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Index of Past Articles
What’s the deal with Dallas Keuchel? - Sportskeeda
Rumors: Keuchel receiving presents, Astros, Braves not pushing for free sgent pitcher - Brinkwire
Whitley aims for consistency needed to make Astros’ roster - KRIS-TV
Mejdal discusses his role with the Orioles - Baltimore Baseball
Astros liken Abreu curve to that of McCullers - Astros.com
Astros' success in MLB, on farm is unmatched - Astros.com
Dawson continues to move up - KRIS-TV
Hinch suspended for Sunday's game after Angel Hernandez blowup - Sporting News
Astros 2019 Season preview: fantasy analysis - Lineups
Brantley adds more experience to stacked Astros roster - KXAN-TV
Hinch suspended one game - Reuters
Hinch suspended for one game - ESPN
Hinch disciplined for Friday's ejection - Astros.com
Verlander works 6 2/3 innings in minors camp - Astros.com
Hinch suspended one game - Houston Chronicle
Whitley wrapping up impressive camp with Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros explore potential of Reddick at first base - Houston Chronicle
Astros Making Strides Towards Opener
- Astros Daily
Altuve returns to Astros, works on turning double plays - Associated Press
Hinch on receiving end of Hernandez ump show - Call to the Pen
Hinch calls Hernandez 'unprofessional' and 'arrogant' after first-inning ejection - Sports Illustrated
Hinch said Hernandez made condescending, unprofessional comments after ejection - Sporting News
Peacock solid again, despite allowing first ERs - Astros.com
Peacock solid in outing vs. Phillies - Houston Chronicle
James makes Grapefruit League debut - Houston Chronicle
Hinch ejected after just one pitch - Associated Press
Whitley spins another gem for Astros - MiLB.com
Cards can't rally against manager-less Astros - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Hernandez seriously ejected. Hinch in a spring training game - Yahoo Sports
Daniella Rodriguez recounts how she met Astros star, fiancé Carlos Correa - Laredo Morning Times
Sparks recalls infamous phone book injury - Astros.com
Altuve plays 5 innings in return to lineup - Astros.com
Hinch ejected, heated exchange ensues - Astros.com
Altuve returns to spring lineup - Houston Chronicle
Peacock closing in on landing Astros' No. 5 starter spot - Houston Chronicle
Hinch gets ejected in 1st inning of spring training game - Houston Chronicle
Eovaldi 'a little surprised' Astros didn't show much interest in free agency - NBC Sports Boston
Rule changes would now prohibit Verlander deal - Houston Chronicle
Astros appear to be out on re-signing Keuchel - Sporting News
James to make Grapefruit debut for Astros Saturday - numberFire
Odds to record the most wins in 2019: Astros & Yankees co-favorites - Sports Betting Dime
Sipp passes physical, signs with Nationals - Associated Press
Eovaldi, Astros held ‘no talks’ for Red Sox free-agent pitcher - NESN
Top 39 Prospects: Houston Astros - FanGraphs
Luhnow talks Astros' expectations - Astros.com
Goals remain lofty at Astros camp - Astros.com
Rotation battle down to Peacock, Valdez - Astros.com
Hinch not worried about performances of righty relievers - Houston Chronicle
Astros' schedule this weekend will be a slog - Houston Chronicle
McHugh shellacked by Marlins in third spring start - Houston Chronicle
MLB introduces several significant rule changes - Houston Chronicle
McHugh rips White Sox for manipulating Jimenez's service time - Larry Brown Sports
High expectations won't wear down these Astros - KXAN-TV
Astros stilll have more pitchers than your favorite team - The Ringer
Springer, Hinch play 'Let's Make a Deal' - Astros.com
Sipp signs with Nationals - Houston Chronicle
Perez impresses in spring debut - Houston Chronicle
Cole pleased with latest spring start - Houston Chronicle
Astros Fall Back To .500 After Loss To Mets
- Astros Daily
Martes suspended for 80 games for drug test - Associated Press
Players hope minor league grind pays off big with Astros - KXAN-TV
The rebirth of Verlander's changeup is proof that he's as dominant as ever - Sports Illustrated
Martes gets 80-game PED suspension - Astros.com
Verlander can't find rhythm against Nationals - Astros.com
Whitley among Astros' spring cuts - Astros.com
Whitley, Tucker among Astros in spring training cuts - Houston Chronicle
Astros send Tucker to minor league camp to work on 'subtleties' - Houston Chronicle
Martes suspended 80 games after failed drug test - Houston Chronicle
'Mimic' Maid Park? - Dallas Morning News
When less is more - Bleacher Report
Hinch not worried about Altuve's health - Astros.com
Bregman 'disappointed' at contract renewal - Astros.com
Reddick, Alonso collide at first base - Astros.com
Peacock adds to spring resume for starter job - Astros.com
Astros pleased with improved lefty Guduan - Houston Chronicle
Bregman 'disappointed' after team renews contract - Houston Chronicle
Baseball good therapy for Giants coach dealing with cancer - Stamford Advocate
Defensive prowess key for Álvarez - Houston Chronicle
Working swiftly is Miley's signature style - Houston Chronicle
Tucker, Fisher stare down camera in dugout - Astros.com
Miley's former coach helps him get back on track - Astros.com
Hinch not worried about Altuve's health - Astros.com
Finding a landing spot for Keuchel - Blasting News
Diaz looks to become Astros super-utility man - Astros.com
Altuve sidelined a few days with soreness - Astros.com
Royals sign Maldonado to $2.5M deal for 2019 - Houston Chronicle
Astros Feast On Fish And Fowl
- Astros Daily
McHugh pain free in return to mound - Houston Chroncle
Astros trim spring roster with more cuts - Houston Chronicle
Altuve scratched from lineup again with continued left side soreness - Houston Chronicle
Skeeters to test new rules for MLB, including radar for balls and strikes - Houston Chronicle
Despite departures, Astros are World Series favourites again - Franchise Sports
Astros trio among top 10 AL MVP Contenders - Sports Betting Dime
Should the Astros go after Kimbrel? - Sports Daily
Ranking the Astros' top prospects in 2019 - San Antonio Express-News
Altuve, Bregman set to return today - Astros.com
Whitley dazzles vs. Goldschmidt, Cardinals - Astros.com
Verlander earns 11th career Opening Day nod - Astros.com
MLB to use independent Atlantic League to experiment rules - Houston Chronicle
Astros name starting pitcher for Opening Day - Houston Chronicle
Astros stars scheduled to play Saturday - Houston Chronicle
James takes first step in rehab - Houston Chronicle
Cole ready for matchup with Morton - Houston Chronicle
Verlander ready for more free agent signings - Associated Press
Report: Astros make 2 short-term offers to Keuchel - theScore
Astros offering one- or two-year deal for Keuchel, report says - Sporting News
Astros unveil all of the fan freebies for 2019 - KTRK-TV
Altuve day to day with left side soreness - Astros.com
Inbox: Will Marisnick find his stroke in 2019? - Astros.com
Altuve scratched from Thursday lineup - Houston Chronicle
Marlins offer challenge for Astros ace - Houston Chronicle
Peacock a proven commodity for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Verlander discusses intentions for free agency next year - 12up
Report: Astros still in contact with Keuchel - 12up
Astros pitching staff overview - Lookout Landing
This is when Astros single game tickets will go on sale - KPRC-TV
Hinch likes Fisher's 'aggressiveness' at plate - Astros.com
Bregman exits early with back stiffness - Astros.com
Devenski wants '19 to be Year of the Dragon - Astros.com
Sources: MLB near deal for rosters to expand to 26 in 2020 - Houston Chronicle
Astros make first cuts of spring - Houston Chronicle
Astros to utilize veteran's lefthanded presence liberally - Houston Chronicle
Bregman leaves spring game with back stiffness - Houston Chronicle
Watch Bregman analyze his first home run of spring training - 12up
Bandits' specialist presents spring training seminar - Quad City Times
Whataburger Field will get iconic makeover as part of naming rights sponsorship extension - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Springer ready to run more in 2019 - Fantasy Baseball
Houston Astros position player overview - Lookout Landing
Keuchel, Kimbrel top List Of MLB free agents dtill on the market - Sports Money
James ready to replicate an impactful 2018 - Baseball Essential
Baseball is coming. Let's drink beer - Paste
Snitker proud of son's career path with Astros - Astros.com
Springer, Bregman homer as Astros find rhythm - Astros.com
This is how Astros' roster is shaping up - Astros.com
Astros At .500 For Early Spring
- Astros Daily
Latest on Dallas Keuchel - MLB Trade Rumors
2019 AL West preview: Houston Astros overview - Lookout Landing
Former Danville star homers for Astros - News Gazette
Five observations after 3 weeks of Astros camp - Astros.com
Springer, Bregman homer as Astros find rhythm - Astros.com
Reddick leaves game after being hit by pitch - Houston Chronicle
Harris makes spring debut after painful offseason - Houston Chronicle
Correa dials down after back problems - Temple Daily Telegram
Whitley rolls with punches - Fox 29 San Antonio
Bielak stealthily ascends list of Astros’ pitching prospects - Houston Chronicle
Bregman plunked in spring debut - Associated Press
Brantley adjusting to Astros - Associated Press
McHugh skipping start with sore back - Astros.com
Cole gets acquainted with Chirinos - Houston Chronicle
Springer learning consistency from Brantley - Astros.com
Orbit appears at Florida Panthers game - Houston Chronicle
McHugh to skip next spring start out of precaution - Houston Chronicle
Bregman makes successful return - Houston Chronicle
Whitley shakes off rough outing - Houston Chronicle
Syndergaard struggles to command pitches while facing several Astros regulars - NorthJersey.com
Verlander finds success with changeup vs. Mets - Astros.com
Bregman dreams HBP before it happens - Astros.com
Astros Add Two Wins And A Tie
- Astros Daily
Toro off to a fast start - Houston Chronicle
Hansen hopes story of friend's suicide will inspire others in need to get help - KSHB-TV
MLB’s black manager crisis: What about Bo Porter? - The Shadow League
Astros gradually giving pitchers first game action - Astros.com
Hard-hit balls a sign of Correa's improved health - Astros.com
Astros bullpen ranks with franchise's best - Astros.com
Astros' returning relievers to see action this weekend - Houston Chronicle
Correa displaying rejuvenated swing - Houston Chronicle
Valdez has rough outing vs. Cardinals - Houston Chronicle
Astroball author Ben Reiter interview - 105.7 The Fan
Altuve close to returning to 2B - Associated Press
Astros working their way back from injuries - Austin Amreican-Statesman
Altuve, Bregman return to field Saturday - Field Level Media
Norris signs with Blue Jays - 12up
Bregman 'interested' in extension with Astros - Astros.com
Rotation hopeful Peacock perfect in debut - Astros.com
Bregman is baseball's most engaging player during offseason - Houston Chronicle
Peacock takes lessons from bullpen into spring start - Houston Chronicle
Altuve back at 2B, Bregman to debut vs. Mets - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel and the best free agents still available - Houston Chronicle
Astros are the best bet in MLB - Texas Monthly
James sidelined with strained quad - MiLB.com
Latest on Astros’ rotation battle - MLB Trade Rumors
Quad strain sidelines Astros prospect James - Astros.com
Hinch eyes 12-pitcher staff on Opening Day - Astros.com
Strain takes Josh James out of Astros' starting competition - Houston Chronicle
McHugh exits start with back soreness - Houston Chronicle
Early off days could affect how Astros structure opening day roster - Houston Chronicle
Astros Drop Two Of Last Three
- Astros Daily
Express to induct Reid Ryan into club’s hall of fame - Austin American-Statesman
Efficient Cole makes quick spring debut - Astros.com
Astros being cautious with Rondon - Houston Chronicle
Cole, Miley pleased with their spring debuts - Houston Chronicle
Whitley lights-out in spring debut - MiLB.com
Whitley blows away Mets with filthy fastball - 12up
Former Danville star homers for Astros - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
Twins excited to add versatile Gonzalez - Twin Cities Pioneer Press
Altuve 'felt like myself' in spring debut - Astros.com
Verlander, Whitley use spring debut as prep - Astros.com
Straw talks about his acclaimed catch against Tebow - Houston Chronicle
Chirinos finds rapport with Verlander - Houston Chronicle
Marisnick kicks off spring in style - CBS Sports
Straw robs Tebow with great grab - Astros.com
Astros look beyond stats in spring auditions - Astros.com
Hinch wants to challenge pitching prospects - Astros.com
Perez aims for starting pitcher's job - Houston Chronicle
Valdez throws two scoreless innings against Braves - Houston Chronicle
Martin exposed to major league hitters - Houston Chronicle
Split Squad Sweeps Braves, Mets
- Astros Daily
Hinch seeks to make Whitley, Bukauskas ‘uncomfortable’ - Baseball America
Photos: Spring training Astros-Nationals - Palm Beach Post
Ferguson to get a long look - San Francisco Chronicle
Feb. 23: Astros spring training [photos] - Houston Chronicle
9-year-old flies to Florida for hitting tips from Bregman - USA Today
Altuve to make Grapefruit League debut Monday - Houston Chronicle
Rodgers pleased with spring start - Houston Chronicle
Astros express appreciation for Marwin - Astros.com
Five Astros questions to answer in spring - Astros.com
Astros Drop 7-6 Opener
- Astros Daily
Biggio recalls Astros spring training - KHOU-TV
A lucky young ballplayer gets hitting tips from Alex Bregman - MLB.com
Twins reach deal with jack-of-all-trades Marwin Gonzalez - Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Gonzalez, Twins reach two-year, $21 million deal - ESPN
Express to don classic Astros fauxbacks - SportsLogos.net
MLB announces pitch clock for spring games - Astros.com
Bregman gives dream hitting lesson - Astros.com
Rodgers healthy, ready for first spring test - Astros.com
Gonzalez signs with Twins - Houston Chronicle
Marisnick to compete for final bench spot - Houston Chronicle
MLB to use pitch clock for spring games - Houston Chronicle
Astros veterans working with rookies at Spring Training - KHOU-TV
