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  • joined Apr 02, 2009
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Odds of Astros Being Traded

The trade deadline is still 7 weeks away, but I decided to cure some boredom and threw this together. It’s much harder to predict what Houston’s approach will be to this year’s trade deadline, as...

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ALL The Astros Prospects

Forewarning: this is an extremely long post. I am a big fan of John Sickels' work over at Minor League Ball. One thing I have always thought would be neat is if he refined his grading system to...

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Post Your Free Agent Wish List Here

No rules, just post which free agents you hope Houston signs. Add your logic if you like. Should generate some good discussion and will be fun to go back and look and see who was closest come...

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Bring 'em home

As Houston's offseason needs and objectives become more clear, I have been thinking it would be really neat for them to either bring back some former 'stros or (more likely) bring back some home...

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2014 Rosters Predictions updated for end of 2013 Season: MINOR LEAGUES

Factoring in 2013 performances and playing time allotment, comments from Luhnow, Crane, and Porter, and my own intuition, here are my predictions for the 2014 Opening day roster for the Astros' 4...

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2014 Roster Predictions updated for end of 2013 Season

WARNING: An EXTREMELY long post follows. Rosterbating is my hobby to kill time while waiting for things to happen at the office.

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Avoiding 100 Losses

I think with 49 games left, Houston has a chance to avoid 100 losses. It will likely require some luck and rapid improvement from the bullpen, but it's possible: Lose 3 of 4 to the Rangers L...

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Post Trade Deadline 2014 Opening Day Astros' Rosters Predictions

Houston: SS Villar 2B Altuve CF Springer 1B Wallace DH Carter C Castro LF Martinez RF Hoes 3B Dominguez Bench: Paredes, Corporan, Elmore, Grossman Rotation: Cosart, Peacock, Lyles,...

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What would Chris Sale sell for?

If the White Sox made him available, what would Houston have to give up to acquire their ace to build around? Using the Latos deal as a starting point, I've come up with this: 1 of Singleton or...

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Odds on Astros Getting Traded

Another deadline looms just 7 weeks away. Recent comments by Luhnow suggest that Houston will again be very active. Here's how I handicap the players on the 40 man roster:

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What Should Houston Expect In Return for Bud Norris

I think it should be similar to what Wade got for Pence. Both players had 2 more years of team control and I actually think they have similar value, as both came with manageable salaries, question...

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2013 Rule 5 Implications

Rule 5 Implications The Rule 5 Draft is more important to Houston than it is to other franchises, given the degree of their rebuilding effort and the depth of their minor league system. They...

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Astros' Drafts Review

Now that the minor league rosters have been announced, I figured it might be a good time to review the drafts to see how the FO's have done. All players not listed have been released or traded.

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Guess the organizations opening day rosters

Fighting some boredom, MiLB rosters will be set in 43 days. Where do you think everyone ends up? Here's my guess: Houston: SS Greene 2B Altuve DH Pena LF Carter RF F Martinez 1B Wallace C...

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Top 10 Most Underrated Prospects

Now that Houston has a Top 5 farm system, it would reason that the extraordinary depth lends itself to some prospects not being talked about enough and being vastly underrated. Here's my list to...

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8 man rotations

Been interested in y'all's thoughts on Luhnows comments about having 8 starters in each minor league rotations. I understand the concept of having too many starters and wanting to develop as many...

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Astros Top Prospects and their Stopgaps

Houston has compiled a nice list of elite or near-elite prospects at virtually every position, but many won't be ready for a few years, so where does Houston need veterans in the mean time?

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Sickels' Grades for Astros' Prospects Since '09

Read a recent series of articles from Minor League Ball reviewing Sickels' grades for prospects that ended up being among the top 30 players and pitchers in WAR, and was surprised by how accurate...

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Luhnow: 2013 Payroll to be $50-60M

Per Ken Rosenthal.

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Odds on Astros getting traded

What do you guys think the odds are of each player on the 40 man getting traded, and what are they worth? My thoughts after the jump.

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Astros' System Studs and Duds: April

We're a month into the season, so I thought I'd start some discussion about which players have been the most pleasant surprises and which players have been the biggest disappointments.

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Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda, Did: Grading the 2011-12 Offseason

Generally I've been extremely pleased with the moves Jeff Luhnow and the Astros have made this offseason. They filled a gaping hole at shortstop in the Melancon trade. They got 2 decent prospects...

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Thoughts from Kissimmee

I was in Kissimmee on Thursday, so I thought I'd share some observations.

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Fangraphs positional Rankings

So the final tally: C- 26th – I think we’ll be higher; Snyder will get more than 250ABs and Castro will outperform projections 1B- 26th – I think we’ll be higher;Lee will be a better fielder than...

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Handicap the 25 Man

Wanted to toss around who you all thought would make the opening day roster. Guaranteed: Due to their guaranteed salaries, these players, if healthy, are virtually guaranteed to be on the 25 man...

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2012 Astros Prospects Preview

Warning: this post is 4300 words long, so it's probably more for newbies than TCB regulars. I remember when I first started following the astros, I wasn't able to find a good in depth resource...

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You're the new GM. What do you do?

This is a fun game...

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