Astros News Archives


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Texas - Dallas Morning News
Toronto Star

Index of Past Articles
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
Astros waste no time revamping roster - Fan Rag
Astros' moves serve notice of intention to contend - Houston Chronicle
Busy early in offseason, Astros may not be done - Astros.com
Astros' Fayetteville franchise unveils logo for stay at Buies Creek - Fayetteville Observer
5 reasons why the Houston Astros are the 2017 AL West favorites - Fox Sports
McCann's greatest game came against his new team - Astros.com
Astros, Reddick agree to 4-year deal - Astros.com
Astros acquire McCann from Yanks for 2 Minor League pitchers - Astros.com
Altuve third in MVP voting; Trout wins - Houston Chronicle
Baseball America ranks top 10 Astros prospects - Houston Chronicle
Astros' deal with Reddick makes Aoki a non-tender candidate - Houston Chronicle
Astros Acquire Morton, McCann, Reddick
- Astros Daily
Buies Creek to be home to Astros' Carolina League team the next two seasons - Fayetteville Observer
Astros find temporary home for new Carolina League affiliate - Houston Chronicle
MLB player visits West Hartford school - We-Ha.com
How Astros justify $14M for subpar, injury-prone starting pitcher - New York Post
Astros' CL team to play at Campbell U for 2017-18 - Astros.com
Revising the Astros' best and worst offseason moves [slideshow] - Houston Chronicle
Astros prepare for Rule 5 Draft - Astros Daily
Jose Altuve merits MVP as much as anyone - Houston Chronicle
Astros are open for business - Astros.com
Astros mull roster decisions for Rule 5 Draft - Astros.com
Astros sign free-agent Morton to 2-year deal - Astros.com
Altuve has strong case for AL MVP Award - Astros.com
Astros sign free agent starter Charlie Morton - Houston Chronicle
A baseball stadium lease between Fayetteville and Houston Astros expected Nov. 28 - Fayetteville Observer
Houston chef exits Astros owner's downtown restaurants - Houston Business Journal
Astros hire Cora as bench coach - Astros.com
Altuve among finalists for AL MVP Award - Astros.com
Devenski places fourth in rookie of the year voting - Houston Chronicle
Astros hire Alex Cora as new bench coach - Houston Chronicle
The Toy Cannon: Jimmy Wynn - Bases Are Loaded
Brother of Yulieski Gurriel agrees to deal with Blue Jays - Houston Chronicle
Cabrera, Beltran On Astros' Radar
- Astros Daily
If price for pitching is too high, Astros might add two bats - Houston Chronicle
McLane wants Briles' 'honor restored' - KHOU-TV
Why the Astros are looking at Brian McCann and other big names - Fox Sports
Altuve wins three Players Choice Awards - Astros.com
Altuve takes home 3rd straight Silver Slugger Award - Astros.com
Astros have not yet decided longterm roles for Devenski, Feliz - Houston Chronicle
Altuve wins third consecutive Silver Slugger Award - Houston Chronicle
Luhnow: Astros ready to be more aggressive in free agency, trades - Houston Chronicle
Why an Astros trade for Miguel Cabrera is extremely unlikely - Houston Chronicle
Altuve earns 3 accolades at MLBPA's Players Choice Awards - Houston Chronicle
Astros ‘hot’ for Beltran: source - New York Daily News
Astros History: Clemens wins seventh Cy Young - Call to the Pen
Astros have assets to add impact bats - Astros.com
MLB 'in the final 10 yards' of investigation into Cardinals' hacking - Houston Chronicle
GM eager to pursue complements to Astros' young core - Houston Chronicle
Luhnow confident in Astros' to-do list - Astros.com
Keuchel wins third straight Gold Glove Award - Astros.com
Keuchel, McCullers expected to have normal offseasons - Houston Chronicle
Gattis' volume behind the plate hinge on Astros' offseason moves - Houston Chronicle
Astros unveil 2017 Spring Training schedule - Astros.com
Astros' community program wins award - Astros.com
Altuve among finalists for AL MVP Award - Astros.com
Astros to face Cubs at MMP to finish exhibition season - Houston Chronicle
Astros pitchers, catchers to report for spring training on Feb. 14 - Houston Chronicle
No qualifying offers made by Astros - Houston Chronicle
Altuve named AL MVP Award finalist - Houston Chronicle
Martes using AFL to work on changeup - Houston Chronicle
Paulino among top performers from AFL Fall Stars Game - Astros.com
Offseason in full gear this week with annual GM meetings - Houston Chronicle
Astros select pitcher Reymin Guduan for 40-man roster - Houston Chronicle
The 14 Most Intriguing Developments of the 2016 Astros season - Astros Daily
Interview with Alex Bregman - USA Today HSS
Astros pick up Gattis' option, deal Neshek to Phils - Astros.com
Best yet to come from Astros' 2017 middle IF - Astros.com
Astros trade pitcher Pat Neshek to Phillies - Houston Chronicle
Astros exercise $5.2 million option on Evan Gattis - Houston Chronicle
Luhnow: Aoki a high contact, high on-base guy - SportsRadio 610
Astros claim Aoki off waiver wire - Japan Times
Astros also can have a date with history - Houston Chronicle
Astros Claim Aoki Off Waivers
- Astros Daily
Astros offseason primer: Will team upgrade its rotation? - Houston Chronicle
Astros claim Aoki off waivers from Mariners - Astros.com
Astros claim outfielder Nori Aoki off waivers - Houston Chronicle
Martes, Paulino prepping for majors - Astros.com
Fayetteville, Astros making progress on lease - Ballpark Digest
Ryan statue flees to Round Rock - Houston Chronicle
Ryan statue makes pitching legend a permanent fixture at Dell Diamon - Austin American-Statesman
Crews race to finish stadium for Astros, Nationals - Palm Beach Post
Crane rooting for Jordan's new, high-end club - TC Palm
Baseball great relocates statue and foundation to Round Rock - Fox 7 Austin
Will stadium be ready? Teams say yes - Palm Beach Post
Ex-Fighters skipper Hillman ready for Korea challenge - Japan Times
Rasmus undergoes surgery, should be ready by spring training - CBS Sports
Martes fans seven in dominant AFL outing - Astros.com
Astros' Martes, Paulino named to Fall Stars Game - Astros.com
Hillman leaving to manage in Korea Baseball Organization - Astros.com
Martes, Paulino to play in Fall Stars Game - Houston Chronicle
Biggio's sports bar takes shape - Eater Houston
Offseason Outlook: Houston Astros - MLB Trade Rumors
Hillman to manage SK Wyverns - Japan Times
Hinch observes top Astros prospects in AFL - Astros.com
Ashby won't return on Astros telecasts - Houston Chronicle
Astros Void Deal With Cuban Lefty Perez
- Astros Daily
Hinch says bullpen strategy in MLB playoffs may change thinking - Houston Chronicle
Hillman to manage in Korea Baseball Organization - Astros.com
Altuve wins Sporting News' MLB Player of the Year - Astros.com
Keuchel, Rasmus, Springer up for Gold Gloves - Astros.com
Astros have three Gold Glove Award finalists - Houston Chronicle
Altuve named the Sporting News' Player of the Year - Houston Chronicle
Hillman leaving Astros to manage in South Korea - Houston Chronicle
Astros void deal with Cuban prospect Perez - Astros.com
Biggio hosts annual Sunshine Kids day at MMP - Houston Chronicle
Sunshine Kids party a yearly highlight for Biggio - Astros.com
Ultimate Standings: Astros up to top half of MLB teams - ESPN
Astros marked a nine-year stop for 'The Ryan Express' - Houston Chronicle
Houston sports fans don't feel bad for Chicago baseball fans - Houston Chronicle
Ex-Astro Schilling joins Breitbart.com ahead of possible Senate run - Houston Chronicle
Bob Allen, 70, was the pipeline to Houston sports for generations - Houston Chronicle
Al-2-D: Altuve to appear as cartoon character - Astros.com
Busy Offseason Ahead For Astros - Astros Daily
Orange Crush - Texas Monthly
The savvy side of Houston's Tal's Hill renovation - Beyond the Box Score
Astros Must Answer Catching Quandry
- Astros Daily
Astros are moving in the center field dimensions - Fake Teams
Altuve receives warm welcome at Texans game - Astros.com
Astros' Laureano named AFL's Player of the Week - Astros.com
Astros' prospect Ramon Laureano named AFL player of the week - Houston Chronicle
Astros bid farewell to Kissimmee after instructs - Astros.com
Altuve featured in upcoming Cartoon Network show - Houston Chronicle
30 years ago today, one of the longest playoff marathons ever - Fox Sports
Tal's Hill, the performative quirk - Baseball Prospectus
Witness the demolition of Tal's Hill - Astros.com
Reed faces important offseason - Houston Chronicle
Rewind: Astros, Mets play a game for the ages - Houston Chronicle
Dixon finds true calling after baseball - Minor League Ball
Good riddance to Tal's Hill - NBC Sports
Astros break ground on outfield renovation project - Houston Business Journal
Could, Should Altuve Win AL MVP?
