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  • Scott Boras meets with Astros

    Scott Boras meets with Astros

    chron.com Updated Dec 11, 2013
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Disneyland was revisited at Disney World. In November at the general managers’ meetings, he compared the Astros to Disneyland, a comment that Astros owner Jim Crane referenced as an example of the ribbing the club has had to dea…
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  • Astros have interest in Matt Thornton, many others for bullpen

    Astros have interest in Matt Thornton, many others for bullpen

    chron.com Dec 11, 2013
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Astros have a lot of offers out. That doesn’t mean those are final offers, and as of Wednesday evening, they were no closer with one pitcher than another. The team wants one or two more relievers and they are also open to ad…
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  • All-Star catcher Castro welcomes ban of plate collisions

    All-Star catcher Castro welcomes ban of plate collisions

    chron.com Dec 11, 2013
    Astros All-Star catcher Jason Castro, who survived a bone-jarring collision with the Brewers’ Mat Gamel in April 2012, welcomes Major League Baseball’s decision to ban collisions at the plate next season. “It will be interesting,” Castro said. “It’s def…
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  • Q&A with Astros’ manager Bo Porter

    Q&A with Astros’ manager Bo Porter

    chron.com MLB.com Dec 11, 2013
    Q. Bo, what did you learn your first year as a manager? You’ve got your second year coming up, what did you learn as a manager and things you may do differently going into year two? BO PORTER: I tell you, the first thing I learned is I have a whole lot …
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  • Astros land RHP Bass in trade with Padres

    Astros land RHP Bass in trade with Padres

    ESPN.com MLB.com chron.com Dec 11, 2013
    Right-hander Anthony Bass has been acquired by the Houston Astros from the San Diego Padres for a player to be named or cash.
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  • Winter meetings could bring new technology to teams

    Winter meetings could bring new technology to teams

    chron.com Dec 11, 2013
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The winter meetings aren’t all about trades and free agents. There are potential career-changing moments to be had in all walks of baseball, and new tools to investigate. Alex Jacobs remembers the exact minute the Astros hired h…
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