Projecting payrolls: Houston Astros - MLB Trade Rumors
There are more questions than answers right now for this Astros team - SportsMap
Crane’s ex-wife confronts black family taking pictures in viral video - Houston Press
The latest Keuchel free-agent rumors - MLB.com
Astros could split playing time at catcher - Astros.com
Bregman takes BP for second straight day - Astros.com
Bregman 'bored' with slow process recovering from surgery - Houston Chronicle
Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic to be televised, live-streamed - San Marcos Corridor News
Which Astro has the best beard? Collin McHugh answers - KHOU-TV
Carlos Correa, Kike Kernandez and the scout who discovered them - La Vida Baseball
Bregman, Marisnick crash Yuli's photoshoot - KTRK-TV
MLB implementing new rules in attempt to curtail high-tech sign-stealing - USA Today
Astros holding lottery for first chance at 2019 tickets - KTRK-TV
Crane will 'certainly' explore JV, Cole extensions - Astros.com
Rodgers to start Grapefruit League opener - Astros.com
Former area HS star to start Astros' exhibition opener - Houston Chronicle
Recovering from surgery, Bregman reports to Astros camp - Associated Press
'Kate Upton' Astros sweater update - KPRC-TV
Biggio hopes tension doesn't lead to work stoppage - Associated Press
Meet the scout who fibbed about Jose Altuve's height - La Vida Baseball
Bregman continues to progress in rehab - Houston Chronicle
AT&T SportsNet Southwest to broadcast 10 Astros spring games - Houston Chronicle
Astros' uniforms get major praise from baseball fans - Houston Chronicle
Biggio helps out at Astros spring training - Houston Chronicle
Why is Whitley wearing 'Daddy' uniform? - Astros.com
Biggio visits camp, shares wisdom - Astros.com
Bregman tweet thrills young fan - Astros.com
Osuna to close for Astros - Associated Press
Looking back at the career of John Mayberry - Royals Review
Altuve comments on feeling during spring training [video] - Houston Chronicle
Astros prepare for first full squad workout of Spring Training - KTRK-TV
Tee time: Reddick gets back to basics with his swing - Houston Chronicle
Introducing Josh Rojas, the Astros' aspiring superutility asset - Houston Chronicle
The Astros' Spring Training battle to watch - Astros.com
McHugh makes a joke about himself with photo - Astros.com
Astros' notes: Reddick, Marisnick, Dawson - Astros.com
Raising HD awareness personal for Smith, wife - Astros.com
Bregman not afraid to admit he wants to take down Boston - New York Post
Verlander claps back at Manfred on Twitter for dumb payroll comment - 12up
Young Astros learn their roles at spring training - KHOU-TV
Astros stars sign off on Brantley - KTRK-TV
JV, Cole, Rodgers face live hitters at camp - Astros.com
Snowy offseason ideal for Sneed - Astros.com
Astros throw first live batting practice of spring - Houston Chronicle
Astros to move Gurriel around during spring training - Houston Chronicle
Brantley deepens an already loaded Astros lineup - Houston Chronicle
Correa learns the hard way that easy does it - Houston Chronicle
Chirinos looking forward to new role as Astros catcher - KHOU-TV
Smith, wife continue battle against Huntington's disease - Houston Chronicle
Bregman progressing from elbow surgery - Astros.com
Verlander wants to pitch until he's 45. Here's his plan - Detroit Free Press
Hinch fine with young Astros being awestruck - Houston Chronicle
Correa looks to put 2018 behind him - Astros.com
Stassi ready to unleash full potential - Houston Chronicle
The Forgotten Playoff - Astros Daily
Osuna looks past 2018, ready to close for Astros - KTRK-TV
Hinch teaches, catcher-to-catcher, with Chirinos - Houston Chronicle
Cole, Verlander rip Rays’ use of the opener strategy - Tampa Bay Times
Osuna will close for Astros - Canoe
This is how close Astros were to trading for Harper - New York Post
Astros ready to go - KLTV-TV
Astros can still win the offseason - Astros.com
How does Altuve rank on Top 100 right now? - Astros.com
Whitley throws first bullpen session of spring - Astros.com
Cole, Verlander push back on 'opener' concept - Astros.com
Astros moving Aledmys Diaz around field in spring training - Houston Chronicle
Springer back to normal for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Brantley eager for change - Houston Chronicle
Osuna entering first full season with Astros - Houston Chronicle
Verlander sees his MLB career stretching into his mid-40s - KTRK-TV
Verlander concerned about state of MLB and all the unsigned free agents - Palm Beach Post
Astros pitchers hit field for first time at Spring Training - KPRC-TV
Bregman on Verlander's leadership - SportsRadio 610
Expiring contracts of Verlander, Cole hover over Astros’ future - Houston Chronicle
Astros on prep at camp - Astros.com
Bregman doesn’t see problem with comments about Red Sox - NESN
Astros have unfinished business this season - Astros.com
Astros' rotation is ready - Astros.com
Back in rotation, McHugh able to draw on relief - Astros.com
Verlander on free agency: 'Rebuilding' teams misleading if stars aren't signed - Houston Chronicle
Luhnow confirms Astros almost added Harper in 2018 - Houston Chronicle
Astros pitchers and catchers start Spring Training - KTRK-TV
Cole wouldn't pay to watch an opener - theScore
Bauer and Cole are the same pitcher - Elyria (OH) Chronicle-Telegram
Back in rotation, McHugh able to draw on relief - Astros.com
Cole says record arbitration deal a 'win for players in general' - Houston Chronicle
McHugh relishes starting role - Houston Chronicle
Astros skipper sees silver lining in ALCS defeat - Palm Beach Post
Astros report to spring training in West Palm Beach - KPRC-TV
Great expectations are routine for these Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros’ first official workout of the Spring set for Thursday - KPLC-TV
Berkman surprised to be off Hall ballot in first year - Houston Chronicle
Peacock focused on refining new pitch - Houston Chronicle
Exciting battle for rotation spots puts Astros future stars on display - SportsMap
Unrest in Venezuela catches up with Altuve - Houston Chronicle
Bregman stokes rivalry with Red Sox in latest comments - 12up
Keuchel claps back to fan who questioned his contract demands - 12up
Source: Cole wins arbitration case vs. Astros - Astros.com
Astros open camp with bar 'set incredibly high' - Astros.com
Altuve still hoping Astros find way to bring back Gonzalez - Houston Chronicle
Cole wins salary arbitration case with Astros - Houston Chronicle
Cole Wins As Pitchers, Catchers Report
- Astros Daily
3 things to know as Astros pitchers and catchers report - KHOU-TV
Astros should open 2019 season with Whitley in rotation - 12up
5 burning questions as Astros open 2019 spring training - KPRC-TV
Raspas, Bregman stare bobblehead highlight 2019 Hooks promotional calendar - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Bregman showed up to Spring Training with a farmer's tan most golfers dream about - Golf Digest
Astros, Cole go through arbitration hearing - Sporting News
Bregman plays football with NFL's Jarvis Landry - Astros.com
Morton happy to be with Rays - Tampa Bay Times
Astros Preview: Houston seeking second title in three seasons - Forbes
Uniform patch to mark 150 years of pro baseball - Astros.com
Verlander says free agency system is 'broken' - Sports Illustrated
2019 ZiPS Projections – Houston Astros - FanGraphs
Reddick swishes Rockets' 'First Shot' - Astros.com
Predicting the Astros' Opening Day roster - Astros.com
How Astros players spent their offseason - Houston Chronicle
Rockets, Astros now available on streaming, but it will cost you - Houston Press
Astros 2019: Scouting, projected lineup, season prediction - Athlon Sports
Springer makes special appearance at Woodlands Church - KTRK-TV
Naskedov helping Astros pitchers get back on track - Longview Daily News
James predicted for 5th spot in Astros' rotation - Astros.com
AL West teams at the start of spring training - Associated Press
McTaggart on health of Astros and free agency - SportsRadio 610
Astros spring questions: Who will be fifth starter? Is everyone healthy? - Houston Chronicle
Correa ranks among MLB's best shortstops - Astros.com
Brantley's bat has Astros buzzing ahead of '19 - Astros.com
10 players you forgot played for the Astros - Astros.com
Why Luhnow has to make Verlander his biggest priority - SportsRadio 610
Astros, Rockets games to be available to cord cutters - KPRC-TV
Shriners College Classic to be televised on AT&T Sportsnet - KBTX-TV
Bagwell, Biggio no-brainers for next Houston Sports Hall of Fame class - Houston Chronicle
Astros roll out a powerhouse lineup of new ballpark grub for 2019 - Culture Map
Previewing the AL West's biggest questions - Astros.com
Astros are built to win now, and in the future - Astros.com
James among biggest prospect bargains - Astros.com
DL shelved: Baseball's disabled list becomes injured list - Houston Chronicle
Pence signs minor league deal with Rangers - KTVT-TV
Astros confident despite key departures - Associated Press
How Whitley, Martin topped 110 mph - Houston Chronicle
Inbox: Do Astros need to add a slugger? - Astros.com
Houstonians now can watch Rockets, Astros without cable - Houston Chronicle
The Astros should be required to play in these spacesuits from the 1950s - MLB.com
Astros make objective clear: Take it back - Houston Chronicle
Astros sign Miley, leaving nothing to chance - Baseball Daily News
Hinch says Bregman already hitting again - 12up
Council sends proposed tobacco ban for MMP back for revisions - Houston Chronicle
#TakeItBack: Here are the Astros giveaways for 2019 season - KPRC-TV
'Take It Back': Astros unveil new motto, promotions, food for 2019 - KHOU-TV
JV, Cole among best starting pitcher duo - Astros.com
10 players you forgot played for the Astros - Astros.com
Astros introduce new food items for 2019 - Astros.com
Here's your guide to Astros Spring Training - Astros.com
Astros still sitting pretty despite quiet offseason - Astros.com
Bregman lights up Houston Sports Awards - Astros.com
New-look Astros eye another championship run - Astros.com
Astros aim to 'Take It Back' in 2019 - Astros.com
Date set for Cole's arbitration hearing with Astros - Houston Chronicle
Hinch says Bregman has started hitting again - Houston Chronicle
Luhnow: Astros want to keep Verlander for 'as long as we possibly can' - Houston Chronicle
Fried Frito pie chili dog among new Astros' concession items - Houston Chronicle
Astros aren't ruling out another addition before spring training - Houston Chronicle
Correa wins arbitration case with Astros - 12up
Chirinos speaks at fundraiser - KTXS-TV
Berkman upset he's off Hall of Fame ballot after 1 year - theScore
Altuve likes Astros' 2019 chances ahead of spring training - KTRK-TV
Correa Wins Arbitration Case
- Astros Daily
This is what the Astros are bringing to Florida for spring training - KPRC-TV
Correa wins arbitration case with Astros, will earn $5M in 2019 - Sporting News
Correa wins arbitration case with Astros - 12up
Slippery Rock baseball alum hired by Astros - The Rocket
AT&T SportsNet Southwest is coming to fuboTV - Cord Cutters News
Astros Spring Training: Key dates to know - KPRC-TV
Astros to load up Spring Training gear on Tuesday - KTRK-TV
Astros pack up for spring training - Houston Chronicle
Correa wins arbitration case - Houston Chronicle
Correa wins arbitration case against Astros - Astros.com
Astros, Orbit get rolling with Truck Day - Astros.com
Sports power couple hopes IVF can 'cure' crippling disease - New York Post
Hooks, Express to battle in inaugural Houston Astros Futures Weekend Series - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Astros prospect to watch in camp - Astros.com
Fans and Astros players mock 'boring' Super Bowl LIII - KTRK-TV
New AstroWorld auction is your chance to own vintage entrance sign, Bugs Bunny and more - Houston Chronicle
Astros settle with Devenski - MLB Trade Rumors
Devenski, Astros avoid arbitration with one-yr. deal - Astros.com
GM of Valleycats on preparing for any big game - WRGB-TV
Rumor Roundup: Gonzalez struggling to find team - Metsmerized
Why the Astros are going to win the 2019 World Series [$] - ESPN
Astros, Devenski settle arbitration case - Houston Chronicle
Predicting the Astros' Opening Day starting lineup - 12up
Verlander, Springer ranked among best SP, CF - Astros.com
Miley joins Astros' rotation mix on 1-year deal - Astros.com
Astros Sign Poor Man’s Dallas Keuchel - FanGraphs
Miley and Will Harris together again with Astros - Associated Press
Miley appears to be a comfortable fit with Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros introduce new pitcher Wade Miley - Houston Chronicle
Ozzie's son takes turn in manager seat - Astros.com
Astros add rotation arm Wade Miley on 1-year deal - Associated Press
Astros hope Miley will be next pitcher they elevate to an elite level - Yahoo Sports
Miley signs one-year deal with Astros, report says - WTMJ-TV
Astros to sign Wade Miley - MLB Trade Rumors
This Astros prospect just missed Top 100 list - Astros.com
Inbox: What does future hold for rotation? - Astros.com
Source: Miley, Astros agree to 1-year deal - Astros.com
Astros, Miley agree to 1-year deal - Houston Chronicle
Miley Signing Solidifies Rotation
- Astros Daily
Wonder Boys to open season at home of Astros Friday - Booneville (AR) Democrat
The detrimental effect of the massive rebuilds by Cubs, Astros - Baseball Essential
Ten of the top sports media busts of the last decade - Awful Announcing
Someone is going to sign Marwin Gonzalez, right? - Houston Chronicle
Inbox: Should Astros target more pitching? - Astros.com
Astros tour Fort Hood - Fort Hood Sentinel
Express name new manager, welcome Astros players - Hill Country News
Solis will miss entire 2019 season - CBS Sports
Fayetteville ballpark plaza to be named for Bill Hurley - Ballpark Digest
Kelly's unique career will help him in new gig - Astros.com
Why have you forgotten how good the Astros are? - MLB.com
Verlander's cryptic tweet has fans feeling weird - 12up
Top county official questions $105M Astrodome plan - Associated Press
Going Deep: Josh James - Pitcher List
Orbit offering surprise Valentine's Day visits - KTRK-TV
Houstonians turn out for music, baseball and fashion - Laredo Morning Times
