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Who Is Astros Interim GM Dave Gottfried?


The Astros will enter the Winter Meetings tomorrow without a permanent GM in place.

Bill James' 2012 Predictions On The Astros: Quick, Avert Your Eyes


Bill James predictions on the Houston Astros for 2012 really don't make great reading.

Jeff Bagwell's Hall of Fame Case: A Year Ago I Was Mad, Now I Just Don't Care


So we return yet again to the question of whether Jeff Bagwell is worthy of entry to the Baseball Hall of Fame (sigh).

The Day The Laughter Died: Ed Wade Fired By Astros Boss Jim Crane


Ed Wade has finally been put out of his misery and fired by Houston Astros owner Jim Crane four years on from his hiring.

Grading Ed Wade's 'Big' Moves as Houston Astros GM


Boy did Ed Wade make a lot of moves as Houston Astros GM. We run through the most important ones, from MIguel Tejada to Hunter Pence.

Wandy Rodriguez, The Last Jewel Left In Ed Wade's Cupboard


Trade talk has rumbled around Wandy Rodriguez for the entirety of 2011. But will Ed Wade pull the trigger now Jim Crane is officially in control of the Houston Astros?

So The Michael Bourn Trade Wasn't (All) Ed Wade's Fault?


Scouting the Sally's Mike Newman talks about buzz and the effect it might have had on the Michael Bourn trade involving Brett Oberholtzer.

Clint Barmes' Price Shows Astros Have Zero Money


Frankly I think the two-year $10.5m deal the Pittsburgh Pirates snapped up shortstop Clint Barmes on was an absolute steal. Before the free agency bonanza started, I said two-years $12m would get a...

Ending Spoiled As Crane Gets $70m Discount, Astros Move To American League In 2013


Wrapping up one of the most pivotal days in the history of the Houston Astros franchise, as Jim Crane offically becomes the owner.

Jim Crane buying into Astros-Rangers rivalry


One thing we have constantly been ridiculing in the Astros section of the blogosphere over the last six months is that they have a rivalry with the Texas Rangers. Sure, there is a certain amount of...

Astros Ink Brad Snyder To Minor-League Contract


Brad Snyder is the latest of Ed Wade's tiny moves in the Houston Astros offseason.

Brad Lidge Would At Least Be An Entertaining Buy For Astros


In a dour year for the Houston Astros, Brad Lidge could add some much needed hilarity.

Lance Berkman Labels Potential Astros Move To AL A "Travesty"

World series winner and Cardinal golden boy Lance Berkman comments on the position of limbo the Astros franchise finds itself in.

Does Bixler Waiver Claim Shut Off Possible Barmes Deal For Astros?


Brian Bixler may be one of the Astros biggest moves this offseason. Isn't that depressing?

Grady Sizemore Makes Sense For Houston Astros


Has Ed Wade got money to spend this offseason on someone like Grady Sizemore? Will he even be around to spend it?

Astros Tipped For World Series Win....In 2028


Some tongue in cheek predictions from ESPN's page 2, whose pondering I would not normally deign to repeat, where they have the Houston Astros to take the big prize in 2028.↵And they say: â†µâ†µA...

Baltimore Catcher Craig Tatum claimed off waivers


I'd say JR Towles dancing days are done with the Houston Astros, and hopefully Carlos Corporan's. At this point, assuming Jason Castro is healthy, we need a live body at Oklahoma City waiting in the wings who knows how to call a good game. Does Tatum fit the bill?

Tinker, Grocer, Soldier, Spy: How The Astros Were Held To Ransom For $50m


Do we really believe that Crane wants and expects $50m to be slashed off the price of the Houston Astros.

Bud Selig To Astros Fans: You'll Get Nothing And Like It


And it looks like the Houston Astros will be moving to the American League after all. Hooray for Jim Crane and Bud Selig

Gladiators...I mean Astros Fans I Salute You


Its been a long and difficult journey but the 2011 season for the Houston Astros is now, thankfully, over.

Could any Astros Minor Leaguers Be Picked Off In Rule 5 Draft?


Are any Astros minor leaguers vulnerable to the rule 5 draft in December?

Five Years On, The Astros Comeback That Never Was


In the span of nine games in 2006, the Houston Astros erased eight games on the St. Louis Cardinals, we take a look at that extraordinary run.

Astros Midweek Roundup: Jeff Bagwell, The Fall Of A Franchise Icon?


Dealing with J.A. Happ's resurgence, Chris Johnson and Brett Wallace, and Jeff Bagwell's 'fall from grace'.

Astros Midweek Roundup: Houston Puts Philadelphia In Its Place


The Houston Astros continue their remarkable hoodoo against the Philadelphia Phillies

Roy Oswalt Returns to Houston, Faces Astros Tonight


Roy Oswalt will return to MMP and Houston for the first time since being traded tonight to face the Astros.

Barmes Amenable To Returning To Astros In 2012


We've talked about the possibility of re-signing Barmes for 2012, and according to Brian McTaggart, he wouldn't mind suiting up again for the Astros. "I’d love to come back here, but I haven’t put a whole lot of thought into that yet," he said.

Astros Sunday Roundup: Waiting For Jason Castro's Return


Jason Castro has been on the shelf all season, but his return in 2012 should be a boost for the Astros lineup.

Brad Mills Explains Jason Michaels Playing Time


Brian Bogusevic is sitting against LHP and Jason Michaels is being given these AB by Brad Mills, but why?

Jeff Fulchino Claimed Off Waivers By Padres


Surely not? Whatever will we do without our star middle-reliever?

Why Can't The Astros Be This Lucky?


I look at replacing Myers, Happ, Rodriguez and Figueroa performance wise with Ivan Nova, Freddy Garcia and Bartolo Colon and see what impact it would have had to the 2011 Houston Astros.

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