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KREFELD, GERMANY - DECEMBER 30: Sinan Akdag of Krefeld attends the ice during the DEL match between Krefeld Pinguins and Eisbaeren Berlin at the Koenigspalast on December 30, 2011 in Krefeld, Germany.  (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
KREFELD, GERMANY - DECEMBER 30: Sinan Akdag of Krefeld attends the ice during the DEL match between Krefeld Pinguins and Eisbaeren Berlin at the Koenigspalast on December 30, 2011 in Krefeld, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
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One of the great things about this site is that readers are given an opportunity to contribute content to this site and I gotta say a lot of it is absolutely fantastic. It seems like this year we've had more contributions than in previous years so unfortunately I can't highlight all the outstanding work, but I will link the most popular ones.


The Front Office

Ed Wade - The Trade Edition - The Crawfish Boxes
By conroestro - A look at the value of Ed Wades trades.

In Defense of Ed Wade - The Crawfish Boxes
By CRPerry13 - It's unpopular to defend Ed Wade, but that doesn't mean you can't make a solid argument.

Part 2: The Case AGAINST Ed Wade - The Crawfish Boxes
By CRPerry13 - And now the bashing of Ed Wade.

Springer pick - evaluating the Astros' BPPA strategy - The Crawfish Boxes
By Pacbellpilgrim - A look at the Astros selection of George Springer.


Change of Scenery

The Bud Selig hate. It burns. - The Crawfish Boxes
By StephS - Realignment was an emotional topic for Astro fans this year.

Bring Back Orbit - The Crawfish Boxes
By Byrontye - I don't know why everyone hates on Junction Jack.


Major League

Jordan Lyles scouting reports - The Crawfish Boxes
By AstroAndy - Everything you wanted to know about Jordan Lyles and more.

Conspiracy Theory: Jose Altuve - The Crawfish Boxes
By Ntn - Jose Altuve's call up was certainly an exciting time.

How Does Jordan Lyles Minor League Stats Compare? - The Crawfish Boxes
By Conroestro - Comparing the Minor League numbers of Lyles to other successful Major League pitchers.

Altuve's High Contact Rate Hurting his Overall Production - The Crawfish Boxes
By CRPerry13 - Jose Altuve and his ability to put bat on ball.

More links after the jump.

Minor League

Hinze on the Right Track - The Crawfish Boxes
By Brad E - A look at Astros prospect Kody Hinze.

Faces in the Crowd: Tracking Prospects - The Crawfish Boxes
By Pacbellpilgrim - How to choose which prospects in the Minor Leagues to follow.

Do the Astros Have an Average Farm System? - The Crawfish Boxes
By Brad E - A look at the state of the Astros farm system in June last year.

Longing for a Longball - The Crawfish Boxes
By BustaPozee - A look at the power in the system.

GCL Astros Year In Review - The Crawfish Boxes
By Snake Diggity - A wrap up of the GCL.

Make or Break Year for 2008 Draftees - The Crawfish Boxes
By Snake Diggity - A look at the 2008 draft class.

On The Diamond

My impressions on "Opening Day" - The Crawfish Boxes
By Byronlhsdrmr - Another Opening Day is almost upon us. This post was an impression of last years Opening Day.