves] Michael Brantley signing - Talking Chop
3 free agents the Astros can sign to replace Springer - FanDuel
Nationals claim Armenteros off waivers from Diamondbacks - Federal Baseball
Astros' Top 5 Winter Meetings moves - Astros.com
2021 ZiPS Projections: Houston Astros - FanGraphs
Astros' Top 5 Winter Meetings moves - Astros.com
Astros super fan creates 'egg-cellent' tribute to Astrodome - KTRK-TV
Congrats, newlyweds! Alex Bregman gets married to Reagan Howard - KHOU-TV
Brantley, Springer are All-MLB finalists - Astros.com
Astros' Alex Bregman gets married to Reagan Howard - Houston Chronicle
How 'Family Guy' took a shot at Astros in latest episode - Houston Chronicle
3 thoughts as Astros await offseason moves - Astros.com
These Astros appeared in one MLB game - Astros.com
Astros could lose Michael Brantley to rival AL contender - FanSided
Non-tenders give Astros outfield options to consider - Houston Chronicle
Peña a top performer in winter leagues - Astros.com
Former MLB pitcher Roric Harrison found in Houston - Houston Chronicle
Ahead of non-tender deadline, Houston Astros offer contract to Correa, others - Associated Press
Astros tender contracts to Correa, McCullers, Diaz - Houston Chronicle
Attorney for Astros owner calls Mike Bolsinger's lawsuit 'a publicity stunt' - Los Angeles Times
Reddick says farewell to Astros fans - Houston Chronicle
Astros tender arb-eligibles, agree with Pruitt - Astros.com
Reddick has woo'ed his last 'Woo' with the Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros Offer Three Arb Cases, Agree With Pruitt
- Astros Daily
Reddick says goodbye to Astros - FanSided
This Reds-Astros trade for Carlos Correa could actually work - FanSided
JAWS and the 2021 Hall of Fame Ballot: Billy Wagner - FanGraphs
Prospect Solomon healthy, preparing for ST - Astros.com
Report: Springer giving 'serious thought' to playing for Blue Jays - theScore
H-Town = Hit Town: Astros' best with a bat - Astros.com
This Astros-Marlins trade could give Houston perfect replacement for George Springer - FanSided
Sneed looks to jumpstart career in Japan - Call to the Pen
NPB's Yakult Swallows close to acquiring Astros righty Cy Sneed - Houston Chronicle
NPB’s Yakult Swallows to sign Cy Sneed - MLB Trade Rumors
Cora hopes to have conversation with Fiers - MassLive.com
Astros insider reveals exciting reason for optimism surrounding Carlos Correa - SportsMap
1 reason for Astros fans to be thankful - Astros.com
Whitley, still waiting to make big-league debut, is No. 1 for Houston - CBS Sports
Astros considering trading All-Star SS Carlos Correa? - YardBarker
Astros dispute report of 'floating' Carlos Correa in trade discussions - SportsRadio 610
Astros gauging trade interest in Carlos Correa - MLB Trade Rumors
The Astros are reportedly discussing a blockbuster trade - The Spun
Inbox: Springer, Chirinos, Verlander, Dusty - Astros.com
How drafting Mark Appel won the Astros a World Series - Houston Chronicle
Minor Roster Moves Lead Into Thanksgiving
- Astros Daily
World Series contenders could join chase for LeMahieu - NJ.com
3 former players who could return to Houston - Fansided
Former Dodgers pitcher bolsters lawsuit against cheating Astros - Dodgers Nation
Astros and Skeeters joining forces in unique minor league partnership - Houston Press
Why Bassitt blames himself for A's ALDS loss to Astros - CSN Bay Area
After the Rangers, which MLB team is most likely to join the Round Rock Express? - KXAN-TV
Houston sports need a vaccine to keep 2020 from infecting us again - Houston Chronicle
Skeeters get called up as Astros AAA affiliate - Sealy News
From the start, Skeeters created a buzz on and off the field - Houston Chronicle
Whitley makes Astros’ 40-man roster - Houston Chronicle
Astros add five players to 40-man roster - MLB.com
Houston Astros officially announce Sugar Land as new Triple-A team - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Reds acquire Brandon Bailey from Astros - MLB Trade Rumors
Astros lose a pair on waivers - Houston Chronicle
Braves claim Jack Mayfield, select Kyle Muller - MLB Trade Rumors
Round Rock Express no longer Houston Astros Triple-A affiliate - Fox 7 Austin
Astros move Triple A club to Sugar Land - MLB.com
Astros officially make Sugar Land Skeeters the Triple-A affiliate - Houston Chronicle
Astros protect 5, complete 2 Reds trades - Astros.com
Houston Astros star and Fabergé team up for sparkling soirée - CultureMap
Experts say Springer signs with ... - Astros.com
Watson made history with MLB's millionth run - Astros.com
We may never see another Justin Verlander - Off the Bench
Three landing spots for George Springer - Call to the Pen
Houston Astros drop Round Rock Express as club’s Triple-A affiliate - Austin American-Statesman
Round Rock Express to lose Houston Astros affiliation - Austin Business Journal
Sugar Land Skeeters to become Astros' AAA team - Houston Chronicle
Correa raises $100K for pediatric cancer at Memorial dinner party - Houston Chronicle
Orioles receive Miguel Padilla to complete Hector Velázquez trade - MLB Trade Rumors
Astros’ best players not in Cooperstown - Astros.com
Sugar Land to be Astros affiliate (source) - Astros.com
Clemens, Pettitte, Wagner on HOF ballot - Astros.com
Astros to make Sugar Land Skeeters their Class AAA affiliate - Houston Chronicle
Will There be baseball in 2021?
- Astros Daily
Houston Astros: Options to fill out a currently barren outfield - Call to the Pen
Former MLB player blows whistle on league-wide sign stealing - SportsMap
Whitley needs opportunity to compete for starting rotation - Call to the Pen
It appears the Astros are prioritizing Jackie Bradley Jr. - WEEI
The Astros' juggernaut window might be closing sooner than expected - The Ringer
Offseason outlook: Houston Astros - MLB Trade Rumors
Hinch glad to see Cora back in baseball - mlive.com
Cora on taking the fall for 2017 Astros - Boston Herald
Springer declines Astros' qualifying offer, officially becomes free agent - Associated Press
Luhnow: Red Sox' light sign-stealing punishment 'doesn't pass the sniff test' - MassLive.com
Springer declines Astros' $18.9M qualifying offer - CBS Sports Radio 910
Can the Astros move forward yet? - Xavier Newswire
I guess cheating is OK for Astros and elections - Santa Clarita Valley Signal
Cora discusses Astros scandal, second chance with Boston - 247Sports
Springer turns down Astros' qualifying offer - Astros.com
What we learned from 'The Edge' – a podcast about Astros cheating - Houston Chronicle
Here's why MLB should be worried about new lawsuit against the Astros - SportsMap
Cora says he 'deserved' suspension, termination for cheating scandal - Yahoo Sports
Why Cora didn't bring sign-stealing tactics from Astros to Red Sox - NESN
Cora: Astros scandal punishment 'a tough lesson' - Houston Chronicle
Luhnow lawsuit adds more tarnish to once-golden Astros era - Houston Chronicle
Luhnow’s lawsuit versus Astros likely to wind up in arbitration - Houston Chronicle
Luhnow lawsuit claims firing part of deal to save team's World Series title - USA Today
Luhnow lawsuit now available to read - Lone Star Ball
Astros working to re-sign Brantley - CBS Sports
Javier finishes 3rd in AL ROY voting - Astros.com
Astros Show Interest In Bradley, Brantley
- Astros Daily
Luhnow sues Astros for breach of contract - Sports Illustrated
Astros might be targeting a George Springer replacement - Fansided
Red Sox and Astros among teams fighting over Jackie Bradley Jr. - Fansided
Luhnow sues Astros, claiming to have been scapegoated - Houston Chronicle
Cora 'sorry for the harm' his actions with Astros caused - MassLive.com
Bregman proves he can't handle the heat - Death Valley Voice
How should the Houston Astros approach this offseason? - Franchise Sports
Red Sox to bring back manager Alex Cora, reports say - Houston Chronicle
Predicting Astros' 2021 Opening Day roster - Astros.com
The Gerrit Cole saga reveals Astros dodged a bullet - SportsMap
Astros instructional league prospect report - MLB.com
Unpacking the mystery that surrounds the Astros and Verlander - SportsMap
Ex-Astros GM details 'Codebreaker' scheme, pins blame on head scout - CBS Sports Radio 910
Could Verlander join Hinch in Detroit in 2022? - mlive.com
What the Astros see in Raley - FanGraphs
Can Astros compete in 2021? - Sportsbook Review
Springer is a top MLB free agent - Forbes
How did Correa not win the Gold Glove? - Houston Chronicle
Here's why today will be the battle for Houston sports fans' souls - SportsMap
Return of AJ Hinch shows just how wrong Rob Manfred got Astros punishment as Alex Cora looms - amNY
Why you can blame the Houston Astros for ruining the World Series in 2020 - Inside Hook
Six offseason notes in the Astros early offseason - Houston Press
Here's how the Astros could land the best bargain in free agency - SportsMap
Marisnick could find himself back in [Houston] - Call to the Pen
The Astros Foundation expansion to Memorial Park in Houston to impact local First Tee participants - PGA Tour
Q&A: Ben Reiter on why he revisited the 'Astroball' story - Houston Chronicle
'Astroball' author: Details of cheating scandal still to be unearthed - Houston Chronicle
Offseason checklist: Astros' needs & moves - Astros.com
How to get your Christmas card photo taken with the Astros’ Orbit - Houston Chronicle
Javier a finalist for AL Rookie of the Year - Houston Chronicle
Hinch has returned to baseball with Cora perhaps on the way - USA Today
Astros: 3 free agents to sign and 1 to avoid - FanSided
Astros attempting to troll NYY for Apple Watch use is pathetic - Yanks Go Yard
Luhnow denies hand in sign theft scheme - Washington Newsday
Astros erase one of Luhnow's big mistakes - SportsRadio 610
Javier named AL Rookie of the Year finalist - Astros.com
Astros major offseason needs - Last Word on Baseball
Hooks employees face furloughs after announcement from Astros - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Astros make qualifying offer to Springer but not Brantley - Houston Chronicle
Astros exercise 2021 option on left-hander Brooks Raley - Associated Press
Baseball fans mocked the Astros' cheating with some epic Halloween costumes - For the Win
Springer lone Astro to receive QO - Astros.com
Upton, Verlander unveil Halloween costume - The Spun
This family trolled the Astros with their coordinated costumes - Fansided
Tigers will be a good fit for Hinch - Houston Chronicle
Astros’ history suggests limited action with big-money free agents - Houston Chronicle
How Hinch spent his year away from baseball - mlive.com
Royals claim Sanabria off waivers from the Astros - Royals Review
Hinch is owning Astros scandal: 'Part of my story, not Tigers' - Detroit Free Press
Hinch back in baseball after 'most difficult' year of his life - Houston Chronicle
Woman struck by t-shirt fired into stands drops lawsuit against Astros - Houston Chronicle
Tigers hiring A.J. Hinch should be a home run. But it isn't. - Detroit Free Press
Tigers hire A.J. Hinch to be new manager - mlive.com
Explaining Hinch's role in Astros cheating scandal - Detroit Free Press
Hinch lands job as Tigers manager - Houston Chronicle
Osuna, Three Others Released
- Astros Daily
Tigers 'making progress' on hiring Hinch as manager - Detroit Free Press
Hinch emerges as favorite to become Tigers manager - Sports Illustrated
Tigers nearing agreement with AJ Hinch to become manager - CBS Sports
Astros cut ties with Roberto Osuna. What’s next? - Houston Chronicle
Houston Astros cut bait with controversial closer Roberto Osuna - FanSided
Bregman scores big with Katy ISD kids during visits to four schools - KHOU-TV
Astros being disrespected by 2021 World Series odds - FanDuel
Astros place closer Roberto Osuna on outright waivers - Houston Chronicle
Brantley, Springer up for '20 All-MLB - Astros.com
White Sox mistakenly use A.J. Hinch signature on Tony La Russa email - Houston Chronicle
How 1 supposed weakness for the Astros has now become their brightest opportunity - SportsMap
Why it's so hard for me to hate the 2017 Astros: A memoir - Miscellany News
James has hip surgery; out 6 to 8 months - Associated Press
Will Hinch, Luhnow, Cora have jobs in near future after Astros scandal? - Houston Chronicle
Farquhar reflects on how he caught Astros cheating - 670 The Score
Astros, Memorial Park prepare to welcome fans for Houston Open - KPRC-TV
Sources: Astros inform full-timers of impending layoffs, furloughs - Sports Business Daily
What to know: Astros' 2020 offseason FAQ - Astros.com
Springer 'does not want to return' in free agency - Bleacher Report
Astros affording Springer and Correa isn’t impossible - Fansided
Reiter' reconsiders the Astros in podcast 'The Edge' - Washington Post
Video: How Astros are approaching offseason - Houston Chronicle
Springer is going to be a wanted man in free agency - Sportscasting
Elias confident Orioles employees with Astros ties won’t be connected to sign-stealing scandal - Baltimore Sun
How the Astros can keep both Springer, Correa - Houston Chronicle
Will Astros Rebuild Or Reload?
