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Reaching for the Stars

At the start of the 2016 season, many experts picked the Astros to win the World Series. 2016 did not go as planned for Houston. After a promising 2015 season, that included a playoff birth, the Astros failed to make the playoffs in 2016. 484 more words

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Countdown to Hot Stove – MLB’s Top 25 Free Agent Rankings: 11-15

Post number three in this list of MLB.com’s most highly ranked free agents according to their specialized system, and my thoughts.

Colby Rasmus – OF. 451 more words

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Jeff Luhnow: Nori Aoki A High Contact, High On-Base Guy

Houston (CBS HOUSTON) – The Houston Astros wasted no time in trying to improve the roster. Thursday just hours after the World Series ended, general manager Jeff Luhnow claimed Seattle Mariners outfielder Nori Aoki of waivers. 269 more words

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Three Astros Finalists For Gold Glove Awards

Houston (CBS HOUSTON) – The Houston Astros had another strong year, although they didn’t make the playoffs like 2015.  That is shown by the team being up for awards during the awards season.   195 more words

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Accepting the Qualifying Offer Hasn't Gone as Planned for These 3 MLB Players

When the qualifying offer system was developed for MLB free agents, it was supposed to help players, but it’s done just the opposite. After first being put into play for the 2012 offseason, we didn’t even see a pending free agent accept one until last winter. 90 more words

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Colby Rasmus Lifts Team To A 3-1 Win

CBS Houston – After 20 days off from work, most normal people would like to leisurely get back into a groove at their job.

Most people aren’t Houston Astros outfielder Colby Rasmus, his first back on the job after nearly a month-long DL stay, he homered, made big plays in the outfield and was a key reason the Astros picked up the 3-1 win over the Oakland Athletics. 390 more words

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Colby Rasmus Back For The Astros Stretch Run

CBS Houston – The Houston Astros Tuesday got back outfielder Colby Rasmus, activating him from the designated list (DL). Rasmus has been sidelined since August 7th dealing with a cyst in his right ear, in a corresponding move the team optioned pitcher Brad Peacock back to Fresno (AAA). 242 more words

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