Houston Astros

Adrian Beltre
Jeremy Breland - Jan 30, 2023

On Tuesday, third baseman Scott Rolen was finally inducted into the Hall of Fame. Rolen will be sharing the stage in Cooperstown in July along with Veterans Committee elect Fred McGriff. It was a big day for baseball as the writers avoided a shutout for the second time in three years. Rolen garnered 76.3% of […]

taco hero
Justin Merrlles - Oct 28, 2022

The World Series starts on Friday, which means that one of baseball’s best promotions is back for its’ 11th season. Taco Bell offers a promotion that gives away free tacos if someone steals a base in the World Series. In last year’s World Series, Atlanta Braves‘ second baseman Ozzie Albies stole the first base. Here […]

Postseason Home Run

Hitting a postseason home run shows that a hitter can come through on baseball’s biggest stage. Someone like Manny Ramírez fits that mould, as he’s the all-time postseason home run leader. He appeared in 111 major league postseason games while hitting 29 homers in 410 at-bats. Outside of Ramírez, six of these elite October performers […]

Astros playoff rotation
Braden Herb - Oct 1, 2022

The final day of the 2022 major league baseball regular season is Wednesday, October 5. For teams that have clinched a postseason spot, their eyes are set on playoff baseball. While the postseason doesn’t begin for another week, there are decisions that must be made in the coming days. One of those decisions is the […]

Astros Trade Acquisitions
Braden Herb - Sep 24, 2022

At the 2022 MLB trade deadline, the Houston Astros did not make any major blockbuster trades. However, they did make a few big moves to shore up the depth of their roster. The Astros acquired utility man Trey Mancini, catcher Christian Vazquez and left-handed reliever Will Smith in three separate deals. With under two weeks to […]

2022 MLB Rookie

The 2022 MLB Rookie of the Year race is coming to a close. With two weeks left of the season, these rookie players have performed best as part of a strong first-year class. Both leagues feature a few up-and-comers who have the potential to be future stars of the game. Here’s a final look at […]

Astros Clinch
Braden Herb - Sep 17, 2022

The Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics on Friday and clinched their sixth straight postseason berth. With a postseason spot officially secured, the ultimate goal of a World Series championship only becomes more in focus. If the Astros keep playing like this, they are arguably the favorites to come out of the AL. Houston is […]

Astros Rehab Assignment
Braden Herb - Sep 10, 2022

Over the past few weeks, the Houston Astros had a small wave of injuries. However, there has been good news on the injury front in recent days. Ryan Pressly came back from a neck strain on Friday and got the save. With the season winding down, the Astros could be receiving some reinforcements soon. Houston […]

Altuve astros
Braden Herb - Sep 4, 2022

A lot has changed over the past decade in major league baseball. One of the things that has stayed the same over that time is Jose Altuve being the key cog in the Houston Astros‘ lineup. When Altuve came to the majors in 2011, Houston was still in the National League. The Venezuelan native was […]

Benjamin Sabin - Sep 2, 2022

Well, howdy there. Very nice to meet your acquaintance. It seems that you and your family are in the market for a historical baseball getaway and, based on your clothing, you may be quite possibly on the hunt for a dream vacation to Houston, yes? Yes. Great! Let’s get started. First, what are the specifics? […]

alex bregman
Braden Herb - Aug 29, 2022

If you turn the clock back to 2018 and 2019, Alex Bregman was one of the top ten players in the majors. After those seasons, the Houston Astros third-baseman finished fifth and second in AL MVP voting. In 2020, 2021, and the beginning of this season, Bregman was not the same guy. While he was […]

Justin Merrlles - Aug 28, 2022

Canada has produced a plethora of MLB talent over the past two centuries. Many fans of America’s pastime would be surprised how many of their favorite players were born in Canada. Over 200 Canadians have made their mark in baseball. That includes two Cy Young Award winners, three MVPs, four batting titles, 11 Silver Slugger […]