- Astros Daily
Astros start offseason with many questions - Galveston County Daily News
Astros winning World Series would have symbolized 2020 - Pipe Dream
Should the Astros give Brantley a qualifying offer? - MLB Trade Rumors
Ben Reiter called the Astros' title, but says he couldn't have seen the signs of cheating in advance - New York Daily News
Dusty Baker’s delicate touch: From babysitting Barry Bonds to managing Astros - San Francisco Chronicle
Ex-Astros exec Mike Elias eyed for potential MLB pension fraud in his new role as Orioles GM - New York Daily News
Yankees fans troll Astros with hilarious Halloween costumes - Yardbarker
Astros reliever James undergoes hip surgery - Astros.com
Dodgers get sweet revenge on former Astros pitcher Charlie Morton - Fansided
Astros fans showed up to the World Series just to troll the Dodgers, Rays - Fansided
Gregorius: The Astros “could have played normally and still made it that far” - CBS Sports Radio
5 key questions facing Astros this offseason - MLB.com
Correa grew into Astros leader, now team must decide on extension - Houston Chronicle
Evaluating good, bad of 2020 Astros - SportsRadio 610
Astros ask appeals court to dismiss ticketholders' lawsuit - Houston Chronicle
MLB has direct testimony that shows Jeff Luhnow was aware of Astros' sign-stealing efforts, per report - CBS Sports
Bauer teases Astros fans ahead of free agency - Larry Brown Sports
Sabathia to Correa: "Y'all cheated, bro. It is what it is." - CBS Sports Radio
Astros hold club option on Raley - MLB Trade Rumors
Valentine on Astros: "I can't believe they were the only team doing it" - CBS Sports Radio 910
Houston's 2021 outfield outlook - Astros.com
Astros boast Gold Glove finalists at 1B, SS, LF - Astros.com
Houston Astros 2020 Season Review - Last Word on Sports
Former colleague calls disgraced Astros exec the 'worst person I've ever worked with' - CBS Sports Radio 910
Luhnow on Astros suspecting Yankees, Indians, Rangers - WCBS-AM
Bagwell opens up about battle with alcoholism - Houston Chronicle
Astros are still getting trolled, even at the World Series - Fansided
Manfred pushes back against Luhnow - Fansided
Dusty Baker to the Hall of Fame? There should be no doubt - Houston Chronicle
Podcast: What’s on deck for Astros? - Houston Chronicle
Astros' legacy will be that they should've won more championships - CBS Sports
Luhnow: These 22,000 texts prove my sign-stealing innocence - New York Post
Luhnow denies hand in sign-stealing scheme - UPI
5 things we loved about the 2020 Astros - Houstonia
In memory of Keith Lampard - Astros Daily
Astros already sounding frugal as huge offseason looms - Houston Chronicle
Luhnow denies knowledge of Astros’ sign-stealing plot - Houston Chronicle
Luhnow on sign-stealing punishment: MLB's goal was to 'calm the panic' - USA Today
Click tasked with sustaining Astros’ excellence amid industrywide financial losses - Houston Chronicle
With Springer, Brantley on the market, will Astros be aggressive in free agency this offseason? - SportsRadio 610
Greinke sought clarity on his future role with Astros before Game 5 of ALCS - SportsRadio 610
Astros GM believes Altuve's 2020 'blips' are behind him - Houston Chronicle
Click: Astros 'absolutely' have confidence in Greinke - Houston Chronicle
Here's what went wrong for the Astros, and why some unexpected people were rooting for Houston to win - CBS Sports
Springer, FAs will headline Astros' offseason - Astros.com
The contract situation for each Astros player this offseason - Houston Chronicle
Luhnow: People in Astros cheating scheme still work for team - Houston Chronicle
Altuve found redemption in postseason - Call to the Pen
Astros season ends in ALCS Game 7: Four winners, four losers - Houston Press
Can the Astros win another World Series without Springer? - Houston Chronicle
The villainy doesn’t end with the Astros - Deadspin
Astros elimination to begin offseason of Springer, Mets rumors - amNY
3 trades Astros need to make after losing in ALCS - Fansided
Astros improbable run finally comes to an end - Call to the Pen
The Astros' past finally catches up to them - Yahoo Sports
Tampa Bay fights off Houston in ALCS Game 7, advance to World Series - USA Today
Video: How the Astros' playoff run ended - Houston Chronicle
End of an era? - Houston Chronicle
Astros laud team unity after falling short in ALCS - ESPN
Astros' tumultuous 2020 season ends in ALCS Game 7, and Houston enters offseason with plenty of questions - CBS Sports
Ex-Yankees P throws shade at Astros after Game 7 loss - Larry Brown Sports
Poor RISP/reward ratio dooms Astros - Houston Chronicle
Lots to look forward to despite Astros' Game 7 loss - Houston Chronicle
Baseball Twitter celebrates Astros elimination after Game 7 loss - Yahoo Sports
Blown chances lead to Astros' eventual ALCS demise - Houston Chronicle
Astros' ALCS rally from down 3-0 falls short with Game 7 loss - Houston Chronicle
Rays win AL pennant, send Astros home in Game 7 - New York Daily News
Rays top the Astros 4-2 in Game 7 of the ALCS - Chicago Tribune
The Rays eliminated the Astros in Game 7 and opposing fans are celebrating - USA Today
Astros rally, and possibly an era, comes to an end in Game 7 - Houston Chronicle
Rays clinch second-ever World Series berth with 4-2 win over Astros - Tampa Bay Times
Rays beat Astros in Game 7 - Fox News
McCullers caught taking jab at Rays batter during ALCS - NESN
Anatomy of Astros' (near) miracle comeback - Astros.com
Will Astros try to re-sign Springer, Brantley? - Astros.com
Astros don't go down without a fight - Astros.com
Despite 'painful' loss, Baker proud of Astros - Astros.com
Astros' epic comeback bid falls short in G7 - Astros.com
Astros' comeback against Rays falls short in Game 7 - Houston Chronicle
Astros' Saga Finishes In Game 7 Defeat
- Astros Daily
The power of Dusty Baker’s faith - Call to the Pen
How MLB old school beat new: Inside the Astros' big inning that won ALCS Game 6 - ESPN
Rays, Astros on historic collision course heading into Game 7 - Sports Illustrated
The Astros didn't get to Game 7 on momentum. And they won't win it with a narrative - Yahoo Sports
Astros aren't anything like '04 Red Sox, even if they come back from down 3-0 in ALCS - Sporting News
Whether Rays like it or not, Valdez has reason to smile - Houston Chronicle
Astros' resilience vs. Rays in ALCS reminiscent of 2004 Red Sox - ESPN
With three wins in a row, Astros even ALCS to force Game 7 against the Rays - USA Today
Springer, Valdez help Astros top Rays, force ALCS Game 7 - Associated Press
Look out, 2004 Red Sox. The Astros' ALCS comeback is already making postseason history - Yahoo Sports
Rays lose to Astros again, and here comes Game 7 - Tampa Bay Times
Astros, MLB’s most dangerous team, almost back in World Series - Houston Chronicle
Bregman, Correa watched 2004 Red Sox highlights as motivation before forcing Game 7 in ALCS - MassLive.com
Astros climb back from 3-0 deficit to force Game 7 - Sports Illustrated
McCullers extols virtues of Maldonado - Houston Chronicle
How the bullpens stack up for ALCS Game 7 - Astros.com
Highlights from Astros' ALCS Game 6 win - Astros.com
15 intriguing stats, facts from ALCS Game 6 - Astros.com
Astros-Rays Game 7 FAQ (7:30 CT, TBS) - Astros.com
5th inning decided ALCS Gm 6: Here's how - Astros.com
Astros' 'relentless' drive something to admire - Astros.com
Valdez throws Rays a curve (a lot of them) - Astros.com
Game 7! HOU 2nd club to rally from 3-0 hole - Astros.com
Big inning carries Astros to win and forces a Game 7 - Houston Chronicle
Astros Storm Back To Even Series
- Astros Daily
An ALCS comeback from 3-0? Here's why these Astros could do it - ESPN
Correa's walk-off blast a ringing reminder that the Astros are nothing if not competitive - Yahoo Sports
Correa keeps Astros alive - Rotoworld
Correa calls shot before walk-off homer in Game 5 against the Rays - USA Today
The supervillains of the MLB playoffs just won't die - The Ringer
Correa's walk-off homer keeps Astros alive in ALCS vs. Rays - USA Today
Correa's walkoff homer sends Astros to ALCS Game 5 win over Rays - Houston Chronicle
Pitching patchwork key in Game 5 - Houston Chronicle
Correa plays hero for Astros with walk-off HR in ALCS Game 5 - ESPN
Astros vs. Rays ALCS Game 6 odds, picks and best bets - USA Today
Astros survive to force Game 6 vs. Rays in ALCS - ESPN
Astros fend off Rays to force Game 6 - FanGraphs
Correa's walk-off blast forces game 6 between Astros-Rays - Sports Illustrated
Correa keeps Astros alive, hits walk-off blast in ninth to force Game 6 - Washington Post
Astros hope they can emulate 2004 Red Sox - Houston Chronicle
ALCS Game 5: Correa's walk-off homer saves Astros season - Yahoo Sports
Astros not going away quietly, top Rays 4-3 - Tampa Bay Times
Pettis cleared to attend ALCS Game 5 - Houston Chronicle
Rookie Luis Garcia gets start for Astros in ALCS Game 5 vs. Rays - Houston Chronicle
Astros set record with HR on 1st & last pitch - Astros.com
As tide turns, are Rays feeling the heat? - Astros.com
10 facts and figures from ALCS Game 5 - Astros.com
'Big horses' fresh for HOU, TB in tight ALCS - Astros.com
Astros-Rays ALCS G6 FAQ (TBS, 5 CT) - Astros.com
Kids are all right: Astros' rookie arms deliver - Astros.com
'You go, we go': Springer's leadoff HR a spark - Astros.com
Correa calls his shot, then hits walk-off HR - Astros.com
Springer sends love to Gary Pettis after home run - Houston Chronicle
Correa walks off the Rays to give Astros Game 5 win - Houston Chronicle
Astros Not Dead Yet; Correa HR Forces Game 6
- Astros Daily
Altuve comes up big at plate after fielding woes - New York Post
A year after Game 7 hook, Greinke says 'it was nice' to be trusted in big spot - Houston Chronicle
With stellar Game 4, Altuve puts fielding nightmare behind him: 'I left that in the past' - ESPN
Greinke pitches Astros to win over Rays - Sports Illustrated
Staying alive: Altuve, Springer help keep Astros' season going - Houston Chronicle
Astros prevent sweep by Rays, extend ALCS - Associated Press
Astros stave off elimination with 4-3 win over Rays in ALCS Game 4 - USA Today
Kiermaier not starting Game 4 vs. Astros - Houston Chronicle
Utley watched hours of film, spent 2017 World Series trying to catch Astros cheating - CBS Sports Radio 910
Correa proving he can still be one of MLB’s best players - Sportsnet.ca
Bregman ready to rise on O; Altuve, on D - Astros.com
Highlights from Astros' ALCS Game 4 win - Astros.com
Javier has become Astros' secret weapon - Astros.com
Springer staves off elimination, free agency - Astros.com
Altuve 'turned the page,' homers again - Astros.com
Astros' quintet not ready to scatter just yet - Astros.com
Rays-Astros ALCS Gm. 5 FAQ (TBS, 4 CT) - Astros.com
Dusty's 'confidence' in Greinke forces G5 - Astros.com
Senator says Astros 'miserable cheaters' at Coney Barrett hearing - Houston Chronicle
Altuve, Springer power Astros to Game 4 win - Houston Chronicle
Greinke cites 2019 World Series, while praising new manager - Houston Chronicle
Who in the world will the Astros pitch in Game 5 of the ALCS? - Houston Chronicle
Astros Edge Rays To Fight Again
- Astros Daily
Rays are the ones beating the Astros; karma is just along for the ride - Tampa Bay Times
Astros could be undone by Altuve's sudden throwing problems - Yahoo Sports
Teammates try to pick up Altuve amid nightmare week - Houston Chronicle
Astros, Altuve throwing away their opportunities - ESPN
