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Hernandez and Thatcher Make 25 Man Roster (along with Deduno)

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — It was reported today via a number of sources that the Astros will add both Joe Thatcher and Roberto Hernandez to the 25-man roster to start the season.  Both get modest (for baseball...
  • 20 hr 31 min ago

Eight More Depart for Minor League Camp

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — The Astros have cut eight more from their Spring Training squad, reassigning Carlos Correa, Darin Downs, Tyler Heineman, James Hoyt and Gregorio Petit while optioning Jake Buchanan, Matt Dominguez...
  • 1 day 23 hr ago

Comings and Goings: Sept 2014 Onward... (March 2015 Edition)

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — This list will be periodically updated over the course of what is likely to be a busy 2015 season.  The Astros will be trying to position themselves for contention, and 2015 likely represents...
  • 3 days ago

David Rollins Suspended for Steroid Use

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — News recently broke that the Mariners Rule 5 Draft pick David Rollins - who is formerly from the Astros organisation - has tested positive for the anabolic steroid Stanozolol, and will be...
  • 4 days ago

Brady Aiken's TJS

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — I remember where I was when Brady Aiken was drafted by the Astros.  I was driving between two of my work sites listening to Robert Ford and Steve Sparks via Gameday at the exact moment the...
  • 4 days ago

Brady Aiken has Tommy John surgery

Astros County (Astros County) — Unsigned 2014 1-1 pick Brady Aiken wrote today in the Player's Tribune  that he had Tommy John surgery yesterday. Aiken made his 2015 debut for the IMG Academy last week, and left his...
  • 5 days ago

Jarred Cosart just might be in trouble

Astros County (Astros County) — Story is developing, and I can't get to the link right now, but former Astros great Jarred Cosart has deleted his Twitter account after *possibly* having it put onTwitter that home dude bets...
  • 6 days ago

Fresno has awesome giveaway, cancels it

Astros County (Astros County) — The Astros' new Triple-A franchise, the Fresno Grizzlies, had a cool idea: Play up this whole Sports Illustrated 2017 World Series Champs thing and give away 2017 World Series Champs rings.. .on...
  • 6 days ago
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Straily, Appel and Aplin Leave...

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — Just a quick update because time is short today.  This afternoon, I will be unavailable due the largest sporting event locally since the Rugby World Cup in 2011.  The pundits say too...
  • 8 days ago

Seven More Optioned... Still No Surprises... Camp at 44

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — The Astros continued to send out minor-leaguers and NRI's, with seven more optioned Friday.  Pitchers Jason Stoffel and Alex White, catcher Roberto Pena, infielders Colin Moran, Nolan Fontana...
  • 11 days ago
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Six More Mailed to Minor League Camp in Two Further Culls

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — In a busy day for reassignments, the Astros reassigned six more players in Minor League camp in two separate bursts. Firstly, they reassigned Brady Rodgers (who allowed 6 runs in...
  • 14 days ago
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Sunday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — Here are the hawtest links in the land... *MLBPA head Tony Clark spoke to the Chronicle about the Astros, who are working their way off the union's crap list. Trying to change Ryan Vogelsong's...
  • 16 days ago
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Tales from the GOATpen - Final Update: Season Awards

Astros County (The Batguy) — For the couple of you who stuck with this project, he's just a little bit extra to honor those players that stood above the others in this battle of Astros history. Gold Glove  Pre-Lee...
  • 17 days ago
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Tales from the GOATpen - County Series Game 5

Astros County (The Batguy) — And we're back under the dome in Nacogdoches where the local Andujar Jar Binks look to game 2 winner Wandy Rodriguez to help them take the Astros County Series with a win tonight. Shane Reynolds...
  • 17 days ago
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Tales from the GOATpen - County Series Game 4

Astros County (The Batguy) — After losing 11-0 in Game 3, Nacogdoches looks to Larry Dierker to lead them to victory. As for Greenville, they're counting on Mike Cuellar to help them even the series on the road. Both teams...
  • 17 days ago
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Tales from the GOATpen - County Series Game 3

Astros County (The Batguy) — Wow, time in our alternate universe is just flying by during this Series. It's almost as though it's aware that I have the time to write about it today. Weird. Anyway, we're heading to...
  • 17 days ago
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Tales from the GOATpen - County Series Game 2

Astros County (The Batguy) — As I've mentioned before, time seems to work a little differently in our alternate universe. While it's only been about 20 minutes for us, it's already a new day and time for Game 2 for TGTGP. ...
  • 17 days ago
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Tales from the GOATpen - County Series Game 1

Astros County (The Batguy) — Here we go, folks: Game 1 of the Astros County Series. It's the Nacogdoches Andujar Jar Binks heading to Greenville to take on the Master Bateman in the first game of what should be a very...
  • 17 days ago
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Tales from the GOATpen Update: Regular Season Ends

Astros County (The Batguy) — The last few months flew by in our alternate universe as the TGTGP league has wrapped up its regular season. What looked like some quirky trends have proven to last for the entire season. Even...
  • 17 days ago
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Three Trimmed in First Spring Cull

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — The Astros announced that three players will be sent to Minor League camp prior to Friday's game.  Those players are OF Domingo Santana, LHP Luis Cruz and C Luis Flores.  Santana and...
  • 18 days ago
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