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Astros report: Rangers manager Washington weighs in on state of…

Astros report: Rangers manager Washington weighs in on state of Astros

chron.com Updated Dec 9, 2013
Rangers manager Ron Washington thinks Bo Porter “has one of the toughest jobs in the game.” “Young players trying to break into the Major Leagues, and with that comes growing pains,” Washington said Monday. “I thought he handled it extremely well. He ke…
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  • Astros focus on adding veteran reliever, power bat

    Astros focus on adding veteran reliever, power bat

    MLB.com Dec 9, 2013
    Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow, who arrived in Central Florida on Monday after spending a few days celebrating his father's 80th birthday in Mexico City, said things were relatively quiet regarding his team on Day 1 of the Winter Meetings, but he st…
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  • Singleton on tear, but Astros may still upgrade at first

    Singleton on tear, but Astros may still upgrade at first

    chron.com Dec 9, 2013
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Another experienced reliever isn’t the only piece of interest for the Astros. First base is one the more easily identified positions where the team could find space for an upgrade. As things stand, Chris Carter and Brett Wallace…
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Sports Columnists

  • Chicago Bears need to keep riding this offense

    Dec 9
    The Bears need to fully embrace their new identity as offensive juggernaut if they want to make the playoffs, writes Michael Wilbon.
  • Los Angeles Clippers close in on signing Stephen Jackson

    Dec 9
    The Los Angeles Clippers are closing in on the signing of former San Antonio Spurs forward Stephen Jackson, according to sources briefed on the talks.
  • Best of Times, Worst of Times

    Dec 9
    The envelopes, please. Performance of the Year by a running back: Philadelphia’s LeSean McCoy, who ran through eight inches of snow in the greatest fourth-quarter performance ever by an Eagle back—11 carries, 148 yards, two touchdowns. How does he not s…