Baseball karma has come back to haunt the Astros - Boston Globe
Altuve makes another costly error as Astros fall into 3-0 ALCS hole vs. Rays - USA Today
Astros' luck deserts them again in game 3 loss as Rays take 3–0 series lead - FanGraphs
Rays’ stellar defense renders Astros victims of glove - Houston Chronicle
Astros falling apart in playoffs again - Houston Chronicle
Altuve is living a nightmare and testing our Astros hate - New York Post
Altuve makes another costly error in ALCS as throwing issues continue - CBS Sports
Rays one win away from World Series after Astros throw away another game - Yahoo Sports
Another key Altuve error dooms Astros in Game 3 loss to Rays - Houston Chronicle
Rays beat Astros 5-2, are one win from World Series - Tampa Bay Times
Greinke says he doesn't miss fans being in stands - ESPN
Greinke, Astros teammates savor reunion with families - Houston Chronicle
Being an Astros fan in 2020 is complicated - Texas Monthly
Notes: Maldonado's break, Correa's choice - Astros.com
8 noteworthy stats, facts from ALCS Game 3 - Astros.com
Astros again can't back SP as Urquidy deals - Astros.com
Another HR, but another miscue by Altuve - Astros.com
Rays-Astros ALCS Gm. 4 FAQ (TBS, 7:30 CT) - Astros.com
Snakebitten Astros' 'backs against the wall' - Astros.com
What's going on with Altuve? - Houston Chronicle
Astros Fall Again To Rays, 5-2
- Astros Daily
Rays show their usual glove love in beating Astros - Tampa Bay Times
Rays' playmaking ability has Tampa Bay up 2-0 over Astros in ALCS - Sports Illustrated
'We just got beat by misfortune today': Dusty Baker's Astros stare down an ALCS deficit - Yahoo Sports
McCullers takes tough loss in Game 2 - Houston Chronicle
Baker says Altuve must 'flush' throwing errors to avoid yips - ESPN
Altuve’s misplay proves E-vite to disaster in Astros’ Game 2 loss - Houston Chronicle
Astros go with Urquidy in Game 3, Greinke in Game 4 - Houston Chronicle
Luck goes against Astros because Rays are quite good - Houston Chronicle
Video: Breaking down Astros' Game 2 loss to Rays - Houston Chronicle
Donaldson took shot at umpire during Rays-Astros game - Larry Brown Sports
Margot shines as Rays take 2-0 series lead over Astros - Associated Press
Margot's amazing catch, home run lift Rays over Astros in Game 2 of the ALCS - USA Today
Pettis not with Astros but 'coaching from afar' - Houston Chronicle
Notes: Urquidy starts G3; Astros honor Pettis - Astros.com
Joe Morgan, early Astros All-Star, dies - Astros.com
Rays turning Astros' loud contact into outs - Astros.com
TB-HOU ALCS Game 3 FAQ (TBS, 7:30 CT) - Astros.com
Astros can't 'come through' for Lance (11 K's) - Astros.com
Altuve's costly error puts Astros in 0-2 hole - Astros.com
Hall of Famer Joe Morgan - the Astro who got away - dead at 77 - Houston Chronicle
Key error deals Astros Game 2 loss, 2-0 hole in ALCS - Houston Chronicle
The Margot Show Puts Tampa Up, 2-0
- Astros Daily
Joe Morgan, an early Astros star, dies at 77 - Houston Chronicle
America's Team? Rays bandwagon may be expanding after they take Game 1 vs. Astros - USA Today
Missed chances loom large in Game 1 loss - Houston Chronicle
Rays beat Astros to open ALCS with blueprint Yankees would recognize - New York Post
Despite loss, Bregman upbeat about Astros' chances - Houston Chronicle
Rays beat Astros in Game 1 - Associated Press
Astros bullpen passes test in Game 1 - Houston Chronicle
Rays silence Astros to take 1-0 lead in ALCS - Houston Chronicle
McCullers takes confidence into Game 2 start for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros to face Morton in ALCS Game 2 - Houston Chronicle
Reddick left on Astros bench for Game 1 of ALCS - Houston Chronicle
Notes: McCullers on G2; Astros' adjustments - Astros.com
Valdez shows off with behind-the-back grab - Astros.com
TB's happy place, Astros' G1 missed chance - Astros.com
Astros vs. Rays Game 2 FAQ (TBS, 3 CT) - Astros.com
All he does is hit LCS HRs: Altuve sets record - Astros.com
Even in loss, Valdez reminds of ace status - Astros.com
Astros' bats silenced by Rays in Game 1 loss - Astros.com
Rays silence Astros bats for narrow Game 1 win - Houston Chronicle
Rays Edge Astros In LCS Opener
- Astros Daily
Astros, Rays tweak rosters in advance of ALCS - Field Level Media
ALCS Preview: Astros vs. Rays - FanGraphs
Astros add De Jong to ALCS roster - Houston Chronicle
ALCS preview: Can the Rays stop the Astros revenge tour before it reaches the World Series? - Yahoo Sports
Astros set ALCS roster - MLB Trade Rumors
Astros to start Valdez in Game 1 of ALCS - ESPN
Bad-boy Astros, fun-loving Rays set to face off in ALCS - Associated Press
MLB playoffs Power Rankings - ESPN
Rays vs. Astros ALCS preview, schedule, predictions - USA Today
Baker guides reviled Astros into ALCS - Associated Press
Most CBS Sports experts expect Houston's luck to run out - CBS Sports
How Astros made it to ALCS without Verlander - Houston Chronicle
Could Click be Astros' secret weapon? - Tampa Bay Times
Astros need Springer to push ‘play’ against Rays - Houston Chronicle
Rays have decisions to make before facing Astros - Tampa Bay Times
Astros name starters for ALCS Games 1, 2 - Houston Chronicle
Beat Yankees? Check. Next on Rays' revenge tour: Astros - Tampa Bay Times
Astros likely to add another pitcher to ALCS roster - Houston Chronicle
Click on facing former team: 'On a scale of zero to weird, is pretty weird' - Houston Chronicle
How the Astros and Rays match up in ALCS - Houston Chronicle
Astros name starters for first two games of ALCS - MLB Trade Rumors
How the Astros and Rays match up in ALCS - Houston Chronicle
Here's what to watch for in the Astros-Rays ALCS - SportsMap
A look back at 2015 reveals how the Astros are now in their 4th ALCS - SportsMap
Astros vs. Rays: Who's tops at each position? - Astros.com
Correa is AL's top performer in DS - Astros.com
Ranking the top players of this postseason - Astros.com
Key facts, storylines for each LCS - Astros.com
HOU-TB ALCS G1 lineups, FAQ (TBS, 7:30 ET) - Astros.com
Notes: GM facing old team; ALCS roster - Astros.com
Astros set roster; De Jong in, McCormick out - Astros.com
Valdez, McCullers to start Gms 1, 2 for Astros - Astros.com
ALCS-bound Astros are probably laughing at Yankees for blowing shot at payback - NJ.com
Astros vs. Rays: Early look at ALCS - Houston Chronicle
The Astros keep winning and national media is big mad - Houston Chronicle
It's obvious the Astros are still cheating - Fox Sports
How Astros offense found itself against A’s - Houston Chronicle
Should Astros fans be rooting for the Yankees or Rays? - Houston Chronicle
Friedman says the Astros playing 'victim card' is a 'curious strategy' - CBS Sports
Breaking down Correa's home run celebration - Houston Chronicle
Maldonado drops the mic on the A's after beating them in series - USA Today
Those 'Hate Us' shirts are going to come in handy now that Astros advance to ALCS - Houston Chronicle
HOU-TB ALCS Gm. 1 FAQ (TBS, 7:30 ET Sun) - Astros.com
Brosseau homer lifts Rays over Yanks, into ALCS vs. Astros - Associated Press
So the Astros are headed to another ALCS. How angry should you be? - ESPN
Greinke sees 'no issues' with arm as Astros head to ALCS - Houston Chronicle
Astros eliminate A's to reach fourth straight ALCS - UPI
Video: Astros knock off A's to return to ALCS - Houston Chronicle
Brantley’s quiet competence boosts Astros again - Houston Chronicle
Greinke holds up 2 fingers, then allows HR on slider - Associated Press
Astros crush A's in Game Four, advance to ALCS: Four thoughts - Houston Press
Playoffs bring out the best in Astros - Houston Chronicle
Bang! Bang! Astros thump away vs Oakland, return to ALCS - Associated Press
The Astros are really going to do this, aren't they? - The Ringer
Takeaways from Astros' ALDS win over A's - Houston Chronicle
Maldonado, ex-Astros take shots at A's on Twitter after ALDS win - NBC Sports Bay Area
Astros eliminate A’s with 11-6 win in ALDS - San Francisco Examiner
Astros back in the ALCS months removed from cheating-scandal fallout - Fox News
Astros homer their way to fourth consecutive ALCS - FanGraphs
Astros pound A's in Game 4 to advance to fourth straight ALCS - Houston Chronicle
Astros hold off A's to advance to fourth straight ALCS - Houston Chronicle
Astros return to fourth straight ALCS - Yahoo Sports
A's season ends in disappointment again as Astros win ALDS - NBC Sports Bay Area
Did Greinke call his pitches against the A's? - SF Gate
Astros move to quash subpoenas for Luhnow, Hinch in paramedic's lawsuit - Houston Chronicle
A's, Astros belt record 24 HRs, go 9,862 feet - MLB.com
What's up with Greinke signaling his own pitches? - Houston Chronicle
Greinke gets the start for Astros in Game 4 - Houston Chronicle
Astros prospect report from alternate site - Astros.com
Highlights from Astros' 11-6 win over A's - Astros.com
A's, Astros belt record 24 HRs, go 9,862 feet - Astros.com
High hops, short wall: Reddick robs homer - Astros.com
Greinke, Javier pass Game 4 test. Now what? - Astros.com
5 ways Astros pulled off the near-impossible - Astros.com
What lies ahead for Astros in the ALCS? - Astros.com
'Motivated' Astros reach 4th straight ALCS - Astros.com
Maldonado: 'They wanted us, they got us' - Houston Chronicle
Astros Advance To ALCS Again
- Astros Daily
Astros, A's leaning on bullpens in ALDS - Sports Illustrated
A's again look to extend ALDS against Astros - Field Level Media
Astros still have upper hand after crazy Game 3 - Houston Chronicle
Athletics stay alive with 9-7 win over Astros in Game 3 - Associated Press
Worst fears about balky bullpen come to pass - Houston Chronicle
Will Greinke pitch or won't he? Have to watch Game 4 to find out - Houston Chronicle
More home run haymakers land as A's take game 3 from Astros - FanGraphs
Astros' series in L.A. comes with a shadow of doubt - Houston Chronicle
A's playoff takeaways: What we learned in 9-7 win vs. Astros in Game 3 - NBC Sports Bay Area
Astros call vengeful report about A's, other teams 'fake news' - NBC Sports Bay Area
No structural issues for Greinke; Astros eye his playoff help - ESPN
Greinke's right arm structurally sound, but postseason status remains unknown - Houston Chronicle
Greinke has no 'structural damage' to arm - Astros.com
A's, Astros should feel optimistic in Game 4 - Astros.com
A's-Astros Game 4 FAQ (TBS, 2:30 CT) - Astros.com
Greinke, Javier among options to start G4 - Astros.com
Astros' clinch denied: 'We're still in the lead' - Astros.com
Athletics trip up Astros bullpen in Game 3 to extend ALDS - Houston Chronicle
A's Rally Late For 9-7 Stunner
- Astros Daily
Both pitchers light on experience as Astros try to sweep A's - Field Level Media
Athletics vs. Astros: ALDS Game 3 live stream, TV channel, prediction, odds, watch MLB playoffs online - CBS Sports
Vindication or nightmare: What to make of the Astros' postseason success - Sports Illustrated
Astros are revitalized, and it looks familiar - San Francisco Chronicle
Astros are playing their way back into the spotlight - Yahoo Sports
Winning plays in 4th inning loom large in Astros' Game 2 victory - Houston Chronicle
Astros buckle down, hold off A's to take 2-0 series lead - FanGraphs
Springer's October legend grows with two homers as Astros beat A's, reach ALCS doorstep - USA Today
A's catch break as Astros ace Zack Greinke won't start ALDS Game 3 - NBC News Bay Area
Baker: Greinke 'not right,' out with arm soreness - Houston Chronicle
