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Index of Past Articles
Welcome to WOOston! - Astros Daily
Correa to be presented Mayor's Literacy Leadership Award - Houston Chronicle
Houston Astros - PlayerWatch - Reuters
McCullers, Altuve propel Astros past reeling Marlins - Reuters
Luhnow still expects Martes to pitch for Astros this season - Houston Chronicle
Astros provide some championship hope - Houston Chronicle
Astros' success boosts radio flagship 790 - Houston Chronicle
McCullers helps Astros beat Marlins 3-0 to complete sweep - Associated Press
Astros win for ninth time in 10 games as best start ever continues - USA Today
Lance McCullers Jr. pays tribute to Jose Fernandez - Fox Sports
Astros eyeing Gerrit Cole, Tony Watson? - Sporting News
Morton's comeback, led by his curveball, is helping fuel the Astros - Sports Illustrated
Astros reportedly looking for a starter and lefty reliever - CBS Sports
Red-hot Astros remain aggressive in their search for more pitching - Fox Sports
Morton, Astros open home series vs. Indians - Astros.com
Astros seeking consistency at corners - Astros.com
High-flying Astros loving life at top - Astros.com
Astros' blueprint the right stuff - Sports on Earth
Extra, extra! Altuve's 2 2Bs, 2 3Bs set mark - Astros.com
McCullers honors Jose, leads Astros to sweep - Astros.com
Hinch not concerned about Gurriel's defense - Houston Chronicle
Astros top Marlins behind inspired outing from McCullers - Houston Chronicle
Altuve accomplishes rare statistical feat in Astros' win over Marlins - Houston Chronicle
Astros finish sweep of Fish
- Astros Daily
Marisinick homers twice as Astros hammer Marlins - Reuters
Keuchel earns 7th win as Astros beat Marlins 12-2 - Associated Press
Astros pounce on Koehler for eight runs early, cruise to win over Marlins - Miami Herald
Preview: Astros vs. Marlins; Wednesday - South Florida Sun Sentinel
McCullers set for 'surreal' start in Miami - Astros.com
Altuve shows no ill effects after eventful 2 days - Astros.com
Marisnick notches 1st career multi-HR game - Astros.com
Keuchel, Jake's jacks fuel Astros in Miami - Astros.com
Where Astros' hot start ranks among baseball's best - Houston Chronicle
Hoyt starting to pile up the strikeouts - Houston Chronicle
McCullers set for emotional start in Astros' finale vs. Marlins - Houston Chronicle
Astros beat Marlins, are off to best 40-game start in club history - Houston Chronicle
Astros rout Marlins 12-2
- Astros Daily
Better, slower, safer pitching - The Atlantic
Preview: Tom Koehler, Dallas Keuchel square off for Marlins-Astros Game 2 - Sports Xchange
Preview: Astros at Marlins - Reuters
Houston Astros - PlayerWatch - Reuters
Tazawa blows lead after Straily exits with bruised forearm in loss to Astros - South Florida Sun Sentinel
Astros knock out starter Straily and then hit Marlins bullpen with knock-out punch - Miami Herald
Astros keep on mashing grand slams - Deadspin
Astros hit grand slam in back-to-back games for first time ever - Fan Rag Sports
Fayetteville, Astros officials want baseball stadium budget met - Fayetteville Observer
McCullers thinking about Fernandez - South Florida Sun Sentinel
Keuchel aiming to add to record win streak - Astros.com
Altuve homers off sculpture after HBP - Astros.com
Musgrove strong in second consecutive win - Astros.com
Altuve has #ASGWorthy comeback vs. Marlins - Astros.com
Grand Gurriel: Astros' slam helps down Fish - Astros.com
Astros get huge lift from Gurriel in win over Marlins - Houston Chronicle
The curious case of Altuve's pink Mother's Day cleat - Houston Chronicle
Astros flip days for starters Morton, Fiers this weekend - Houston Chronicle
Morton searching for answers to late-start woes - Houston Chronicle
On deck: Astros at Marlins - Houston Chronicle
Gurriel's slam propels Astros
- Astros Daily
The Pyramid Rating System’s all-time Houston Astros - Hardball Times
Bregman stars as Astros beat Yankees - Omnisport
Astros earn split with Yanks on Derek Jeter night - Sports Xchange
Yankees drop nightcap of doubleheader to Astros - New York Newsday
Musgrove opens Interleague set in Miami - Astros.com
Astros' No. 2 is grand on Jeter Night - Astros.com
Bregman hits slam on hero Jeter's big night - Astros.com
Monument Park blazers were Beltran's idea - Astros.com
Astros taken down by 6-run frame in Game 1 - Astros.com
On deck: Astros at Marlins - Houston Chronicle
Beltran explains story behind Derek Jeter's Monument Park blazer - Houston Chronicle
Dayan Diaz struggles in Astros debut, heads back to AAA - Houston Chronicle
On Derek Jeter's night, Astros' No. 2 crashes party with grand slam - Houston Chronicle
Longball continues to plague Fiers - Houston Chronicle
Astros activate Teoscar Hernandez from disabled list - Houston Chronicle
Devenski has rare bad outing in Astros' loss to Yankees - Houston Chronicle
Astros' bullpen allows six-run seventh in loss to Yankees - Houston Chronicle
Astros split double-header in Bronx
- Astros Daily
Astros show pitching is strength, bringing Yankees back to earth - New York Daily News
Starting strong: rotation a key to Astros' early success - Houston Chronicle
The Jeter influence echoes through Astros clubhouse - Houston Chronicle
Yankees-Astros play 2 on Jeter’s day - Stats
Fiers opens twin bill before Yanks honor Jeter - Astros.com
Astros will tip caps as Jeter's No. 2 retired - Astros.com
In baseball-filled life, Ruth Ryan proud of kids - Astros.com
Today's Astros-Yankees game postponed - Astros.com
Astros-Yankees rained out; doubleheader on Sunday - Houston Chronicle
Devenski is simply 'the hottest pitcher on the planet' - Fox Sports
Saturday's Yankees-Astros game postponed due to rain - YES
Astros, Yankees plan ahead for likelihood of rainout - Stats
McCullers, McCann propel Astros past Yankees - Reuters
Red-hot Astros dump Yankees - Associated Press
McCann reminds Yankees of his power - New York Times
Astros continue best start in franchise history with win over Yankees - Sports Xchange
Headley ejected as Yankees fall to Astros again - New York Newsday
McCann's home run burns Yankees in loss to Astros - NJ.com
Today's Astros-Yankees game postponed - Astros.com
McCann's 3-run HR lifts Astros past Yanks - Astros.com
McCullers' changeup an emerging weapon - Astros.com
Bregman thankful for mother's 'huge influence' - Astros.com
Hinch tours historic Monument Park - Astros.com
Bregman goes to bat for autism at NY event - Astros.com
Paulino makes season debut in AAA - Houston Chronicle
McCullers helps neglected puppy find a home - Houston Chronicle
Devenski on pace to top 100 innings of relief - Houston Chronicle
Paulino activated from disabled list - Houston Chronicle
In return to Yankee Stadium, McCann fuels an Astros win - Houston Chronicle
McCullers, McCann, McCrush New York
- Astros Daily
Yankees host Astros, try to avoid third straight loss - Stats
Houston Astros - PlayerWatch - Reuters
Keuchel earns 6th win as Astros down Yankees - Sports Xchange
Astros hit new heights after beating Yankees - Associated Press
The different paths Yankees, Astros took to get to the top - New York Post
For final out, Astros tag Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury at home plate - New York Times
Yankees can’t figure out Dallas Keuchel again, fall 3-2 to Astros - New York Daily News
Yankees fall to Astros on play at the plate in ninth inning - New York Newsday
Beltran, McCann return as Astros, happy for young guys in Bronx - New York Newsday
Giles fits in fine as Astros closer - Philadelphia Inquirer
Beltran, McCann return to Bronx with Astros, beards - New York Daily News
Bregman wears No. 2 in honor of idol Jeter - New York Daily News
Correa hung out with Rocket Racoon and Groot - Astros.com
Ex-Yanks lead Astros vs. rookie Montgomery - Astros.com
GM: Astros will explore, but won't rush trades - Astros.com
'Perfect throw' saves Astros, ends Yanks' rally - Astros.com
Correa adds homer to happy Bronx tale - Astros.com
Plate show! Astros KO Yanks on OF assist - Astros.com
Tucker rises, Martes drops in Baseball America's latest rankings - Houston Chronicle
Correa locked in at the plate - Houston Chronicle
Arms of Keuchel, Marisnick send Astros past Yankees - Houston Chronicle
Paulino makes season debut in AAA - Houston Chronicle
Marisnick Silences Yankee Crowd
- Astros Daily
Astros quietly emerging as possibly baseball's best team - Sporting News
Two of AL’s best square off as Astros visit Yankees - Stats
Correa leads Astros over Braves 4-2 - Associated Press
Astros take down the Braves 4-2 - SportsRadio 610
Correa gets key hit in Astros' win over Braves - Sports Xchange
Houston Astros - PlayerWatch - Reuters
Ex-Braves McCann, Gattis thriving as Astros catching tandem - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Yankees’ quality play against tough teams gets next test vs. Astros - New York Daily News
Keuchel, Astros open 4-game clash in Bronx - Astros.com
Astros-Yanks an October preview? - Astros.com
Astros' knack for timely knocks stays evident - Astros.com
Yankees, Astros a big deal for fans - Astros.com
Astros sink Braves, off to franchise-best start - Astros.com
Astros players and fans alike keeping close eye on the Rockets - Houston Chronicle
Bregman showing consistency in 10-game hit streak - Houston Chronicle
2 outs, none on? No problem as Astros top Braves - Houston Chronicle
On deck: Astros at Yankees - Houston Chronicle
Astros set for matchup with Yankees, breakout star Aaron Judge - Houston Chronicle
ASTROS SWEEP HOMESTAND!
- Astros Daily
Astros look to keep Freeman’s bat quiet - Stats
Astros rough up Colon in rout of Braves - Yahoo Sports
Colon rocked in Braves' loss - Associated Press
Colon rocked early, Astros hand Braves 5th straight loss - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Astros Foundation funds new Miracle League field at YMCA in northwest Harris County - Houston Chronicle
Musgrove looks to stay ahead of Braves - Astros.com
This is 40: Beltran homers off Colon - Astros.com
Correa sparks Astros' 3-HR party vs. Braves - Astros.com
Astros pounce on Bartolo with 5-run 1st - Astros.com
10 things you need to know about Marwin Gonzalez - Houston Chronicle
Astros activate Feliz ahead of Tuesday's game vs. Braves - Houston Chronicle
Paulino set to pitch in Class AAA on Thursday - Houston Chronicle
Gonzalez out of Tuesday's lineup but available off bench - Houston Chronicle
Astros defeat Braves, Bartolo Colon behind big first inning - Houston Chronicle
Astros Wear Colon, Smell Sweet In Rout
- Astros Daily
Minor league team pulls off hidden ball trick [video] - ESPN 1420
Unacceptable! Ric Flair, "Woo" chant, disrespected by MLB writer - Sports Illustrated
Astros and Yankees look like the class of the AL - Sports Illustrated
Houston Astros (21–11, plus-33, LT: 2) - Sports Illustrated
Now healthy, Keuchel channeling '15 command - Astros.com
Gregerson auctioning off Team USA eagle for charity - Houston Chronicle
Alex Bregman, Dansby Swanson to meet in majors for first time - Houston Chronicle
Astros games on Root Sports Southwest available for streaming - Houston Chronicle
Altuve leads Astros to victory - Associated Press
Angels can't summon late-inning magic and fall to Astros, 5-3 - Los Angeles Times
Homers help Astros in 5-3 win over Angels - Reuters
Houston Astros - PlayerWatch - Reuters
Carlos Gomez taunts Astros fans with a WWE-style ‘suck it’ during game [video] - Fan Rag Sports
Shaky starting rotation one of Astros few remaining hurdles - Fan Rag Sports
Gonzalez out of Astros' lineup Sunday with sore foot - Houston Chronicle
Morton, Astros set to host Bartolo, Braves - Astros.com
Tucker, Martin among top prospect performers - Astros.com
A young Marisnick teaches baserunning - Astros.com
Martin, Tucker combine for 5 homers - Astros.com
After pickoff, Altuve has #ASGWorthy showing - Astros.com
Altuve, Gattis homers power Astros past Halos - Astros.com
On deck: Astros vs. Braves - Houston Chronicle
Why Marisnick played left field on Sunday - Houston Chronicle
Trout misses second-straight game vs. Astros - Houston Chronicle
Gregerson working to rediscover movement on sinker - Houston Chronicle
Altuve powers Astros past Angels - Houston Chronicle
Astros release AAA starter Edison Frias - Houston Chronicle
Altuve Homer Dooms Angels, 5-3
- Astros Daily
Astros to pursue front line starter - Fox Sports
Tucker blasts off twice for Buies Creek - MiLB.com
Houston Astros - PlayerWatch - Reuters
Angels edge Astros with ninth-inning rally, 2-1 - OC Register
Simmons’ walk-off single lifts Angels past Astros - Associated Press
Angels beat Astros in walk-off fashion, 2-1 - Los Angeles Times
Astros' No. 2 prospect Tucker homers twice - Astros.com
Astros fall in 9th after McCullers' 2-hit gem - Astros.com
Devenski's rare walk proves costly in loss - Astros.com
Marwin's versatility, hot bat a boon for Astros - Astros.com
Fiers eyes first win vs. Shoemaker, Angels - Astros.com
On 27th birthday, Altuve gets day off - Houston Chronicle
Gonzalez's hot bat merits consistent playing time in Astros lineup - Houston Chronicle
Slider emerges as primary pitch for Giles - Houston Chronicle
Trout scratched from Saturday's game vs. Astros - Houston Chronicle
McCullers' dominant road outing squandered as Angels walk off on Astros - Houston Chronicle
Halos Nip Astros, Survive McCullers
- Astros Daily
Ric Flair endorsed Astros fans' Josh Reddick 'Woo' cheer - MLB.com
How a former mover became one of MLB's emerging stars - Yahoo Sports
Astros answer Angels' rally in 10-inning win - Reuters
Angels rally for four in ninth to tie score, but Astros win game 7-6 in 10 innings - Los Angeles Times
Astros push run across in top of tenth inning to beat Angels, 7-6 - Associated Press
Angels rally for four runs in ninth inning, but Astros win in 10th - OC Register
Astros & Rangers fans get into brawl after game [video] - Total Pro Sports
Astros place Michael Feliz on family emergency list - Fan Rag Sports
McCullers eyes first road win vs. Ramirez, Halos - Astros.com
Feliz on family emergency list; Diaz called up - Astros.com
