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So You’re Telling Me That Spin Rate is the Culprit? An Astros Rotation Breakdown

The good, the bad, and the ugly. How do the starters figure into Houston’s performance thus far?

Houston Has Pretty Good Pitching

Going by Quality Starts, Houston’s rotation has four possible aces.

Yuli Gurriel and the Age Effect

As the Astros consider whether to re-sign Yuli Gurriel, what production can we expect at age 39

If You Ain’t Cheatin’, You Ain’t Tryin’

The Houston Astros have taken a lot of flak over the past few seasons.

The 2022 Astros Team Was A Machine

The Astros’ World Series performance reflects remarkable consistency during the 2022 season

MLB’s deal with Apple further displays the league’s disregard for its fans

Why make it easier to watch games when you can make it harder?

I Don’t Care, I F*cking Love This Team

You can’t have lows without highs, and the Houston Astros have given us oh so many of those

The Astros cannot escape their reality even when it comes to the All-Star Game

It’s apparently lamentable for players to prioritize health and family above an exhibition game.

Altuve May Be the Face of the Astros, But He’s Not the Face of Cheating

It’s time for people who care about baseball to start defending Jose Altuve.

Erik Kratz has provided much needed context, but the Astros’ road to vindication is still long

Assessing the ex-catcher’s claims and how they fit into the big picture.

MLB’s lack of caution with the Astros’ COVID outbreak is glaring

It appears the Astros have not received the same treatment as other teams.

Seven Inning Games Suck!

Nothing says "We Don’t Give a damn" like shortened games

The Astros do not need to acquire a closer, for they already have one

A Proven Closer™ may not be on the Astros’ roster, but one of the game’s best relievers is.

James Click Will Have to Replace the Irreplaceable With One Hand Tied Behind His Back

The parameters the Astros will operate under this winter seem to have been set, and they are far from ideal for our resident GM

The Cheating Scandal has made Everyone Stupid

Hell is other baseball fans

Joe Kelly is Proof that this was Never About Integrity

The idea that Joe Kelly’s actions were "honorable" is a product of manufactured narrative, not righteous justice

The Fragility of the 2020 Season

Baseball will soldier on in 2020, but how long before another disaster strikes?

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George Springer: Underdog

Part III: George Springer

Carlos Beltran, A.J. Hinch and the Cheating Scandal

A theory of the team leadership dynamic that may have contributed to the cheating scandal.

Love and Baseball in the Time of Coronavirus

MLB may be shut down for the foreseeable future, but a hiccup in the 2020 season is worth it to help prevent loss of life and health for our fellow Americans

Astros Fans Don’t Owe You Anything

If people want to yell at the Astros for cheating that’s fine, but we’re not obligated to roll over and take it

Baseball Media and the Optics of Anger

The Astros cheated and people are rightfully angry, but maybe reporters willing to trade objectivity for likes and page views are part of the problem

The Astros R Us

The wider implications of the Astros cheating scandal

The Legacy of Luhnow

Jeff Luhnow changed the way organizations approach building a winning baseball team. But will he be remembered for that?

A Return to the Limits of Fandom

The Astros have pushed the envelope in so many ways, but I never thought my love of the team would be one of them

Houston Astros: You reap what you sow.

Issues at SB Nation

The California legislature takes aim at the "gig economy" with ramifications throughout the SB Nation

Merry Christmas from the Crawfish Boxes!

To every member of our community and those they hold dear, we wish you a very merry Christmas!

Cheating has Evolved, so why can’t Major League Baseball?

The Astros will be punished for stealing signs in 2017, but the problem will persist without changes

Remember the Ride, Not the Destination

The 2019 Houston Astros were more than just Game 7 of the World Series.

Gerrit Cole is Forever an Astro

He may never pitch in the colors of this team again, but his legacy will always be rooted in Houston

The Taubman Controversy is a PR Disaster of the Astros’ Own Making

I love this team but how could they have gotten it so wrong?


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