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Scott Boras shares insane take on the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal The players share as much blame as the organization. The only reason Manfred isn't punishing the players is due to the fact they received immunity in exchange for testimony. No amount of agent posturing can fix the damage the Astros players have done to the game.
Texas cops mock Houston Astros in hilarious PSA While all of baseball is poking fun at the Houston Astros for their cheating scandal, a police department in Texas took it one step further.
Houston Astros Outfielder Stephen Wrenn Ready For Takeoff "But, he's got the tendency to think too much and be over-analytical, and that creates a lack of confidence and doubts. Now more mature. Now he knows what type of player he can be. He's more mature, and he's in a good place now." Maybe so, but Wrenn has got to think Minute Maid Park is a better place.
How to Deploy Brad Peacock in 2020 In short, this is why former GM Jeff Luhnow in his last trade acquired right-hander Austin Pruitt from the Rays before his dismissal in the wake of the "banging scheme." For perhaps the first time since the 2017 offseason, the pitching staff will have some notable question marks.
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Houston Astros: Jeff Banister is the strongest managerial candidate yet I think he'd do just fine at the job so we'll have to see what the final verdict is. Banister, 56, managed the Rangers to a 325-313 record in his four seasons with the team, he was most recently a special assistant in the Pittsburgh Pirates' front office this past season.
Astros Crawfish Boil: January 23rd, 2020 Derek Jeter was always going to get into the Hall, but Larry Walker was much more of a long shot Maybe baseball should consider changing its 5% rule so that worthy candidates don't fall off the ballot so quickly Barry Bonds and Rogers Clemens are getting closer to enshrinement, but can they actually get over the hump?
MLB Sign-Stealing Scandal - Playing Fair Strikes Out With the impeachment trial in full swing, wouldn't it be more pleasant to think about another type of swing? How about the swing of a bat in America's pastime? Or not. Just as accusations are being tossed about in our nation's capital, so are accusations being hurled in major league baseball, particularly in Houston and Boston.
Spring Training: The Case for In-House Rotation Options Spring Training: The Case for In-House Rotation Options. With Spring Training games now only about a month away, we can officially begin to look forward to the Astros' young pitchers as they compete for roster spots. It's no secret that the fifth spot in the Astros rotation is up for grabs.
The Ramifications of the Houston Astros Cheating Scandal with John Allgood MarketScale's Tyler Kern was joined by the Academic Director of the Executive MS in Sports Business program at Temple University, John Allgood, to discuss the fallout of the Houston Astros' recent cheating scandal in the world of sports business.
WATCH: Mets hire Luis Rojas as manager, replacing Carlos Beltrán The New York Mets have their new manager less than a week after parting ways with Carlos Beltran following his inclusion in the Astros sign-stealing investigation. The Mets announced Wednesday that they have hired Luis Rojas as field manager, promoting from within to fill the role.
WATCH: Astros players will apologize for role in sign-stealing scandal at spring training The Houston Astros players are set to apologize for their roles in the team's sign-stealing scandal at spring training, that revelation via owner Jim Crane. MLB.com reports that Crane explained Tuesday that the team will address the situation once the players are geographically together.
Astros: Comparing the 2020 outfield lineup against the Yankees Are the Yankees really favored over the Astros in 2020? Let's move on to the outfield. Jumping right in…
Mets tab Luis Rojas to replace Carlos Beltrán as manager NEW YORK - The New York Mets are finalizing a multiyear agreement with quality control coach Luis Rojas to make him the team's manager, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said Wednesday. "I think it's the fit. It's where the team is. I think it's the culture we're trying to create," Van Wagenen said.
Philadelphia Flyers Mascot Gritty Roasts Houston Astros Cheating Scandal The Philadelphia Flyers' beloved freakish-lookin' thing named Gritty took a jab at the 'Stros during the team's 3-0 over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday… using a trash can with Houston's logo to pump up the crowd. On top of that, Gritty had a guy stand next to him while holding a sign that read "Gritty learnt this from the Astros." Boom.
Astros: Jim Crane, Alex Bregman, Jose Altuve win Houston Sports Awards The Houston Sports Awards held its third annual event honoring local sports figures and Jim Crane, Alex Bregman, and Jose Altuve took home hardware. One of…
How the Houston Astros Paved the Way for Baseball’s Demise Jeff Luhnow’s Mckinsey-inspired Houston Astros got caught in a stealing signs scandal, but their analytics-obsessed approach also changed the sport in other ways.
Houston Astros Caravan makes stop at Texas Children's Hospital Patients with Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers got the surprise of a lifetime last week when Houston Astros players José Altuve, Joe Biagini, Dustin Garneau and Myles Straw, as well as Orbit, the team's mascot, paid them a visit in The Zone and in some of their hospital rooms.
WATCH: Gritty Trolls Houston Astros By Banging On Trash Can During Flyers' 3-0 Win Over Penguins PHILADELPHIA - Opinions have been flying left and right since Major League Baseball confirmed that the Houston Astros were stealing signs electronically during their World Series championship season in 2017. And it was only a matter of time before Gritty did some trolling.
Astros Crawfish Boil: January 22nd, 2020 The Baseball Hall of Fame will induct Derek Jeter and Larry Walker in 2020 Two players who took two very different paths to the Hall Derek Jeter missed being unanimous by 1 vote and Yankees fans are big mad Meanwhile, Larry Walker saw a 22% jump in voting to make it in in his final year of voting Curt Schilling inched closer, and it looks like...
MLB Power Ranking: New York Yankees Move Ahead of Houston Astros MLB Computer Power Rankings 1/22: Rankings are based on % chance of winning the World Series first and each team's win percentage against every other team on a neutral field second.
Why Mets' Pitcher Marcus Stroman Won't Seek Revenge Against the Houston Astros Despite their role in the sign-stealing scandal, Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman isn't going to seek revenge against any Houston Astros players.
Four Reasons the Houston Astros are MLB's Face of Cheating We are a little over a week removed from the announcement of Major League Baseball's punishment for the Houston Astros, a lashing that was compounded with the firings of manager A.J. Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow by owner Jim Crane. It's been fascinating watching the city go through the various stages of grief.
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