Astros among hardest-throwing rotations - Astros.com
Guillen ready to make own mark with ValleyCats - Albany Times Union
Pemberton, former Astros chaplain and local sports broadcaster, dies at 79 - Temple Daily Telegram
Hinch: Once you've tasted winning, you want to do it again - KPRC-TV
Bregman anticipates more World Series titles - CBS Sports
Will the Astros cover the highest win total in MLB? - Action Network
Nolan Ryan: “Why wouldn’t an athlete want to be a positive role model?” - Texas Monthly
Astros 2019 top 50 prospects - Prospects1500
Everything to know about Astros' closer role - Astros.com
Slow January Soon To End
- Astros Daily
Best of Houston 2019: Best Sports Fans - Houston Press
Astros slugger kicks off baseball camp in Houston - KTRK-TV
Astros Fan Fest 2019 seensters [slideshow] - Houston Chronicle
Reds and Astros top prospects show love to each other during MLB Top 100 reveal - 12up
Bregman’s impressive hat and Correa’s future wife’s dress steal show in Astros Homecoming Weekend - PaperCity Magazine
Earth Wind & Fire headline 'fun and funky' Diamond Dreams Gala - Laredo Morning Times
Bukauskas' tools stand out among top prospects - Astros.com
Astros unveil new Hall of Fame alley - KHOU-TV
Renderings of the Astros Hall of Fame Alley - KTRK-TV
15 from Creek in Astros’ camp - Fayetteville Observer
FanFest creates warm fuzzies, but MLB’s free agency yet to thaw - Houston Chronicle
Record broken: More than 12,000 people attend Astros FanFest - KPRC-TV
Astros could still make deal for starting pitcher - Omnisport
Astros stars share intimate moments with fans at FanFest - KTRK-TV
Verlander blames noncompetitive teams for slow free-agent market - theScore
Astros land two players on MLB's 'All-Prospect Team' - 12up
Astros Caravan Jam makes LaCenterra stop - Katy Times
Crane: MLB probably won't 'see many more 10-year deals' - theScore
Astros should not re-sign, overpay Keuchel - Call to the Pen
Verlander open to extension with Astros - Astros.com
Astros Hall of Fame slated to open in March - Astros.com
Springer ranked No. 5 CF by MLB Network - Astros.com
Bregman channels LeBron in dynasty prediction - Astros.com
Updates on Keuchel, Altuve, Bregman, Lance - Astros.com
Whitley, Tucker lead 6 Astros on Prospects List - Astros.com
Bregman on cover of R.B.I. Baseball 2019 - Astros.com
Scenes from inside this year's Astros FanFest - Houston Chronicle
Astros open to adding reliever before spring training - Houston Chronicle
Beer soaks up FanFest - Houston Chronicle
Bregman on cover of RBI Baseball video game - Houston Chronicle
Astros unveil franchise Hall of Fame plans at FanFest - Houston Chronicle
Crane sees Astros as co-World Series favorites - PaperCity Magazine
Crane on Keuchel, Marwin, free agency - MLB Trade Rumors
Astros’ minor league staffs - Fayetteville Observer
Whitley among 11 non-roster pitchers invited to Astros spring training - KTRK-TV
Ozzie Guillen couldn't be prouder of son Ozney's job with Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros bring joy to patients at Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital - Woodlands Online
Some vouchers to be available for walk-up fans at FanFest on Saturday - KTRK-TV
Sanders' impact on professional baseball in Corpus Christi and Texas still felt today - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Oddsmakers show faith in Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros party for good cause at annual gala - Astros.com
Astros' owner: Keuchel, Marwin could return - Astros.com
Ryan and Sanders attend the Hooks South Texas Baseball Banquet - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
For Correa, return to health is breath of fresh air - Houston Chronicle
Woodpeckers name Shaver as manager - WTVD-TV
Former ValleyCats manager takes new position with Astros - Albany Times-Union
McCullers teams up to find pets homes - KHOU-TV
New Bandits manager ready for the challenge - Quad City Times
Marisnick, White visit patients at Houston Methodist The Woodlands - Houston Chronicle
Bandits hire a new manager - WVIK-FM
Justice on Astros' rotation - MLB.com
Orbit the highlight of Astros' trip to visit sick kids - Astros.com
Who is Astros' best prospect in past 15 years? - Astros.com
Correa happy, healthy, excited for 2019 season - Astros.com
Astros announce revamped minor league staff - Houston Chronicle
Devenski spent offseason rebuilding delivery - Houston Chronicle
Express announce coaching staff changes - Community Impact
Lopez returns to manage Hooks for 2019 season - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Woodpeckers will have Ph.D. at helm for inaugural season - Fayetteville Observer
Introducing the 2019 ValleyCats coaching staff - Troy Record
Astros still interested in Keuchel - MLB Trade Rumors
River Bandits name coaching staff, select Hernandez as manager - Quad City Times
HPD Chief makes good on ALCS wager to send Boston PD Tex-Mex - KTRK-TV
Inbox: Will Astros become more active in FA? - Astros.com
Correa puts back issues behind him as he heads to arbitration - Houston Chronicle
Astros take kids on shopping spree - KIII-TV
Astros looking forward to another run to a World Series - KWKT-TV
Astros players take military family on shopping spree - KXXV-TV
Astros volunteer at the Coastal Bend Food Bank - KIII-TV
Astros Caravan comes to Corpus Christi - KRIS-TV
Stassi excited about addition of Chirinos, calls Astros 'hungry as ever' - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
One possible impact rookie for every AL West team - Sports Daily
Astros give back to Fort Hood soldiers - KWKT-TV
Karbach Brewing Co. and Astros to release Crawford Bock Ballpark Beer - Brewbound.com
Tucker among MLB's Top 10 OF prospects - Astros.com
Astros Batting Top 10 Lists - Astros Daily
Astros Pitching Top 10 Lists - Astros Daily
Astros Caravan stops in Katy - Katy Times
Astros Caravan preview - KIII-TV
Astros, Express gearing up for huge seasons - Austin American-Statesman
Astros Caravan makes stop in Round Rock - Spectrum News Austin
Round Rock hosts Astros trio on Caravan stop - Astros.com
Berkman, Oswalt fall off Hall of Fame ballot - Astros.com
Oswalt, Berkman fall off Hall of Fame ballot - Houston Chronicle
What free agents could Astros still try to sign? - Houston Chronicle
Your chance to hang out with your favorite Astros players happens at FanFest - KPRC-TV
Bregman answers fans' questions on Twitter - KTRK-TV
Astros Hall of Fame's inaugural class boasts household names - KTRK-TV
Astros 2019 season preview: Infield - Last Word on Baseball
Whitley among 22 non-roster invitees to Astros' major league spring training - Houston Chronicle
Astros announce non-roster invites to Spring Training - Astros.com
Bregman and others raise $500,000 to fight childhood cancer - KTRK-TV
Astros 2019 Caravan tour set to kick off Jan. 22 in Katy - KTRK-TV
Reddick dad a Spider Man and wrestling-themed wedding - Sports Illustrated
Nolan Ryan fast facts - CNN Library
George Springer and Congressman John Lewis led MLK parade - KTRK-TV
Thornton, Perez grateful to escape Astros’ depth logjam - SportsNet.ca
Astros to add team Hall of Fame inside MMP - Houston Chronicle
Ryan announces plans for Astros HOF - Astros.com
Will 2019 be year Hall calls for Clemens? - Astros.com
Astros And The African-American Ballplayer
- Astros Daily
Reddick wore WWE belt during his wedding - 12up
Reddick ties knot in WWE-themed wedding - Astros.com
Springer honored to rep Astros on MLK Day - Astros.com
Astros stars discuss team's goals for 2019 - KTRK-TV
Ensberg with Rays organization - Fayetteville Observer
Berkman, Oswalt and Hall of Fame voting - Houston Chronicle
Astros free agency update - Sports Radio 610
Astros, Karbach introduce new Crawford Bock Beer - Houston Chronicle
Stadium's extra costs are no surprise - Fayetteville Observer
Karbach introducing Astros-themed beer - The Leader
Astros 2019 Season Preview: Outfield - Last Word on Baseball
Catalanotto among top hitters - Fayetteville Observer
McCracken rejoins Rays as Triple-A coach - Tampa Bay Times
Woodpeckers expect to name manager in 'next few weeks' - Fayetteville Observer
Correa showed off his strength with a shirtless weightlifting session - Astros.com
Springer joins Astros radio show 1 month before spring training - KPRC-TV
Whitley working hard, in hopes of Astros debut in 2019 - KPRC-TV
How one baseball team is recovering after the Camp Fire in California - Vice Sports
The MLB.com Hall of Fame ballot results are ... - Astros.com
Inbox: Who'll round out Astros' 2019 rotation? - Astros.com
Astros’ success plays role in Crane’s Houston Open endeavor - Houston Chronicle
Brocail hired as Orioles pitching coach, per reports - Lone Star Ball
Astros Caravan Jam comes to Waterway Square on Thursday, January 24, 2019 - Woodlands Online
Houston Open gets Oct. 7-13 dates for 2019 - Houston Chronicle
First Spring Training workout dates for all clubs - Astros.com
Miss the Astros? Here's your chance to see our stars this month - KHOU-TV
Astros projected to win 97.5 games by Caesars' sportsbook - ESPN
Astros need to be patient with Whitley - Call to the Pen
Annual Astros Caravan to stop in Corpus Christi Jan. 23 - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Grapefruit League: 2019 spring training map, team-by-team schedules - Tampa Bay Times
Whitley named MLB's best RHP prospect - Astros.com
Berkman's numbers make interesting Hall case - Astros.com
Former Astros pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre dead at 77 - Houston Chronicle
The '19 schedule is out. Here are the highlights - Astros.com
2019 Astros Caravan to visit The Woodlands - HelloWoodlands.com
MLB's five most interesting arbitration cases - Forbes
Johnson moves up with Astros - Galesburg Register-Mail
Bregman shares elbow surgery experience with fans in new video - KTRK-TV
Can the Astros’ secret sauce spice up Orioles’ pitching? - FanGraphs
The one player most likely to be an Astro in '25 - Astros.com
For the first time in 3 years, Bregman is pain-free - Houston Chronicle
Astros file arbitration figures for Correa, Devenski - MLB Trade Rumors
Hinch teaches fundamentals to Houston teens - Astros.com
Astros Reach Agreement With Seven
- Astros Daily
Bregman has surgery in Houston, to miss weekend NM fundraisers - Albuquerque Journal
Buckner Amarillo hosting fundraiser with Astros catcher as feature speaker - KVII-TV
Bregman to be limited in spring training after elbow surgery - Associated Press
Astros avoid arbitration with 7 players - Astros.com
Astros announce caravan schedule - Astros.com
Bregman (elbow surgery) eyeing March 1 return - Astros.com
Bregman undergoes elbow surgery - Houston Chronicle
Astros agree to terms with 7 arbitration-eligible players - Houston Chronicle
Whitley regularly envisioning his Astros debut - Houston Chronicle
Astros lead Ceasars' projected win totals At 97.5 - RealGM.com
Bauer apologizes to Astros fan for treatment on Twitter - KTRK-TV
Inbox: Any room for top prospect Tucker in '19? - Astros.com
Whitley poised for breakout 2019 season - Astros.com
2019 Houston Astros schedule - Associated Press
Astros projected to win 97.5 games by Ceasars' sportsbook - ESPN
Krukow loves Gonzalez as fit for Giants - KNBR-AM
Houston Open headed to Memorial Park - Houston Chronicle
Bauer turned an Astros fan’s snarky Tweet into a harassment claim - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Scouting the J.D. Davis trade - Call to the Pen
Woodpeckers: 86 days and counting - Astros-Mets trade - Fayetteville Observer
Woodpeckers, PSC announce partnership - Ballpark Digest
Rumors: Astros, Braves still trying to acquire Realmuto - International Business Times
Why Marwin Gonzalez is better than you realize - MLB.com
MLB payrolls dropped for first time since 2010 - Associated Press
De Goti climbing MLB ladder - Victoria Times Colonist
Hinch to speak at Oklahoma Christian banquet - NewsOK.com
Astros release spring training schedule - KTRK-TV
Bregman destroys Bauer on Twitter - 12up
Springer, Lewis will be grand marshals at single Houston MLK Day parade - KPRC-TV
McHugh debuts podcast on MLB life - Astros.com
Astros Swap Davis To Mets
- Astros Daily
Gurriels are first family of Cuban baseball - MLB.com
Mets acquire J.D. Davis from Astros - NBC Sports
Mets land infielder J.D. Davis in deal with Astros - New York Post
Astros still need to add an additional starting pitcher - Call to the Pen
Astros net trio of prospects from Mets for Davis - Astros.com
Astros send J.D. Davis to Mets in 5-player trade - Houston Chronicle
Astros seek to collect on sponsorship agreement - Southeast Texas Record
Astros' interest in Robbie Ray is an important signal - House of Houston
Local baseball legend Porter Reed dies at 95 - Muskogee Phoenix
2019 World Series Odds: Astros, Red Sox, Dodgers & Yanks 6-1 - WagerTalk
Bregman's umpiring career was meant to be funny – and it was - KRIS-TV
Straw is Astros' fastest prospect - Astros.com
Council takes mulligan on Memorial Park Golf Course renovation vote - Houston Chronicle
Bregman went undercover to prank youth baseball teams as a terrible umpire - USA Today
Are the Astros still the clear-cut favorites in AL West? - Fansided
Houston Open could return to Memorial Park if council approves renovations - Houston Chronicle
Houston's famous pro athletes and their adorable dogs - Houston Chronicle
Elegy for ’18 – Houston Astros - FanGraphs
Astros back in conversation for Realmuto - Astros.com
Bregman gives fans a look at his 5-story sanctuary - KTRK-TV
So you want Seth Lugo, eh? - Sports Daily
Marlins keeping high price tag on Realmuto - Call to the Pen
3 key tasks remain for Astros before '19 season - Astros.com
Former Astros player meets Acadiana family for the first time - KATC-TV
Report: Astros, Phillies 'very interested' in Robbie Ray - MLB Trade Rumors
Report: Astros interested in Seth Lugo - NBC Sports
Report: Astros still have interest in Realmuto - 12up
Astros have shown interest in Seth Lugo - MLB Trade Rumors
Valdez: Rotation candidate in 2019 - CBS Sports
As The New Year Approaches
- Astros Daily
Golfers share mixed emotions as Houston City Council plans Memorial Park Golf Course renovations - KTRK-TV
Watch this dad react to Astros Christmas gift - Astros.com