What we learned as A's fall in 0-2 series hole to Astros - CSN Bay Area
Springer leads the way as Astros take 2-0 lead on A's - Houston Chronicle
Luhnow, Hinch subpoenaed by paramedic suing Astros - Houston Chronicle
Alvarez 'anxious' as he works way back to Astros from knee surgery - Houston Chronicle
OAK-HOU Game 3 FAQ (TBS, 2:30 CT) - Astros.com
Springer's impact on Astros hard to overstate - Astros.com
Highlights from Game 2 of ALDS vs. A's - Astros.com
This praying mantis is pulling for Astros - Astros.com
With Greinke ailing, Urquidy to start Game 3 - Astros.com
Springer (2 HRs) passes Ruth in playoff blasts - Astros.com
Astros 1 win away from 4th straight ALCS - Astros.com
Springer's dingers lead Astros past A's in Game 2 - Houston Chronicle
Springer's Dingers Down A's, 5-2
- Astros Daily
Astros vs. Athletics Game 2 odds, picks and best bets - USA Today
Astros take Game 1 of ALDS 10-5: Four thoughts - Houston Press
Springer, Correa rally Astros past Athletics in ALDS opener - Canadian Press
With a chance to smack MLB’s villains, A’s come up well short in Game 1 - San Francisco Chronicle
Astros could break Dodgers’ fans hearts again - Los Angeles Times
It's easy to root for Dusty Baker, but not the Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros follow 'vintage' Altuve to Game 1 victory - Houston Chronicle
Houston is going to be a problem: The Astros are sticking together and looking dangerous - Yahoo Sports
Correa burnishes postseason cred as Astros blast A's 10-5 in ALDS opener - USA Today
Springer sets table for Astros' Game 1 win - Houston Chronicle
Astros' anonymous-yet-excellent bullpen helps Houston take Game 1 - FanGraphs
Correa homers twice, Astros win Game 1 of ALDS - Associated Press
Scorching Astros looking dangerous again in playoffs - Houston Chronicle
Astros rout A's in Game 1 of ALDS - Houston Chronicle
History of tensions between AL West rivals highlight ALDS matchup - CBS Sports
Dodgers didn't want Astros in their clubhouse for playoffs - Larry Brown Sports
Baker: 'I've been a villain most of my life' - San Francisco Chronicle
Manaea on Astros: 'I'm over those guys' - Houston Chronicle
Astros go with an extra pitcher for ALDS - Houston Chronicle
Highlights from Game 1 of ALDS vs. A's - Astros.com
HOU-OAK Game 2 FAQ (TBS, 3:30 CT) - Astros.com
Alex Bregman is Mr. October ... 5th - Astros.com
LA Rakers: Astros, A's unload in 6-HR slugfest - Astros.com
Did Houston unlock an ALDS key in Game 1? - Astros.com
Correa ropes 2 HRs: 'I love October baseball' - Astros.com
Astros put AL on notice with romp over A's - Astros.com
Correa, Astros hammer Athletics in Game 1 - Houston Chronicle
Dodgers 'definitely didn’t want Houston in our clubhouse' - Houston Chronicle
Four-Run Rally Leads To Game 1 Win
- Astros Daily
Athletics-Astros ALDS preview: Schedule, prediction, pitchers for showdown between rivals - USA Today
Melvin, A's not focusing on early ALDS start times vs. Astros - NBC Sports Bay Area
Bregman still looking to groove swing for ALDS - Houston Chronicle
Astros and A's staying at same Los Angeles hotel - Houston Chronicle
Mattress Mack advertises at Dodger Stadium, bets on Astros World Series again - Houston Chronicle
Postseason role for Greinke to be determined - Houston Chronicle
Astros return to Los Angeles for ALDS series against A’s, Fiers - Associated Press
Reddick wants to see more hate from LAD fans - Dodgers Way
Astros vs. A's: 2020 ALDS Game 1 live stream, prediction, pick, odds, TV channel, watch MLB playoffs online - CBS Sports
Astros tab McCullers, Valdez in Games 1, 2 - Astros.com
Game times set for Astros-A's series - Houston Chronicle
How the Astros and A's matchup position-by-position - Houston Chronicle
2020 Astros To Live Or Die In L.A.
- Astros Daily
A capsule look at the Astros-Athletics playoff series - Associated Press
Game times set for Astros-Athletics series - Houston Chronicle
Sabathia slams 'clown' Correa: Astros 'cheated and then they get mad at us' - CBS Sports
No love lost between A’s, Astros as playoff faceoff arrives - Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Reddick's plan for Astros to beat A's in ALDS won't be simple - CSN Bay Area
A's deny avoiding Fiers-Astros starts; he could pitch in ALDS - CSN Bay Area
Will Astros' bats come alive in ALDS? - Astros.com
Dusty warns A's before ALDS to be 'careful what you ask for' - CSN Bay Area
Reddick 'disappointed' in number of protesting Dodgers fans on previous Astros visit - Houston Chronicle
Baker reflects on baseball greats who've died in 2020 - Houston Chronicle
A’s wanted the Astros. They got them. - Houston Chronicle
Why A's say focus in ALDS isn't getting revenge on Astros - CSN Bay Area
Fiers remains an option vs. Astros - Houston Chronicle
8 pitches that could dominate Division Series - Astros.com
5 games in 5 days? Here's the pitching plan - Astros.com
How Maldonado kept Astros’ pitching staff together - Houston Chronicle
Eschenfelder added to Astros’ Houston Baseball Wall of Honor - Houston Chronicle
Dodger Stadium will be different experience for Athletics, Astros, but baseball is still baseball - Sports Illustrated
Raley finds a place in Astros’ oddball group of relievers - Houston Chronicle
Astros head to hostile Los Angeles for ALDS vs Athletics - Associated Press
How playing at neutral Dodger Stadium could impact A's-Astros ALDS - NBC Sports
Baker claims Astros ignoring matchup with whistleblower Fiers - USA Today
Podcast: Astros need their 'A' game against Oakland - Houston Chronicle
How the Astros and A’s match up - Houston Chronicle
McCullers could start ALDS Game 1 or 2 - Astros.com
The pandemic erased a year of booing the Astros. Now they're surging. - Wall Street Journal
A's get chance to stick it to Astros - NBC Sports
Astros to face an A's team 'that expects to win' - Houston Chronicle
How the defending AL champion Astros stack up with the A's - SportsMap
ALDS requires Astros to adjust pitching strategy - Houston Chronicle
Astros to face A's in ALDS - Houston Chronicle
Bus driver for Titans and Astros tests positive for COVID-19 - Titans Wire
Luhnow breaks silence about cheating scandal on upcoming podcast - Yahoo Sports
Verlander undergoes Tommy John surgery - Houston Chronicle
Astros-A's position-by-position analysis - Astros.com
Astros vs. A's ALDS Game 1 FAQ (TBS, Mon.) - Astros.com
Heated Astros-A's rivalry hits October - Astros.com
The Astros are moving on, even if the rest of you aren't - New York Times
Inside the pivotal pickoff of Byron Buxton - Houston Chronicle
Video: Breaking down Astros' sweep of Twins - Houston Chronicle
Correa turns Game 2 tide with homer, defense - Houston Chronicle
Even in the postseason, Tucker continues to hit - Houston Chronicle
Correa calls out the haters after team advances in MLB Playoffs - Sportsnaut
Astros fans get to laugh at the haters for at least one day in MLB playoffs - ESPN
Astros eliminate Twins, ready to take on more naysayers in ALDS - USA Today
Astros look like playoff Astros again with easy knockout of Twins - Houston Chronicle
Astros stifle Twins, sweep wild-card series - Houston Chronicle
Postseason 'pretty surreal' for McCormick - Astros.com
Highlights from Astros' Wild Card sweep - Astros.com
On to ALDS, Dusty has unfinished business - Astros.com
Astros sweep: 'We deserve a lot of respect' - Astros.com
Astros finish sweep of Twins in AL Wild Card series - Houston Chronicle
Correa: 'I know a lot of people are mad' - Houston Chronicle
Correa, Tucker Fuel Wild Card Sweep
- Astros Daily
Twins' Game 1 loss to Astros result of ninth-inning meltdown, weak offense - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Millersville's McCormick makes Astros wild-card roster - Fox 43 TV
Houston Astros reliever Framber Valdez sharp - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Playoff experience shows in Game 1 victory over Twins - Houston Chronicle
Mississippi bettor wins $625,000 after Astros rally late to top Twins in wild-card series - Yahoo Sports
Astros’ piggyback plan works to perfection - Houston Chronicle
Astros' starting pitcher for Game 2 a mystery - Houston Chronicle
Astros take what they’re given in 3-run 9th - Houston Chronicle
Two fielding plays doom Twins in tight loss to Astros - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Astros are back and getting 'loud' after beating Twins in Game 1 - USA Today
Defensive misplays plague Twins as Astros take Game 1 - FanGraphs
Gurriel takes pay cut to $7M to stay with Astros - Associated Press
Twins fall 4-1 to Astros in Game 1 of AL wild-card series - Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Morales welcomes baby girl just in time for the playoffs - Houston Chronicle
Late rally lifts Astros over Twins in Game 1 - Houston Chronicle
Astros' lineup can still bring recollection of three-game slaughter in 2017 - Minneapolis Star-Tribune
‘Mattress Mack’ wagers $250K on Astros to win World Series - Las Vegas Review-Journal
Astros' playoff roster includes rookie outfielder Chas McCormick - Houston Chronicle
Astros sign Gurriel to contract extension - Houston Chronicle
Highlights from Astros' Wild Card G1 win - Astros.com
Astros-Twins G2 FAQ (ESPN2, 12 CT) - Astros.com
Prospect McCormick added to WC roster - Astros.com
Astros rally, ride Framber's relief to G1 win - Astros.com
Ninth-inning rally sends Astros to Game 1 win over Twins - Houston Chronicle
Astros Stun Twins In 9th, Take Series Lead
- Astros Daily
Astros vs. Twins: Comparing the matchups - Houston Press
Astros set to face Twins in MLB Wild Card round - Houston Press
Twins-Astros wild-card series preview - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Astros have been here before, but how many trips are left? - Houston Chronicle
Astros look for improved start from Greinke - Houston Chronicle
Astros' Game 2 starter decision: Urquidy or Valdez - Houston Chronicle
James available for Astros-Twins series - Houston Chronicle
Maldonado set to play Game 1 of Astros-Twins - Houston Chronicle
Astros, Twins intersect despite not playing each other this season - Houston Chronicle
Twins get first crack at knocking out maligned Astros - St. Paul Pioneer Press
Twins manager Baldelli previews series vs. Astros - Associated Press
Why the post-scandal Astros' 2020 offensive struggles might not be a coincidence - CBS Sports
Astros have Rob Manfred to thank for 2020 playoffs - Houston Chronicle
With Twins set to face Astros, it's time to renew your hate for cheaters - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Twins are postseason fan favorites, because everyone hates the Astros - Bring Me the News
Do we really want to play the Astros? - Twinkie Town
James coming off IL; Maldonado ready to go - Astros.com
Breaking down the Astros-Twins playoff matchup - Houston Chronicle
Sub-.500 Astros Open Playoffs In Minnesota
- Astros Daily
Pandemic playoffs: Brewers, Astros qualify despite losing records - Associated Press
Astros enter MLB postseason as underdogs for World Series return - KXAN-TV
Twins carry record postseason skid into series with Astros - Houston Chronicle
Playoffs present a fresh start - Houston Chronicle
Schedule set for first 2 games of Astros-Twins series - Houston Chronicle
Astros finishing season with losing record should bring you comfort - FanSided
Click hopes he can re-sign Springer - Houston Chronicle
Playoff road takes Reddick away from wife and twins - Houston Chronicle
Astros optimistic Maldonado will play vs. Twins - Houston Chronicle