McHugh (elbow) plays catch in injury rehab - Astros.com
Keuchel frustrated but win 'all that matters' - Astros.com
Beltran passes Rose in career extra-base hits - Astros.com
Correa spoils Angels' rally, lifts Astros in 10th - Astros.com
Hot-hitting Gonzalez plays third base Friday; Bregman sits - Houston Chronicle
Hinch: Command the reason for Gregerson's recent struggles - Houston Chronicle
Gustave has setback in rehab - Houston Chronicle
McHugh plays catch for first time since injury - Houston Chronicle
Astros stave off rally, edge Angels in 10 innings - Houston Chronicle
Correa Saves Win After Meltdown
- Astros Daily
Marwin Gonzalez blasts off - USA Today
Series Preview: Astros @ Angels - Halos Heaven
Astros call up Dayan Diaz as temporary fill-in for Michael Feliz - Houston Chronicle
Rangers Reaction requests that MMP 'woo' birds zip it - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Real or not? Astros' Marwin Gonzalez stays hot; bigger nets needed for fans - ESPN
Rangers pound Astros, 10-4 - Associated Press
Skippers agree nothing is decided in May - Houston Chronicle
Rangers hate to use word ‘salvage’ in series finale rout of Astros - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Gallo's homer helps Rangers hold off Astros - Reuters
Rangers hold on to salvage finale against Astros - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The Astros, best team in baseball, finally thwart Rangers - Houston Press
Keuchel looks to keep rolling vs. Angels - Astros.com
Correa ignites Astros as bat heats up - Astros.com
Marwin mashing way into record books - Astros.com
Marwin HRs, but Astros strand 16 in loss - Astros.com
Gonzalez homers in fifth straight start - Astros.com
On deck: Astros at Angels - Houston Chronicle
On a home run tear, Astros' Marwin Gonzalez affixes to the lineup - Houston Chronicle
Despite potential sweep, Astros and Rangers managers not looking ahead - Houston Chronicle
Josh Beckett to make TV studio debut for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Rangers avoid sweep, beat Astros 10-4 - Houston Chronicle
Rangers Get Off Mat; Avoid Sweep
- Astros Daily
Correa, Gonzalez help Astros rout Rangers - Reuters
Morton, Gonzalez help Astros rout Rangers - Sports Xchange
Gonzalez homers again in Astros’ 10-1 win over Rangers - Associated Press
Rangers lose 10-1 to Astros, who are quite good this year - WFAA
Houston Astros - PlayerWatch - Reuters
If struggling Rangers aren't sellers at the deadline, the Astros may overtake them for good - Dallas Morning News
Gonzalez continues power surge - Houston Chronicle
No comeback needed, Astros drub Rangers 10-1 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Astros rough up Nick Martinez, hand Rangers worst loss of season - Dallas Morning News
Shoes a passion for Keuchel - Houston Chronicle
Astros can only beat themselves in AL West - Fan Rag
Mudcats earn afternoon shutout over Astros - WRAL
Musgrove looks to deliver sweep of Rangers - Astros.com
Keuchel's strong April nets monthly honor - Astros.com
Reddick brings wrestling belt to clubhouse - Astros.com
Astros boot Rangers on Correa's 4-hit night - Astros.com
Correa ignites Astros as bat heats up - Astros.com
Astros' odds of winning World Series improve - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel named AL pitcher of the month - Houston Chronicle
Reddick introduces WWE belt as daily Astros reward - Houston Chronicle
Astros use two huge innings to take down Rangers - Houston Chronicle
Astros Bomb Rangers For Fourth Straight
- Astros Daily
Rangers send Martinez to mound against Astros - Stats
Rangers reaction ponders implications of an Astros team rising - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Astros rally to beat Rangers - Huntsville Item
Late rally leads Astros over Rangers, 8-7 - Dallas Morning News
Astros rally again in grand fashion to stun Rangers - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Why a fierce Rangers-Astros rivalry is good for baseball -- and not just in Texas - Dallas Morning News
Morton, Martinez meet in clash with Rangers - Astros.com
Altuve, McCullers partner for charity event - Astros.com
Rodgers undergoes Tommy John surgery - Astros.com
Astros slam past Texas in Lone Star slugfest - Astros.com
Marwin's first slam 'an unbelievable moment' - Astros.com
Rodgers undergoes season-ending elbow surgery - Houston Chronicle
Hamels scratched from Tuesday's start vs. Astros - Houston Chronicle
Gonzalez's grand slam lifts Astros over Rangers - Houston Chronicle
Carlos Beltran has as many extra-base hits as Pete Rose - Houston Chronicle
Marwin Muscles Rangers In Comeback Win
- Astros Daily
Rangers' Hamels faces Astros' Fiers after fiery series opener - Stats
Rangers reaction reviews Ep. 1 of 19-part Silver Boot soap opera - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
It's about time Astros-Rangers rivalry adds some sizzle - Houston Chronicle
Tempers flare in Astros 6-2 win over Rangers - Associated Press
Star Wars: Rangers lose 6-2 to Astros as benches clear in Houston - WFAA
After dugout-clearing fracas, Astros rally over Rangers - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Ex-Mariner High pitcher Coleman catches on with Astros - The News-Press
Astros shooting for new results, identity against Rangers - Crawfish Boxes
With birdcalls from stands, Reddick takes flight - Houston Chronicle
Marisnick feels good after short stint with Hooks - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Reasons all Astros fans should hate the Rangers - Houston Chronicle
Rangers push Yu Darvish's next start past Astros series - Houston Chronicle
Correa gets much-needed hit with RISP - Houston Chronicle
Astros skipping Martes' turn in AAA rotation - Houston Chronicle
Benches clear in Astros' win over Rangers - Houston Chronicle
Bregman apologizes for Tweet about Rangers - Astros.com
Marisnick's return bolsters outfield depth - Astros.com
Swim gem: Astro's move sinks Arlington - Astros.com
Tempers flare in Rangers-Astros game - Astros.com
Astros KO Rangers after benches clear - Astros.com
Astros Explode On Rangers, 6-2
- Astros Daily
Rangers open first series with first-place Astros - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Enemy report: 5 things Rangers fans need to know about the Astros - Dallas Morning News
Astros series gives Rangers chance to find something they haven't had all year -- an identity - Dallas Morning News
Keuchel shuts down A's - Associated Press
Astros’ Carlos Beltran helps A’s Yonder Alonso find power - San Francisco Chronicle
Cashner, McCullers open Lone Star Series - Astros.com
Bregman trying to find rhythm during slow start - Astros.com
Astros ready to 'bring it' vs. Rangers - Astros.com
Astros to activate Marisnick, option Kemp - Astros.com
Shades of '15 Cy Young form for Keuchel in '17 - Astros.com
Keuchel notches MLB-leading 5th win vs. A's - Astros.com
Astros draw Hamels, Darvish in first Rangers series - Houston Chronicle
On deck: Astros vs. Rangers - Houston Chronicle
Bregman not satisfied with his April production - Houston Chronicle
Astros to activate Marisnick on Monday - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel improves to 5-0 in Astros win over A's - Houston Chronicle
Gustave nears rehab assignment - Houston Chronicle
Astros finish April with 7-2 win over A's
- Astros Daily
Kemmer homers to cap five-hit night - MiLB.com
Gurriel gives Astros flexibility in series with A’s - Stats
Triggs pitches A's past Astros - Associated Press
Former Astros GM Purpura settles in as TL president - Tulsa World
Houston Astros - PlayerWatch - Reuters
Keuchel looks to remain perfect in 2017 - Astros.com
Musgrove shows growth with velo, location - Astros.com
Altuve homers late, but rally falls short - Astros.com
Gurriel using whole field during hot stretch - Astros.com
Watt tosses first pitch at Astros game, discusses Deshaun Watson - Houston Chronicle
Season's first installment of Lone Star Series a stiff test for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Missed opportunities afflict Astros in loss to Athletics - Houston Chronicle
Astros can't solve Triggs
- Astros Daily
Why Gurriel is the hottest hitter in baseball right now - Houston Chronicle
Marisnick to begin rehab assignment Saturday - Houston Chronicle
Bregman has made his hits count - Houston Chronicle
Astros getting healthy as they host A’s - Stats
Devenski has been almost mythical for Astros - Fan Rag Sports
Cameron carries River Bandits with seven RBIs - MiLB.com
Morton leads Astros past A's - Reuters
Morton fans 12, Astros win 9-4 in A’s 5th straight loss - Associated Press
Houston Astros - PlayerWatch - Reuters
Davis hits 2 homers, but Astros beat A’s - San Francisco Chronicle
Reddick steals the show as Astros beat A’s, 9-4 - San Jose Mercury News
Astros have an outfield shift - FanGraphs
Cameron drives in seven for Quad Cities - Astros.com
Musgrove seeking consistency vs. A's - Astros.com
Corpus Christi to wear Dia de los Muertos unis - Astros.com
Return of Altuve, Springer buoys lineup - Astros.com
Morton rebounds after rough start - Astros.com
Gattis, Gurriel ignite Astros comeback - Astros.com
April sensation Eric Thames was briefly a member of the Astros - Houston Chronicle
Hinch says he won't assign personal catchers - Houston Chronicle
Astros bounce back to snag series opener vs. Athletics - Houston Chronicle
Astros offense awakens in 9-4 win
- Astros Daily
Banged-up Astros host Athletics - Stats
Lindor's 2-run blast in 7th leads Indians past Astros 4-3 - Associated Press
Lindor homer leads Indians past Astros - Sports Xchange
Astros, Rockets make it fun time to be a Houston sports fan - Houston Chronicle
Morton looks to extend outings vs. A's - Astros.com
Lindor, Correa not rushing to sign - Astros.com
Springer, Altuve out of starting lineup to rest - Astros.com
Gonzalez homers, but Astros fall late vs. Tribe - Astros.com
Altuve's CS a crucial moment in loss to Tribe - Astros.com
Homer doesn't dull what Devo brings to plate - Astros.com
On deck: Astros vs. Athletics - Houston Chronicle
Watt to throw out first pitch before Astros game Saturday - Houston Chronicle
Rodgers being evaluated after elbow injury - Houston Chronicle
Astros hold out Altuve, Springer from Thursday's lineup - Houston Chronicle
Lindor lifts Indians over Astros with homer off Devenski - Houston Chronicle
Indians power past Astros 4-3
- Astros Daily
Indians hold on for 7-6 win over Astros - Sports Xchange
Brantley drives in 3; Indians beat Astros 7-6 - Associated Press
Indians win slugfest with Astros - WKYC-TV
Home stand brings Astros' instructors to QC - Quad City Times
Tucker looking to extend hitting streak - Astros.com
Lindor messed with Correa at second - Astros.com
Kemp called up; Hernandez on DL; Altuve sits - Astros.com
Tucker seeking another multi-hit game - Astros.com
Reddick's missed catches costly for Astros - Astros.com
Gattis, McCann launch homers in Astros' loss - Astros.com
Astros call up Kemp to replace injured Hernandez - Houston Chronicle
Altuve, Springer out of Astros’ lineup Wednesday - Houston Chronicle
Indians touch up Lance McCullers in Astros’ loss - Houston Chronicle
Indians outlast Astros 7-6
- Astros Daily
Scorching Astros face outfield uncertainty vs. Indians - Stats
Keuchel, Astros silence Cleveland Indians' bats in win - WKYC-TV
Altuve cleared of concussion after collision with Astros teammate - Omnisport
Hernanez, Altuve knocked out of game after collision - Sports Xchange
Astros place Marisnick on 7-day concussion DL - Associated Press
Behind McCullers, Astros aim to solve Bauer - Astros.com
Keuchel owns low zone - Astros.com
Was Reddick wearing Spider-Man undershirt? - Astros.com
Reddick pulls back homer, stunning Kipnis - Astros.com
Altuve, Hernandez exit after outfield collision - Astros.com
Keuchel, Reddickulous catch KO Cleveland - Astros.com
Astros place Marisnick on 7-day concussion DL - Houston Chronicle
Springer returns to game action off the bench Tuesday - Houston Chronicle
Hernandez takes brunt of 'nasty' collision with Altuve - Houston Chronicle
Astros get complete game from Keuchel to take down Indians - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel tosses complete game in 4-2 win
- Astros Daily
April's showers bring the Astros flowers - Scout.com
Indians series against Houston Astros may be October preview - Wahoo's On First
Three ways Evan Gattis has been 'earning it!' - House of Houston
Buies Creek, Campbell relationship going swimmingly - Baseball America
HJ Hawks enjoy experience of playing at home of the Astros - KBMT-TV
Indians vs. Astros series preview, pitching matchups - Cleveland Plain Dealer
McCullers embracing change - Astros.com
Luhnow's Lefties Lead April Attack - Astros Daily
Keuchel inducing ground balls at unrivaled rate - Houston Chronicle
Unbeaten Keuchel leads Astros into matchup vs. Indians - Stats
Astros, Tribe meet for AL showdown - Astros.com
On 40th birthday, Beltran feeling 'blessed' - Astros.com
On deck: Astros at Indians - Houston Chronicle
Late lapses cost Rays in 'frustrating' 10-inning loss to Astros - Tampa Bay Times
Astros prevail in 10 innings - Associated Press
40th birthday latest milestone for Beltran - Houston Chronicle
Houston Astros - PlayerWatch - Reuters
Astros come back for win over Rays in 10 - Reuters
Keuchel, Tomlin square off in series opener - Astros.com
River Bandits' Dawson has perfect day at dish - Astros.com
Gritty performance from Musgrove pays off - Astros.com
Correa, McCann help cap comeback vs. Rays - Astros.com
Marisnick exits with concussion-like symptoms - Astros.com
Bullpen of the Week: Houston Astros - Astros.com
Hamstring injury may cost Springer only one game - Houston Chronicle
Marisnick exits game with concussion-like symptoms - Houston Chronicle
Resilient Astros top Rays in 10 innings - Houston Chronicle
John Wilson, Chronicle's first Astros beat writer, dead at 92 - Houston Chronicle
Astros snatch victory from the jaws of defeat
- Astros Daily
Astros history: Ken Johnson loses nine-inning no-hitter - Call to the Pen
