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Oops! All Astros: Niko Goodrum

The Niko Goodrum experiment was over as soon as it started.

Astros Crawfish Boxes: November 29, 2022

Welcome José Abreu to the number six spot in the order!

Oops! All Astros: Alex Bregman

For the seventh time in seven seasons, Alex Bregman finished with an OPS+ of 113 or greater.

Astros Crawfish Boil: November 28, 2022

The Monday Boil!

Oops! All Astros: Framber Valdez

Framber Valdez led the American League with 201 1⁄3 innings.

Oops! All Astros: Héctor Neris

Héctor Neris was a part of Houston’s record setting bullpen in 2022.

Oops! All Astros: Jeremy Peña

Jeremy Peña wasn’t the Rookie of the Year, but I’m sure he’s happy with his ALCS and WS MVP’s.

Oops! All Astros: José Urquidy

Astros rotation man José Urquidy

Oops! All Astros: J.J. Matijevic

J.J. Matijevic got some valuable playing time at the major league level in 2022.

Oops! All Astros: Ryne Stanek

Ryne Stanek was another part of Houston’s nearly invincible 2022 bullpen.

Oops! All Astros: Yuli Gurriel

Yuli Gurriel hit another gear when the playoffs rolled around.

Oops! All Astros: Phil Maton

Phil Maton was another cog in Houston’s formidable bullpen.

Oops! All Astros: Parker Mushinski

Parker Mushinski is the 122nd player in our offseason-long series.

2021 player review: Alex Bregman

Injuries led to inconsistent results for the Astros third baseman in 2021, but beneath the surface may lie some compelling data.

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George Springer: Underdog

Part III: George Springer

Astros To Acquire Ryan Pressly From Twins

Astros trade two extremely valuable prospects to add yet another high-K rate right-handed reliever to a bullpen that was already extremely good

Breaking Down Machete’s Breaking In

Martin Maldonado is now a Houston Astro thanks to a trade with division-rival Anaheim. What does the trade mean, and how should we feel about it? Let’s examine.

BREAKING: Houston Astros Select RHP Jayson Schroeder with 2nd Round Pick in 2018 MLB Draft

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If Anyone Can the Astros Core Four Can

Part Four: Alex Bregman

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If Anyone Can, the Astros Core Four Can

Part II: Carlos Correa

Reading Between The Seams: The Cole Train’s Tracks (Part 6 of 6)

From the origins of Union Station to the Ryan Express, every track in Houston has been making Astros fandom ready for the Cole Train.

Reading Between The Seams: Hall Of Fame Hunger (Part 5 of 6)

The penultimate piece in the RBtS series looks at the man who’s been the face of elite starting pitching for more than a decade.

Reading Between The Seams: Keuchelangelo’s Swan Song (Part 4 of 6)

Dallas Keuchel, one of the best starting pitchers in baseball since 2014, is preparing for a big walk year

Reading Between The Seams: Lance Lets It All Eat (Part 3 of 6)

He projects as the third starter in line as the Astros open 2018, but Lance McCullers figures to be far greater than the sum of his seasons to date if he can stay healthy.

Reading Between The Seams: The Ghost Of Ground Chuck (Part 2 of 6)

He’s been "Ground Chuck" for most of his career. How Charlie Morton can continue his renaissance as K-Chuck.

Astros ALDS Game 4 starter Charlie Morton is one of the best pitchers in MLB

George Springer: the Astros’ underrated Super Star

Correa, Altuve, Bregman, Keuchel, McCullers! Feel the excitement! But there’s another guy who might be better than all of them.

TCB 2017 Top 30 Astros Prospects: 1-10

The Top 10 of the annual Crawfish Box’s Top 30 Prospects

TCB 2017 Top 30 Astros Prospects: 21-30

It’s the annual Crawfish Boxes Top 30 Astros Prospects! Here are numbers 21 through 30.

Jason Castro and the unknown effect on Astros pitchers

Jason Castro is a great defender by every available metric. But the Astros starters pitched worse with him, and the Astros made no effort to retain him. Why?

Analysis of new Astros McCann, Reddick, Morton, and Aoki

The Astros had a busy week, acquiring four major league veterans to complement an already strong core.

What to do with Chris Devenski?

Chris Devenski is a valuable player, for a number of reasons. How best can the Astros use him, though?