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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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Yuli’s Monster 2019 – Can he repeat it?

During the off-season, I like to take a moment to look back and reflect on the season, lessons learned, take some time to read about new stats, and the most fun part - looking at my predictions. After a...

An Early Analysis of the Astros 2020 Payroll Situation

Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports The 2019 season concluded on a rather bitter note, but the planning for next season is already underway. Although the Astros were denied in their quest for...

Astros Offered Gerrit Cole a Qualifying Offer

The Houston Astros did some early November roster cleaning today. As I talked about on last night’s Locked On Astros Podcast, Gerrit Cole was indeed the only player offered a qualifying offer by the Astros. If he accepts the...

Astros Crawfish Boil: November 4th, 2019

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The Astros’ Window is Still Wide Open in 2020

It’s hard to feel this way right now, less than a week after losing Game 7 of the World Series, but the 2019 season was a success for the Astros. Only one team out of thirty can win it...

Talking Stros Podcast: Astros Offseason Talk

The Houston Astros fell short or winning their second World Series in 2019, but are still the early favorites to go again in 2020. With eight players leaving via free agency, Astros GM Jeff Luhnow will have to find...

Gerrit Cole Has Competition in Stephen Strasburg for Top SP Free Agent

The Washington Nationals just celebrated their World Series win over the Houston Astros this morning with a parade. As Astros fans, you probably did not pay too much attention to the parade, but some breaking news later in the...

Astros Crawfish Potluck: November 2nd, 2019

Hey everyone, gonna do more of an open thread this week as I desperately need to play catch up and show my wife that I’m a functioning member of society once again now that the playoffs are over. But I...

Astros Crawfish Boil: November 1st, 2019

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Astros Crawfish Boil: October 31st, 2019

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Remember the Ride, Not the Destination

If you have ever been to Maui, probably at some point somebody suggested that you spend a day traveling “The Road to Hana.” Hana is a very small town on the eastern tip of the island, situated...