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Las Vegas Odds Have New York Yankees, Houston Astros at 96.5 Wins The New York Yankees and Houston Astros are the preseason MLB favorites in Las Vegas. The Westgate SuperBook has both New York and Houston with an over/under of 96.5 wins. The Yanks won 100 games last year, while the 'Stros won 103. The Boston Red Sox had the best regular season record in 2018 at 108-54.

Sports Monday: How The Astros Almost Traded For Bryce Harper We discuss the latest developments in Houston sports with Jeff Balke.

Introducing Josh Rojas, the Astros' aspiring superutility asset - Around the corner from Aledmys Diaz's locker is a flexible, four-glove farmhand. Diaz was Houston's external solution to immediately fill Marwin Gonzalez's versatility void. Josh Rojas represents an internal aspirant with considerable upside, the sort of adaptable player manager A.J.

Predictions for the 2019 MLB Season It is the beginning of Spring Training, so what better time to make some predictions for the upcoming season than now? We'll start with some individual predictions and then move to the more important team stuff. Let's get to it. Mike Trout.313 BA/.459 OBP/.617 SLG/ 41 HR, 107 RBI 112 R, 29 SB.

Astros: Osuna focusing on the future not the past The Astros' relief pitcher Roberto Osuna puts the past behind him and is focusing on new goals for his first full season with Houston. Osuna is participati…

Astros start full squad workouts for first time in 2019 But on Monday, the 'Stros officially brought the full squad into the fold, as they prepared to "take it back" in 2019. While lofty expectations hang over the back-to-back AL West champs, the clubhouse atmosphere has been one of unity, with players expressing their fondness for each other, especially after a multi-month lay-off.

Astros Morning Snippets: Alex Bregman is coming along in his elbow surgery recovery The latest news around the Astros and baseball on February 18th, including an update about Alex Bregman's recovery from elbow surgery and other general upd…

Astros Top Three Right Field Prospects For 2019 Tucker came into the season as the Astros top position player prospect and the #15 prospect in all of baseball by Baseball America. He did not disappoint in 2018 and actually moved even higher in the pre-2019 lists. He started the season in AAA as just a 21 years old and dominated the Pacific Coast League.

A Peak Into The Astros' Secret Sauce for Pitching The Franklin Institute is a science and research museum located in Philadelphia, PA. Through all of that, plus rotating feature exhibits, it's easy to lose sight of a tried and true experiment: The Ruler Drop Test. If you never performed the experiment in middle school, the Ruler Drop Test is exactly as it sounds.

Astros Crawfish Boil: February 18th, 2019 Verlander, Cole, and Rogers all had live batting practice sessions this weekend as we gear up for the first game of Spring Training And they were surrounded by some young Astros who are a little awestruck at their first big league camp And if Verlander has his way, he'll be impressing the young bucks for another decade Speaking of impressing at...

Cy Sneed spends offseason at home in Alaska The question would come shortly after Cy Sneed would write his name on the chalkboard. A young hand would rise into the air, and Sneed would brace himself for the chuckles that were sure to soon fill the classroom. "Are you a lumberjack?" :: Spring Training coverage presented by Camping World ::.

Justin Verlander Claps Back at Rob Manfred on Twitter for Dumb Payroll Comment Justin Verlander: 1, Rob Manfred: 0. On Sunday, Houston Astros veteran pitcher Justin Verlander expressed his discontent over some of the MLB rules with commissioner Rob Manfred over twitter.​. The rule Verlander is referring to is the "competitive balance tax", better known by baseball fans as the luxury tax.

Alex Bregman not afraid to admit he wants to take down Boston Hinch was asked what makes Bregman… Bregman. He smiled and began, "That's a loaded question. He's just got a magnetic personality. He's entirely open, comfortable in his own skin, oozes confidence and he's very bullish in his approach. But there is something about him that makes him like-able.

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Reviewing Astros Trades, 2014-2018. Part V, Straily Giveaway, Alvarez Steal. Reed, all of whom have failed, so far, to fulfill their promise. Let's hope Alvarez is the one who breaks the power hitting prospect that failed curse that has bedeviled the Astros for too long. Fields was back in the minors when the Astros traded him, and perhaps his success with the Dodgers was a surprise.

Astros stars sign off on new addition Michael Brantley Every team has some kind of roster turnover from season to season, but with their recent success, the Houston Astros have mostly kept their team the same. This winter, when the team had an opportunity to sign a 3-time All-Star outfielder, the Astros front office polled their veterans before the signing.

Verlander, Cole face hitters at Astros camp The first live bullpen sessions of the spring typically draw a crowd, and that certainly was the case when Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole and Brady Rodgers faced hitters for the first time Sunday afternoon on the back fields at Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.

Astros throw first live batting practice of spring Only four days after the first official workout for pitchers and catchers, Verlander threw his first live batting practice session of the spring on Sunday. He teamed with Chirinos, the free-agent acquisition and presumed starting catcher, for a 28-pitch simulation spanning seven plate appearances.

Astros to move Yuli Gurriel around during spring training As he was toward the end of last season, first baseman Yuli Gurriel will be exposed to both third base and, at times, second base when Houston begins full squad workouts on Monday in West Palm Beach. "If everything goes right, none of these guys will have to move around the field because we'll have a very stable infield," manager A.J.

Carlos Correa feels healthy in Spring Training You can't help but learn a few things when you had the kind of year Astros star shortstop Carlos Correa experienced last season, when a nagging back injury derailed him in the second half and forced him to deal with the biggest adversity of his young career.

Extra Innings: Hinch fine with young Astros being awestruck Despite an offseason of change, the 2019 Astros are still loaded with All-Stars, an MVP, a Cy Young winner and huge names. For young arms such as Forrest Whitley, being a little in awe of nearby major-league talent isn't a bad thing. "I want them to be intimidated a little bit.

Bregman progressing from elbow surgery Astros third baseman Alex Bregman continues to progress from the arthroscopic elbow surgery he had a month ago to remove bone chips. Bregman has been hitting in the cage and fielding ground balls at third base, and on Saturday he progressed to throwing a baseball past 90 feet.

Astros' Carlos Correa learns the hard way that easy does it - Two or three times a week during the most significant offseason of his baseball career, Carlos Correa grabbed a mat and attended yoga. Never before had the Astros shortstop incorporated the postural exercise in his winter regimen. But constructing a path toward a full season of health required some revisions.

Michael Brantley deepens an already loaded Astros lineup - "Brantley!" "Where's Brantley?" "Brantley!" George Springer glides through the Astros' clubhouse, searching for the team's newest big name. First, it was Jose Altuve and Dallas Keuchel. Then Springer. Then Lance McCullers Junior and Carlos Correa. Alex Bregman was followed by Justin Verlander.

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