If you’re hoping 2014 will be the year the Astros turn it around and become playoff contenders, well, keep on hoping. It’s not happening. In 2014 the Astros won’t come close to contending or even finish near .500, but that doesn’t mean the season can’t be considered a success. 673 more words
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According to sources close to the Houston Astros. The Astros are setting up to part ways with outfielder J.D. Martinez.
Martinez has been with the Houston Astros since the 2011 campaign after spending the 2010 season down in the minors and eventually getting the call up to replace then Astros outfielder Hunter Pence who was on his way to join the Philadelphia Phillies.
For all of their improvement to the minor league system and commitment to an extensive club overhaul, the Houston Astros still manage to screw up from time to time. 374 more words
This happened two weeks ago, but since I’m at the SABR analytics conference, I figured I should do my second list of items I learned at the MIT sports analytics conference, especially since I learned more than I did the first day. 403 more words