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Index of Past Articles
For Correa, it's about discipline and feeling 'sexy' - Houston Chronicle
'Grinding' Diamondbacks drop opener to Astros - Arizona Republic
Astros pound Bumgarner, Diamondbacks - Field Level Media
Bats back Javier as Astros roll past Diamondbacks - Houston Chronicle
A's fans won't get to heckle Astros, but Dave Stewart takes shot at 'cheaters' - Houston Chronicle
Quad injury sidelines Brantley - Houston Chronicle
The 2020 Astros, with an assist from Sugar Land - Houston Chronicle
Baker on Roberto Osuna injury: 'Doesn't look real good' - Houston Chronicle
McCullers eyes another win vs. D-backs - Astros.com
Report: Osuna needs Tommy John surgery - Astros.com
Notes: Brantley slowed; Baker on bunting - Astros.com
Astros send reminder: 'It's a scary lineup' - Astros.com
Altuve, Correa homer as Astros tag Bumgarner, Diamondbacks 8-2 - Associated Press
Javier scheduled to start for Houston at Arizona - Associated Press
On deck: Astros at Arizona - Houston Chronicle
Astros to acquire De Jong from Skeeters - Houston Chronicle
Javier assumes vital role for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros reach agreement with RHP De Jong - Astros.com
What's gone right -- and wrong -- for Astros? - Astros.com
Taylor's successful homecoming - Houston Chronicle
Valdez, Taylor answer call in Astros’ win - Houston Chronicle
Click to rejoin Astros after self-quarantine - Houston Chronicle
Astros defeat Angels in 11 innings to cap series - Houston Chronicle
Thumb injury not a concern for Pressly - Houston Chronicle
Astros looking at bullpen options as Osuna heads to IL - Houston Chronicle
Astros give Correa scheduled day off - Houston Chronicle
Astros continue road trip in Arizona - Astros.com
Osuna (elbow soreness) placed on IL - Astros.com
Valdez gives life to 'tired' Astros in relief - Astros.com
Bregman's 11th-inning RBI sends Astros past Angels - Associated Press
Astros pitching is in dire straits - SportsRadio 610
Osuna latest injured pitcher - Houston Chronicle
Osuna exits game with arm discomfort, will undergo MRI - Yahoo Sports
Aug. 1: Angels 5, Astros 4 (10 innings) - Houston Chronicle
Hermosillo helps Angels survive Astros in 10th - Field Level Media
Astros suffer extra-innings loss to Angels - Houston Chronicle
Astros place Devenski on Injured List, select Sanabria - MLB Trade Rumors
Astros bullpen getting stressed - Houston Chronicle
Astros give Brantley day off to rest sore leg - Houston Chronicle
Broussard singer makes her mark singing national anthem for Astros - Lafayette Daily Advertiser
James duels Ohtani in series finale - Astros.com
Top prospect Whitley dealing with sore arm - Astros.com
Another blow to depleted 'pen in Astros' loss - Astros.com
Angels rally twice to beat Astros in 10 innings - Associated Press
Young guns step up - Houston Chronicle
Astros get victory but not the boos they deserve in first road game of 2020 - USA Today
Tucker guides Astros to high-scoring win over Angels - Field Level Media
Tucker leads Astros past Angels - Houston Chronicle
Astros embark on first road trip amid COVID-19 - Houston Chronicle
Astros owner to court: No questions about sign stealing, please - Los Angeles Times
Astros injury report - Houston Chronicle
Astros make it official, sign 43-year-old reliever Fernando Rodney - Houston Chronicle
Crane: We took cheating 'bullet' for Yankees, Red Sox - New York Post
Crane on scandal fallout: 'I didn’t handle it as well as I should have' - Houston Chronicle
Greinke aims to go deeper vs. Angels - Astros.com
Notes: Pressly (elbow) nears 2020 debut - Astros.com
Tucker's career-high 4 RBIs carry Astros - Astros.com
Tucker drives in 4 runs in Astros' win over Angels - Associated Press
For Kalas, a different game with no fans - Houston Chronicle
Crane opens up on sign-stealing scandal: 'It weighs on all of us every day' - USA Today
Crane offers advice to Rodriguez on buying Mets - USA Today
On deck: Astros at Angels - Houston Chronicle
Debuts bittersweet for Astros rookies this year - Houston Chronicle
'Diligent' Astros take first full road trip of season during pandemic - Houston Chronicle
Astros hit the road with McCullers at Big A - Astros.com
Inbox: Will Astros keep young arms around? - Astros.com
Wilson slams Hershiser after his Altuve dig - Houston Chronicle
Astros Split Opening Homestand
- Astros Daily
Lineup not doing pitching staff any favors - Houston Chronicle
Dodgers get vengeance in sweeping series vs. Astros - USA Today
Rios HR in 13th gives Dodgers sweep of Astros - Field Level Media
Dodgers force MLB to stand up for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros squander chances, fall to Dodgers in 13 innings - Houston Chronicle
McCullers critical of 'unprofessional' Kelly - Larry Brown Sports
Maddon doesn’t want Angels pitchers taking aim at the Astros - Orange County Register
A modest hero: Consider the lesson Joe Kelly's chin music taught the Astros - Yahoo Sports
MLB will come down hard on anybody who retaliates against the Astros this year - MSN Money
Kelly suspended 8 games after throwing at Astros - Houston Chronicle
In early slump, Springer gets day off - Houston Chronicle
Astros acquire pitcher Hector Velazquez from Orioles - Houston Chronicle
Orioles trade Hector Velazquez to Astros - MLB Trade Rumors
Astros-Dodgers needed a brawl but coronavirus said no - Houston Chronicle
Astros hit the road with McCullers at Big A - Astros.com
'A little sore,' Springer gets day out of lineup - Astros.com
Javier's impressive start a balm after loss - Astros.com
Dodgers Nation makes T-shirt to commemorate skirmish with Astros - Houston Chronicle
Houston falls in 13 innings - Associated Press
Baker decries Dodgers' 'dirty baseball' - Houston Chronicle
'That's dirty baseball': Baker hot after benches-clearing incident vs. Dodgers - USA Today
Dodgers top Astros in tense 2017 World Series rematch - Reuters
Will depleted pitching staffs be a common theme this season? - Sports Illustrated
Bad blood erupts between Astros, Dodgers in opener - Houston Chronicle
Astros place Biagini on Injured List, select Scrubb - MLB Trade Rumors
Astros exercise Baker's 2021 option - Houston Chronicle
Astros near agreement to sign Rodney - Houston Chronicle
Astros near deal for Rodney - SportsRadio 610
Video: Can Astros win World Series without Verlander? - Houston Chronicle
Javier set for first MLB start vs. Dodgers - Astros.com
Rodney, 43, nears deal with Astros (source) - Astros.com
Baker to manage Astros through 2021 - Astros.com
Dodgers top Astros in testy '17 WS rematch - Astros.com
What ignited the Astros-Dodgers benches-clearing incident - Houston Chronicle
Benches clear as Dodgers beat Astros - Associated Press
Astros, Dodgers look forward ahead of '17 World Series rematch - Field Level Media
Bielak has a debut to remember - Houston Chronicle
Pressly, Devenski dealing with sore elbows - Houston Chronicle
On deck: Dodgers at Astros - Houston Chronicle
Mariners drop series finale to Astros - Tacoma News-Tribune
Kalas returning to Astros' telecasts after COVID-19 absence - Houston Chronicle
Springer wants to stay in the present - SportsRadio 610
Health and safety trump revenge as Dodgers hit the road to play the Astros - Los Angeles Times
Astros' TV ratings soar for season-opening series - Houston Chronicle
Astros place Verlander on injured list - Houston Chronicle
On way to Houston, Dodgers more worried about coronavirus than sign-stealing - Houston Chronicle
A conversation with Astros prospect Tyler Ivey, whose delivery is like a little dance - FanGraphs
Valdez called for showdown vs. Dodgers - Astros.com
Baker ponders rotation with Verlander on IL - Astros.com
Bregman's 100th homer is way gone - Astros.com
Astros' bats pick up beleaguered staff - Astros.com
Bregman's 100th homer helps Astros get past Mariners - Associated Press
James makes rare start for Astros against Mariners - Field Level Media
Astros’ 15-game winning streak vs. Mariners ends - Houston Chronicle
It just keeps getting worse for Astros - Houston Chronicle
What's next for the Astros with Verlander out? - Sporting News
Astros lose a game, but maybe much, much more - Austin American-Statesman
Verlander's arm injury major blow to Houston Astros' World Series hopes - USA Today
Where do Astros go without Verlander? - Houston Chronicle
Osuna eases back into action - Houston Chronicle
Jones, Bailey are latest Astros to debut - Astros.com
'Command,' 'endurance' lacking for Greinke - Astros.com
Verlander shut down: 'A shock to all of us' - Astros.com
Astros suffer first loss of season - Associated Press
Loaded Astros look to stay perfect vs. M's - Field Level Media
Jones rejoins Astros after brief stop in Corpus Christi - SportsRadio 610
McCullers bailed out by defense in return - Houston Chronicle
Will the Mariners ever beat the Astros? - Spokesman-Review
McCullers sharp in return, helps Astros dispatch Mariners - Field Level Media
Walker doomed by big inning - Seattle Times
Astros win second straight over Mariners in McCullers' return - Houston Chronicle
July 25: Astros 7, Mariners 2 - Houston Chronicle
Taylor: I'm not gonna lie, I cried - Houston Chronicle
Astros place Diaz on Injured List - MLB Trade Rumors
Even on Opening Day, Astros Foundation volunteers show up to Medical Bridges - Houston Chronicle
Greinke set to get his season started - Astros.com
Astros place Díaz (groin strain) on IL - Astros.com
Notes: Taylor's emotions; Aaron calls Baker - Astros.com
McCullers wins 1st start in nearly 2 years - Astros.com
McCullers returns, Astros top Mariners again - Associated Press
Verlander talks about racism, Astros kneeling - KPRC-TV
Astros begin the restart with 8-2 win over Seattle: Four thoughts - Houston Press
McCullers Jr. expected to start as Astros host the Mariners - Associated Press
McCullers set to return after almost 2 years away - Field Level Media
Astros off to a good start with Baker at the helm - Associated Press
How Verlander changed his strategy - Houston Chronicle
New season, same result: Mariners routed by Astros - Seattle Times
Astros pile it on Mariners in season-opening win - Houston Chronicle
Astros, Baker join call for social justice - Houston Chronicle
Bregman makes changes to avoid another slow start to season - Houston Chronicle
Alvarez and Urquidy are cleared, but when will they rejoin Astros? - Houston Chronicle
Astros train conductor, fans ready for season opener - KHOU-TV
McCullers returns for Game 2 vs. Mariners - Astros.com
Alvarez, Urquidy to report to Corpus Christi - Astros.com
JV leads Astros to record Opening Day win - Astros.com
Astros add cutouts of players' family behind dugout - Houston Chronicle
Cavan Biggio explains why he took knee during national anthem - Houston Chronicle
Astros bash Mariners on opening day - Houston Chronicle
How the Astros will deal with MLB’s latest game-altering twist - SportsMap
Four thoughts on the Astros and the weirdest Opening Day ever - Houston Press
A breakdown of the Houston Astros’ pitching staff - KPRC-TV
Cutouts will stand in for fans at Astros games - Houston Chronicle
Astros’ walk of shame comes with virtual boos - Houston Chronicle
Astros’ lineup looks imposing at season’s outset - Houston Chronicle
Astros roster analysis: How will they close games? - Houston Chronicle
Baker, Astros Foundation partner for mask donation - Astros.com
Osuna active ahead of Astros' opener - numberFire
Astros select Brandon Bailey - MLB Trade Rumors
Astros set roster for opening day - Houston Chronicle
5 reasons the Astros-Mariners series means way more than you think - SportsMap
Podcast: 2020 season finally at hand for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Here's what to expect for the Astros surreal opening day 2020 - CultureMap
Everything to know about expanded playoffs - Astros.com
Astros set Opening Day roster; 'pen up in air - Astros.com
Opening Day FAQ: Mariners vs. Astros - Astros.com
McCullers has fiery words for foes in mini-doc - Houston Chronicle
MLB, players agree to expand playoffs to 16 teams - Houston Chronicle
Play Ball! Astros Open With Mariners, Dodgers
- Astros Daily
Valdez named Astros' no. 5 starter - SportsRadio 610
Top 5 Keys for the Astros to make a World Series run - KPRC-TV
Baker shares feelings on protests - Houston Chronicle
AL West preview: Astros return with plenty to prove - Field Level Media
Altuve participates fully after injuring leg - Houston Chronicle
Royals' Hunter Dozier tests positive for COVID-19 after playing Astros - Houston Chronicle
How to watch Astros games if you don't have cable - KHOU-TV
Astros roster and schedule for 2020 season - NBC Sports
Our 10 favorite Astros fans' cardboard cutouts in the Crawford Boxes - Houston Chronicle
Altuve, Bregman, Springer plunked - New York Post
'In sync' Pressly has got his groove back - Astros.com
Deep, talented Astros have eyes on the prize - Astros.com
Baker wears unique mask during exhibition - Houston Chronicle
First look at fans' cardboard cutouts in Astros' Crawford Boxes - Houston Chronicle
Baseball Returns: Will Anyone Care? - Astros Daily
Altuve day-to-day with bruised leg - Associated Press
Three Astros hit by pitches in exhibition game, much to the pleasure of some fans - Washington Post
So … what if the Astros win the 2020 World Series? - The Ringer
Bullpen struggles as Royals drop 2nd exhibition game to Astros - KHSB-TV
For Pressly, surprise start a smooth one - Houston Chronicle
No fan of this baseball exhibition - Houston Chronicle
Paredes savors Kauffman Stadium outing - Houston Chronicle
Kalas to miss beginning of season after positive COVID-19 test result - KHOU-TV
July 21: Astros 15, Royals 6 (exhibition) - Houston Chronicle
Altuve pulled from exhibition after collision - Houston Chronicle
Astros take role of villain into MLB's 2020 season - Reuters
James scratched from exhibition start - Houston Chronicle
Sneed appears to fill valuable spot in Astros bullpen - Houston Chronicle
Baker explains what could be Astros' opening day lineup - Houston Chronicle
Astros and Yankees are favorites in the American League … again. - FiveThirtyEight
Astros' Opening Day lineup taking shape - Astros.com
Altuve day to day with left leg contusion - Astros.com
Honoring 'brother' Ventura, Paredes sharp - Astros.com
No, Royals pitchers didn't intentionally hit Astros players - Houston Chronicle
Baker wears unique mask during exhibition - Houston Chronicle
Maldonado homers, helps guide McCullers in exhibition - SportsRadio 610
McCullers stands out in Astros' win over Royals - SportsRadio 610
McCullers shows Astros he's ready for regular season - Houston Chronicle
Keeping TV viewers glued will be challenge for baseball - Houston Chronicle
Astros facing test with new three-batter minimum rule for relief pitchers - Houston Chronicle
Astros' trip to Kansas City a practice run for regular-season travel - Houston Chronicle
Baker to walk fine line with Astros' starters against Royals - SportsRadio 610
Pressly likely to assume Astros' closer role if Osuna sidelined - Houston Chronicle
New MLB app innovation makes booing the Astros possible - Fansided
Why the Astros and Twins are the best values to win the World Series - numberFire
Astros use First Amendment-style law as defense in sign-stealing suit - Inside Hook
2020 Astros season preview - theScore
The rise and fall of the Astros - Sports Haven
Latest on Astros' pitching staff - Union Journal
Astros to be spared fans' scorn over cheating - Los Angeles Times
