1. Astros Free Agency: Biggest Holes to Fill This Offseason

    Even though the playoffs are still going on and the 2011 season is not over for eight teams, the Astros can close the books on a very disappointing season...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about 3 years ago 696 reads 0 comments

  2. 7 Most Improbable Cy Young Seasons in MLB History

    Now that MLB's regular season has come to an end and we head into the postseason, it also means it is time for some season awards. The Cy Young Award is given to the top pitcher in each league, and it is not an easy feat...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about 3 years ago 659 reads 0 comments

  3. Buffalo Bills vs New England Patriots: 5 Reasons the Bills Will Win

    Without question, Sunday is the biggest game the Bills have had in years. The 2-0 New England Patriots enter Ralph Wilson Stadium to take on the 2-0 Buffalo Bills . That has a nice ring to it but 3-0 sounds so much better...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about 3 years ago 3,505 reads 42 comments

  4. Houston Astros: Predicting Their 2012 Opening Day Lineup

    Manager Brad Mills will have some work to do this off-season with his staff to figure out the starting lineup before Opening Day next season...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about 3 years ago 2,800 reads 0 comments

  5. 8 Most Likely Scenarios for Houston Astros' 2012 Rotation

    Entering the 2011 season, the Astros' starting pitching rotation was supposed to be the strength of this team. Many optimists even thought they could carry them to a respectable record...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about 3 years ago 1,134 reads 1 comments

  6. Houston Astros: 11 Best Base-Stealers in Astros History

    Stealing bases may be considered a small part of the game of baseball, but it can take an offense to the next level if your team has good base-stealers...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about 3 years ago 1,354 reads 0 comments

  7. Buffalo Bills: 5 Reasons the Bills Will Make the Playoffs This Year

    The Buffalo Bills have only played one playoff game this century and it was when the century was eight days old and the Music City Miracle ended their season early. They have had one winning season in that time, with a 9-7 mark back in 2004...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about 3 years ago 2,250 reads 23 comments

  8. Houston Astros: 10 Ways to Fast-Track the Rebuilding Process

    The past couple of years, the Houston Astros have been an organization that would be classified as rebuilding. The Astros represented the National League in the 2005 World Series, and the only player remaining from that team is Wandy Rodriguez...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about 3 years ago 687 reads 0 comments

  9. Houston Astros: The Top 10 Prospects in Their Minor-League System

    The Astros have called up a number of prospects over the course of the season including starting pitcher Jordan Lyles, second baseman Jose Altuve, outfielder J.D. Martinez and third baseman Jimmy Paredes...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about 3 years ago 2,380 reads 1 comments

  10. The Blueprint for Building the Perfect Fantasy Football Team

    This is the time of year everybody starts putting together their fantasy football team and think it will carry them to their league championship...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about 3 years ago 7,328 reads 4 comments

  11. Houston Astros: 4 Astros Who Won't Be Back in 2012

    The Astros are rebuilding and have been very aggressive in their pursuit of prospects and getting rid of veterans...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about 3 years ago 3,198 reads 1 comments

  12. Fantasy Football 2011: Top 20 Running Backs

    Generally, your running backs are the key to your team's success or failure. The problem is that over the past couple of years, teams are moving towards a running back by committee...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about 3 years ago 148 reads 6 comments

  13. B/R Exclusive Interview with Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Nate Baker

    I recently had the opportunity to talk with Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Nate Baker. He is a starting pitcher for the Pirates' Class A Advanced Bradenton Marauders of the Florida State League...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about 3 years ago 256 reads 0 comments

  14. Fantasy Football 2011: Ranking All 32 Quarterbacks

    The quarterback is the face of the franchise in the NFL . Generally, a successful QB means a successful team. Now depending on your league settings, the quarterback is not nearly as pivotal to your fantasy team success...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about 3 years ago 4,519 reads 50 comments

  15. Houston Astros: Projecting the 2012 Depth Chart

    The 2011 season has been rough for the Houston Astros and fans alike. As of Monday they sported a 38-83 record, which is good enough for last place in MLB . This also means that they will get the No...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about 3 years ago 2,953 reads 8 comments

  16. Houston Astros: Ranking Their 8 Biggest Rivals

    One of the best aspects of sports is rivalries like the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox , the Boston Celtics and the LA Lakers and the Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about 3 years ago 2,112 reads 0 comments

  17. MLB's Top 20 Free Agents Set To Hit the Market

    Now that the MLB non-waiver trade deadline is over, the next great deal of player movement will be the 2012 free-agency period...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about 3 years ago 2,469 reads 10 comments

  18. 10 Reasons Astros Blew the Trade Deadline

    The trade deadline has come and past and the Astros did exactly what everybody expected in being sellers. After the dust has settled on an active trade deadline, Hunter Pence is now a Philadelphia Phillie and Michael Bourn is an Atlanta Brave...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about 3 years ago 8,150 reads 11 comments

  19. Astros Trade Rumors: What Moving Wandy Rodriguez Could Bring Back in Return

    The Astros are trying to trade starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez . With the way the trade market is shaping up Rodriguez could be the best starting pitcher available. So the question Astros fans want answered is what they can expect to get in return...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about 3 years ago 291 reads 0 comments

  20. MLB Trade Deadline: 7 Teams in Need of Outfield Help That Hunter Pence Fits with

    Hunter Pence is one of the top players available at this trade deadline but it will cost teams a hefty price to get the right fielder's services. Pence has been having a career year hitting over ...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 1,339 reads 0 comments

  21. Houston Astros: 8 Vets Who Need to Be Axed at Trade Deadline

    The Astros have finally put together a win streak of two games, their longest since the middle of June, but that doesn't mean they won't be having a fire sale over the next two weeks...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 4,260 reads 1 comments

  22. Houston Astros: Early Prospects To Take No. 1 Overall in 2012

    The Houston Astros will most likely claim the top spot in next year's draft as they are on pace for their worst season in club history. They are on pace to beat the 1975 Astros who finished with a record of 64-97...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 2,832 reads 2 comments

  23. 100 Best Coaches in College Basketball History

    College coaches are the face of their program. They have more control than their professional counterparts because they get to pick their players through recruiting...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 18,305 reads 41 comments

  24. Houston Astros: Their 5 Trade Chips Who Can Prove Vital to MLB Playoff Races

    The Astros entered the All-Star break losing 17 of their last 20 games, and if it wasn't for the transfer of ownership from Drayton McLane to Jim Crane, the Astros would have most likely made a number of trades by now...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 3,728 reads 8 comments

  25. Hunter Pence: Was He the Houston Astros' Best All-Star Candidate?

    Hunter Pence will be representing the Houston Astros at this year's All-Star Game in Arizona . Some may think it was the easy choice as Pence is having a career year and the Astros have been really bad...

    Brandon Croce Written by Brandon Croce about over 3 years ago 351 reads 1 comments