Woodpeckers: 98 days and counting - Managers - Fayetteville Observer
Astros' farm system one of the most improved - Astros.com
Strom can't stop learning - Baseball America
Astros totally blew it by not signing Nelson Cruz - 12up
Cole finally joins social media - KTRK-TV
Correa surprises fan on his birthday - KTRK-TV
Astros star surprises fast food workers with big Christmas tip - Yahoo Sports
Who’s had it better the last decade? Rangers or Astros fans? - Nolan Writin'
Correa donates his personal piano to Texas Children's Hospital - KTRK-TV
Inbox: What will rotation look like after turnover? - Astros.com
Bregman drives around Houston tipping drive-thru workers $1200 - Total Pro Sports
Old home, new name for baseball team - Fayetteville Observer
Top 25 Baseball Stories of 2018 – No. 23: Those we lost - NBC Sports
Verlander shows love to veterans' families in Detroit - KPRC-TV
Astros could benefit from slow Keuchel market - 12up
A look at the Brantley signing - Chipalatta
In Korean baseball, opportunity beckons not only players, but a scout - NBC Sports Boston
Slow market could lead to a Keuchel return - House of Houston
Keuchel drawing interest from at least eight teams - Houston Chronicle
Correa hopes to bounce back in 2019 - Astros.com
Top replacement options for Smith - House of Houston
Altuve misses free throw at Rockets game - Astros.com
Keuchel releases new shoe with Houston flare - KTRK-TV
Signs point to ValleyCats having new manager in 2019 - Albany Times Union
JAWS and the 2019 Hall of Fame Ballot: Billy Wagner - FanGraphs
McCullers never misses a chance to give back - Astros.com
Astros may now be in market for bullpen help - Fansided
Tanielu arrives for crucial Auckland Tuatara series - New Zealand Herald
Astros finally make some noise this off-season - Forbes
A's in holding pattern, others making moves - NBC Sports
Abreu ready to break out in 2019 - Astros.com
Astros losing Smith will affect Brantley's transition to team - 12up
Smith expected to miss most of 2019 season with Achilles injury - Cincinnati Enquirer
Brantley provides more flexibility for Astros - Houston Press
Smith ruptures Achilles tendon - Astros.com
Smith expected to be out 6-8 months after surgery on ruptured Achilles - Houston Chronicle
Brantley lands 2-year, $32 million deal with Astros - Associated Press
Brantley ready for ‘new start’ with Astros - Houston Chronicle
MLB, MLBPA reach deal with Cuban Federation - Astros.com
Astros make 2-year deal with Brantley official - Astros.com
Bregman and friends fill in as 'Bad Umpires' - Astros.com
Brantley 'looking forward to new journey' - Astros.com
Lowdown: Astros making waves - Yahoo Sports
Reddick hopes to remain with Astros - Houston Chronicle
Bregman hints at big news with latest cryptic tweet - 12up
Astros would be crazy not to deal Tucker for Realmuto - 12up
Astros sign Brantley to two-year deal - Baseball Essential
Astros need more than just Brantley’s addition - Call to the Pen
Beltran rejoining Yankees as special advisor - nj.com
MLB rumors: Astros turn attention to Realmuto - CBS Sports
Astros may be gearing up for another World Series run - FanSided
Astros are in a perfect spot - SB Nation
Brantley makes dynastic Astros that much stronger - theScore
How Brantley changes Astros' roster dynamics - Houston Chronicle
Astros show brilliance with Brantley signing - MFST
Brantley leaves Indians to sign with Astros, report says - Akron Beacon Journal
Brantley headed to Astros - WOIO-TV
Sources: Astros improve outfield, agree to 2-year deal with Michael Brantley - Yahoo Sports
McCullers thrilled with report of Brantley deal - Astros.com
Source: Brantley near deal with Astros - Astros.com
Astros to sign Michael Brantley - Houston Chronicle
Astros To Sign Brantley On 2-Year Deal
- Astros Daily
Verlander throws Christmas party for military families - KTRK-TV
Jose Trevino's annual toy drive helps teach baseball and what it means to give - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Lifelong Astros fan defied brain cancer to see her team win a championship - Houston Chronicle
More than 90 cats, dogs head to Minnesota, thanks to McCullers - KPRC-TV
Astros reportedly promote Bandits manager - Quad City Times
Parkway Central alum was 2nd youngest manager in baseball this year - KMOX-AM
Moustakas would be great for the Astros – change my mind - Baseball Essential
Despite no Winter Meetings deals, conversations could yield fruit for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros quiet at Meetings, but poised to strike - Astros.com
Astros lose RHP Riley Ferrell, OF Drew Ferguson in Rule 5 Draft - Houston Chronicle
Rays signing RHP Charlie Morton is a big deal in more ways than one - Tampa Bay Times
Astros search for more offense at Winter Meetings - Houston Chronicle
Goodbye, Charlie Morton - SportsRadio 610
Verlander had a priceless reaction to Astros prospect's 110 mph throw - USA Today
Bregman takes in LSU-Houston basketball - Astros.com
Source: Astros tab Storey as Triple-A skipper - Astros.com
Astros talking starting pitcher at Meetings - Astros.com
Adding lefty reliever not at top of Astros' wish list, says Luhnow - Houston Chronicle
Hinch plans to utilize Diaz's versatility during spring training - Houston Chronicle
Morton leaves Astros to sign with Rays - Houston Chronicle
Radio pioneer Al Helfer wins Hall of Fame's Frick Award - ESPN
Astros GM pursues pitching but likes what’s in pipeline - Houston Chronicle
Whitley receives spring training invite - CBS Sports
Report: Astros interested in signing free agent slugger Michael Brantley - 12up
With a franchise-high payroll, Astros may be looking to spend more - MLB Trade Rumors
While doubtful, signing Bryce Harper would give the Astros a daunting lineup - USA Today
Whitley throws 110 mph - Astros.com
Bregman hit by diving P.J. Tucker at NBA game - Astros.com
Hinch weighs in on Astros' rotation options - Astros.com
Stage set for Astros' top prospect to break out - Astros.com
Another WS contender has reportedly asked White Sox about Jose Abreu - NBC Sports Chicago
George Springer net worth - Celebrity Net Worth
Tucker intent on being big part of 2019 Astros - Houston Chronicle
Bregman, Houston-area mascots take 'The Stare' to another level of awesome - KPRC-TV
Rangers, Astros will be only clubs with 3-day All-Star break next season - Dallas Morning News
Atlanta kicks tires on potential Keuchel signing - Forbes
MLB Power Rankings: Red Sox, Astros, and Yankees are Top 3 - Scout
Exclusive Astros experience available in auction - Astros.com
Astros part of analytics panel at Winter Meetings - Astros.com
McHugh served as Emory University professor - Astros.com
'Right situation' could see Astros add payroll - Astros.com
Correa sends help for the holidays - The Robesonian (NC)
Astros offered two solid pitching prospects for Goldschmidt - MLB Trade Rumors
Top five Astros players in franchise history - LWOSports
Astros keep it close to the vest in Las Vegas - Houston Chronicle
Valbuena was part of a huge pipeline of Venezuelan baseball talent - Breitbart News
Here are Winter Meetings FAQs to know - Astros.com
Astros in pursuit of starter, impact bat at WM - Astros.com
Astros Gloom Extended With Tragedies
- Astros Daily
Valbuena, Jose Castillo killed in car accident - Astros.com
'RIP hermano': Teammates, fans react to deaths of two former Houston Astros - KHOU-TV
Ex-Astros Luis Valbuena, Jose Castillo die in car crash - Associated Press
Rays considering Morton among starting pitching options - Tampa Bay Times
Former Astros players Luis Valbuena, Jose Castillo die in car accident - Houston Chronicle
Chirinos, Stassi fill Astros needs at catcher, Jeff Luhnow says - Houston Chronicle
Billy Wagner is the poor man’s Mariano Rivera - Call to the Pen
Correa to offer free baseball clinics this weekend - The Robesonian (NC)
It’s a little early to be worrying about Astros’ offseason - Houston Chronicle
Bridal party complete: Fiancé of Astros Carlos Correa hits River Oaks restaurant for special night - Houston Chronicle
Astros might not be done shopping for catching - Astros.com
George H.W. Bush, the Astros fan, gets in a parting shot at the Rangers - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Correa's fiancee picks two Astros' wives as bridesmaids - KTRK-TV
Hinch recalls Benintendi's catch in ALCS G4 - Astros.com
Hinch among Astros' reps at Bush homecoming - Astros.com
Inbox: Will Astros make big move? - Astros.com
The Astros have a new catcher - FanGraphs
Rangers fans mourn loss of Robinson Chirinos. Astros fans furious he isn’t J.T. Realmuto - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Winter Meetings and the AL West: Oakland A's - Houston Chronicle
Houston sports franchises were fans of President George H.W. Bush - Patch.com
How Mariners' trades make AL West a two-team race between A's, Astros - NBC Sports
Valdez among top performers in winter leagues - Astros.com
Source: Astros, Chirinos agree on 1-year deal - Astros.com
Astros, catcher Robinson Chirinos agree to 1-year deal - Houston Chronicle
Drayton McLane shares memories of Pres. George H.W. Bush - KWTX-TV
3 free agents who could fill Astros' OF need - Astros.com
Astros Extend Offers To Ten
- Astros Daily
Astros non-tender Chris Herrmann - MLB Trade Rumors
How George H.W. Bush got a contract offer from Detroit Tigers - Detroit News
George H.W. Bush, a quintessential baseball man - Houston Chronicle
President George H.W. Bush, the baseball fan - KHOU-TV
George H.W. Bush loved baseball and had the leather to prove it - USA Today
Astros looking to reload with flamethrower Nathan Eovaldi - SportsMap
Sanders will be honored with Lifetime Achievement Award at banquet - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
The worst tweets from the early days of MLB Twitter accounts - Baseball Essential
Bregman has now reached 'sitting courtside at a Lakers game' levels of superstardom - MLB.com
Baseball 'held a special place' in Bush's life - Astros.com
Astros tender contracts to all but Herrmann - Astros.com
Astros don't tender contract to catcher Chris Herrmann before deadline - Houston Chronicle
Former President George H.W. Bush dies at age 94 - Houston Chronicle
Luhnow offers update on state of Astros - KHOU-TV
Astros face possible smokeless tobacco ban at MMP - KTRK-TV
From shooting stars to rainbows, Astros uniforms through the years - KTRK-TV
Astros playing it cool with offseason approach - Astros.com
Astros expect to tender contracts to all 11 arbitration-eligible players - Houston Chronicle
Astros remain unwilling to trade Whitley - Houston Chronicle
Get to know Astros infielder Aledmys Diaz - KTRK-TV
Bauer escalates Twitter beef with Bregman with $4206.90 charity offer - USA Today
Hinch pays tribute to young fan Cameron Gooch who died of cancer - KTRK-TV
2018 La Vida Awards: Best José Altuve facial expressions - La Vida Baseball
Astros chasing Nathan Eovaldi | Why Yankees should care - NJ.com
A reunion with J.A. Happ is the perfect rotation fit - House of Houston
Why Eovaldi would be a perfect fit in Houston - Astros.com
Cole, 10 others still arbitration-eligible - Astros.com
Bregman completely owns Bauer in hilarious Twitter exchange - 12up
Bregman, Bauer talk smack on Twitter - Astros.com
McCann returns to Braves on 1-year deal - Sportsnet.ca
How do the Astros plan on improving on 103 wins? - Sports Illustrated
Whitley makes Pipeline's 2018 All-AFL Team - Astros.com
Herrmann set for hero's welcome from Astros - Astros.com
Each full playoff share for Astros comes out to more than $154,000 - Houston Chronicle
McCann returns to Braves - Houston Chronicle
Wagner's case for a ticket to Cooperstown - MetsMerizedOnline.com
Dallas Keuchel - 2018 AL Contact Manager of the Year - Forbes
Astros shouldn't bet the farm on Syndergaard - 12up
Verlander challenges Barkley to golf match for charity - 12up
Crane is assembling a World Championship team that’s built to last - Texas Monthly
Astros hire Kelly as first base coach - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Astros, Cubs among 'half dozen' suitors for Syndergaard - Sports Illustrated
The untold story of the Astros' rainbow uniforms - Moveefy
Miller named to Astros coaching staff - MyCentralJersey.com
Springer has hit longest Astros home run - Astros.com
Astros complete coaching staff for 2019 - Houston Chronicle
Rays hire Linares as third-base coach - Tampa Tribune
Kelly leaves Tigers to join Astros coaching staff - Detroit Free Press
After one correct Astros prediction, calling a repeat proves less fruitful - Sports Illustrated
Astros add Snitker to '19 coaching staff - Astros.com
Inbox: Will the Astros bring back Marwin? - Astros.com
Astros stars lead charitable Thanksgiving charge - Astros.com
Orioles name former Astros' Sig Mejdal as assistant GM for analytics - Houston Chronicle
Best social media reactions to Altuve's 'I'm quitting' tweet - Houston Chronicle
Astros complete coaching staff for 2019 - Houston Chronicle
Clemens delivers 1,600 Thanksgiving meals to families in need - KTRK-TV
Yankees land Mariners' Paxton as Astros refuse to give up Whitley, Tucker - SportsMap
Luhnow happy for confidant Elias' move to O's - Astros.com
Berkman, Oswalt, Pettitte, Tejada on HOF ballot - Astros.com
Astros fill out 40-man with 2 pitchers, catcher - Astros.com
Lance Berkman, Roy Oswalt get first listing on Hall of Fame ballot - Houston Chronicle
Astros add Garrett Stubbs, Rogelio Armenteros, Bryan Abreu to 40-man roster - Houston Chronicle
Diaz Acquisition May Signal Farewell To Marwin
- Astros Daily
Astros bracing for the loss of Gonzalez - Call to the Pen
Astros Foundation assists in rebuilding libraries - Orange Leader
Blue Jays trade Aledmys Diaz to Astros for pitcher Trent Thornton - Toronto Star
Astros acquire infielder Diaz from Blue Jays - Astros.com
Astros acquire infielder Aledmys Diaz from Blue Jays - Houston Chronicle
Osuna posting a comeback season is biggest key to 2019 Astros - 12up
Orioles officially name Elias as next GM - Baltimore Business Journal
Which Astros prospects get 40-man spots? - Astros.com
Sources: Astros eye trade markets for C, SP - Astros.com
Astros host their own Nutcracker Market-inspired holiday event - Houston Chronicle
Orioles officially hire Elias as GM, executive VP - Houston Chronicle
