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Biggio up close with history during HOF visit

Biggio up close with history during HOF visit

MLB.com chron.com Updated 15 hours ago
The chance to hold one of Babe Ruth's bats was one of many awestruck moments for Craig Biggio, the longtime Astros second baseman who, along with his wife, Patty, was given a behind-the-scenes tour of the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Friday as part…
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  • Peter Moylan says he’s feeling great in recovery from Tommy Joh…

    Peter Moylan says he’s feeling great in recovery from Tommy John surgery

    chron.com 13 hours ago
    A 36-year-old coming back from his second Tommy John surgery is doing “fantastic” on his climb back to health and the majors, just as he planned. Sidearming righty Peter Moylan, an Astros non-roster invitee last year, is 10 months out following a Tommy …
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  • Houstonian finds way to nurture passion for baseball artifacts

    Houstonian finds way to nurture passion for baseball artifacts

    chron.com Jan 29 (yesterday)
    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. ­­­- The biggest display of Astros memorabilia in this tiny hamlet is not far from the wing where Craig Biggio’s plaque will eventually join Nolan Ryan’s among the sport’s immortals at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The artifacts …
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  • Trade to Astros doesn’t change Colin Moran’s status as a top pr…

    Trade to Astros doesn’t change Colin Moran’s status as a top prospect

    chron.com Jan 29 (yesterday)
    Astros third-base prospect Colin Moran went from being the No. 6 overall pick in the 2013 MLB draft to traded in just over a year later. (Robert Willet/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT via Getty Images) From any vantage, Colin Moran’s pro career has gott…
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  • Astros Triple-A team bringing back famed 'Tequlia Sunrise' jers…

    Astros Triple-A team bringing back famed 'Tequlia Sunrise' jerseys

    yahoo.com Jan 29 (yesterday)
    Baseball teams are romancing the past this week. Consider the Seattle Mariners' nice-looking new alternate jerseys and the San Diego Padres' announcement that they'll go retro with late '80s brown pinstriped uniforms for five games. One of the other mor…
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  • Porter excited to reunite with Fredi in Atlanta

    Porter excited to reunite with Fredi in Atlanta

    MLB.com Jan 29 (yesterday)
    As Bo Porter distances himself from his days as the Astros' manager and prepares to assume his new role as the Braves' third-base coach, he is looking forward to the opportunity to be reunited with Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez, the man who gave Porter…
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  • Astros’ farm system still in upper echelon

    Astros’ farm system still in upper echelon

    chron.com Jan 29 (yesterday)
    While one group of pundits pegged the Astros to finish last in the American League West, at least their farm system is still held in high regard. ESPN analyst Keith Law released his annual ranking of MLB minor-league systems Wednesday and had the Astros…
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  • Prospectus pegs Astros to finish last

    Prospectus pegs Astros to finish last

    chron.com Jan 28 (2 days ago)
    Baseball Prospectus has come out with its 2015 projections, which will be updated as time goes on. Recent moves, such as the addition of Colby Rasmus, are accounted for and computed in their projection system, called PECOTA (Player Empirical Comparison …
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  • What book is Mark Appel reading? The other sides of his offseas…

    What book is Mark Appel reading? The other sides of his offseason

    chron.com Jan 28 (2 days ago)
    Astros top prospect Mark Appel has been getting a lot of the same questions in the last year: about his bad regular season, about his attempts to rebound. Would he ever like to talk about something else? Like what he’s reading right now, perhaps? The an…
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  • Jed Lowrie enjoys his time spent in Colombia

    Jed Lowrie enjoys his time spent in Colombia

    chron.com Jan 28 (2 days ago)
    Astros shortstop Jed Lowrie loved his trip to Colombia this month as a part of a joint effort between the State Department and Major League Baseball to connect with Latin America. “Awesome experience,” Lowrie said. “I’ve always been really interested in…
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  • Astros banking on rotation remaining a strength in 2015

    Astros banking on rotation remaining a strength in 2015

    chron.com Jan 28 (2 days ago)
    Evan Gattis, Luke Gregerson, Colby Rasmus, Pat Neshekand Jed Lowrie all have something in common as new Astros. None of them are starting pitchers. The Astros’ rotation went essentially untouched this winter, and not because of neglect on the part of a …
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  • Jeff Bagwell to serve as guest instructor this spring

    Jeff Bagwell to serve as guest instructor this spring

    chron.com Jan 27 (4 days ago)
    Jeff Bagwell’s estrangement from the Astros is over. The franchise’s all-time leading home run hitter has accepted new manager A.J. Hinch’s invitation to serve as a guest instructor this spring training. Prodded by his wife Rachel, former Astros teammat…
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  • Astros' roster upgrades have Hinch raring to go

    Astros' roster upgrades have Hinch raring to go

    MLB.com Jan 26 (4 days ago)
    The roster has been retooled and improved since A.J. Hinch took over as manager of the Astros last fall. The team has beefed up the offense, strengthened the bullpen and created competition that will take center stage at Spring Training next month in Ki…
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  • Photos: Astros host 2015 FanFest at Minute Maid Park

    Photos: Astros host 2015 FanFest at Minute Maid Park

    chron.com Jan 24 (6 days ago)
    Photos: Astros host 2015 FanFest at Minute Maid Park
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  • Astros remember ‘Mr. Cub’ Ernie Banks

    Astros remember ‘Mr. Cub’ Ernie Banks

    chron.com Jan 24 (6 days ago)
    Following the Friday death of Hall of Famer and two-time National League MVP Ernie Banks, Astros broadcaster Milo Hamilton shared his thoughts on the man who was affectionately referred to as “Mr. Cub” during and after a stellar 19-year career. “I was d…
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  • Long-time third baseman Matt Dominguez to try his hand at first…

    Long-time third baseman Matt Dominguez to try his hand at first base, too

    chron.com Jan 24 (7 days ago)
    A slick fielder who’s played all but six games at third base in eight professional seasons, Matt Dominguez will get some work at first base this season. (Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle) Matt Dominguez is going to check out the other corner infield spo…
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  • Biggio reflects on Hall of Fame career at FanFest

    Biggio reflects on Hall of Fame career at FanFest

    MLB.com Jan 24 (7 days ago)
    One of the biggest events of Saturday's FanFest at Minute Maid Park was the Fan Forum session with Craig Biggio, the Astros legend who was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame earlier this month.
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  • Video - Keith Law's Top MLB Prospects 03:10

    Keith Law's Top MLB Prospects

    Jan 26
    Keith Law breaks down the three best prospects from his list of the top 100 major league prospects.
  • Video - Cubs Trade For Dexter Fowler 02:24

    Cubs Trade For Dexter Fowler

    Jan 19
    Jerry Crasnick breaks down the trade that sent Astros OF Dexter Fowler to the Cubs for IF Luis Valbuena and RHP Dan Straily.
  • Video - Gattis Heading To Houston 02:08

    Gattis Heading To Houston

    Jan 14
    Eric Karabell discusses how the Astros hope to benefit by the addition of Evan Gattis, acquiring him in a trade with the Atlanta Braves for three prospects.
  • Video - Can Bolstered Bullpen Put Astros In Postseason? 01:45

    Can Bolstered Bullpen Put Astros In Postseason?

    Dec 10
    ESPN SweetSpot blogger David Schoenfield discusses the Astros' signings of relievers Luke Gregerson and Pat Neshek.

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