1. 2011 MLB All-Star Game: 12 Most Dominant Pitching Performances in ASG History

    Generally, the Mid Summer Classic is about offense, the long ball and scoring runs. However, every once in awhile, a pitcher shows his dominance and shuts down the best hitters from the other league...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 1,402 reads 3 comments

  2. 2011 MLB Home Run Derby: The 12 Best Sluggers Who Won't Be in the Derby

    The NBA has the Dunk Contest and MLB has the Home Run Derby. It has become a staple of the All-Star festivities and each year fans make cases for this player and that player who was overlooked for the All-Star game and the Home Run Derby...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 2,304 reads 15 comments

  3. MLB Trade Speculation: 5 Reasons the Houston Astros Should Move Hunter Pence

    The Astros are going to be sellers at the trade deadline but it depends on new owner Jim Crane on how much they are selling. One of the players who has generated a lot of interest but also a lot of debate has been right fielder Hunter Pence ...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 1,844 reads 19 comments

  4. Houston Astros Sell Mode: 7 Vets Who Could Be on the Block

    Attention all Major League Baseball teams, are you looking for a starting pitcher with World Series experience who also has bullpen experience? The Astros have one available...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 1,270 reads 1 comments

  5. Power Ranking Every Player on the Houston Astros' Roster

    After 79 games the Houston Astros are sitting at 28-51, which is good, or bad, enough for the worst record in MLB . This season has been a struggle for players and fans but there is talent on this team...

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  6. Houston Astros: Ranking Their 10 Worst Draft Reaches

    The MLB draft requires a lot of skill with a dose of luck when teams select prospects. Teams have gotten better over the past few years as 60-65 percent of the first-round picks ...

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  7. Houston Astros' George Springer: 10 Outfielders Top Pick Could Resemble by 2015

    George Springer was the Houston Astros ' first-round pick this year, and all reports are they got a good one. Now the fun part begins as fans can start speculating on what type of player Springer will be...

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  8. The Top 50 Mascots in College Basketball

    One of the reasons, other than March Madness, college basketball has been so popular is the game day atmosphere. You will be hard pressed to find a better live sporting experience than a basketball game at the Carrier Dome or Camden Indoor...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 45,145 reads 46 comments

  9. Hunter Pence: What Should Houston Astros Do with Right Fielder?

    Now that the ownership issue has been taken care of and Jim Crane will be taking control of the Houston Astros , it is time to start evaluating the roster and what should be done moving forward...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 3,277 reads 7 comments

  10. Houston Astros: Ranking Their 10 Best Draft Picks of 2011

    The 2011 MLB Draft is in the books and it is now time to take a look at the Houston Astros ' 2011 class. They drafted a total of 50 players and it started with George Springer, an outfielder from UConn who was picked 11th in the first round...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 3,741 reads 1 comments

  11. Houston Astros: 10 Core Players to Build Around for the Future

    The Houston Astros are rebuilding and there is no questioning that. They have one of the worst records in Major League Baseball and are going through growing pains with a number of their young prospects...

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  12. Houston Astros: Re-Evaluating the Roy Oswalt Trade

    At the end of July in 2010 the Houston Astros made the first move in their rebuilding process by trading Roy Oswalt to the Philadelphia Phillies for a couple of prospects...

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  13. 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...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 2,954 reads 0 comments

  14. 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...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 2,001 reads 0 comments

  15. 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...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 1,467 reads 1 comments

  16. 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...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 1,786 reads 2 comments

  17. 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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  18. 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...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 4,099 reads 0 comments

  19. 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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  20. 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, ...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 8,592 reads 2 comments

  21. 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 ...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 1,205 reads 2 comments

  22. 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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  23. 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...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 3,005 reads 16 comments

  24. 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 10,755 reads 3 comments

  25. 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...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 3,677 reads 5 comments