- Astros Daily
Fayetteville selects ballpark layout - Ballpark Digest
Astros prospects in action as Fall League gets under way - Astros.com
Astros begin $19-million renovation in CF - Astros.com
Saying Goodbye to Tal's Hill - Astros Daily
McHugh explains what Astros' 'locker room talk' is like - Houston Chronicle
Astros break ground on removal of Tal's Hill - Houston Chronicle
Astros' new spring training facility still on track after hurricane - Houston Chronicle
Tal's Hill being removed making way for meeting place - SportsRadio 610
With MMP guard, there's never a dull mullet - Houston Chronicle
Bregman, Musgrove named Astros Prospects of the Year - Astros.com
New center field renovation - Astros.com
Downtown baseball stadium options revealed - Fayetteville Observer
Fayetteville releases ballpark renderings - Ballpark Digest
Cardinals hacking investigation to wrap up in offseason - Call to the Pen
Astros To Keep Coaches
- Astros Daily
'The Rocket' began his ascent to greatness in Space City - Houston Chronicle
Remembering: Astros clinch division in one-game playoff in 1980 - KTRK-TV
Houston BBWAA recognizes Altuve, Devenski, McHugh - Astros.com
Cards-Astros hacking decision during offseason - Associated Press
Astros condemn tweet from minor leaguer criticizing female broadcaster - Associated Press
Astros minor leaguer tweets sexist comment about ESPN broadcaster Jessica Mendoza - Houston Chronicle
Marlow not a fan of Mendoza - Sporting News
Astros move minors affiliate to Fayetteville - Astros.com
Ausmus returning as Tigers' manager in 2017 - Houston Chronicle
Astros searching for temporary home for new Carolina League affiliate - Houston Chronicle
MLB nearing decision on whether to penalize Cardinals' hacking of Astros - Houston Chronicle
After a trying season, Dallas Keuchel focuses on a healthy rebound - Houston Chronicle
Astros president meets city officials, scouts for temporary site until new stadium opens in April 2019 - Fayetteville Observer
Potential suitors for Lourdes Gurriel emerging - ESPN
Astros 2016 season in review Part I: MVP - Scout.com
My interview with Bill Spiers - Sports Blog
To get better, Astros must think bigger - Houston Chronicle
The Astros need to rebuild - Houston Press
Astros aim to shore up roster for another run in 2017 - Astros.com
Astros to retain coaching staff for 2017 - Astros.com
Astros make remarkable run after rough start - Astros.com
Astros finish short of their own expectations - Astros.com
Astros retain entire coaching staff next season - Houston Chronicle
GM says Astros will seek help via free agency - Houston Chronicle
Luhnow says in hindsight, he would have done more at trade deadline - Houston Chronicle
Springer finishes Astros' season as literal every-day player - Houston Chronicle
Altuve clinches batting crown as Astros lose finale - Associated Press
Springer appears in all 162 games this season - Astros.com
Rodgers drops 1st big league start in season finale - Astros.com
Altuve runs away with second AL batting crown - Astros.com
Astros fete Altuve for AL batting title - Houston Chronicle
Rodgers takes loss in Astros' season finale - Houston Chronicle
Gurriel retains rookie status for 2017 ... barely - Houston Chronicle
Season Ends In 8-1 Thud
- Astros Daily
Altuve pursues batting title in Astros' final game - Associated Press
Houston Astros - PlayerWatch - Reuters
Altuve serenaded by Astros after win over Angels - Reuters
McHugh, Marisnick lead Astros past Angels - Sports Xchange
Astros give Rodgers his first career start in '16 finale - Astros.com
Musgrove closes book on solid rookie season - Astros.com
McHugh leads way as Astros shut out Angels - Astros.com
Astros toast Altuve's inevitable batting title - Astros.com
Correa calls his season 'an OK year' - Houston Chronicle
Musgrove made positive impression for 2017 - Houston Chronicle
Rodgers to make first major league start Sunday - Houston Chronicle
McHugh shuts down Angels in final start of 2016 - Houston Chronicle
Astros fete Altuve for AL batting title - Houston Chronicle
McHugh's Shutout Easy As 1-2-3
- Astros Daily
Preview: Astros at Angels - Sports Xchange
7-1 loss to Angels ensures no repeat of last year's 86-win total - Houston Chronicle
Astros’ 2017 catching picture remains unclear - Houston Chronicle
Astros' search for Carolina home progressing - Baseball America
Second batting title in reach for Altuve - Astros.com
McHugh looks to grab momentum heading into offseason - Astros.com
Astros return to work after off-day elimination - Astros.com
Peacock's hot streak ends in Anaheim - Astros.com
Are the 2016 Astros among Houston's most disappointing teams? - Houston Chronicle
Altuve finalist for top Players Choice Awards honor - Houston Chronicle
Bregman won't play in season's final weekend - Houston Chronicle
Paulino still headed to AFL - Houston Chronicle
Rodgers a candidate to start season finale - Houston Chronicle
Altuve holds slight edge on hits leaderboard - Houston Chronicle
Angels Pluck Peacock, 7-1
- Astros Daily
No Playoffs. You Mad, Bro? - Astros Daily
Much to pinpoint as Astros' playoff hopes officially die - Houston Chronicle
A fine cup of Joe: Rookie Musgrove thrives for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros prospect Jason Martin is becoming a power threat - Today's Knuckleball
Slow start & flawed season doom Astros - SportsRadio 610
Duo of Altuve and Correa is powerful one for Houston - ESPN
Astros' instructional league showcases outfield depth - Astros.com
Out of WC hunt, Astros close season vs. Halos - Astros.com
Second batting title in reach for Altuve - Astros.com
O's win puts end to Astros' postseason push - Astros.com
Little suspense surrounding Jose Altuve's bid for 2nd batting title - Houston Chronicle
On deck: Astros at Angels - Houston Chronicle
Cano belts three-run homer as Mariners jolt Astros - Sports Xchange
Cano's homers Mariners top Astros 12-4 to press playoff bid - Associated Press
Mariners pummel Astros 12-4, stay alive in postseason race - Herald Net
Castro looks back on career with Astros - Astros.com
Banged-up Bregman to tough it out down stretch - Astros.com
Fister looks ahead after rough end to season - Astros.com
Humble Brown center of attention in booth finale - Astros.com
Astros endure AL WC setback in home finale - Astros.com
Astros honor retiring broadcaster Bill Brown in team meeting - Houston Chronicle
Bregman back in lineup but being cautious - Houston Chronicle
Mariners hammer Fister, Astros - Houston Chronicle
Mariners Run Astros' Season Aground, 12-4
- Astros Daily
Mariners, Astros try to stay postseason relevant - Associated Press
Bregman sparks Astros' win over Mariners - Reuters
Astros use big sixth inning to get 8-4 win over Mariners - Associated Press
Marte’s miscues pave way for Astros to rally past Mariners - Seattle Times
How they got here: The Astros' toughest losses in 2016 - Houston Chronicle
Astros pay respects to longtime groundskeeper Richardson - Astros.com
Astros, fans bid farewell to Tal's Hill after '16 - Astros.com
Fister, Paxton meet in high-stakes rubber match - Astros.com
Bregman's surprising return sparks big rally - Astros.com
Springer's clutch hit among biggest of career year - Astros.com
Astros stay in Wild Card mix with 6-run 6th - Astros.com
Gurriel adjusting to rigorous Major League schedule - Houston Chronicle
Gustave works around lengthy Astros rally to earn first win - Houston Chronicle
Bregman makes surprise return, helps Astros take down Mariners - Houston Chronicle
Six-Run Sixth Stuns Felix, M's
- Astros Daily
Astros not taking advantage of homestand - Stats
Houston's playoff hopes dwindle with 4-3 loss to Mariners - Associated Press
Cano homer lifts Mariners past Astros in 11 innings - Reuters
Bregman, Rodgers earn annual Minors honor - Astros.com
Gurriel honors Fernandez, hangs No. 16 jersey - Astros.com
Fiers, Felix lead showdown of WC hopefuls - Astros.com
Correa, Altuve spark rally but Astros fall in 11th - Astros.com
Bregman takes 'leap forward,' eyes return - Astros.com
Altuve shows never-give-up drive after injury - Astros.com
Rasmus' season, Astros tenure likely over - Houston Chronicle
Bregman could return to play this week - Houston Chronicle
Tucker frustrated with season, excited about moving forward after surgery - Houston Chronicle
Yulieski Gurriel pays tribute to Jose Fernandez - Houston Chronicle
Kemp taking advantage of regular playing time - Houston Chronicle
Astros have no answer for Cano as their playoff light dims - Houston Chronicle
Cano Homer Thwarts Late Rally
- Astros Daily
Chris Devenski, the Astros’ unsung hero - Today's Knuckleball
On deck: Astros vs. Mariners - Houston Chronicle
Musgrove, Homers Tame Angels
- Astros Daily
Musgrove helps Astros keep postseason hope alive - Reuters
Kemp hits first big league home run - Today's Knuckleball
Astros top Angels 4-1 to stay alive in playoff hunt - Associated Press
Astros dig in for big series vs. Mariners - Astros.com
Musgrove, HRs carry Astros over Halos - Astros.com
Fernandez's death hits McCullers hard - Astros.com
McHugh, Astros start important series with Mariners - Astros.com
Springer's new approach showing results - Houston Chronicle
Astros mourn the death of Marlins' star Jose Fernandez - Houston Chronicle
Giles available after Saturday's scary incident - Houston Chronicle
Musgrove leads Astros past Angels for key win - Houston Chronicle
How a routine groundball makes Jose Altuve's MVP case - ESPN
Angels score 9 runs in last 2 frames to beat Astros 10-4 - Associated Press
This time around feels different for 81-74 Astros - Houston Chronicle
Howe reflects on his 7 trips to the postseason - Astros.com
Astros look to Musgrove in Wild Card chase - Astros.com
Giles struck on wrist by line drive in BP - Astros.com
Correa playing through shoulder pain - Astros.com
Bullpen shows signs of wear against Angels - Astros.com
Astros' hopes dip despite Springer's 4-hit night - Astros.com
Giles injured after taking line drive to wrist during batting practice - Houston Chronicle
Correa back in lineup, playing through pain - Houston Chronicle
Astros Rewind: Mike Scott's division-clinching no-hitter - Houston Chronicle
Astros implode again versus Angels - Houston Chronicle
Minute Maid Roof Collapses!