Beckham, Rays stage comeback to defeat Astros - Associated Press
Four-run sixth pushes Rays past Astros - Reuters
Rays overcome more bad fortune to rally past Astros - Tampa Bay Times
Beltran makes another appearance in two-hole for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Huff's book details dangers involved in abuse of Adderall by athletes - Houston Chronicle
Springer exits with hamstring injury - Houston Chronicle
Rays rough up Morton in Astros' loss - Houston Chronicle
Musgrove, Astros goes for series win vs. Rays - Astros.com
Altuve, Gattis hit first HRs in loss to Rays - Astros.com
Springer day to day after hamstring forces exit - Astros.com
Altuve stands out with power, hustle vs. Rays - Astros.com
Bottom of lineup sparking Astros offense - Astros.com
Fisher belts third homer for Fresno - Astros.com
Rays topple Astros 6-3
- Astros Daily
Rangers return Rule 5 draft pick Mike Hauschild to Astros - Houston Chronicle
Pruitt describes 'rollercoaster' first few weeks in majors - Houston Chronicle
After slow start, Gurriel locked in at plate - Houston Chronicle
Beltran helps Astros rally by Rays - Associated Press
Houston Astros - PlayerWatch - Reuters
Astros overcome three homers to beat Rays - Sports Xchange
Rays blow early lead against Astros - Tampa Bay Times
The ‘bullpen revolution’ is underway in Houston and boosting the Astros into first place - Washington Post
Morton aims to build on strong start - Astros.com
Devenski racking up strikeouts in bullpen - Astros.com
Beltran keeps hitting into his third decade - Astros.com
Relentless Astros post 8th win in last 9 - Astros.com
Astros' Class AAA team dresses honors 1990s hip hop duo Kris Kross - Houston Chronicle
Musgrove working on mechanical adjustment in delivery - Houston Chronicle
Astros' bullpen shines in series-opening win over Rays - Houston Chronicle
Astros get comeback win over Rays
- Astros Daily
Perez extends scoreless streak to 14 1/3 - Astros.com
Astros emerging as best team in AL - Astros.com
Rays enjoying home cooking as Astros arrive - Stats
Beltran's first homer lifts Astros to win - Associated Press
On deck: Astros at Rays - Houston Chronicle
McCullers bounces back, Astros win - SportsRadio 610
McCullers pitches Astros past Angels - Reuters
Angels lose solo home run battle to Astros, 2-1 - Los Angeles Times
Angels’ rally comes up short in 2-1 loss to Astros - OC Register
Acquisitions of Reddick, Aoki paying early season dividends for Astros - Scout.com
Fiers takes the hill for series opener vs. Rays - Astros.com
Astros put Gustave on DL; Hoyt gets chance - Astros.com
Astros fan dressed up as Dallas Keuchel - Astros.com
Correa makes return to Astros lineup - Astros.com
McCullers dominates as Astros top Angels - Astros.com
Marisnick's work coming to fruition at plate - Astros.com
Astros call up Hoyt, place Gustave on disabled list - Houston Chronicle
Correa returns to lineup after three-game absence - Houston Chronicle
Reddick gets scheduled day off - Houston Chronicle
Springer plays in league-leading 203rd straight game - Houston Chronicle
Top Cuban prospect Luis Robert reportedly declared free agent - Houston Chronicle
McCullers shuts down Angels in 2-1 win - Houston Chronicle
Astros hold on for 2-1 win
- Astros Daily
Astros hope for the good McCullers vs. Angels - Stats
Houston Astros - PlayerWatch - Reuters
Angels in the outfield struggle in 5-1 loss to the Astros - Los Angeles Times
Ric Flair's trademark "Woo" becomes an Astros rallying cry - Houston Chronicle
McCullers looks to bounce back vs. Halos - Astros.com
Correa hoping to return to lineup today - Astros.com
Reddick flourishing in No. 2 hole - Astros.com
Keuchel back to inducing grounders en masse - Astros.com
Reddick's bat, Keuchel's arm power Astros - Astros.com
Correa optimistic he'll return to lineup Thursday - Houston Chronicle
Aoki moves up in Astros lineup - Houston Chronicle
Giles leveraged for toughest outs to help seal Keuchel's gem for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel, Reddick lead Astros to 5-1 win
- Astros Daily
Angels ride Pujols' 3-run blast by Astros - Reuters
Houston Astros - PlayerWatch - Reuters
Angels put it all together to beat Astros - OC Register
Keuchel and Beverley share special bond - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel looks to continue strong '17 vs. Angels - Astros.com
Musgrove, Astros eye efficiency later in game - Astros.com
Astros play it safe with Correa after plunking - Astros.com
Orbit pranked Trout with an 'I love Astros' sign - Astros.com
Springer, Gurriel homer; win streak snapped - Astros.com
Sore right hand sidelines Correa another day - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel lauds McCann as batterymate - Houston Chronicle
Albert Pujols' three-run homer sinks Astros - Houston Chronicle
Pujols bomb sinks Astros
- Astros Daily
Bostick sharp again for Astros - SC Now
Astros shut out Angels as scoreless streak reaches 20 innings - OC Register
Astros baby takes long road to TV stardom - KHOU-TV
Astros to face four straight righthanders against Angels - Houston Chronicle
Astros' Perez leads Pitchers of the Week - MiLB.com
Keuchel a key part of Astros' early success - Tulsa World
Astros shuffle rotation for set against Angels - Astros.com
Dawson gets three hits for Quad Cities - Astros.com
Musgrove eyes continued success vs. Halos - Astros.com
Correa sidelined by bruised hand after HBP - Astros.com
Morton's gritty effort nets first win with Astros - Astros.com
Jose shows way for Astros in 5th straight win - Astros.com
Astros tweak starting pitching rotation after rainout - Houston Chronicle
Correa out of the lineup with hand contusion - Houston Chronicle
Aoki is rising to occasions from low in the lineup - Houston Chronicle
Astros win 5th in a row, match best start at 9-4 - Houston Chronicle
Astros win fifth straight
- Astros Daily
Astros host stumbling Angels - Associated Press
On deck: Angels at Astros, Monday - OC Register
Aoki helps Astros edge Athletics - Associated Press
Morton opens 4-game set vs. Angels - Astros.com
Correa expects to be in lineup on Monday - Astros.com
Astros' finale in Oakland postponed due to rain - Astros.com
On deck: Astros vs. Angels - Houston Chronicle
Correa expected to play Monday - Houston Chronicle
Astros rained out Sunday in Oakland - Houston Chronicle
Tucker plates seven in four-hit performance - Astros.com
Morton, Cotton square off in finale - Astros.com
Sipp donates equipment to youth league - Astros.com
A's, Astros pay tribute to Robinson - Astros.com
X-rays negative on Correa after hit-by-pitch - Astros.com
Astros rally past A's for fourth straight win - Astros.com
Aoki getting playing time vs. lefties - Houston Chronicle
Altuve snaps on-base streak at 11 plate appearances - Houston Chronicle
Astros rally from behind for wild win in Oakland - Houston Chronicle
Hinch: Giles 'still going to finish most of the games' - Houston Chronicle
Correa hit by pitch on hand, X-rays negative - Houston Chronicle
Astros Throttle Oakland Bullpen Again, 10-6
- Astros Daily
Correa open to contract extension - Astros.com
McCullers to face A's on Robinson Day - Astros.com
Reddick receives warm welcome in first at-bat - Astros.com
Keuchel rolls as Aoki, McCann each drive in 2 - Astros.com
Altuve reaches 5 times, extends on-base streak - Astros.com
Houston artist tapped to create Astros design for beer can - Houston Chronicle
Correa clarifies stance on potential contract extension - Houston Chronicle
Astros minor leaguer Lupe Chavez retires - Houston Chronicle
Athletics pay tribute to Reddick with 'Careless Whisper' walk-up song - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel dominant in Astros' win vs. Athletics - Houston Chronicle
Astros Reclaim First With 7-2 Victory
- Astros Daily
Jackson Ryan continues family tradition one pitch at a time - Houston Chronicle
A’s get their first look at Reddick in Astros uniform - San Jose Mercury News
Reddick excited for Oakland homecoming - Houston Chronicle
Do the Astros have a bullpen problem? - Fan Rag
Kyle Tucker blazing his own trail with Buies Creek Astros - North State Journal
McCullers's knuckle-curve is the filthiest secondary pitch in baseball - Sports Illustrated
Altuve heating up at the plate - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel seeks another stellar start vs. A's - Astros.com
Correa’s agent says he won’t do early mutli-year contract - Fan Rag
Should Astros go with "closer by committee"? - Astros Daily
Altuve, bullpen rally Astros past Mariners 10-5 - Associated Press
Early struggles won't cost Astros' Ken Giles closer job - Houston Chronicle
Gattis' three-run double ignites Astros' rally - Astros.com
Giles has Hinch's full confidence - Astros.com
Keuchel seeks another stellar start vs. A's - Astros.com
Reddick credits Beltran with key batting advice - Astros.com
Altuve finds his groove at the plate - Astros.com
Astros rally from 5 runs down to topple Seattle - Astros.com
Hinch moves Josh Reddick to two-hole Wednesday - Houston Chronicle
Astros' offense erupts for 10 unanswered in comeback win over Mariners - Houston Chronicle
Astros Rebound For 10-5 Triumph
- Astros Daily
Astros exposing J.D. Davis to left field - Houston Chronicle
Campbell welcomes the Buies Creek Astros - Campbell Times
Morton proving his worth in April - Scout.com
The Chris Devenski revolution - Beyond the Box Score
Mariners look to slow Springer, Astros - Associated Press
Preview: Astros at Mariners - Reuters
Musgrove working to sync up delivery - Houston Chronicle
Dad asks every MLB team to win young son's fandom - Astros.com
Gattis' 3-run double lifts Astros over Mariners - Reuters
Houston Astros - PlayerWatch - Reuters
Astros rally for win over Mariners - Associated Press
Mariners lose to Astros and fall to 2-7 on season - Seattle Times
Hinch not moving Springer from leadoff spot - Houston Chronicle
Ryan shares perspective on leadership at event in The Woodlands - Houston Chronicle
MLB rookie profile: Jandel Gustave, RHP, Houston Astros - Minor League Ball
How the Astros can blast off - Forbes
Fiers looks to top Seattle in finale - Astros.com
Astros' TV crew enjoy toasted grasshoppers - Astros.com
Whitley steller in Quad Cities debut - Astros.com
Big inning a respite from offensive woes - Astros.com
For starters, Springer goes deep (again) - Astros.com
Gattis' three-run double ignites Astros' rally - Astros.com
Forbes' value for Astros franchise gets heavy increase - Houston Chronicle
Astros fan asks MLB teams to tangle for son's allegiance - Houston Chronicle
Hinch on reported Stanford interest:'a non-story' - Houston Chronicle
Reddick batting ninth Tuesday - Houston Chronicle
Astros offense breaks out in 7-5 win in Seattle - Houston Chronicle
Gattis Double Keys 7-5 Houston Victory
- Astros Daily
Paxton, Mariners shut out Astros - Associated Press
Paxton, Cruz fuel Mariners in rout of Astros - Reuters
Houston Astros - PlayerWatch - Reuters
Astros on cutting edge of hiring college coaches - Quad City Times
Devenski's long relief appearances comes with a price - Houston Chronicle
Musgrove, Miranda set for rematch in Seattle - Astros.com
Hinch: 'Our offense won't be a problem' - Astros.com
Gonzalez earning more starts for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Martes has scoreless AAA debut - Houston Chronicle
Paxton Packs Astros In 6-0 Shutout
- Astros Daily
Eye got it: Gattis' strike zone work paying off - Astros.com
Morton solid, but offense stymied vs. Mariners - Astros.com
Astros shut out by Mariners to start road trip - Houston Chronicle
Slumping Mariners return home to oppose Astros - Stats
Intriguing Astros have our attention - Houston Chronicle
Cameron leads top prospect performers - Astros.com
McCullers displaying improved command - Houston Chronicle
Astros Walk Off In 12 On Walk-Off Walk
- Astros Daily
On deck: Astros at Mariners - Houston Chronicle
Perez dominates in High Class A debut - Baseball America
Astros defeat Royals in 12 innings - Associated Press
Astros walk past Royals in 12 innings - Reuters
Bases-loaded walk in the 12th gives Astros the win - Sports Xchange
Gregerson befuddled by rough relief outing - Astros.com
Morton starts in 2nd straight tilt vs. Seattle - Astros.com
Altuve's 1st stolen base of season is No. 200 - Astros.com
Springer makes history with 3rd leadoff blast - Astros.com
Marisnick sparks Astros with HR, not glove - Astros.com
Astros able to 'walk' off in 12th against Royals - Astros.com
Gattis' walk gives Astros walk-off win over Royals - Houston Chronicle
Records and milestones abound in Astros' win - Houston Chronicle
Hinch OK with Astros' baserunning - Houston Chronicle
Astros face swift rematch with Mariners - Houston Chronicle
Gonzalez to add catcher to his repertoire - Houston Chronicle
McCullers displaying impressive command - Houston Chronicle
Royals lose control late, fall 5-4 to the Astros in 12 innings - Kansas City Star
Gregerson has no explanation for poor outing - Houston Chronicle
McHugh's elbow injury raises more rotation questions - Scout.com
Fisher a welcome addition to Grizzlies - Fresno Bee
Royals use six-run eighth to defeat Astros - Reuters
Astros rocked by Royals, 7-3 - Associated Press
Royals strike for six runs in the eighth in 7-3 win over Astros - Kansas City Star
Astros shut down Providence’s McHugh for six weeks - Sports Xchange
Tucker among top prospect performers - Astros.com
McCullers starts series finale vs. Royals - Astros.com
Gold Glover Keuchel leads stellar defense - Astros.com
Gregerson Meltdown Spoils Keuchel Gem
- Astros Daily
Springer fine after jamming wrist in Astros loss - Houston Chronicle
Bullpen can't finish Keuchel's superb outing - Astros.com
Gregerson unravels in Astros' loss to Royals - Houston Chronicle
McHugh out at least 6 weeks with elbow injury - Astros.com
Buies Creek Astros win franchise opener - Fayetteville Observer
Royals beat Astros - Assoicated Press
Royals hope to keep momentum against Astros - Associated Press
Astros' Keuchel, Royals' Duffy set to duel - Astros.com
Gattis' miscues behind plate allow two runs - Astros.com
