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Sunday Morning Astros News and Links

Richard Justice says, don't worry about Big Puma.

Forbes Magazine released it's annual Baseball Team Values edition. Drayton made roughly $17 million in 2008. As usual, we were in the middle of the pack (15th overall).

Peter Gammons compares the Nationals potential signing of Stephen Strasburg after this year's draft to the Rangers signing Mark Teixeira after the 2001 draft.

How does a pitcher raise his ERA nearly eight runs in just one appearance? Matt Lindstrom could show you how.

Bud Norris pitched a gem this past Thursday: he allowed two runs over seven innings, and struck out eight.

The Lancaster JetHawks scored seven runs in the bottom of the ninth inning on Friday night to force extra innings, en route to winning 11-8 in ten innings.

Has anyone been better than Zack Greinke this season? Furthermore: has anyone performed in any more anonymity?

Given our 6-11 start (this is being written before the end of last night's game), Baseball Analysts has the Astros as finishing with just under 68 wins, good for last in the bigs.

Bruce Bochy loves playing with fire, apparently.

Game of 4 of the Rockets series vs. Portland is tonight. The Dream Shake has you covered for info on the series and tonight's game.

I think this article on Shane Battier from The New York Times Magazine was already posted on this blog, but if you haven't read it, I recommend you take a look. Even if you're not a huge basketball fan, it's still a tremendous read.