Astros: Assessing Brad Peacock’s future with team

Taking a look at pitcher Brad Peacock’s chances of remaining with the Astros for the rest of 2017 and beyond With Collin McHugh beginning the season on the disabled list, both Joe Musgrove and Mike Fiers will make the rotation. This allows Brad Peacock to crack the major league roster as the long reliever. After […] Astros: Assessing Brad Peacock’s future with team - Climbing...
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Astros: April’s Magic Number is 11, must set tone early.

April is “Set a Tone” month for the Houston Astros. They have an upgraded roster, a healthy rotation, and a renovated stadium. For the Astros to set a tone for their 2017 season, I believe 11 wins against divisional opponents is crucial to their efforts for a championship. 17 chances to get 11 divisional wins […] Astros: April’s Magic Number is 11, must set tone early. -...
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Astros Lineup News: Alex Bregman to Hit Second in Batting Order

There is no debate that the Astros offense will be formidable this season. The question is who will bat where in the lineup. Astros manager A.J. Hinch has a penchant for using multiple lineup configurations throughout the season. But that doesn’t mean that certain hitters will be used all over the lineup. Some will have, […] Astros Lineup News: Alex Bregman to Hit Second in Batting...
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March 30 TigerCast: Marissa Reynolds & Nick Hernandez

As divisional play opens in both Ivy League softball and baseball this weekend, seniors Marissa Reynolds and Nick Hernandez join the latest edition of TigerCast to discuss both Ivy League championships during the 2016 season, and how those titles have helped fuel the teams into this season. They also discuss the importance and challenges of pre-Ivy games, and the importance of a...
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Astros unveil dramatic center-field makeover

The Astros will begin the 2017 season as legitimate contenders to win the American League West division, and Minute Maid Park has undergone another dramatic transformation, with a rebuilt center field section offering a more comfortable, spacious area and improved food and drink options for fans.
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Minute Maid Park doesn’t look the same without Tal’s Hill

MLB center-fielders no longer have to worry about compensating for Tal’s Hill at Minute Maid Park, which is certainly a good thing from an injury perspective. But fans will surely miss the unique look, which was something that no other ballpark had.The team wasted no time, and began removing the slope back in October. Here’s what it looks like now. It now looks like any other...
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Is 2017 the year Altuve wins MVP?

Can lefty Dallas Keuchel find his Cy Young touch? Can Jose Altuve break through and win a Most Valuable Player Award? Maybe manager A.J. Hinch wins the AL Manager of the Year after finishing second in 2015.
21 hours ago

McHugh to throw simulated game Saturday

While the rest of his teammates were set to depart for Houston following Wednesday's Grapefruit League finale against the Marlins, Astros right-hander Collin McHugh will stay back a few more days and pitch a simulated game Saturday.
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Houston Astros: Carlos Correa, take 3

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Houston Astros History: J.R. Richard Released By Team

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What can the baseball world expect from Houston Astros first baseman A.J. Reed?

Drafted in the second round of the 2014 MLB rookie draft out of University of Kentucky, first baseman A.J. Reed was highly touted for his offensive potential. He was seen as one of the best bats in his draft class, but his hulking six-foot-four, 240 pound body was viewed as an impediment that would surely limit his defensive ceiling. Nevertheless, Reed’s minor league career has...
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Keuchel says he's back following spring debut

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) Houston manager A.J. Hinch wasn't pleased to lose an hour of sleep to daylight saving time on Saturday night, but there was a silver lining. He was giving the ball to Dallas Keuchel for his spring debut. ''We were so excited to get Keuchel on the mound we stole an hour,'' Hinch joked. It worked out quite well, too. Keuchel pitched three scoreless innings...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow to play in two spring training games, start at DH Wednesday for Mets

The New York Mets will have 14 players on different rosters at the upcoming World Baseball Classic. The void leaves space in the team’s Major League camp. One player who will fill that void is Tim Tebow.According to Joel Sherman of The New York Post, Tebow will play on Wednesday against the Boston Red Sox and Friday against the Houston Astros.Per ESPN’s Scott Lauber, manager...
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McCullers sharp in Astros tuneup, back from elbow injury

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) Houston pitcher Lance McCullers felt strong following Saturday's simulated game. His next stop could be a Grapefruit League mound, maybe as early as next week. McCullers has been on a tailored throwing program this spring as he works his way back from an elbow strain that shortened his 2016 season. He threw 43 pitches to catcher Evan Gattis on a back...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros’ Triple-A affiliate to honor legendary music during promotional nights

The minor league affiliates of any team go all out when it comes to their promotional nights. They’re fun, bring the community together and you can always leave with an auctioned specialty jersey. Last year, the Binghamton Mets hosted a “Netflix and Chill” night. And in the same season, the Stockton Ports hosted an “Asparagus Night” (yes, that was an actual thing.) Now...
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Fresno Grizzlies will wear backward jerseys in honor of Kris Kross for ’90s Night

The Fresno Grizzlies — Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros — revealed a very interesting promo schedule on Tuesday for their 2017 games at Chukchansi Park. In addition to returning favorites (Grrrrassic Park, Halfway 2 Halloween and Mascot Weddings), new theme nights include a Tribute to Springfield on “Eat My Shorts Night,” and “Power Rangers Night.” There is definitely...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Longtime Houston Astros executive Jamie Hildreth dies at 72

HOUSTON (AP) Longtime Houston Astros executive Jamie Hildreth has died at 72. The Astros announced his death Saturday but did not provide details. Hildreth spent more than three decades with the team, holding several front-office positions. He was the senior vice president of broadcasting and alumni relations. He joined the Astros in 1987 as director of broadcasting. Astros...
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February 25, 2017  |  Discuss

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