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Super Sunday Astros Links: January 12, 2013

Astros links including the past, the present, and the future.

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Hello boys and girls, we are only about five weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to Kissimmee. Here are some links to enjoy in the meantime.

If you have $5,000 and faith in the Astros, you could be a millionaire | HardballTalk
Nick Mathews of the Houston Chronicle tweets that the Astros have the odds stacked against them to win the World Series in 2014 -- 200-to-1 odds, in fact.

PHOTO: Your Astros 'fan tattoo' of the day -
The Astros aren't much on the field these days, but one fan isn't short on championship enthusiasm.

Who are the people who didn't vote Craig Biggio into the Hall of Fame? - Baseball Nation
Craig Biggio missed the Hall of Fame by two votes. Who can we, the Angry Internet, blame the most?

Ultimate Astros " Astros scouting staff will meet and discuss draft
Astros scouting staff will meet and discuss draft

Winter report card: Houston Astros | The Strike Zone -
With little more than a month before pitchers and catchers report, we’re checking in on how each team has fared in conducting its offseason business while acknowledging that there’s still time for its prognosis to change. Teams will be presented in reverse order of finish from 2013.

Ultimate Astros " Palm Beach Gardens city council member says Astros stadium ‘over for us’
The Astros’ efforts to move to Palm Beach Gardens along with the Blue Jays appeared to take another hit Thursday.

Pipeline Perspectives: Astros' Carlos Correa has superstar potential | News
Shortstop was baseball's glory position in the late 1990s. Nomar Garciaparra, Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez drew the majority of the headlines. Edgar Renteria and Miguel Tejada were just getting started. Barry Larkin and Cal Ripken Jr. were winding down Hall of Fame careers. And for those who like their shortstops to stand out most by flashing leather, Omar Vizquel was making plays that anyone but Ozzie Smith could only dream of.

What the Heck, Bobby?: The Trailblazers, Part 1: Astros MiLB Adventures in Venezuela
As most people already know, Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow grew up in Mexico from an early age and, since coming to the Astros organization, has embraced those Latin roots in many ways in his job as GM, through signings of Mexican League players OF Leo Heras and 1B Japhet Amador; putting a renewed emphasis on and increasing the scope of International Scouting; and, most recently, by spending more time and deploying more resources in Venezuela.

Astros County: Your Neighborhood Astros Blog & Grill: Bagwell's Power
As we turn our eyes to the 2015 Hall of Fame announcement, (actual baseball might distract me in a bit), I would like to start the campaign for Bagwell. (Biggio's getting in. I am 100% confident in that. Book your ticket).