Biggest Astros Offseason Acquisitions Since 2000

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Every year MLB teams make moves in the offseason to try to put their team over the top. Whether it is a big trade or a free agent signing, there are moves that make a major difference to the history of a franchise. The Houston Astros had some lean years during the 2000s, but the […] READ MORE


Potential Landing Spots for Michael Brantley

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After two strong, productive years with the Houston Astros, Michael Brantley is back on the free-agent market. Originally drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2005, Brantley was traded to the Cleveland Indians in 2008 to be named later from the CC Sabathia deal. In 10 seasons with Cleveland, the Silver Slugger established himself as a […] READ MORE


Shortened Season Could Affect Houston Astros Free Agency

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The Major League Baseball season hasn’t even begun, yet there are only a few short months before free agency begins. This 60 game MLB season is accelerating important offseason decisions for teams, and the Houston Astros have some big decisions ahead. The 2021 Astros free agency class consists of five important players, headlined by outfielder […] READ MORE


Ejection Inspection, Week 23: Rick Renteria of the Chicago White Sox Gets Tossed Twice

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Rick Renteria Gets Tossed Twice Welcome to Week 23 of Ejection Inspection! The premise and ground rules are detailed here. The condensed version: each ejection from the previous week (Thursday through Wednesday) is listed in a table. The author – a former player/coach/umpire – analyzes each ejection and assigns it an entertainment rating of one […] READ MORE


Ejection Inspection, Week 19: Alex Cora, Boston Red Sox Rip into Mike Estabrook

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Alex Cora Rips into Mike Estabrook Welcome to Week 19 of Ejection Inspection! The premise and ground rules are detailed here. The condensed version: each ejection from the previous week (Thursday through Wednesday) is listed in a table. The author – a former player/coach/umpire – analyzes each ejection and assigns it an entertainment rating of […] READ MORE


The 2019 MLB All-Overrated Team

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It happens every season. Someone unexpectedly bounces back, breaks out, or finally starts demonstrating promise, and the hyperbole gets out of control. Announcers and bloggers start throwing around plaudits and then the shine comes off. Rather than admit they were wrong, most double down on the praise, overhyping mediocrity as stardom. It’s the nature of […] READ MORE



Houston Astros 2017 Season Preview

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The Houston Astros experienced a few setbacks last season, including the unexpected regression in performance from staff ace, and former Cy Young winner, Dallas Keuchel. His up-and-down season mirrored the Astros 2016 campaign overall. Luckily, down years happen to teams on the climb. The young foundation remains primed to win, and this Houston Astros 2017 season preview touches […] READ MORE