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Clutch Hitting and the Astros

Ruminating on Astros’ Clutch Hitting Past and Present

AL West Projections

How the projection systems see the AL West right now....

Astros Starting Pitchers Affected by the Shift Rule

Infield shifts were prohibited by a 2023 rule...how did this affect Astros’ starting pitchers?

The No. 5 spot in the Astros’ rotation

J.P. France and Jose Urquidy Could Be Competing for No. 5 Starter.

Profiling New Astros’ Reliever Josh Hader

Josh Hader is an elite closer and joins Bryan Abreu and Ryan Pressly to shut down the late innings

A Look at Reliever Volatility and the Astros’ Bullpen

As the Astros try to construct their bullpen, an examination of high and low variance relievers sheds more light on the task

Farewell to Michael Brantley...and who is the Astros’ replacement?

Michael Brantley announced his retirement. He is one of the team’s most respected and productive hitters. Who can replace his role?

Three Astros Topics

As the New Year begins, the Astros’ "news" is sparse...so bring on the potpourri column

Looking Forward to Hunter Brown’s 2024

Brown Experienced Ups and Downs in 2023. Can He Rebound To Become a Cog in the Rotation?

Astros’ Pythag Luck and the Bullpen

Keeping the bullpen fortified is important in order to avoid under-performance of expected W-L record.