Trade Deadline Landmine: Madison Bumgarner
When it comes to players to avoid this trade deadline season for the Astros, Madison Bumgarner has to be near the top of the list
Buy-Low Trade Candidate: Chris Archer
Yeah, the one with the ERA over 5 and the FIP over 6. Why? Read on...
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
On The Astros: Last Minute Trade-Deadline Targets
The Astros have likely already made their biggest trade...but what else might be on the docket before Tuesday’s non-waiver trade deadline?
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.
On The Astros: Potential “Very Luhnow” Trade Targets
An attempt to look at the type of acquisition that might, at the 1⁄3 point of the season, make some sense for the Astros based on what we know of the team’s proclivities
If There’s A Concern, It Might Be...Jose Altuve?
Don’t grease up those torches or sharpen those pitchforks, though! We have Bugs Bunny .gifs!
Lance McCullers' "New" Weapon
Lance McCullers adds a weapon, or, How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Change Up
On The Astros: Ted Talk
As Astros fans revel in a glorious spring from the owner of what is already one of the iconic swings in franchise history, the table-pounding for a promotion has the question buzzing: What does he have left to prove in the minor leagues?
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.
Reading Between The Seams: The Baseball, Justin Verlander, and Denial (Part 1 of 6)
A new series intended to preview the Astros starting pitching gets an important addendum in its initial installment.
On The Astros: A Yelich-us For The Rest Of Us?
A fan’s amateur look at the feasibility and machinations of a potential Christian Yelich trade for the Astros
On The Astros: A Second Look At 2017 Free Agent Relievers
Another perspective on prospective free agent relief pitching targets for the Astros this winter
Analyzing the Starting Pitcher Trades
HOF4BGO and BigCh13f...thebest modeled the impact of trading for a starter
Astros Prospect Report: Games of June 15, 2017
Your daily look at the previous night's Minor League happenings.
The 2017 Astros: Fifty-Four Games Later
A review of the Astros at the 1/3 point of the season
Tandem Pitching: Starters and Relievers Need To Go
Starting pitchers getting worse each subsequent time through the order? Relief pitchers lacking consistency? Why tandem pitching should be the way of the future.
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?
On The Astros: A Cespedes For The Best Of Us
Will the Astros pursue Yoenis Cespedes? Should they?
On The Astros: Envisioning Edwin Encarnacion
Jason and Brian debate the pros and cons of targeting the soon-to-be Free Agent Slugger
TCB Offseason Orbit (Vol. 2)
Discussing Minor Leaguers to watch, the Front Office, Free Agency, Firemen, A.J. Reed, and more!
TCB Offseason Orbit (Vol. 1)
Discussing the infield logjam, Lance McCullers’ health, Jason Castro’s free agency, Orlando Miller, and more!
Astros Offseason Mailbag: Submit Your Questions!
Consider this a call to arms, TCB'ers! We need your Astros-centric questions for our weekly Offseason Mailbag, "TCB Offseason Orbit". Submit yours today!
Astros' Defense Bolsters Pitching
Astros have faced some pitching disappointments this season, but where would they be without high ranked defense?
Fister, Feast, Famine, And Regression
With Keuchel out, what should the Astros expect from Doug Fister?
#Mets close to acquiring outfielder Jake Marisnick from #Astros, sources tell The Athletic.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 5, 2019
Cole : rollin' #TakeItBack pic.twitter.com/9KjWzGEvY3— Houston Astros (@astros) October 28, 2019