Bregman fulfills fan's request to be in her senior photos - KTRK-TV
Who is Mike Elias? - NBC Sports Washington
Bregman hints at more good deeds coming - KPRC-TV
Whitley caps stellar AFL campaign in style - Astros.com
Bregman, Stassi team up to hand out turkeys - Astros.com
Orioles to name Elias as new GM - Yahoo Sports
Elias has not been officially named Orioles GM, but he's still creating quite a buzz - Baltimore Sun
Verlander posts sweetest daddy/baby photo - Houston Chronicle
Upton has much different reaction to Verlander not winning Cy Young - USA Today
Despite missing the 2018 Cy Young, Scherzer, Kluber and Verlander will remain strong candidates in their 30s - CBS Sports
Toro doubles, stays hot in Fall League action - Astros.com
Upton not upset about voting this year - Astros.com
Verlander 2nd for Cy a record-tying third time - Astros.com
'Majority' of Astros games to air on 740 AM next season - Houston Chronicle
Verlander places 2nd in Cy Young voting - Houston Chronicle
Report: Elias in line to be Orioles’ next general manager - Larry Brown Sports
Red Sox sign Centeno to minor-league deal, per source - MassLive.com
How much could Dallas Keuchel cost Yankees? - NJ.com
AL Cy winner to be announced Wednesday - Astros.com
Toro triples in Tuesday's AFL action - Astros.com
Two Astros among early '19 ROY candidates - Astros.com
The case for each AL Cy Young Award finalist - Astros.com
'Majority' of Astros games to air on 740 AM next season - Houston Chronicle
Report: Elias will be named Orioles' new general manager - Houston Chronicle
Santa Fe High School gets visit and donation from Astros - KTRK-TV
Astros tried to trade for Garcia this summer - NBC Sports
Astros head to free agency bidding war over keeping Keuchel - KTRK-TV
Keuchel to Yankees? 'For the right opportunity, I would happily shave this beard off' - NJ.com
A 'happily' shaven Keuchel could be a fit for the Yankees - Forbes
Altuve has high praise for Gonzalez - 12up
Dawson hits 1st AFL homer in Monday's action - Astros.com
Keuchel turns down $17.9M qualifying offer - Astros.com
Keuchel turns down Astros' qualifying offer - Houston Chronicle
Bregman crashes wedding reception in Cypress - KHOU-TV
Astros are turning into trolls going after Yankees trade targets - 12up
Astros join Yankees in trade talks for Paxton: report - New York Daily News
Astros reportedly among teams interested in Paxton - Larry Brown Sports
Altuve aims to be '120 percent' ready for spring - Astros.com
Offseason Outlook: Houston Astros - MLB Trade Rumors
Astros have no excuse not to sign Harper - 12up
Correa undergoes surgery for deviated septum after having trouble breathing during games - CBS Sports
JV, Upton welcome daughter to world - Astros.com
Astros Foundation, Shriners extend agreement - Astros.com
Toro trending up after big day in AFL - Astros.com
Correa undergoes surgery for deviated septum - Astros.com
Report: Astros’ offer at deadline for Harper rejected by Nationals - Houston Chronicle
5 moves to get the Astros back to the World Series - SportsMap
Astros hire Bokhari as new director of research and development - Houston Chronicle
Should Astros fans be worried about 2019 rotation? Dierker answers - KHOU-TV
Astros star shocks Houston waitress with massive tip in new YouTube video - CultureMap
Astros announce personnel moves in Research & Development department - Astros.com
5 pitchers whose talent the Astros could unlock - Astros.com
Tucker named Astros' best power prospect - Astros.com
Altuve wins 5th straight Silver Slugger Award - Astros.com
Impending free agency affords Astros longer-term deals for starters - Houston Chronicle
Altuve wins 5th Silver Slugger Award - Houston Chronicle
Blue Jays hire Hudgens as bench coach - 12up
Boras says McCullers knew he needed surgery in August - Omnisport
Blue Jays hire Hudgens as new bench coach - Canadian Press
McCullers undergoes Tommy John surgery, leaves Astros searching for pitching - Sports Illustrated
What does McCullers's elbow injury mean for the Astros' pitching staff? - Sports Illustrated
Astros, Mets interested in Yasmani Grandal - RotoBaller
Braves steal analytics director from Astros - 12up
Astros, White Sox, Rays in on Nelson Cruz - NBC Sports
Astros lose McCullers to surgery for 2019 as pitching depth grows thinner - Houston Press
McCullers has elbow surgery, won't play in '19 - Astros.com
McCullers knew he needed Tommy John surgery in August - Houston Chronicle
Hudgens departs Astros for Blue Jays - Houston Chronicle
What happens to the Astrodome plan now? - Pecan Park Eagle
Woodpeckers nice fit for Fayetteville’s new team - Fayetteville Observer
Peacock welcomes new baby to family - KTRK-TV
Braves hire Fast as Special Assistant to GM - Talking Chop
Astros must fill void left by McCullers - SportsMap
Journalist plays ball with Astros, Hurricane Harvey - San Antonio Express-News
Luhnow faces a challenging offseason - Forbes
Gurriel set for utility role in 'post-Marwin world' - Astros.com
McHugh trolls Astros GM with hilarious quote tweet - 12up
Bregman launches YouTube channel - KTRK-TV
What's Keuchel worth? - Off the Bench Baseball
Astros' all-time retired numbers - Astros.com
Here's what Astros did in the AFL on Tuesday - Astros.com
With McCullers out, McHugh eyes rotation spot - Astros.com
McCullers has elbow surgery, won't play in '19 - Astros.com
Inside Biggio's Sunshine Kids Day at MMP - Houston Chronicle
McCullers undergoes Tommy John surgery, to miss 2019 season - Houston Chronicle
GM meetings put Luhnow in exploration mode - Houston Chronicle
McCullers at risk of missing 2019 season due to elbow injury - 12up
Verlander can win his 2nd Cy Young Award after career-best season with Astros - KTRK-TV
The future of baseball won't look the way you expect - Deadspin
Astros could be in trouble after losing analytics genius - 12up
Elite Astros have reinforcements ready - MiLB.com
Verlander named finalist for 2nd AL Cy Young - Astros.com
Verlander a finalist for AL Cy Young - Houston Chronicle
Meet the only man to pinch-hit for Ted Williams - Los Angeles Times
Bregman and Maldonado miss out on Gold Glove awards - KTRK-TV
Verlander, Upton celebrate 1-year wedding anniversary - KPRC-TV
Meet Fayetteville's new minor league baseball team, the Woodpeckers - WTVD-TV
New for 2019: Fayetteville Woodpeckers - Ballpark Digest
Kemp surprises college student with autographed ball - KTRK-TV
The curious case of Jeff Luhnow - Call to the Pen
Woodpeckers are Astros' new minors affiliate - Astros.com
Astros' analytics guru Mejdal moves on - Astros.com
Keuchel wins 4th Gold Glove in 5 years - Astros.com
Keuchel wins fourth Gold Glove Award - Houston Chronicle
Sources: Analytics guru Sig Mejdal leaving Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros Lose Seven In Free Agency
- Astros Daily
Bregman enjoys big day, even though his LSU Tigers did not - Albuquerque Journal
A theory on why only Keuchel got a qualifying offer - House of Houston
As a Rangers fan, I’m ready to bury the hatchet with Astros fans - Nolan Writin'
Bregman reps LSU on visit to College Gameday - Astros.com
Whitley among 10 Fall Stars Game standouts - Astros.com
Gonzalez fails to receive qualifying offer - CBS Sports
Astros not expected to issue Morton qualifying offer - MLB Trade Rumors
MLB teams installing multiple surveillance cameras to steal opponents' signs - Sports Illustrated
Toro-Hernandez records AFL team's only run - Astros.com
Astros eye catching options, claim Herrmann - Astros.com
Astros extend qualifying offer to Keuchel - Astros.com
Astros extend qualifying offer to Keuchel - Houston Chronicle
Astros claim catcher Chris Herrmann off waivers - Houston Chronicle
Astros, Nationals spring training tickets on sale online - Palm Beach Post
Should the Astros bring Eovaldi into the fold? - Sports Daily
Ex-Brave McCann becomes a free agent - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Why the Astros should re-sign Marwin Gonzalez - Sports Daily
Bukauskas throws five strong innings in AFL - Astros.com
Two Whitley pitches on list of top Fall Stars tools - Astros.com
Happy anniversary to the Astros' World Series title - Houston Chronicle
Report: Astros decline club option on Harris - Houston Chronicle
Bregman remembers his favorite Halloween costume on 'Old Baseball Cards' - Yahoo Sports
Astros decline McCann's $15M option - ESPN
Astros send Red Sox pizza, keep new World Series tradition alive - NESN
Dawson notches eighth stolen base in AFL - Astros.com
McCann a free agent as Astros decline option - Astros.com
Astros decline McCann's club option - Houston Chronicle
Astros send over customary post-World Series pizza pies to Red Sox - KTRK-TV
Astros sending Red Sox pizza for winning World Series is best tradition out there - 12up
Gonzalez will be an intriguing free-agent case study - Sports Daily
Mets, Astros went 16 in ’86; not bad either - Torrington Register Citizen
Here's what Astros did in the AFL on Tuesday - Astros.com
White to join Angels as pitching coach - Houston Chronicle
ESPN ranks Red Sox behind the three teams they just steamrolled to a World Series in 2019 power rankings - 98.5 The Sports Hub
What can the Astros do to compete with the Red Sox going forward? - Houston Public Media
Springer's wife creates creepy, 'unzipped' look of star Astros' player for Halloween - KTRK-TV
Each club's biggest offseason need - Astros.com
Thornton, Whitley named to Fall Stars Game - Astros.com
Toro-Hernandez continues to rake in AFL - Astros.com
McHugh joins roster for All-Star Tour in Japan - Astros.com
Astros lose Albert to Cards' coaching staff - Astros.com
McHugh to play in Japan All-Star Series - Houston Chronicle
Albert leaving Astros to become Cardinals hitting coach - Houston Chronicle
Whitley, Thornton to play in Fall Stars Game - Houston Chronicle
Six Astros officially become free agents - Houston Chronicle
Hinch praises Mets' hiring of agent Van Wagenen as GM - Houston Chronicle
Six Astros Become Free Agents
- Astros Daily
Red Sox, Astros installed as 2019 co-favorites - Reuters
How does Game 3 of 2018 World Series rank in longest games in MLB history? - Forbes
Whitley works five innings in fourth AFL start - Houston Chronicle
What is causing the home run surge? A look into Baseball physics - SportsMap
Astros prospect Nick Tanielu signs with Auckland Tuatara for Australian Baseball League - New Zealand Herald
AFL a redemption opportunity for Whitley - Astros.com
Bregman, Keuchel and Maldonado were named Gold Glove Award finalists - SportsRadio 610
A Spanish voice that cries out for the Hall of Fame - New York Times
Fortnite's zombie update for Halloween has some Astros crying foul - KTRK-TV
1 free agent that each team could re-sign - Astros.com
Keuchel, Maldonado, A-Breg Gold Glove finalists - Astros.com
Phillies hire Bonifay as farm director - Houston Chronicle
Bregman, Keuchel, Maldonado named Gold Glove finalists - Houston Chronicle
Bregman to join ESPN as analyst for World Series Game 3 - Houston Chronicle
Arlington beat out Houston as Texas’ best ‘baseball city.’ Say what? - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Which Astros player must be re-signed? - SportsMap
Here's what Astros did in AFL on Wednesday - Astros.com
After Osuna, Astros must take next step on domestic abuse - Houston Chronicle
Are repeat champions a thing of the past in MLB? - iSportsWeb
Thornton throws two strong innings in Fall League - Astros.com
Astros to add new entrance to MMP - Houston Chronicle
Astros free agency 2019: Who returns and who is gone? - Houston Press
The Astros were caught doing… something - FanGraphs
Closing the book on the 2018 Astros [video] - KHOU-TV
Astros enter offseason seeking a path back to the top - Forbes
Astros prepare for free agency - SportsRadio 610
Dawson collects two hits in AFL action - Astros.com
Luhnow previews Astros' plans for offseason - Astros.com
Astros' coaching staff to be invited back for 2019 - Houston Chronicle
Astros keep mum on player injuries heading into offseason - Houston Chronicle
Dawson swipes four bags, goes 2-for-3 in AFL - Astros.com
Ausmus to replace Scioscia as manager of Angels - Houston Chronicle
Rotation could look different for the Astros next season - Houston Chronicle
Altuve undergoes surgery on his right knee - USA Today
Altuve underwent surgery to repair right knee - Houston Chronicle
Altuve undergoes right knee surgery - Astros.com
Astros weren't good enough in 2018, but nothing is broken - Waco Tribune-Herald
Astros' wives and girlfriends weighing in on ALCS loss - KTRK-TV
Here's how the Astros said goodbye to the 2018 season on social media - KPRC-TV
Cora responds to Astros' shady business in ALCS: 'Paranoia is working for us' - WEEI
McCullers shows love for Astros fans, teammates - KHOU-TV
Dominant during the season, Astros pitching slowly eroded against Boston in the ALCS - Forbes
Eovaldi gets sweet revenge on Astros troll - New York Post
Astros promise to be good again in 2019 but a busy offseason awaits - CBS Sports
The Astros’ Doomsday Scenario - FanGraphs
Astros left wondering what went wrong after season ends to Red Sox in ALCS - Washington Post
Bregman had an amazingly petty ALCS - SB Nation
Astros fail to cheat their way to the World Series - Let's Go Tribe
Astros eliminated from ALCS, but don't count them out next October - USA Today
Red Sox oust defending champ Astros to reach World Series - AFP
‘It’s a pretty hollow feeling’: What the Astros said about their season coming to an end - Boston Globe
Red Sox finish off Astros in 5 games, head to World Series - Associated Press
Bregman says failing to repeat will give Astros 'an edge' next season - ESPN
Astros forced to put dynasty on hold after loss to Red Sox in ALCS - Yahoo Sports
Red Sox dethrone defending champion Astros to reach World Series - Yahoo Sports
Not even the Astros can win a World Series without a little luck - The Ringer
Red Sox into World Series after eliminating Astros - Reuters
Price outduels Verlander, sends Red Sox to World Series - NBC Sports
Astros have the right fan in 'interference' seat for Game 5 - Houston Chronicle
Boston is World Series-bound thanks to Price's gem on short rest - CBS Sports
Former Astros 'Spacette' recalls fun times at Astrodome - KTRK-TV
Astros fan detailed what happened to him after controversial interference call - USA Today