Beltran ties DiMaggio on all-time RBI list - Astros.com
Offense struggles in Fiers' solid first start - Astros.com
Offensive Woes Continue In 5-1 Loss
- Astros Daily
Astros offense remains stale in series-opening loss to Royals - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel awarded Gold Glove in ceremony - Astros.com
McHugh gets checked out after rehab setback - Astros.com
Return of changeup promising for Keuchel - Houston Chronicle
Astros garnering best TV ratings in years - Houston Chronicle
McHugh visits doctor after experiencing elbow and bicep tightness - Houston Chronicle
Four reasons why Houston's pitching is in excellent shape - FanGraphs
M's Salvage 4-2 Finale But Astros Take Series
- Astros Daily
Mariners beat Astros to avoid sweep - Reuters
Astros suffer first loss In 2017 - SportsRadio 610
McHugh may have aggravated injury in rehab start - CBS Sports
Buies Creek Astros debut - Fayetteville Observer
Vargas vs. Fiers begins Royals-Astros series - Astros.com
Former big leaguer Cintron hired as interpreter - Astros.com
Devenski bridges games for Astros - Astros.com
Astros' vaunted offense hasn't jelled yet - Astros.com
Springer, Marwin homer, but Astros drop finale - Astros.com
McHugh prematurely exits Class AAA rehab start - Houston Chronicle
On deck: Astros vs. Royals - Houston Chronicle
Astros suffer first loss of season in series finale - Houston Chronicle
Devenski worked wonders with wicked changeup in 2017 debut - Houston Chronicle
Springer's HR in 13 gives Astros 5-3 win over Mariners - Associated Press
Astros fan's rally dance brings team luck in extra innings - Houston Chronicle
Extra painful loss as Mariners fall to Astros in 13th inning - Seattle Times
Springer's 13th-inning blast gives Astros 3rd straight win - Reuters
Houston couples score 'Astros Fans of the Year' title - KHOU-TV
Offseason work pays off for McCann - Associated Press
New voices, camera angles among changes as Astros reel in viewers - Houston Chronicle
Will the 2017 Astros be as good as the 1979 Astros? - Houston Chronicle
How to enjoy the Astros, the most-fun-to-watch team in baseball - ESPN
Ump Laz Diaz pranks young Astros fan - Astros.com
Musgove prepared for finale against Mariners - Astros.com
Astros fan makes spectacular barehanded grab - Astros.com
Devenski racks up 7 K's in stellar relief work - Astros.com
By George, Astros rally for walk-off win in 13th - Astros.com
Astros sign David Martinez to minor league deal - Houston Chronicle
Springer's walk-off dinger sends Astros over Mariners in 13th inning - Houston Chronicle
Springer's Walk-Off HR In 13th Stuns Seattle
- Astros Daily
Giles off to fast start in 2017 - Houston Chronicle
Right on: McCann eyeing opposite-field hits - Astros.com
Martes set to make Triple-A debut Monday - Houston Chronicle
For McCann, first homer with Astros serves as validation - Houston Chronicle
McCullers follows Keuchel's lead to get Astros off and running - Omnisport
Astros will utilize depth against Mariners LHP Paxton - ESPN
McCullers pitches Astros to win over Mariners - Reuters
McCullers & two homers lift Astros over M's - SportsRadio 610
McCann, Gonzalez give Astros 2-1 victory - Associated Press
Buies Creek Astros loaded with talent, ready to play ball - WTVD-TV
Astros work out in new digs - Fayetteville Observer
Astros’ top pick Whitley among new-look River Bandits - Quad City Times
Morton looks to bring heat in Astros debut - Astros.com
McCann quickly in sync with Houston pitchers - Astros.com
McCullers dazzles with steady diet of curves - Astros.com
Marwin, McCann mash to sink Mariners - Astros.com
Gonzalez, pitching lifts Astros past Mariners - Houston Chronicle
Hinch displaying go-to late-game outfield alignment - Houston Chronicle
Second Verse, Much Like The First
- Astros Daily
Arauz suspended 50 games - Houston Chronicle
Hinch spreading out playing time over first three games - Houston Chronicle
Astros' Jonathan Arauz: Suspended 50 games - CBS Sports
Davis, other Hooks infielders learn from talented Astros - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Where the Astros' Top 30 prospects are starting the season - Astros.com
McCann's mitt is a key cog for Astros going forward - SportsRadio 610
Keuchel time travels to 2015 and blanks the Mariners - Houston Press
McCullers looks to start fresh vs. Mariners - Astros.com
Keuchel: 'It felt great to get back out there' - Houston Chronicle
Kyle Tucker to begin season in High A - Houston Chronicle
After shaky spring, Iwakuma looks to rebound vs. Astros - STATS
Keuchel, Correa lead Astros over Mariners 3-0 - Associated Press
Keuchel-led Astros shut out Mariners - Reuters
Big Moneyball: Here's how much the Astros, other MLB teams are paying players - Houston Business Journal
Crane: Astros can’t go full free agent, “Because we’re middle market” - SportsRadio 610
Astros send McHugh to Fresno for season-opening rehab start - Fresno Bee
Open and shutout: Mariners get blanked and Hernandez leaves early in loss to Astros - Seattle Times
Bagwell, Biggio highlight Astros' opener - Astros.com
Correa crushes baseball onto the train tracks - Astros.com
McCullers looks to start fresh vs. Mariners - Astros.com
Springer, Correa power up in Astros' opener - Astros.com
Healthy Keuchel sets tone for Astros - Astros.com
Pitching, HRs, defense propel Astros to win - Astros.com
Hinch opts for Aoki over Evan Gattis in Astros' opening day lineup - Houston Chronicle
Astros assign Jon Singleton to Class AA Corpus Christi - Houston Chronicle
Fans flock to sold-out Astros game on Opening Day - Houston Chronicle
McHugh to make first rehab start Thursday - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel and Astros shut out Mariners on Opening Day - Houston Chronicle
Astros Blank M's In Opener
- Astros Daily
The Astros, the Rangers, and post-hype prospects - Minor League Ball
Astros set preliminary Hooks roster - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Astros offer new seating and dining options at MMP - Culture Map
Astros naming contest for Fayetteville club yields 1,400 ideas - Fayetteville Observer
Couple's devotion to Astros spans decades - KHOU-TV
All the new foods to look out for on Opening Day at MMP - Houston Press
5 things you didn't know about Dallas Keuchel - KTRK-TV
Mariners, Astros: 95 years and 1 World Series - Sports Press NW
Hopes ultra high as Astros open season - Houston Chronicle
Houston has look of best in the AL West - Austin American-Statesman
17 years ago this week, MMP opened for business - Houston Chronicle
Root Sports reaches deal to stream Astros games - Houston Chronicle
McHugh feels good after 65 pitches in simulated game - Houston Chronicle
Gattis utilizing QB-esque wristband - Houston Chronicle
Arms will carry a crucial load for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel, Astros set out on season of promise - Astros.com
Health makes Astros' roster decisions easy - Astros.com
Baseball is back - Fayetteville Observer
Hauschild makes Rangers opening day roster - Houston Chronicle
Astros officially set opening day roster - Houston Chronicle
Astros' core four ranks with best in the majors - Houston Chronicle
It's big year or bust for 2017 Astros - Houston Chronicle
The Astros have a star in the making - Beyond the Box Score
Talent-rich Astros are choice to shine in AL West - Los Angeles Times
Sipp caps sorry spring with worst outing vs. Cubs - Houston Chronicle
Hendricks, Musgrove solid as Cubs down Astros 6-3 - Associated Press
Astros fall in spring finale - SportsRadio 610
Astros poised to take [AL West] pennant and make deep October run - CBS Local Sports
Hinch chooses Gustave over Hoyt - Houston Chronicle
Musgrove sharp as Astros cap spring vs. Cubs - Astros.com
5 Statcast storylines for '17 Astros - Astros.com
Hinch says Astros players eager to start season - Houston Chronicle
Musgrove breezes through spring training finale - Houston Chronicle
Fowler happy with velocity, but NOT location of first pitch at Astros game - Golf Digest
Astros pushing digital ticketing for 2017 - Houston Chronicle
Max Stassi's brother Brock engulfed by emotion after making Phillies' Opening Day roster - Houston Chronicle
No Tal’s Hill? No problem for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Former Astros scout Ruben Amaro Sr., dead at 81 - Houston Chronicle
After doing windows as kid, Fisher keeps smashing away - Houston Chronicle
Tucker brothers looking to make an impact - KIII-TV
Astros still waiting to win a World Series game. That may end. - New York Times
McHugh to begin season on 10-day DL - Astros.com
Gustave beats out Hoyt for final 'pen spot - Astros.com
Health won't be issue for Keuchel in opener - Astros.com
Reddick, Altuve go deep as Astros rally - Astros.com
Stubbs set a Statcast record for the most ground covered by a catcher - Astros.com
Gustave earns last Astros roster spot - Houston Chronicle
Hinch to play 'everybody' in final exhibitions - Houston Chronicle
McCullers roughed up by Cubs in final spring training start - Houston Chronicle
Musgrove, Devenski Last Fruits Of Fire Sale - Astros Daily
Bats Attack In 8-6 Taming Of Cubs
- Astros Daily
Reddick ready for Astros offense to roll - SportsRadio 610
Bregman enjoys birthday cupcakes and Opening Day expectations - Houston Chronicle
Houston Astros 2017 preview - Fox Sports
Aiken rejected $5m, now fights for MLB future - Bleacher Report
WBC's impact on the Astros - KIII-TV
Bregman confirmed as Astros' two-hole hitter - Houston Chronicle
Astros centerfield wall is finally complete - SportsRadio 610
Bagwell reflects on storied career - WETM-TV
New food at Astros' games: Shake Shack and Torchy's Tacos - Houston Chronicle
Surprise! Wellington cancer survivor, 8, gets day with Astros pitcher - Palm Beach Post
Despite dismal weather, Crane has busy day at Shell Houston Open - Houston Chronicle
Astros Rewind: MMP's memorable openers - Houston Chronicle
Astros close out Grapefruit League play with a tie - Houston Chronicle
McHugh to throw simulated game Saturday - Astros.com
Fisher among top prospect performers - Astros.com
Astros unveil dramatic center-field makeover - Astros.com
Astros prospects to watch this season - Houston Chronicle
Fiers K's 5, Fisher homers vs. Marlins - Astros.com
Is 2017 the year Altuve wins MVP? - Astros.com
Astros unveil renovations to MMP's center field - Houston Chronicle
Senate OKs bill to force Astrodome rehab vote - Houston Chronicle
Astros starting rotation: A mess with potential - Scout.com
Astros need Keuchel, rotation to bounce back to contend - Associated Press
Keuchel ready for regular season - SportsRadio 610
Perez to begin season in extended spring training - Houston Chronicle
Watch the Astros' Carlos Correa hit grounders to his puppy - Houston Chronicle
Bregman to bat second in Astros' lineup - Houston Chronicle
Straily scenario a cautionary tale for Astros' handling of Peacock - Houston Chronicle
Astros Return To .500 Before Florida Finale
- Astros Daily
The Astros brought big bats Into the lineup, but will their pitching hold up? - Houston Press
Cooperstown visit 'surreal' for Bagwell - Houston Chronicle
Astros need a healthy starting rotation - Dallas Morning News
Playing pro baseball is a dream come true for Jacob Dorris - KRIS-TV
Martes on cusp of making Astros - Baseball America
Hall tour 'overwhelming' for Bagwell - Astros.com
McCullers to follow Keuchel in rotation - Astros.com
Inbox: Can Astros live up to the hype? - Astros.com
Keuchel ready for Houston's 'bright lights' - Astros.com
McCann homers to back Keuchel in win - Astros.com
McCullers to start second game of regular season - Houston Chronicle
Astros option Preston Tucker to minor league camp - Houston Chronicle
Familiar faces likely returning for 2017 Hooks season - KIII-TV
Astros season preview: Key newcomers join young nucleus - Sports Xchange
Tucker returns to Astros' lineup - Astros.com
McHugh shakes rust, Bregman doubles vs. Cards - Astros.com
McHugh struggles in Grapefruit League debut - Houston Chronicle
Carlos Correa, take 3 - Sports Illustrated
AL West predictions: Can anyone stop Astros? - NJ.com
Gurriel poised to revamp 2017 Astros - Scout.com
Time for Houston to live up to projections - Sporting News
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame to unveil Virdon statue - Ozark Radio News
Eyeing pennant, Astros could make additions - Astros.com
Preston Tucker making Grapefruit League debut Monday - Houston Chronicle
Musgrove Swats Nats In 5-1 Triumph
- Astros Daily
Correa’s return to Astros’ lineup delayed by soreness - Associated Press
Baseball is a lifestyle for the Tucker boys - KRIS-TV
Sipp could pitch Monday vs. Cards - Astros.com
Kalas honors famous father with home run call - Astros.com
Reddick gets his wish to face lefties - Astros.com
Hoyt, Gustave vying for final roster spot - Astros.com
Astros go yard twice, while Musgrove sharp - Astros.com
Musgrove solid after receiving good news - Astros.com
Correa returns to the Astros' lineup - Houston Chronicle
Fisher showing promise on basepaths - Houston Chronicle
Musgrove to start fourth game of season - Houston Chronicle
Peacock in line to make Astros as long reliever - Houston Chronicle
Back issue considered minor for Sipp - Houston Chronicle
Astros trade Heineman to Brewers - Houston Chronicle
Depth Chart Deep Dive: Houston Astros - Right In Your Wheelhouse
Astros Prospect Primer: Martes at the top - MiLB.com
This Clemens is family’s first in Cape League - Cape Cod Times
Astros hopeful Yulieski Gurriel ready to blossom, one year after fleeing Cuba - USA Today
Astros send four to Minor League camp - Astros.com
Correa wishes WBC was held more often - Houston Chronicle
McHugh to pitch in Grapefruit League game Monday - Houston Chronicle
Astros release C.J. Riefenhauser, reassign four others - Houston Chronicle
Cardinals face stiff penalties after hacking Astros - The Courier
The Astros are chasing their World Series destiny - Yahoo Sports
Gregerson, lucky eagle return to Astros - Astros.com
Fisher steals three and Morton blanks Mets - Astros.com