- Astros Daily
Astros history: Astros have home rain delay - Call to the Pen
Preview: Angels at Astros - Sports Xchange
Bullpen collapse dooms Astros in costly 10-6 loss to Angels - Associated Press
Astros aren't dead yet, but the Grim Reaper is pounding on the door - Houston Press
Astros enter matchup with Halos still in Wild Card hunt - Astros.com
After night of defensive gems, Correa exits hurt - Astros.com
Astros lose lead, game, WC ground - Astros.com
Carlos Correa on Mariners' Steve Clevenger's racist tweets: 'It's not right' - Houston Chronicle
Peacock going with slower slider - Houston Chronicle
Astros lose game, Carlos Correa as playoff odds dwindle - Houston Chronicle
Correa’s status uncertain after exiting game with shoulder injury - Houston Chronicle
Meltdown In Ninth Causes Another Loss
- Astros Daily
Angels aim for another rare win over Astros - Stats
Nolasco, Pujols help Angels solve nemesis Astros - OC Registers
Astros miss out on chance to gain ground, lose to Angels 2-0 - Associated Press
Houston Astros - PlayerWatch - Reuters
Nolasco, Angels shut down the Astros, 2-0 - Los Angeles Times
An Astros primer entering the home stretch - Houston Chronicle
McCullers making progress in injury recovery - Astros.com
Fiers fans 9 in second straight quality start - Astros.com
Astros drop in WC race with loss to Angels - Astros.com
Bregman runs for the first time since hamstring injury - Houston Chronicle
McCullers takes step in recovery, throws bullpen session off mound - Houston Chronicle
Astros suffer costly shutout to Angels in series opener - Houston Chronicle
Pujols, Nelasco Doom Astros, 2-0
- Astros Daily
Rangers rooting for Angels to trip up Astros - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Astros play-by-play man Brown announces retirement - Astros.com
Bill Brown retiring as Astros television broadcaster - Houston Chronicle
Astros legend Larry Dierker turns 70 today - Houston Chronicle
Astros start last homestand amid wild-card dogfight - Associated Press
Gattis Slams Astros Into Sweep
- Astros Daily
Out-of-sorts Rasmus takes long breather - Houston Chronicle
Gattis slugs Astros to sweep of Athletics - Reuters
Astros get the hits and the breaks in sweep of A’s - San Francisco Chronicle
Astros look to extend dominant run vs. Halos - Astros.com
Rasmus sits out series, 'taking a little breather' - Astros.com
Shoulder surgery ends Tucker's rocky year - Astros.com
Tiebreaker scenarios for Wild Card berths - Astros.com
Gattis goes deep twice to hit 30-HR mark - Astros.com
Springer speeds home on aggressive move - Astros.com
Gattis' 2 jacks, wild finish fuel Astros' sweep - Astros.com
On deck: Astros vs. Angels - Houston Chronicle
Tucker undergoes season-ending surgery - Houston Chronicle
Astros beat Athletics to complete sweep, 5-1 road trip - Houston Chronicle
MLB review awards Altuve another hit - Houston Chronicle
New weapon emerges for Devenski - Houston Chronicle
Springer delivers, Astros hold off Athletics in 10 innings - Associated Press
McHugh shrugs off success vs. A's - Associated Press
Astros slip past A's in 10 innings - Reuters
Manaea deals, but A’s lose to Astros in 10 - San Francisco Examiner
Astros edge A’s in tense 10-inning contest - SFBay.ca
A's play Astros under protest after overturned call - Astros.com
McHugh rides September surge into A's finale - Astros.com
Devenski delivers again in 'very valuable' role - Astros.com
Altuve tallies 200 hits for 3rd straight season - Astros.com
Astros win in 10, continue Wild Card ascent - Astros.com
White trims down during season - Houston Chronicle
Moran considering winter ball - Houston Chronicle
Hitting more homers, Gattis closing in on triple-less season - Houston Chronicle
Altuve collects 200th hit for third straight season - Houston Chronicle
Kemp makes most of limited at-bats as Astros take down Athletics - Houston Chronicle
Kemp, Springer Lead Astros In Extras
- Astros Daily
Preview: Astros at Athletics - Sports Xchange
Houston Astros - PlayerWatch - Reuters
Texas Sports Nation: Astros and AL wild-card race - Houston Chronicle
Astros score twice in 9th to beat Athletics 4-2 - Associated Press
A's won't make it easy for playoff-contending Astros - Associated Press
Astros pick on A's bullpen, rally for win - Reuters
A’s cough up late lead, fall to Astros - SFBay
Astros turn to Musgrove vs. A's in Wild Card drive - Astros.com
McCullers to throw off mound in elbow rehab - Astros.com
Marwin finds marvelous way to snap slump - Astros.com
Altuve up for Best Major Leaguer - Astros.com
Astros rally past A's to boost Wild Card push - Astros.com
Lance McCullers up for Marvin Miller Man of Year award - Houston Chronicle
Despite righty on mound, Teoscar Hernandez gets start - Houston Chronicle
Paulino could still pitch in the AFL - Houston Chronicle
Postseason required for Astros if McCullers or Keuchel to return in 2016 - Houston Chronicle
Gonzalez's late game RBI lifts Astros past Athletics - Houston Chronicle
Gonzales' Game-Winner Sinks A's
- Astros Daily
Mariners get back on track with win against Astros - Seattle Times
Mariners salvage final game of series vs. Astros - Reuters
Wild Card-chasing Astros head to Oakland - Astros.com
Loss to Mariners sets Astros back in WC race - Astros.com
Frustrated Fister battling but not getting results - Astros.com
Devenski part of Astros' Big 4 at back of 'pen - Astros.com
On deck: Astros at Athletics - Houston Chronicle
Correa has back-to-back 20 HR seasons - Houston Chronicle
Mariners light up Fister, Astros - Houston Chronicle
Devenski has become high-leverage option for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Mariners Reclaim Second, 7-3
- Astros Daily
Mariners stumble again against Astros - Seattle Times
Astros, Mariners wrap up set with eyes on postseason - Astros.com
As Astros visit M's, Pettis gets time with son - Astros.com
Fiers spins Astros' second straight gem - Astros.com
Astros edge Mariners in Wild Card showdown - Astros.com
Astros to ask MLB to review error calls that may have cost Jose Altuve hits - Houston Chronicle
Gurriel helps Astros edge Mariners - Houston Chronicle
Astros Edge Mariners, 2-1
- Astros Daily
McHugh’s gem stops Mariners’ streak as Astros win 6-0 - Associated Press
Preview: Astros at Mariners - Sports Xchange
Astros-Mariners preview - Stats
Astros pound Hernandez, Mariners - Sports Xchange
Astros snap Mariners’ eight-game winning streak - Tacoma News Tribune
Fiers, Paxton set for key showdown in Seattle - Astros.com
Keuchel: Series vs. M's to determine next step - Astros.com
McHugh gives Astros badly needed start - Astros.com
Astros top Felix to climb in Wild Card chase - Astros.com
Altuve back in lineup after exiting early Wednesday - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel still yet to resume playing catch - Houston Chronicle
Astros touch up Felix Hernandez, shut out Mariners in series opener - Houston Chronicle
McHugh Blanks M's To Start Trip
- Astros Daily
Astros re-call Colin Moran from Triple-A - Today's Knucleball
Bregman expected to miss weekend series vs. Mariners - Astros.com
Astros call up third baseman Colin Moran - Houston Chronicle
Astros need series sweep, 13-3 finish to sustain playoff hopes - Houston Chronicle
Bregman a rookie on the rise - Houston Chronicle
For playoff-hopeful Astros, it's winning time - Astros.com
On deck: Astros at Mariners - Houston Chronicle
Gauntlet Over; Can Astros Salvage Playoff Spot? - Astros Daily
Astros turn table on Rangers - Associated Press
Astros top Rangers to avert series sweep - Reuters
Astros mascot back at it again with Rangers players, this time messing with Adrian Beltre - Dallas Morning News
On this date: Carlos Zambrano no hits the Astros... in Milwaukee - The Athletic
Astros will open 2017 season at home against Mariners - Houston Chronicle
Angry Astros fan handcuffed - Houston Chronicle
Why talent alone isn't helping Astros - Dallas Morning News
Locked in Wild battle, Houston and Seattle open series - Astros.com
Astros face tough AL West foes early in '17 - Astros.com
Marwin's versatility key to Astros' victory - Astros.com
Discomfort in oblique ends Altuve's night - Astros.com
Bregman exits with pain in hamstring - Astros.com
Beset by injuries, Astros hold off Rangers - Astros.com
Altuve exits game with oblique discomfort - Houston Chronicle
Bregman exits game with hamstring discomfort - Houston Chronicle
Altuve, Bregman exit series finale against Rangers - Houston Chronicle
Astros sustain heavy casualties in snagging series finale from Rangers - Houston Chronicle
Astros finally solve Rangers
- Astros Daily
