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Astros AFL Wrap-Up

The Astros assigned four hitters and three pitchers to the Arizona Fall League, where they played alongside prospects from the Red Sox, Padres, Pirates and Mariners organizations for the Peoria Javelinas. Considered one of the best scouting opportunities of...

Astros Crawfish Boil: November 14th, 2019

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Josh James’ 2019 season in a nutshell

While the Astros find themselves embroiled in another scandal, I decided to find something not so controversial to write about. Much easier said than done when considering all of the negativity currently hovering around the club. Thankfully, there are...

Astros Crawfish Boil: November 13th, 2019

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Former Astro Mike Fiers accuses Astros of illegal sign-stealing during 2017 season.

Mike Fiers, in an article by Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich in the Athletic, claims the Astros used electronic surveillance equipment to steal signs during the 2017 season. Fiers, a member of the Astros from 2015-2017, made the allegation along...

Astros Crawfish Boil: November 12th, 2019

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Free Agent Profile: Zack Wheeler

I’m still not sure of the Astros approach to the 2019-20 Free Agent market. With the Astros being one of the top 5 payrolls and working through a precarious juggling act as they run head first into the wall...

Garver, Grandal, Realmuto Tops in the 2019 Catcher Skills Spectrum Scores

With the 2019 MLB season now in the books, it’s time to look back at the state of catching in the major leagues. In July 2019, I analyzed the relative impacts of different aspects of a catcher’s...

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Yordan Alvarez is named Rookie of the Year. Celebrate with one of the great...

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Yordan Alvarez unanimously voted Rookie of the Year

As expected, Yordan Alvarez was chosen as the AL 2019 Rookie of the Year. Although not joining the Astros until June, he had 27 home runs and 78 RBI. More indicative of his excellence were his averages during the...

Astros Crawfish Boil: November 11th, 2019

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Making a Case for A.J. Hinch as Manager of the Year

Following the announcements of the three finalists per category last Tuesday, this week marks MLB’s big 2019 Awards festivities. Rookies of the Year will come on Monday, Managers on Tuesday, Cy Young winners the day after, and finally the...

Astros Crawfish Potluck: November 9th, 2019

Hey there everyone. Another week in the offseason and I already can’t wait until Spring Training starts again. I think I’m going to stick with the open forum style for the potluck and throw out some questions...

Astros Crawfish Boil: November 8th, 2019

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All My Children: Front Office Changes for the Crane and Ryan Families

A slurry of front office changes have been announced today by the Houston Astros, which will be reported here in Twitter format, the best format a blue colored bird has to offer, courtesy of Jake Kaplan, Chandler Rome,...

Astros Crawfish Boil: November 7th, 2019

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The Curious Case of Kyle Tucker’s 131st At-Bat

With the 2019 Houston Astros season firmly in the rearview mirror, it is natural to look back at key plate appearances to think “What could have been done differently to avoid this outcome?” Howie Kendrick at the plate against Will...

Astros Crawfish Boil: November 6th, 2019

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Astros Crawfish Boil: November 5th, 2019

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