The Astros Have Baseball’s New Murderers’ Row
The Houston Astros finally look like a juggernaut in the American League West, and pretty much all of them are hitting out of their minds right now.
How They Got Here: Can an AL West Frontrunner Finally Win a World Series?
The American League West features a tight three-way race at the top. Then...sadness.
The Greatest Swing in History, and the Worst Inning: Dave Brown's Unscientific MLB Power Rankings
This week, Ronald Torreyes Swings for the fences, Cleveland reaches for the history books, and Clayton Kershaw displays a rare sign of mortality.
Jose Altuve's Little Changes Have Made a Big Difference
Going into this season, Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve served as a curious example of what happens when you drop a deadball-era hitter into a 21st-century game. It worked, but this year Altuve has gotten even better.
The Houston Astros Are Suddenly Bad. Where Did Things Go Wrong?
The Astros were one out away from defeating the Royals. Now they are in last place, and their offseason looks like a disaster.
Last Week in Baseball: Small Sample Sizes and Flipping the Bird
In his weekly column, Dave Brown assesses Altuves, Harpers, Sad Braves, and Tyler Collins' middle finger.
The Houston Astros Have Turned Data into Winning Baseball
After three painful seasons, the Astros turned things around in 2015. Can they build on their modern approach this season?
The Houston Astros Have Erased Their Summer From Hell
Last year, Houston's ambitious rebuilding project looked shaky and felt miserable. This year, thus far, they've been redeemed and rejuvenated. Funny how that works.
Masahiro Tanaka Cannot Believe He Gave Up This Home Run
Masahiro Tanaka gave up a home run to Jose Altuve and could not believe it actually went out. His eyes nearly pop out of his head.
José Altuve: A Literal Hit Machine
The littlest 'Stro is having a great season and managing to accomplish the impossible: get people to pay attention in Houston.