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Why Mike Fiers matters to Houston; why Singleton’s weight does not

So, I was reliving some glory from 2015 over the last few days, watching snippets from games. And I watched some of the post-game interviews after Mike Fiers‘ no-hitter. You … Continue reading

February 23, 2016 · 74 Comments

What a difference a year — or two — makes for Astros

So, right now we’re all looking over the National League, trying to figure out who the Astros will play in the World Series and checking Trip Advisor to get an … Continue reading

February 20, 2016 · 65 Comments

Brian T: What will I be watching this spring?

So, we’re about three and a half weeks from Spring Training games. Welcome back to the Grapefruit League, folks! Well, in 24 days. But you get my point. So, what … Continue reading

February 9, 2016 · 65 Comments

The $250,000 message to Jason Castro

So, as readers here are aware, the Astros exchanged arbitration numbers with catcher Jason Castro recently. Castro and his agent, Relativity Baseball, have asked for $5,250,000. The Astros countered with … Continue reading

January 26, 2016 · 35 Comments

In defense of Evan Gattis (Brian ducks and covers)

I get fed up with Evan Gattis as much as the next guy (or gal). With runners on, he presses. He swings and misses at low-and-outside pitches Jose Altuve couldn’t … Continue reading

January 15, 2016 · 81 Comments

I just can’t talk about it, so here’s some trivia

Fifteen votes. And just 23 for Tim Raines, who belongs in the Hall as well. I don’t care that Trevor Hoffman needs to wait a whole year. (Second-best closer ever? … Continue reading

January 7, 2016 · 26 Comments

Bagwell and the HOF: Once more into the breach

So, here’s what I wrote last year about Jeff Bagwell and his Hall of Fame candidacy. The stats are the same — Bagwell hasn’t reached 500 homers since last December … Continue reading

December 21, 2015 · 58 Comments

Who’s on first? I don’t know, third base!

Abbott and Costello could not have been more prophetic when it comes to the Astros’ corner infield dilemma for 2016. With the departure of Chris Carter, the Astros have 111 … Continue reading

December 15, 2015 · 180 Comments
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