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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!

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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.

George-ous: World Series MVP Springer Signs Two Year Extension

The Four Horsemen

Their Coming Was Foretold

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

On The Astros: Inside The 2017 AL MVP Race

It’s a two horse race. Or is it?

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

Astros 10, Mariners 5: Astros, Their Bats, & My Tums

Mike Fiers Gives Me Heartburn

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!

Carlos Correa and Offensive Production

News Flash: Carlos Correa is Good.

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?

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