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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of making the acquaintance Sir Dizzle, who is pretty cool (for an Indians fan).Sir Dizzle builds miniature stadium replicas, and they're absolutely phenomenal. He has built a replica MMP, complete with working
The Astros won their 67th game last night, but players are dropping like flies out there. As we celebrate the latest Astros victory, rightly or not, the team suffered another ill-timed injury. Wait, all injuries are ill-timed, right? Regardless, Alex
From now until the end of the season, Alex Bregman will be the fourth-best hitter on the Astros, right behind Correa, Altuve, and Springer. Book it.After being taken second overall in 2015, Bregman made his debut with the Astros on July 25, 2016. He
As the trade deadline approaches, the Astros are rumored to be scouring the market for improvements. No matter if you are pro-rotation or pro-bullpen, the Astros could stand to pick up another arm. Or two. Maybe three? You can never have enough quali
At the bottom of the Saturday Morning Hot Links, the Constable informed all three of our readers that there would be no Sunday Morning Hot Links because he was unavailable.  Well, he didn't factor in some annoying busybody stepping in write
With George Springer nursing a sore quad, the Astros bring up Derek Fisher. Astros fans got a scare when George Springer left last night’s 13-4 win in the third inning. He left the game with discomfort in his left quad. It is not considered
Billy Wagner, as you may recall, was a very good pitcher. In 1999 he was such a great pitcher that he came in 4th in the Cy Young voting and 16th for MVP. But as the great Howie Day once said, even the best fall down sometimes.On July 21, the Astros
The trade deadline is a week away, and the Astros have been linked to having interests in acquiring both starting and relief pitching. With the return of Collin McHugh and soon to be Dallas Keuchel, the rotation looks to be good enough to give the As
The Houston Astros’ Triple-A affiliate Fresno Grizzlies went on a scoring binge as they romped to a 6-1 record this week, earning a share of the division lead. It’s an impressive feat when a team hits six homers in a game. The Ast
Which Houston Astros players had the biggest positive and negative impacts in fantasy baseball in Week 16? This was a bit of a rough week for many Astros fantasy owners. The biggest story, of course, is the loss of Carlos Correa to injury for the nex
One Astros batter has arguably been the team’s MVP up to this point in the season. If I recall correctly, Marwin Gonzalez made his major league debut in 2012. The Astros won 55 games that season. The NBC hit show, “The Office&
After fouling off a pitch to his face, Astros third baseman leaves the game, status unknown. Colin Moran was having a better time in his first stint with the Houston Astros in 2017. After last year’s struggles in Houston, Moran focused on i
Like pesky mosquitoes, the trade rumors in summernever seem to stop. And the Astros are seemingly involved in nearly every one. Quality starting pitchers are all the rage this month. Every team desires them. Fans want their teams to trade for them.He
You better watch out Astros if you want to trade for Yu Darvish. The Houston Astros appear to have the rotation they need to win in the regular season. Some question how effective the backend of the rotation will be in the playoffs. The Astros have l
Not sure if you were watching today’s MLB Central on MLB Network, but they had a brief segment with Astros starter Lance McCullers and Eric Byrnes. The young Astros pitcher isfeatured on this week’s “Play Ball”
How much would the Tigers need to pay to facilitate a Justin Verlander trade to the Houston Astros? The Houston Astros are looking for a pitcher with playoff experience to help them in the playoffs. Jon Morosi suggested the Astros could be after Sonn
There is a lot of good, young talent in the Astros system. HOOKS WIN!!! Corpus Christi tops Arkansas 6-5 in the series finale. Garrett Stubbs 4-for-5 3 RBI pic.twitter.com/hxIPHgla9u — Corpus Christi Hooks (@cchooks) July 11, 2017 With the
With a 63-32 record, what would make you believe there is anything to worry about for the Astros? After attending last night’s game, watching the Astros fall 4-1 to the Mariners, I had a thought. In this series, the Astros went 1-3 against
Rumors are that the Astros aren’t in serious discussions for Sonny Gray. Many of you may not remember this offseason, right before the Astros made the Brian McCann trade. Ken Rosenthal wrote that the Stros and Yankees were at an impasse ove
With the trade deadline looming, here are a few points to consider for a Verlander/Wilson Trade: With the Tigers expressing interest in moving the veteran right-hander, the Astros are in a unique position to approach them with a package that can acco
Time is ticking for the Astros. With names like right-handed starter Sonny Gray and left-handed reliever Justin Wilson still on the market. All signs still point towards the Houston Astros making a move before the trade deadline. However, time is run
The Astros have been on the cutting-edge of baseball since their introduction of advanced statistics and drastic rebuild years ago. But could they have made another stride in changing the game? After multiple 100-loss seasons, Astros fans are finally
The Astros may be split on what to acquire at the trade deadline. Do the Astros go with a starter or a reliever? Decisions decisions! If they trade for a starter, it will be an upgrade over what they have for Game 3 in the playoffs. They don&#821
With prices for starting pitchers sky-high, should the Astros instead focus on upgrading the bullpen? As the calendar moves closer to July 31, the trade market continues to take shape. The Astros are known to be in the market for pitching, with start
Don’t look for the Astros to go to a 6-man rotation and fans should be excited to see what Collin McHugh can offer! The Astros have a big lead in the AL West even after losing the weekend series to the Mariners. With the rumors of the Astro
