1. Houston Astros: 5 Top Candidates to Fill Manager Position

    The Houston Astros will be entering the American League next season as fresh and new as an organization can be. In the past year, they have changed ownership, general manager and will be picking a new manager in the coming months...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about almost 2 years ago 1,285 reads 8 comments

  2. Picking a Starting Nine of the Best Houston Astros in Franchise History

    It has not been easy to be a Houston Astros fan over the past few seasons so sometimes it's good to remember the good times and why you became a fan of the organization...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about 2 years ago 904 reads 9 comments

  3. Why GM Jeff Luhnow Is Leading Houston Astros in the Right Direction

    The last major connection from previous ownership was severed this weekend when Brad Mills was let go as manager of the Houston Astros ...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about 2 years ago 1,700 reads 10 comments

  4. 5 Most Overrated Starting Quarterbacks Currently in the NFL

    The quarterback position is the most visible and scrutinized position in football and rightfully so. They have to lead the offense from calling the play in the huddle to the audibles at the line...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about 2 years ago 5,028 reads 11 comments

  5. 6 Key Moments/Moves That Caused the Demise of the Houston Astros

    To say the Houston Astros franchise is struggling would be an understatement. It is on pace for its second consecutive 100-loss season and is trying to dig out of a very deep hole...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about 2 years ago 1,377 reads 5 comments

  6. Houston Astros: 5 Players It'll Be Worth Watching the Rest of the Season

    The last few years have been tough on the Houston Astros ' fanbase with the lack of success the organization has had on the field. Wins keep fans happy and less focused on flaws, however, when the wins aren't coming, those flaws are magnified...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about 2 years ago 1,797 reads 1 comments

  7. Houston Astros: 10 Players Now Playing for Major League Spots in 2013

    The trade deadline has passed and once again the Astros were big sellers. They traded away five key players on their roster with the departure of Carlos Lee, Chris Johnson, Brett Myers, Wandy Rodriguez and J...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about 2 years ago 2,272 reads 8 comments

  8. 5 Dominoes That Will Fall for the Astros After the Wandy Rodriguez Trade

    It has been a busy month for Astros GM Jeff Luhnow as he has traded away Carlos Lee, J.A. Happ, Brandon Lyon and most recently Wandy Rodriguez ...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about 2 years ago 2,480 reads 2 comments

  9. Astros Trade Scenarios: Why Houston Absolutely Must Trade Wandy Rodriguez

    For the third year in a row the Houston Astros will be sellers at the MLB trade deadline and moving some notable veterans...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about 2 years ago 1,480 reads 3 comments

  10. 6 Big Reasons Houston Astros Shouldn't Trade Jed Lowrie

    Jed Lowrie has been a pleasant surprise since coming over from the Boston Red Sox in an offseason trade before the 2012 season. He has been the second-best bat behind Jose Altuve and has been one of the top hitting shortstops in the National League...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about 2 years ago 1,087 reads 4 comments

  11. Houston Astros: 4 Lineup Changes Brad Mills Can Consider to Ignite the Offense

    The Astros ' offense had a strong start to the 2012 season, but as the temperature rose in the summer months, their bats cooled off. With the current heat wave the country is facing, it may be the only thing cold right now...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about 2 years ago 1,179 reads 1 comments

  12. Houston Astros: Turnaround Is Coming Soon

    It is no secret that the Houston Astros are rebuilding. While it was nice to see this team competitive and hover around .500 for the first two months, they have fallen back to where many expected...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about 2 years ago 2,017 reads 1 comments

  13. Why GM's Plan Can Be a Winning One for the Houston Astros

    One of owner Jim Crane's first big decisions was finding a person to run the baseball operations side of the organization. He decided to give Jeff Luhnow his first opportunity as general manager back in December, and so far, the reviews are good...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about 2 years ago 1,368 reads 4 comments

  14. 5 Games the Houston Astros Already Wish They Could Have Back This Season

    The Houston Astros currently have a record of 26-35 and sit in fifth place of a weak NL Central. The three powerhouse teams of the division—the Milwaukee Brewers , Cincinnati Reds and defending World Series champions St...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about 2 years ago 623 reads 2 comments

  15. MLB Draft 2012: Why the Astros Must Select Mark Appel with First Pick

    Tomorrow the Houston Astros have the opportunity to drastically change the fortunes of a struggling franchise when they make their selection for the first overall pick in the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 2 years ago 1,749 reads 4 comments

  16. Houston Astros: 5 FAs Who Would Help Them Contend for Playoff Spot

    The Houston Astros have been hovering around .500 for most of the season and are within striking distance of the division leader Cincinnati Reds ...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 2 years ago 2,946 reads 1 comments

  17. Houston Astros: 10 All-Time Best Homegrown Prospects in Franchise History

    Recently the Astros have had a great deal of success when it comes to homegrown prospects. Jose Altuve, J.D. Martinez, Wandy Rodriguez and Bud Norris have all played a big role this season and they have worked their way through Houston's farm system...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 2 years ago 1,666 reads 9 comments

  18. 7 Reasons the Houston Astros Can Actually Contend for the NL Central Title

    The Houston Astros have been a pleasant surprise so far this season for the fans and currently are 16-21 after beating division rival Milwaukee Wednesday night...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 2 years ago 1,620 reads 2 comments

  19. Buffalo Bills: Making the Right Moves Needed for Super Bowl Title

    The Buffalo Bills have made a huge splash this offseason and are actually doing things the right way. This could lead to something fans have been dreaming about for almost over 15 years: a Super Bowl appearance...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 2 years ago 3,727 reads 16 comments

  20. Houston Astros: Is Brad Mills the Right Man to Right the Ship?

    Brad Mills was named manager of the Houston Astros in October 2009 and has not had an easy go of it since then. He has seen management trade away Lance Berkman, Roy Oswalt, Michael Bourn and Hunter Pence and go into full blown rebuilding mode...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 2 years ago 941 reads 5 comments

  21. 5 Players Houston Astros Should Deal at the Deadline

    The Astros have won five of six and pulled themselves up to third in the NL Central. They currently rank fourth in the National League in runs scored and have been playing quality ball to start the season...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 2 years ago 1,958 reads 3 comments

  22. Carmelo Anthony Getting Too Much Blame for New York Knicks' Playoff Struggles

    The New Yorks Knicks own a record no team wants and that is 13 straight playoff loses. They have not won a playoff series in 12 years, the last one coming in the last lockout-shortened season of 1999-2000...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 2 years ago 3,083 reads 94 comments

  23. Astros: Why Jose Altuve Is Their Most Vital Young Player, Besides J.D. Martinez

    It is pretty much a given that J.D. Martinez is the Houston Astros ' best player at this point in the season. Martinez is hitting .282 this year and leads the team in home runs, RBI and walks...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 2 years ago 1,176 reads 7 comments

  24. Houston Astros: 7 Reasons Astros Would Be Crazy to Not Trade Brett Myers

    Houston Astros fans were surprised when Brad Mills announced Brett Myers would be the Astros' primary closer heading into the 2012 season. The biggest reason was Myers was expected to be No...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 2 years ago 1,074 reads 2 comments

  25. MLB Perfect Game Pitchers: What Happened After?

    A perfect game is defined by Major League Baseball as: An official perfect game occurs when a pitcher (or pitchers) retires each batter on the opposing team during the entire course of a game, which consists of at least nine innings...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 2 years ago 15,337 reads 32 comments