Musgrove gets call for series finale with Rangers - Astros.com
Giles vows to bounce back after 9th goes south - Astros.com
Altuve busts slump with 24th HR in 3-hit night - Astros.com
Giles, Astros lose 3-2 to Rangers - Associated Press
The Rangers continue to absolutely own the rival Astros - Yahoo Sports
Rangers-Astros preview - Stats
How have the Rangers dominated the Astros in 2016? - ESPN
Rangers score two in ninth, beat Astros 3-2 - Sports Xchange
Keuchel, McCullers not ready to pitch - ESPN
Peacock pitches gem but Rangers rally in 9th - Astros.com
Sipp says he understands NFL's anthem protests - Houston Chronicle
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. to hold showcase Wednesday - Houston Chronicle
Astros blow lead in 9th, lose yet again to Rangers - Houston Chronicle
Astros drop 3-2 decision to Rangers
- Astros Daily
Rangers-Astros preview - Stats
Rangers' dominance of Astros is only reason Arlington has such a commanding lead in AL West - Dallas Morning News
Rangers, Odor deliver knockout blow to Astros - Dallas Morning News
Cuban lefthander latest investment in international stock - Houston Chronicle
Bullpen of the Week: 'Pen aids 'Stros against top dogs - Astros.com
Astros tab Peacock for tilt with Griffin, Texas - Astros.com
Astros fall in 12th after Gattis' game-tying HR - Astros.com
Astros agree to deal with Cuban lefty Perez - Astros.com
Gattis continues to be Houston's Mr. Clutch - Astros.com
Keuchel pushes back his return to throwing again - Houston Chronicle
Astros' playoff hopes fading after falling to Rangers - Houston Chronicle
Astros fall to Rangers in extra innings
- Astros Daily
Astros: Last minute trade for starter an option? - Call to the Pen
Rangers looking to put away Astros this week - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Astros need sweep to keep postseason hopes alive - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Astros agree to terms with Cuban lefthander Cionel Perez - Houston Chronicle
Number of Astros, Cubs show the value of versatility - Houston Chronicle
Rangers-Astros preview - Stats
On deck: Astros vs. Rangers - Houston Chronicle
Fiers struggles in Astros' 9-5 loss to Cubs - Associated Press
Cubs stroll past Astros - Sports Xchange
Correa back in Astros' lineup vs. Cubs - Astros.com
Astros, Cubs pause to remember 9/11 victims - Astros.com
Astros drop series, stumble in Wild Card race - Astros.com
Hinch sympathizes with Dodgers manager Dave Roberts - Houston Chronicle
Musgrove adds pitch to repertoire - Houston Chronicle
Correa pulled in fourth inning against Cubs after returning to lineup - Houston Chronicle
Fiers lit up by Cubs, Astros drop series finale - Houston Chronicle
Cubs shell Fiers; Cruise to 9-5 win
- Astros Daily
Cubs, Astros linked by more than Kris Bryant - ESPN
Medical issue in stands delays Cubs-Astros - Astros.com
Q&A: Ryan on the art of the strikeout - Astros.com
Correa may return vs. Cubs; Keuchel unclear - Astros.com
Astros use early burst, pitching to deny Cubs - Astros.com
Correa out again, may return Sunday - Houston Chronicle
Peacock to get second start for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros edge Cubs, snap skid - Houston Chronicle
Altuve expects to play Sunday despite illness - Houston Chronicle
Astros hold off Cubs 2-1
- Astros Daily
Cubs shut down Astros behind Lester, Bryant - Sports Xchange
Cubs, Astros renew old rivalry - Chicago Daily Herald
Bryant, Lester help Cubs beat Astros 2-0 - Associated Press
Maddon gives Cubs and Astros credit for nailing 1st-round picks - Chicago Tribune
Illinois native McHugh takes on Cubs in matinee - Astros.com
Correa may return vs. Cubs; Keuchel unclear - Astros.com
Martin, Tucker lead JetHawks to series win - Astros.com
Chances pass by Astros against Cubs - Astros.com
Astros blanked but keep pace in Wild chase - Astros.com
Correa will miss third straight game with injury - Houston Chronicle
Tucker yet to resume baseball activity - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel not expected to begin throwing until next week - Houston Chronicle
Astros offense held in check by Cubs pitching in series opener - Houston Chronicle
Astros drop third straight game
- Astros Daily
Preview: Cubs at Astros - Sports Xchange
2005 World Series trip culmination of Astros' Killer B's era - Houston Chronicle
Paulino loses major league debut 10-7 to Indians - Associated Press
Series preview: Cubs at Astros - Chicago Tribune
Santana, Lindor, blown call help Indians top Astro - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Hinch ejected after 2 runs score on wild pitch - Associated Press
Santana, Lindor power Indians past Astros - Sports Xchange
Musgrove faces Cubs' Lester to open crucial series - Astros.com
Astros' Bregman named MLB Pipeline Hitter of the Year - Astros.com
Wild pitch confusion leads to Hinch ejection, 2 Tribe runs - Astros.com
Rocky third, WP call shorten Paulino's debut - Astros.com
Wild pitch call stings as Astros lose WC ground - Astros.com
On deck: Astros vs. Cubs - Houston Chronicle
Paulino lasts only three innings in lackluster debut - Houston Chronicle
Yulieski Gurriel looks forward to seeing countryman Aroldis Chapman of Cubs - Houston Chronicle
Joyce's botched call mars Astros' loss to Indians - Houston Chronicle
Astros fall to Indians 10-7
- Astros Daily
Astros-Indians preview - Stats
Carrasco overcomes home runs, bugs as Indians beat Astros - Associated Press
Midges swarm field in Cleveland during Astros-Indians game - ESPN
Correa to have shoulder exam, out till at least Friday - Astros.com
Big flies take Astros only so far vs. Tribe - Astros.com
No hard pitch count for Paulino in debut - Houston Chronicle
Astros' rotation issues show in loss to Indians - Houston Chronicle
Fister flops in loss to Tribe
- Astros Daily
Correa out with shoulder inflammation - Houston Chronicle
Astros’ scout Spike Lundberg joins Cubs as special assignment scout - Today's Knuckleball
Preview: Astros at Indians - Sports Xchange
Astros-Indians preview - Associated Press
Gonzalez hits 3-run homer as Astros beat Kluber, Indians 4-3 - Associated Press
Gonzalez, Astros defeat Kluber, Indians - Cleveland Plain Dealer
What to expect from Paulino in the big leagues - Astros.com
Astros band together, hold off rallying Indians - Astros.com
Devenski primed to stay in relief role for rest of season - Houston Chronicle
Astros beat Indians, Kluber behind Gonzalez homer - Houston Chronicle
Astros hang on for second straight win in Cleveland
- Astros Daily
Bregman is USA Today's MiLB Player of the Year - USA Today
Keuchel to miss two starts, possibly rest of season - Sports Xchange
Astros-Indians preview - Stats
Bregman wins USA Today minors POTY - Astros.com
McCullers nominated for Clemente Award - Astros.com
Astros summon No. 4 prospect Paulino - Astros.com
Astros call up Paulino - Houston Chronicle
Purpura named Texas League president - Houston Chronicle
Are We Watching The 2017 Astros? - Astros Daily
Astros topple Indians - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Keuchel to miss at least two starts - Reuters
Keuchel scratched with shoulder inflammation - Astros.com
Bregman heats up after slow start - Astros.com
Correa makes 2 head-turning plays vs. Tribe - Astros.com
Big HR, big 'D' keep Astros 2 games back - Astros.com
Astros call up Stassi, Chapman - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel shut down from throwing - Houston Chronicle
Tucker still dealing with shoulder discomfort - Houston Chronicle
Bregman and the Astros end Indians' win streak - Houston Chronicle
Astros scalp Indians 6-2
- Astros Daily
Rangers fall to Astros 7-6 - Associated Press
Bostick grows in tough environment - Today's Knuckleball
Astros-Rangers rivalry growing with each intense series - ESPN
Fiers, Astros continue road trip in Cleveland on Labor Day - Astros.com
Astros cool off Rangers, move 2 back of WC - Astros.com
Astros execute game plan to perfection against Darvish - Astros.com
Altuve feels 'really good' day after hurting calf - Astros.com
On deck: Astros at Indians - Houston Chronicle
Altuve in Astros lineup as DH after suffering cramp - Houston Chronicle
Altuve's bat has experienced slight cool down - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel resumes throwing after dealing with fatigue - Houston Chronicle
Astros hang on against Rangers, avoid sweep - Houston Chronicle
Astros escape Arlington with a win
- Astros Daily
Preview: Astros at Rangers - Sports Xchange
Rangers get seventh straight win, rout Astros - Canadian Press
Houston Astros - PlayerWatch - Reuters
Mazara, Beltre help Rangers pound Astros - Reuters