Bregman proud to play for USA despite few ABs - Astros.com
Astros tab Keuchel for 3rd straight OD start - Astros.com
Astros announce Keuchel as opening day starter - Housron Chronicle
Gregerson brings Team USA eagle back to Astros' spring training - Housron Chronicle
McHugh appears likely to begin season on disabled list - Housron Chronicle
Morton, 'Pen Blank Mets, 2-0
- Astros Daily
A league of their own - The Leader
Compelling World Baseball Classic deserves run every two years - Houston Chronicle
How much will Astros play Reddick vs. lefties? - Houston Chronicle
Correa proves he’s a future AL MVP - Papercity Mag
Springer eager for WBC '17 teammates' return - Astros.com
Correa, Beltran among All-Classic Team standouts - Astros.com
Davis not worrying about who's ahead of him - Astros.com
Predicting the Astros' opening day lineup - Houston Chronicle
Springer, Gurriel Lead Win Over Twins
- Astros Daily
This fan is wearing a Nolan Ryan jersey, and to his right: the real Nolan Ryan - Astros.com
Centeno a 'very good insurance policy' for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros 'appreciate greatness' in Ryan - Astros.com
Springer, Gurriel power 'Stros; Keuchel sound - Astros.com
Fayetteville could borrow from internal fund for ballpark - Ballpark Digest
Sorry, Mike Trout: AL West belongs to the Astros - Five Thirty Eight
Cards-Astros game at new park briefly delayed by sprinklers - Associated Press
Astros make roster moves while pitching competition continues - SportsRadio 610
Bregman to re-enter Astros' lineup Friday - Houston Chronicle
Gurriel, Fisher HRs back Fiers vs. Miami - Astros.com
McHugh continues to build pitch count in minor league game - Houston Chronicle
McHugh trying to catch up in minors game - Astros.com
Roster moves a signal of depth for Astros - Astros.com
Astros' bullpen decisions expected to be made 'last-minute' - Houston Chronicle
Astros remove Stassi from 40-man roster - Houston Chronicle
Top five performers thus far in Astros spring training - Scout.com
Correa keys Puerto Rico's 11th-inning WBC win - Houston Chronicle
Reed, Moran among Astros' latest cuts from big league camp - Houston Chronicle
Back end of Astros' opening day rotation depends on McHugh's readiness - Houston Chronicle
How Astros players are doing in the WBC - Houston Chronicle
Astros expect OD feel for lineup post-Classic - Astros.com
McHugh may cause ripple effects in rotation - Astros.com
White among 4 Astros sent to minor league camp - Astros.com
Correa crushes HR, sparks PR to WBC '17 final - Astros.com
Cards Show Dueces In 12-6 Deal
- Astros Daily
Musgrove throws curve in race for rotation job - Astros.com
Lefthanded relief still a shortcoming for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Cards score 12 runs in succession, win 12-6 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Marisnick's double fuels 3-run frame vs. Cards - Astros.com
Astros have launched a naming contest for the baseball team - Fayetteville Observer
Gurriel ready to blossom, one year after fleeing Cuba - USA Today
Houston, we have a plan for how you become best team in the AL - The Ringer
McCann on trade: 'Best-case scenario for both sides' - Real GM
Altuve would participate in another WBC - Houston Chronicle
Devenski ready to embrace relief role for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Altuve set to see plenty of action with Astros - Astros.com
Tucker progressing, gets ABs in minors game - Astros.com
Perfect: John Paciorek - Pecan Park Eagle
Moran, Gurriel shine, but errors undo Astros - Astros.com
McCullers has 'no worries' about foot injury - Astros.com
Doubleheader at ballpark could tie up traffic - Palm Beach Post
McCullers exits game with toe issue - Houston Chronicle
X-rays negative on White's hand after HBP - Astros.com
McHugh to pitch in minor league game Wednesday - Houston Chronicle
Kemp among Astros' latest cuts from big league camp - Houston Chronicle
Paulino to begin season on DL - Houston Chronicle
White fine after being hit by pitch - Houston Chronicle
Brian McCann on Gary Sanchez, Derek Jeter, wanting no part of being Yankees DH - NJ.com
Astros' gleaming spring complex inspires underprivileged players across the street - Houston Chronicle
Astros send Martes to minor league camp - Houston Chronicle
Hinch likes where team is as spring training nears homestretch - Houston Chronicle
Bob Bruce lived life to the fullest - Houston Chronicle
Morton solid in 4-inning outing - Houston Chronicle
Top prospect Martes reassigned as roster is cut - Astros.com
White day-to-day after getting hit by pitch - Astros.com
Morton has fastball working in dominant outing - Astros.com
Morton solid in four innings of work - Astros.com
Gurriel getting comfortable at new position - Astros.com
Astros send Martes to minor league camp - Houston Chronicle
Surge at the six-spot could signal end of the glove-first shortstop - Associated Press
What's in a name? $500K in legal fees for UH over law school dispute - Houston Chronicle
Astros intrigued by little-known lefthander Framber Valdez - Houston Chronicle
Correa, Beltran spark Puerto Rico's win over USA - Houston Chronicle
Split Squad Astros Take Two
- Astros Daily
Kyle Tucker makes Grapefruit debut - Houston Chronicle
WBC absences benefiting younger Astros - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel throws four scoreless innings - Houston Chronicle
Out of options, Peacock helps case vs. tough lineup - Astros.com
Keuchel enjoying healthy reps entering season - Astros.com
Martes perfect, Peacock solid against Red Sox - Astros.com
Keuchel throws 4 scoreless; prospects spark walk-off - Astros.com
Astros legend works with Cuban legend at first base - Climbing Tal's Hill
Pairing of hitters and their lumber can sometimes be a sacred thing - Houston Chronicle
Virdon to be immortalized with statue - West Plains Daily Quill
Q&A with Astros prospect Forrest Whitley - Astros.com
Pipeline report: Prospects in Astros' camp - Astros.com
Few spots open on loaded Astros roster - Astros.com
McCann settling in at the plate with new team - Astros.com
2017 AL West Preview - The Greyhound
Astros Statement on the Passing of Former Astros-Colt .45s Pitcher Bob Bruce - Astros.com
Few spots open on loaded Astros roster - Astros.com
Bob Bruce, Astros' starting pitcher in first Astrodome official game, dies - Houston Chronicle
Musgrove diligent about refinements while battling for rotation spot with Astros - Houston Chronicle
Musgrove takes 4-inning start as 'learning point' - Astros.com
Astros' rotation has potential to be among best - Astros.com
Astros' No. 5 starter still unknown after Musgrove's outing - Houston Chronicle
McCann, Kemmer power Astros past Nats - Astros.com
Houston Astros: Spring of pitching dreams - Major League Mayhem
Offseason in review: Houston Astros - MLB Trade Rumors
The other side of the Nationals’ new spring home - WTOP-FM
Bagwell switching role to 1B mentor - Associated Press
In the on-deck circle of life, Craig Biggio's son now a budding pro - Houston Chronicle
Bregman, 22, represents Team USA’s future at World Baseball Classic - USA Today
Astros reassign 4 in 2nd round of roster moves - Astros.com
McCullers glad he was tested vs. Mets - Houston Chronicle
Rodgers among latest cuts from Astros major league camp - Houston Chronicle
McCann loses bat, then hits home run - Houston Chronicle
Bagwell finishes at Astros camp, Biggio begins - Houston Chronicle
deGrom Quiets Astros Again
- Astros Daily
Remember Anita Martini…. - Pecan Park Eagle
McCann belts 1st spring homer vs. Mets - Astros.com
Rodgers among top prospect performers - Astros.com
Whitley learns importance of persistence - Astros.com
Mejdal to experiment with role as minor league coach - Houston Chronicle
Bat-flip by Odor in WBC miffs Bregman - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
McHugh likely to be ready by start of season - Astros.com
Teoscar brings positive energy, new approach - Astros.com
Buff minister performs feats of strength for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Bregman slams Odor for WBC bat flip - Houston Chronicle
McHugh, Fiers enouraged after throwing session - Houston Chronicle
McCullers pitches better than stat line suggests Tuesday - Houston Chronicle
Reed hot in spring training - Minor League Ball
Correa homers, Puerto Rico beats Italy to advances to second round of WBC - USA Today
Hinch aims to carry 13 pitchers into season - Astros.com
Moran stays hot in loss to Cardinals - Astros.com
Chapman claimed off waivers by Braves - Astros.com
Bregman eager to get more at-bats in Classic - Astros.com
Young Astros fan gets unique catching lesson - Astros.com
Braves claim Chapman off waivers from Astros - Houston Chronicle
Hinch cringes at injuries in WBC games - Houston Chronicle
Hinch unhappy about Alex Bregman's playing time wuth Team USA - Houston Chronicle
McHugh's live BP session moved to Tuesday - Houston Chronicle
Reed Slam Not Enough In 5-4 Loss
- Astros Daily
Biggio visits new park, says current Astros core like 2000’s crew - Houston Chronicle
Correa hits another homer, delivers epic bat flip at WBC - Astros.com
Keuchel says he's back following spring debut - Associated Press
Astronaut visits Astros, preaches teamwork - Astros.com
Biggio 'regrets' not playing inaugural WBC - Astros.com
Aoki at center of action in Japan's thrilling win - Astros.com
Reed's slam not enough for Astros vs. Nats - Astros.com
Stubbs among five NRIs sent to minors camp - Astros.com
Healthy Keuchel sharp in spring debut - Astros.com
Keuchel pitches three scoreless innings in debut - Houston Chronicle
Astros removing Chapman from 40-man roster - Houston Chronicle
Correa cranks homer in WBC - Houston Chronicle
Astros' first cuts include Stubbs - Houston Chronicle
Perfect weekend for Berkman, Pettitte - Astros.com
Q&A: Luhnow on analytics, unusual career path - Astros.com
Bagwell arrives as instructor at Astros camp - Astros.com
Devenski a bright spot on tough day for Astros' bats - Astros.com
Blum: Starting rotation still biggest question - SportsRadio 610
Moran making a statement this spring - Astros.com
Bagwell arrives in Palm Beach - Houston Chronicle
McHugh scheduled to face hitters Monday - Houston Chronicle
McCurry denies wrongdoing - Houston Chronicle
Martes struggles in first Grapefruit League start - Houston Chronicle
Moran making a statement this spring - Astros.com
UH naming dispute could now draw in Astros, HCC - Houston Chronicle
Gattis behind plate for first time this spring - Astros.com
Correa has an epic Classic debut - Astros.com
Astros Score Big, Hold On To Nip Mets, 7-6
- Astros Daily
Moran, Reed homer in 6-run 4th; Musgrove sharp - Astros.com
Astros utilizing mental skills coordinator this season - Houston Chronicle
The Cubs, Astros, and paying the young superstars - FanGraphs
J.R. Richard’s number should be retired - Climbing Tal's Hill
The Astros should consider trading a reliever - Beyond the Box Score
The tale of the Indians catcher who has seemingly played for every MLB team - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Hoyt in line to be major relief weapon - Astros.com
McCullers 'feels good' after first start - Astros.com
Astros to skip Fiers; top prospect Martes to start - Astros.com
Hinch expects David Paulino to be factor for Astros in 2017 - Houston Chronicle
Fiers scratched, Martes to start - Houston Chronicle
McCullers to make next start Tuesday - Houston Chronicle
Gattis to catch more than traditional backup - Houston Chronicle
Effective against lefties helps Hoyt's case in Astros' bullpen competition - Houston Chronicle
Young fan gets invited to throw warmup pitches from Astros bullpen - Fox Sports
Astros are the bright spot in the AL West - Pop Fly Baseball
Progress report: Houston Astros - San Diego Union Tribune
Reed focused on 'just hitting the ball hard' - Astros.com
Young fan lives dream: pitching in the Astros bullpen - Astros.com
McCullers perfect in debut - Astros.com
White playing second base Thursday - Houston Chronicle
McCullers breezes in first two innings with three strikeouts - Houston Chronicle
Astros Pound Mets For First Home Win
- Astros Daily
Should Correa be the Astros third baseman? - Fan Rag Sports
All the promotional giveaways at Astros games this season - Houston Chronicle
Morton sharp, holds split-squad Mets hitless - Astros.com
Harris feels fine in first appearance in eight days - Houston Chronicle
Sipp struggles against Mets - Houston Chronicle
Should Astros be worried about McCann? - House of Houston
Keuchel to make spring debut Sunday - Houston Chronicle
White can land spot if he shows versatility - Astros.com
Keuchel to make first spring start Sunday - Astros.com
Correa to play 3B for Puerto Rico in Classic - Astros.com
Absence from Cuba's WBC team is hard on Gurriel - Houston Chronicle
Sim game puts Keuchel on track for Grapefruit action - Astros.com
Keuchel nears first spring start - Houston Chronicle
Predicting the Astros' opening day roster - Houston Chronicle
Into the woods: How Lourdes Gurriel Jr. escaped Cuba - The Athletic
Keuchel selling his modest Oklahoma home - Realtor.com
The single best sign out of Astros camp - FanGraphs
Moran, Springer excel as Devenski fans four - Astros.com
Bregman brimming with anticipation for Classic - Astros.com
Bregman heads to WBC - Houston Chronicle
For Gregerson, WBC '17 offers special tribute - MLB.com
Rebooted Houston College Classic shatters attendance records - Houston Press
Tucker cautious in first post-surgery BP - Astros.com
McHugh easing back into throwing program - Astros.com
McHugh 'felt good' in first bullpen session - Houston Chronicle
Astros Rally For 7-7 Tie With Marlins
- Astros Daily
Fiers faces Stanton for first time since '14 beaning - Houston Chronicle
Reddick makes first spring start in left field - Houston Chronicle
McCullers to make spring debut on Thursday - Houston Chronicle
McHugh to pitch off mound Monday - Houston Chronicle
Correa willing to play third base in WBC - Houston Chronicle
Laureano soaking up big league experience - Astros.com
