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Friday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — * McTaggart notes that the Astros are still after top pitching, but the price for a quality starter was too high for Luhnow & Co. The White Sox wanted Bregman for Sale, and the price tag for Jose...
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Wednesday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — *Boston got Chris Sale, which means the Astros didn't get Chris Sale (and also means the Ramgers didn't get Chris Sale, either). The cost was Yoan Moncada (maybe the best prospect in baseball)...
  • 2 days ago

Beltran back: Tuesday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — *The decision to sign with Houston was an easy one for Carlos Beltran, who said the Astros were the most aggressive in courting him: It wasn't difficult for me to make the decision to come...
  • 3 days ago

Monday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — * Ken Rosenthal says the Astros chose Beltran over Edwin Encarnacion in part because of the positional flexibility he provides, allowing Yuli Gurriel to play 1B. The Astros are "paying close...
  • 4 days ago

Astros sign Beltran

Astros County (Astros County) — So the Astros did something today, signing Carlos Beltran to a 1yr/$16m deal. I mean - The thing is - What th- Okay. So, to me, this means that the Astros are likely out on Edwin...
  • 6 days ago

Long December: Friday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — * Jon Heyman says that, without Chris Sale, the Astros may do no better than their 2016 record. Heyman says that the inclusion of Alex Bregman would likely get them to a deal, but a rival exec...
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Running down the rumors: Wednesday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — *The Masked Marvel has a good recap of the Astros' additions and subtractions thus far in the offseason. * Ken Rosenthal reports that the Astros made a big play for Yoenis Cespedes, who ended...
  • 9 days ago
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Somethings a-happenin' in Astroville

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — Probably a little late with this post, but I can't help pointing out a couple of interesting developments lately. The Astros already added some guys... We already posted something  that...
  • 9 days ago
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Talking with Lance McCullers and your Tuesday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — *Last night we recorded Episode 32 of Lima Time Time with special guest Lance McCullers. We talked Tal's Hill, 7th grade literature, hair products, and Rangers masturbating each other. *The...
  • 10 days ago
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Monday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — * I talked about the Astros last night with Sammy, my friend Joe's 10-year old son, for about half an hour last night. *You may not have heard of Sammy before, but our guest on Lima Time Time...
  • 11 days ago
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Black Friday Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — *I spent Thanksgiving Day driving four hours and then getting mad online about Tony Massarotti's Hall of Fame ballot. *The New York Post's Joel Sherman says the 2017 Astros could be like the...
  • 14 days ago
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Hold My Beer: Tony Massarotti

Astros County (Astros County) — I thought I was prepared for HOF season. What is HOF season? It's what makes Jesus not 100% the reason for the season. HOF season makes me want to dropkick the Salvation Army change buckets. HOF...
  • 14 days ago
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Singleton out, Sunday Links

Astros County (Astros County) — Good morning, reader. I was at a conference for the last three days with a broken phone and spotty wifi which, as I slowly found out, was the worst possible three days to be without a phone or...
  • 19 days ago
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There is a new Sheriff in Town (and the Astros also signed Josh Reddick)

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — If the Astros make the playoffs in 2017, then it is very possible that 17 November 2016 could be an important date when considering why.  This was the day that the Astros traded for veteran...
  • 21 days ago
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Bench coaches and lighting matches

Astros County (Astros County) — As a commenter noted yesterday, I messed up the "last time the Astros had consecutive ROY vote-getters." It wasn't 2000/2001, it was 2014/15 (McHugh/Springer - Correa), which now means that the...
  • 23 days ago
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Tuesday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — A couple of things for you this morning... * The County Mountie wrote up options at 1B and SP options in free agency. *Chris Devenski, who did not get selected in last year's Rule 5 draft, ...
  • 24 days ago
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Pitcher and first basemen option for the Astros

Astros County (County Mountie) — Previously on Astros County... Now it's time to look at pitcher first basemen options, based on MLB Trade Rumors Top 50 Free Agents and Predictions article . I would like to reiterate that...
  • 25 days ago
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Saturday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — Links for you to read this morning while you wait for your preferred college football team to play yet another meaningless game... * The County Mountie wrote about potential catching and...
  • 27 days ago
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Who is Franklin Perez?

Astros County (Astros County) — In our almost-pleasant conversation with Astros Director of Pro Scouting Kevin Goldstein (he made fun of musicians Pat and I like), he mentioned a lower-level pitcher on more than one occasion:...
  • 27 days ago
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