Astros to face Twins in wild card after 29-31 season - Houston Chronicle
Regular season over, Astros aim to 'step up' - Astros.com
Astros-Twins position-by-position breakdown - Astros.com
Astros vs. Twins Wild Card Game 1 FAQ - Astros.com
How Astros can top Twins, make playoff run - Astros.com
Who and when the Astros play in first round of playoffs - Houston Chronicle
Rangers send Astros to playoffs with losing record - Associated Press
Baker first to lead five MLB teams to postseason - Reuters
Koepp’s likeness sees Astros home games - Uvalde Leader-News
Correa offers prayers, support for Brazoria Co. family of boy who died from brain-eating amoeba - KHOU-TV
McCullers finishes season strong as Astros fall to Rangers - Houston Chronicle
In 2020, a lack of power and clutch hits define Astros’ offense - Houston Chronicle
Pettis to miss rest of season after multiple myeloma diagnosis - Houston Chronicle
Playoff-bound Houston set for final tuneup - Asrtos.com
Full recovery expected for Pettis (cancer) - Asrtos.com
Baker makes managerial history with Astros - Asrtos.com
McCullers 'really proud' of TJ surgery return - Asrtos.com
Five-run seventh inning powers Rangers past Astros - Associated Press
Pence announces retirement after 14 years - Associated Press
Houston Astros at Arlington Rangers odds, picks and best bets - USA Today
Astros postseason hopes may have taken a direct hit - Call to the Pen
Astros face changing plans vs. Rangers after clinching playoff spot - Field Level Media
Astros weather season of adversity to reach playoffs - Houston Chronicle
Say hello to the bad guys: Astros clinch final AL playoff spot - Yahoo Sports
Astros suffer painful extra-inning loss to Rangers - Houston Chronicle
Astros' weekend rotation plans hinge on team's playoff status - Houston Chronicle
Astros hope Javier extends strong rookie season into playoffs - Houston Chronicle
Former MLB exec Jimmie Lee Solomon joins Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker at private equity firm - CNBC
Fear ye not: how MLB history provides plenty of reasons for Astros fans to believe - SportsMap
'Mattress Mack' places $10K bet on Astros to win 2020 World Series - CBS Sports
Astros face Rangers with playoffs secured - Astros.com
Astros place James on IL, recall De Jong - Astros.com
How they got there: Astros showed grit - Astros.com
Astros postseason FAQ: What comes next? - Astros.com
Astros stunned late, still snare playoff spot - Astros.com
Astros clinch final AL playoff spot despite loss to Rangers - Associated Press
Astros hope booming win over Rangers is only the beginning - Field Level Media
Sept. 24: Astros 12, Rangers 4 - Houston Chronicle
Astros awaken, blast Rangers in series opener - Houston Chronicle
Tucker's breakout season a bright spot for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros yet to have luxury of setting playoff rotation - Houston Chronicle
Flores talks Astros scandal, baseball during abnormal season - Houston Chronicle
Urquidy, Astros look to clinch playoff berth - Astros.com
Highlights from Astros' breakout win at Texas - Astros.com
Astros mash as magic number drops to 1 - Astros.com
Astros magic number is 1 after rout of Rangers - Associated Press
Bregman insists Astros can fix offensive woes - SportsRadio 610
Astros face playoff pressure at Rangers - Field Level Media
Bregman looking for just one good swing - Houston Chronicle
On deck: Astros at Rangers - Houston Chronicle
Astros closing in on postseason berth - Astros.com
Baker: Altuve will 'rise to the occasion' - Astros.com
Astros' bats stymied: 'Need to get better' - Astros.com
Astros lose in Seattle as final push for playoff spot continues - Associated Press
Transition to bullpen forces Paredes to learn quickly - Houston Chronicle
For Astros, waiting for slump to end is the hardest part - Houston Chronicle
Big inning sparks Astros to win over Mariners - Houston Chronicle
Valdez's rise presents a good problem - Houston Chronicle
Here are the top strategic and cultural changes you’ll see from the Astros after this season - SportsMap
Can Astros hold it together to reach October again? - Yahoo Sports
Greinke looks to punch Astros' playoff ticket - Astros.com
Highlights from Astros-Mariners matchup - Astros.com
Notes: Pressly's success; Paredes adjusting - Astros.com
Maldonado puts Astros on verge of playoffs - Astros.com
Maldonado, Valdez push Astros past Mariners - Associated Press
Newsome expected to start for the Mariners against the Astros - Associated Press
Timely hits stay elusive - Houston Chronicle
Astros offense remains sluggish in loss to Mariners - Houston Chronicle
Gurriel wants to return to Astros after rough season - Houston Chronicle
Springer sits out of Astros-Mariners opener to prevent injury - Houston Chronicle
Podcast: Can anyone give Astros the kick they need? - Houston Chronicle
Urquidy cracks list of hottest rookies - Astros.com
Innings-eater Valdez set to face Mariners - Astros.com
Division out of reach after tough loss - Astros.com
Athletics clinch first AL West title since 2013 - Associated Press
Gonzales, Mariners shut down Astros - Associated Press
Gonzales scheduled to start as Seattle hosts Houston - Associated Press
Shaping bullpen for playoffs - Houston Chronicle
On deck: Astros at Mariners - Houston Chronicle
Pettis will not travel with team on road trip - Houston Chronicle
Strom confident Verlander will make comeback from Tommy John surgery - Houston Chronicle
Martín Maldonado: The Astros' iron man - Houston Chronicle
Altuve hopes to get on track in final leg of season - Houston Chronicle
Springer carries Astros past D-Backs in home finale - Houston Chronicle
McCullers set to open key series at Seattle - Astros.com
Highlights from Astros' finale win vs. D-backs - Astros.com
Strom confident Verlander will return to form - Astros.com
Springer's 2 HRs help Astros reach milestone - Astros.com
Springer hits inside-the-park HR, Astros top Diamondbacks - Associated Press
Astros Hit Road For Season's Final Week
- Astros Daily
Astros again turn to rookie in matchup with D-backs - Field Level Media
Weaver drops 5th straight in Diamondbacks' loss to Astros - Arizona Republic
Astros show signs of life in win over Diamondbacks - Houston Chronicle
How Verlander injury changes long-term outlook - Houston Chronicle
Why losing Verlander marks beginning of the end of Astros' sad legacy - ESPN
Losing Verlander is massive blow to Astros' present and future as big decisions loom - USA Today
Verlander to undergo Tommy John surgery, will miss 2021 season - USA Today
Urquidy aims to stay on roll in finale vs. AZ - Astros.com
Verlander to undergo Tommy John surgery - Astros.com
Without JV, who'd fill Astros' playoff rotation? - Astros.com
Astros defeat Diamondbacks to get back to .500 - Associated Press
Verlander to have elbow surgery - Associated Press
If these are the last days of George Springer as an Astro at MMP, it's sad and depressing finish - Paper City Magazine
Stuck in a sluggish September - Houston Chronicle
Calhoun homers twice in Diamondbacks' win over Astros - Arizona Republic
Astros lackluster in loss to Diamondbacks - Houston Chronicle
Taylor returns with lesson learned - Houston Chronicle
Astros place Peacock on injured list - Houston Chronicle
A’s have worse chance of reaching World Series than Astros - White Cleat Beat
Javier looks to continue strong September - Astros.com
Astros place Peacock on IL, activate Taylor - Astros.com
Greinke's got jokes, backstop banter - Astros.com
Astros miss chances, drop back below .500 - Astros.com
Astros fall to Calhoun, Diamondbacks - Associated Press
Debating the biggest decision the Astros have faced in years - SportsMap
Mets trade with the Astros that almost cost them the 1986 World Series - Rising Apple
Astros insider: Offense looks for a lift - Houston Chronicle
Rangers’ offense had struggled all season. Things were even worse vs. Astros. - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Sept. 17: Astros 2, Rangers 1 - Houston Chronicle
On deck: Diamondbacks at Astros - Houston Chronicle
Peacock being examined for possible recurrence of arm problems - Houston Chronicle
Things 'starting to click' for James - Houston Chronicle
Smoky skies could threaten Astros' upcoming series in Seattle - Houston Chronicle
Greinke faces former team as D-backs visit - Astros.com
Highlights from Astros' 2-1 win over Rangers - Astros.com
10 to go: Winning tight ones big for Astros - Astros.com
Valdez, Tucker lead Astros to win over Rangers - Associated Press
Astros host Rangers, aim to build on McCullers Jr.'s strong performance - Associated Press
Astros, Rangers set to compete in rubber match - Field Level Media
Team almost as silent in postgame as during game - Houston Chronicle
Weird season nears dividing point for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Correa back in lineup after leaving with injury - Houston Chronicle
Devenski undergoes elbow surgery - Houston Chronicle
Valdez seeks return to early-season form - Astros.com
JV throws off hill, Astros hope for Oct. return - Astros.com
McCullers 'really, really sharp' in IL return - Astros.com
Gibson throws 4-hitter as Rangers blank Astros - Associated Press
MLB announces 2020 postseason schedule - Astros.com
Astros host Rangers, aim to build on Urquidy's solid outing - Associated Press
Urquidy's solid start kicks off pivotal stretch - Houston Chronicle
Astros top Rangers, get injury scare with Correa - Houston Chronicle
Correa leaves Astros' game with injury - Houston Chronicle
Top moments from TEX-HOU series opener - Astros.com
Altuve off IL; Verlander to face hitters - Astros.com
Correa fouls ball off ankle; X-rays negative - Astros.com
Urquidy's growth adds a postseason option - Astros.com
World Series to be played in Arlington, Houston gets earlier round - Associated Press
Springer and Maldonado homer, Astros beat Rangers 4-1 - Associated Press
How drafting Mark Appel won the Astros a World Series - Houston Chronicle
Have Houston teams sapped fans of their last glimmer of hope? - SportsMap
Astros are still close to the World Series - SportsMap
On deck: Rangers at Astros - Houston Chronicle
What happens to a foul ball in empty MMP? - Houston Chronicle
What Astros must do to ensure playoff berth - Houston Chronicle
Dodgers fans heckle Astros bus with asterisk signs and trash cans prior to game in Los Angeles - CBS Sports
This former Black Bear is now on the Astros’ 60-man roster - Bangor (ME) Daily News
MLB’s perfect playoffs is a Yankees dream and Astros nightmare - New York Post
California Collapse Dooms Division Hopes
- Astros Daily
Astros insider: The search for consistency - Houston Chronicle
Dodgers' bullpen delivers full-game relief in win over Astros - Los Angeles Times
Sept. 13: Dodgers 8, Astros 1 - Houston Chronicle
A Verlander return would be as starter, not reliever - Houston Chronicle
Gurriel, Díaz dealing with minor injuries - Houston Chronicle
Urquidy starts as Astros return home - Astros.com
JV works to return; McCullers back Wed. - Astros.com
Tough trip ends: 'We have to play better' - Astros.com
Betts, Dodgers beat Astros; LA fans still sore - Houston Chronicle
Astros vs. Dodgers preview (Sept. 12) - Action Network
Urias expected to start for Los Angeles against Houston - Associated Press
Atmosphere could be tense as Astros, Dodgers meet again - Field Level Media
Verlander could return in time for MLB postseason - CBS Sports