Fiers on Stanton: 'Everyone's beyond that' - Astros.com
Marisnick, Garcia strong as Astros rally late - Astros.com
After live BP, McCullers set for Grapefruit debut - Astros.com
Correa willing to play third base at Classic - Astros.com
McCullers sharp in Astros tuneup, back from elbow injury - Associated Press
Solid in simulated game, McCullers eyes first spring start for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Gregerson 'as ready as I can be' for Classic - Astros.com
Hinch impressed with Gurriel's 'timing, agility' - Astros.com
Beltran goes deep in Musgrove's strong outing - Astros.com
Reddick makes first spring start in left field - Houston Chronicle
Musgrove throws three scoreless vs. Mets - Houston Chronicle
Correa hopes cage time pays off in batter's box - Houston Chronicle
Hinch: 'All signs positive' on McHugh - Houston Chronicle
Hinch targets 30 to 40 games for Beltran in LF - Houston Chronicle
After final tuneup, McCullers likely game-ready - Astros.com
Carlos Beltran has some advice for old teammate David Wright - New York Post
Morton makes Astros spring debut - SportsRadio 610
Former teammate Pat Neshek predicts big things for Jason Castro - Pioneer Press
Keith Lampard's MLB career with the Houston Astros - Warrington Guardian
Perez rewarded for perseverance, performance - Astros.com
Harris still on track, back at work in bullpen - Astros.com
Morton has Astros' faith, data behind him - Astros.com
Morton scoreless in debut; Marisnick 3-for-3 - Astros.com
Morton impresses in Astros' spring debut - Houston Chronicle
Rodgers shellacked in Astros' loss to Mets - Houston Chronicle
Marisnick displays improved swing - Houston Chronicle
Correa discusses offseason swing adjustments - Houston Chronicle
Woeful Pitching Surfaces Again In 11-3 Loss
- Astros Daily
Twin Falls grad pitches in Spring Training game for Houston Astros - KMVT-TV
Welcome to The Ballpark Of The Palm Beaches - Palm Beacher
Reddick takes instant shine to Astros - Houston Chronicle
Tank practically full for Astros reliever Ashur Tolliver - Houston Chronicle
Harris still on track, back at work in bullpen - Astros.com
Morton impresses in Astros' spring debut - Houston Chronicle
Take your base: Pitchless intentional walks in MLB - Houston Chronicle
Springer shines with three hits, highlight play - Astros.com
Sipp putting in work, ready for rebound in '17 - Astros.com
Peacock struggles against Nationals - Houston Chronicle
Sipp uses outing to work on two-seam fastball - Houston Chronicle
Mint 2B: Altuve second to none - Sports on Earth
What we learned from week 2 of Astros spring training - Houston Chronicle
Fond memories of Hofheinz Pavilion, late Astros executive Jamie Hildreth - Houston Chronicle
McHugh hopes to pitch bullpen session next week - Houston Chronicle
Astros considering Devenski as rotation option - Astros.com
Springer to let situation dictate running game - Astros.com
Altuve proud to represent Venezuela in WBC '17 - Astros.com
Even at 39, Carlos Beltran has a lot to offer Astros - Houston Chronicle
Rojas leads Marlins win in first visit to Ballpark of Palm Beaches - South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Martes retires heart of Marlins' order in debut - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel on track to see spring game action soon - Astros.com
Astros considering Devenski as rotation option - Astros.com
Back in left 17 years later, Beltran tested early - Astros.com
Gurriel plates run; Devenski, Astros' arms struggle - Astros.com
Keuchel on track to see spring game action soon - Astros.com
Is Dallas Keuchel the cat or the mouse? - Beyond the Box Score
Foley proud of his role in The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Post
Keuchel building endurance for first spring game - Houston Chronicle
Harris throwing on day following early exit - Houston Chronicle
Astros loaded with options in outfield deployment - Houston Chronicle
Ballpark of the Palm Beaches first game - South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Ex-Yankees Beltran, McCann found a nice fit in Houston with young Astros - New York Newsday
Beltran reminds Astros he still has power - Astros.com
New Nats, Astros park opens to much fanfare - Astros.com
Beltran's HR highlights first game at new park - Astros.com
Baseball returns to West Palm Beach with some bloops and a blast - Palm Beach Post
Astros Open New Park With 4-3 Loss
- Astros Daily
Harris leaves with groin discomfort - Astros.com
Harris leaves game with groin tightness - Houston Chronicle
Ballpark of the Palm Beaches ready for debut - Astros.com
McCullers could make spring debut next week - Astros.com
Manfred on the new ballpark and pace-of-play rule changes - MASN
McCullers could make Grapefruit League debut late next week - Houston Chronicle
Hinch committed to more rest for regulars - Houston Chronicle
Martes to make Grapefruit League debut Wednesday - Houston Chronicle
Astros to open new stadium Tuesday - SportsRadio 610
'Dead arm' slows McHugh - Houston Chronicle
Musgrove set to prove he belongs in rotation - Astros.com
Altuve contributes to cause in spring debut - Astros.com
Astros executive dies at 72 - Houston Business Journal
Ballpark of the Palm Beaches prepped for debut - Ballpark Digest
Astros, Nationals to open new ballpark Tuesday - Houston Chronicle
Astros making the jump to World Series contender - CBS Sports
Brignac attempting to become switch-hitter - Astros.com
McHugh still sore, not throwing off mound - Astros.com
McHugh behind other Astros in throwing program - Houston Chronicle
Musgrove gets first crack at fifth starter competiton - Houston Chronicle
Correa 'felt comfortable' in spring debut - Astros.com
Hinch admires Aoki's 'meticulous nature' - Astros.com
Aoki ready to play for Japan, third WBC title - Houston Chronicle
Rodgers' spring debut yields mixed results - Houston Chronicle
Inspired by teammates, Rodgers 'taking notes' - Astros.com
Gattis, Stassi ignite Astros in win over Braves - Astros.com
Hinch impressed with early results from Moran - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel faces hitters for first time in spring - Houston Chronicle
Fisher doubles in spring debut with Astros - Lebanon Daily News
Tigers see no ill intent in rookie's pitch that hit Miguel Cabrera after 3 home runs - Mlive.com
Altuve's addition provides much-needed balance - Associated Press
High expectations await Chris Devenski, who gives Astros options - ESPN
Houston Astros’ ‘Little Mascot’: The boy who grew up with The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Post
Front-office mainstay Hildreth passes away at 72 - Astros.com
Frias ejected after hitting Miggy - Astros.com
Astros mourn friend, colleague Hildreth - Astros.com
Peacock sharp in Astros' first spring contest - Astros.com
Moran showing early signs of progress - Astros.com
Astros face decision this spring with Peacock - Houston Chronicle
Astros senior VP Jamie Hildreth dies at 72 - Houston Chronicle
Bregman highlights Astros' first Grapefruit League lineup - Houston Chronicle
Team USA carving out role for Bregman at WBC - Houston Chronicle
Frias gives up three homers, gets ejected - Houston Chronicle
Pitching Titles and Top 10 Lists (updated) - Astros Daily
Tigers Bomb Astros In Spring Opener
- Astros Daily
McCullers, Keuchel ease into spring work for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Teammates believing buzz about Martes - Houston Chronicle
How to fix baseball? Start by playing better - Houston Chronicle
Bregman highlights young lineup for spring opener - Astros.com
Martes displays 'big power arm' in live batting practice - Houston Chronicle
One Year Wonder: Bob Watson - Over the Monster
Who are the Houston Astros? - Palm Beach Post
Fan's phone honors Keuchel, who returns favor - Astros.com
Astros, Nats share new park, same expectations - Astros.com
McCullers' first live BP session goes smoothly - Astros.com
Kemp taking most of his reps at second base - Houston Chronicle
84-year old MLB catcher visits Astros camp - Houston Chronicle
Altuve, Springer to make Grapefruit League debuts Monday - Houston Chronicle
Takeaways from Astros spring training: Week 1 - Houston Chronicle
Just how much better can Altuve get? - Houston Chronicle
Crane open to enlarging team's record payroll - Houston Chronicle
Hinch shares pitching plan for first 5 games - Astros.com
Peacock enjoying comforts of home this spring - Astros.com
Hinch tweaking spring approach due to '17 Classic - Astros.com
Most of Astros' regulars won't play this weekend - Houston Chronicle
Kemp taking most of his reps at second base - Houston Chronicle
Peacock to start Astros' Grapefruit League opener - Houston Chronicle
Rest in Peace Tal's Hill - Baseball Essential
Crane hosts dinner - Astros.com
Astros weigh in on IBBs - Astros.com
Hinch outlines early spring rotation - Astros.com
Astros players have mixed opinions on new intentional walk rule - Houston Chronicle
Crane discusses 2017 payroll - Houston Chronicle
Astros won't run from high expectations - SportsRadio 610
Hoyt can go from deckhand to Astros bullpen in 2017 - Outside Pitch MLB
Reed looking to seize first-base opportunity - Astros.com
Tucker feeling good, continues rehab process - Astros.com
Oswalt preaches durability to Astros pitchers - Astros.com
Correa easing back into spring drills - Astros.com
Correa close to being cleared for full workouts - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel planning on five Grapefruit League starts - Houston Chronicle
Gregerson working on changeup - Houston Chronicle
Oswalt lends expertise as Astros' guest instructor - Houston Chronicle
Bregman set to take next step - Associated Press
Gross named interim manager for Reno Aces - Reno Gazette-Journal
McCullers' new gloves honor friend Fernandez - Astros.com
McHugh intent on starting better for Astros this year - Houston Chronicle
Reed to get 'a lot of playing time' in spring training - Houston Chronicle
Former Astros great helps Young Life score big at Get In The Game gala, raising $800,000 - Culture Map
Beltran returns to Houston in very different role - Associated Press
Longtime Lexington Legends pitching coach, EKU star hurler Charley Taylor dies after cancer battle - Lexington Legends
What’s cooking at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches? More than peanuts and Cracker Jack. - Palm Beach Post
Astros hope Yuli Gurriel can bring stability to first base - Houston Chronicle
Marisnick puts in work on his swing - Houston Chronicle
Marisnick's making swing his thing - Astros.com
Ryan: Astros ready to 'earn it' on field every day - Astros.com
Keuchel, McCullers huge factors for 2017 Astros - Houston Chronicle
Altuve, Correa and Springer rank in top half of MLB Network’s Top 100 players right now - Outside Pitch MLB
McCann learning intricacies of Astros pitching staff - Houston Chronicle
Commissioner seeks better pace in game - Houston Chronicle
Gattis says sore shoulder feeling better - Astros.com
Marisnick puts in extra time refining swing - Astros.com
Gattis resumes throwing after resting shoulder - Houston Chronicle
Feliz has 'a leg up' on winning an Astros bullpen job - Houston Chronicle
Hinch has burning desire to win it all - Houston Chronicle
Ballpark of Palm Beaches hits home run on ‘opening day’ for fans - Palm Beach Post
Gurriel begins full-time work at first base - Astros.com
McCann building rapport with Astros pitchers - Astros.com
White trying to increase versatility - Houston Chronicle
Ramon Laureano’s breakout 2016 - Minor League Ball
Palm Beach, beyond the Astros' new spring-training ballpark - Houston Chronicle
Five things to know about the Buies Creek Astros - Fayetteville Observer
Hinch preaches preparation - Houston Chronicle
At Astros' request, prospect Garrett Stubbs added weight - Houston Chronicle
Beltran to blend in seamlessly as an Astro - Houston Chronicle
Correa eager to improve upon last season - Houston Chronicle
Ballpark of the Palm Beaches impressive, work in progress - South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Astros additions mean 'sky high' expectations - Associated Press
McCullers happy to learn curve won't hurt elbow - Astros.com
Beltran arrives, eyes October baseball with Astros - Astros.com
Correa has wisdom teeth pulled, out few days - Astros.com
McCullers tinkering with changeup grips - Houston Chronicle
Astros have made out well in the Brady Aiken debacle - Outside Pitch MLB
Harris says Astros have a chip on their shoulder - SportsRadio 610
Cost of stadium for Nationals and Astros edges above $150M - Construction Equipment Guide
Keuchel throws 'free and easy' to McCann - Astros.com
Correa may be limited early in camp after wisdom teeth removal - Houston Chronicle
Singleton opens up on removal from Astros' 40-man roster - Houston Chronicle
Springer believes Beltran can help him grow as player - Houston Chronicle
Astros build team, and new complex, for the future - Associated Press
Astros can count on exuberant vibe from Springer - Houston Chronicle
The most interesting new Houston Astro - FanGraphs
Former Astro suspended for 50 games - Associated Press
How the Astros win the World Series - SportsRadio 610
Springer bests DeShields in friendly Super Bowl wager - Astros.com
Shoulder an issue for Keuchel throughout '16 - Astros.com
Altuve, Springer eager for Beltran's arrival - Astros.com
Giles getting his groove back with Astros - Astros.com
George Springer wins Super Bowl bet with Rangers' Delino DeShields - Houston Chronicle
Astros headed to franchise record-setting payroll - Houston Chronicle
Giles bulks up over offseason - Houston Chronicle
Tucker cleared for baseball activities - Houston Chronicle
Astros in no hurry to name opening day starter - Houston Chronicle
Pitchers, Catchers Open New Spring Camp
- Astros Daily
Will Astros get a starting pitcher? - Sports Illustrated
Jim Perry Stadium receiving new turf - Ballpark Digest
Astros open camp at new facility - Astros.com
Astros to expand netting at MMP - Astros.com
Gattis dealing with soreness in right shoulder - Astros.com
