1. Houston Astros: 5 Most Likely All-Star Representatives

    For those unaware, voting for the All-Star game is underway and you can cast your vote here . Don't worry if you haven't had a chance to vote for your favorite players, as voting will be open until the end of June...

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  2. Houston Astros: 7 Reasons New Owner Will Help the Astros

    About two weeks ago, local businessman Jim Crane agreed to purchase the Houston Astros from Drayton McLane for a huge price tag of $680 million...

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  3. Houston Astros: 6 Ways They Can Make Brett Wallace the Face of the Franchise

    Houston Astros first baseman Brett Wallace is off to a great start in his first full season with the team. The Astros traded with the Blue Jays last season, sending a prospect they received in the Roy Oswalt trade to Toronto for Wallace...

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  4. Houston Astros: 5 First-Round Draft Targets

    On June 4th, the 2011 MLB Draft will be starting and someone will be joining last year's first round pick, Delino Deshields Jr., as a member of the Houston Astros...

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  5. Houston Astros: Comparing Brett Wallace and Lance Berkman's 2011 Seasons

    Last season was a time of turnover for the Houston Astros , as a number of veterans were shipped out and a crop of young prospects was asked to step up and fill in...

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  6. Houston Astros: 5 Possible Midseason Call-Ups

    To say the Astros have struggled so far this season would be an understatement. As of Sunday, they have the second-worst record in the majors at 15-25 and dropped two of three this past weekend to the Mets at home...

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  7. Carlos Lee and the Worst Contracts in Houston Astros History

    Carlos Lee of the Houston Astros is currently in year five of a six-year deal worth $100 million that was signed in 2007...

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  8. MLB: Houston Astros and the 5 Biggest Sellers on the Emerging Trade Market

    Now that the new car smell has worn off on the 2011 season, it is time to turn the focus to which teams have emerged as title contenders and which are already planning for 2012, and, ...

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  9. Hunter Pence: 6 Reasons the Houston Astros Should Sign Him Long-Term

    The Houston Astros are a team in transition but there has been one constant over the past few years, and that has been Hunter Pence ...

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  10. Houston Astros: 5 Astros Moving Closer to Trade Block

    Bill Hall, don't be surprised if you are one of the five Astros who made this list. The Astros have staked a pretty strong claim on the basement of the NL Central and are heading towards being sellers when the trade deadline rolls around...

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  11. Syracuse Basketball: 10 Bold Predictions for Jim Boeheim's Crew in 2011-12

    Syracuse's season did not end exactly how many people had hoped or expected. They could not get past the first weekend of March Madness after securing a three seed for the tournament...

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  12. MLB Trade Ideas: 5 Teams That Could Move on Astros' Carlos Lee Before July

    The Astros have struggled once again and, come July, they are looking to be sellers in the trade market. I am sure one of the players they would like to move is left fielder/ first baseman Carlos Lee ...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 10,749 reads 3 comments

  13. MLB Trade Ideas: 5 Teams Who Wandy Rodriguez Makes Sense for If Astros Sell

    If the Astros continue to struggle, they could start to move some of their valuable pieces like Brett Myers and Wandy Rodriguez . I see Myers being the most likely of the two to be traded but Wandy could bring back more prospects...

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  14. Alfonso Soriano: 5 Teams Who Could Consider Dealing for Cubs Outfielder

    Alfonso Soriano is having a great start to the 2011 season already hitting five home runs and 12 RBI through 15 games. He is actually on pace for 50 home runs this season if he plays 150 games...

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  15. Houston Astros: 5 Young Arms Who Could Help Fix Their Pitching Problems

    Entering the season, the pitching staff for the Astros was supposed to be a strength for this team, but after two weeks, the results have not been good outside of Brett Myers. The Astros have a team ERA of 5...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 2,873 reads 1 comments

  16. 2011 NBA Mock Draft: Will Kemba Walker Slide After NCAA Championship?

    It is being reported that Kemba Walker will be forgoing his senior year at UConn and entering the NBA Draft even though the NBA labor situation is unsettled...

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  17. 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 ...

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  18. 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...

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  19. 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...

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  20. 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 ...

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  21. 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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  22. 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...

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  23. 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...

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  24. 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...

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  25. 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...

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