Rangers bash Astros to increase lead to 10 1/2 games - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
McHugh looks to keep Rangers in park, outduel Yu - Astros.com
Astros trying to let Marwin's hamstring heal - Astros.com
Astros give hot-hitting Gurriel first start at first - Astros.com
Pace of game shakes Musgrove, leads to early hook - Astros.com
Altuve day to day after hurting calf on last play - Astros.com
Musgrove, 'pen struggle, Astros drop Lone Star Series - Astros.com
Productive bat, Astros' needs put Gurriel at unfamiliar position - Houston Chronicle
For Gomez, revenge against Astros not a priority - Houston Chronicle
Altuve day-to-day with calf discomfort - Houston Chronicle
Rodgers has rough outing in MLB debut - Houston Chronicle
Rangers thump Astros 12-4
- Astros Daily
Astros-Rangers preview - Associated Press
Beltran, Odor, Lucroy power Rangers past Astros - Reuters
Rangers beat Astros again, but it isn’t easy - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Musgrove faces Rangers with Keuchel getting rest - Astros.com
Astros lose Wild Card ground with loss to Texas - Astros.com
Things starting to fall into place for Bregman - Astros.com
Keuchel pushed back to Tuesday, in Cleveland - Astros.com
Rodgers among 1st wave of Astros' callups - Astros.com
Astros, Rangers team up to aid flood victims - Astros.com
Keuchel's start pushed back until Tuesday - Houston Chronicle
Astros begin Yulieski Gurriel's acclimation to first base - Houston Chronicle
Rodgers living childhood dream with promotion to Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros fall short against Rangers in series opener - Houston Chronicle
Arlington dominance continues
- Astros Daily
Bregman back to the guy the Astros drafted - SportsRadio 610
Final month will make or break Jose Altuve's MVP candidacy - Houston Chronicle
Astros face a full house in chase for wild card - Houston Chronicle
Beloved Astros fan dies of terminal cancer - KTRK-TV
Astros-Rangers preview - Stats
Preview: Astros at Rangers - Sports Xchange
Astros standouts for Glendale Desert Dogs - Today's Knuckleball
Is Gomez approaching Astros series as chance to make them look bad? - Dallas Morning News
Five things for Rangers fans to know about the Astros - Dallas Morning News
Astros' triples jump-start rally - Astros.com
Astros will face tough tests during stretch run - Astros.com
Friday marks first meeting between Astros, Gomez - Houston Chronicle
On deck: Astros at Rangers - Houston Chronicle
2016 Astros are not to be counted out - Houston Chronicle
Astros complete sweep of A's - Reuters
A’s collapse late, swept by Astros - San Francisco Examiner
Astros rally late, beat A's - SportsRadio 610
Astros rally late to beat Athletics - Associated Press
Fister to sub as Astros face Gomez, Rangers - Astros.com
Astros roar back with 3-run 8th to sweep A's - Astros.com
However unlikely, Astros always 'find a way' - Astros.com
Astros tweak rotation to give Keuchel rest - Astros.com
Gonzalez exits with right hamstring discomfort - Astros.com
Top prospect Martes to represent Astros in Fall League - Astros.com
Astros' September call-ups to come in two waves - Houston Chronicle
Martes, Paulino to play in AFL - Houston Chronicle
Gonzalez leaves game with hamstring discomfort - Houston Chronicle
Astros stay hot with eighth-inning rally against Oakland - Houston Chronicle
Fister to open Rangers series as Keuchel deals with fatigue - Houston Chronicle
Smith on Astros' rise entering September - Houston Chronicle
Eighth inning rally propels Astros to sweep
- Astros Daily
Preview: Athletics at Astros - Sports Xchange
Graveman’s solid start wasted in A’s 3-1 loss to Astros - Associated Press
Graveman pitches well, A’s fall to Astros - San Francisco Examiner
Offense silent again, A's lose 3-1 to Astros - CSN Bay Area
Fiers solid lately, but A's have had his number - Astros.com
Astros fan maintains extremely pointy mustache - Astros.com
Rasmus homers, turns DP in return to Astros - Astros.com
Astros stifle A's, keep pace in Wild Card race - Astros.com
Rasmus returns with a bang as Astros take down A's - Houston Chronicle
Astros beat Athletics 3-1
- Astros Daily
Rasmus will come off DL, rejoin Astros vs. A's - Astros.com
Astros restructuring player development department - Astros.com
Astros promote Mike Elias to assistant GM - Houston Chronicle
Rasmus coming off disabled list today - Houston Chronicle
Astros restructuring player development department - Today's Knuckleball
Athletics-Astros preview - Stats
Preview: Athletics at Astros - Sports Xchange
Musgrove guides Astros in rout of Athletics - Reuters
Early errors prove costly, A's blanked by Astros - CSN Bay Area
Musgrove, relievers combine to 4-hit A's in 6-0 win - Associated Press
McHugh eyes another solid effort vs. Athletics - Astros.com
Gregerson thrown into fire, quickly puts it out - Astros.com
Astros blank A's, 2 back of 2nd AL Wild Card - Astros.com
Musgrove redeems himself in win over A's - Houston Chronicle
Astros blank Athletics 6-0
- Astros Daily
Rasmus could rejoin Astros' lineup Tuesday - Astros.com
Gregerson to be available for Oakland series - Houston Chronicle
Rasmus could return as early as Tuesday - Houston Chronicle
McCullers yet to advance to pitching off mound in rehab - Houston Chronicle
Athletics-Astros preview - Stats
Emotions of wild-card chase heightened as Astros fall to Rays - Houston Chronicle
Astros youth movement: Kids have growing pains - San Antonio Express-News
Archer strikes out 10, Rays hit 3 HRs in 10-4 win vs Astros - Associated Press
On deck: Astros vs. Athletics - Houston Chronicle
Rookies to duel as A's, Astros open set in Houston - Astros.com
Springer's parents honored at LLWS - Astros.com
Rasmus progressing; Gregerson dealing with ankle issue - Astros.com
Feliz, Sipp tagged for 5 runs in finale loss - Astros.com
'Pen, defense shaky as Astros cede WC ground - Astros.com
Gurriel to play the field this week - Houston Chronicle
Harris helping Louisiana flood victims - Houston Chronicle
Musgrove works to iron out mechanics - Houston Chronicle
Astros lose ground with 10-4 loss to Rays - Houston Chronicle
Rays avoid sweep with 10-4 win over Astros
- Astros Daily
Rays-Astros preview - Sports Xchange
Keuchel, Bregman lead Astros past Rays - Reuters
Bregman, Astros rocket past Rays, 6-2 - Associated Press
Fister eyes 13th victory in series finale against Rays - Astros.com
Correa developing into Astros' RBI machine - Astros.com
Bregman erases errors with big night at plate - Astros.com
Gurriel, Bregman help Astros gain in WC race - Astros.com
Keuchel regulates Rays in Astros' victory - Houston Chronicle
Astros sting Rays 6-2
- Astros Daily
Astros' Gattis belts walk-off HR to beat Rays - Reuters
Preview: Rays at Astros - Sports Xchange
Astros power past Rays in dramatic fashion - Associated Press
Colome fails to hold ninth-inning lead as Rays fall to Astros - Tampa Bay Times
Keuchel looking to snap personal skid against Rays - Astros.com
Gurriel logs 1st hit at home in return vs. Rays - Astros.com
Astros go Wild with emotional comeback win - Astros.com
Gattis demolishes outside pitch for home run - Astros.com
Astros sting Rays behind back-to-back jacks - Astros.com
Rasmus feels - and looks - a lot better than before DL stint - Houston Chronicle
McCullers begins throwing for first time since injury - Houston Chronicle
Valbuena starts road to recovery - Houston Chronicle
Astros fight off Rays with Gattis' walk-off solo shot - Houston Chronicle
Astros in holding pattern with Gregerson - Houston Chronicle
Correa using entire field to drive in runs - Houston Chronicle
Astros snatch victory from jaws of defeat
- Astros Daily
Rays-Astros Friday preview - Tampa Bay Times
Astros to call upon small contingent in September - Astros.com
Preview: Rays at Astros - Sports Xchange
On deck: Astros vs. Rays - Houston Chronicle
How Altuve became one of elite sluggers - Astros.com
Third baseman of the future has to be Alex Bregman - Houston Chronicle
Astros’ September call-ups likely to be few - Houston Chronicle
Astros-Cubs finale moved to prime time, ESPN - Houston Chronicle
No-trade clauses a flat excuse for Astros - Today's Knuckleball
Former Astros outfield prospect L.J. Hoes garners win in AAA game - Houston Chronicle
Tucker making most of learning experience this season - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Gattis, Correa lead McHugh, Astros over Pirates - Associated Press
McHugh, Gattis fuel Astros past Pirates - Reuters
Houston Astros - PlayerWatch - Reuters
