1. MLB Trade Ideas: Updating Brett Myers' Potential Suitors If the Astros Struggle

    It has been an ugly start for the Houston Astros, which sit at 2-7 and in the NL Central cellar. One of the few bright spots has been starting pitcher Brett Myers , who doesn't ...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 2,721 reads 0 comments

  2. Albert Pujols and the Top 10 Sweetest Swings in MLB

    Last year, Ken Griffey Jr. retired, and with him went one of the sweetest swings in MLB history. Every time he swung the bat, it was a work of art, as he was so smooth and made it look so effortless...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 15,222 reads 35 comments

  3. MLB Predictions: 10 Prospects Who Will Debut Later Than They Should

    Last year there were some big-name prospects who were not on a major league roster for Opening Day, but by the end of the year, they left their mark on the majors...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 587 reads 0 comments

  4. MLB Power Rankings: The Late '70s Astros and the 10 Ugliest Uniforms of All Time

    One of the biggest parts of the business side of baseball for MLB teams is branding and merchandise. Every few years the majority of the teams will tweak or completely overhaul their ...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 10,872 reads 15 comments

  5. Houston Astros: What to Expect from Brett Wallace

    Over the past 20 years, first base has been a strength for the Houston Astros, especially when a team replaces a player like Jeff Bagwell with Lance Berkman...

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  6. Houston Astros: Top Positional Prospect at Each Position

    Spring training is primarily used to get the players ready for the season as well as to allow players to battle it out for any open spots in the lineup...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 1,455 reads 5 comments

  7. Houston Astros: Ranking Which Prospects Will Make Biggest Impact in 2011

    One of the big questions every year is what prospects are going to get called up to the major leagues and make a difference for the team. Last year, the Astros saw a number of prospects come up and make a difference on this team...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 3,779 reads 0 comments

  8. March Madness 2011: The Top 7 Match-Ups We Can't Wait to See

    The best weekend in sports is upon us as the opening rounds of the tournament will be played this weekend and the field will be cut in half in four days...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 706 reads 12 comments

  9. Houston Astros: Ranking Biggest Trade Bait on the Roster

    If spring training is any indication how the season will go, the Astros will most likely be sellers come trade deadline time. The Astros have given up 108 runs in 17 games, 20 more runs than the next closest team in the Grapefruit League...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 2,690 reads 2 comments

  10. NCAA Bracket 2011 Predictions: Which Teams Will Shock Us in Round One

    Well the brackets have been announced and the madness can begin. The best part of the second round (what used to be the first round) is trying to figure out the upsets...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 4,175 reads 8 comments

  11. Houston Astros: 8 Biggest Surprises About the Astros So Far

    If you looked at this picture, it may look like the Astros are having a great spring. They are in sunny Florida, with palm trees everywhere...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 2,674 reads 3 comments

  12. Big East Basketball Tournament 2011 Game-by-Game Schedule and Predictions

    We are now into day two of the Big East Tournament taking place at Madison Square Garden. The Big East is arguably the toughest conference tournament in college basketball, considering they have nine teams currently in the AP Top 25...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 2,259 reads 3 comments

  13. MLB Preview 2011: Projecting the Houston Astros Starting Lineup, Rotation

    Before spring training started, some people had guarded optimism about this team heading into 2011. After trading away top stars Lance Berkman and Roy Oswalt, they had a record above ...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 4,665 reads 2 comments

  14. Houston Astros: Should Wandy Rodriguez Be Dealt for Yankees C Austin Romine?

    Now that the initial shock is over from the news that Jason Castro will be out for almost the entire 2011 season with a torn ACL, the Houston Astros need to go into damage control and figure out what they want to do with the catcher situation...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 2,547 reads 14 comments

  15. Jason Castro's Knee Injury Worse Than Expected...Even Worse for Houston Astros

    It is being reported this morning that Jason Castro's injury—first thought to be a meniscus tear—is actually a torn ACL, and he will be out for the majority of the 2011 season...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 701 reads 0 comments

  16. Houston Astros: Breaking Down Their Hot Prospects To Watch in Spring Training

    This was not the start the Astros were hoping for. They have started spring training 1-3, splitting the two games yesterday. They were able to beat the Tigers 6-3 but gave up five runs in the bottom of the ninth against the Bronx Bombers to lose 6-5...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 1,554 reads 1 comments

  17. MLB Spring Training 2011: 10 Things We've Already Learned About the Astros

    The Astros are about two weeks into spring training and they played their first game yesterday. I am sure no one wanted to start off the 2011 season like they did, falling to the Atlanta Braves 13-3...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 839 reads 3 comments

  18. Houston Astros: Predicting the 2011 Opening Day 25-Man Roster

    Even though it has been less than a week that the full squad has been at spring training, it is never too early to start looking at what the Houston Astros may look like on Opening Day...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 2,515 reads 3 comments

  19. Houston Astros on the Farm: The Team's Top 10 Prospects 20 and Under

    Over the years, the Houston Astros have depleted their farm system with a number of different trades for players like Miguel Tejada and poor drafting...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 194 reads 1 comments

  20. 2011 MLB Preview: Who Will Lead Houston Astros in Home Runs?

    Now that Lance Berkman is gone and Carlos Lee is coming off a down year, the race is wide open for who will lead the Houston Astros in home runs in 2011. They no longer have that one player who can be expected to hit 30 to 35 home runs in a season...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 2,466 reads 0 comments

  21. MLB Trade Rumors: 10 Houston Astros Trade Ideas To Acquire a True Ace

    After the Houston Astros traded Roy Oswalt last summer, there has been a glaring need for a true ace, someone who can anchor the top of the rotation and set an example for the rest of the pitchers...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 6,442 reads 4 comments

  22. Fantasy NASCAR: Roush Fenway Racing Team Preview

    Roush Fenway Racing has been in NASCAR for over twenty years now and is one of the premiere racing teams in NASCAR right now...

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  23. MLB Trade Rumors: What It Would Take for Yankees To Chase Brett Myers in July

    The New York Yankees were probably very disappointed this week to hear that Andy Pettitte has decided to retire instead of return for another season with the Bronx Bombers...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 1,562 reads 2 comments

  24. Houston Astros: 10 Reasons They Can Be NL Central Surprises in 2011

    If a team in a rebuilding process is smart and gets the right pieces, it's not out of the realm of possibility that a team could be playoff bound after one to two years of rebuilding...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 2,379 reads 2 comments

  25. Fantasy NASCAR: Joe Gibbs Racing 2011 Season Preview

    There was big news in NASCAR this week as they announced they are changing up the point system for this coming season. They have decided to make it much simpler and easier to understand...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 656 reads 1 comments