On deck: Astros at Dodgers - Houston Chronicle
Oakland A's send message to Houston Astros in series beating - White Cleat Beat
Inbox: Will Astros get to full strength? - Astros.com
Olson's homer helps lift A's over Astros - Houston Chronicle
Reddick wants us to feel sorry for the Astros - FanSided
Athletics bury Astros in AL West race - CBS Sports
Astros fall below .500 after loss to Athletics - Houston Chronicle
Astros hoping for September return for Verlander - Houston Chronicle
Top prospect performers at alternate sites - Astros.com
Astros' California trip hits LA for two games - Astros.com
Baker anticipates Verlander will return in '20 - Astros.com
Urquidy a bright spot for Astros in loss to A's - Astros.com
Olson's homer helps lift A's over Astros - Associated Press
Here’s how you can help the Astros help Hurricane Laura victims - Houston Chronicle
Garcia's ascent started in a parking garage - Houston Chronicle
Astros sit Bregman as he returns slowly from injury - Houston Chronicle
Altuve gets in some work as he recovers from knee injury - Houston Chronicle
Astros and Yankees are letting expected bottom-dwellers hang in playoff race - CBS Sports
Urquidy set to make 2nd '20 start in finale - Astros.com
James activated; Stubbs, De Jong optioned - Astros.com
Maldonado honors Clemente with cleats - Astros.com
Astros' tough trip continues with walk-off loss - Astros.com
Laureano strikes back, lifts A's past Astros - Associated Press
Photos that make you wonder how Astros, A's played a baseball game - Houston Chronicle
A’s plan to play Astros under orange, smoky sky - San Jose Mercury News
Free agency questions the Astros must answer - SportsMap
Astros pull out victory to earn DH split with A's - Field Level Media
Twinbill split snaps skid, keeps hope alive - Houston Chronicle
Astros rally past A's in nightcap, snap losing streak - Houston Chronicle
Cintron's suspension over, but return to Astros delayed - Houston Chronicle
Astros' slide ends at 6 with twin-bill split - Astros.com
Bregman's philanthropy honored by Astros - Astros.com
Gurriel hits go-ahead sacrifice fly, Astros end 6-game skid - Associated Press
Astros insider: 2 beleaguered teams to meet in Oakland - Houston Chronicle
Astros open big 5-game set in Oakland - Astros.com
Astros could activate Bregman for A's series - Astros.com
McCullers (neck) to IL; Reddick day to day - Astros.com
Astros stumble late again ahead of key week - Astros.com
Angels rally in 8th to complete sweep of Astros - Associated Press
Astros Swept By Angels In Hades
- Astros Daily
Altuve’s nightmare season continues - Call to the Pen
Lack of moves for pitching could be costly - Houston Chronicle
Astros cough up first game of doubleheader vs. Angels - Houston Chronicle
Astros place Jose Altuve on injured list - Houston Chronicle
Valdez set to start series finale against Halos - Astros.com
Swept in DH, Astros' fatigued 'pen falters late - Astros.com
Astros rally late, can't hold on in Game 1 loss - Astros.com
Altuve (knee) to IL; Urquidy, Peacock up - Astros.com
Astros suffer doubleheader sweep against Angels - Associated Press
McCullers struggles with 'weird period' - Houston Chronicle
Astros fall to Ohtani, Angels in 11th inning - Houston Chronicle
Bregman on course to rejoin Astros during road trip - Houston Chronicle
Bielak, Urquidy set for doubleheader - Astros.com
Pruitt has surgery on right elbow - Astros.com
Notes: Altuve's injury; Urquidy returning - Astros.com
McCullers' early exit a rough start to road trip - Astros.com
Trout ties Angels' HR record, then scores winning run against Astros - Associated Press
Devenski returns to Astros roster - Houston Chronicle
Urquidy discusses his COVID-19 quarantine and return to Astros - Houston Chronicle
Altuve likely to miss Angels series with sprained knee - Houston Chronicle
Altuve day-to-day after knee scare - Yardbarker
Notes: Pruitt has surgery; Devenski back - Astros.com
Angels play the Astros following Heaney's strong performance - Associated Press
On deck: Astros at Angels - Houston Chronicle
September brings roster decisions - Houston Chronicle
Astros salvage series win over Rangers - Sealy News
Baker reminisces about Seaver - Houston Chronicle
Astros wrap up 8-game homestand with series win over Rangers - Houston Chronicle
Altuve pulled after slide into third base - Houston Chronicle
Sept. 3: Astros 8, Rangers 4 - Houston Chronicle
Bregman at full strength and ready for return to Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros begin 11-game trip through Cali - Astros.com
Bregman nominated for Clemente Award - Astros.com
All the highlights from the Astros' 8-4 win - Astros.com
Bregman among Astros nearing return - Astros.com
Altuve (knee) undergoes MRI after early exit - Astros.com
Astros win series ahead of crucial trip - Astros.com
Díaz, Brantley lead Astros past Rangers - Associated Press
Bregman at full strength and ready for return to Astros - Houston Chronicle
Rangers and Astros still covet Lone Star Series - Dallas Sports Fanatic
Much more needed from Altuve, Springer - Houston Chronicle
Astros release Rodney - MLB Trade Rumors
Brantley's early homer carries Astros past Rangers - Field Level Media
Astros stick with Javier, clip Rangers, 2-1 - Houston Chronicle
Maldonado continues to flourish with Astros - Houston Chronicle
Urquidy will join rotation during Angels doubleheader - Houston Chronicle
WHIP smart, Greinke set for finale vs. Texas - Astros.com
Look-see for Urquidy; makeup set - Astros.com
Rookie Javier wins duel in his longest outing - Astros.com
Brantley homers early, Astros hold on for win over Arlington - Associated Press
Analyzing all the reasons the Astros were silent at the deadline - SportsMap
Astros-Athletics reschedule postponed game as part of Tuesday doubleheader - Houston Chronicle
Team stumbles through lethargic loss to Rangers - Houston Chronicle
Rangers top Astros in extras - Dallas Morning News
Javier takes on Rangers for first time - Astros.com
Valdez once again looks like ace for Astros - Astros.com
Sept. 1: Rangers 6, Astros 5 (10) - Houston Chronicle
The pride and shame of Astros fandom - Houston Chronicle
Astros encounter new problem with pitching staff - Houston Chronicle
Bregman progressing in rehab, could be activated on trip - Houston Chronicle
Astros' Corpus Christi training site re-opened after positive COVID-19 test - Houston Chronicle
Astros-Rangers series to begin tonight, as scheduled - Houston Chronicle
On deck: Rangers at Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros Foundation offering free support to help with online learning - KPRC-TV
Astros remain isolated while awaiting COVID-19 test results - Houston Chronicle
Astros stand pat, make no deadline deal - Houston Chronicle
Astros-Dodgers will get prime time TV spot on ESPN - Houston Chronicle
Astros stand pat, count on players returning - Astros.com
Astros Endure Wild Week
- Astros Daily
Click faces his first trade deadline with Astros - Houston Chronicle
Best-case scenario would have Astros playing Tuesday - Houston Chronicle
Astros self isolate after A's reveal positive test - SportsRadio 610
Positive COVID-19 test from A's organization leads to postponement of Sunday's Astros game - SportsRadio 610
Astros look to sweep series with A's - Field Level Media
Astros pick up steam with doubleheader sweep against A's - Houston Chronicle
McCullers gets back to being a 'stuff guy' - Houston Chronicle
Tucker carries Astros through doubleheader against A's - Houston Chronicle
McCullers guides Astros past A's in first game of doubleheader - Houston Chronicle
Ford calls for dialogue over racial injustice - Houston Chronicle
Astros activate Diaz from injured list, option Jones - Houston Chronicle
A's-Astros game postponed after positive test - Astros.com
Astros take twin bill with more Tucker magic - Astros.com
Stellar Valdez set to close series vs. A's - Astros.com
Tucker's HR backs McCullers' strong start - Astros.com
Highlights from Saturday's Game 1 win - Astros.com
Diaz back for first time since opener - Astros.com
Astros sweep doubleheader against A's - Associated Press
Astros interested in Diamondbacks' Robbie Ray, Red Sox's Matt Barnes? - YardBarker
How MLB’s trade deadline could be a wild ride for the Astros - SportsMap
Astros protest racial injustice by sitting out game against A’s - Houston Chronicle
Astros, A's walk off field on Jackie Robinson Day - Yahoo Sports
A’s-Astros hold moment of silence before walking off field - KRON-TV
Baker worries about ‘racial time bomb’ - Houston Chronicle
Alvarez undergoes arthroscopic surgery on both knees - Houston Chronicle
McCullers, Greinke on tap for doubleheader - Astros.com
Baker 'motivated' by Jackie's memory - Astros.com
Astros, A's don't play: 'We had full support' - Astros.com
A's, Astros walk off field in protest, game postponed - Associated Press
Astros need big series vs. division-leading A’s - Field Level Media
On deck: A’s at Astros - Houston Chronicle
McCullers Jr.’s toughest pitch to execute: strike three - Houston Chronicle
Alex Rodriguez talking to disgraced ex-Astros’ GM before New York Mets sale? - Sportsnaut
Astros eye arms as Trade Deadline nears - Astros.com
Astros: Four key questions for second half - Houston Chronicle
Astros' top performers at season's midpoint - Astros.com
The Astros' slow descent into MLB mediocrity - Bleacher Report
Angels’ doubleheader against Astros showed why starting pitching is key - Los Angeles Times
Doubleheader provides snapshot of Astros' strengths, weaknesses - Houston Chronicle
Astros start fast, top Angels in doubleheader opener - Field Level Media
Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros - Orange County Register
Angels blast Astros, Bielak for doubleheader split - Houston Chronicle
Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels - Orange County Register
Exploring the unexpected scenarios that could reunite Pence with the Astros - SportsMap
Springer not available to bat after being hit by pitch - Houston Chronicle
Bielak to start nightcap of Astros-Angels doubleheader - Houston Chronicle
Laura forces Astros-Angels postponement - Houston Chronicle
LAA-HOU finale moved to 9/5 due to storm - Astros.com
Springer (elbow) won't bat until at least Fri. - Astros.com
Highlights from Astros' win in Game 1 - Astros.com
Astros split doubleheader after Bielak falters - Astros.com
Javier rides early 5-spot in twin-bill opener - Astros.com
Angels roll past Astros to split twinbill - Associated Press
Astros beat Angels in doubleheader opener - Associated Press
Valdez shines when team needs a lift - Houston Chronicle
Astros rout Angels to open series - Houston Chronicle
De Jong takes 'whirlwind' journey back to majors - Houston Chronicle
Javier to start Game 1 of doubleheader - Astros.com
All the highlights from Monday's victory - Astros.com
Angels, Astros to play Tues. DH due to storm - Astros.com
Springer day to day after HBP to elbow - Astros.com
Valdez racks up 11 K's ... all with his curve - Astros.com
Valdez fans career-high 11 as Astros beat Angels - Associated Press
Tropical Storm Laura alters Astros-Angels schedule - Houston Chronicle
Greinke's legend grows - Houston Chronicle
On deck: Angels at Astros - Houston Chronicle
Aug. 23: Padres 5, Astros 3 - Houston Chronicle
Astros get swept by Padres - Houston Chronicle
Bregman to be out at least 3 weeks with hamstring strain - Houston Chronicle
Astros working on plan to get players from shutdown Corpus Christi facility back to Houston - Houston Chronicle
