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.
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.
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.