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Recent articles by Chandler:

Houston Astros claim infielder Rylan Bannon off waivers

Rylan Bannon appeared in five major league games last season for the Baltimore Orioles and Atlanta Braves. → Read More

Houston Astros: Catcher Jason Castro announces retirement

The 10th overall pick in the 2008 draft, the veteran spent nine of his 12 major league seasons with the Astros. → Read More

How Astros are approaching winter meetings: A short-term focus to win again

Owner Jim Crane says team is 'not finished' and Jeff Bagwell pushes a short-term first... → Read More

Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds face another referendum on Hall of Fame and steroid era

Two stars associated with the performance-enhancing drug era in the sport will be... → Read More

Astros' culture a big lure for free-agent signee José Abreu

The first baseman already has a rapport with a number of his new teammates, who will appreciate his career tendency of 100-RBI seasons. → Read More

Jeff Bagwell: Astros went too far with analytics, but has no interest in vacant GM job

Despite winning the World Series, the Astros went too far with analytics, says Hall of Famer and advisor Jeff Bagwell, who says he's not interested in being GM. → Read More

Houston Astros: José Abreu agrees to free-agent deal

The Astros have made their first big offseason move, agreeing to a deal with free-agent first baseman Jose Abreu. → Read More

Houston Astros: Team gets largest playoff shares in MLB history

Thanks to an expanded postseason, the Astros received the largest playoff shares of any World Series winner in history. → Read More

Three more members of Astros' coaching staff to return in 2023

The Astros' coaching staff will bring back three key members for the 2023 season. → Read More

Houston Astros do not offer contract to reliever Josh James

Josh James, one of the Astros' nine arbitration-eligible players, was not tendered a contract before Friday night's deadline. → Read More

Houston Astros podcast: With title in hand, what’s next?

Chandler Rome and Steve Schaeffer talk World Series highlights, Justin Verlander’s free agency, and team operations with no GM in place. → Read More

Houston Astros: Justin Verlander unanimous AL Cy Young pick

Coming off major surgery, the 39-year-old authored his best statistical season in becoming the 11th pitcher to win the honor at least three times. → Read More

Houston Astros: Pitcher J.P. France added to team's 40-man roster

The Astros made one move before MLB's 40-man roster deadline, protecting pitcher J.P. France from exposure in the Rule 5 draft. → Read More

Houston Astros: Can team keep Justin Verlander in free agency?

Justin Verlander's remarkable comeback season should earn him a Cy Young Award. Then the intrigue begins with another free-agency foray for the Astros' ace. → Read More

Houston Astros: Catcher Martín Maldonado has hernia surgery

Houston catcher played through injury from August through the World Series. → Read More

Houston gas prices fall below $3 a gallon

Average gasoline price in Houston fell 3 cents over the week to $2.99 a gallon. → Read More

Comment: Higher mortgage rates forcing adjustments

The sharp jump in mortgage rates is going to be costly for the housing from several perspectives, but a market crash akin to the Great Recession of 2008 is not in our future, the author writes. → Read More

China's COVID policies, wholesale inflation to drive oil this week

Neither, however, was enough to erase deep losses earlier in the week. West Texas Intermediate, the U.S. benchmark, lost 3.9 percent on the week to close trading Friday at $88.96 per barrel. A late-week rally was supported in part by China’s decision to cut the amount of time that international travelers need to stay in quarantine as part of a potential easing of tight social restrictions.… → Read More

Bench coach Joe Espada to return to Houston Astros in 2023

Next season will be Espada's sixth season as Houston's bench coach. → Read More

Federal authorities: 2 aircraft collide at Dallas air show

DALLAS (AP) — Two planes have collided and crashed at an air show in Dallas, Texas, the... → Read More