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Astros content with wait-and-see approach when assessing free a…

Astros content with wait-and-see approach when assessing free agents

chron.com MLB.com Updated Dec 2, 2012
The premier players representing MLB’s 2012 free-agent class have yet to sign deals, and a stalled market is expected to heat up this week during the annual winter meetings.
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  • Entering key phase of winter, Brian T explores avenues for Astr…

    Entering key phase of winter, Brian T explores avenues for Astros’ improvment

    chron.com Dec 2, 2012
    Chip has been traveling for the last several days, so Brian Todd steps up with some key questions as the off season enters a key phase. • •• ••• •• • It didn’t have to be this way. Forty-five games into the 2012 season, I would have be
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  • Ex-Astros closer Brad Lidge plans to retire

    Ex-Astros closer Brad Lidge plans to retire

    chron.com Dec 2, 2012
    Former Astros closer Brad Lidge is retiring, according to media reports Sunday.
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Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Backs against wall, Batch, Steelers prove they're not quite don…

    Dec 2
    BALTIMORE -- We probably should have seen this one coming. The aging Charlie Batch has looked like he was on his last legs for years now. Just like the aging Pittsburgh Steelers. But they both refuse to go away. At least quietly.
  • Orlando Magic defeat Dwight Howard's Lakers

    Dec 2
    The Magic turned the tables on Dwight Howard and were able to get a victory at Staples center.
  • Don Banks: Surprisingly, the race is on in NFC West, North; more Snaps

    Dec 2
    BALTIMORE -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a tragedy-marred Week 13 in the NFL, but one that treated us to multiple fantastic finishes...