Pressly to close in Osuna's absence - Astros.com
McCullers 'grateful' for exhibition action - Astros.com
Peacock (shoulder) won't be ready for Opening Day - numberFire
Astros unsure if Osuna will be ready for Opening Day - numberFire
Scrimmage has Verlander in tune for Astros' opener - Houston Chronicle
Astros trip to Kansas City in jeopardy - SportsRadio 610
Osuna still rounding into shape ahead of 2020 season - Houston Chronicle
Astros mindful of inclement Kansas City weather - Houston Chronicle
Astros' pitching rotation set for season-opening series vs. Mariners - Houston Chronicle
July 19: Astros summer camp - Houston Chronicle
Astros warm up at Summer Camp - Katy Times
The Astros are MLB's Redskins - House of Houston
Opening Day never gets old for Verlander - Astros.com
James earns a spot in Astros' rotation - Astros.com
As season plays out, Astros can change narrative - Houston Chronicle
Baker supports Canada’s decision to ban Blue Jays - Sportsnaut
Matheny says no bad blood when Astros come to town - KSHB-TV
Astros expect test with first flights of season - Houston Chronicle
Tucker ready to help if Astros are without Alvarez - Houston Chronicle
Valdez, Bielak still growing after solid outings in Saturday scrimmage - Houston Chronicle
Dusty Baker offers thoughts on Congressman John Lewis’ death - Houston Chronicle
With contract expiring, mum’s the word for Springer - Houston Chronicle
Analyzing the 2020 Astros by position - Houston Chronicle
Baker manages amid strangest of circumstances - Houston Chronicle
Ex-Astros prospect Yoanys Quiala signs with Fubon - Call to the Pen
As season plays out, Astros can change narrative - Houston Chronicle
Astros preview: From 0 to 60 - Houston Chronicle
Notes: Bielak, Valdez battle for roster spots - Astros.com
Astros heading into the danger zone - Houston Chronicle
Astros pitching prospects vying for MLB roles - Houston Chronicle
Astros would turn to Tucker in absence of Alvarez - Houston Chronicle
July 17: Astros summer camp - Houston Chronicle
Astros coach: One missed strike call vs. Nationals 'changed the entire World Series' - NBC Sports
Osuna hasn't thrown off mound - numberFire
Take a peek inside Altuve’s modern Memorial home - Houston Chronicle
Notes: Latest on DH role; bullpen spots open - Astros.com
Projecting Astros' 2020 Opening Day roster - Astros.com
Astros season preview 2020 - Last Word on Baseball
Not much is locked down in Astros’ bullpen - Houston Chronicle
Baker on if strict punishment will prevent retaliation against Astros: 'Boys will be boys' - Houston Chronicle
Greinke working to build up arm strength - Houston Chronicle
Astros practice MLB's new rule with runner on second in extra innings - Houston Chronicle
July 16: Astros summer camp - Houston Chronicle
Baker still chasing World Series title in managerial return - Sports Illustrated Kids
Astros complaining about being cheated out of the 2019 World Series is *chefs kiss* - Fansided
Broadcast schedule for Astros July 20-21 exhibition games - Astros.com
Gurriel hopes to return to Astros after 2020 - Union Journal
Did cheating actually help the Houston Astros win the World Series? - Duke Today
Notes: Extra-inning reps, Greinke, James - Astros.com
Inbox: Who will open season as Astros' DH? - Astros.com
The day Darryl Strawberry hit the longest Astrodome HR - Houston Chronicle
5 under-the-radar Astros who could have a big impact on the 2020 season - SportsMap
Zimmermann embraces uncertainty in signing minor league deal with Astros - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Astros planning to be without Smith this season - Associated Press
Springer returns to Astros workouts after delay in testing results - Houston Chronicle
Astros planning to play season without Smith - Houston Chronicle
Verlander to start Astros' opener vs. Mariners - Houston Chronicle
Pruitt 'not too far behind' for Astros debut - Houston Chronicle
Why the Astros will still be MLB's biggest on-field villains in shortened 2020 season - CBS Sports
Notes: Smith on restricted list; Pruitt on mend - Astros.com
Verlander to start Opening Day for Astros - Astros.com
Altuve's message brightens day of teenage cancer survivor - Houston Chronicle
Astros place Smith on restricted list - MLB Trade Rumors
Report: Astros' Smith opts out of season - TSN.ca
Astros dig for answers to pitching questions - Houston Chronicle
Correa quickly impresses Baker - Houston Chronicle
Fiers putting Astros cheating scandal behind him, moving forward - NBC Sports Bay Area
McCullers, James to start Astros' exhibitions - Houston Chronicle
As George Springer sits, Astros question MLB's COVID testing process - Houston Chronicle
July 14: Astros summer camp - Houston Chronicle
Notes: McCullers, JV see intrasquad benefits - Astros.com
Strom 'confident' despite staff's hurdles - Astros.com
How to get cardboard cutout of yourself in stands at Astros games - Houston Chronicle
Springer misses workout because of COVID-19 test issues - Houston Chronicle
Prospects in the Astros’ 2020 player pool - MiLB.com
Whitley ready, standing by - MiLB.com
With Alvarez absent, Astros weigh DH options - Houston Chronicle
July 13: Astros summer camp - Houston Chronicle
Astros’ biggest challenge is staying on field - Houston Chronicle
Strom, other members of Astros pitching staff return to camp - Houston Chronicle
James joins Astros after birth of his daughter - Houston Chronicle
Notes: Astros add pair of exhibition games - Astros.com
Following birth of daughter, James joins Astros - Astros.com
Alvarez, Urquidy Placed On IL
- Astros Daily
Alvarez, Urquidy placed on injured list - Houston Chronicle
Astros to play exhibition games in Kansas City - Houston Chronicle
Baker's comments on MLB protocols concerning - Houston Press
Astros lose more ground as pitchers miss workout - Houston Chronicle
Diaz plans to wear mask during games - Houston Chronicle
July 12: Astros summer camp - Houston Chronicle
Strom, pitchers sitting out workouts as precaution - Houston Chronicle
Options to round out the Astros rotation - Last Word on Baseball
Notes: Precautions, prospects, rotation battle - Astros.com
Astros cancel Saturday workouts after potential exposure to COVID-19 - Houston Chronicle
Dugout paramedic struck by foul ball during 2019 ALCS sues Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros cancel another workout amid coronavirus worry - New York Post
Greinke is back. Enough said. - Houston Chronicle
Baker: Some players 'uncomfortable' playing amid specter of COVID-19 - Houston Chronicle
Osuna in 'fair' shape, coaches keeping close eye - SportsRadio 610
Paramedic struck by foul ball sues Astros for $1,000,000 - KHOU-TV
Houston man unearths grandmother's fascinating home movie of Astrodome's 1965 opening weekend - Houston Chronicle
Verlander delivers hitless outing - numberFire
Verlander not yet confident MLB will complete 60-game season - SportsRadio 610
Greinke returns to mound at Astros' camp - Astros.com
Milestone watch: How Astros stand entering '20 - Astros.com
Mechanical overhaul has Verlander in fine form - Houston Chronicle
Verlander, McCullers sharp in Astros' simulated game - SportsRadio 610
July 9: Astros summer camp - Houston Chronicle
Astros release 2021 schedule - Astros.com
Astros to open 2021 season in Oakland - Houston Chronicle
Take a peek inside the Astros' training camp - Houstonia
Notes: Astros' 2021 sked; McCullers on mound - Astros.com
Healthy Verlander unveils revamped delivery - Astros.com
New extra-inning format stirs debate as teams plot strategy - Associated Press
MLB failing its players with delayed COVID-19 results - Houston Chronicle
Astros lineups set for first intrasquad game of summer camp - Houston Chronicle
July 8: Astros summer camp - Houston Chronicle
Bregman misses Astros' workout with COVID-19 testing delay - SportsRadio 610
Astros shortened MLB season pick, odds and prediction - Sports Chat Place
Top 3 takeaways from the Astros 2020 season schedule - SportsMap
The Astros are a team of Karens - San Francisco Chronicle
Notes: JV, Lance to face off; Baker on RF battle - Astros.com
'It's go time': Whitley takes big strides in live BP - Astros.com
For some Astros, one problem isn't easily licked - Houston Chronicle
In Sugar Land, baseball season starts Friday - Houston Chronicle
Altuve will play; other stars drop out - Associated Press
Absent Astros players not being counted out for opening day - Houston Chronicle
Baker: Astros in 'uncharted territory' amid MLB's testing issues - Houston Chronicle
July 7: Astros summer camp - Houston Chronicle
Absences muddle back end of Astros' rotation - Astros.com
Garneau used to mask ... but social distancing? - Astros.com
Astros release 2020 season schedule - KHOU-TV
Astros will face Dodgers at home, on road in 2020 - Houston Chronicle
Astros cancel workout after no COVID-19 test results - Houston Chronicle
Rematch with Dodgers highlights Astros' sked - Astros.com
Astros Odd Schedule Out
- Astros Daily
Astros, Nationals cancel workouts because of testing delays - Associated Press
Maldonado skeptical about season after COVID testing issues - Houston Chronicle
Podcast: Why Astros’ workout was canceled - Houston Chronicle
Astros extra cautious with Baker, older personnel - Houston Chronicle
Astros players ‘try to be as safe as possible’ - Houston Chronicle
Baker surveys Astros prospects; impressed with UH campus - Houston Chronicle
Correa asks wife to stay out of salons until season ends - USA Today
Smith absent from summer workouts over health, safety concerns for family - Houston Chronicle
July 5: Astros summer camp - Houston Chronicle
Astros look to McCullers to help make up for loss of Cole - Associated Press
Notes: Smith, James yet to report to camp - Astros.com
'I love our chances' -- Bregman looks to raise bar - Astros.com
For Altuve, return to field wasn’t a given - Houston Chronicle
Urquidy absent from Astros summer workouts - Houston Chronicle
July 4: Astros summer camp - Houston Chronicle
Astros Youth Academy providing positive change - Astros.com
Notes: Astros short-handed; McCullers throws - Astros.com
Altuve upbeat as ever: 'I like the team we have' - Astros.com
Astros return to action with balls, bats and hand sanitizers - Houston Chronicle
McCullers feels 'excellent' as Astros begin workouts - Houston Chronicle
Astros GM: More personnel test positive for COVID-19 - Houston Chronicle
Alvarez not in camp for undisclosed reasons - Houston Chronicle
Red Sox, Astros adapt stadiums for camps and start of season - ESPN
MLB, MLBPA reveal first COVID-19 test results - Astros.com
Astros undergo COVID-19 testing before camp - Astros.com
Taking precautions, Astros open Summer Camp - Astros.com
MLB cancels 2020 All-Star Game - Associated Press
Bregman hires Boras as agent - Houston Chronicle
Astros open summer training camp with plenty of questions - KPRC-TV
The time the Astros were 'rained in' at the Astrodome - KHOU-TV
Podcast: Astros going to summer camp - Houston Chronicle
Baseball is back! - SportsMap
How the Astros stand as they start summer camp - Houston Chronicle
No Hooks ballgames this year - Corpus Christi Business News
Safety-minded Astros to use 'every inch' of MMP - Astros.com
Buy low on Astros? Oddsmakers juicing up over 34.5 win total - VSiN
James absent for 'personal reasons' as Astros report to training camp - Houston Chronicle
How Astros will turn MMP into summer camp facility - Houston Chronicle
Shortened season could benefit Astros' rotation - Astros.com
Costas: People I respect think the Astros' cheating is worse than the steroid era—but I don't - Esquire
Minor league season’s cancellation likely dooms some affiliates - Houston Chronicle
2020 Texas League season canceled for Hooks - KRIS-TV
Hooks' season canceled, Whataburger Field to host Astros' Taxi Squad - KIII-TV
Corpus Christi to be Astros' alternate training site once 2020 season begins - Houston Chronicle
2020 Minor League Baseball season canceled - Astros.com
Astros to use UH, Hooks park as training sites - Astros.com
Here are 5 Astros storylines for 2020 season - Astros.com
No Schedule Yet But Plans Taking Shape
- Astros Daily
Reliving the trades of the magical Houston summer of 2017 - Houston Chronicle
The more innings top pitchers eat, the merrier Astros will be - Houston Chronicle
The legend of the Astros' free beer 'Foamer Nights' - Houston Chronicle
Former Woodpeckers make MLB training camp rosters - Fayetteville Observer
Astros initial player pool includes 13 Woodpeckers players - MiLB.com
UH's Schroeder Park to host Astros alternative site - Daily Cougar
Whitley leads Astros group at UH - Houston Chronicle
UH to serve as alternate training site for the Astros - UH Athletics
Inbox: Does shorter season help arms? Whitley? - Astros.com
Three players opt out of upcoming MLB season - Associated Press
Four intriguing Astro storylines as they head to Spring Training 2.0 - Houston Press
3 Astros one-hit wonders we wish hadn't disappeared - 12up
Astros tailor 60-player pool toward 2020 championship - Houston Chronicle
June 28, 2020: Biggio joins 3,000 hit club against Rockies instead of with Rockies - Sports Illustrated
Astros announce 60-man player pool - Astros.com
Sounds and pictures of baseball will be different - Houston Chronicle
A COVID-19 protocol eliminates player access to MLB video replay rooms - Houston Chronicle
Astros believe Verlander is fully healthy - 12up
Rays, Padres, Nationals and Astros primed to benefit in short season - Sports Illustrated
MLB question of the day: ‘What happens when we all get it?’ - Houston Chronicle
Astros allowing fans at MLB games is a dangerous move - SportsMoney
Baker not a fan of extra-innings rule - SportsRadio 610
Team entropy could be the real winner in a 60-game season - FanGraphs
Even after COVID-19 fight, Art Howe wants to see a season - Houston Chronicle
3 reasons this Astros player is set to dominate a short season - SportsMap
Q & A with new Astros signee Peter Zimmermann - KHOU-TV
Astros return MLB's strongest batting lineup - SportsRadio 610
Astros aim to move past scandal as season restarts - Associated Press
Honor system big part of keeping MLB players healthy - Houston Chronicle
As the Astros vindication tour is set to begin, here%E2%80%99s what Vegas predicts - SportsMap
These Astros can benefit from expanded roster - Astros.com
Astros owner's shameless greed is a reminder of how awful the organization is - USA Today
Astros rolling 2020 season tickets over to 2021 - Houston Chronicle
Springer's future with Astros and MLB's 60-game season - Houston Chronicle
As COVID-19 ravages Texas, experts worry as Rangers, Astros mull spectators - USA Today
Key dates and schedule information Astros fans need to know - FanDuel
Astros FAQ: Details on the upcoming season - Astros.com
FAQ: Roster and transaction rules for 2020 - Astros.com
These Astros can benefit from expanded roster - Astros.com
Crane says he plans on allowing fans at games to boost lost revenue - WUSA-TV
Jansen says he won't throw at [Astros] - Yahoo Sports
Crane wants to sell 'tickets, merchandise, cold beer' as COVID-19 spikes in Texas - Yahoo Sports
Astros ask ticketholders to wait on possible refunds, other info - Houston Chronicle
Baker hopes new extra-innings rule is short-term - Houston Chronicle
Astros in talks to use UH as alternate training site - Houston Chronicle
Crane: Fans expected to return; Astros will remain aggressive on player moves - Houston Chronicle
As Dusty Baker prepares to return to Houston, excitement and caution grow - Houston Chronicle
