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Why Jerome Williams is still on this team

Jerome Williams has been a lightning rod of hatred for Astros fans recently due to his poor performances out of the bullpen. This is my attempt to answer the question that keeps popping up all over this site: why is Jerome Williams on this team?

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The Carlos Rodon Collection

What people are saying about the favorite to go number one (possibly to the Astros) in the 2014 MLB Draft.

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Another look at the 2013 Rule 5 draft

First things first: excellent work by Snake Diggity for putting together this excellent piece on Rule-5 eligible players in the Astros farm system from before the season. I'm going to use his list,...

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Enough is enough with the "foul weather" fans

The term "fair-weather fan" is being tossed around a lot these days in Houston. Due to the abysmal major league product on the field, and the lack of recent history wins, many fans of the Astros...

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Why I envy the Cubs

It's tough being first. When you're first, you can choose ANYONE you want. When you were a kid and you got to be the captain for a backyard game of football, the top choice was the most important....

Take The Best Player Available

There has been a large amount of debate about who the Astros should/will take with the 1.1 pick of the upcoming draft. Take the best player available.

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High School and Sabermetric Concepts

A break down the differences between a high school saber metric philosophy versus its big league counterpart.

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SABR and High School Part 1: Scouting versus Stats

I have quietly sat back and watched the evolution of the study of baseball for a while now, and personally have embraced the sabermetric approach of how to evaluate players. I believe batting...

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The "Watchable" Houston Astros

Much debate has raged on the internet about the "unwatchable" Houston Astros due to their minuscule payroll. The debate appears to be centered on whether or not you agree that if the Astros' front...

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TCB Comments of the week-Part 3

Wow, there ended up being a lot of comments on here this time around, but I believe that's a testament to how great the comments were this week. I started back to work as a football coach this past...

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TCB Comments of the Week Part Deaux

Hello again, everyone! This week's attempt at TCB comments of the week has a lot more comments, and a lot less Chron. I took a different approach to gathering them this week and ended up with a lot...

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My first attempt at a TCB Comments of the Week

Hello, everyone! I've been working on collecting some of my favorite comments I've read on the TCB site for the past week and I've decided to share some of them with you. I'd like to that a second...

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In Defense of Carlos Lee

I'm writing this before Carlos Lee accepts or denies the trade to the Los Angeles Dodgers (or to any other team). I'm writing this primarily as a response to the overwhelming hate that's coming off...

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An economic approach to the trade deadline: Sunk Costs

As we approach the trade deadline, I've seen a lot of reports on possible trade candidates and how their value is affected based upon the remaining money on their respective contracts. The basic...

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In Honor of the TCB Curse: Adrian Gonzalez

via blogs.ajc.com   In honor of those who believe in the TCB curse our esteemed writers are seemingly applying on our players, I've decided to try and spice it up a bit this evening: here's a...

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A Trade Scenario: Roy Oswalt Edition

It appears to be the hot topic in Astros-land to discuss who can/will be traded this season, and who could be considered buyers for our players. The growing consensus appears to be that given Roy...

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The State of the Houston Astros

                 The Houston Astros are a beloved team for many of us. I grew up in the “good ole days” of the Killer B’s, Shane Reynolds, and playoff appearances. I took it for granted that my...

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