Stephen Higdon

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Felipe Paulino transferred to the 60-DL

No word as to why yet, but big news nonetheless. Also, Brett Wallace has been called up.

As the deadline draws near, should the Astros need to be 'overwhelmed' to trade Myers and/or Wandy?

Trading Lance Berkman and Roy Oswalt for underwhelming packages and paying a large chunk of their contracts has clearly not been a splash move amongst a number of us. The debate over whether the...

Happ-y days: Brewers 0 - Astros 5

Don't you know that Roy Oswalt is simmering in his hotel room in DC having heard the news that J.A. Happ was welcomed to the Astros with four runs of support, and then one for good measure after he...

Lance Berkman approves a trade to the Yankees, but what will the Astros get?

Really and truly, let's kick around some ideas.

Stephen discusses Roy Oswalt with ESPN 97.5

Listen to me stumble along as I realize I can't say something like "Well, let's have David, or Orem, or Subber talk about Jonthan Villar."

What does the Roy Oswalt trade tell us about the Astros future?

Sure, we can evaluate the players swapped and draw conclusions, but Oswalt's trade has a much deeper impact on the Astros future.

Should Roy Oswalt approve a trade to the Phillies?

We walk a mile in Roy's shoes to see what Philly might offer the Wizard.

[Tal] Smith said he expects to make a deal because there is "considerable interest’’ in Oswalt, wit...

[Tal] Smith said he expects to make a deal because there is "considerable interest’’ in Oswalt, with "three or four’’ teams trying to make it happen. Smith felt by tomorrow things should begin to heat up.

From Nick Cafardo's piece in this morning's Boston Globe- well worth the read.

Pondering Ed Wade, The Trade Deadline and GM Evaluation

Should the trade deadline change how we think about Ed Wade?

Rate your GM: The Astros under Ed Wade (a year later)

We want you to give Astros GM, Ed Wade, a grade. We want to know if he passes, or if he fails?

Michael Bourn gets props for the excitement he creates on the basepaths

Carson Cistuili has taken his NERD framework and fit it to baserunning. The result is that Michael Bourn is currently the best baserunner to feast your eyes on.

Astros 0 - Pirates 9: It was ugly

It was a bad day. Roy Oswalt got drilled in his ankle and exited after a shaky four innings of work. The Astros were shut out by Paul Maholm, who allowed just three runners to reach, all via hits....

What Jeff Bagwell could mean for the Astros OBP?

It's actually a good question for Astros fans to ponder, so ponder with us.

Would the Astros be better off with Carlos Lee on the bench?

Carlos Lee has been bad. What is worse, the Astros have paid him A LOT of money to be bad. But that doesn't necessarily mean he'll continue to be bad. Admit it, you want to know.

Really?! David *#%^&@! Eckstein?! Astros 0 - Padres 3

The baseball gods truly frowned upon us this evening.

Clutch patience propels the Astros past the Padres

Are pigs flying? Because this game was won a walk, by an Astro, against a pitcher who doesn't walk people. Something is up.

The Texas League All Star Game and thoughts on some other Astros news

Jordan Lyles makes me weep for the future. Tears of joy, of course.

With apologies to Brett Myers: Astros 5 - Brewers 7

TCB claims full responsibility for this one.

Is Brett Myers for real? And should that even matter to the Astros?

Regardless of whether or not Myers has been legit for the Astros, Ed Wade needs to trade him. But I'll also tell you whether or not he has been legit.

The Astros play very un-Astro like baseball: Astros 9 - Brewers 5

Michael Bourn hit a HR, Chris Johnson drew a walk, Pedro Feliz had a multi-hit game. These weren't your momma's Astros tonight.

Houston Astros at Texas Rangers, Jun 27, 2010 7:05 PM CDT

Lineup, courtesy of Footer: Bourn - CF Bourgeois - LF Berkman - 1B Lee - DH Michaels - RF Blum - 2B Johnson - 3B Castro - C Navarro - SS

Texas Rangers at Houston Astros - Feel free to just talk about how ridiculous CJ Wilson looks in his picture, though

Lineup, per McTaggart, via Twitter: Keppinger, 2B Berkman, 1B Pence, RF Lee, LF Michaels, CF Feliz, 3B Manzella, SS Quintero, C Paulino, P

Continual Reminder: TCB at the Ball Park this Saturday, Rangers vs. Astros

Buy a cheap ticket and come watch baseball with your favorite internet watercooler friends.

Roy Oswalt continues to raise his trade stock: Astros 4 - Royals 2

Let's be honest, when a baseball game involved two dismal teams and the one of the starters is a player whom you were convinced hadn't pitched in a Major League Baseball game in three years, you're...

Should the Astros be concerned about Wandy Rodriguez?

Digging through the numbers to see whether Wandy Rodriguez may be headed to the DL soon or whether he'll return to form for the Astros.

Astros baseball: Where *expletive deleted* happens, Astros 7 - Royals 15

After three and half innings of play I felt comfortable enough focusing solely on the NBA Finals for awhile and marveled on my high horse at how the Celtics were choking. When halftime came, I...

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