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First time Dad adds depth to a special day

CRPerry offers his thoughts on his first Father's Day as a dad and his past days celebrating with his dad.

Talking Sabermetrics: Springer Strikeouts are OK

While fans raise concern over Astros CF prospect George Springer's strikeout rate, marked improvements and recent research should put any fears to rest.

Astros Rumors: Clubs Interested in Astros' Norris

Christmas in July for prospect-philes! Clubs already showing interest in Astros' starter Bud Norris.

The Astros' Draft Strategy Becomes Apparent

Some complain of a boring Astros' 2013 draft class, but after two seasons and a historical look at GM Jeff Lunhow's approach with St. Louis, a winning strategy starts to become apparent.

2013 MLB Draft Profile: Kris Bryant, 3B/1B/OF, USD

Possible first-overall draft pick Kris Bryant, of the University of San Diego, has a special power bat and has posted historic numbers this season as a Junior.

Astros Crawfish Fantasy: Hidden Gems in H-Town

Unbeknownst to the national media, the Astros harbor a few hidden fantasy gems. CRPerry13 and illinibob discuss these players who have flown beneath the radar.

Crawfish Fantasy: Shameful Man-Crushes

How many chances does a Fantasy Flame get on your team before you realize that the honeymoon is over?

Risky Business: The MLB Draft, Part 3

How can a major league baseball organization reconcile traditional subjective scouting methods with historical data about player performance?

Why We Were So Angry with the Astros

An attempt to explain the outrage by bloggers over the Astros' "Gala Gate" on Tuesday.

Crawfish Fantasy: Dump Trades and Vetoes

This week, CRPerry13 and illinibob discuss the ins-and-outs of fantasy dump trading.

Risky Business: The MLB Draft, Part 2 (UPDATED)

What are the odds of a draft pick reaching the majors, staying there, and performing at a superstar level?

Martinez Bats Cleanup; Is There Cosmic Meaning?

J.D. Martinez is hitting cleanup on Tuesday, and CRPerry13 searches for cosmic significance. Is this all part of a greater plan?

Destroying the Myth of Payroll Relevancy

CRPerry13 has the low payroll blues, and wants to sing about it. The forced narratives that the Astros' low payroll is an embarrassment, or that the Astros would be more watchable with a $50 million payroll are just that - forced narratives.

Crawfish Fantasy: Hot and Cold Pitcher Starts

Which Fantasy pitchers who are stinking should you hold? Which good surprises should you be leery of? illinibob and CRPerry13 endeavor to answer these questions for a handful of notable pitchers.

Risky Business: The MLB Draft - Part One

How likely is a player to reach the majors? How well will he perform? What are the odds of stardom? How can risk be applied to a selection process? CRPerry13 endeavors to answer these questions in this three-part series.

Crawfish Fantasy: The Value of the Astros

This week, Robert and Chris discuss the current and future Astros' fantasy relevance.

Crawfish Fantasy: Etiquette and the Power of Veto

In this series, CRPerry13 and illinibob discuss the biggest hot-button issues of today's Fantasy Baseball niche. Today's topic: Dr. Trading or: How I Learned to Stop Whining and Hate the Veto.

Under the Microscope: Bud's Devastating Slider

Bud Norris' slider is such an awesome pitch that deserves an article of its own.


"Discount" Ticket Pricing for Community Leaders

Another gaffe by the Astros' business office is increased pricing for employees of Community Leader companies.

Under the Microscope: Bud Norris

Bud Norris pitched better in 2011 than he did in 2012. What changed to cause this? Pitch F/X identifies variation in pitch velocity, break, and release point that could be the root cause of his struggles.

Our First Fantasy Auction Draft - What I Learned

The Crawfish Boxes held their first Fantasy Auction draft. What chaos ensued? Read on to find out.

Rule 5 Pick Nate Freiman Claimed by Oakland A's.

Rule 5 Pick Nate Freiman Claimed by Oakland A's.

2013 Astros Season Preview: Matt Dominguez, 3B

Matt Dominguez figures to be a large part of the Astros' present and future plans at 3B, bringing excellent defense and a steadily improving bat to the majors at an age where most players are still in Double-A.

Occam's Razor, Predicting ERA, and the Astros

Explaining Glenn DuPaul's pFIP and how it relates to the 2013 Houston Astros in the simplest terms available.

2013 Houston Astros Season Preview: Carlos Pena

Carlos Pena figures to be a very good hitter for the 2013 Houston Astros despite a disappointing 2012 season with the Rays.

Fantasy Astros - Get Ready to Draft!

Fantasy Baseball draft season approacheth. Are you prepared?

Baseball Prospectus' Top 101: Four Astros Named

Baseball Prospects has released their Top 101 Prospects list for 2013. Four Astros feature on this list.

Fernando Martinez Named in Biogenesis Documents

ESPN reports that Astros' Right Fielder Fernando Martinez has been identified in PED-supplying clinic Biogenesis' documents.

Vote for MLB FanCave Astros Fan Jay Ducote

Vote for Jay for MLB Fan Cave fan of the year, and support your local blogger.

The Crawfish Boxes' Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball League

The Crawfish Boxes' Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball Leagues are now open! First come, first serve!

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