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Hudgens Lands Job With Astros

Word the Houston Astros hired former Mets hitting coach Dave Hudgens raised the simple question: What’s going on in the Mets’ search to fill that position? The Mets are interested in Dave Magadan and former Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long. The Yankees are also pursuing Magadan. Hudgens’ philosophy is to work deep into the count, but when the Mets’ sputtered to start the...
Via New York Mets Report
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Astros Name Dave Hudgens New Hitting Coach

According to beat writer Brian McTaggart, the Houston Astros have hired Dave Hudgens as the team’s hitting coach, joining Gary Pettis as third base coach, and Rich Dauer as first base coach as part of new manager A.J. Hinch’s coaching staff. Hudgens was fired as the Mets’ hitting coach in the middle of this season and was replaced by Lamar Johnson, who was also relieved of...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Carlos Correa should be fully recovered by spring training

Although the Houston Astros finished the 2014 season with a record of 70-92 and 28 games out in the American League West, there was marked improvement of the 51-win team of 2013. This off season the Astros look for ways to improve an offense that was 21st in runs scored and a staff that was 25th in ERA. One promising prospect who could help the Astros in the not too distant future...
Via MLB Injury News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Furntiture mogul makes good on $4M Astros promotion gamble

When Jim McIngvale, known in Texas as “Mattress Mack,” gave the okay on a promotion for his Gallery Furniture store that was tied to the number of games the Houston Astros would win this past season, he understood it came with some semblance of risk. But in the end, McIngvale is more than happy with […] The post Furntiture store mogul makes good on $4M promotion gamble on...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Rumors: Increased payroll could lead to free-agent pursuits

For years, the Houston Astros have been built around a young core of players. Veterans have been traded off for groups of young prospects.  But the time may have finally arrived where they could possibly add a Major League free agent or two to their roster.#485860263 / gettyimages.comJeff Todd of MLBtraderumors, is reporting that Astros General Manager, Jim Crane could increase...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
9 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Houston Astros Astros Cost Jon a Championship

Just when you think you have the matchup locked up, things turn for the worse. You want to tell someone, but who? No one cares, especially the guys in your league.”Quit whining, loser.” We care. We can’t offer much — not even a pat on the back or an empathetic nod, but we can give you a voice. This submission came from Jon. It’s short and painful but ends on a hopeful note...
Via Baseball Professor
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Carlos Correa progressing as expected on rehab

With one of the top farm systems in all of baesball, the future of the Houston Astros is very bright.  One of the keys to that bright future, who was hurt for a majority of his past season appears to be progressing toward a full recovery as 2012 first round draft pick Carlos Correa expects to be at "full strength in the very near future."He has been out since June 21st...
Via Sports Injury Alert
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sources: Astros' Carlos Correa now represented by The Legacy Agency

Houston Astros top prospect Carlos Correa has been on the lookout for a new agent and it resulted in a "major agent feeding frenzy," according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com.#481270717 / gettyimages.comCorrea, who was represented by Kinzer Management Group, has hired Greg Genske of The Legacy Agency to represent him, according to league sources. The move was first reported...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Where Did Jose Altuve’s 2014 Come From?

We’re not always right. In fact, we’re wrong a lot. We’re even doing a whole offseason series about all the times we were right and wrong. But whether we’re right or wrong, it’s always great to look back at why you were right or wrong so you can be more right and less wrong in the future, right? To that end, our friends at numberFire have decided to look back at Jose Altuve’s...
Via Baseball Professor
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros new manager A.J. Hinch: ‘Goal is to win championships’

The Houston Astros announced Monday that A.J. Hinch will be their next manager. “The goal is to win championships,” Hinch said. “The arrow is turning toward success in talking about winning a little bit and talking about the ultimate goal. I’m proud to be here. To wear this orange and blue is something I cherish, and to put this uniform on and be called the ‘Skipper’...
Via Sports-Glory
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Craig Biggio vs Derek Jeter: who’s better?

Craig Biggio is one of the best second baseman in MLB history, and his stats prove that Derek Jeter has been the talk of baseball for the past few weeks as his career starts to wind down. There’s no doubt that Jeter will be a Hall of Famer, but really, in my opinion, if Craig Biggio has not gotten in yet, then Jeter should have to wait as well. That being said, there is no chance...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jose Altuve jumped to try and hit a pitch

In case you weren’t aware, Jose Altuve is short. How short? Well…. Can you blame him for trying? The guy hits EVERYTHING. http://t.co/mImMfuOzgO — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) September 23, 2014 That’s absurdity at its most absurd. The soon to be AL batting champion finished with just one hit in Houston’s 4-3 loss to Texas on Monday night. The post Jose Altuve jumped trying to...
Via The Outside Corner
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros' 63rd win costs Houston furniture dealer $4 million

All things considered, the Houston Astros have had a successful season.  After losing 106, 107, then 113 games the past few years, they are guaranteed not to lose 100 in 2014, as the team won their 63rd of 2014 and we’re still just one week into September.  Legendary Houston furniture tycoon Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale (of Gallery Furniture) promised to refund full purchase...
Via Reading Between The Seams
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Astros relieve manager Bo Porter of his duties

According to a team press release, the Houston Astros have fired their manager Bo Porter. The team additionally relieved Bench Coach Dave Trembley of his duties. Tom Lawless will be the team’s interim manager for the remainder of the 2014 season. This move may not come as a surprise to many, as earlier in the […]
Via On-Base Talk
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Fan at Astros game has terrible first pitch

One lucky Astros fan was invited to throw out the first pitch before Tuesday night's Athletics-Astros game. And after watching her fail as badly as 50 Cent did, the team may want to consider vetting their choices next time...
Via The Sports Daily
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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