Pirates' Cole continues slump with loss to Astros - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Astros continuing playoff push with set vs. Rays - Astros.com
Gurriel on track for DH duties Friday - Astros.com
Gattis hits 20th HR, keeps raking at catcher - Astros.com
Correa's dazzling diving grab helps seal win - Astros.com
Astros edge Bucs to cap strong road trip - Astros.com
Christopher Correa to report to federal prison on Tuesday - Houston Chronicle
Gurriel out of Astros lineup for third straight game - Houston Chronicle
Astros nip Pirates to close out 5-2 road trip - Houston Chronicle
Gattis reaches 20-home run mark for fourth straight year - Houston Chronicle
Astros hold off Pirates 5-4
- Astros Daily
Nova, Polanco lead Pirates to 7-1 victory over Astros - Associated Press
Houston Astros - PlayerWatch - Reuters
Astros-Pirates preview - Associated Press
Polanco, Nova push Pirates past Astros - Reuters
McHugh matches up with Cole in finale vs. Bucs - Astros.com
Berman to join Houston Baseball Media Wall of Honor - Astros.com
Valbuena to have season-ending hamstring surgery - Astros.com
Astros stifled by Nova as 4-game win streak ends - Astros.com
Valbuena to have season-ending surgery - Houston Chronicle
Tucker to start rehab assignment in Corpus Christi - Houston Chronicle
Gurriel out of Astros' lineup again Tuesday - Houston Chronicle
Pittsburgh trip allows Feliz to visit cousin with Pirates - Houston Chronicle
Pirates take advantage of Musgrove's off night to take down Astros - Houston Chronicle
Musgrove struggles in 7-1 Astros loss
- Astros Daily
Astros-Pirates preview - Stats
Preview: Astros at Pirates - Sports Xchange
Gurriel expected to return to lineup Tuesday - Houston Chronicle
Fister, home runs power Astros past Pirates - Reuters
Fister, Hernandez lead Astros to 3-1 win over Pirates - Associated Press
Pirates waste Taillon's strong start in loss to Astros - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Pirates shut down by Astros, 3-1, in fourth consecutive loss - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Houston Astros - PlayerWatch - Reuters
Gomez likely to start in left field for Rangers - Houston Chronicle
Musgrove looks to bounce back from first MLB loss - Astros.com
Gurriel able to do outfield work at PNC Park - Astros.com
Astros rookie Hernandez playing like veteran - Astros.com
Fister flusters Pirates as Astros roll in opener - Astros.com
Gurriel out of Astros lineup Monday - Houston Chronicle
Surgery has not been ruled out for Valbuena - Houston Chronicle
Tucker nears rehab assignment - Houston Chronicle
Fister gives Astros boost past Pirates - Houston Chronicle
Astros sink Pirates 3-1 for 4th straight win
- Astros Daily
Keuchel leads Astros over Orioles - Sports Xchange
Orioles end dismal series with a 5-3 loss to the Astros - Washington Post
Keuchel solid, Gurriel debuts and Astros beat Orioles 5-3 - Associated Press
Fister, Taillon to open Interleague series at PNC - Astros.com
Keuchel: Astros used delay as motivation - Astros.com
Gurriel singles, strains hamstring in debut - Astros.com
Astros take 3 of 4 from O's - Astros.com
Gurriel excited for his debut - Houston Chronicle
Astros snag rain-soaked series finale from Orioles - Houston Chronicle
Astros win third straight in Baltimore
- Astros Daily
Preview: Astros at Orioles - Sports Xchange
Bregman hitting stride and more reinforcements coming for Astros - Yahoo Sports
Astros-Orioles preview - Stats
Astros rout Orioles 12-2 - Associated Press
Astros crush Orioles for second straight game - Reuters
Gurriel to make debut with Astros on Sunday - Associated Press
Valbuena has setback, could be out for season - Associated Press
Astros extend player development contract with Tri-City through 2018 - Houston Chronicle
Gurriel to debut when Keuchel, Gallardo meet - Astros.com
Valbuena has hamstring setback; season in doubt - Astros.com
Hinch: Astros' offense looks 'pretty dangerous' - Astros.com
Gurriel called up by Astros for MLB debut today - Astros.com
Deuces wild: 6 2-run innings carry Astros past O's - Astros.com
Valbuena suffers setback, goes back to Houston to be evaluated - Houston Chronicle
Gomez signs with Rangers - Houston Chronicle
Offense continues surge as Astros blast Orioles - Houston Chronicle
Gurriel called up by Astros, will debut Sunday - Houston Chronicle
Astros hammer Orioles 12-2
- Astros Daily
Astros-Orioles preview - Stats
Orioles hit five homers, but lose to Astros - Reuters
Release of Carlos Gomez finalized - Houston Chronicle
Despite historic power outburst, O’s get clobbered by Astros - Washington Post
Orioles blast off, then fizzle out in odd loss to Astros - Baltimore Sun
Altuve, Astros have answer to Orioles' historic first inning - Associated Press
Astros call up Peacock to bolster 'pen, option Hoyt - Astros.com
Fiers ready to face Orioles for first time in career - Astros.com
Astros overcome O's 4-HR 1st, win slugfest - Astros.com
Astros answer bell with stirring comeback victory - Astros.com
White crosses pitching in big leagues off his bucket list - Houston Chronicle
Astros snap five-game losing streak by thrashing Orioles - Houston Chronicle
Astros offense explodes in 15-8 win
- Astros Daily
Luhnow wants to set baseball back 50 years - Yahoo Sports
Astros officially release Carlos Gomez - Today's Knuckleball
Where would the Astros be if Cole Hamels didn't reject a trade to Houston? - Houston Press
Astros release Gomez outright - Houston Chronicle
Astros call up Peacock, demote Hoyt - Houston Chronicle
Musgrove hit hard in 13-5 loss to Orioles - Associated Press
Orioles' mash unit treats Musgrove, Astros rudely - Houston Chronicle
Astros-Orioles preview - Associated Press
Preview: Astros at Orioles - Sports Xchange
Orioles belt six HRs in victory over Astros - Reuters
Astros' rebuild stalls while Cubs rise above NL - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
McHugh looking for bounceback start against Orioles - Astros.com
Valbuena preparing for rehab assignment - Astros.com
Musgrove taking positives, lessons from loss - Astros.com
Tiger tale: Bregman takes Gausman deep - Astros.com
Two homers can't stave off fifth straight loss - Astros.com
Astros move closer to affiliate in Carolina League - Houston Chronicle
Astros aim for Valbuena's rehab assignment during road trip - Houston Chronicle
Marisnick embraces opportunity for regular playing time - Houston Chronicle
Astros lit up by Orioles in series opener - Houston Chronicle
Astros drop fifth straight
- Astros Daily
Preview: Astros at Orioles - Sports Xchange
Astros on verge of taking a step back - KHOU-TV
Astros-Orioles preview - Stats
On deck: Astros at Orioles - Houston Chronicle
Binding pact for Astros, Fayetteville could be less than 60 days away - Fayetteville Observer
Cardinals beat Astros for fourth straight win - Reuters
The four ways Altuve is a baseball miracle - CBS Sports
Astros Rewind: Craig Biggio's No. 7 is retired - Houston Chronicle
Musgrove, Astros head to Baltimore for key set - Astros.com
Astros minors OF Vasquez suspended, released - Astros.com
Rotation hits rough patch at inopportune time - Astros.com
Astros can't come back, drop fourth in a row - Astros.com
Amid tight WC race, Astros seek turnaround - Astros.com
Bregman's first Astros homer comes amid recent turnaround - Houston Chronicle
Cardinals blow out Astros, sweep series - Houston Chronicle
Astros rookies growing up amid playoff race - Houston Chronicle
Sipp continues struggles in loss to Cardinals - Houston Chronicle
Astros release minor leaguer accused of assaulting girlfriend - Houston Chronicle
Cards rout Astros 8-2 for 2-game sweep
- Astros Daily
Preview: Cardinals at Astros - Sports Xchange
Keuchel struggles again in 8-5 loss - Associated Press
Cards-Astros is a great rivalry gone too soon - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Vasquez put on leave after assault arrest - Associated Press
Vasquez arrested after alleged domestic violence incident - USA Today
Watson battling kidney failure at age 70 - Climbing Tal's Hill
Astros look to regain winning ways behind Fister - Astros.com
Davis among top prospect performers Tuesday - Astros.com
Valbuena, McCullers, Rasmus on the mend - Astros.com
Bregman gets first MLB homer under his belt - Astros.com
Altuve beat odds to get 1,000th hit at 26 - Astros.com
Astros can't convert milestones into victory - Astros.com
Altuve fastest in Astros history to 1,000 career hits - Astros.com
Astros prospect Danry Vasquez arrested on suspicion of domestic violence - Houston Chronicle
McCullers not throwing for another week - Houston Chronicle
Rasmus begins recovery process - Houston Chronicle