Brantley returns to Astros lineup as DH - Houston Chronicle
Astros make room for De Jong, send Alvarez to 45-day IL - Houston Chronicle
Astros return home to face AL West rivals - Astros.com
Astros add veteran De Jong to bullpen - Astros.com
GM: Bregman (hamstring) out 3 weeks - Astros.com
Greinke throws eephus, takes seat (on field) - Astros.com
Tat%EDs Jr., Machado lift Padres over Astros - Associated Press
Swept In San Diego
- Astros Daily
Greinke looks to shut down hot Padres bats - Field Level Media
Altuve resembling his old self - Houston Chronicle
Bielak, Astros pummeled by Padres - Houston Chronicle
Grisham has first career 3-homer game as Astros fall 13-2 - Associated Press
Astros excited about Altuve’s seeming resurgence - Houston Chronicle
Astros activate Brantley, put James on injured list - Houston Chronicle
Pérez snaps Padres' grand slam streak in return - Houston Chronicle
Dusty Baker: Bud Black is cool, calm, and as competitive as they come - Sports Illustrated
Hot hand Greinke to wrap series vs. Friars - Astros.com
Astros' alternate site closed for test protocols - Astros.com
Brantley activated by Astros; James to IL - Astros.com
'The Altuve we've come to know and love' - Astros.com
Why Baker kept Gurriel on the bench - Houston Chronicle
Astros strike out 13 times as 8-game winning streak ends - Houston Chronicle
Padres’ bullpen pushed to brink, holds on to beat Astros - San Diego Union Tribune
Padres, Petco sidestep Astros anger to focus on legitimate wins - San Diego Union Tribune
Astros face baseball's latest phenom: Fernando Tatís jr. - Houston Chronicle
Astros not optimistic Brantley will return Saturday - Houston Chronicle
Whitley: From untouchable to untradeable? - Houston Chronicle
Click ponders trade deadline in a pandemic with injury-filled roster - Houston Chronicle
Kelly’s wife snaps at McCullers in escalating Astros-Dodgers feud - New York Post
Bielak looks to keep rolling vs. Padres - Astros.com
Altuve finding rhythm, back in No. 2 spot - Astros.com
McCullers frustrated with curve in San Diego - Astros.com
Machado, Padres end Astros' 8-game win streak - Associated Press
Astros win streak dulled by growing injury list - Houston Press
Astros, Padres enter series winning despite ailing - Field Level Media
A Colorado trip and 3-0 swing lift Altuve - Houston Chronicle
On deck: Astros at Padres - Houston Chronicle
How does Bregman’s injury affect the Astros’ WS chances? - KPRC-TV
James suffers hip injury in win over Rockies - Houston Chronicle
Astros prevail in Colorado slugfest for 8th straight win - Houston Chronicle
Bregman going to injured list with right hamstring strain - ESPN
McCullers Jr. leads Astros in San Diego - Astros.com
Astros place Bregman (hamstring) on IL - Astros.com
10 runs, 10 hits: Highlights from Astros' win - Astros.com
Keys to a streak? Starters, runs & young 'pen - Astros.com
Astros pound Rockies for 8th straight win - Associated Press
Pitching fuels Astros winning streak - Last Word on Baseball
Marquez, Rockies try to figure out streaking Astros - Field Level Media
Tucker flashes potential in historic outing - Houston Chronicle
Rockies still searching for lost offensive mojo with 13-6 loss to Astros - Boulder Daily Camera
Astros sock four homers, rout Rockies - Field Level Media
Astros’ 7th straight win tempered by Bregman injury - Houston Chronicle
Bregman leaves game with injury - Houston Chronicle
No easy answers as Astros try to fill Alvarez-sized hole - Houston Chronicle
Crane sells Pebble Beach home at a huge discount - Los Angeles Times
Alvarez to undergo season-ending knee surgery - Houston Chronicle
Javier set for series finale vs. Rockies - Astros.com
Alvarez set for season-ending knee surgery - Astros.com
Bregman (right hamstring strain) day to day - Astros.com
Astros shine without stars in 7th straight win - Astros.com
Tucker homers, triples twice; Astros hammer Rockies - Associated Press
Even in a pandemic, everyone still hates the Astros - New York Times
Astros rebound from shaky start with six-game winning streak fueled by pitching - CBS Sports
Young pitchers take center stage as Rockies host Astros - Field Level Media
Straw’s walkoff hit gives Astros win over Rockies in 11 - Field Level Media
Young pitchers spinning a winning yarn - Houston Chronicle
Astros beat Rockies in 11 innings for sixth win in a row - Houston Chronicle
Springer a late scratch from lineup - Houston Chronicle
Alvarez goes on injured list with balky knee - Houston Chronicle
Brantley, Devenski nearing return - Houston Chronicle
McCullers says Kelly 'was scared' of Carlos Correa during Astros-Dodgers skirmish - USA Today
Red-hot Astros begin five-game road trip - Astros.com
Alvarez goes on IL; Springer MRI negative - Astros.com
JV throws off flat ground for 1st time since IL - Astros.com
Greinke has win streak at 6 - Astros.com
Straw, Greinke lift Astros to another close win - Associated Press
Houston Wins 7 Of 8 On Homestand
- Astros Daily
With Astros' rotation rolling, Greinke faces Rockies - Field Level Media
Greinke expected to start as Houston hosts Colorado - Associated Press
Rookie pitchers on the rise - Houston Chronicle
Bielak pitches Astros to win over Rockies - Field Level Media
Bielak helps Astros get 3rd consecutive 1-run win - Houston Chronicle
Astros injury report: Updates on Díaz, Urquidy, Pérez - Houston Chronicle
Baker takes advantage of games without fans - Houston Chronicle
Alvarez day-to-day after MRI on knee negative - ESPN
Greinke looks to run Astros' streak to 6 - Astros.com
Notes: James on future; Yordan has MRI - Astros.com
Bielak stifles Rox in Astros' 5th straight win - Astros.com
Correa's double helps Astros to 5th straight win - Associated Press
Podcast: The hard-to-assess Astros - Houston Chronicle
Alvarez scratched from Astros' lineup with knee issue - MLB Trade Rumors
On deck: Rockies vs. Astros - Houston Chronicle
Maldonado's improbable steal - Houston Chronicle
Tucker's walk-off homer lifts Astros to sweep of Mariners - Houston Chronicle
Astros, Memorial Park ready to host Houston Open - KPRC-TV
Alvarez scratched from lineup with knee issue - Houston Chronicle
Rookie Bielak set for spot start vs. Rox - Astros.com
Dusty salutes Josh Gibson, Negro Leagues - Astros.com
Alvarez sits with right knee discomfort - Astros.com
Tucker’s walk-off 'a relief' as Astros sweep - Astros.com
Astros sweep Mariners with Tucker's walkoff homer - Associated Press
Altuve makes a humble request - Houston Chronicle
Youngsters play well, but Mariners still fall to Astros - Seattle Times
Astros solid on the mound in win over Mariners - Houston Chronicle
Astros place Brantley on injured list - Houston Chronicle
Gurriel's patience at the plate pays off in big way - Houston Chronicle
Diaz is 'a week to 10 days' from rejoining Astros - Houston Chronicle
McCullers aims to follow up stellar start - Astros.com
Notes: Brantley (quad) to IL; Biagini returns - Astros.com
Javier’s gem, better 'pen push Astros to .500 - Astros.com
Javier gives up 1 hit in 6 innings as Astros beat Mariners - Associated Press
Fear is back in offense - Houston Chronicle
Alvarez sparks 9-run first inning as Astros rout Mariners - Houston Chronicle
Alvarez returns from IL, makes immediate impact for struggling Astros - Yahoo Sports
Altuve aims to turn page as Astros-Mariners series begins - Houston Chronicle
Verlander trying 'exceptionally hard' to pitch again this season - Houston Chronicle
Rookie Javier set for start vs. Seattle - Astros.com
Alvarez activated, HRs in first at-bat - Astros.com
Astros erupt: 9 first-inning runs bury M's - Astros.com
Alvarez homers in 2020 debut, Astros beat Mariners - Associated Press
Greinke speeds up tempo with strange tactic - Houston Chronicle
Mariners ready for improved Astros lineup - Field Level Media
Trade options to fix the Astros bullpen woes - Last Word on Baseball
On deck: Mariners at Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros Rebound After Sweep
- Astros Daily
Greinke bizarrely told the Giants what pitches and signs were coming, still got outs - USA Today
Greinke shows why he's one of a kind - Houston Chronicle
Greinke, Maldonado lead Astros past Giants - Houston Chronicle
Greinke guides Astros to series win over Giants - Field Level Media
Astros hoping Osuna can rehab for late return - Houston Chronicle
Alvarez 'very close' to returning to Astros - Houston Chronicle
Valdez looks for more success vs. Seattle - Astros.com
Baker says Alvarez could return 'very soon' - Astros.com
Verlander hopes to resume throwing soon - Astros.com
Greinke calls own pitches -- out loud - Astros.com
Maldonado's 3-run shot leads Astros over Giants - Associated Press
So what exactly is going on with the Astros? - The Ringer
Baserunning miscues in latest loss 'tough to take' - Houston Chronicle
Giants rally past Astros for 10-inning win - Field Level Media
Mired in slump, Altuve to get day off - Houston Chronicle
Cintron receives 20-game suspension after brawl with A's - Sports Illustrated
'Bush 41,' Barbara Bush are front-row cutouts at MMP - KPRC-TV
Springer improving; Raley activated - Astros.com
Greinke takes ball for finale vs. Giants - Astros.com
Cintron (20 games), Laureano (6) suspended - Astros.com
Bullpen trouble deepens in 10-inning loss - Astros.com
Astros coach receives 20-game suspension for part in brawl - Associated Press
Crawford's RBI in 10th lifts Giants over Astros - Associated Press
Fact-checking the Astros' slow start - ESPN
McCullers provides much-needed spark - Houston Chronicle
McCullers masterful in Astros' win over Giants - Houston Chronicle
Osuna's return unlikely, even if Astros make playoffs - Houston Chronicle
A’s worry about losing Laureano, want Cintron disciplined - San Francisco Chronicle
A’s outfielder says Astros coach insulted his mother - Houston Chronicle
Baker, Astros share flight with umpiring crew from Oakland series - Houston Chronicle
Springer remains out for Astros-Giants game - Houston Chronicle
Laureano says remark from Astros coach led to brawl, calls him a ‘loser’ - KNBR
Who are 2020 Astros at 15 games in? Hard to tell. - Houston Chronicle
Bielak seeks more success in 2nd start - Astros.com
Dusty: Cintron 'remorseful' for role in dustup - Astros.com
Trust in catcher gives McCullers superb start - Astros.com
Astros take down Giants to snap losing streak - Houston Chronicle
Carroll Hardy, who hit for Ted Williams, dies at 87 - ESPN.com
A rough road trip ends - Houston Chronicle
Frustrations boil over in Astros' loss to A's - Houston Chronicle
Astros acquire Raley from Reds - Houston Chronicle
Astros put Osuna on 45-day injured list - Houston Chronicle
Suspensions, fines likely after Astros, Athletics brawl in A's sweep - Sports Illustrated
A's Laureano charges Astros hitting coach who goaded him after he's plunked a second time - San Francisco Chronicle
Astros and A's had a bench-clearing brawl despite MLB's stern warning - USA Today
Laureano sparks brawl between Astros, A's - Houston Chronicle
Alvarez making 'great progress' but no timetable for return - Houston Chronicle
McCullers looks to bounce back vs. Giants - Astros.com
Astros acquire reliever Raley from Reds - Astros.com
'Tremendous progress' for Springer (wrist) - Astros.com
Benches clear during Astros-A's showdown - Astros.com
Astros 'have to regroup' after tough trip - Astros.com
Astros fight with A's, drop 5th game in a row - Associated Press