Yelich, Bregman need to start producing to save their seasons - Sports Illustrated
MLB teams unhappy Astros not punished, per report - Lone Star Ball
Bukauskas displays dominant stuff in AFL - Astros.com
Kent impressed with Astros, Altuve's skill set - Astros.com
McCullers, Altuve injuries may require surgery - Astros.com
Verlander falls victim to short LF porch in defeat - Astros.com
Astros' title defense ends with ALCS loss to Sox - Astros.com
Correa moves to cleanup spot for Astros in ALCS Game 5 - Houston Chronicle
Contract situation for each Astros player heading into offseason - Houston Chronicle
Repeat bid falls short as Astros lose to Red Sox in ALCS - Houston Chronicle
Boston Sends Astros Packing
- Astros Daily
MLB can rest easy because Astros' spy network has its back - Cleveland Plain Dealer
We thought the Astros were unbeatable -- here's everywhere we were wrong - WEEI
Interfering Astros fan goes on the attack against ‘joke’ ump - New York Post
Astros turn to Verlander with their season on the line - ESPN
Red Sox, replays interfere with Astros’ post-season hopes - Austin American-Statesman
Spy games: MLB gives Astros intentional walk - Boston Herald
Potential LCS game time changes on Saturday - Astros.com
What you didn't see from Mookie Betts' home run robbery that wasn't - Astros.com
Far too many questions remain in MLB giving the Astros a free pass - Yahoo Sports
Red Sox ground Astros again, take 3-1 ALCS lead - Boston Herald
Astros know who to blame if they don't reach World Series - USA Today
Dombrowski not happy with Astros after spying incident - Boston Herald
Report: MLB teams ‘appalled’ at lack of penalty for Astros - Larry Brown Sports
Hinch bumps Bregman to the leadoff spot for ALCS Game 4 - Associated Press
MLB: Astros spying case closed, no rules violated - Boston Herald
Here's how ex-Laredo beauty queen, Astros star are spending time before their wedding - Laredo Morning Times
Five interesting details from the strange Astros-Red Sox cheating debacle - Sporting News
What we know on Astros and baseball's spygate - Houston Chronicle
Rival executive calls Astros ‘Patriots of baseball’ amid cheating rumors - NESN
Twitter rejoices over Astros reliever Roberto Osuna's Game 3 meltdown - MLive.com
With the Astros, Morton changed his pitching – and his career - ESPN
Ryan watches James throw 102 mph - Astros.com
Morton off mark after long layoff, exits in 3rd - Astros.com
Kemp's HR softest tracked in postseason - Astros.com
Fan interferes with Betts on potential Altuve HR - Astros.com
Red Sox-Astros G5: Lineups, matchups, FAQs - Astros.com
Top 10 thrills from Sox-Astros instant classic - Astros.com
Season on the line after topsy-turvy Game 4 - Astros.com
Astros fan says he didn't interfere with Altuve's potential tying home run - Houston Chronicle
Bradley continues to be thorn in Astros' side - Houston Chronicle
Upton tweets displeasure with umpires from her seat at Astros game - Houston Chronicle
Astros pushed to brink of elimination with Game 4 loss to Red Sox - Houston Chronicle
Astros Lose Again; Face Elimination
- Astros Daily
Report: A's believed Astros were stealing signs during late August game - NBC Sports Bay Area
Is this Cardinals hacker Chris Correa mocking the Astros' alleged sign-stealing? - Yahoo Sports
Kyle McLaughlin: Man accused of involvement with Astros cheating scandal - Heavy.com
Osuna makes things worse for Astros in ALCS loss to Red Sox - Associated Press
Cora sees no sign of Astros skulduggery - AFP
Report: MLB looked into cheating allegations against Astros, doesn't consider matter major - Sports Illustrated
Astros believe Osuna will atone on the field and off - New York Times
Astros employee accused of spying on the Red Sox - New York Post
Astros' controversial trade for Osuna backfires - Yahoo Sports
Red Sox ignore Instagram controversy, beat Astros for 2-1 lead - Yahoo Sports
Osuna implodes as Red Sox crush Astros to take ALCS lead - London Free Press
Source: Astros were not cheating against Red Sox in Game 1 of ALCS - Forbes
Indians file complaint to MLB about Astros trying to film inside their dugout during ALDS - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Red Sox overwhelm Astros behind Bradley grand slam in Game 3 - WEEI
Red Sox, Pearce make Astros pay - USA Today
Report: Astros employee accused of suspicious behavior throughout postseason - Yahoo Sports
Bradley grand slam helps Red Sox pull away from Astros in Game 3 - Boston Herald
Red Sox pull away with Bradley's late grand slam, take 2-1 ALCS lead over Astros - USA Today
Astros possibly got caught cheating in Game 1 of ALCS against Red Sox - WEEI
Astros to display domestic violence hotline number on fliers in bathroom stalls at MMP - NBC Sports
Report: Astros possibly caught cheating in ALCS Game 1 - Larry Brown Sports
Fans fill MMP for Game 3 of Astros-Red Sox - Houston Chronicle
Berkman expects Astros to repeat - Houston Chronicle
Whitley named AFL Pitcher of the Week - MLB.com
Sources: Red Sox were warned by Indians about Astros attempting to steal signs and information - Yahoo Sports
Whitley turns in another strong AFL start - Astros.com
Berkman opens ALCS Game 3 with 1st pitch - Astros.com
Red Sox-Astros G4: Lineups, matchups, FAQs - Astros.com
JV, Betts awestruck by Kemp's leaping grab - Astros.com
Astros' proven bats kept quiet in Game 3 loss - Astros.com
Kemp makes amazing grab at wall in Game 3 - Astros.com
Bullpen's stumble puts Astros in 2-1 ALCS hole - Astros.com
MLB looking into Fenway Park incident - Houston Chronicle
Astros bullpen implodes as Red Sox roll to Game 3 rout - Houston Chronicle
Eovaldi helps Red Sox hold off Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros look to find rhythm after dropping two straight in ALCS - Houston Chronicle
Kemp on amazing Game 3 catch - Houston Chronicle
Sox Slam Bullpen
- Astros Daily
Astros look to bounce back today in Game 3 of ALCS - Associated Press
J.D.: 'Release by Astros made me who I am' - RedSox.com
Know what to look for with Astros heading back home - New York Post
Bregman and his connection with Ted Williams - Boston Globe
Gonzalez fought the wall — and the wall won - Toronto Star
No harm, no foul on Red Sox, Astros 'trolling' - Boston Herald
Eovaldi, Cora unfazed by Alex Bregman's Instagram post - ESPN
Eovaldi focused heading into Game 3 vs. Astros - Sports Xchange
With Pressly, Astros can now put positive spin on bullpen - New York Times
Dynastic Astros a tough out for whoever they meet - Toronto Sun
Astros star borrows from Judge with risky Red Sox trolling - New York Post
Astros needed Games 1 and 2 even more than Red Sox because of these 2 players - WEEI
How the Astros make good pitchers even better - Washington Post
Red Sox-Astros G3: Lineups, matchups, FAQs - Astros.com
Keuchel questions sustainability of bullpenning - Astros.com
3 keys for Astros to take control of ALCS in G3 - Astros.com
Astros' production at home surging in October - Astros.com
Energized James flashing high velo in ALCS - Astros.com
Astros may put Altuve at DH for ALCS Game 3 - Astros.com
Keuchel keeps mind off MMP's dimensions - Houston Chronicle
Eovaldi unfazed by Bregman's Instagram clip - Houston Chronicle
Red Sox start Nunez at third base to combat Keuchel - Houston Chronicle
Breman remains patient as Red Sox game plan against him - Houston Chronicle
Astros catcher imitates Gary Sanchez at worst possible time - New York Post
Red Sox rise to occasion, hold off Astros to even ALCS - Boston Herald
Red Sox bounce back to tie ALCS with Astros - Toledo Blade
Red Sox exorcise their postseason demons to beat Astros and even ALCS - Yahoo Sports
Red Sox get even with Astros in ALCS - Boston Globe
Red Sox hang on to beat Astros in Game 2, even ALCS at 1-1 - USA Today
How dumping self-punching closer transformed Astros’ bullpen - New York Post
Astros outfielder runs into Green Monster minutes after hitting HR over it - USA Today
Astros turn to Keuchel, Morton for Games 3, 4 - Astros.com
Bregman walking in October at record pace - Astros.com
Springer keeps adding to postseason hit streak - Astros.com
Red Sox-Astros G3: Lineups, matchups, FAQs - Astros.com
Before hitting wall, Marwin smacks record HR - Astros.com
Astros head home with 1-1 ALCS split after loss - Astros.com
Astros confirm Espada has spoken with multiple teams about manager jobs - Houston Chronicle
Morton slated to start Game 4 of ALCS for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Sunday Funday at Astros watch party - Houston Chronicle
Sale hospitalized with stomach illness - Houston Chronicle
Astros drop Game 2 of ALCS to Red Sox - Houston Chronicle
BoSox Respond To Even Series
- Astros Daily
Road Warriors Take ALCS Opener
- Astros Daily
Back on main stage, Astros primed for World Series repeat - Toronto Sun
Bregman coming up big for Astros - Shreveport Times
For the Astros and the Red Sox, a playoffs reunion - New York Times
The Astros are confident they’re even better this time around in ALCS - Boston Globe
A preview look at the Astros-Red Sox AL Championship Series - Boston Globe
‘Battle of strength vs. strength’: What the experts say about the Red Sox-Astros ALCS - Boston Globe
Three reasons the Astros will beat the Red Sox in the ALCS - ESPN
Why the Red Sox, not the Astros, should fear the Green Monster - Houston Chronicle
This Baytown man might just be the biggest Astros fan ever - KPRC-TV
The most unhittable pitch is in the Astros bullpen - FanGraphs
Astros keep finding new ways to dominate - ESPN
Red Sox-Astros: An elite battle of heavyweights - Wall Street Journal
Verlander's pregame rituals all about No. 3 - Astros.com
5 things we could be discussing after ALCS G1 - Astros.com
Analytics pay off in big way for Astros pitchers - Astros.com
Who has edge? ALCS position by position - Astros.com
Correa rested, ready for next playoff challenge - Astros.com
Astros set ALCS roster, opt for 12th pitcher - Astros.com
Verlander aligning himself with October greats - Astros.com
Astros to host watch party, street festival for ALCS games this weekend - Houston Chronicle
Astros set 25-man ALCS roster against Red Sox - Houston Chronicle
Rangers interview Espada for manager's job - Houston Chronicle
Verlander doesn't plan on retiring anytime soon - Houston Chronicle
Red Sox trust Kimbrel; Astros go with Osuna - Boston Herald
Red Sox hope home-field advantage makes difference against red-hot Astros - Associated Press
Astros should win a closely contested series - Los Angeles Times
Springer close to perfection - Boston Globe
Red Sox are hot, but the Astros are scorching - Press Herald
Astros will be a handful in ALCS - South Coast Today
Astros return to ALCS, confident they are even better this year - New York Times
Correa and fiancee set wedding date - Houston Chronicle
Why Astros have an edge over the Red Sox in the ALCS - USA Today
Astros are the best team left - Beyond the Box Score
Mexican president-elect turns down Houston Astros invitation - Associated Press
The best lineup from LCS teams' last 50 years - Astros.com
Here's what Astros did in the AFL on Thursday - Astros.com
Who's your team? Loretta's answer one-of-a-kind - Astros.com
Hinch will wait to reveal ALCS roster - Astros.com
Astros to test championship mettle in ALCS - Astros.com
Maldonado, Pressly deals key for '18 title run - Astros.com
Marisnick ready to tame Green Monster at Fenway - Houston Chronicle
Past meetings matter little for Astros, Red Sox - Houston Chronicle
Hinch: Sale 'has weapons beyond human nature' - Houston Chronicle
Hinch faces tough bullpen decisions in ALCS - Houston Chronicle
After Series win with Astros, Cora aims to knock them out - WBAL
Red Sox open as underdogs against Astros In ALCS - NESN
Astros switching into extra gear in playoffs - Washington Times
Correa admits to lower back problems - Associated Press
Astros a slight favorite over Red Sox in ALCS - NBC Sports Boston
Red Sox dismiss the doubters who think they don't have a chance against Astros - USA Today
Osuna, Maldonado earning Astros' trust - La Vida Baseball
Astros better than Red Sox across board - WEEI
Verlander in Game 1 for Astros, Cole in Game 2 - Astros.com
Astros' WS title greatest postseason moment - Astros.com
Hinch, Cora set for opposing dugouts in ALCS - Astros.com
Texas ties abound for Red Sox in ALCS vs. Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros will play at least one day game in ALCS - Houston Chronicle
Games 1 and 2 starters named, but ALCS rosters still taking shape - Houston Chronicle
Astros sell out of ALCS tickets in three minutes - Houston Chronicle
Is the next Rangers manager on the Astros' coaching staff? - Dallas Morning News
Luhnow's Astros roll on while Cardinals regroup - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Red Sox ready for Astros, Yanks begin offseason - Boston Herald
Astros-Red Sox G1: Lineups, matchups, FAQs - MLB.com
Astros responding in October again - Associated Press
A closer look at the Astros ahead of the ALCS - Boston Globe
The Astros gave the Indians an all-time beating - FanGraphs
Astros outlook for ALCS - KPRC-TV
Quality at-bats powered Astros to sweep of Indians in ALDS - Forbes
Astros reliever clashes with heckler over Osuna - Yahoo Sports
Whitley strikes out first seven in AFL opener - Astros.com
What we learned from Astros' ALDS win - Astros.com
Bregman: 'It's about time the ShowStros play on prime time television' - Houston Chronicle
Remembering Astros last game in beloved Astrodome - Houston Chronicle
Astros' ALCS Games 1, 2 to air during primetime - Houston Chronicle
Astros set to meet Red Sox in ALCS - Houston Chronicle
Astros kick into extra gear in dominating sweep of Indians - ESPN
Astros’ World Series hero cannot stop blasting home runs - New York Post
Astros reach ALCS by sweeping Indians with relative ease - Associated Press
Relentless Astros showing no drop-off in march to another World Series - Yahoo Sports
Pueblo grad, UA “play-by-play” man could get 2nd World Series ring - KVOA-TV
Astros make Roberto Osuna feel part of family in fresh start - Calgary Sun
The Astros wanted to stop the Indians' top four hitters, and they mostly did - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Bregman angry team isn't playing on primetime TV - KTRK-TV
Astros' ALCS schedule - KPRC-TV
