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What Astros’ fans want! It’s pretty simple

This was supposed to be one of “those” posts. You know, a wonky stat-filled romp through the needs of the Astros from starting pitching, through left-handed relieving, past failures to … Continue reading

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Looking ahead: Key dates, arbitration, thoughts and questions

Some weekend thoughts as the Astros twiddle their thumbs waiting for the real season (read: the off-season) to arrive. Meanwhile, former Astros Dexter Fowler and J.A. Happ hope to play … Continue reading

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Arbitration considerations: 2017 has begun for Astros

The Astros will have a busy off-season ahead. Perhaps none during Jeff Luhnow’s tenure has been more pivotal. The payroll will be higher, the stakes will be higher and the … Continue reading

October 10, 2016 · 109 Comments

Honest look back at Astros 2016: Blame the starting pitching

No, I have not been on a bender the last week, unless you count bottled water. I have been a little depressed about another 6 months invested in a season … Continue reading

October 5, 2016 · 128 Comments

Sunday thoughts on the last day of the 2016 season

Some random thoughts on the last day of the season while wondering which 3-4 games the Astros might have won over this 162-game season to have backed into the playoffs … Continue reading

October 2, 2016 · 186 Comments

Almost good is just not good enough for Houston

My friend Greg Lucas may have said it best: “Fans in Houston are tired of “almost good” in all three major sports. Someone (Astros, Texans, Rockets) need to do something … Continue reading

September 28, 2016 · 181 Comments

Longing for — and remembering — the simple, old days

I long for the simple, old days. The days when the man wearing the Texas star walked out to fill up your gas tank, check your oil and clean your … Continue reading

September 25, 2016 · 176 Comments

Houston Astros 2016: The Lazarus Affect

Perhaps calling the Astros latest rise from the dead The Lazarus Effect is a misnomer as that faithful disciple only rose once. Perhaps this team that has been on the … Continue reading

September 21, 2016 · 162 Comments

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