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FREE BLOG WEEKEND: Gulp, Luhnow may have to pay the piper soon

Blackie Sherrod of the Dallas Morning News used to share his scattershots in his weekend column years ago. When I was in radio, there was something called Open Mike Friday. … Continue reading

June 9, 2017 · 226 Comments

Astros on the mountain top, but payday is coming

Someday, we’ll look back on these times as the good ol’ days! The Astros are flying high today, just as Sports Illustrated predicted several years ago. But, as is often … Continue reading

June 6, 2017 · 141 Comments

Can the 2017 Astros run away and hide from the AL West?

First, Happy Mother’s Day to every mom. Those reading this and those ladies you call mom. My mom just turned 82 and you can see a little tribute on Instagram … Continue reading

May 14, 2017 · 130 Comments

Oakland A’s: AL West Division rival’s review

Dan and Chip are taking a look at the Astros’ AL West competition over the next several days. Last week, Dan started things off with the Mariners. Today, Chip takes … Continue reading

March 6, 2017 · 101 Comments

FREE BLOG WEEKEND: Trades, rules and questions

Hello friends, it’s a Free Blog Weekend, the tradition that began over a decade ago at the Chronicle. Today, you can take the discussion where you want, but I’ll get … Continue reading

March 3, 2017 · 63 Comments

Luhnow, Astros sharpening after Christmas shopping list

Somehow the Astros’ off season just doesn’t seem to be complete. Something tells me Jeff Luhnow has some after-Christmas shopping left to do, though the bargains may not be as … Continue reading

December 26, 2016 · 59 Comments

Nothing’s changed: Pitching and defense still wins baseball games

In football, if you can’t run the football and play defense, you aren’t going to win many games. In hockey, a strong goalie — or not — often defines your … Continue reading

December 15, 2016 · 50 Comments

Untouchables: Ranking the Astros’ core and nucleus

Most valuable? Most difficult to replace? Most sought after? Untouchables? Available? Houston has a long list of players that other teams covet. There are some that could be pried loose … Continue reading

December 12, 2016 · 96 Comments

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