Astros destroy Indians as bid for World Series repeat gathers steam - Calgary Sun
Defending champion Astros sweep their way to ALCS - New York Times
Astros rout Indians to complete ALDS sweep - USA Today
Keuchel reveling in potential final run with Astros - Astros.com
Kemp's tenacity translates into 1st playoffs start - Astros.com
Marwin hits go-ahead double on crazy high pitch - Astros.com
Marwin 'answer to everything' for Astros - Astros.com
Reigning champion Astros better than last year - Astros.com
Springer hits 2 HRs, setting Astros playoff record - Astros.com
Astros power past Indians, cruise into ALCS - Astros.com
Astros fans celebrate at MMP - Houston Chronicle
Houston staple Bart Enis out at AT&T SportsNet Southwest - Houston Chronicle
Astros sweep way past Indians to move on to ALCS - Houston Chronicle
Inside look at the Astros' ALDS champagne celebration - Houston Chronicle
Springer returns to form during post season play - Houston Chronicle
Astros Demolish Tribe - Sweep ALDS
- Astros Daily
Indians return home for must-win battle against Astros - WKYC-TV
Indians face 2-0 hole in ALDS vs. Astros - Associated Press
The bigger the stage, the brighter Bregman shines - Associated Press
Unseasonably warm, dry conditions for Indians vs. Astros in ALDS Game 3 - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Straw helping Astros in a pinch - Sarasote Herald-Tribune
Indians facing elimination Monday against Astros in Game 3 of ALDS - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Indians' season hangs in balance against Astros in ALDS - News-Herald
ALDS Game 3 pitching matchup: Keuchel vs. Clevinger - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Gonzalez sharpened his plate approach from the right side. The Astros are reaping the benefits. - Washington Post
ALDS between Indians, Astros shifts to Cleveland - News-Herald
Cole in company of Seaver with 12 K's, no walks - ESPN
Sore knee won't keep Altuve from G3 action - Astros.com
Hinch stands by Correa: 'He's a winning player' - Astros.com
Keuchel reveling in potential final run with Astros - Astros.com
Astros to host ALDS Game 3 watch party at MMP - Houston Chronicle
Altuve says he feels good after hurting his knee in Game 2 - Houston Chronicle
McCann holds different role this postseason for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Hitters searching for answers against powerful Astros pitching staff - Akron Beacon Journal
Astros know series isn't over despite 2-0 lead - SportsRadio 610
Astros, Cole shut down Cleveland for 2-0 ALDS lead - Associated Press
Bauer's combative Twitter persona comes back to haunt him vs. Bregman - Yahoo Sports
Cole dominates as Astros take 2-0 lead over Indians - Yahoo Sports
Cole dazzles, strikes out 12 as Astros go up 2-0 on Indians in ALDS - Sports Illustrated
Gonzalez, Astros rally past Indians for 2-0 ALDS lead - Field Level Media
Starter Yankees missed out on gives Astros commanding lead - New York Post
Indians lose to Astros, 3-1, facing a three-game sweep in ALDS - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Astros fans pack MMP for Game 2 of the ALDS - Houston Chronicle
Hinch on Rondon's absence from pregame ceremony: 'He should have been there' - Houston Chronicle
Correa's future mom-in-law gets crafty with custom made gear - KTRK-TV
Memorial City lights up in orange to celebrate Astros - KTRK-TV
7 fast facts you need to know about Bregman - Astros.com
Marwin's 4-for-4 day, Bregman's HR jolt Astros - Astros.com
Astros-Indians G3: Lineups, matchups, FAQs - Astros.com
Astros' aces carving up Tribe's approach - Astros.com
Cole dominates, Astros rally for 2-0 ALDS lead - Astros.com
Oswalt says Astros have potential for a dynasty - Houston Chronicle
Upton shows off baby bump at Astros playoff game - Houston Chronicle
Altuve says he was scared he injured his knee during Game 2 - Houston Chronicle
Osuna earns tough 4-out save in Astros' Game 2 win - Houston Chronicle
Cole's historic outing sends Astros to 2-0 ALDS lead - Houston Chronicle
Marwin, Bregman, Cole Star In 3-1 Win
- Astros Daily
Astros spirit hits Brazoria County - Brazosport Facts
Astros win; Pueblo grad, UA 'play-by-play' man could get 2nd World Series ring - KVOA-TV
Astros made it clear who the best team in baseball is - New York Post
Astros hope to increase series lead over Indians - Associated Press
New Astros mural makes for perfect Instagram backdrop - KTRK-TV
Disabled man gets wheelchair decked out in Astros upholstery - KTRK-TV
Astros spoil dream pitching matchup in Game 1 win over Indians - Dayton (OH) Daily News
Verlander's dominance sets perfect postseason tone for Astros - Forbes
Cole brings playoff experience into Game 2 vs. Indians - Sports Xchange
New acquisitions boost Astros win - Houston Chronicle
Blessing native to perform at next Astros game - Victoria Advocate
Astros lift off with long ball in opener - Associated Press
Verlander sets the tone the Astros need - Houston Chronicle
Astros pick up where they left off, topple Indians in Game 1 - Sports Illustrated
Good 'ol days are back for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros rattle the unflappable Kluber - Houston Chronicle
Astros dominate Indians in ALDS Game 1 to kick off World Series defense - USA Today
Fan buys for entire section after Springer's home run - Yahoo Sports
Fans fill MMP with one hope for Astros: Do it again. - Houston Chronicle
How Astros fans are showing their love on game day - Houston Chronicle
Astros fans flood downtown for Game 1 of the ALDS - Houston Chronicle
Yankees-Red Sox get all the primetime games, angering Astros-Indians fans - Sports Illustrated
Lindor thanks Crane's heroics during Hurricane Maria - Houston Chronicle
Upton shows off Astros playoff gear for Game 1 - KPRC-TV
McCann to play key role off bench, start G3 - Astros.com
Indians-Astros G2: Lineups, matchups, FAQs - Astros.com
5-foot-6 Kemp picks up his Astros teammates - Astros.com
Tito, Hinch handle bullpens differently in Game 1 - Astros.com
Astros erupt for 4 HRs -- 3 off Kluber - Astros.com
Astros power up behind JV, grab 1-0 ALDS lead - Astros.com
Cole set for ALDS Game 2 start - Houston Chronicle
Astros Foundation to announce plans supporting domestic violence awareness - Houston Chronicle
Astros legend Mike Scott takes pride in heights his old team has reached - Houston Chronicle
Springer homers, Astros fan buys beer for his entire section - Houston Chronicle
Astros erupt for 4 HRs to take ALDS opener vs. Indians - Houston Chronicle
Astros Clobber Kluber; Trample Tribe
- Astros Daily
Can the Indians put an end to Astros' title defense? - Sports Illustrated
Bregman’s bravado speaks to Astros’ confidence - New York Post
Tribe, Astros deep in starters - Associated Press
Indians vs. Astros ALDS preview capsule - Associated Press
Indians vs. Astros will be a battle of baseball's best rotations - Yahoo Sports
Persistence pays for White, Kemp - Houston Chronicle
ALDS provides clean slate for Indians, Astros - Akron Beacon Journal
MMP portrait uses every Astros player in history - KTRK-TV
The Astros created a note to get you out of literally anything so you can watch the ALDS - Astros.com
What to know if you're headed downtown for Astros playoffs - KPRC-TV
Friday's ALDS opener between Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros features, aces, pressure and thievery - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Bregman, Astros strive to repeat playoff success - Astros.com
Correa hoping rest has helped his back soreness - Houston Chronicle
What the Astros have planned for fans at this weekend's playoff games - Houston Chronicle
Disgruntled Astros Fan Humbly Returns - Astros Daily
11 former Hooks on Astros' 2018 ALDS Roster - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
How the Indians and Astros match up in the ALDS - News-Herald
Astros should win their ALDS matchup with the Indians - Los Angeles Times
‘Momma’ suggests Fayetteville Stars for Astros baseball team - Fayetteville Observer
Who's calling in sick with Astros fever on Friday? - SportsMap
What happened to the Astros' hacker? - Sports Illustrated
How did playoff clubs fare vs. .500-plus teams? - Astros.com
Tribe-Astros features throwback rotations - Astros.com
Astros announce 25-man roster for ALDS - Astros.com
Indians-Astros: Lineups, matchups, FAQs - Astros.com
Think the Astros are geniuses? So does Time magazine - Houston Chronicle
Astros announce ALDS playoff roster - Houston Chronicle
Straw proves too fast to leave off Astros' ALDS roster - Houston Chronicle
Astros’ final ALDS roster decision may come down to Straw vote - Houston Chronicle
Dozens of Astros playoff tickets sent to woman's Spring Branch home by mistake - KTRK-TV
Suffering from Astrositis? The best excuses to watch Astros playoffs during work - Houston Chronicle
Who has edge? Astros-Tribe position by position - Astros.com
Astros host playoff rally before quest to repeat - Astros.com
Each Astros player's walk-up song for the playoffs - Houston Chronicle
Don't Underestimate Cleveland
- Astros Daily
Analytically speaking, Astros and Dodgers are headed for World Series rematch - USA Today
Red Sox, Astros Are AL Co-Favorites Over Yankees, Indians, Athletics - International Business Times
In many ways, Cora borrowed from the Astros model - Boston Globe
Astros-Indians pitching matchups loaded with aces - Houston Chronicle
Bullpen a strength entering ALDS after additions - Astros.com
Astros fans gather at City Hall for postseason rally - Houston Chronicle
Being the best team might not matter in 5-game ALDS matchup - Houston Chronicle
Indians to start Clevinger in Game 3 against Astros - Associated Press
Astros-Indians series pits strikeout specialists - Houston Chronicle
Indians understand the challenge and welcome the matchup with defending world champ Astros - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Astros playoff pep rally set Wednesday at Houston City Hall - KTRK-TV
Houston girl, 7, proudly sings national anthem in stands at Astros game - Fox News
Astros 25-man roster: Who's in and who's out? - SportsMap
Astros vs. Indians ALDS matchups: - Houston Chronicle
Expert picks for the 2018 MLB postseason - ESPN
American League Division Series: Indians vs Astros - Legacy Press
Indians are healthy and ready to take on Astros in ALDS - News-Herald
Astros' 2018 season sees highest home-game attendance in over a decade - Houston Business Journal
Indians-Astros matchup is showdown that seems to have good odds of producing MLB's next champ - Crain's Cleveland Business
Astros popular choice to repeat as World Series champs - USA Today
Bregman nominated for AL Aaron Award - Astros.com
Verlander to start G1; Cole, Keuchel to follow - Astros.com
ALDS game times for Astros-Indians announced - Houston Chronicle
Verlander gets ALDS Game 1 start vs. Kluber - Houston Chronicle
MLB blasts 'unwritten rules' in official postseason ad - Houston Chronicle
Astros to have postseason rally at City Hall on Wednesday - Houston Chronicle
2018 Astros postseason preview: Good things come in pairs - WTOP
Top Astros earn high honors from Houston's baseball writers - KTRK-TV
In season of struggles, playoffs offer Correa a clean slate - Houston Chronicle
Ex-LSU stars Bregman, Harris lead Houston Astros in title defense - Shreveport Times
Lopsided balance of power tees up tight AL playoffs - Toronto Star
Teen Astros fan with cancer passes away after fulfilling bucket list item to see her team - KTRK-TV
As world champion Astros head to playoffs, is it a ring – or nothing? - CultureMap
Teenage Astros fan catches baseball and hands it to child - KPRC-TV
Astros reach new heights with rise of Bregman [video] - SportsMap
Indians vs. Astros ALDS could be the arms race everybody anticipated last year - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Astros vs. Indians ALDS matchups: Second base - Houston Chronicle
Could Cleveland prevent another Astros World Series run? [video] - Yahoo Sports
Lefty Joe Sambito still all over the Astros record book - KHOU-TV
Why Alex Bregman could be the new Mr. October - ESPN
As playoffs loom, what would be considered a success for the Astros? - SportsMap
Bregman, Verlander honored by local writers - Astros.com
How to watch the MLB playoffs in Houston without cable - Houston Chronicle
What Astros players looked like as kids - Houston Chronicle
Astros end regular season with big numbers all around - Houston Press
Hinch has decisions to make on his playoff roster - Forbes
Morton goes into Astros’ postseason on good note - Houston Chronicle
Orioles beat Astros, 4-0, with combined one-hitter in season finale, avoid loss No. 116 - Baltimore Sun
Astros clinch division, obtain franchise's best record in final week of regular season - SportsMap
'Stros begin repeat quest by facing the Indians - KTRK-TV
Three Orioles pitchers one-hit Astros - Reuters
Astros pitcher helps save injured dog - KRIV-TV
One X-factor on every team in the postseason - Astros.com
2019 Draft order set: Astros have No. 32 pick - Astros.com
Correa sits out finale to rest for ALDS - Astros.com
Astros' staff fresh, tuned up despite finale loss - Astros.com
Indians' Kluber, Carrasco to start first 2 games of ALDS - Houston Chronicle
Astros drop season finale to Orioles - Houston Chronicle
Astros begin to trim roster for ALDS - Houston Chronicle
Astros Blanked On Final Day
- Astros Daily
Verlander helps Astros roll to doubleheader sweep of Orioles - Associated Press
Orioles waste third straight quality start, swept in doubleheader by Astros with 5-2 loss - Baltimore Sun
Astros power past O's for DH sweep - Reuters
Rockets look to join Astros in planning championship parade routes - Houston Chronicle
Astros score in ninth for 4-3 win over Orioles in Game 1 of doubleheader - Baltimore Sun
100-win history for Astros, Red Sox, Yankees - MLB.com
Morton, Astros go for sweep of Orioles - Astros.com
JV stellar as Correa's timely hit lifts Astros in G1 - Astros.com
Morton (shoulder) says Sunday start a big test - Astros.com
Astros set franchise record with 103rd win - Astros.com
Correa helps Astros beat Orioles in first game of doubleheader - Houston Chronicle
Morton to start Astros' season finale - Houston Chronicle
McCullers gets out of jam in 2nd relief appearance - Houston Chronicle