Valbuena trending in the right direction - Houston Chronicle
Astros want Gurriel to be 'baseball ready' - Houston Chronicle
Altuve has historic night spoiled by Cardinals - Houston Chronicle
Cards Trump Astros
- Astros Daily
Series preview: Cardinals at Astros - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Preview: Cardinals at Astros - Sports Xchange
Cardinals-Astros preview - Associated Press
Astros activate Giles from paternity list - Today's Knuckleball
Here's who the Astros need to sign - Houston Press
Correa earns AL Player of Week honors - Astros.com
Astros promoting Cuban INF Gurriel to Triple-A - Astros.com
Altuve approaching 1,000 hits at historic pace - Astros.com
On deck: Astros vs. Cardinals - Houston Chronicle
Correa named AL player of the week - Houston Chronicle
Astros option Gustave back to Class AAA - Houston Chronicle
Gurriel to stop in Class AAA before joining Astros - Houston Chronicle
Jays beat Astros 9-2 to retain slim lead - Globe and Mail
Astros GM cites comfort, convenience for affiliation renewal with Grizzlies - Fresno Bee
Jays put together complete game to shut down Altuve, Astros - Sportsnet.ca
Jays dominate Astros in 9-2 win - Toronto Sun
Jays pound Astros to take series - Canadian Press
Tulo and Martin hit back-to-back HRs, Jays beat Astros 9-2 - Associated Press
Astros minor leaguer Edwin Fidel suspended for failed test - Climbing Tal's Hill
Southpaws to duel when Keuchel, Garcia meet - Astros.com
Fiers' troubles vs. Jays centered on homers - Astros.com
Gonzalez day to day after hit on knee - Astros.com
Fiers, Astros can't keep pace with Blue Jays - Astros.com
Marisnick could return to Astros' lineup Tuesday - Houston Chronicle
Correa excited for Puerto Rican gold medalist - Houston Chronicle
Gonzalez exits game after hit by pitch - Houston Chronicle
Toronto uses long ball to derail Fiers, Astros - Houston Chronicle
Gurriel may require more time in minors before joining Astros - Houston Chronicle
Jays thump Astros 9-2
- Astros Daily
Hernandez re-establishes credentials in rise to majors - Houston Chronicle
Short bullpen hurts Astros in loss to Blue Jays - Houston Chronicle
Astros-Blue Jays preview - Stats
Slumping Astros fall, 4-2 to Blue Jays - Associated Press
Jays beat Astros 4-2 in comeback victory - Globe and Mail
Martin’s three-run homer sparks Blue Jays win over Astros - Toronto Star
Gurriel almost ready for MLB debut? - Call to the Pen
Astros call on Fiers for series finale in Toronto - Astros.com
Reed pulls off rare police officer-fleeing-with-a-stool collision - Astros.com
Hoyt has Astros' confidence despite blown save - Astros.com
Astros bitten by big HRs after first-inning burst - Astros.com
Hoyt allows costly homer in Astros loss to Blue Jays - Houston Chronicle
Astros announce two-year extension of PDC with AAA Fresno - Houston Chronicle
Gurriel garners first RBI in Class AA - Houston Chronicle
Jays topple Astros 4-2
- Astros Daily
Astros-Blue Jays preview - Stats
Former Hooks excel as Astros extend win streak to four games - Associated Press
Musgrove comes back to haunt Blue Jays as Houston Astros post 5-3 victory - National Post
Shoulder strain lands Preston Tucker on DL - Houston Chronicle
Surging Astros shut down Blue Jays - Reuters
Musgrove too much for Blue Jays - Toronto Sun
Liriano struggles in home debut as Blue Jays fall to Astros - Canadian Press
Rasmus undergoes ear surgery - Houston Chronicle
Astros try again with outfield renovations - Houston Business Journal
Teoscar up as Astros make series of moves - Astros.com
Astros target Tuesday for Gurriel's debut - Astros.com
Musgrove gets 1st 'W' vs. team that drafted him - Astros.com
Astros' youth powers victory over Blue Jays - Astros.com
Astros still eyeing Tuesday debut for Gurriel - Houston Chronicle
Paulino to rejoin Class AA - Houston Chronicle
Marisnick day-to-day with tweaked groin - Houston Chronicle
Astros to "mix and match" at closer - Houston Chronicle
Hernandez's debut homer helps power Astros over Blue Jays - Houston Chronicle
Astros win fourth straight
- Astros Daily
First major league win 'fun' for Devenski - Houston Chronicle
Astros break out in DH sweep of Twins - Canadian Press
Springer explodes as Astros sweeps Twins - Reuters
Astros patiently wait for Gurriel to round into form - Corpus Christ Caller-Times
Bandits play significant role in Astros development process - Quad City Times
The Astros can't even beat the Rangers in artistic renderings - Dallas Morning News
Gustave makes major league debut - Houston Chronicle
Blue Jays-Astros series preview - Toronto Blue Jays
Astros unveil plans for new center-field area at MMP - Houston Chronicle
Astros give up on Gomez two nights after awful game - Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Luhnow's blunders stunt Astros' growth - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Musgrove, Astros out for revenge in Toronto - Astros.com
With season-high 19 hits, Astros roll in Game 1 - Astros.com
Astros running out of accolades for Altuve - Astros.com
Correa crushes HR that may have not landed yet - Astros.com
Devenski gets first Major League victory - Astros.com
Bats carry Astros again in Game 2 victory - Astros.com
Offense awakens in DH sweep of Twins - Astros.com
On deck: Astros at Blue Jays - Houston Chronicle
Springer makes first 2016 start in center field - Houston Chronicle
Devenski tosses five scoreless innings against Twins - Houston Chronicle
Astros blast Twins to cap 25-run doubleheader - Houston Chronicle
Astros to be without Giles for weekend series in Toronto - Houston Chronicle
Astros hammer Twins twice on Thursday
- Astros Daily
Revisiting the Scott Feldman signing - Astros Daily
Astros-Twins game postponed by rain on umbrella night - Associated Press
Gregerson has 'encouraging' bullpen session - Astros.com
Fister gets call to start Astros' doubleheader - Astros.com
Gomez designated for assignment by Astros - Astros.com
Astros get do-over with rainout vs. Twins - Astros.com
Rookie Jandel Gustave gets a call up from Astros - Houston Chronicle
Gregerson feels good after bullpen session - Houston Chronicle
Marisnick re-assumes role of Astros' primary CF - Houston Chronicle
Inclement weather leads to double header for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Chapman to join Astros for doubleheader - Houston Chronicle
Astros Singing In The Rain
- Astros Daily
Gurriel on the fast track - Houston Chronicle
Astros cut ties with Carlos Gomez - Houston Chronicle
Carlos Gomez and the most disappointing Astros acquisitions - Houston Chronicle
Preview: Astros at Twins - Sports Xchange
Astros-Twins preview - Stats
Altuve, Correa lead Astros to 7-5 win over Twins - Associated Press
Arauz earns player of the week honors - WJHL-TV
All systems no-go for struggling Carlos Gomez - Houston Chronicle
River Bandits, Astros extend PDC - Ballpark Digest
Keuchel rolling into matchup with Twins' Santana - Astros.com
Gregerson near return, ramps up throwing - Astros.com
Altuve returns from day off with 4-for-4 night - Astros.com
Correa's 4 RBIs, Altuve's 4 hits fuel Astros - Astros.com
Valbuena resumes baseball activities - Houston Chronicle
Gurriel debuts in Corpus Christi - Houston Chronicle
Gomez's playing time remains unclear - Houston Chronicle
Altuve returns to help Astros defeat Twins - Houston Chronicle
Correa, Altuve Snap Losing Skid With 7-5 Win
- Astros Daily
Gomez’s misplays in center cost Astros in 3-1 loss to Twins - Associated Press
Twins feast on Gomez's adventures to beat Astros - Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Big 5th inning carries Twins past Astros - Reuters
Astros-Twins preview - Stats
Fiers to square off with Twins newcomer Santiago - Astros.com
Altuve gets rare night off in opener vs. Twins - Astros.com
Gomez to sit day after defensive lapses - Astros.com
Astros tripped up in opener at Minnesota - Astros.com
Altuve gets day off against Twins - Houston Chronicle
Gregerson progressing in recovery from oblique strain - Houston Chronicle
omez's gaffes cost Astros in loss to Twins - Houston Chronicle
Offensive Woes Continue; Twins Spank Astros
- Astros Daily
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. declared free agent by MLB - Houston Chronicle
Tucker, Arauz on MLB Pipeline's Prospect Team of the Week - Astros.com
Astros promote Gurriel to Double-A - Astros.com
RIP Astros - Paper City
Gurriel heading to Class AA Corpus Christi - Houston Chronicle
What if the Astros, not Beltran, were the villain? - Houston Press
Preview: Twins vs. Astros - Sports Xchange
Gurriel hits slam for first minors homer - MiLB.com
