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New York Mets, Houston Astros discussions via Carlos Correa deal have 'fizzled' Brodie Van Wagenen certainly falls into the "craving Carlos Correa" camp, as Andy Martino's report that the New York Mets and Houston Astros began negotiations back in November ran wild this hot stove season. But now, any idea of Correa in Queens should not be taken too seriously.
3 Players Other Than Carlos Correa the Astros Would Be Smart to Trade to Cut Payroll The Houston Astros should consider trading this trio of veterans instead of Carlos Correa if they really want to cut payroll for the 2020 season.
Astros Avoid Arbitration With Lance McCullers Jr. The Astros announced that they have avoided arbitration with righty Lance McCullers Jr. He'll receive $4.1MM, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic tweets. That's just what MLBTR and Matt Swartz projected McCullers to earn. But it'd be disingenuous to claim credit for this one.
Houston Astros personnel admit electronic sign stealing, per report Houston Astros players and coaches have acknowledged to MLB that the Astros used a video camera stationed in center field at Minute Maid Park to decode signs in real time, according to a report from SNY.
Astros: Revisiting the Gerrit Cole trade from 2018 Now that Gerrit Cole's time in Houston has come to a close, it's a good opportunity to take a look back at the trade that brought him to the Astros in the first place. On January 13, 2018. Jeff Luhnow sent Joe Musgrove, Colin Moran, Michael Feliz and Jason Martin to Pittsburgh in exchange for Cole.
Houston Astros rank just about right on FanSided 250 The votes have been tallied and the FanSided 250 is out! The Houston Astros are ranked just about right in the latest poll, where did they fall? Look. Hous…
2020 Hall of Fame Election Coverage Collecting TCB’s pieces previewing and recapping the 2020 Hall of Fame election.
Houston Astros' Hunter Brown Slingshots Alarming Velocity - The Runner Sports "The work I'm putting in is a testament to the Astros and the pitching coach John Kovalik. My slider showed some good bite in college, but now it's more consistent because I'm throwing it often." "Being from Detroit it's huge to be in the same organization as Verlander because I grew up watching him," Brown said recently.
Astros and Lance McCullers Jr. agree on a deal avoiding arbitration They have agreed to a one-year $4.1 million deal. The salary is right along the line of what he was projected to get if they were to go to arbitration and is the same amount he brought in last season. They also included the same award bonuses into this year's contract that he would have gotten if he played last season.
Players You Forgot Were Astros: Closer John Franco In this installment of the Players You Forgot Were Astros series, we look at longtime MLB closer John Franco. The Astros have had their share of strong clo…
Astros, Lance McCullers avoid arbitration with one-year deal SAN DIEGO - The Astros agreed to terms with pitcher Lance McCullers Jr., on a one-year, $4.1 million deal to avoid arbitration, a person with knowledge of the deal said on Friday. McCullers' salary is unchanged from 2019, a season in which he did not pitch after undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw is 'a little shocked' by Astros' sign-stealing allegations It's a good signing for us and, yeah, if I was able to play with Mad Bum, it'd be great. He's great." Verdugo progressing slowly. Three months after aggravating a back injury, outfielder Alex Verdugo has still not resumed baseball activities as he continues his rehab.
Houston Astros check out Austin Barnes as possible Chirinos replacement The 29-year-old catcher agreed to terms with the Dodgers to be signed for $1.1 million for 2020 and has two more seasons of club control before becoming a free agent in 2023. The terms are attractive and the potential for him to shine with the Houston Astros is irresistible but it's all a matter of what the Dodgers will let him go for.
Beloved Memorial Park seeks Houstonians' input on improvements By any measure, Memorial Park is a treasured jewel of the Bayou City and a beloved Houston icon. To wit: Some 4 million Houstonians from more than 170 zip codes visit the park each year for general recreation, socializing, and wildlife watching - to say nothing of the people and dog watching.
Astros: A reunion with catcher Jason Castro a possibility The Winter Meetings have come and gone and the Astros are still looking for that starting catcher to fill a void. Is a Jason Castro reunion in the works?
Astros Crawfish Boil: December 13th, 2019 MLB made it official and removed marijuana from its testing protocols for MiLB players while adding cocaine and opioids to its drugs of abuse list Here are the scouting reports for players picked up in yesterday's Rule 5 draft Expanding MLB rosters to 26 men may have helped some teams to take a flier on players they wouldn't have before Now that...
Recapping the 2020 Veterans Committee Election, and What it Means Going Forward Few people have reshaped the game more than Marvin, the first head of the Players Association and a key figure in the end of the reserve clause and beginning of free agency. Of course, owners were somewhat less thrilled with his contributions, and they have an outsized impact on the Veterans Committee process.
GM Jeff Luhnow tells Carlos Correa to enjoy honeymoon, reassures 'he's an Astro' SAN DIEGO - Fearful his days as an Astro were numbered, Carlos Correa broke away from his honeymoon on Tuesday for a phone call.
MLB commissioner: Astros' sign-stealing probe 'most thorough' ever conducted in league history >>>A look at the contract situation for each Houston Astros player heading into the 2019-20 offseason… SAN DIEGO - The ongoing electronic sign-stealing investigation against the Astros is "probably the most thorough" ever conducted by the commissioner's office, Rob Manfred said Wednesday.
MLB Winter Meetings rumors: Mets have inquired about Astros' Correa; Angels after Indians' Kluber As the Winter Meetings continue in San Diego, we have the latest updates.
Four Thoughts on Gerrit Cole's New Deal, Astros Offseason Also, follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/SeanTPendergast and like him on Facebook at facebook.com/SeanTPendergast.
From Astros to 'Avengers,' see Houston's top searches in 2019, according to Google's Year in Search In the U.S., Disney Plus, the new streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, was the top trending search of 2019. The top 10 list also includes Cameron Boyce, the Disney Channel star who died in his sleep after a seizure related to epilepsy, and Nipsey Hussle, the rapper who was shot and killed in front of his Los Angeles clothing store.
2020 Houston Sports Awards finalists and Legacy winners And WorldPoliticsEntertainmentHealthcheckOut and About Contact usABC13 News TeamTV ListingsCareersEnter to WinYour photos and videos HOUSTON, Texas - The Harris County - Houston Sports Authority announced finalists for their awards and their Legacy award winners.
Mattress Mack and Alex Bregman surprise pregnant mom of 8 with $10K worth of furniture "This means a lot." The surprise was part of Gallery Furniture's 2019 Christmas Giveaways.Alex Bregman sits down with Mattress Mack for interview on baseball and giving back Mattress Mack and Alex Bregman sit down for candid interview about baseball and giving back.
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