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Shamus

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An Optimistic Review of Astros Prospects

I have been reviewing the top 20 prospects by Sickles from a month ago http://www.minorleagueball.com/2012/12/11/3755850/houston-astros-top-20-prospects-for-2013 . It is a very interesting list of...

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FSH 2012 Draft Behind the Scenes

Fox Sports Houston did a feature about the 2012 draft. They were in the "War Room" with the members of the front office. They had access to Luhnow, Heck, Sig Mejdal, and scouts on each of the...

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The truth, or nothing like the truth?

There are a few things you can count on with baseball. The grass will be green, they will play almost everyday, and they are not going to tell you anything. Over and over the same words come from...

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WWBHD? Draft DDJ

This is simply my breakdown of the skills possessed by Delino Deshields Jr. It is all IMHO.

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2011 Astro Roster

The season is underway but the Stros have one more day til their challenge begins. Spring training was up and down for the Astros and they say it doesn't mean much. Just to tune up and get ready....

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My breakdown of Lyles

It is the appropriate time in spring where the stats should start to be somewhat meaningful. Or at least the performances can be judged with some credibility. Some cuts have been made and players...

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How much is too much Lyles?

If Lyles just plays out the season in Round Rock he gets 5 more starts which would be 26 total. Only 1 more than last year. He has increased IP/S a little so he is moderately looking at 160IP. I...

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Is DDJ not signing?

I wonder if the FA signings of Latin players is a sign the Astros will not be signing any more high dollar rule IV draftees. I was hoping they would sign at least one more of the 3 notables....

Folty signs

Don't know if this is slot or below slot. I believe the Redsox signed Vitek for more.

An outsiders column of recent Astro drafts

Here are your value picks in the last few Astro drafts. They are now all rich and playing for other MLB teams. McLane likes this.

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Ed Wade says the Astros budget for the Rule IV draft is 8.5-10Mil

I would be shocked if the Astros approach the 8-figure mark in this years draft. I would be very excited as I believe this is a more cost effective way of putting talent on the field.

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Opening day and Ken Burns Baseball

Is anyone going to the festivities tomorrow. I think I am going to attend.   I am watching Ken Burns Baseball right now. It is an account of the history of baseball in a 10 disc 20hr  dvd set....

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GM show

There will be a GM show on 740KTRH at 7pm CST if anyone wants to listen. http://www.ktrh.com/main.html

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The game yesterday and Stros in general

What a nightmare for the pitchers. Every flyball was an adventure and 8 HRs total was pretty crazy. The only HR that was truly impressive was Pence's.The good news:Bourn is looking excellent....

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Remembering Ben Zobrist and other stuff

I loved this guy. I was very very high on him. Some due to the fact that I always disliked AE because he was the worst hitter in baseball every year but two. Zobrist has had arguably the best plate...

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Good day today

I got home and found a UPS parcel. Inside was my 2008 Baseball Prospect Book from Sickels. Then I fired up the internet to see that the Astros TV schedule has been released.h...

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The new team

CF Bourn RF Pence 1B Berkman LF Lee SS Tejada 3B Wiggy 2B Matsui C  TowlesC  Ausmus IF Lorreta IF Blum OF Abercrombie/Cruz/Ramirez/FA OF Abercrombie/Cruz/Ramirez/FASP Oswalt SP Backe SP Rodrigez ...

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Clemens and Pettitte

Are issuing statements right now.Roger denies the allegations in the report and says it was made up by a "troubled" man that was faced with Federal Prison. He says the report is slander.This was...

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Done deal

Astros get: Tejada, that's itOrioles get: Albers, Scott, Sarfate, Costanzo, PattonThat is quite the haul for the O's. I will have to think about this.My initial reaction is that Scott will outhit...

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Tejada trade

ESPN 790 is reporting that a Tejada trade is now likely and the Astros are both optimistic it will happen and satisfied in what they are giving up. They haven't said who they would give up in the...

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Winter meetings: Astros

I guess the Astros are shopping Burke and Scott, with everyone else to a lesser extent. No more RP Wade. The rumors about him were true. He is insane about RPs.The latest I have heard is the Rox...

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My frustrations

I love baseball. All aspects of the game, coaching, sabermetrics, watching. In the last 5 years the Stros have gone from the ideal organization into the bottom 3. I blame Drayton for letting go of...

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My Astro top 20

JR Towles Troy Patton Felipe Paulino Mike Costanzo Juan Gutierrez Paul Estrada Bud Norris Mitch Einertson Brad James Max Sapp Josh Flores Sam Gervacio Mark McLemore Chance Douglass Eli Iorg Dennis...

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Pretty good day

The Dynamo won the MLS title today. The only game I watched this year. I have a deal with sports teams not named the Astros in Houston, if they are in a championship game I will watch and if they...

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Anderson gone

Oscar Villareal from the Braves for Josh Anderson.At least that is what CP is saying right now.More later.h...

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Sarfate and Astroline

Sarfate: I don't understand why the hell the Brewers would give up on this kid. I know he was bought for cash in the deal but he always performed well for them. He was never the standout prospect...

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There is a #2 SP available

There is a #2 SP available. If the Stros want to shell out some real bucks next year they can go after Pettitte. He just opted out of his option for next year.h...

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Any thoughts on JR Towles

I thought before the year that he would eventually make it to the bigs and it would be about a 50% chances that he could be an average catcher with significantly more athleticism. He started off...

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One more point on how the Stros are bad this year

I have stated that Orlando Palmeiro had no business on this team since last offseason. Now the season is almost over and he has been on the roster the entire year. Lets look at how that turned out!H...

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They did it again. The draft

WOW! WOW! WOW!Wow. Really? Wow. Really?So you didn't have a first or second round pick? And you didn't sign your third or forth round picks?Do you feel like a big league organization?Because from...

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