Astros against the world: what you need to know about the 2020 season - SportsMap
Crane says he plans on allowing fans because the team needs revenue - USA Today
2020 Draft recap: Houston Astros - MiLB.com
How MLB is changing the game to combat COVID-19 - Houston Chronicle
Baker: 'We want to go back to where we belong' - Astros.com
The 5 weirdest rules unveiled for MLB's shortened 2020 season - Houston Chronicle
Fans hilariously ridicule Texas Rangers' new ballpark - Houston Chronicle
Let's see how MLB's short season plays out - Houston Chronicle
The five craziest things about this 60-game MLB season - USA Today
This will be season like no other for Astros, MLB - Houston Chronicle
Baseball is back, and fans will surely follow - Houston Chronicle
What the return of baseball will mean to the [Astros] - House of Houston
MLB announced it's coming back and everyone started crushing the Astros again - USA Today
4 Astros players you would've never guessed led the team in WAR for a full season - 12up
The Astros' last dance: Enjoy the ride - SportsRadio 610
FAQ: All you need to know about 2020 season - Astros.com
Play Ball: MLB announces 2020 regular season - Astros.com
Baseball's back: MLB sets 60-game sked, opens July 23 or 24 - Associated Press
No winners in MLB fight but players take biggest L - Houston Chronicle
Lopez promoted to Astros 1st base coach - KIII-TV
MLB plans to implement 60-game season - Houston Chronicle
MLB players reject 60-game season - Houston Chronicle
The mysterious and tragic death of Astros pitcher Don Wilson - Sportscasting
KBO’s Hanwha Eagles sign Brandon Barnes - MLB Trade Rumors
AL West odds: Astros too talented to fade atop division - theScore
Sprinkle inks deal with Astros - Daily Star-Journal
Endgame: Owners, Players Reject Final Offers
- Astros Daily
Spikes in virus render 70 games 'impossible,' Manfred tells Clark - Houston Chronicle
MLB celebrates Juneteenth - Astros.com
Bregman scores $2 million for Houston Food Bank - Houston Chronicle
Sports crowds and coronavirus a risky combination, experts say - Houston Chronicle
Houston panel setting health standards for return of public events - Houston Chronicle
Cody Orr: A fascinating, versatile Astros prospect - Houston Chronicle
Astros sign J.C. Correa, brother of Carlos, as undrafted free agent - ESPN
Astros player tests positive for COVID-19 - Astros.com
Astros sign all 2020 Draft picks, plus 6 others - Astros.com
Nothing irrelevant about Whitcomb - MiLB.com
Lamar's JC Correa signs free agent deal with Astros - KBMT-TV
Orr prepared to climb through Astros system - Toledo Blade
Union's offer of 70-game season met with anger by MLB owners - Houston Chronicle
Dirden signs as free agent with Astros - KRCU-AM/FM
Rossford alum signs pro baseball contract with Astros - WTOL-TV
60 games an MLB sham? You bet your asterisk - Houston Chronicle
Maybe, just maybe, there will be baseball in 2020 - Houston Chronicle
Mount St. Michael’s Santos drafted by Astros - Catholic New York
J.C. Correa, Carlos Correa's brother, plans to sign with Astros - Houston Chronicle
Reports: MLB sends another return-to-play proposal to union - Houston Chronicle
Judge stays order to make public MLB's rules violations letter to Yankees - Houston Chronicle
TU's Orr agrees to deal with Astros - Tiffin [OH] Advertiser-Tribune
No Astros furloughs; staff to be paid through Oct. - Astros.com
Astros agree to deals with pair of draft picks - Astros.com
JC Correa, Carlos' brother, to sign with Astros - Astros.com
If there's no MLB season, here are next year's top free agents - Houston Chronicle
Manfred, Clark develop basis for possible deal - Associated Press
What we know about a potential 2020 baseball season - Houston Chronicle
No [Astros] furloughs or layoffs for Astros through the end of October - NBC Sports
The smartest pick Astros made in the 2020 MLB draft - 12up
Wild World Series tactics: 2017-2019 - FanGraphs
An insignificant plate appearance, August 11, 1994 - FanGraphs
No Astros furloughs; staff to be paid through Oct. - Astros.com
'Long Gone Summer' misses point of MLB's 1998 home run charade - Houston Chronicle
Astros: no layoffs through Oct. 31 but some paycuts - Houston Chronicle
Zimmerman signs with Astros - OnTownMedia
Gruller agrees to terms with Astros - Houston Baptist University
MLB’s return in doubt, commissioner says - Houston Chronicle
Orr signs with Astros - Highland County (OH) Press
Verlander throwing from mound - MLB Trade Rumors
Astros reach deals with 7 undrafted players - Astros.com
Manfred says there might not be a season - Associated Press
Union Folds But Season In Peril
- Astros Daily
MLB, Yankees ask court to stop release of sign-stealing letter - Houston Chronicle
Past generations guide Astros' Kessinger - MiLB.com
Zimmermann signs with Astros - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
4 collegians sign with Astros as free agents - Houston Chronicle
Q&A: Tracing the path to baseball’s impasse and assessing what’s next - Houston Chronicle
Santos picked by Astros in MLB draft - Baltimore Sun
Zimmermann signs with Astros - The Maneater
Santos: 'I've been a Yankees fan my whole life' - Sports Illustrated
Fisher homered in MLB debut with Astros [video] - Lancaster [PA] Online
What masks? Houston lets loose at drive-in concert at MMP - Houston Chronicle
How shortsighted greed is tearing baseball apart - ESPN
Players to MLB: Tell us when, where to show up as negotiations end - Houston Chronicle
We may learn what the Yankees have been keeping hidden - Sportscasting
Astros players take jabs at Yankees after judge orders unsealing of MLB sign-stealing letter - Yahoo Sports
Astros hit by pitch odds: Who will be 1st player plunked? - theScore
Astros players react to Yankees' potential sign-stealing scandal - Yard Barker
Judge orders letter detailing sign-stealing scheme by Yankees be unsealed - Houston Chronicle
Everything to know about Astros' 2020 draft - Astros.com
Plenty of questions - and upside - to Astros draftee Zach Daniels - Houston Chronicle
Judge to unseal letter that allegedly shows MLB hid Yankees’ sign stealing - NJ.com
Players likely to decline MLB’s latest offer to start season - Houston Chronicle
The 2015 Top 10: A Superstar Is Born - MLB Trade Rumors
Future Woodpeckers? Houston picks four players in MLB draft - Fayetteville Observer
Astros opted for pitching over outfield in small draft - Houston Chronicle
Where players from Houston went in 2020 MLB Draft - Houston Chronicle
Former Eagle's Landing Christian standout Zach Daniels drafted by Astros - Henry (GA) Herald
Who the Astros picked in the 2020 MLB Draft - Houston Chronicle
After being stripped of Nos. 1 and 2 picks, Astros finally get their turn - Associated Press
SS Shay Whitcomb drafted by Houston Astros in fifth round of 2020 MLB Draft - Scorebook Live
Astros draft pitcher from Yankees’ backyard - Houston Chronicle
Incoming Maryland pitcher drafted by Astros - Sports Illustrated
Astros select RHP Alex Santos with pick No. 72 - Houston Chronicle
Tyler Brown drafted by Houston Astros in third round - Vanderbilt Hustler
DeShields says Yankees fans called him the N-word - NBC Sports
Cora swipes at Luhnow, says 'we all did it' on sign stealing - Houston Chronicle
Cora: I wasn't Astros 'mastermind' - TSN.ca
Astros Draft Tracker: Every 2020 pick - Astros.com
Astros add key pieces in challenging draft - Astros.com
Astros Select Four In Draft
- Astros Daily
Strange but true: Houston selects two No. 1 overall picks in one day - KHOU-TV
Manfred says there will ‘unequivocally’ be baseball this year - Houston Chronicle
Justin Verlander shares heartwarming message for Kate Upton - The Spun
That time A.J. Hinch verbally dunked on awful umpire Angel Hernandez - SportsMap
3 Astros players who should sit out if Manfred institutes 50-game season - 12up
Bregman, Cobb seek to end qualified immunity - Houston Chronicle
Nolan Ryan's COVID-19 advice: 'Don't be a knucklehead' - Houston Chronicle
Sugar Land Skeeters plan for new four-team league, fans in stands - Houston Chronicle
2020 prospect opportunities: Astros - FanGraphs
Rating the full plate of issues for each Houston sports owner - Houston Press
The ol' flamethrower is still firing on all cylinders - Sports Illustrated
Astros MLB Draft 2020 tracker: Complete list of Houston's picks - CBS Sports
Astros' sign-stealing punishment means they won't pick in first two rounds - CBS Sports
Astros light up scoreboard for George Floyd - TMZ
Players from Houston expected to go in 2020 MLB Draft - Houston Chronicle
Owners, Union Update Offers
- Astros Daily
How the 'Astros Girl' is giving back during the pandemic - Houstonia
Berkman pick panned out for Astros - Waco Tribune-Herald
Ultrashort MLB season would shift several dynamics - Houston Chronicle
This Astros player would be affected most by canceled 2020 MLB season - 12up
Astros' Top 5 relief pitchers: McTaggart's take - Astros.com
Classic Astros playoff series to reair in June - Houston Chronicle
Daughter of Astros legend calls out racism in Pecan Grove - Houston Chronicle
How a former Texas A&M pitcher helped mold draft prospect Asa Lacy - Houston Chronicle
How Astros plan to make most of four picks in MLB draft - Houston Chronicle
MLB plan saves big-spending teams $100M each - Associated Press
Verlander, Upton donate to NAACP legal defense fund - SportsRadio 610
Bregman wants to play baseball but doesn’t know if he will - Houston Chronicle
Adrian Peterson, Ashley Peterson, Alex Bregman distribute food packages - Houston Chronicle
MLB has unique opportunity to punish Astros even further - 12up
Astros optimistic about uncharted draft waters - Astros.com
Why Bob Watson’s nod to the team HOF is warranted - House of Houston
MLBPA stands firm against additional salary cuts - Houston Chronicle
Astros would hold 'spring training' at MMP - Houston Chronicle
MLB could allow fans at Astros, Rangers games in 2020 - CBS Sports
What is Nolan Ryan's net worth? - Sportscasting
A conversation with Astros pitching prospect Colin McKee - FanGraphs
Astros plan to hold Spring Training 2.0 at MMP - Astros.com
Astros, Rangers May Play With Fans At Park
- Astros Daily
MLB rejects players' 114-game season offer, plans no counter - Houston Chronicle
Four reasons the Astros would benefit from a drastically shortened MLB season - Houston Press
Yankees pitcher puts a new perspective on overblown Astros hate - SportsMap
Three former Houston pro players top Texas Sports HOF ballot - Houston Chronicle
Podcast: Bickering stalls start of MLB season - Houston Chronicle
Will scandal affect Houston's star hitters? - theScore
MLB seems poised to pivot to 50 game season proposal - MLB Daily Dish
Owners, Players Closer; Still Far Apart
- Astros Daily
Howe is 'coronavirus free' - Houston Chronicle
MLB is blowing its chance - Houston Chronicle
MLB owners perhaps softening on prorated salaries - Houston Chronicle
Astros sleepers, breakouts & comebacks: We can't wait for Tucker & Alvarez! - Sports Illustrated
Bregman's swing review videos provide a unique opportunity for young players - SportsMap
Inside the mind of the guy that put the tombstone on the 2005 Astros - SportsMap
Abbott says fans can attend outdoor events but MLB is still in limbo - KPRC-TV
An oral history of 2005 Astros' improbable run - Astros.com
Astros' Top 5 lefty starters: McTaggart's take - Astros.com
Bregman smacks down a 'stick to baseball' Twitter comment - Houston Chronicle
MLBPA offers counter proposal to league - Houston Chronicle
College players ready to 'play ball!' in Bryan this week - Houston Chronicle
MLB cannot allow a chosen few teams to shut down season - House of Houston
Valley Cats hopeful they will play in some capacity this season - WRGB-TV
Gamesmanship revisited: Baseball gets a handle on sign hijinks - Minneapolis Star Tribune
MLB releases new format of this year's draft in June - CGTN
Reddick just wants to play baseball - Larry Brown Sports
MLB draft: Jack Riedel focuses on UNC - Houston Chronicle
MLB draft: Tanner Witt keeps options open - Houston Chronicle
Adcock is released by Astros - MLive.com
The Astros are pulling a Great Escape - Fox Sports Radio
Bregman declares "we are not free until we are all free" amid death of George Floyd - Total Pro Sports
Astros will pay minor-leaguers like Hooks through Aug. 31 - KRIS-TV
Astros fans are being complete jerks to New Jersey brewery that trolled them - 12up
Astros to continue to pay minor league players through August - Houston Chronicle
Astros will pay Minor Leaguers through August - Astros.com
Why Astros chose Pence, Zobrist in same draft - Astros.com
Strange but true: Claude Raymond caught by Topps with zipper undone - KHOU-TV
MLB players aren’t buying need for second pay cut - Houston Chronicle
Catching up with ... Astros slugger Mike Lamb - Astros.com
Scherzer: Players have 'no reason' to discuss further paycuts - Houston Chronicle
Wainwright challenges Verlander to golf match for charity - KSDK-TV
This bizarre George Springer bobblehead is a curse upon mankind for all our sins - 12up
Astros Open Facilities To Players
- Astros Daily
MLB's proposal for season includes deeper pay cut for players - Houston Chronicle
No baseball hassle for Reed this spring - Terre Haute [IN] Tribune-Star
Baker thinks his Astros, not the Nationals, are the team to beat in 2020 - NBC Sports
Sean Stutzman retires from baseball - Journal & Topics
Craft brewery creates beer to troll the Astros - 12up
As facilities open, new economic proposal on deck for MLB - Houston Chronicle
Reddick, Springer celebrate Memorial Day with mudbugs - Houston Chronicle
Astros open facilities for individual workouts - Astros.com
Astros' Top 5 right-handers: McTaggart's take - Astros.com
Astros to allow players access to MMP, West Palm Beach facility - KPRC-TV
Astros to reopen MMP for workouts - 12up
Bregman launches virtual swing review for youth - KPRC-TV
Astros open facilities for individual workouts - Astros.com
These fringe contenders could benefit from an expanded MLB playoff field in 2020 - CBS Sports
Revisiting Brian McCann trade with Astros - Yanks Go Yard
Altuve & Bregman dominate Astros' long-term payroll - Union Journal
Watch these classic Nolan Ryan videos - KKAM-AM
Astros hope to open MMP to players soon - Houston Chronicle
Astros extend benefits and salaries for employees through June 5 - Houston Chronicle
The Astros championship window could be closing fast - House of Houston
Astros fans will call foul on new documentary about cheating scandal - CultureMap
Why Bob Watson’s nod to the Astros HOF is warranted - House of Houston
Baseball players respond to MLB on virus protocols - Associated Press
Bregman wants to review bat swing for kids 17 and under [video] - iHeartRadio
Correa 'would love to cross over into the UFC' - MMA Junkie
The path paved by Bob Watson is not often traveled - Amsterdam News
Bregman wants to analyze your swing - KHOU-TV
Samson wonders if Beltran had to leave the Mets in the fallout of the Astros cheating scandal - CBS Sports
Correa on his efforts to help the community amid COVID-19 - KPRC-TV
Bregman's contract contains unusual structure - SportsRadio 610
How to get Bregman to analyze your kid's swing - Houston Chronicle
Tri-City manager holding out hope - Albany Times Union
Sale: Astros cheating was wrong, but 'everyone blew this thing out of proportion' (report) - MassLive.com
Which 15 players should the Astros protect in an expansion draft? - MLB Trade Rumors