Astros sweep Orioles in doubleheader, set franchise record for wins - Houston Chronicle
Astros Sweep Twinbill, Set Franchise Mark
- Astros Daily
Houston and Baltimore face off in doubleheader - Associated Press
Cole sharp in tune-up, Astros edge O's - Associated Press
Playoff Astros, 2017 and 2018: One of these teams is not like the other - Runner Sports
Astros guard against complacency vs. hapless Orioles - Sports Xchange
Despite strong start fromHess, Orioles lose, 2-1, to Astros - Baltimore Sun
‘I don’t want him to ruin the Astros for me. He’s not worth it.’ - Houston Chronicle
How will Astros pitchers attack Lindor and Ramirez in the ALDS? - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Woman wrongly accused of scolding girl for cheering too loud at Astros game - KTRK-TV
Astros-Indians series will be no walk in the park for the champs - SportsMap
Predicting the Astros 25-man roster/Round 1 preview - SportsMap
Verlander, Keuchel get starts in doubleheader - Astros.com
Difficult decisions ahead for postseason roster - Astros.com
Cole becomes third Astro with 200 IP in victory - Astros.com
Altuve's jersey second in sales behind Judge - Associated Press
Hinch on ALDS roster: 'This is a hard team to crack' - Houston Chronicle
Astros begin final series with win over Orioles - Houston Chronicle
Marwin Delivers in 2-1 Victory
- Astros Daily
Indians open as underdog vs. Astros in ALDS - WKYC-TV
Cole goes for sixth straight win as Astros take on O’s - Sports Xchange
What are the odds that the Astros repeat? - Sportskeeda
FAQs Astros face as they head to playoffs - Astros.com
Yet more Astros strikeout artists on display at instructs - Astros.com
Altuve jersey No. 2 among MLB's best sellers - Astros.com
UH to Chloe: Come cheer for the H-Town Takeover - Houston Chronicle
Astros playoff tickets sell out in five minutes - Houston Chronicle
Astros-Orioles MLB’s 54th postponement of year, most since 1989 - Associated Press
Astros-Orioles to finally get under way Friday - Stats
Morton stayed behind in Houston during Astros' AL West title celebration for baby daughter's birth - KTRK-TV
Orioles-Astros postponed by rain; doubleheader on Saturday - Reuters
Despite concerns real and imagined, the Astros are division champions once more - Forbes
UTHealth, Astros team up to give Huntington’s patients a day at the ballpark - Huntington's Disease News
Who was the Astros' MVP this season? - Astros.com
Astros-O's series opener postponed - Astros.com
Astros party on as club takes a step in quest to repeat - Houston Chronicle
Astros-Orioles series opener rained out - Houston Chronicle
A smokin’ October looms for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Thoughts on Astros prospect Kit Scheetz - Minor League Ball
The Astros have the best chance at World Series win, says analyst FiveThirtyEight - KHOU-TV
This is the Astros-Indians ALDS postseason schedule - KPRC-TV
How Astros players celebrated the AL West title on social media - Houston Chronicle
Out of nowhere, Backe became an Astros hero - Astros.com
Cole makes final start of regular season vs. O's - Astros.com
Correa, McCullers return as Astros fall to Jays - Astros.com
Astros stay up late, then party for West clinch - Astros.com
Astros rally around girl shushed for being too loud at game - Houston Chronicle
Astros plan to give regulars plenty of rest during final week - Houston Chronicle
Correa, McCullers Jr. take positives from returns - Houston Chronicle
Inside the Astros' clubhouse celebration after clinching AL West title - Houston Chronicle
Astros party on as club takes a step in quest to repeat - Houston Chronicle
Astros Lose 3-1 Hangover After Taking Crown
- Astros Daily
Astros clinch 2nd straight AL West title, win 100th - Associated Press
Which Astros hitters have the most success against Indians pitchers? - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Herrmann homer lifts Mariners past A’s, gives Astros AL West - Associated Press
Astros clinch second straight AL West title - CBS Sports
Why the Astros are the scariest team in the MLB postseason [video] - Yahoo Sports
Astros clinch AL West for second consecutive year after A's fall to Mariners - USA Today
Astros aim for back-to-back World Series titles after clinching AL West - Yahoo Sports
Astros play Blue Jays with sights set on club record for wins - Sports Xchange
Astros become first defending champions to reach 100 wins since 1990 Athletics - Yahoo Sports
For the second straight season, the Astros win 100 games - Sports Daily
Young Astros fan with rare disorder left in tears after being scolded at game - KTRK-TV
Astros activate Lance McCullers, Jr. - MLB Trade Rumors
Giles criticizes culture in Houston, draws response from Hinch - ESPN
Astros beat Blue Jays to reach 100 wins - Houston Chronicle
Astros repeat as AL West champions after A's lose in extras - Houston Chronicle
Devenski, McCullers part of 'pen day vs. Jays - Astros.com
FAQs Astros face as they head to playoffs - Astros.com
Astros take AL West title with 100th win, A's loss - Astros.com
Astros expect Correa to return Wednesday - Astros.com
ASTROS WIN THE WEST IN WEE HOURS!!
- Astros Daily
Osuna inks peace bond; assault charge withdrawn - Toronto Star
Astros embrace Osuna on road to World Series repeat bid - Toronto Sun
Osuna agrees to peace bond; charges dropped - Astros.com
Astros playoff tickets go on sale Friday morning - Houston Chronicle
Domestic assault charge against Osuna withdrawn - Houston Chronicle
Streaking Astros look for fifth straight win - Associated Press
McCann, Reddick go back-to-back, Astros beat Blue Jays 5-3 - Associated Press
Astros face Blue Jays going for 100th win of season - Fox Sports
Die-hard Astros fan on mission for 2 coveted signatures on MMP seat - KTRK-TV
Osuna booed in return to Toronto - Yahoo Sports
Osuna roundly booed in return to Rogers Centre as Astros top Jays - Globe and Mail
Estrada knocked around as Jays fall to Astros - Toronto Sun
Osuna booed in return to Toronto - Sporting News
Hinch responds to Giles’ negative comments about Astros - NBC Sports
Hinch calls out Giles - Sportsnet.ca
Morton to re-join Astros in Baltimore for final regular-season series - Houston Chronicle
Hinch responds to Giles' claims on ineffective staff: 'He's wrong' - Houston Chronicle
Osuna’s return to Toronto rekindles uncomfortable questions - Sportsnet.ca
James called as Astros close in on West title - Astros.com
Who is Astros' all-time single-season ace? - Astros.com
Yuli named AL Player of the Week - Astros.com
McCullers returns from disabled list - Astros.com
Gurriel bros thrilled to share same MLB field - Astros.com
AJ: Giles' claims about Astros tenure 'flat wrong' - Astros.com
Astros' magic number at 2 after win vs. Jays - Astros.com
Osuna picks up save in return to Toronto - Houston Chronicle
Correa remains out of Astros' lineup Monday vs. Jays - Houston Chronicle
Gurriel brothers Yuli, Lourdes Jr.: From Cuban baseball royalty to MLB history - Houston Chronicle
Six Relievers Support Keuchel
- Astros Daily
Astros secure playoff spot, closer to clinching division after 4-2 week - SportsMap
Power Rankings: Astros reclaim top spot - MLB.com
Series preview: Houston Astros at Toronto Blue Jays - Toronto Star
Astros hit the final road trip of season in style - KTRK-TV
Morton leaves early in Astros win - Associated Press
Astros on pace to win back-to-back championships - Daily Toreador
Astros win despite Morton's early exit - SportsRadio 610
Astros sweep Angels, but Morton leaves early - Houston Chronicle
Astros World Series replica ring giveaway produces staggering numbers - KTRK-TV
Katy couple wows with Astros-themed wedding - KTRK-TV
Keuchel starts Astros' final road trip of 2018 - Astros.com
Morton (shoulder) removed early as precaution - Astros.com
Valdez K's 9; Astros' magic number down to 3 - Astros.com
Astros give Springer day off to recover - Houston Chronicle
Morton exits after 1 inning against Angels - Houston Chronicle
Astros sweep Angels, but Morton leaves early - Houston Chronicle
Giles says he ‘felt trapped’ with Astros - Houston Chronicle
Morton Exits Early In 6-2 Sweeper
- Astros Daily
Astros aim to use McCullers on Monday or Tuesday - Houston Chronicle
Astros rally for 9 runs in 8th, beats Angels 10-5 - Associated Press
Astros overcome Mike Trout heroics, maintain grip on AL West - Yahoo Sports
9-run inning propels Astros past Angels - Reuters
Morton to close out home slate vs. Halos - Astros.com
McCullers healthy, eager to pitch for Astros - Astros.com
Verlander helps Astros set 2 MLB K marks - Astros.com
Astros ride 9-run 8th, trim magic number to 5 - Astros.com
Astros erupt for 9-run eighth inning to escape Angels - Houston Chronicle
Astros Shock Angels, 10-5
- Astros Daily
Astros store holds postseason clinch event - KTRK-TV
Correa on injury-plagued season: 'Toughest year of my career' - Houston Chronicle
Astros director of R&D Mike Fast leaves team after 7 seasons - Houston Chronicle
Gurriel drives in seven as Astros punch ticket to playoffs - AFP
Kingwood cancer patient joins Astros on field for first pitch - Houston Chronicle
Gurriel drives in 7 as Astros rout Angels - Reuters
Astros clinch postseason berth with 11-3 win over Angels - NBC Sports
Verlander eyes 17th win in clash with Halos - Astros.com
History made as Gurriel Bros. homer twice - Astros.com
10 defining moments of Astros' 2018 season - Astros.com
Astros heading for postseason date with Tribe - Astros.com
Defending champion Astros clinch playoff berth - Astros.com
Gurriel has 7-RBI night as Astros clinch playoff berth - Houston Chronicle
Gurriel Drives In Seven; Astros Pound Halos
- Astros Daily
3 reasons the Astros will be a force in the playoffs - SportsMap
Bregman ‘dugout stare’ shirts officially on sale - KHOU-TV
Astros begin series at home against Angels - Associated Press
Astros still pushing to clinch; Indians on cruise control: ALDS countdown - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Meet Nunee Oakes, the resident DJ at MMP during Astros games - Houston Chronicle
James has earned raves, but is he a viable contender for a playoff roster spot? - Forbes
Express introduce new logos with Astros affiliation - SportsLogos.net
Express become Astros' AAA affiliate again - Houston Press
James has impressed in September - Astros.com
Correa will miss Angels series to rest back - Astros.com
Yuli's slam helps Astros tie club mark with 7 - Astros.com
Correa to sit out weekend series - Houston Chronicle
Hinch on fired Rangers coach Jeff Banister: 'I've been one of those guys before' - Houston Chronicle
McCullers to rejoin Astros on Saturday - Houston Chronicle
Valdez available out of bullpen during Angels series - Houston Chronicle
Express announce affiliation with Astros - Austin American-Statesman
Astros have new 4-year partnership with Express - KPRC-TV
Express unveil new Astros affiliation, logos/branding - Ballpark Digest
Turnaround season makes Sipp a force in Astros’ bullpen - Houston Chronicle
McCullers aiming for post season return - SportsRadio 610
Pressly has transformed into an absolute nightmare for the opposition - Beyond the Box Score
Express return to Astros with new PDC - KVUE-TV
Express to change affiliation to Astros - KXAN-TV
Cole up first as Angels come to town - Astros.com
Youth is served: Astros' best rookie this season - Astros.com
Astros, Round Rock announce Triple-A affiliation - Astros.com
Tucker, James earn Astros minor league awards - Houston Chronicle
Astros officially announce re-affiliation with Express - Houston Chronicle
Mariners thump Astros to win season series against AL West rivals - Seattle Times
Hinch doesn’t want to discuss playoffs until Astros clinch spot - Houston Chronicle
The Astros had a bad night - SportsRadio 610
Mariners rout Astros 9-0 to take season series from Houston - Associated Press
Mariners hand Astros rare September loss - Reuters
Young Astros fan meets stranger who gave her his Astros replica ring - KPRC-TV
Orbit gave Seattle's Jean Segura a free haircut - Astros.com
McCullers has 'another good day' with sim game - Astros.com
Orbit gave Segura a free haircut - Astros.com
Astros stalled on road to postseason clinch - Astros.com
Osuna's assault case hearing delayed again - Houston Chronicle
Reddick back in Astros lineup after having sore Achilles - Houston Chronicle
Hinch on struggling Correa: 'He's not feeling great' - Houston Chronicle
Rondon's late struggles, injury are 'unrelated' - Houston Chronicle
Astros come up empty in shutout loss to Mariners - Houston Chronicle
M's Blank Astros, 9-0
- Astros Daily
Index of Past Columns
Remembering Gene Elston
added // by Bob Hulsey
Bob says farewell to a baseball legend.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We've survived yet another occurrence of The Void!

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

The Great American Pastime goes NASCAR.

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

The Great American Pastime goes NASCAR.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ABCDEFG
added 10/01 by Todd Brody

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Rainbow in Arlington
added 07/06 by Darrell Pittman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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First week thoughts
added 04/08 by Raymond Desadier

Aint it great to be baseball season again?

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

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

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

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

A solo effort by Darrell.

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

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

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Call me nostradamus
added 12/19 by Todd Brody

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

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added 12/15 by Greg Lucas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TURN BACK NOW! THIS WAY LIES MADNESS!!!

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

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

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

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