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Keuchel Named Best Defensive Pitcher By Fielding Bible

Astros County ((Not Hank) Aaron) — The Fielding Bible Awards are the less known, but more legitimate, awards for defensive excellence in baseball, voted on by a panel consisting of Bill James, BIS Video Scouts, Brian Kenny, Dave...
  • 1 day 12 hr ago

Congratulations Giants: Hello Offseason

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — Any reasonable baseball fan would know that the World Series concluded in spectacular fashion last night, on a popup with the tying run standing 90 feet away.  The Giants again do what the...
  • 1 day 16 hr ago

Tales from the Goatpen: Introducing the Katy Kiwis

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — I thought that I would bang up a quick post on how the Katy Kiwis got into the horrible, horrible player personnel mess that they are in.  And whose fault it is.  Actually, I can answer...
  • 4 days ago

RF Jeff Bagwell: The story of the Hall of Famer's one-time stint in the outfield

Astros County (Jeff Blogwell) — In honor of the 20th anniversary of Jeff Bagwell's MVP award announcement on October 27, 1994, Friend of Astros County and newest Astros County Deputy Tyler Stafford penned this look at Jeff...
  • 4 days ago
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How Did Brandon Duckworth Get Drafted In This League?

Astros County ((Not Hank) Aaron) — That might be a question you find yourself asking, during Tales from the Goatpen . Here is the answer, straight from the often deranged Google chat of Keith, Aaron's weird brother and (Not Hank)...
  • 4 days ago
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Tales from the Goatpen

Astros County (The Batguy) — For those of you on Twitter, you've seen hints at an offseason project we've been working on. We're now ready to reveal what we hope will be a fun way to spend the next few months waiting for...
  • 4 days ago
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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...
  • 7 days ago
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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...
  • 8 days ago
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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...
  • 9 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...
  • 10 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...
  • 16 days ago
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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...
  • 17 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...
  • 22 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...
  • 22 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...
  • 24 days ago
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