Arb hearing process intriguing for McHugh - Astros.com
McHugh: 'No bad blood' over arbitration hearing - Houston Chronicle
Astros bullpen catcher gets muddy at spring training - Houston Chronicle
Astros to extend MMP netting from dugout to dugout - Houston Chronicle
McCullers getting comfortable with adjusted mechanics - Houston Chronicle
If you're gonna rip Luhnow for 2017 Astros, do it now - SportsRadio 610
Bregman's UFC ties helped to boost offseason - Astros.com
Lawmaker's bill reopens debate over $105M Astrodome parking plan - Houston Chronicle
5th rotation spot chief battle for Astros this spring - Houston Chronicle
Bregman stoked entering second Astros season - Houston Chronicle
Oswalt to return to Astros as a guest instructor - Astros.com
Ranking the Astros' MLB-ready prospects - Astros Insider
Feyetteville moves forward with ballpark contractor selection - Ballpark Digest
Classic-bound Astros excited to represent - Astros.com
Astros report to new digs, lofty expectations - Astros.com
Sneak peek at the Astros' new spring training facility - Houston Chronicle
Oswalt to serve as guest instructor in Astros spring training - Houston Chronicle
McHugh wins arbitration case with Astros - Houston Chronicle
Giles will be closer 'more times than not' - Houston Chronicle
The real Jim Crane - Paper City
As spring training begins, MLB mulls new rule changes - Houston Press
Astros' payroll is on its way up - Houston Chronicle
Logjam at catcher puts Stassi in bind as workouts near - Houston Chronicle
Watson broke through racial barriers - Astros.com
Breakdown of players at Astros' major league spring training - Houston Chronicle
Tyler White ready for 2017 Astros training camp - Gaston Gazette
Astros set to see new-look squad in action - Astros.com
Five key storylines to watch as the Astros open spring training - Houston Chronicle
Astros Batting Titles and Top 10 Lists (updated) - Astros Daily
Correa strives to leave an impact on, off field - KPRC-TV
All eyes on Astros' rotation as spring training looms - Houston Chronicle
Penciling in 25-man roster a cinch for Hinch - Astros.com
Todd Kalas transitions to new role with Astros - Houston Chronicle
Few Spots Unclaimed On Astros Roster - Astros Daily
How the Astros won the offseason - iSportsWeb
Deep lineup key to Astros' perfect season - Astros.com
Martes is baseball's 15th-best prospect - Houston Chronicle
McHugh, Astros await arbitration ruling - Houston Chronicle
State Sen. Whitmire takes aim at Astrodome improvements - Houston Chronicle
Astros determined to start fast after last year's fiasco - Associated Press
Berkman conquered Tal's Hill with a smile - Astros.com
Muoio and Mascot….The Astros are coming - Palm Beach Post
Kalas transitions to new role with Astros - Houston Chronicle
Ballpark of the Palm Beaches opens to public for first time on Feb. 18 - Palm Beach Post
Astros owner's downtown Italian eateries opening this month - Houston Business Journal
Altuve stands tall among Astros' stars - Astros.com
Beltran, Altuve among 8 Astros in WBC '17 - Astros.com
Tony Pena and the fake intentional walk strikeout - Astros.com
Astros' first Spring Training workout is on Feb. 15 - Astros.com
Bring on big expectations for Astros - Astros.com
Following rebuild, Astros primed for success - Astros.com
Astros avoid arbitration with Gonzalez - Houston Chronicle
WBC includes 7 from Astros' 40-man roster - Houston Chronicle
Nolan Ryan shows that 70 is just a number - Houston Chronicle
Gonzalez Signs Contract With Option
- Astros Daily
Bregman named to 2017 USA WBC roster - KPLC-TV
Astros ink first baseman Marwin Gonzalez - UPI
Astros head into Spring Training without defined closer; leadoff spot set - SportsRadio 610
Astros owner buys West Palm office building for $6.5M, plans hotel - The Real Deal
A star is born: 30-foot logo descends on Astros clubhouse in West Palm - Palm Beach Post
Astros unveil adds to MMP food options - Astros.com
New ballpark: Beauty & the beach - Sports on Earth
'Earn it' this year's mantra for ambitious Astros - Houston Chronicle
Prospect Martes could make majors push - Astros.com
Close neighbors help Astros cut down on Spring Training travel - Houston Chronicle
Luhnow, Hinch optimistic Astros will 'Earn It' - Astros.com
Astros mascot to 'orbit' around West Palm Beach this week - Palm Beach Post
Keuchel poised for bounce-back year - SportsRadio 610
Astros prospect vault: 2004 top prospects - Outside Pitch MLB
Gonzalez not playing in WBC - Houston Chronicle
PECOTA projects Astros for best record in AL - Houston Chronicle
Highlight the Future: Derek Fisher - RO Baseball
Veteran additions bolster balanced lineup - Astros.com
Astros load up moving trucks for spring training - Houston Chronicle
Astros' Spring Training truck has new destination - Astros.com
Astros load up for Spring Training - KTRK-TV
Did the Astros receive fair payment for the Cardinals hacking? - iSportsWeb
Plenty of losers in Cardinals-Astros hacking case - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Mike Scott talks 1986 playoffs - CBS New York
Astros owner gives the inside scoop on his two new restaurants near MMP - Culture Map
New spring facility will accelerate relations between Nationals and Astros - MASN
McCullers covers Super Bowl - Astros.com
Who are the Top 5 all-time players from Houston? - Astros.com
Manfred says in-market streaming deals are close for all but three MLB teams - Awful Announcing
Mike Elias on drafting and developing Astros pitchers - Fan Graphs
The Dome dilemma Houston can't escape - KHOU-TV
Harris, Astros Reach 2-Year Deal
- Astros Daily
Sullivan had Bags' number, and Hall of Famer knew it - Astros.com
Astros give All-Star Harris new 2-year deal - Astros.com
Astros avoid arbitration with Harris - Houston Chronicle
Who is the real Dallas Keuchel? - Outside Pitch MLB
Astros plan to use Cardinal bounty to add starting pitcher - USA Today
Crane seeks $37.9 million for Pebble Beach estate - Daily Press
Why the Astros didn't catch Chris Correa - Fan Graphs
For Astros, 22 & 13 = 10 in a row - Houston Chronicle
When will the Astros break through? - Beyond the Box Score
Cardinals’ penalties for hacking could have been worse - Atlanta Jounal-Constitution
Martes among pitching prospects with best pure tools - Astros.com
Deep Astros may be tough for NRIs to crack - Astros.com
Astros invite minors righty Diaz to camp - Astros.com
Astros have a completely new look - Fan Graphs
McCullers playing reporter for Super Bowl - Astros.com
Correa statement points finger at Astros in hacking case - Houston Chronicle
Astros have arbitration hearings scheduled with three - Houston Chronicle
Arb hearings set for McHugh, Gonzalez, Harris - Astros.com
In statement, Correa alleges Astros benefited from 'unauthorized access' - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
$2 Million, 2 Picks, Too Harsh?
- Astros Daily
Cardinals must give Astros top 2 picks, $2M for hacking - Associated Press
Former manager Garner to help out at camp - Astros.com
Keuchel set for first bullpen session of 2017 - Houston Chronicle
Huff defends Trump, argues with fans online - Houston Chronicle
MLB strips Cardinals of draft picks, fines them $2 million for Astros hack - USA Today
Cardinals are punished for hacking Astros’ database - New York Times
Cardinals lose top two draft picks, must pay Astros $2 million over hacking scheme - Washington Post
Astros awarded Cardinals' first two draft picks - Astros.com
Astros awarded Cardinals' top draft picks, $2 million as result of hacking - Houston Chronicle
Unsealed court documents move Cardinals, MLB closer to closure on hacking scandal - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Five Astros on MLB's Top 100 Prospects list - Astros.com
Houston needs to find a way to honor Astrodome's legacy - Houston Chronicle
As MLB ruling nears, new details of Cardinals' hacking of Astros account - Houston Chronicle
A rotten deal in West Palm Beach - The Recorder
Astrodome designated ‘State Historical Landmark’ by Texas Historical Commission - KIAH-TV
Garrett Stubbs is a name to watch in Spring Training - Outside Pitch MLB
Former Astros owner named to Texas Central Partners board - Community Impact Newspaper
Do you remember the day the Astrodome moved downtown? [video] - KHOU-TV
Crane in Missouri Sports HOF Class of 2017 - Astros.com
Diva hits home run for New Hope Housing and Astros Foundation - Houston Chronicle
Astrodome joins Alamo as state antiquities landmark - Houston Chronicle
The Dome dilemma Houston can't escape - KHOU-TV
Corner infield depth and versatility gives the Houston Astros options - Outside Pitch MLB
Cost of spring training baseball stadium edges above $150 million - Palm Beach Post
Hooks hold Annual South Texas Winter Baseball Banquet - KIII-TV
Luhnow: 'Expectations are high' - KTRK-TV
Strength in numbers: Astros have deepest lineup - MLB.com
What cap will Bagwell wear in the Hall of Fame? - Houston Chronicle
Here is how the Astrodome will look for the Super Bowl - SportsRadio 610
Reds agree to deal with Scott Feldman - Cincinnati Enquirer
Strom holding pitching clinic in Beckley - WVVA-TV
Correa's brother hopes to follow in his footsteps - Astros.com
Astros' new spring park has Hinch pumped up - Astros.com
What should the Astros expect from Reddick? - Outside Pitch MLB
McHugh has found a home, and his stride, in Houston - Gwinnett Daily Post
Remember the Astrodome! - Popular Mechanics
Stassi faces uncertain future with club - Houston Chronicle
Astros Done With Winter Moves?
- Astros Daily
Spring Training will be shorter in 2018 - Valley News
Bagwell left mark on his teammates - Astros.com
Photo: Orbit and a green screen do not mix - Astros.com
Humbled Bagwell lauded by teammates, fans - Astros.com
Astros' Jeff Bagwell Hall of Fame rally held at MMP - KPRC-TV
Who will be the next Houston Astros Hall of Famer? - Outside Pitch MLB
Ryan's Astros deal reverberated across MLB - Astros.com
Jeff Bagwell lobbying for Carl Yastrzemski to attend his Hall of Fame induction - Houston Chronicle
Astros host scouting event for area youth - Astros.com
Trade for frontline starter looking less likely for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros rising star Bregman to play in World Baseball Classic - KHOU-TV
Astros' season hinges on rotation - USA Today
Thousands attend FanFest at MMP - KTRK-TV
FanFest a thrill for Astros players, fans alike - Astros.com
Luhnow sees pieces in place for Astros - Astros.com
Diaz inks minor league deal with Astros - CBS Sports
Astros pitchers applaud team’s beefed-up lineup - Austin American-Statesman
Diana Ross belts out hits at Astros' Gala - Astros.com
Astros likely finished with significant offseason moves - Houston Chronicle
Tucker feels healthy but yet to take post-surgery swings - Houston Chronicle
Astros may not add another left-handed reliever after all - Houston Chronicle
Astros caravan hits Austin - KXAN-TV
McCann has high hopes for Astros - KPRC-TV
Astros caravan rolls through Corpus Christi - KRIS-TV
Astros visit Texas Children's patients at Sunshine Kids party - KHOU-TV
Correa visits 14-year-old in hospital - KPRC-TV
Rodriguez shrugs off slim first-ballot Hall of Fame margin, and reason - Houston Chronicle
Bagwell quickly forging bond with Hall of Fame classmates - Houston Chronicle
Valbuena reportedly agrees to deal with Angels - Houston Chronicle
Stance and deliver: Bagwell defied logic in box - Astros.com
Correa reconnects at Sunshine Kids party - Astros.com
McCann busy studying Astros' pitching staff - Astros.com
Bagwell remains in awe of Hall of Fame honor - Astros.com
Astros avoid arbitration with Fiers - Houston Chronicle
Astros Caravan visits Urban Youth Academy - Astros.com
Justice: Bagwell's humility matched his fire - Astros.com
Bags to riches! Bagwell gets Hall call - Astros.com
Source: Astros' Fiers gets $3.45M, avoids arbitration - Astros.com
New Hall of Famers get their close-up - Astros.com
Jeff Bagwell came to my bar mitzvah - ESPN
At Last! Hall Calls Bagwell
- Astros Daily
Bagwell excited for HOF election - Astros.com
Beloved Bagwell lauded by ex-teammates - Astros.com
Clemens rises, other ex-Astros need bigger push - Astros.com
Bagwell's Hall of Fame wait is rewarded - SportsRadio 610
It's in the Bag! Astros slugger earns Hall call - Astros.com
In seventh try, Jeff Bagwell elected to Baseball Hall of Fame - Hartford Courant
Bagwell elected to Baseball Hall of Fame - Hartford Hawks
Astros legend Jeff Bagwell elected to Hall of Fame - Houston Chronicle
For Jeff Bagwell, long wait and deep wounds close in Hall of Fame - ESPN
Raines, Bagwell, Pudge elected to Hall of Fame - Astros.com
Jeff Bagwell Hall of Fame pep rally - Astros.com
Gurriel rested, ready for 1st full Astros season - KHOU-TV
José Altuve: A Love Letter - Lookout Landing
Bagwell deserving of Hall of Fame call - Houston Chroncile
Bagwell on verge of scratching 7-year Hall of Fame itch - Houston Chronicle
Altuve writes letter to his future self - Houston Chronicle
As commitments for the WBC grow, so should concern for the Houston Astros - Outside Pitch MLB
Cloud of steroids hovers above Hall of Fame voting - Associated Press
Sonny Gray is good, but Astros should aim higher - Call to the Pen
Astros remain in contact with Athletics for RHP Sonny Gray - UPI
Astros lose games, win smiles at children's hospital - Astros.com
Bagwell: 'I won't relax' until HOF results are in - Astros.com
On MLK Day, Astros display community spirit - Astros.com
Why Jeff Bagwell will make the Hall of Fame this time - Houston Chronicle
Cardinals owner expects hacking punishment before spring training - Heavy.com
What can the Houston Astros expect from Brian McCann? - Outside Pitch MLB
Cardinals still waiting to be disciplined by MLB for hacking scandal - CBS Sports
Will Jeff Bagwell get in to the Hall of Fame? The case for and against him - CBS Sports
Frank Thomas interview - Astros A to Z
Ex-Astros pitcher turned author auctioning materials - Houston Chronicle
Bagwell’s Hall of Fame wait likely to end - Associated Press
McHugh calls out Trump on Twitter [again] - Houston Chronicle
