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Friday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — Six days until Pitchers and Catchers. * Marwin's versatility is where his value lies. * Keith Law released his Top 100 prospects list, and TCB has the list (I let my Insider subscription...
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Thursday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — Hear's wut ewe knead too no: *Jexas went to the prospective season ticket holder dinner last night. *One day after hernia surgery, Evan Gattis walked a mile and is optimistic about his...
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Wednesday Night Prospective Season Ticket Holder Dinner

Astros County (JEXAS) — -- Wednesday night Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow took time to speak to prospective season ticket holders at a dinner hosted at Minute Maid Park. Reliving the thrill ride of the 2015 season...
  • 2 days ago

Wednesday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — The biggest news of the night was the news that Evan Gattis had hernia surgery and is out for 4-6 weeks. Drellich says in the article that the "injury is not considered severe," which is exactly...
  • 3 days ago

History Lesson: Bob Watson and the One Millionth Run

Astros County (Astros County) — It is not rare to see a player sprint from second base to score a run. It is fairly rare to see a player sprint from second base to cross the plate after a teammate hits a home run. Yet that's...
  • 3 days ago

Monday Morning/Weekend Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — Now that Murderball is over for another six months, the world can all move on... *Fox Sports' Jon Morosi has the biggest storylines of 2016 - including one about the Astros' staying power. *...
  • 5 days ago

History Lesson: Robbery in Kissimmee

Astros County (Astros County) — It was just bad luck. We were in the wrong place at the wrong time. - Minor-Leaguer Mike Rose. In March 2000 the Holiday Inn off of US Highway 192 in Kissimmee, Florida was about 15 minutes...
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Friday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — *Be sure to read Jexas' write-up of the Town Hall with Hey-J Inch . *Read the 3rd in our Cups of Coffee series on Larry Yount . * The Astros outfield is solid , writes Brian McTaggart. You can...
  • 8 days ago
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Town Hall with A.J. Hinch

Astros County (JEXAS) — -- Thursday night I had the opportunity to attend a Town Hall meeting with A.J. Hinch hosted by Bill Brown inside Union Station for season ticket holders. Since Hinch was not at Fan Fest I was...
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Cups of Coffee: Larry Yount

Astros County (Astros County) — This is the third in a series of posts about Astros players in franchise history who played in one career Major League game. The first post was the sad tale of  Jay Dahl , then the...
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Thursday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — *Lots of links yesterday about tanking because of Buster Olney's and Jayson Stark's hand-wringing. They all pretty much agree that it doesn't make any sense to spend $100m on a 65-win team when...
  • 9 days ago
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Luhnow Did Not Tank

Astros County ((Not Hank) Aaron) — Tanking has been the talk of baseball once again, with Buster Olney devoting a great deal of column space to "executives" being highly critical of the wave of (NL) teams who appear unconcerned...
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BP posts Top 10 Astros prospects

Astros County (Astros County) — Baseball Prospectus posted  their Top 10 Astros Prospects after I posted the Hot Lynx. It is NSFW because of Prospect Porn. The article is free to read, so you can read the write-ups, but...
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Tuesday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — I turn 36 today. In Barry Bonds' Age-36 season he hit .328/.515/.863 with 73 home runs, 177 walks, 35 intentional walks, and 32 doubles. I got out of bed this morning and my hip popped. Here are...
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Monday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — Pretty slow weekend in AstroWorld. Here are some things that happened while you got ready for the Pro Bowl... * The Masked Marvel posted the Depth Charts: Corner Infield edition. * Jeff Luhnow...
  • 12 days ago
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Astros Depth Charts: the Corner Infield Edition

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — Welcome to the Corner Infield Edition of the Astros Depth Charts.  If any dedicated readers are interested in the earlier articles in this series, I can indicate that the primer can be found...
  • 12 days ago
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Astros Depth Charts: the Corner Outfield Edition

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — Greetings to the loyal and handsome Astros County readers who remain interested in this series.  Jus to recap, I wanted to look at the depth in the Astros system from about the AA level and...
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Friday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — *Newest Astro Doug Fister : The choice to come here was driven from top down. I know we're trying to win a World Series here, and that's your ultimate goal...But as soon as you start breaking it...
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Astros sign Doug Fister

Astros County (Astros County) — Breaking news this morning as the Astros have apparently reached an agreement with free agent pitcher Doug Fister on a 1-year deal for $7m. Word is Fister could make up to $12m with bonuses and...
  • 15 days ago
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Thursday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — *Alex Bregman is the #7-ranked shortstop prospect, according to MLB Pipeline. Here's a video . * Baseball Prospectus released its Top 101 prospects yesterday. Graduated Astros include Carlos...
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