- Jeff Bagwell and the Hall of Fame
- The trade value of Wandy Rodriguez and Carlos Lee
- The draft
- Transactions involving J.R. Towles, Fernando Martinez and the trade of Mark Melancon
- Changes in the coaching staff and front office.
We got into an interesting discussion involving the real reason why Joe Pettini was brought in I completely forgot to mention that Cesar Cedeno was named the hitting coach for the Astros Minor League affiliate in Greeneville. Due to time constraints and conspiracy theory I totally spaced on mentioning him in the podcast, but I wanted to give recognition of that move here as it is a fantastic move.