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Mike Meltser and The Athletic's Jake Kaplan take you inside the clubhouse and cover the big stories in what will be a fascinating 2021 season for the Houston Astros.

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Mike Meltser and The Athletic's Jake Kaplan take you inside the clubhouse and cover the big stories in what will be a fascinating 2021 season for the Houston Astros.

    Astros Season Preview: Pitching Questions and Carlos Correa Contract Banter

    Astros Season Preview: Pitching Questions and Carlos Correa Contract Banter

    Mike and Jake return to preview the Astros' 2021 regular season ahead of Opening Day. They discuss their overall feelings about how the team stacks up, questions they have about the pitching staff, the Carlos Correa contract situation and much more.
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    • 59 min
    George Springer is gone, Michael Brantley is back. What's next for the Astros?

    George Springer is gone, Michael Brantley is back. What's next for the Astros?

    Mike and Jake discuss George Springer's departure to the Blue Jays, the Astros' deal to bring back Michael Brantley, and they evaluate where the team stands with only a few weeks to go until the scheduled start of spring training.
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    • 54 min
    Taking Stock of the Astros’ Offseason To Date

    Taking Stock of the Astros’ Offseason To Date

    Mike and Jake discuss the state of a slow Astros’ offseason, the free agencies of George Springer, Michael Brantley and others like Jackie Bradley Jr., and Carlos Correa’s long-term outlook.
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    • 51 min
    Jeff Luhnow speaks plus a look ahead to the Astros offseason

    Jeff Luhnow speaks plus a look ahead to the Astros offseason

    Mike and Jake discuss the biggest on-field developments for the Astros in 2020 and share their thoughts on the pending free agencies of George Springer and Michael Brantley. Later, they react to Jeff Luhnow’s comments from earlier in the week.
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    • 53 min
    The End of the Road for the 2020 Astros

    The End of the Road for the 2020 Astros

    Mike and Jake discuss the Astros’ ALCS Game 7 loss to the Rays, Carlos Correa’s emergence as a team leader and the meaning of this surprising playoff run.
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    • 47 min
    Zack Greinke, Dusty Baker and ALCS Game 4

    Zack Greinke, Dusty Baker and ALCS Game 4

    Mike and Jake react to Zack Greinke’s postgame comments after Game 4 and analyze Dusty Baker’s decision to let Greinke finish the sixth inning. They also share their thoughts on the series to date and how the Astros should approach their pitching in Game 5.
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

Kwbuzz23wk ,

Turned out great

Once the season got going these guys really found their stride. A good Astros podcast that does a good job of trying to look at the team without bias.

JYowell1 ,

Awesome podcast!

I just discovered you guys this morning. I love this podcast. It’s so nice to have a real local podcast about the Astros. I wish you could do one after every game.

NewLoofa ,

These Dudes Know Their Stuff

Great podcast by journalists that clearly have a pulse on the team. Bonus points as they seem like knowledgeable Houstonians as well.

My one critique is ad placement. I would imagine this is not completely their fault, and more of a suits problem. But they will be right in the middle of making a great point and it will just bust into an ad. I know they have to pay the bills, but it doesn’t need to ruin the flow of the podcast.

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