Bregman leaving agent. Is it due to Astros documentary? - Yahoo News
All the reasons to be suspicious of LeBron's upcoming Astros hit piece - SportsMap
Watch Rocket's Houston ASG gem, 5 p.m. CT - Astros.com
NHL stalwarts recall their days as Astros farmhands - Houston Chronicle
Bregman parts ways with agent - Houston Chronicle
Astros must withhold great expectorations in 2020 - Houston Chronicle
Watson’s historic pro journey began in Salisbury - Salisbury [NC] Post
Abbott declares pathway for sports in Texas - Houston Chronicle
Key states move in right direction for sports - Houston Chronicle
Howe released from hospital - Associated Press
Watson’s personality made him a winner with Yankees, Astros - The Undefeated
Astros' Top 5 DHs: McTaggart's take - Astros.com
Houston Will Miss Wynn, Watson
- Astros Daily
Preston Tucker wins Kia after drilling home run off car in KBO action - 12up
Howe released from hospital - Houston Chronicle
2020 MLB safety rules mean the Astros got off easy yet again - 12up
Greinke might miss major milestone due to MLB shutdown - CBS Sports
Battling COVID-19, Howe released from hospital - Astros.com
Correa oddly speaks out in favor of getting paid for half of a season and we're confused - 12up
Henry’s unlikely shining moment in MLB history - House of Houston
The Astros made a precedent-setting $10mm investment…that didn't pay off - MLB Trade Rumors
2022 Houston Astros – Predicting the Future: Part 1 (Hitters) - Prospects 1500
MLB The Show: How have the Astros fared without the trash cans? - Pinstripe Alley
Astros ownership needs to go all in on Springer - Call to the Pen
How MLB’s proposal to return impacts Astros - Houston Chronicle
Heavy hitters involved in Astros cheating scandal documentary - Houston Chronicle
Astros in the Sky: Bob Watson - Astros Daily
Astros great, former MLB exec Bob Watson dies - Astros.com
Old feelings were due to bubble to the surface; this was Astros-Yankees weekend at Houston - NorthJersey.com
Bob Watson, former MLB player and World Series-winning general manager, dies at 74 - USA Today
MLB will press on if player tests positive during season - Houston Chronicle
Former Astros player, manager Art Howe hospitalized with COVID-19 - Houston Chronicle
Former Astros manager Howe battling COVID-19 - Astros.com
Catching up with ... Astros legend Bill Doran - Astros.com
Remembering Bob Watson as an Astros legend - Houston Chronicle
Former Astros great Bob Watson dead at 74 - Houston Chronicle
Lawyers to argue for dismissal of consolidated lawsuit against Astros - Houston Chronicle
MLB stars know about layoffs, reduced pay for normal workers, right? - Houston Chronicle
5 prospects who could debut for Astros in 2020 - Houston Chronicle
The one that got away from the Astros (and landed with a division rival) - Union Journal
Astros fans' lawsuit now includes the team not refunding season tickets during the pandemic - BroBible
Jankowski still WPIAL's unofficial home run king - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Bregman pulls all-nighter playing video games to help Houston families - KPRC-TV
Houston music venue trolls Los Angeles over World Series - Dodgers Way
Astros fans amend sign-stealing suit to include COVID-19 ticket refunds - theScore
Manfred gave statements on the case of the Astros - OI Canadian
Four thoughts on the MLB re-opening plan and how it affects the Astros - Houston Press
Morey bizarrely trolls Astros in ironic tweet about Houston sports championships - 12up
Baker, Strom won’t back down to virus - Houston Chronicle
Julia Morales is expecting a baby, and the Astros couldn't be happier - Houston Chronicle
Astros could start season in July based on plan approved by MLB owners - Houston Business Journal
How MLB proposes to return to play this season - Houston Chronicle
Astros push FEEDHOU with gaming marathon - Astros.com
Astros' Top 5 right fielders: McTaggart's take - Astros.com
MLB owners to propose plan to start season in July - Associated Press
MLB Owners Agree To Proposal
- Astros Daily
Upton needs a new Astros BFF with Cole heading to Yankees - Gruntstuff
MLB antibody study: 0.7% of those tested had been exposed to coronavirus - San Francisco Chronicle
These players owned October -- but didn't win - Astros.com
For Little League, no World Series but hope for some games - Houston Chronicle
Martinez disagrees with MLB's punishment for 2018 Red Sox: 'It wasn't right' - 98.5 The Sports Hub
Bregman and McCullers' Twitter accounts both disappeared and we have questions - 12up
Marisnick gives defensive upgrade the Mets sorely need - New York Post
Verlander donates paycheck in honor of Mother’s Day - KPRC-TV
Reid Ryan of the Houston Astros sends San Antonio a message of hope - WOAI-TV
Manfred to unveil blueprint for MLB season Monday - Houston Chronicle
Altuve still has the entire country of Venezuela rooting for him - Sportscasting
Astros unveil official face masks made from jerseys, t-shirts; proceeds will benefit COVID-19 relief efforts - KHOU-TV
Astros to have four picks in reduced MLB draft - Houston Chronicle
Big changes reportedly coming to 2020 MLB draft - The Spun
Relive Burke's immortal blast Sun., 11 a.m. CT - Astros.com
Alvarez, wife Monica provide pizzas to Houston police precincts, fire stations - Houston Chronicle
Astros hope to extend Springer - MLB Trade Rumors
Third grader surprised by Bregman during presentation - KHOU-TV
Harper wishes Nationals traded him to Astros - Larry Brown Sports
AL West notes: Mariners, Rangers, Astros - MLB Trade Rumors
Pros and cons of the three most likely scenarios to restart baseball - Los Angeles Times
Astros fleecing Tigers in Verlander trade was a crime - 12up
Could a three division setup work for MLB in 2020? - Belton Journal
Smith separated from mom, but not in spirit - Astros.com
Catching up with ... Astros legend Chris Burke - Astros.com
World Series tactics: 2004-2006 - Fangraphs
Top five RBI leaders in Astros history - House of Houston
Astros' all-time top 5 international signings - Astros.com
James Click wants to make Astros' farm system sustainable again - Houston Chronicle
The time the Astros gave Willie Mays a 569-pound birthday cake - Houston Chronicle
Pick A Plan And Play Ball
- Astros Daily
Learning curve: How James Click is getting to know Astros - Houston Chronicle
Remembering Texas sports history: Cubs' Wood chops down Astros - Waco Tribune
The Albert Pujols home run that turned out the lights - Call to the Pen
Greinke trade was another example of MLB's malpractice in Houston's dealings - 12up
Do the Astros need to trade for a starting pitcher? - Fansided
Houston Astros sign-stealing class says Covid-19 requires refund - Bloomberg Law
Personnel news: Fayetteville Woodpeckers - Ballpark Digest
Astros' Top 5 center fielders: McTaggart's take - Astros.com
Bourn waives rent for tenants - Houston Chronicle
ESPN to broadcast Korean Baseball Organization games - Houston Chronicle
America wanted an Astros-Dodgers showdown. The coronavirus could make that happen.[$] - Wall Street Journal
Former Astros organist plays for residents in retirement communities - iHeartRadio
Remembering KC Royals' 2015 ALDS Game 2 win over Astros - Kansas City Star
Lubach starts down MLB coaching path - Lincoln Journal Star
Injured MLB stars like Verlander benefit from delayed 2020 season - SportsMoney
Breaking down the West division in MLB's realignment plan - Sports Illustrated
Ex-MLB All-Star Keough dies at 64 - Reuters
A baseball dream: $5,000 plus meal money and tips from Bob Gibson - Houston Chronicle
Will sign stealing scandal hurt Verlander’s legacy? - Detroit Jock City
Marquee engagement for Dodgers and 'Asterisks' - Houston Chronicle
Owner of Astros' minor-league affiliate dies from COVID-19 complications - Houston Chronicle
The Tri-City ValleyCats announce the passing of Chairman and Principal Owner, Bill Gladstone - Tri-City ValleyCats
Verlander was outstanding in 2019, but indicators show a decline could be coming soon - CBS Sports
Verlander becoming optimistic MLB will have a season - Houston Chronicle
Houston Together T-shirt benefits COVID-19 relief - iHeartRadio
Former Astrodome organist entertains with outdoor concert - Houston Chronicle
Verlander details his injuries, current progress - Houston Chronicle
Cure quarantine blues with the ultimate Houston 'care packages' - Houston Chronicle
3 Astros top prospects who could make Opening Day roster if minor league season is cancelled - 12up
Owner of Astros minor league team dies of COVID-19 - 12up
Trade Retrospective: Cubs acquire Dexter Fowler from the Astros - Beyond the Box Score
Biggio's 3,000th: Brown shares favorite call - Astros.com
Verlander makes 'big stride forward' in rehab - Astros.com
2020 MLB draft preview: Houston won't factor into first two rounds - Baseball America
Coronavirus could let Astros duck Bronx Zoo - NJ.com
Strange but true: When the Astros drafted QB Ken Stabler - KHOU-TV
Nearly half the Astros' starting lineup is up for free agency this winter - MLB Trade Rumors
Astros fans wonder if games will return as club offers ticket credit - Houston Chronicle
We just want baseball so MLB should pick a plan, any plan, when it’s safe - Houston Chronicle
Astros announce details on ticket refunds for unplayed home games - Houston Chronicle
Astros announce new refund policy amid shutdown - Houston on the Cheap
Joe Smith and wife Allie LaForce deliver meals to frontline workers - Cincinnati Enquirer
Astros block authentic World Series ring from being auctioned - Houston Chronicle
Red Sox Wrist Slap Reaffirms Double Standard
- Astros Daily
Laureano stoked for friend becoming youngest minor-league coach - NBC Sports
This Day in Transaction History: Astros part ways with J.R. Richard - NBC Sports
Report: There will be Major League Baseball this year - NBC Sports
Astros' Top 5 left fielders: McTaggart's take - Astros.com
Astrodome replica among artist’s creations - Houston Chronicle
Love it or hate it? The 1975-1986 Houston Astros jersey - Outsports
When will Astros ticketholders get refunds for games not played? - KPRC-TV
Bagwell can say he's the only player in the MLB to do this - Sportscasting
James staying in shape for when 'the call' comes - Virgin Islands Daily News
Verlander, Upton continue charitable efforts toward coronavirus relief - Houston Chronicle
Boone confident teams won't cheat in the future - New York Newsday
Hit a home run with these loaded taco fries inspired by the Astros - Parade
A costly draft decision - MLB Trade Rumors
After slap on the wrist from MLB, Red Sox have a pathway for reunion with Cora in 2021 - Washington Post
Commissioner gives Red Sox a pass on accountability - Houston Chronicle
Astros could benefit for MLB's punishment of Red Sox - SportsMap
MLB 2020 season simulation: Astros remain in last place - CBS Sports
Cora says he takes 'full responsibility' for role in Astros' sign-stealing scandal - CBS Sports
Correa, Berkman power Astros' win in bracket - Astros.com
Minor league negotiators question MLB in talks - Houston Chronicle
Korean season starts soon for ex-Astro Preston Tucker - Houston Chronicle
Astros fan's rebuttal of Red Sox fines: MLB betting predictions - Sportsbook Review
Worth It? Does MLB's reaction to Astros, Red Sox tainted titles mean cheaters can prosper? - Yahoo Sports
Remembering the ridiculous Stanton offer and more! - Call to the Pen
Consistency sorely lacking from Manfred's rulings on Astros, Red Sox sign stealing - CBS Boston
Why the Red Sox got off easy and the Astros didn't - Houston Chronicle
Simulations say Yordan Alvarez is Hack Wilson - Call to the Pen
Former Red Sox manager banned through 2020 postseason for Astros’ sign-stealing scandal - MassLive.com
MLB suspends ex-Astros coach Alex Cora, but not for Red Sox conduct - Houston Chronicle
How dealing Oswalt sparked Astros' turnaround - Astros.com
Sources: MiLB ready to agree to significant reduction in teams - Baseball America
ESPN Radio broadcasts encore presentations of marquee World Series games from past decade beginning April 25 - ESPN
Astros Jewish star makes appearance at virtual Shabbat - Jewish Herald-Voice
Texas A&M expresses interest in hosting MLB games - Houston Chronicle
Astros all-time team: Current stars like Altuve and Bregman join Killer B's and more - abc14news.com
How the delayed season impacts Astros’ league-wide tour of shame - Fansided
Shutdown hampers Astros' pursuit of individual milestones - Houston Chronicle
Estos son los tres mejores momentos de Astros en la historia - Con Las Bases Llenas
Q&A: Bregman talks about his mission to help feed Houstonians in need - KPRC-TV
Texas possibly a key to MLB return - Houston Chronicle
What would have been: Fiers, Astros reunion - Associated Press
Proceeds from first Astros World Series ring to hit auction to benefit COVID-19 causes - Sports Collectors Daily
Astros to pay full-time employees through May - Houston Chronicle
Correa thinks isolating MLB players from families 'will never happen' - Bleacher Report
Correa: Astros wanted to 'show what kind of team we are' - theScore
Here are 10 fun Astros games to watch right now - Astros.com
Astros' Top 5 shortstops: McTaggart's take - Astros.com
Bregman, Astros sweep O's in Dream Bracket - Astros.com
MLB discussing three-state plan with one hub in Texas as possible solution to start 2020 season - CBS Sports
Could Texas Be Part Of Baseball Restart?
- Astros Daily
Fantasy baseball players strike out on class action - Cincinnati Enquirer
Five Astros games worth re-watching - Houston Press
Brawl in Chinese Baseball League foreshadows another hurdle for MLB to consider - Associated Press
Bregman, Astros sweep O's in Dream Bracket - Astros.com
For games without fans, should TV add canned cheers? - Houston Chronicle
With baseball on hold, Bregman focused on charity and staying ready - Houston Chronicle
Astros expect to measure up in any alignment for MLB season - Houston Chronicle
Bregman's FEEDHOU campaign reaches $1 million goal - Houston Chronicle
Multiple Astros players stepping up with support during coronavirus crisis - Astros.com
Verlander, Upton helping Detroit first responders - Astros.com
Astros well positioned to face MLB's new fan experience - SportsMap
Tim Allen slams cheating Astros on his sitcom 'Last Man Standing' - 12up
Bregman's first podcast is now available - iHeartRadio
Looking back: 2013 MLB draft - Last Word on Baseball
Zimmerman can’t believe the Astros never used Cole in Game 7 - NBC Sports DC
Houston jewelers team up with Bregman on $1 million food bank drive - PaperCity Magazine
Baker's #TheNextHighFive challenge to aid kids - Astros.com
Graphic of Astros' strikeout percentages through the years proves how much they cheated in 2017 - 12up
Verlander resumes throwing after groin surgery - Associated Press
Baker laments lack of black players on Jackie Robinson Day - Associated Press
Verlander throwing again after groin surgery - Astros.com
Dusty: 'I grew up idolizing Jackie Robinson' - Astros.com
Baker asks for help coming up with the next high five - Houston Chronicle
Astros sued by fans arrested at Game 7 of World Series - Houston Chronicle
Baker’s new routine: Making wine and watching cowboy movies - Houston Chronicle
Bolsinger’s lawsuit against the Astros is already moving along - Beyond the Box Score
It was way past bedtime for Astros, Mets - Yard Barker
Keeping score as baseball struggles - NWA Online
Doolittle not a fan of visitor's bullpen in Houston - NBC Sports DC
Astros could lose over 40 percent of their revenue - Houston Chronicle
