Brian T. Smith Sports Columnist
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Brian T. Smith has been a sports columnist for the Houston Chronicle since 2015 and joined the newspaper in 2012. He was a Texans beat writer for the Chronicle from 2013-15 and an Astros beat writer from 2012-13. The New Orleans-area native previously covered the NBA's Utah Jazz (The Salt Lake Tribune) and Portland Trail Blazers (The Columbian), among other beats. He is the author of the book "Liftoff."

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458 Articles
3 months ago
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Smith: Justin Verlander's October health is what matters for Astros

In the pursuit of a championship, the 39-year-old wonder is the most important player on...

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3 months ago
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Smith: How a veteran with PTSD found life-saving dog, love for Astros

Once suicidal, Jodie Revils reconnected with life thanks to K9s For Warriors. On Sunday,...

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Smith: Do the Astros miss Carlos Correa? The record says no

The shortstop returns to Minute Maid Park on Tuesday, when his middling Twins face what...

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3 months ago
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Clock is ticking on Davis Mills, Texans' offense to show something

The Texans' offense led by Davis Mills, mostly abysmal last season, is running out of...

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4 months ago
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Smith: Astros’ biggest strength? All the arms

From the rotation to the bullpen, Houston's depth on its pitching staff making the...

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4 months ago
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Smith: Davis Mills takes predictions to a shocking extreme

The quarterback is either supremely confident or foolhardy if he thinks this year's...

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Smith: Isn’t it fun when every Astros game matters?

When victories are stacking up and there's more pressure and frustration on the Astros on...

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4 months ago
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Smith: Astros vs. Dodgers on Oct. 28. A World Series date?

MLB has set the playoff schedule so why not start thinking about a sequel to the 2017...

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4 months ago
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Smith: How was Davis Mills in preseason opener? Yeesh, Ugh. Eww.

Second-year quarterback didn't show much in a dreary start to preseason against Saints

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Smith: Somehow, Astros are making Trey Mancini controversial

Shouldn’t the Astros have had a better plan for fitting in Trey Mancini before they...

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4 months ago
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Smith: Astros' Joe Espada gets a taste of managing — and likes it

With Dusty Baker out due to COVID-19 protocols, his bench coach is auditioning for a...

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4 months ago
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As his star rises, Astros' Alvarez gives back to Houston youth

Hours before the Astros-Rangers series opener Tuesday, Yordan Alvarez took some to work...

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