Categories Archives: Houston

Astros lead pack of contenders for Quintana

The Astros are ready to win the American League West and achieve the destiny that Sports Illustrated proclaimed for them a few years back — 2017 World Series champions. There’s just this one nagging detail. They don’t have the starting p

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Gonzalez’s versatility a Mar-win for Hinch

HOUSTON — Marwin Gonzalez will remain a big part of the Astros’ blueprint for success next season, despite the additions Josh Reddick, Carlos Beltran and Norichika Aoki this offseason. Gonzalez, the super-utility player, made 118 total starts

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In return to Astros, Beltran a veteran leader

HOUSTON — When a young outfielder named Carlos Beltran landed at Minute Maid Park halfway through the 2004 season, he stepped into a clubhouse that had a huge veteran presence. Craig Biggio, Jeff Bagwell, Lance Berkman, Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte,

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Bagwell hopes HOF vote delights Astros fans

HOUSTON — It’s been nearly a dozen years since Jeff Bagwell last put on an Astros uniform as a player, and it appears he certainly hasn’t lost his popularity among Astros fans. Bagwell, who will find out in two weeks if he will gain elec

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Bagwell ready for answer on Hall of Fame

HOUSTON — Jeff Bagwell admits he gets a little more anxious with each passing day. He’ll find out on Jan. 18 if he is finally elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and there figures to be some growing nervousness between now and then.

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Springer decides to skip World Baseball Classic

HOUSTON — Though he was on the United States’ provisional roster, Astros outfielder George Springer has elected not to play in the World Baseball Classic this spring, a source confirmed for MLB.com. Springer, who was eligible to play for the U

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Influx of experience may put Astros over top

HOUSTON — Despite the additions the Astros made this offseason and the rising expectations that come with improvements, the club isn’t perfect. The Astros, like all teams, have questions, though not as many as in years past. After acquiring ca

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Altuve achieves elite status with stellar 2016

HOUSTON — He’s no longer a novelty. He’s no longer known more for his height than his accomplishments. He’s not just one of the best second basemen in the Majors. Jose Altuve has arrived, cementing himself in 2016 as baseball’

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