It seems as if Astros, Athletics would do battle as AL West's top rotation - Sports Illustrated
Pearce rips ‘joke’ MLB probe, then retires - New York Post
How to watch Lance McCullers in MLB: The Show 20 players’ league - Draft Kings
Martinez is trying to get a piece of the Astros' rightfield foul pole - NBC Sports DC
Bregman's fiancée trolls him with neck snap prank - New York Post
Astros owner, players team up to aid Puerto Rico - Astros.com
Astros among teams participating in COVID-19 study - Houston Chronicle
Gurriel has strange reverse splits - Beyond the Box Score
Ryan threw hard in his prime and in his 60s - ESPN
Which Houston sports quarantine house would you choose? - Houston Chronicle
Champions to asterisks* - The California Aggie
Astros star and Mattress Mack step up to the plate for locals in need - CultureMap
Q&A with Astros medical director David Lintner, M.D. - Texas Medical Center
Astros' Top 5 third basemen: McTaggart's take - Astros.com
Authentic Astros World Series ring hits the auction block - Houston Chronicle
ESPN: 'Arizona Plan' Appears Most Viable
- Astros Daily
Houston Astros: The franchise all-time bracket - Call to the Pen
Astros radio personlity shares road to recovery - KTRK-TV
How much value does Jake Marisnick add? - NorthJersey.com
Astros Foundation pledges $100K to Alex Bregman's $1M FEEDHOU campaign - KHOU-TV
This is how the Astros rank on the Forbes list of most valuable baseball teams - KPRC-TV
Bregman gives Houston Food Bank an assist - Houston Chronicle
Astros jump in profitability despite sign-stealing scandal is an ode to passion of fanbase - 12up
These AL West arms will rack up saves soon - Astros.com
McCullers reps Astros as Players League begins - Astros.com
Bregman launches $1M fundraiser to feed Houston during coronavirus pandemic - Houston Chronicle
McCullers on deck for 'MLB the Show' video game tournament - Houston Chronicle
Astros team preview and prediction for 2020 season - Call to the Pen
Here’s what Jeff Luhnow’s timeline back to MLB, Astros could look like [video] - SportsMap
Revisiting the forgotten Mariners-Astros trade for Randy Johnson - 12up
What the Astros stole from the Dodgers was far more valuable than signs [video] - SportsMap
McCullers partners to deliver food to hospitals - KTRK-TV
Even during shutdown, Strom has a pitching plan - Houston Chronicle
Rangers, Astros could wind up playing season in Arizona - On Air
Strange but true: Astros pitcher chooses Playboy Playmate over baseball - KHOU-TV
Astros’ Joe Smith, wife Allie LaForce deliver 600+ meals to Houston-area healthcare workers - KPRC-TV
Former Astros owner Drayton McLane once rewarded a pitcher with a bulldozer - Sportscasting
How former Astros pitcher J.R. Richard went from unhittable to homeless - Sportscasting
A very cool story about an encounter he had with new Astros manager Dusty Baker - BroBible
Who will have the Astros' next retired number? - Astros.com
Astros Foundation sends pizza to every Houston fire station - Houston Chronicle
Left turn puts Rice's Trei Cruz in ideal position for MLB draft - Houston Chronicle
Houston Open gets chance to raise its profile - Houston Chronicle
Alvarez is making the Dodgers regret they traded him to the Astros - SportsMoney
Bregman, McCullers surprise St. Thomas HS seniors - Houston Chronicle
3 most overrated players on the Astros - 12up
The biggest free agency mistake in Astros history - 12up
Three trades with the Astros that led to a World Series appearance - Rising Apple
Astros’ Top 5 second basemen: McTaggart’s take - Astros.com
Smith and wife LaForce organize meal delivery - Astros.com
Verlander, Upton to donate paychecks to charity - Astros.com
Verlander to donate paychecks to help people impacted by coronavirus - Houston Chronicle
Judge tosses DraftKings bettors’ lawsuit against Astros and Red Sox - New York Daily News
Astros GM weighs in on possibility of 2020 MLB season being canceled - KPRC-TV
AT&T SportsNet Southwest to pay Astros TV freelancers - Houston Chronicle
Astros Foundation accepting spare PPE donations at MMP on April 8 - KTRK-TV
Judge dismisses one sign-stealing lawsuit against Astros and Red Sox - Yahoo Sports
Judge dismisses fantasy baseball players' lawsuit against Astros, MLB - Houston Chronicle
Judge throws out fan lawsuit against MLB, Astros, Red Sox over cheating scandal - Tampa Bay Times
Bye, George? Astros face possibility of vacated outfield - Houston Chronicle
Gambler loses another bet in Anthony Oliver v. Houston Astros case - JD Supra
McCann got a ring playing for 2017 Astros, but the cheating is 'eating him up' - NJ.com
Gattis offers profanity-laced apology for sign-stealing scandal - Yahoo Sports
Astros Mailbag: Which veterans could be kept? Who are prospects to watch? - Houston Chronicle
This day in transaction history: Astros deal Schilling to Phillies - NBC Sports
Samson says MLB has 'zero legal authority' in lawsuit involving Crane - CBS Sports
MLB not extending suspensions for Hinch, Luhnow is in line with past moves - NBC Sports
Remembering Jimmy Wynn, Astros' Toy Cannon - Runner Sports
Why a delayed 2020 MLB season was the best thing to happen to the Astros - BroBible
Hinch, Luhnow suspensions to count in 2020 even with no MLB season - Houston Chronicle
Revisiting the Pirates-Astros Gerrit Cole trade that absolutely screwed the Yankees - 12up
Medical Masks, Neutral Sites Among Ideas
- Astros Daily
Hinch, Luhnow suspensions fulfilled in 2020 even if MLB season canceled - ESPN
Are the Houston Astros the villains or the antiheroes of baseball? - The Ticker
Astros Foundation aiding COVID-19 relief efforts - Astros.com
MLB cancels Cubs-Cardinals June series in London - Houston Chronicle
Astros Foundation partners with Crane Worldwide and the Texas Medical Center to help save lives - Astros.com
Manfred and Co. want Astros scandal to fade away - Trentonian
Law firm seeks Dodgers, Yankees fans to join lawsuits against Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros Foundation donates $400,000 to Houston hospitals - Houston Chronicle
MLB trying to keep details of Astros and Red Sox probes out of court - 12up
Should Correa be traded? - WBLZMedia
Astros: Move ex-pitcher's Astrogate suit to Texas in "fairness" - Fansided
Tompkins' Valasek inspired by Astros, Biggio - Katy Times
'Toy cannon' launched rockets for the Astros - Newser
A's-Astros series in Oakland could have set tone for captivating season - Yahoo Sports
Crane says MLB 'exonerated' him in sign-stealing investigation - CBS Sports
Astros ask L.A. court to toss ex-pitcher Mike Bolsinger's lawsuit - Houston Chronicle
Remembering Jose Lima, the human antidepressant - Call to the Pen
Minor league players will receive $400 per week through May 31 - NBC Sports
Gattis confirms he is "done playing" - MLB Trade Rumors
Verlander (groin) on schedule, doing well - numberFire
Owners of Astros affiliate selling meal kits to employees [$] - Sports Business Daily
How golf helps Verlander stay sharp - Golf Digest
Pay for minor league players extended during coronavirus shutdown - Houston Chronicle
Reed announces retirement - MLB Trade Rumors
Baker's son has hilarious tweet about life without baseball - 12up
A.J. Reed has retired - Line Star Ball
Reed's retirement underscores Astros' tepid 2014 draft class - Houston Chronicle
A's fans had warm welcome planned for Astros - Sports Illustrated
Mattress mack is giving out Chick-fil-A sandwiches during coronavirus crisis - 12up
Costas: MLB should footnote 2017 Astros World Series as 'not authentic' - Fox Sports Radio
Astros and Indians should ignite MLB with this surprise trade - 12up
Astros' Top 5 first basemen: McTaggart's take - Astros.com
Astros ask Harris County judges to dismiss season ticket holders' lawsuits - Houston Chronicle
The night Houston welcomed baseball to downtown - Houston Chronicle
Click still waiting for a normal day as Astros’ new GM - Houston Chronicle
Gattis provides explanation for his apparent insult to Fiers - CBS Sports
Gattis takes shot at Fiers with Twitter photo - 12up
Longtime former teammate of Wynn remembers his legacy - KPRC-TV
A letter from the Commissioner to baseball fans - Astros.com
MLB, players reach deal addressing key issues - Astros.com
Q&A with Astros general manager James Click - Astros.com
How a smaller MLB draft impacts Astros - Houston Chronicle
Correa matures into voice of the Astros - Houston Chronicle
Jimmy Wynn, baseball's 'Toy Cannon', dies at 78 - Associated Press
Jimmy Wynn, RIP – Living and learning - Call to the Pen
Optioned Players: Red Sox, Twins, Astros, Rangers, Cubs - MLB Trade Rumors
What Jimmy Wynn meant to this Astros fan - Houston Chronicle
Former Astros star Jimmy 'The Toy Cannon' Wynn dies at 78 - UPI
Astros close Minute Maid Park to players - Houston Chronicle
Astros GM: Verlander's recovery from surgery 'right on schedule' - Houston Chronicle
Correa donates $500K in medical equipment - Astros.com
R.I.P. to the Toy Cannon, an underrated Astro - SportsMap
Jimmy Wynn, Houston Astros great and Cincinnati native nicknamed 'Toy Cannon,' dies at 78 - Cincinnati Enquirer
'Toy Cannon' Jimmy Wynn, dead at 78, stood tall with early Astros - Houston Chronicle
Former Houston Astros great Jimmy Wynn, ‘Toy Cannon,’ dies at 78 - Associated Press
MLB, MLBPA reach agreement amid coronavirus pandemic - Houston Chronicle
Astros great Jimmy 'Toy Cannon' Wynn dies at 78 - Reuters
Astros icon Jimmy Wynn known as the - KTRK-TV
Astros Hall of Famer, Jimmy ‘Toy Cannon’ Wynn dies at 78 - KPRC-TV
Legendary Astros outfielder Jimmy Wynn dies at age 78 - CBS Sports
Astros request new judge to hear sign-stealing lawsuit filed by former MLB pitcher - Yahoo Sports
For Astros, an opening day with other healing powers - Houston Chronicle
Astros option three players to Triple-A Round Rock - Houston Chronicle
Astros request a new judge to hear lawsuit filed by pitcher Mike Bolsinger - Los Angeles Times
Correa, McCullers treat nurses to lunch - Houston Chronicle
A letter from the Commissioner to baseball fans - Astros.com
What Astros players have been doing instead of playing baseball - Houston Chronicle
MLB ballparks will remain eerily empty on 'opening day' - Houston Chronicle
How Verlander celebrated should-be Opening Day - Houston Chronicle
MLB, Union Hammer Out Agreements
- Astros Daily
Astros great Jimmy Wynn dies at 78 - Astros.com
Astros great Jimmy Wynn dies at 78 - Houston Chronicle
What the Astros are doing for stay at home - KTRK-TV
Correa has some advice worth repeating - KTRK-TV
This was to be the Astros’ day - Houston Chronicle
MLB to issue report on Red Sox investigation before season begins - Houston Chronicle
Red Sox cheating investigation ends with coronavirus twist - New York Post
As MLB revisits Verlander's third no-hitter, memories from press box - Houston Chronicle
Watch Verlander's 2019 no-no: Thu, 11 a.m. CT - Astros.com
MLB airing 30 classic games digitally on postponed opening day - Houston Chronicle
Opening-day memories sustain us for now - Houston Chronicle
MLB teams that can benefit from the pushed back season - Game Haus
Astros season ticket holder sues team for over $1M - KTRK-TV
Astros apologize for sign-stealing in court documents - Breitbart
Why don't the Astros play in the Astrodome? - Sportscasting
Astros claim to have 'expressed their sincere apologies' for sign-stealing scandal in court filings - CBS Sports
Astros lawyers fire back at fans suing team over sign-stealing scandal - Yahoo Sports
What baseball’s hiatus means for the Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros lawyer: 'No legal standing' for ticket holders to sue over cheating - theScore
Reddick responds to Astros hater on Twitter in lamest way possible - 12up
In court filings, Astros claim they sincerely apologized for cheating - NBC Sports
The impact of cheating on a championship legacy - Technician
The best and worst trade of the decade for the Astros - Baseball Essential
Which classic Astros, Rockets games you can watch on AT&T SportsNet this week - Houston Chronicle
Coronavirus puts Astros public shaming on hold - Sports Illustrated
The 1979 Astros were a team from baseball’s stone age - SB Nation
Hot take: 5 best catchers in Astros history - Astros.com
Relive the '19 Astros season - Astros.com
Lack of baseball takes heat off Astros but cheating is not new - The Scotsman
Astros among eight MLB teams that might not mind a canceled season - New York Daily News
When Opening Day gets here, baseball will bring the feels - SportsMap
How sports standstill hits Astros, Rockets and Texans - Houston Chronicle
Astros plan to use Alvarez in the field more - RotoBaller
How $300,000 cost the Astros a chance at Derek Jeter - Sportscasting
Correa to millennials: 'Now is the time to stop only caring about ourselves' - KHOU-TV
Correa has some advice worth repeating - KTRK-TV
Latest on Red Sox sign stealing investigation - MLB Trade Rumors
3 big moves we'd love to see the Astros make during MLB shutdown - 12up
Report: MLB concluded investigation into Boston's alleged cheating; Red Sox deny league’s findings - Sportsnaut
Red Sox may be aware of sign-stealing investigation findings - NBC Sports
Judge open to sign-stealing suit - New York Daily News
Bregman, Correa urge young people to take coronavirus pandemic seriously - Houston Chronicle
An Astros positive - SportsMap
MLB's delayed start helps Astros and Yankees - SportsMap
See the custom Astros pistol you never knew you needed - KPRC-TV
Astros release Hughes - MLB Trade Rumors
Hughes granted release from Astros - NBC Sports
Minor leaguers to get financial relief, but will it be enough? - Houston Chronicle
Astros release Hughes - Houston Chronicle
Let's dismantle the latest anti-Astros propaganda - SportsMap
Astros broadcaster offers words of encouragement - La Vida Baseball
Expanded MLB playoffs make sense in a shortened season - CBS Sports
Play it again: When two Astros voices recreated old MLB games on radio - Houston Chronicle
A look back: The Astros’ journey from loved to hated - TSN.ca
Veteran reliever Hughes released by Astros - Astros.com
Watch these classic MLB games - Astros.com
MLB pledges funds to support Minor Leaguers - Astros.com
Verlander, Armenteros Have Surgery
- Astros Daily
‘Take It Back’ meets ‘Come and Take It’ with this custom Houston Astros pistol - Houston Chronicle
Reddick vs. Tucker, the Astros' only lineup uncertainty - Houston Chronicle
MLB could skip draft; service time big issue - Associated Press
3 top prospects the Astros can afford to trade in potential future blockbuster deal - 12up
What to know about Astros pitcher Justin Verlander - KTRK-TV
MLB teams pledge $30 million to aid ballpark workers - Houston Chronicle
Verlander to miss six weeks after undergoing groin surgery - Sports Illustrated
Verlander out 6 weeks after groin surgery - ESPN
Verlander undergoes surgery to repair groin injury - MLB Trade Rumors
Verlander has surgery on right groin - Astros.com
Verlander undergoes surgery on right groin - Houston Chronicle
What L.A. elected officials got right about the Astros - Boulevard Sentinel
Astros, Tennessee betting bigwigs only folks in sports benefiting from coronavirus craze - Chattanooga Times Free Press
Astros cheating scandal sets bad example for student athletes - American River Current
DeAndre Hopkins and Houston teams' worst trades - Houston Chronicle
Interview: Astros 2020 shame tour - Sports Illustrated
4 key Spring Training takeaways for Astros - Astros.com
Opening of regular season to be pushed back - Astros.com