The Astros need Brad Peacock in that bullpen! Brad Peacock pitched his butt off last night for seven innings. After only allowing one run in those seven innings while striking out nine batters. The Astros went on to win the game 6-2 behind Peacock&am
The Astros will be without Carlos Correa until September, but they should be alright with the depth on the team. The second worse outcome happened yesterday for the Houston Astros with Carlos Correa‘s injury. Initially reported as a jammed
The Astros would be smart to put Correa on the DL to fully recover. Even after last night’s disappointing loss to the Seattle Mariners, the Astros still have a 15.5 game lead in the AL West. The Astros are pretty much guaranteed to make the
The Athletics are having a rebuilding sale. Everything must go! The Astros can take advantage of this. With the trade, Sundaybetween the Nationals and Athletics, Washingtonimproved their bullpen in one trade. They still lack a closer, but the Nationa
After throwing well against the Mariners June 24th, Astros McCullershas hit rough sailing on the mound lately. Astrosyoung starter Lance McCullers had a rough start against the Mariner last night, allowing five runs (4 earned) on six hits in 4.2 inni
Astros ‘ace’ Dallas Keuchel begins his road back in Corpus Christi. After watching Astros pitcherCollin McHugh make his third rehab appearance, the Corpus Christi Hooks watched Dallas Keuchel throw three scoreless innings in last
The Astros once again prove to us that they are, in fact, human themselves. A fun but respectful bunch of professional baseball players. Whenever we lose something near and dear to us, we grieve. It is a very human-like thing to do. The Astros happen
Astros’ Carlos Correa leaves the game with ajammed thumb. The Houston Astros hopefully avoid a serious injury to their starting shortstop. After making the All-Star game for the first time in his career, Carlos Correa leaves during his four
Which Houston Astros players had the biggest positive and negative impacts in fantasy baseball in Week 15? This was a short week for fantasy owners thanks to the All-Star break, so fantasy impact was minimal. The Astros only played three games, but a
The Houston Astros’ Triple-A affiliate Fresno Grizzlies swept a four-game road series coming out of the All-Star break. Arguably the hottest team in Triple-A, the Astros’ Fresno Grizzlies seemed to come back stronger after the All
The day that Astros fans have waited for is coming. Not the season premiere of Game of Thrones, that was last night. Collin McHughshould be on the mound for the Houston Astros this season for the first time this year. This will not be as hard of a ba
If the Astros offense cools off by scoring just five runs, then I feel optimistic about their chances the rest of the way. If I have tocompare the Astros‘ offense to, say, a breakfast item, then I choosethe “Honey Butter Chicken B
Another summer day, another Astros trade rumor comes forth. Who is it today? Welcome to the ride which never ends; I have dubbed it, “The Astros Never-Ending Starting Pitcher Carousel”. Let me list some names for you: Sonny Gray.
The Astros start the second half of the season the same way as the first half closed: Scoring runs and winning ball games. I’m not sure about you, the loyal Astros fan, if you were ready for the week to end. Rest assured, though, I was read
Justin Wilson is a reliever who has been on the Astros radar since the offseason. The Jose Quintana trade set a framework for what it will cost to acquire a top starter. Some people thought that Quintana wasn’t an impact starter, but the Cu
Astros Mr. Reliable Will Harris hits the DL for the first time in his MLB career. The Astros can win even when they walk nine batters, five of them from your third starter. It looked like the pitchers were off for four days. Then you had the defense,
The first half was good for the Houston Astros. With a record of 60-29, the Houston Astros are running away with the American League West. With the second half starting July 14th against the Minnesota Twins, the Astros are 16.5 games ahead of the sec
As one of the best teams in baseball, the Astros have relied on their elite talent to push them over the top. But what about the guys that don’t grab the headlines? With the All-Star break behind us and the second half of the season on the
CP3 will try to bring some Texas heat with the ceremonial first pitch for the Astros tonight. While the rumored Carmelo Anthony trade to Houston is on pause, Chris Paul will be introduced today. Today is dubbed Chris Paul day in Houston with the Hous
Is the Brad Hand market starting to take shape? Will the Astros give up what it takes for him? There are no specific rumors linking the Houston Astros to Brad Hand. As Jon Heyman pointed out yesterday, the Astros could switch their focus from acquiri
There is one name that Astros fans would like to acquire more than others. That would be Madison Bumgarner with how he can dominate in the postseason. Dream on Astros fans, Bumgarner will not be traded, he is untouchable. Next on the list would be Ma
The trade market for starting pitchers will likely cost the Astros farm system an arm and a leg. As the baseball world reels from the startling Jose Quintana trade to the Cubs, the Astros now have one less trade target. The team’s next cour
Time for the Astros to move on from Jose Quintana now that he is a Cub. The Houston Astros are in first place in the American League West by 16.5 games. It’s not that they must make a trade to make the playoffs. They will make a trade to su
Astros fans on red alert after Jose Quintana was traded to the Chicago Cubs. Cubs acquire LHP Jose Quintana from White Sox https://t.co/QoUYt23V9k pic.twitter.com/Szj7xBJbBY — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 13, 2017 This trade is si
Tony Sipp needs help. The Astros are going into the trade deadline with the need of a left-handed pitcher the bullpen. With big names such as Justin Wilson, Sean Doolittle, and National League All-Star Brad Hand on their radar, it seems like those wo