Cy Young
Jeremy Breland - Aug 21, 2022

The 2022 American League Cy Young Debate The 2022 AL Cy Young race is coming down to two very different pitchers whose numbers are very similar. These two pitchers are 39-year-old Justin Verlander and 26-year-old Dylan Cease. Both are the aces for their respective teams, and have been the best pitchers in the AL all […]

astros prospect
Braden Herb - Aug 21, 2022

Over the past decade or so, the Houston Astros have done an excellent job of developing impact players in the Minor Leagues. From Jose Altuve and George Springer to Kyle Tucker, Yordan Alvarez, and the majority of Houston’s current rotation. Let’s look at the next group of potential Astros core players. This Astros prospect report […]

Houston Astros
Jeremy Breland - Aug 18, 2022

The Houston Astros dominance of the American League since 2017 is something else. Houston appeared in the World Series in three of the last five years while reaching the ALCS in the other two years. This dynasty has sustained many changes to players, coaching, and front office personnel. It goes to show how much talent […]

brantley surgery
Braden Herb - Aug 13, 2022

Houston Astros outfielder Michael Brantley has been ruled out for the rest of the season after undergoing right shoulder surgery according to MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart. Brantley hasn’t played in a game since June 26. The 35-year old had been rehabbing his injured shoulder, but was never able to progress to swinging once again. After receiving […]

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Lewis Masella - Aug 13, 2022

Wisconsin is best known as America’s Dairyland, but it also has a rich sports culture. Although winter sports such as football and hockey are generally more popular, the Badger State owns its fair share of baseball history. The Milwaukee Braves brought the state its first World Series title in 1957. The Braves’ stint in Milwaukee […]

Jeremy Breland - Aug 13, 2022

Has anyone ever wondered why pitchers and catchers report to spring training before position players? This can sometimes be a point of curiosity for fans both old and new. Per USA Today, this spring training is no different as pitchers and catchers are widely scheduled to report by February 15th or 16th while position players […]

Tony Fernandez
Justin Merrlles - Aug 13, 2022

The Toronto Blue Jays have been a significant part of baseball since 1977. The Blue Jays have stories that include iconic playoff moments from Joe Carter in 1993 to Jose Bautista in 2015. Not to mention two World Series titles and nine playoff appearances. But, there’s more to it than just that- former Blue Jays […]

Rockies 2023 Success
Brandon Willman - Aug 13, 2022

The Colorado Rockies will not be competitive in 2023. The team won’t be close to winning the NL West division, nor will they even have a chance of a playoff berth. Betting odds do not have the team going to the playoffs or even playing .500 baseball. According to Vegas Insider, the Rockies have an […]

Ken Griffey Jr. For Babe Ruth
Benjamin Sabin - Aug 13, 2022

How does this sound for the ultimate trade: Ken Griffey Jr. for Babe Ruth? Never happen right? Ken Griffey Jr. was born on November 21, 1969, and Babe Ruth died on August 16, 1948, so there’s that. Also, Ruth played in his last big league game on May 30, 1935, and Griffey played in his […]

Justin Merrlles - Aug 13, 2022

The Montreal Expos were an important part of Major League Baseball’s history. As the first Canadian franchise and first team in a French-speaking area, it brought in new fans. All-time greats like Randy Johnson, Vladimir Guerrero, Pete Rose, and Andre Dawson played for them. Even players such as Russell Martin and Eric Gagne may not […]

Caleb Begley - Aug 13, 2022

The state of Washington is known for many things. Beautiful mountain scenery, the Space Needle, and one of the most consistently top-rated college basketball programs in the nation. That said, we are not here to divulge which Gonzaga player is best, or which of the many Seattle-based coffeehouses serves the best cup of joe. No, […]

Ranger Suarez, key member of the Phillies' optimal rotation

After taking a trip down the lineup card, we now turn our attention to what would make up the Phillies’ optimal rotation. Entering the 2023 season with a perennial Cy Young contender, one of the most underrated pitchers in baseball, and a pitcher that had his breakout season in 2022, just how should they be […]