MLB pushes back opening day at least another eight weeks - Houston Chronicle
2020 MLB team preview: Houston Astros - DraftKings Playbook
Burns, PBS offer free access to 'Baseball' documentary - Houston Chronicle
Open letter to MLB commissioner regarding the Astros scandal - Troy Media
Astros 2020 season preview, picks, odds, and predictions - Sports Chat Place
Here are all of the ways Houston athletes are helping those impacted by coronavirus - KPRC-TV
Coronavirus plan updates: Cardinals, Astros, Mets, Royals, Rays - MLB Trade Rumors
Mccullers gets into it with Astros troll in comments of post about donation to Houston Food Bank - 12up
3 Astros players who have a make-or-break season ahead in 2020 - The Duel
Springer, Bregman pitching in with coronavirus relief - AFP
McCullers reveals group of Astros players will stay at Spring Training and workout amid MLB suspension - 12up
Astros to split between Houston, Florida because of coronavirus - Houston Chronicle
Bregman, Springer make generous donations amid coronavirus outbreak - 12up
Backe details recovery from TJ surgery - SportsRadio 610
Springer, Bregman donate for coronavirus impact - SportsRadio 610
3 players the Astros won't be able to re-sign after 2020 - 12up
Each club's key takeaway from Spring Training - Astros.com
Pro Football, Baseball Hall of Fame closing temporarily over coronavirus outbreak - Houston Chronicle
Springer donates $100K to stadium employees amid shutdown - Bleacher Report
Bregman jumps in to help kids in need during school closures - KPRC-TV
Armenteros undergoes elbow surgery - Houston Chronicle
Does delay mean less backlash for the Astros: MLB predictions - Sportsbook Review
Julia Morales shares 14 things you may not know about her - Houston Chronicle
Astros players asked to avoid travel during MLB hiatus - SportsRadio 610
Bregman reacts to Coronavirus outbreak - Death Valley Voice
Why Jose Altuve has more to lose than any other Astros player - SportsMap
Armenteros out eight weeks after elbow surgery - Call to the Pen
MLB season postponement: What Astros and other fans need to know - Houston on the Cheap
Podcast: Astros, MLB will be in fluid state for a while - Houston Chronicle
Video: Astros fan screaming at Yankee fans in the stands at Spring Training is the content we deserve - 12up
This Astros-Tigers trade for Matthew Boyd could actually work - 12up
A season’s uncertainty all too familiar to Baker - Houston Chronicle
Astros players advised to return home from spring training - Houston Chronicle
What now for the Astros? Click, Baker give update on plans - KPRC-TV
Baseball's unwritten rules are a national plague unto themselves - Deadspin
What actually happened to the Astros and where do they go from here? - Mosaic
Season delayed, players free to leave camps - Astros.com
Bregman donates 1K quarantine food kits to Houston Food Bank - Houston Chronicle
How to treat the Astros during MLB All Star weekend - Mike Drop Sports
FAQ: How coronavirus impacts Astros, MLB - Astros.com
Garneau offers services to beer league teams after MLB postpones Opening Day - 12up
Astros catcher jokes about joining beer league amid delay of season - Larry Brown Sports
...THEY'RE OUT!
- Astros Daily
James Click: the making of a baseball GM - Houston Chronicle
Opening Day delayed at least 2 weeks; Spring Training games cancelled - Astros.com
MLB to suspend spring training, delay start of season - Houston Chronicle
A’s first homestand in doubt, Giants exhibitions upended due to coronavirus - Houston Chronicle
Strasburg slows down, ends up dominating Astros - MASNsports
3 Astros players who need to step up in wake of Verlander and Alvarez injuries - 12up
Nationals rally late, beat Astros, 6-2 - Federal Baseball
Astros home opener in doubt after Houston cancels city-wide events through March - 12up
Notes: Tucker plays first base; roster moves - Astros.com
McCullers: 'If the wolf is hungry, he's gonna eat' - Astros.com
McCullers wants to push limit but smartly - Houston Chronicle
No changes to March schedule at MMP - Houston Chronicle
Astros continuing to develop Tucker at first base - Houston Chronicle
Bielak included in Astros' latest cuts to spring roster - Houston Chronicle
Mets offense finds new life in 7-4 win against Astros - Empire Sports Media
Astros season preview: Everyone will be watching, everything will be questioned - Sports Illustrated
Yelich extension gives Astros a Springer blueprint - Runner Sports
Astros represent last straw in cheating history of MLB - Arizona Sports
A perfect storm is lining up for Springer - SportsMap
Abreu gets a closer look with Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros could be in big trouble without Verlander - Fansided
Altuve feels 'really good', despite spring results - Houston Chronicle
Braves offense strikes quickly in victory over Astros - Atlanta Journal Constitution
Alvarez not quite ready for return to the field - Astros.com
Here are the Astros' options to replace Verlander - Astros.com
Verlander's injury highlights risk factor that could derail Astros' 2020 season - CBS Sports
Verlander could miss start of season with injury - Houston Chronicle
Verlander shut down with lat strain - numberFire
Astros send Jones, four others to minor league camp - Houston Chronicle
Alvarez says he'll be ready for opening day - Houston Chronicle
Verlander has sore triceps, sent for more tests - Associated Press
Forgiveness seems too far away - Yahoo Sports
Mets home crowd welcomes Astros with boos - New York Daily News
This isn’t first triceps issue for Verlander [podcast] - Houston Chronicle
Whitley sticking to his plan - Houston Chronicle
Astros pull Verlander from second spring start with sore triceps - ESPN
How well does Joe Smith know Joe Smith? - Astros.com
Verlander on opener: 'Probably take a miracle' - Astros.com
Watson enjoys beautiful connection to baseball - Houston Chronicle
Astros 2020 Draft Prospect: Compelling two-way Casey Schmitt - The Runner Sports
Is it right for the Astros to face vigilante justice? - The Hawk
Gurriel remains valuable asset for Astros - Houston Chronicle
At 70, legend J.R. Richard has a hard-earned peace - Call to the Pen
Bielak trying to make impression in spring - Houston Chronicle
Maddon on how he wants Angels to handle Astros: ‘Let’s be civil about this’ - Los Angeles Times
Cheating black eye could bring MLB and union together - New York Post
The Astros' road ahead - Last Word on Baseball
Astros encouraged by Devenski's showing in spring - Houston Chronicle
Astros issue new autograph guidelines due to coronavirus - Houston Chronicle
Pressly hoping to repeat All-Star season - Astros.com
Coronavirus may see leagues cutting locker-room access to media - Houston Chronicle
3 reasons Astros could be even better in 2020 - 12up
McCullers thrilled with second Grapefruit League outing - Houston Chronicle
Here’s what you need to know about the Astros’ ring ceremony on March 27 - KPRC-TV
Orioles to return Bailey to Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros send prospect Cristian Javier, six others to minor league camp - Houston Chronicle
Straw eyes greater role - Houston Chronicle
McHugh wishes Astros pitchers did more to speak out against cheating scheme - Sports Illustrated
Former Marlins president details history of cheating in baseball, where Astros went wrong - SportsMoney
McHugh says Astros pitchers didn't do right thing, weren't 'brave' - ESPN
Astros already paying price from baseball fans as Red Sox await fate - Associated Press
A's not Astros are Yankees' biggest AL threat - New York Post
Notes: Javier among first cuts; Yordan still out - Astros.com
McCullers working on getting feel for 4-seamer - Astros.com
Late-blooming Jones standing tall in Astros camp - Astros.com
McHugh wishes he would have been 'brave' during Astros' sign-stealing - Houston Chronicle
McCormick's Walk-Off Stuns Mets
- Astros Daily
Tucker snaps hitless streak with big day - Houston Chronicle
Astros host dedication ceremony for Bob Watson Education Center - Houston Chronicle
James makes another strong case for Astros starting job - Houston Chronicle
The Astros offer lessons in how not to apologize - PR News
Baker says he won't sit Astros stars to protect them from being booed - NBC Sports DC
Hughes preaches patience in his bid for Astros roster spot - Houston Chronicle
Torre doesn’t expect pitchers to target Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros announce ring ceremony and replica ALCS trophy giveaway, promptly get roasted on Twitter - CBS Sports
Bregman: Winning title for Baker on Astros' minds - UPI
Baker says Astros' travel roster choices have nothing to do with boos - Houston Chronicle
Astros players, coaches taking coronavirus precautions - Houston Chronicle
New Rangers stadium looks like an exact clone of Astros' Minute Maid Park - 12up
McHugh signs with Red Sox - Houston Chronicle
The 5 worst Astros post-cheating road destinations in 2020 - Houston Press
Springer wants to be more like Brantley - Associated Press
Notes: Mendez visits; Tucker's struggles; injuries - Astros.com
These young Astros most impressive in camp - Astros.com
James' tweaks paying off in bid for 5th spot - Astros.com
Q&A with Astros general manager James Click - Astros.com
Pruitt feels at home with Astros’ analytical ways - Houston Chronicle
Greinke finds perfect combination for better velocity early in spring - Houston Chronicle
A-Rod is off base on needing 'authentic apology' from Astros - Houston Chronicle
The Astros can bounce back - Suffolk Journal
Astros get motivational message from Rob Mendez, a Jimmy V award winner - Houston Chronicle
Tucker says hitless spring will 'turn around' - Houston Chronicle
How deep did Astros mind games go? Alex Cobb’s twisted pitch-tipping theory - New York Post
Knee soreness to sideline alvarez 'three or four days' - Houston Chronicle
The Astros and the ethical use of data and analytics - Forbes
Why you’re mad as hell about the Astros, but not Wells Fargo - Fortune
What rewatching two key Astros 2017 World Series games tells us - ESPN
DFS contestants bring class actions in wake of Astros scandal - SBC Americas
Castro survived Astros’ tanking, missed trash-can banging - Los Angeles Times
On stripping awards from the Astros - Beyond the Box Score
Mattress Mack doubles down on Astros for 2020 - Houston Chronicle
Altuve battling illness, told to stay home - Houston Chronicle
Alvarez a late scratch with knee soreness - Houston Chronicle
MLB missed the mark on the Astros cheating scandal - The Concordian
Alvarez battling knee issues; sick Altuve sits - Astros.com
McCullers pitches for 1st time since ’18, fans Goldy - Associated Press
Astros haters willing to pay premium prices to boo them - 12up
Astros fans the real losers in team's cheating scandal - Waco Tribune-Herald
5 takeaways from Astros camp so far - Houston Chronicle
How MLB is trying to limit cheating after the Astros scandal - Yahoo Sports
Bregman recovering from illness on Astros off-day - SportsRadio 610
AL West Preview: Astros still among MLB's top teams - Yahoo Sports
Giles is willing to return his World Series ring - USA Today
Astros' Spring Training facility has asterisk added to World Series sign - Fox Sports Radio
Yankees angry that Astros’ banging scheme might cost them in-game video - New York Daily News
Inside MLB's plan to crack down on cheating - Sports Illustrated
McCullers pitches for first time since Tommy John surgery - ESPN
Tuesday could offer a preview of Astros' opening-day lineup - Houston Chronicle
Astros open to exploring external rotation support - Houston Chronicle
McCullers 'couldn't have felt better' in debut - Astros.com
Bregman expected to return behind JV - Astros.com
Here are the Astros' 2020 Top 30 Prospects - Astros.com
Pipeline Q&A: Astros prospect Jeremy Pena - Astros.com
Astros prospect report from Spring Training - Astros.com
The Astros and Red Sox can’t say they weren’t warned. Can they? - Call to the Pen
A little Baker guidance goes a long way for Valdez - Houston Chronicle
Heckling fan becomes final straw for one Astros employee - New York Post
2 ways an Astros & Yankees role-reversal would be dramatically different [video] - SportsMap
The Astros continue to skirt responsibility - Beyond the Box Score
Baker praying for ugly Astros aftermath to end - New York Post
McCullers to make spring debut Sunday - Houston Chronicle
Greinke makes 1st outing after later arrival with Astros - Associated Press
Baseball's fight to reclaim its soul - Sports Illustrated
Notes: McCullers ready; solid pitching vs. Mets - Astros.com
Inbox: Who will be Astros' 5th starter? 26th man? - Astros.com
Notes: Greinke's debut; James' new mechanics - Astros.com
This substitute teacher in Alaska key for Astros - Astros.com
Despite Boos, Spring Opens Like Any Other
- Astros Daily
UPDATED: Franchise Hitting Top 10s - Astros Daily
UPDATED: Franchise Pitching Top 10s - Astros Daily
MLB warned Astros, Red Sox about cheating prior to 2018 ALCS - Larry Brown Sports
Cubs announcer zings the Astros with a sign-stealing barb - USA Today
The Astros are beginning to pay the price - Western Courier
Baker OK with pairing of aces and personal catchers - Houston Chronicle
Cheating scandal puts Astros' broadcasters in tough spot, too - Houston Chronicle
Bauer reveals when he first became suspicious of the Astros' sign-stealing - WKYC-TV
The Astros, caught cheating, are hit by errant pitches — coincidence? - NBC News
The Astros cheated me, too - Palisades Hudson Financial Group
Amnesty for the Astros is already damaging the integrity of the game - Los Angeles Times
Repeated drilling of Astros might not be the wisest thing to do - Toronto Star
Fallout from the Houston Astros cheating scandal is sure to last all season around MLB - Denver Post
Astros are just sorry that they were caught - Hartford Courant
Video reveals Houston batters feeling the pain in MLB spring training 2020 - Monsters and Critics
Video: How Verlander's simulated game went - Houston Chronicle
Will it be funny if the Astros win the 2020 World Series? - Slate
The decline of Justin Verlander to commence - Call to the Pen
Verlander to play on Tuesday - numberFire
Tucker poised for breakout year in Houston - Astros.com
Virus forces Japan baseball to ban fans from preseason games - Houston Chronicle
Moonshot: The banging scheme hurt the Astros as much as it helped them [$] - Baseball Prospectus
Did Astros beat the Dodgers by cheating? The numbers say no - Los Angeles Times
McCormick not short on confidence - Houston Chronicle
Alvarez says he played through knee pain in 2019 - Houston Chronicle
Astros will be must-watch television in 2020 - Call to the Pen
Twitter account called '2020 Astros shame tour' is here for all the Houston bashing - Sports Illustrated
Daniels doesn't condone throwing at Astros - 105.3 The Fan
5 better ways to punish the Astros than MLB pitchers throwing at them - USA Today
Minor league team heckles Astros by planning an ‘Astro the Grouch’ talking bobblehead giveway - KSAT-TV
What if Trout had been on the 2017 Astros? It could have happened - ESPN
Bregman becomes 7th Astros player hit by pitch in 5 games - Associated Press
Pitchers keep hitting Astros batters. How will MLB respond? - USA Today
Springer hears a snippet from Houston Astros' 2020 road trip soundtrack - Sporting News
Astros shortstop Dickie Thon was hit by a pitch that changed his career - iHeartRadio
How teams tried to counter the Astros' sign stealing before MLB did - The Ringer
