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TCB Astros March Madness 2014: Jesse Crain vs Marwin Gonzalez

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Right-handed reliever Jesse Crain vs The Gamebreaker infielder Marwin Gonzalez

TCB's Astros Fan Favorite March Madness Tournament is underway. From now until the end of Spring Training 64 players will spend the next several weeks facing off in a head to head public vote to determine who advances to the next round and who will eventually be crowned the communities favorite Astros player. For more details check out the tournament introductory post.

The rules are simple, determine which player you want to advance to the next round and then vote. Vote subjectively, objectively, using your trusty magic eight ball or any other set of criteria. It's totally up to you how you want to vote! Votes for this round will last exactly 24 hours.

In this match-up

2 - Jesse Crain

The UH-ex was signed as a free agent to shore up the bullpen. Crain was having an excellent 2013 when he was shut down with a shoulder injury. With the White Sox, Crain was among the best relief pitchers in baseball, with a 2.10 ERA and a great strike out rate over the last three years. If he is healthy, Crain may become the Astros' closer. -Clack


15 - Marwin Gonzalez

Marwin Gonzalez did the unthinkable last year. He broke up Yu Darvish's perfect game at the beginning of last season with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning. This sent Ranger fans into a frenzy. So much so that they attacked his Wikipedia page. While he may only be a utility infielder, he'll be glorified in Astros lore as the "Gamebreaker" and be villianized in Rangers lore as that %$(*&#@)*#$%*$#*()@#.