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A Look at the Astros in Arizona - Part II

Astros County ((Not Hank) Aaron) — The Salt River Rafters continue to dominate the Arizona Fall League, sitting with a leagues best 11-3 record and a 3 game lead in the East Division. And Astros prospects continue to be in the...
  • 19 hr 19 min ago

Dallas Keuchel Is a Gold Glove Finalist

Astros County ((Not Hank) Aaron) — Now, ordinarily, I have great disdain for the Rawling Gold Gloves. This is the organization that has given Derek Jeter FIVE awards for fielding excellence, and once gave Rafael Palmeiro the award...
  • 1 day 20 hr ago

Some quick thoughts on the MLB Hate Map.

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — Our friends at SB Nation continue to produce solid baseball analysis in the form of an MLB Hate Map .  I had no idea this existed until fellow AC writer and non-Oceania resident Cockroach...
  • 2 days ago
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Breakfast Links

Astros County (The Batguy) — Palm Beach County commissioners meet this morning to discuss a request for $108M to help fund a new Spring Training complex to be share by the Astros and Nationals. Mark Appel continued his...
  • 4 days ago
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A Look at the Astros in the Arizona Fall League

Astros County ((Not Hank) Aaron) — The Astros sent 8 players to Arizona this fall to play for the Salt River Rafters, including big names like Mark Appel, Rio Ruiz and Vincent Velasquez. The Salt River team also contains other big...
  • 10 days ago

Historical Scouting Reports - Bobby Abreu

Astros County (The Batguy) — The National Baseball Hall of Fame did something really cool last year when they made thousands of historical scouting reports available to the public. This post is part of a series in which we'll...
  • 10 days ago
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John Mallee Leaves for Cubs

Astros County ((Not Hank) Aaron) — John Mallee has accepted a job as the hitting coach for the Chicago Cubs. Mallee is from the Chicago area and his family lives there during the season. I'm not smart enough to figure out how...
  • 15 days ago
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The Culling of the 40 Man Roster Begins

Astros County ((Not Hank) Aaron) — The Astros are facing a pretty significant 40 man roster crunch, as noted in  this BA article.  To that end, the Astros announced some news Astros have outrighted first baseman Jesus...
  • 15 days ago
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Part I: How good were A.J. Hinch's D-Backs anyhow?

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — A bit more than a week ago, when A.J. Hinch's hiring was announced, I promised to take a look at the '09-'10 Diamondbacks to see what kind of talent he had.  At the time, I wrote: "But...
  • 17 days ago
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A.J. Hinch Hired as Everybody Gets a Second Chance...

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — The Astros announced yesterday that they have hired ex-catcher and ex-Diamondbacks manager A.J. Hinch to lead the Astros next year.  Cockroach did a great job of getting a post up quickly,...
  • 25 days ago
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Report: A.J. Hinch will be next Astros manager

Astros County (Cockroach) — According to Evan Drellich on Twitter, ex-Dbacks manager A.J. Hinch is soon to be named the next manager of the Houston Astros. Brian McTaggart has reported that the Astros will announce their...
  • 25 days ago
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From the Office of the County Clerk - G162: Astros @ Mets

Astros County (Cockroach) — Nick Tropeano (1-2, 3.78) vs Bartolo Colon (14-13, 4.08) A day for Altuve; a day for Abreu. It was not a day that ended as the Astros would have liked, but it's still a far sight better than...
  • 26 days ago
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From the Office of the County Clerk - G161: Astros @ Mets

Astros County (Cockroach) — Samuel Deduno (0-1, 5.79) vs Rafael Montero (1-3, 4.38) The bad news is that the Astros lost 2-1 on a 2-out, 2-run walkoff homer by Lucas Duda. The good news is that only one game remains in...
  • 27 days ago
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