Astros becoming a team that's hard to pull for - Greenville (TX) Herald-Banner
Urquidy goes from Astros luxury to necessity - Houstron Chronicle
How Hughes' mound sprint changed his career - Astros.com
Cautious Verlander 'feels good' after live BP - Astros.com
Springer booed heavily during first at-bat against Mets - Sportsnaut
6 Astros players have been hit by pitches in three spring training games - Total Pro Sports
Kurkjian says the Astros' scandal has 'gotten bigger' than he thought it ever would - NBC Sports
Verlander's Grapefruit League debut with Astros pushed back - Houston Chronicle
Peacock confident he'll be ready for opening day - Houston Chronicle
Are the Astros irredeemable cheaters? Or are they all of us? - Fortune
Kids can learn from Astros cheating scandal - Fredericksburg.com
Manfred has a history of botching investigations - Yahoo Sports
Baseball should force Crane to sell team - Desert Sun
How Hughes' mound sprint changed his career - Astros.com
Verlander scratched with groin discomfort - Astros.com
'We’ll Rise Up' | This Astros t-shirt will raise money for a good cause - KHOU-TV
An Astros player got hit by the fourth pitch of the game - For the Win
Toro scratched with eye irritation - Houston Chronicle
Devenski works toward return to All-Star form - Houston Chronicle
It’s time to sign up for spring training with the Astros in West Palm Beach - Palm Beach Post
Verlander to debut Thursday vs. Scherzer, Nationals - Associated Press
Q&A: Where did the Astros go astray? - UVA Today
2020 Fantasy Baseball: Houston Astros team preview - Sports Illustrated
Astros getting drilled all year? Much ado about nothing. - Houston Chronicle
MLB had concerns about Crane before sign-stealing scandal - InsideHook
MLBPA executive director wants to examine technology in baseball beyond Astros' scandal - SportTechie
Astros aces Verlander, Greinke expected to debut this week - Houston Chronicle
A chat with Astros' fans - SportsMap
Four Astros training camp storylines...besides the cheating - Houston Press
Tigers get trounced by Astros in preseason play - WTVB-FM
The Astros owe Houston an apology - Houston Press
Bottenfield feels 'blessed' by latest career stop - KHOU-TV
Boos rain down as quartet of Astros starters make spring debut vs. Tigers - Detroit News
Altuve grazed by pitch, Astros booed in first away game of spring - ESPN
Abreu shines in spring debut - MiLB.com
Why the Astros were within their rights to confiscate signs from fans - CBS Sports
Notes: Baker excited by team's young hurlers - Astros.com
Straw runs to claim mantle of MLB's fastest - Astros.com
'Hate Us' shirts are just the ticket for Houston Astros fans this season - Houston Chronicle
Cole claims he never saw Astros cheating - Houston Chronicle
Astros’ vets get a heaping of abuse in Grapefruit League debut - Houston Chronicle
Jeter: Astros scandal a 'black eye' for baseball - Houston Chronicle
Abreu impresses in spring debut - Houston Chronicle
Watch Altuve handle fans' boos during 1st spring training at-bat - KTRK-TV
Astros, Red Sox, MLB respond to bettors' lawsuit - Houston Chronicle
Here’s what the Astros said in their first legal defense to a cheating scandal lawsuit - KPRC-TV
Huff warns Astros to - Detroit Sports Nation
Dawson turns to big picture after struggles - Houston Chronicle
How will the Astros respond to their self-inflicted drama - Beyond the Box Score
Video: A look at Astros' up-and-down Grapefruit League opening weekend - Houston Chronicle
How Astros fans feel about the sign-stealing scandal rocking MLB - Yahoo Sports
The Astros' trash-can cheating scheme is a window onto human nature - The Ringer
The Astros' scandal isn't going away. Neither are the Astros. - FiveThirtyEight
Springer must find a way to repair his reputation as Astros cheating scandal roils baseball - Hartford Courant
Astros stars sit again, Nats hoist World Series trophy - Associated Press
Dotson: Hate of Astros has gone too far - New York Post
Astros to keep Springer as leadoff batter, Baker says - ESPN
Springer to remain in leadoff spot for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros to ask more of Greinke in 2020 - Houston Chronicle
Astros, Red Sox, MLB urge dismissal of sign-stealing lawsuit - Reuters
Altuvé loudly booed in his first spring training at bat - NBC Sports
Astros minor league team revokes season tickets of lawyer who sued the parent club - NBC Sports
Notes: Springer at leadoff; regulars scheduled - Astros.com
Baker has Greenberg at peace after ill-fated AB - Astros.com
The games (and jeers) have begun for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Hecklers’ signs taken at Astros spring opener - Associated Press
Astros confiscate fan’s sign, booed in first spring training game - Yahoo Sports
Astros get a taste of what’s to come during season from Nationals fans - Palm Beach Post
Tainted love: Astros' sign-stealing scheme should have fans feeling cheated - Abilene Reporter News
Astros destroyed by fans and real games haven’t even started - New York Post
Losing more than a title: Astros cheating scandal proves the loss of reputation is greater than any trophy - Forbes
Javier works past nerves in spring debut - Houston Chronicle
Astros get a taste of fan vitriol during spring opener - Houston Chronicle
Astros greeted with boos in first spring training game - NBC Sports
Greinke arrives at Astros camp, wishes he knew years ago that report dates weren't mandatory - Houston Chronicle
Haters gonna hate -- and Astros fans are embracing it with these shirts! - KHOU-TV
Baker finds light in Astros’ darkness - Houston Chronicle
World Series favorites, ranked from 1 to 30 - Astros.com
Greinke 'just found out' he could report later - Astros.com
Under new leadership, Astros seek redemption - Astros.com
Astros face boos as they start to play way out of scandal - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
In a sea of Astros criticism, some lines should never be crossed - ESPN
Progress report: Houston Astros - San Diego Union-Tribune
The controversial past of the tycoon behind the Astros [$] - Wall Street Journal
‘Steal it back:’ Check out the creative swag these proud Astros fans are showing off - KPRC-TV
The Astros scandal is the latest cheating case in sports history [audio] - NPR
Enough with the grandstanding, the Astros can't be the only ones [audio] - Fox Sports Radio
Astros get roasted - Houston Chronicle
Huff: Astros will be beaned all year - TMZ Sports
How to watch Houston Astros spring training games online - Huoston on the Cheap
Astros’ scandal clouds MLB’s future - Marquette Mining Journal
Nats, Astros clash in intriguing World Series repeat - MLB.com
Nationals, Astros wade into first spring training game after polar opposite weeks - NBC Sports DC
Champs vs. cheaters as Nationals, Astros meet in spring opener - Associated Press
Former Twins weary of players' Astros-bashing - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Notes: Baker on lineup; Urquidy a hit in Mexico - Astros.com
Best-case scenarios for 5 key Astros this season - Astros.com
Astros receiving death threats and other news from spring training Friday - Houston Chronicle
Play Ball! (not brawl)
- Astros Daily
Fiers told Martinez about Astros cheating before 2018 ALCS - NBC Sports
Reddick says he and his Astros teammates have received death threats - NBC Sports
Hollywood, Texas: Relive the Astros cheating scandal as a TV series - Texas Monthly
Did the Astros cheat in 2019? - Power Line
Astros' sign-stealing, juiced baseballs the biggest unknowns for 2020 MLB season - USA Today
Astros-Nationals Grapefruit opener offers plenty of familiarity for Dusty Baker - Houston Chronicle
Lucroy talks crazy lengths he’d go to beat Astros’ sign-stealing - New York Post
Astros must fill in for Cole - Associated Press
Video: The rise of Astros prospect Cristian Javier - Houston Chronicle
While awaiting chance to manage, Espada vital for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Bolsinger adds Crane, Vigoa to lawsuit vs. Astros - Houston Chronicle
Why Fiers won't dwell on possible repercussions of Astros scandal - NBC Sports Bay Area
MLB, union trying to figure out future of technology in baseball - NBC Sports DC
Bolsinger amends Astros lawsuit to include Crane, member of codebreaking team - Larry Brown Sports
Baker keeps Astros clubhouse steady - KXAN-TV
Mccullers intimates Dodgers are comfortable criticizing Astros because 'those guys aren't going to have to face us' - Dodger Blue
Fiers says he's received death threats after revealing Astros' cheating scheme - CBS Sports
Astros' cheating haunts Kershaw's memory of 2017 World Series - Sports Illustrated
Astros concerns include impossible task of replacing Cole - New York Post
The crookedest team in baseball history - The Atlantic
MLB players union finds representing Astros as well as opposing players isn’t easy - Los Angeles Times
Fiers says he does not need extra protection in 2020 - USA Today
Girardi doesn't see penalty for Astros players as a deterrent - NBC Sports
Social media erupts with #CancelHouston tweets after comedian slams Astros, MLB - KPRC-TV
How Rays were ‘hurt’ by Astros cheating suspicions - Tampa Bay Times
Musgrove suffers in silence amid talk of Astros’ tainted title - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Do any of the Astros lawsuits stand a chance? A lawyer explains. - Houston Chronicle
Astros prospect Javier to start spring opener - Astros.com
Astros heat hurler channels Cole in quest to start - Astros.com
How your favorite (and least favorite) baseball team also cheated - Houston Chronicle
Astros' battle in right field and other insights from Thursday at spring training - Houston Chronicle
Marisnick refutes Torres’ Astros cheating theory - New York Post
Baker shares some ideas on how Astros will look - Houston Chronicle
Diaz wins arbitration case against Astros - Houston Chronicle
Fisher regrets keeping mum about Astros cheating - Sportsnet.ca
Cole on his teammates’ Astros cheating talk: ‘I am not personally offended by it’ - New York Daily News
The Astros are leaning into the role of villain - NBC Sports
The Astros have become the villains that MLB has been missing - SB Nation
Astros facing more lawsuits for sign-stealing scandal - Houston Chronicle
Stanton says he 'would have hit 80 plus home runs' if he knew what pitches were being thrown - New York Daily News
Astros players throw shade at Dodgers, say they'll 'shut everybody up' as sign-stealing talk continues - CBS Sports
Astros fans battle range of emotions amid cheating scandal - Sporting News
Astros strike back at critics: 'We're going to go out there and win and shut everybody up' - Yahoo Sports
Latest on Astros' rotation - MLB Trade Rumors
Manfred must suspend Astros from the 2020 postseason - Forbes
How Yankees fan became internet legend for trolling Astros: ‘Gasps’ and smiles - New York Post
Toro: Son and legend of Canada - Houston Chronicle
Astros scandal: Roy Hobbs gets sucker punched - MinnPost
Survey shows Astros are most-hated team by a wide margin - Kansas City Star
Strom to use individualized approach with Whitley - Houston Chronicle
Ex-Charleston baseball manager, Astros coach blasts sign-stealing ‘mess’ - Charleston Post and Courier
Why MLB players are speaking up about sign stealing like nothing else ever - ESPN
Hate them all you want, but the Astros could be back in the World Series - Washington Post
Reds-Pirates brawl - not Astros' scandal - leads to hit-by-pitch enforcement - Cincinnati Enquirer
MLBPA says it didn't obstruct Astros probe - Reuters
Former Astros conditioning coach makes history as first woman hired full-time as hitting coach by MLB team - KPRC-TV
Notes: Taylor's stuff; Astros baserunning - Astros.com
Stubbs working with Biggio, learning to play 2B - Astros.com
Manfred: Fiers deserves praise; Astros banged trash cans in 2017 postseason - Houston Chronicle
Tebow had to give up No. 15 jersey because of Astros’ cheating scandal - MSN.com
Corpus Christi law firm files lawsuit against Astros - KIII-TV
Manfred addresses Astros’ sign-stealing scandal at another press conference - NBC Sports
Manfred says Astros' trash can banging occurred during 2017 postseason - Sports Illustrated
How MLB & the Astros dug their own hole - MLB Trade Rumors
Astros open spring training facing off the field criticism - Nexstar
Video: Astros' Brent Strom discusses competition for No. 5 starter - Houston Chronicle
Roundup from Tuesday at Astros spring training - Houston Chronicle
Manfred apologizes for calling World Series trophy a 'piece of metal' - Associated Press
Amid many changes, Brent Strom a constant for Astros - Houston Chronicle
White acknowledges Astros' wrongdoing with sign stealing - Dodger Blue
Baker responds to Markakis - KPRC-TV
Mattress Mack: Astros’ apologies won't satisfy everyone, but were more than enough for me - Houston Chronicle
Astros' scandal turns MLB into must-see TV – as the worst kind of reality show - MyNorthwest.com
A brief guide to trolling the sign-stealing Astros - SB Nation
Fan taunts Astros by banging trash can during batting practice - New York Post
Someone really used a trash can to heckle the Astros at spring training - USA Today
Baker calls new reliever rule 'a challenge' - Houston Chronicle
Haven’t the Astros suffered enough? - Galesburg (IL) Register-Mail
A union divided: Astros cheating scandal rocks MLBPA - Sports Illustrated
Astros' sign-stealing scandal has rocked the game, but it might also be good for it - Seattle Times
It's up to the MLB and baseball fans to ensure Astros cheaters never prosper - The Federalist
Down the road from disgraced Astros in Florida, Cardinals exude integrity - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Nationals install World Series signage to one-up Astros at shared spring training facility - NBC Sports DC
Disciplining Astros not as easy for MLB as Altuve revealing a tattoo - ESPN
Martinez thinks Astros bashing a bit much - ESPN
Buffalo Wild Wings, facing fallout from foul Astros tweet, shows perils of social media - Houston Chronicle
Q&A with pitching coach Brent Strom - Astros.com
Markakis: Every Astros player 'needs a beating' - Houston Chronicle
Shaming, apparently, will be Astros’ strongest punishment - Orange County Register
Sounds of spring won’t let Astros forget cheating scandal - Associated Press
Astros statement on MLB's suspension of Martes - Astros.com
Manfred can really punish Astros in badly needed mulligan - New York Post
A day of baseball is best thing for these Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros hit-by-pitch odds - Sports Illustrated
Astros reportedly set to sign highly touted Pedro Leon - Call to the Pen
Nationals, Astros enjoy far different first days of work - USA Today
Chaos, animosity follow Astros on first full day of training camp - USA Today
Astros RHP suspended 162 games for PED use - Astros.com
Astros embark on first full-squad workouts - Astros.com
Martes suspended full season for PED - MLB Trade Rumors
Astros know they have to rely on each other - Houston Chronicle
Astros Sign Pitcher; Lose Pitcher
- Astros Daily
Springer says it's 'way too early' for contract decision - Houston Chronicle
Buffalo Wild Wings apologizes for snarky tweets about the Astros - KHOU-TV
Moving on from the Astros melodrama - Views from 314 ft.
5 Ethics and Compliance lessons from the Astros cheating scandal - Convercent
Manfred basically admits MLB can’t be trusted to police cheating - Yahoo Sports
