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  1. Which A's SP gets the boot?

    AJ Mass

    On Monday, Jesse Chavez was tagged for three home runs by the Houston Astros in a 7-3 loss. After the game, the Oakland Athletics pitcher said, "It won't happen again." He may be right, but not for the reasons he meant at the time. When the A's tr...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  2. Astros open to dealing SP?

    AJ Mass

    The Houston Astros are clearly not in a position where they can reasonably expect to make the 2014 post-season. However, as they are currently dealing with injuries to Dexter Fowler, Alex Presley and George Springer, the team may well be looking to m...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  3. Astros won't deal Qualls

    AJ Mass

    Losing 13-1 on Thursday to the Oakland Athletics, the Houston Astros didn't have a need to use closer Chad Qualls in the contest. However, in the bigger picture, the team intends to keep Qualls around so that they can indeed turn to him in the future...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  4. Trade deadline objectives: AL West

    Jim Bowden

    Deadline objectives: NL East | NL Central | NL West | AL East | AL Central | AL West The American League West has been the busiest of the six divisions so far, with the Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels making the biggest trades thus far in J...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  5. Midseason top five farm systems

    Keith Law

    Ranking all 30 organizations based on their minor league talent is a major undertaking each winter, which is why I always decline to do a re-ranking during the season. There's simply no way I could do it justice given the amount of work it requires. ...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  6. Astros have a major perception problem

    Buster Olney

    Perception matters, which is why the chief justice of the Supreme Court has historically worked for unanimity in decisions, and why the loser in the presidential election gives a concession speech, to legitimize the process. Perception...

    Blog | July 20, 2014
  7. Astros' failure to sign Aiken a total fiasco

    Keith Law

    In the story of the Houston Astros' failure to sign two of their top draft picks on Friday, there are neither villains nor victors, only victims left holding empty bags. The first overall pick in the draft, Brady Aiken, declined to sign with the Astr...

    Blog | July 19, 2014
  8. A's make a mockery of tanking

    Buster Olney

    The Oakland Athletics are on a pace to win 102 games and their third consecutive AL West title. But they need only 17 more wins to extend another streak that might be even more remarkable: The number of consecutive seasons in which they have won at l...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  9. Will George Springer's low contact rate limit his ceiling? - MLB

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello examines George Springer's season thus far, shining a spotlight on his impressive power numbers and, more importantly, his contact issues. Will Springer's high miss rate ultimately make him only a good player rather than a great one?

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2014
  10. New York Yankees lead list of best international signings - MLB

    Christopher Crawford

    Christopher Crawford breaks down the teams that improved the most based on July 2 international signings. The Yankees top his list.

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2014
  11. Could the Astros deal Fowler?

    AJ Mass

    The Houston Astros have placed Dexter Fowler on the disabled list due to the outfielder's recent battle with back strain, however the move was retroactive to June 27, so he'll probably be back in sooner than two weeks. In the meantime, the Astros ...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  12. Fantasy baseball - Analyzing the value of Houston Astros callup D...

    Christopher Crawford

    With the news that the Houston Astros are calling up right fielder Domingo Santana, Christopher Crawford analyzes his fantasy value.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2014
  13. Astros prospect done for 2014?

    AJ Mass

    The youth movement of the Houston Astros has already brought George Springer and Jon Singleton to the major league roster this season, but the progress of the team's No. 1 prospect, shortstop Carlos Correa, appears to have hit a major setback on Satu...

    Blog | June 22, 2014
  14. Rookie Rankings: Tanaka dominating

    Jim Bowden

    As we near the halfway point in the season, a dozen rookies are having impact upon their pennant-chasing teams thus far. Let's look at my latest rankings and assess the best of the 2014 rookie class. 1. Masahiro Tanaka | RHP | New York Yankees ...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  15. Rangers prospect shines in All-Star Game

    Keith Law

    The Wilmington Blue Rocks played host to this year's California-Carolina League All-Star Game on Tuesday. The game, which the visiting California League squad won 4-2, featured players from 18 different organizations. Here are my notes on a handfu...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  16. Gausman key to Orioles' playoff hopes

    Buster Olney

    Fourteen of the 15 American League teams are no further removed from the second wild-card spot than 5.5 games, as of this morning. In other words, 14 of the 15 AL teams should be working with a full dose of hope, including the Houston Astros, who los...

    Blog | June 14, 2014