HomeAid partners with Astros for Project Playhouse - Houston Chronicle
The emergence of Framber Valdez - Houston Chronicle
Astros facing largest AL West deficit since 2016 - CBS Sports
Astros failing to prove themselves in 2020 - Houston Chronicle
A’s put Astros sweep in reach with help of Montas, Semien - San Francisco Chronicle
Astros give Valdez little support in loss to A's - Houston Chronicle
Brantley adjusting to DH role - Houston Chronicle
Baker: Verlander not progressing quickly - Houston Chronicle
So many bad things happened to the Astros Friday night vs. the A's - San Francisco Chronicle
Young arms Javier, Luzardo set to square off - Astros.com
Springer sits again; Brantley hits milestone - Astros.com
JV 'not progressing as quickly as he'd like' - Astros.com
Framber deals, but Astros drop 4th straight - Astros.com
Astros fall to A's for 4th straight loss - Associated Press
Greinke's gem wasted - Houston Chronicle
Aug. 7: Athletics 3, Astros 2 (13 innings) - Houston Chronicle
Astros suffer painful loss to A's after 13 innings - Houston Chronicle
A's, Astros share animosity, but don't expect retaliation for cheating - NBC Sports
Astros place Pruitt on 45-day injured list - Houston Chronicle
Springer gets good news about his wrist injury - Houston Chronicle
Lee Smith, mother of Astros' Joe Smith, dies after battle with Huntington's disease - Houston Chronicle
Astros cancel national anthem singer accused of molesting minor: report - Fox News
Valdez back as starter against A's - Astros.com
Notes: Springer (wrist) sits; 2 join taxi squad - Astros.com
Greinke hangs with cutouts during his start - Astros.com
3 takeaways from 13 innings that 'sting' - Astros.com
Astros fall to A's in 13 innings - Associated Press
How Comcast will avoid another Astros outage - Houston Chronicle
A's host Astros in crucial early season series - Field Level Media
Astros suffer another significant injury - Sportsnaut
Altuve finally erupts - Houston Chronicle
Diamondbacks get walkoff win over Astros - Arizona Republic
Aug. 6: Diamondbacks 5, Astros 4 - Houston Chronicle
On deck: Astros at A’s - Houston Chronicle
Emanuel suspended 80 games for performance enhancing substance - Houston Chronicle
A’s fans plan to welcome sign-stealing Astros to Oakland - San Jose Mercury News
Sign-stealing is still fresh for A's players - Houston Chronicle
Astros injury report: Updates on Alvarez and Urquidy - Houston Chronicle
MLB suspends Emanuel 80 games due to PEDs violation - MLB Trade Rumors
Bradley flipped off the Astros from the bullpen after a Diamondbacks home run - USA Today
James: Move to bullpen was 'self-inflicted' - Houston Chronicle
Greinke opens AL West showdown vs. A's - Astros.com
Abreu, Mayfield optioned; James on bullpen - Astros.com
Springer day to day with right wrist strain - Astros.com
Bullpen spoils Bielak's solid first MLB start - Astros.com
Diamondbacks beat Astros on Calhoun's walkoff double - Associated Press
Astros Fall Back To .500
- Astros Daily
Fiers is moving on, just like he always has - New York Times
McCullers has been in this rough spot before - Houston Chronicle
D-backs post 9-run inning, hammer Astros - Field Level Media
Latest on Astros' rotation - MLB Trade Rumors
Short leash puts James back in Astros’ bullpen - Houston Chronicle
Bielak taking James' place in Astros' rotation - Houston Chronicle
Bielak eyes first MLB start in Arizona finale - Astros.com
James back to Astros' bullpen; Bielak to start - Astros.com
Strong start unravels 'like a feeding frenzy' - Astros.com
McCullers hated Arizona opening its roof ... a lot - Houston Chronicle
Inside-the-park HR, nine-run inning sinks Astros in Arizona - Associated Press
For Correa, it's about discipline and feeling 'sexy' - Houston Chronicle
'Grinding' Diamondbacks drop opener to Astros - Arizona Republic
Astros pound Bumgarner, Diamondbacks - Field Level Media
Bats back Javier as Astros roll past Diamondbacks - Houston Chronicle
A's fans won't get to heckle Astros, but Dave Stewart takes shot at 'cheaters' - Houston Chronicle
Quad injury sidelines Brantley - Houston Chronicle
The 2020 Astros, with an assist from Sugar Land - Houston Chronicle
Baker on Roberto Osuna injury: 'Doesn't look real good' - Houston Chronicle
McCullers eyes another win vs. D-backs - Astros.com
Report: Osuna needs Tommy John surgery - Astros.com
Notes: Brantley slowed; Baker on bunting - Astros.com
Astros send reminder: 'It's a scary lineup' - Astros.com
Altuve, Correa homer as Astros tag Bumgarner, Diamondbacks 8-2 - Associated Press
Javier scheduled to start for Houston at Arizona - Associated Press
On deck: Astros at Arizona - Houston Chronicle
Astros to acquire De Jong from Skeeters - Houston Chronicle
Javier assumes vital role for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros reach agreement with RHP De Jong - Astros.com
What's gone right -- and wrong -- for Astros? - Astros.com
Taylor's successful homecoming - Houston Chronicle
Valdez, Taylor answer call in Astros’ win - Houston Chronicle
Click to rejoin Astros after self-quarantine - Houston Chronicle
Astros defeat Angels in 11 innings to cap series - Houston Chronicle
Thumb injury not a concern for Pressly - Houston Chronicle
Astros looking at bullpen options as Osuna heads to IL - Houston Chronicle
Astros give Correa scheduled day off - Houston Chronicle
Astros continue road trip in Arizona - Astros.com
Osuna (elbow soreness) placed on IL - Astros.com
Valdez gives life to 'tired' Astros in relief - Astros.com
Bregman's 11th-inning RBI sends Astros past Angels - Associated Press
Astros pitching is in dire straits - SportsRadio 610
Osuna latest injured pitcher - Houston Chronicle
Osuna exits game with arm discomfort, will undergo MRI - Yahoo Sports
Aug. 1: Angels 5, Astros 4 (10 innings) - Houston Chronicle
Hermosillo helps Angels survive Astros in 10th - Field Level Media
Astros suffer extra-innings loss to Angels - Houston Chronicle
Astros place Devenski on Injured List, select Sanabria - MLB Trade Rumors
Astros bullpen getting stressed - Houston Chronicle
Astros give Brantley day off to rest sore leg - Houston Chronicle
Broussard singer makes her mark singing national anthem for Astros - Lafayette Daily Advertiser
James duels Ohtani in series finale - Astros.com
Top prospect Whitley dealing with sore arm - Astros.com
Another blow to depleted 'pen in Astros' loss - Astros.com
Angels rally twice to beat Astros in 10 innings - Associated Press
Young guns step up - Houston Chronicle
Astros get victory but not the boos they deserve in first road game of 2020 - USA Today
Tucker guides Astros to high-scoring win over Angels - Field Level Media
Tucker leads Astros past Angels - Houston Chronicle
Astros embark on first road trip amid COVID-19 - Houston Chronicle
Astros owner to court: No questions about sign stealing, please - Los Angeles Times
Astros injury report - Houston Chronicle
Astros make it official, sign 43-year-old reliever Fernando Rodney - Houston Chronicle
Crane: We took cheating 'bullet' for Yankees, Red Sox - New York Post
Crane on scandal fallout: 'I didn’t handle it as well as I should have' - Houston Chronicle
Greinke aims to go deeper vs. Angels - Astros.com
Notes: Pressly (elbow) nears 2020 debut - Astros.com
Tucker's career-high 4 RBIs carry Astros - Astros.com
Tucker drives in 4 runs in Astros' win over Angels - Associated Press
For Kalas, a different game with no fans - Houston Chronicle
Crane opens up on sign-stealing scandal: 'It weighs on all of us every day' - USA Today
Crane offers advice to Rodriguez on buying Mets - USA Today
On deck: Astros at Angels - Houston Chronicle
Debuts bittersweet for Astros rookies this year - Houston Chronicle
'Diligent' Astros take first full road trip of season during pandemic - Houston Chronicle
Astros hit the road with McCullers at Big A - Astros.com
Inbox: Will Astros keep young arms around? - Astros.com
Wilson slams Hershiser after his Altuve dig - Houston Chronicle
Astros Split Opening Homestand
- Astros Daily
Lineup not doing pitching staff any favors - Houston Chronicle
Dodgers get vengeance in sweeping series vs. Astros - USA Today
Rios HR in 13th gives Dodgers sweep of Astros - Field Level Media
Dodgers force MLB to stand up for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros squander chances, fall to Dodgers in 13 innings - Houston Chronicle
McCullers critical of 'unprofessional' Kelly - Larry Brown Sports
Maddon doesn’t want Angels pitchers taking aim at the Astros - Orange County Register
A modest hero: Consider the lesson Joe Kelly's chin music taught the Astros - Yahoo Sports
MLB will come down hard on anybody who retaliates against the Astros this year - MSN Money
Kelly suspended 8 games after throwing at Astros - Houston Chronicle
In early slump, Springer gets day off - Houston Chronicle
Astros acquire pitcher Hector Velazquez from Orioles - Houston Chronicle
Orioles trade Hector Velazquez to Astros - MLB Trade Rumors
Astros-Dodgers needed a brawl but coronavirus said no - Houston Chronicle
Astros hit the road with McCullers at Big A - Astros.com
'A little sore,' Springer gets day out of lineup - Astros.com
Javier's impressive start a balm after loss - Astros.com
Dodgers Nation makes T-shirt to commemorate skirmish with Astros - Houston Chronicle
Houston falls in 13 innings - Associated Press
Index of Past Columns
Remembering Gene Elston
added // by Bob Hulsey
Bob says farewell to a baseball legend.

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Is The Astros' Playoff Run Over?
added 01/09/2021 by Hector Llorens
Welcome new columnist Hector Llorens, aka 'Astros Fan Since 1980' who shares his view on the ballclub's future.

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Baseball Returns: Will Anyone Care?
added 07/22/2020 by Bob Hulsey
Despite the odds, MLB appears ready to launch a munchkin-sized 2020 season. Will fans, largely kept out of the stands, bother to care?

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Hate Mail From Jeter Fans
added 02/06/2020 by Bob Hulsey
Childish Yankee fans can't handle that their god wasn't unanimously voted into the Hall of Fame.

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Apologize This!
added 01/30/2020 by Pat Hajovsky
Pat returns to vent about the fallout from the sign-stealing debacle.

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The Vexation Of Houston Sports Fans
added 01/14/2020 by Bob Hulsey
One Houston team wants to be the Patriots. Another Houston team already is.

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GUILTY! (now let's look for evidence)
added 11/18/2019 by Bob Hulsey
Declaring guilt without hard proof is all the rage on the East Coast.

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Three Innings Short Of A Perfect Season
added 11/06/2019 by Bob Hulsey
Houston's run through the regular season was magical. The postseason was nearly so.

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A Man For All Seasons
added 04/29/2019 by Darrell Pittman
The Houston baseball community lost a giant Saturday morning.

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The Forgotten Playoff
added 02/16/2019 by Bob Hulsey
The National League had some storied playoff series before 1969. Somehow, this wasn't one of them.

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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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