Astros’ media circus peaks for first full-team workout - Houston Chronicle
Baker not deviating from predecessor's off-day philosophy - Houston Chronicle
Astros add Hughes to 'pen mix on minors deal - Astros.com
Why Correa expects his offseason will lead to a healthy 2020 - Houston Chronicle
Astros sign Jared Hughes - MLB Trade Rumors
Astros sign pitcher Jared Hughes to minor league deal - Houston Chronicle
Lawsuits bring Astros saga into theater of the absurd - Houston Chronicle
Astros ringleaders, Beltran & Cora, must come forward - Elite Sports NY
How Astros sign-stealing scandal ruined Manfred’s commissioner tenure - NJ.com
Why nobody should throw at the Astros to seek revenge - The Federalist
Elias says Astros sign-stealing scandal is ‘a shame,' but it won’t affect Orioles - Baltimore Sun
Four worst out-of-market responses to the Astros' cheating scandal - Houston Press
Baker to MLB: Tell teams to 'stop the comments' on Astros - Associated Press
New Astros GM says team under no spending restrictions - Yardbarker
Manfred won't tolerate retaliation against Astros - Forbes
Manfred addresses Astros scandal - MLB Trade Rumors
Already villains, the Astros should stop apologizing and go full heel - Yahoo Sports
Hughes has drastic suggestion for players over Astros cheating - Larry Brown Sports
Manfred says public shame is enough punishment for Astros players’ cheating - New York Daily News
New Astros GM committed to rebuilding trust - Astros.com
Greinke will report to Astros spring training next week - Houston Chronicle
Season ticket holder files lawsuit against Astros after sign-stealing scandal - Houston Chronicle
Manfred considered stripping Astros of 2017 title - New York Newsday
Astros' villainy, Nats' virtue are facility flip sides - Washington Times
Manfred’s disastrous press conference shows how badly MLB mismanaged Astros crisis - Larry Brown Sports
Baker accepts that no one is moving on from scandal - NBC DFW
Astros stand by employees linked to codebreaking computer program - Larry Brown Sports
Manfred believes Astros players will be punished through public reaction - Yahoo Sports
Harris finds himself in strange situation with Nationals - USA Today
Baker has two tough jobs: Clean up Astros’ image and win a World Series - Sacramento Bee
Darvish wants Astros stripped of 2017 title - Larry Brown Sports
Sale believes pitchers will retaliate against Astros for cheating - Larry Brown Sports
Body-language expert says Altuve and the Astros are lying - Elite Sports NY
Sign-stealing scandal good for baseball - Call to the Pen
Manfred defends sign-stealing punishment but not Astros' apologies - USA Today
Manfred praises Fiers for blowing whistle on Astros cheating scandal - New York Post
Manfred: Stripping Astros of 2017 title 'seems like a futile act' - The Big Lead
Manfred says Astros' apology 'was not successful' - Yahoo Sports
Whitley's new strategy: Less work, more weight - Astros.com
Fiers won’t discuss Altuve, says Astros ‘cheated as a team' - Houston Chronicle
MLB to restrict teams’ video access during games - Houston Chronicle
2019 Season Recap - Astros Daily
Correa: Fiers should 'tell the truth' and apologize - Houston Chronicle
Anger grows within baseball at Astros’ sign stealing scandal - Denver Post
Manfred defends punishment of Astros - ESPN
How will teams facing Astros post-scandal react in heat of the moment? - Tampa Bay Times
War of words on Astros scandal now involves partial tattoo - Associated Press
Crane just latest leader to devalue the truth - New York Post
Cashman suspected Astros were stealing signs - Associated Press
Correa fights fire with fire on sign-stealing, fails to lower temperature - Sporting News
Astros, rivals wage cheating scandal war of words that won't end soon - ESPN
Baker asks MLB to tell other clubs to back off - Associated Press
Talk of vengeance against Astros hitters for sign stealing heats up - Toronto Star
Astros cheating scandal won't go away any time soon - Minneapolis Star-Tribune
The latest alibi in the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal? Jose Altuve’s ‘unfinished tattoo.’ - Chicago Tribune
Astros can’t move forward until they stop damaging themselves - Houston Chronicle
Bryant rips cheating Astros for high-tech sign-stealing - Chicago Sun-Times
Jansen says Astros' cheating worse than steroids, gambling - ESPN
Bichette thinks Astros players should pay for sign stealing - CBC Sports
Notes: Alvarez arrives; James update; rest plan - Astros.com
Astros respond to league-wide comments - Astros.com
Correa addresses criticism of Astros - Astros.com
Roundup from busy day at Astros spring training - Houston Chronicle
Full transcript of candid conversation with Correa about 2017 sign-stealing scandal - Houston Chronicle
Baker: MLB needs to stop talk of retaliation against Astros - Houston Chronicle
Verlander hints at more to come on sign-stealing - Houston Chronicle
Whitley hopes less is more for 2020 - Houston Chronicle
Astros face new class action over cheating scandal - Courthouse News Service
Even after lackluster apologies, Astros' success still reeks, raises questions - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Several Southern California youth leagues ban ‘Astros’ team name amid cheating scandal - Yahoo Sports
Kemp on taking part in Astros' sign-stealing system: 'I said no' - UPI
Why Bauer says Fiers speaking up on Astros 'good for' MLB - NBC Sports
Rizzo tries for avoidance before opting for defiance when discussing Astros - NBC Sports
Stripling says he'd consider throwing at Astros hitters - ESPN
Mets on Astros scandal: Davis feels 'ashamed,' Marisnick knew 'something was going too far' - CBS New York
Astros cheating affected Yankees' chances to win in 2017, Cashman says - USA Today
Astros-Nationals shared training site now known as home of cheaters and champs - Los Angeles Times
Buffalo Wild Wings burns the Astros and Houston fans are steamed - KHOU-TV
MLB players rip Astros over sign-stealing scandal - Sporting News
Baker on Greinke being late: 'He's Zack Greinke' - Astros.com
McCullers reinvigorated by clean slate in 2020 - Astros.com
Internet explodes with hilarious memes after Astros' apology - Houston Chronicle
Bellinger says Altuve 'stole' MVP - Houston Chronicle
Some California Little Leagues ban use of the name ‘Astros’ - Houston Chronicle
MLB to raise salaries for minor leaguers in 2021 - Houston Chronicle
Verlander believes the Astros were still the 'best team in baseball' during 2017 World Series - NBC Sports DC
Astros apologize for cheating, but won't waver on merits of their 2017 World Series title - USA Today
Roenicke says he never noticed Houston doing anything specific during time as Angels coach in 2017 - MassLive.com
Correa denies that Beltran intimidated Astros in sign-stealing scandal - USA Today
Tom Koch-Weser, Derek Vigoa to remain with Astros' front office - Houston Chronicle
Verlander caught in middle of Astros' sign-stealing woes - Houston Chronicle
Good at cheating, bad at apologizing: The Astros humiliate themselves again - Yahoo Sports
Chris Speier to join Dusty Baker's staff - Houston Chronicle
Manfred's investigation into Astros' sign-stealing has ended, but the bangs keep coming - FanGraphs
Astros owner: 'We won the World Series and we'll leave it at that' - Houston Chronicle
'That's a lie': Astros adamantly deny buzzer use - Houston Chronicle
Astros refuse to apologize for winning their only World Series - Houston Chronicle
Fiers is trying to move on - Associated Press
Crane: Astros sign stealing 'didn't impact the game' - Sports Illustrated
Hinch clarifies comment on players wearing buzzers: 'Never seen any such device' - USA Today
Hinch ‘not aware’ of any Astros buzzers - Houston Chronicle
Astros keep backing themselves into a hard corner - Houston Chronicle
Cheating Astros are villains on par with Barry Bonds and the 20th century Yankees - Los Angeles Times
Hinch: 'I am not aware' that Astros used buzzers to communicate stolen signs - Sports Illustrated
Yankees’ anger with Astros could eventually hurt them - New York Post
How Astros cheating scandal will affect Beltran's Hall of Fame chances - CBS Sports
Correa on buzzers to steal signs: 'That's a lie' - Astros.com
Bregman, Altuve among Astros to apologize - Astros.com
How Astros players spent their offseason, according to Instagram - Houston Chronicle
Astros stars issue public apology for cheating scandal - Houston Chronicle
Internet explodes with hilarious memes after Astros' apology - Houston Chronicle
A’s filed complaint about Astros’ sign-stealing before Mike Fiers’ allegations - San Francisco Chronicle
Beltran was the failure of the sign-stealing plot he orchestrated - New York Post
Hudgens apologizes for role in Astros sign stealing scandal - Yahoo Sports
Statements of regret from ex-Astros ring hollow - Houston Chronicle
Current Astros quiet as former players, coach apologize - Houston Chronicle
Joe Maddon: Astros' sign-stealing 'not a sport wide-issue', calls for elimination of in-game technology - Sportsnaut
Centeno on Astros' sign-stealing in 2017: 'What they did, what we did, was wrong' - Boston Globe
The Astros face a long road to redemption. Here is how they should address cheating scandal - USA Today
Astros arrive for spring training with some explaining to do - KPRC-TV
Nationals warned about Astros cheating before World Series: report - Fox News
Even more details emerge on Astros' cheating scandal, showing Manfred has a problem on his hands - CBS Boston
Report: '10 to 12' teams complained to MLB about Astros over the years - Sports Illustrated
This Astros sign-stealing lawsuit is only the beginning - CCN
Can Astros fans get reimbursed for tickets because of cheating scandal? - KPRC-TV
Astros to give team strategy on handling sign-stealing scandal - New York Post
Four in-house solutions for the Astros to replicate 2019 - Houston Press
Report: Nationals were tipped off about Astros' cheating by Dodgers, Cora - NBC Sports DC
Survey says 90% of Americans believe Astros players should be punished for cheating scandal - KPRC-TV
Report: Crane to meet with full roster ahead of Spring Training - Sports Illustrated
McCann asked Astros to stop sign-stealing scheme - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Here are 5 storylines to follow in Astros camp - Astros.com
Pitchers, Catchers Report Amid Questions
- Astros Daily
Beltran was relentless ‘Godfather’ in Astros’ sign-stealing scheme - New York Post
Astros sign-stealing scheme was reportedly one of the worst kept secrets in MLB - Yahoo Sports
Yet more details come out about the Astros’ sign-stealing scheme - NBC Sports
Ex-MLB pitcher sues Astros, says cheating ruined subpar career - MLive.com
Gonzalez 'remorseful' on cheating scandal - USA Today
Taylor Cole wants MLB to investigate Astros even further - Fox News
Astros projected to win 98 games coming off sign-stealing scandal - Yahoo Sports
Inside the Astros' front office's sign stealing operation - Axios
Will James Click clean house in front office? - Houston Chronicle
Ex-pitcher sues Astros, says sign stealing a ‘death knell’ for his MLB career - Houston Chronicle
Bolsinger had other issues besides Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros' cheating and the damage done: the Mike Bolsinger saga - Houston Chronicle
Ex-Dodgers pitcher sues Astros, claiming their cheating ended his MLB career - Los Angeles Times
Majority of Americans say MLB should strip Houston Astros of 2017 World Series title: poll - Yahoo Finance
Who has the AL West's best bullpen? - Astros.com
Yankees' pitcher feels cheated out of 2017 World Series - Associated Press
Source: MLB considering expanding playoffs to 14 teams - Associated Press
Gonzalez apologizes for sign-stealing scheme - Houston Chronicle
Jomboy updates on Astros cheating against Dodgers, MLB; challenges Hinch & buzzers - Dodgers Nation
Who’s running my team: Houston Astros - Call to the Pen
Astros rotation status - MLB Trade Rumors
Steroid era was bad, but the Astros cheat was organized crime - Los Angeles Times
Elias confident Orioles employees with Astros ties won’t be connected to sign-stealing scandal - Baltimore Sun
Astros hope to have winning mix in Baker, Click - Houston Chronicle
Astros can’t escape their tarnished past - Houston Chronicle
Hinch whiffs when it comes to defending Astros' title - Houston Chronicle
Former Astros pitcher regrets not stopping team’s sign-stealing in 2017 - Houston Chronicle
Astros 2020 win total down to 93.5 after opening at 96.5 - Sports Betting Dime
Astros sign-stealing system was based on Excel algorithm created by an intern - Daily Mail
Report: Astros front office laid groundwork for sign-stealing scheme - KPRC-TV
Morton on Astros cheating: ‘I regret not doing more to stop it’ - Tampa Bay Times
Astros owner has unfinished business - SportsRadio 610
If someone is least wrong in the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal, it’s A.J. Hinch - NBC Sports DC
‘Dark arts’ behind Astros’ sign-stealing revealed in MLB letter - New York Post
Astros' sign-stealing reportedly started with 2016 front-office scheme - Sporting News
Hinch was not confident enough as manager to end Astros sign stealing - SportsRadio 610
Hinch opens up about failure to stop sign stealing - Sports Illustrated
Astros offseason review - Prospect Insider
Two aces, two jokers, and a question mark - Call to the Pen
Hinch: 'Fair question' if title tainted - AFP
All eyes, ears will be on Astros' spring camp - Astros.com
Astros head to Florida with rotation spots open - Astros.com
Hinch on sign-stealing: 'I tolerated too much’ - Astros.com
Hinch on trash-can banging: 'I heard it' - Houston Chronicle
Report: Astros front office laid groundwork for 'Codebreaker' sign-stealing program - ESPN
Click Becomes New Astros GM
- Astros Daily
Index of Past Columns
Remembering Gene Elston
added // by Bob Hulsey
Bob says farewell to a baseball legend.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We've survived yet another occurrence of The Void!

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

The Great American Pastime goes NASCAR.

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

The Great American Pastime goes NASCAR.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ABCDEFG
added 10/01 by Todd Brody

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Rainbow in Arlington
added 07/06 by Darrell Pittman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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First week thoughts
added 04/08 by Raymond Desadier

Aint it great to be baseball season again?

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

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

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

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

A solo effort by Darrell.

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

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

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Call me nostradamus
added 12/19 by Todd Brody

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

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added 12/15 by Greg Lucas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TURN BACK NOW! THIS WAY LIES MADNESS!!!

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

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

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

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