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If the season ended today, who would be the Astros’ MVP?

Sometimes, what seems like an easy question does not look so easy when you peer beneath the surface. It would seem that one man, Jose Altuve, is the Astros’ MVP … Continue reading

August 22, 2017 · 28 Comments

Five for Friday: Critical questions for the Astros

The Astros are in the home stretch of the 2017 season and with 6 weeks to go the path forward may be murkier rather than clearer. They hold a 12 … Continue reading

August 18, 2017 · 140 Comments

Can Jeff Luhnow lead the Astros to the next level?

Back in the 1980s I was forced by the Houston economy to uproot my family and take them to Arkansas for seven years. It was a lovely place with great … Continue reading

August 11, 2017 · 126 Comments

The Devo-lution of the Astros’ bullpen

This is not to blame the crash and burn of the bullpen on one man, Chris Devenski,┬ábecause the failure lately has been a team effort similar to the team’s offensive … Continue reading

August 5, 2017 · 123 Comments

July ChipalattAwards: Offense, offense, offense

Despite losing two of their best three offensive players during the month (Carlos Correa and George Springer) and despite having to deal with shorter starting pitching stints for replacement starters … Continue reading

August 3, 2017 · 77 Comments

The greatest Astro enters the Hall of Fame

That was a tough title to write. I love Craig Biggio. I do. He was everything you could ask for in a ballplayer. But he was not as great as … Continue reading

July 30, 2017 · 131 Comments

Free Blog Friday: What we don’t know far outweighs what we know

As per a Chip Bailey tradition, let’s go Free Blog Friday today. You can talk about anything you want Astro-wise, but a hunch informs us that trade deadline talk will … Continue reading

July 28, 2017 · 102 Comments

Wednesday Wonderings: What if they told you…

Pondering the Astros’ numbers for the month of July so far makes one wonder a bit. What if they told you that in July: Staff ace and All-Star Dallas Keuchel … Continue reading

July 26, 2017 · 114 Comments
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