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Astros’ new scouting director adding sense to statistics Updated Aug 18, 2012
You can tell that Mike Elias knows the stereotype and wants no part of it. The Astros’ new scouting director is 29 years old, Yale-educated, never played a day of professional baseball and is basically everything else that fits so well with the new gene
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  • Young arms may need some relief Aug 18, 2012
    In addition to Lucas Harrell, who has pitched more innings than any rookie this season, the Astros have discussed monitoring the innings of fellow young pitchers Jordan Lyles and Dallas Keuchel.
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  • Astros Top 50 moments: McLane buys the team Aug 18, 2012
    The moment: Drayton McLane purchases the Astros for $115 million from John McMullen in 1992. The moment behind the moment: McLane had been a minority partner in a group headed by Ben Love, the former chairman of Texas Commerce Bancshares, that had been …
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  • Nine-run fifth propels D-backs past Astros Aug 18, 2012
    The D-backs plated nine in the fifth to gain some breathing room against the Astros and cruise to their third straight victory, 12-4, on Saturday.
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