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The 20 Greatest Houston Astros of All-Time

The Houston Astros franchise has existed since 1962. For the first 50 years, the Astros played in the National League. Since 2013 they have played in the American League. During their history, they have been known by two names: Houston Colt .45s (1962 – 1964) and Houston Astros (1965 – Present). The Astros franchise has won one World Series title

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100 Greatest Second Baseman of All-Time

The gold standard of second baseman is Rogers Hornsby. Sure Nap Lajoie and Eddie Collins provided offense from the second base position prior to Hornsby’s arrival but their offensive production, as does every other second baseman since Hornsby, pales in comparison. It wasn’t until Joe Morgan joined the Big Red Machine that another second baseman made a similar offensive impact

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2017’s Best Hitters

I may sound like a broken record but there are dozens of ways to evaluate a hitters ability. I prefer using advanced metrics because, while the math may be biased towards a skill or set of skills it removes individual preferences (I stubbornly like Joe DiMaggio over Ted Williams or vice versa, regardless of what numbers tell me). Below is

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2017 All-MLB Team

I recently read where a fan wondered why baseball doesn’t have All-Pro teams like football or All-NBA teams like basketball. The response was they have the Silver Slugger and Gold Glove Awards. True. My problem with those awards can be summed up in a single word: bias. Those awards, like all awards, are voted on by people. There are rules

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