Astros Collapse Swift, Painful - Astros Daily
Desmond lifts Rangers over Astros - Associated Press
Luhnow visits ValleyCats - News 10 ABC
Astros-Twins preview - Stats
Astros have heart, but there are too many holes - Houston Chronicle
With another loss to Rangers, Astros face chasm in West race - Houston Chronicle
Rangers hold on to take Astros in 11 innings - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
McHugh eyeing return to win column in opener vs. Twins - Astros.com
Astros understand importance of August games - Astros.com
Astros place Rasmus on DL with ear issue - Astros.com
Kemp makes immediate impact on busy day - Astros.com
Astros rally, but fall to Rangers in 11th - Astros.com
Giles fans 4 in an inning against Rangers - Astros.com
Astros put Rasmus on disabled list, call up Kemp - Houston Chronicle
Astros promote Fisher to Class AAA - Houston Chronicle
Valbuena yet to resume running, baseball activities - Houston Chronicle
Astros fall to Rangers again in extra innings - Houston Chronicle
On deck: Astros at Twins - Houston Chronicle
Musgrove impressive after first start for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros Plunge To Third After Loss
- Astros Daily
1986 Astros celebrated at Legends Weekend - KPRC-TV
Rangers-Astros preview - Stats
Musgrove's pedigree suggests staying power for rotation - Houston Chronicle
Lucroy, Rangers pop Astros - Associated Press
New Rangers players power win over Astros - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
For good or ill, it's trial by fire for Astros rookies - Houston Chronicle
Musgrove faces Texas following stellar debut - Astros.com
Scott throws 1st pitch as '86 Astros honored - Astros.com
Altuve ejected for 1st time in his career - Astros.com
Run prevention: Astros nail 2 at home - Astros.com
Astros handed a loss by first-place Rangers - Astros.com
Bregman starting to pick it up at the plate - Astros.com
What is Astros prospect Joe Musgrove's ceiling? - Houston Chronicle
Mike Scott, members of 1986 Astros honored at Minute Maid Park - Houston Chronicle
White finding success in his return from Fresno - Houston Chronicle
Astros-Rangers game delayed after Orbit's vehicle runs over person - Houston Chronicle
Altuve ejected for first time in his career - Houston Chronicle
Deadline acquisitions come up big for Rangers in Astros' loss - Houston Chronicle
Clutch Hitting, Altuve Disappear In Astros Loss
- Astros Daily
Caminiti revered by former teammates - San Diego Union Tribune
Astros in position to make a run to the playoffs - Killeen Daily Herald
Astros throttle Rangers 5-0 behind Keuchel's 3-hitter - Sports Xchange
Rangers-Astros preview - Stats
Harrell not seeing familiar faces - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel's 3-hitter lifts Astros - Associated Press
Fister returns as Astros look to gain ground - Astros.com
Gem dealer: Keuchel shines for Astros - Astros.com
Keuchel displays pinpoint command - Astros.com
Mired in rut, offense springs to life - Astros.com
Luhnow won't rush Gurriel to big leagues - Astros.com
McCullers asked Keuchel a hard-hitting beard question - Astros.com
Astros' offensive woes won't speed up timeline for Gurriel - Houston Chronicle
Lucroy gets day off in series opener against Astros - Houston Chronicle
Wounded veteran surprised with new car before tossing first pitch at Astros game - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel's dominant shutout stuns Rangers in series opener - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel Spins Three-Hit Gem, 5-0
- Astros Daily
Five things for Rangers fans to know about the Astros - Dallas Morning News
Astros fans and Carlos Beltran: To boo or not to boo? - Houston Chronicle
Astros' hitting woes lead to online laughs - Houston Chronicle
Hernandez takes perfecto into seventh - MiLB.com
Rangers-Astros preview - Stats
Preview: Rangers at Astros - Sports Xchange
Happ wins 9th straight decision as Blue Jays beat Astros 4-1 - Associated Press
Astros must reverse Rangers' mastery or West is done - Houston Chronicle
Astros could use a trade deadline do-over - San Antonio Express-News
Astros try to make up ground in Lone Star Series - Astros.com
White looks to heat up bat, avoid roster crunch - Astros.com
Astros unable to find spark behind Fiers - Astros.com
Longtime Astros scout Reiner dies at 80 - Astros.com
Rasmus works at blistering pace on swing - Astros.com
Rasmus seeks turnaround from season's struggles - Houston Chronicle
Astros scrounge lone run for third straight game, drop series finale to Blue Jays - Houston Chronicle
Reasons why Astros fans should hate the Rangers - Houston Chronicle
Jays Conquer Happ-less Astros, 4-1
- Astros Daily
Blue Jays-Astros preview - Stats
Donaldson hits two homers to lead Jays over Astros - Associated Press
Blue Jays beat Astros one homer at a time - Toronto Star
Altuve challenging Donaldson’s MVP crown - Toronto Star
Fiers, Astros wrap up series vs. Blue Jays - Astros.com
Astros put McCullers on DL, recall Peacock - Astros.com
Musgrove's brilliant debut rewarded with start - Astros.com
Hinch confident offense will come around - Astros.com
Astros held to Altuve's RBI 2B in loss to Jays - Astros.com
What you need to know about Astros' Joe Musgrove - Houston Chronicle
Astros place Lance McCullers on disabled list - Houston Chronicle
Bregman gets Wednesday off - Houston Chronicle
Peacock joins Astros, recalled from AAA - Houston Chronicle
Astros' offense continues absence in loss to Blue Jays - Houston Chronicle
HRs Pace Jays Past Astros, 3-1
- Astros Daily
Death of Tal's Hill continues demise of baseball's on-field oddities - Forbes
Astros place McCullers on DL because of mild elbow sprain - Associated Press
Astros place McCullers on DL with elbow soreness - Omnisport
Astros call up Peacock - Today's Knuckleball
Who is Astros Girl? The internet demands answers - Houston Chronicle
Gurriel notches three hits in Class A debut - Houston Chronicle
Dickey throws 7 strong innings in Jays' 2-1 win over Astros - Associated Press
Dickey pitches Blue Jays past Astros - Reuters
Astros to call up reliever James Hoyt from Class AAA - Houston Chronicle
McHugh looks to rebound as he faces Blue Jays - Astros.com
Gregerson put on 15-day DL; Reed called up - Astros.com
Hinch names Giles as Astros' new closer - Astros.com
Musgrove makes history in MLB debut - Astros.com
Discomfort in elbow ends McCullers' night - Astros.com
McCullers hurt, Astros held to one run in loss - Astros.com
Giles takes over closer role for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Altuve, Keuchel earn high marks from AL managers - Houston Chronicle
Reed looking to stick for good in second trip to bigs - Houston Chronicle
Hoyt gets promotion with Fister on paternity leave - Houston Chronicle
McCullers exits early as Astros fall to Blue Jays - Houston Chronicle
Musgrove Shines But Astros Lose
- Astros Daily
Astros balk at major deadline deal - Houston Chronicle
Blue Jays-Astros preview - Stats
Astros top Blue Jays on Correa’s RBI double in extras - Associated Press
Blue Jays’ bats silenced by Astros as Feldman’s debut spoiled in 14th inning - National Post
Astros take another step back in race vs. Rangers - Houston Chronicle
Astros stand pat at deadline because that is what's best - SportsRadio 610
Trade deadline winners and losers: Rangers go for it, Astros strike out - ESPN
Strikeout artist McCullers set to face Jays - Astros.com
Astros, Blue Jays rack up 40 strikeouts - Astros.com
Astros reel in 2 prospects for Feldman, Fields - Astros.com
Springer makes foul catch, tumbles into wall - Astros.com
Devenski dominates Jays with flawless relief - Astros.com
Astros pounce on Feldman in 14th to end duel - Astros.com
Long wait to reach majors ends for Musgrove - Houston Chronicle
Gurriel headed for Astros' Class A affiliate - Houston Chronicle
Trade proves convenient for Feldman - Houston Chronicle
Aside from two minor moves, Astros stand pat at trade deadline - Houston Chronicle
Astros beat ex-teammate Feldman for 14-inning win - Houston Chronicle
Feldman Leaves Parting Gift For Astros
- Astros Daily
Astros prospect report - Crawfish Boxes
Astros deal Feldman to Blue Jays for prospect - Astros.com
Astros trade Feldman to Blue Jays, promote Musgrove - Houston Chronicle
Kitties Hammer Keuchel, 11-0
- Astros Daily
Index of Past Columns
Remembering Gene Elston
added // by Bob Hulsey
Bob says farewell to a baseball legend.

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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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