Dedicated fans help Hall bid for Raines, Bagwell - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
What to see when West Palm’s new spring training ballpark opens - Palm Beach Post
Hall voting shifts in Bagwell's favor - Houston Chronicle
Phils' voice Andersen forever tied to Bagwell - Astros.com
Biggio talks Hall of Fame, Bagwell - Astros.com
Bregman will play for Team USA in Classic - Astros.com
Bregman to represent U.S. in World Baseball Classic - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel, Springer Among Contract Signers
- Astros Daily
Astros, LHP Keuchel avoid arbitration on $9.15M deal - Sports Xchange
Astros now charging fans a fee to print out season tickets - KHOU-TV
It's almost time for the Astros - SportsRadio 610
Prospects, vets among Astros' 18 NRIs - Astros.com
Astros avoid arb with Keuchel, Marisnick - Astros.com
Martes among 18 minor leaguers invited to Astros' spring training - Houston Chronicle
Astros avoid arbitration with Keuchel, Springer - Houston Chronicle
Astros announce Spring Training non-roster invitees - Astros Daily
Buies Creek Astros hire manager - Fayetteville Observer
Keuchel among 7 arbitration-eligible Astros - Astros.com
Additions give Astros' lineup added versatility - Astros.com
Astros ready to roll out caravan week - Astros.com
Breaking down Bagwell's Hall of Fame case - Astros.com
Ensberg feels he was 'born to coach' - Houston Chronicle
Quad Cities gets four new coaches for 2017 season - Midwest League Traveler
Gattis getting hitched before heading to spring training - Houston Chronicle
Fayetteville ballpark design continues - Ballpark Digest
Pitcher’s mound rises at Ballpark of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Post
Altuve, McCullers excited by Astros off-season upgrades - KHOU-TV
Spiers helps coach Clemson to NCAA title - Astros.com
Keuchel, McCullers say arms feel good - Houston Chronicle
Former Hillcats named to rival Carolina League staffs - Lynchburg News and Advocate
Former Astros third baseman named ValleyCats manager - Albany Times-Union
Linares returns as Hooks manager - KRIS-TV
Spring is in the air: First workout dates announced - Astros.com
Ensberg named Astros' short-season manager - Astros.com
Key Astros trio putting in work this offseason - Astros.com
McCullers preparing for 2017 through 'normal offseason' - Houston Chronicle
Ensberg to manage Astros' Class A affiliate - Houston Chronicle
2017 Astros Caravan - Astros.com
Notable moments and numbers in Jeff Bagwell's career - New York Newsday
Keuchel 'feeling good' early in offseason throwing program - Houston Chronicle
Why I’m coming back to Houston - Players' Tribune
Bagwell on set for 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives' - Astros.com
Quintana, Astros a match that makes sense - Astros.com
Rasmus agrees to deal with Tampa Bay Rays - Houston Chronicle
Hall of Fame case: Billy Wagner balances lower save total with dominance - USA Today
Evan Gattis’s power surge: Is it real? - Beyond the Box Score
Keuchel takes in the Texans' playoff game - Astros.com
Astros emerge in Quintana race - Call to the Pen
Will and George get haircuts - Astros.com
Quintana to Astros? [video] - Astros.com
Rumor Roundup: Astros in on Quintana? - Astros.com
Where to buy tickets for Astros, Nationals games? Not at the ballpark - Palm Beach Post
A Kalas will once again call games for the Astros - CSN Philly
Ryan helped form historic '99 Hall class - Astros.com
In return to Astros, Beltran has pivotal role - Astros.com
Gonzalez's versatility a Mar-win for Hinch - Astros.com
From Houston Colt .45s to Waco BlueCats, naming baseball teams is family tradition - Waco Tribune
Dallas Morning News has epic response to new Rangers stadium looking just like MMP - Houston Chronicle
Bill Spiers back at Clemson... as a football coach - Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Fondly remembering John McMullen - NorthJersey.com
Bagwell 'anxious' for upcoming Hall of Fame announcement - Houston Chronicle
Renderings of Rangers' new stadium sure look like Astros' MMP - Houston Chronicle
From the outfield to the mound: the journey of Drew Muren - Minor League Ball
Nationals remain confident new spring training facility will be ready for opener - Washington Post
Mark Melancon remembers the time he did hot yoga with Hunter Pence - KNBR
Bagwell ready for answer on Hall of Fame - Astros.com
Six-shooters replaced shovels for Astrodome groundbreaking 55 years ago this week - Houston Chronicle
Jeff Bagwell: Is he a Hall of Famer? - Yahoo Sports
Springer decides to skip World Baseball Classic - Astros.com
Springer to skip World Baseball Classic - Houston Chronicle
Quiet Bagwell Will Need Speech Writer - Astros Daily
Will George Springer succeed as center fielder? - Call to the Pen
It's almost 2017, so what are the Astros up to? - Houston Press
Houston Astros: Can They be best in the AL? - Call to the Pen
Hillman hopes to apply lessons learned in Japan to new job in Korea - Japan Times
Influx of experience may put Astros over top - Astros.com
Altuve achieves elite status with stellar 2016 - Astros.com
Sources: Gregerson to pitch for Team USA - Astros.com
Altuve, youngsters highlight Astros' uneven year - Astros.com
Gregerson expected to pitch in World Baseball Classic - Houston Chronicle
Astros' Ryan spearheads memorial in Zambia - Astros.com
For '04 Astros, Beltran was lightning in a bottle - Astros.com
Tal's Hill joins ballpark oddities of the past - Astros.com
Ex-Dragons star Powell reminisces about playing days in Japan - Japan Times
High Class A Astros announce stay at Campbell - Daily Record
Astros are unlikely suitors for Jose Quintana - Outside Pitch MLB
Enigmatic McHugh talks holiday traditions - Astros.com
Astros Choose Todd Kalas As New TV Voice
- Astros Daily
Springer still weighing decision on World Baseball Classic - Houston Chronicle
McCurry suspended 50 games - Houston Chronicle
Astros' McCurry draws 50-game suspension - Astros.com
Harry Kalas' son gets gig as play-by-play man for Houston Astros - Philly Voice
It's time for baseball writers to make Jeff Bagwell a Hall of Famer - Houston Press
Jim Perry Stadium preps for Astros' arrival - Ballpark Digest
Astros hire Todd Kalas as new play-by-play announcer - Houston Chronicle
Astros announce new TV broadcast team - Astros.com
Fayetteville signs with Houston Astros - Up and Coming Weekly
Renovations continue on Campbell's Jim Perry Stadium - Fayetteville Observer
Birds flock to Ballpark of the Palm Beaches - Ballpark Digest
Commissioners choose architect firm for Astrodome redesign - Houston Chronicle
Samurai Japan adds Aoki to WBC roster - Japan Times
Beltran, Altuve cap 'amazing' tour of Puerto Rico - Astros.com
Astros sign Juan Centeno to minor league deal - Houston Chronicle
Could Astros, Cards Swing Trade? - Astros Daily
Before first pitch, 20-hour work days needed to complete ballpark - Palm Beach Post
Bagwell worthy of Hall call, not assumptions - Astros.com
Red-and-blue blood - Arizona Daily Star
Crews race to finish stadium for Astros, Nationals - Palm Beach Post
Aoki under the radar, but key to busy Astros offseason - Astros.com
Beltran helps open Puerto Rico goodwill tour - Astros.com
Scout’s report saw Jeff Bagwell’s potential back in college - Boston Globe
Deep roster offers Hinch plenty of options - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel cleared to begin throwing - Houston Chronicle
10 years ago this week, Jeff Bagwell retired from the Astros - Houston Chronicle
Deep roster offers Astros Hinch plenty of options - Houston Chronicle
Astros looking to find role for Devenski in '17 - Astros.com
All-star surprise: Altuve hands out toys, books to unsuspecting students - KHOU-TV
Don't buy the hype that Astros' busy offseason means doom for the Rangers - Dallas Morning News
Class A agreement with Fayetteville, N.C., finalized - Houston Chronicle
Fayetteville, Astros sign 30-year agreement to bring baseball to downtown - Fayetteville Observer
Cionel Perez voices frustration after signing with Astros - Baseball America
Astros Class A club moving to Fayetteville, N.C. - Astros.com
A young Astros fan sent an adorable letter to Jeff Luhnow asking him to never trade George Springer - MLB.com
Young fan pleads with Astros GM not to trade George Springer - ESPN
Bregman would play only for USA in WBC - Houston Chronicle
Reddick excited about new opportunity with Astros - Savannah Morning News
Astros will not bring Romero back as manager of ValleyCats - Daily Gazette
For Astros, Crane's vision advances to reality - Astros.com
Here's reportedly what the White Sox want from the Astros for Jose Quintana - CBS Sports
Astros sign Reid Brignac to minor league deal - Houston Chronicle
Astros Ink Beltran; Tweak Rosters
- Astros Daily
Astros have spent a ton of money this offseason - Celebrity Net Worth
Astros strike out on filling pitching needs at winter meetings - Houston Chronicle
Astros, Cuban lefty Perez agree to revised deal - Astros.com
Astros agree to reworked deal with Cuban lefty Cionel Perez - Houston Chronicle
Baseball's new breed of GM: Young, analytical, Ivy-bred - Houston Chronicle
Astros could dangle prospects to get pitching - Astros.com
Astros lose RHP Hauschild to Rangers in Rule 5 Draft - Astros.com
Astros set up potential post-Meetings moves - Astros.com
Astros lose Mike Hauschild to Rangers in Rule 5 draft - Houston Chronicle
Base running will be a focus in spring training for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Martes should debut for Astros at some point in 2017 - Houston Chronicle
Astros discuss deal for Jose Quintana, but White Sox want a haul - Houston Chronicle
Astros focusing rest of Winter Meetings on arms - Astros.com
Hinch feeling bullish about Astros' bats - Astros.com
Rockies' Ian Desmond signing helps Astros' draft position - Houston Chronicle
Hinch likes Springer in leadoff spot - Houston Chronicle
Devenski to begin spring training as a starter - Houston Chronicle
Hinch comfortable with Gurriel at first base for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Feliz 'more than likely' to stay in bullpen in 2017 - Houston Chronicle
The Astros aren't trying to be the Cubs anymore - The Ringer
Expect Rangers-Astros rivalry to heat up after Houston's offseason moves - Dallas Morning News
Astros enter meetings looking for a starting pitcher - Astros.com
Correa, Altuve, Beltran commit to WBC - Astros.com
Astros claim lefty reliever Tolliver off waivers - Astros.com
Astros finalize 1-year deal with Beltran - Astros.com
Astros claim lefty reliever Ashur Tolliver off waivers - Houston Chronicle
Altuve, Correa, and Beltran to play in WBC - Houston Chronicle
Reunion with Astros an easy call for Carlos Beltran - Houston Chronicle
Astros add lefthander C.J. Riefenhauser on minor league deal - Houston Chronicle
Astros fans flock to holiday event at MMP - Astros.com
Astros bring Beltran back on board - Astros.com
Astros learning from past mistakes - FanRag Sports
Astros further bolster lineup by agreeing to terms with Carlos Beltran - Houston Chronicle
Remembering Darryl Kile on his 48th birthday - Belleville News-Democrat
Shake Shack, Torchy's Tacos to join renovated portion of major Houston sports venue - Houston Business Journal
Sources: Springer on US provisional roster for WBC - Astros.com
Astros avoid arbitration with Aoki, tender deals to 7 - Astros.com
Goodbye Tal's Hill; Hello Torchy's Tacos, Shake Shack - Houston Chronicle
Astros tender contracts to seven arbitration-eligible players - Houston Chronicle
Home-field implications in World Series gone, a new incentive for players in All-Star Game - Houston Chronicle
When the Colt .45s became the Astros and the origins of other Houston sports team names - Houston Chronicle
Peace & glove: Owners, players reach CBA deal - Astros.com
Astros reach deal with outfielder Aoki for '17 - Astros.com
Starting pitching, bat among Astros' goals - Astros.com
Astros avoid arbitration with Nori Aoki, agree to one-year deal - Houston Chronicle
MLB players, owners reach tentative labor deal - Houston Chronicle
Astros rumored to be nearing deal with Edwin Encarnacion - Call to the Pen
JAWS and the 2017 Hall of Fame ballot: Jeff Bagwell - Sports Illustrated
Astros facing decision to tender Aoki for '17 - Astros.com
MLB labor deal might come down to luxury-tax threshold - Houston Chronicle
The Next Big Leaguers: Astros' Martes - Astros.com
Springer willing, ready for more games in CF - Astros.com
Fayetteville holding public hearing tonight on baseball stadium plans - Fayetteville Observer
Take a seat -- Tickets on sale for new spring training ballpark - Palm Beach Post
Astros' early moves ease pressure of meetings - Astros.com
Astros attack no longer overstacked to the right - ESPN
Astros top ten prospects For 2017 - Call to the Pen
City Council session will give public a chance to weigh in on baseball stadium project - Fayetteville Observer
Martes, Laureano among Fall League's Top 25 prospects - Astros.com
Cubs Did What Astros Promise
- Astros Daily
Astros could be next season’s Cubs -- and are spending like it - New York Post
From Effingham to Houston : Josh Reddick officially joins Astros - WJCL-TV
Bagwell headlines Hall of Fame ballot - Houston Chronicle
Fontana claimed off waivers by Angels - Houston Chronicle
Singleton passes through waivers unclaimed - Houston Chronicle
Former Astros catcher Jason Castro to sign with Twins - Houston Chronicle
With fit in OF to be determined, Astros introduce Josh Reddick - Houston Chronicle
Astros intrigued by Napoli - Astros.com
McCann has fond memories of new team - Houston Chronicle
Astros staff steps up at Thanksgiving - Astros.com
Astros place Singleton on waivers - Astros.com
Astros place Jon Singleton on outright waivers - Houston Chronicle
Index of Past Columns
Remembering Gene Elston
added // by Bob Hulsey
Bob says farewell to a baseball legend.

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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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