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The Walk-Off: Could Choo end up with the Astros? Could baseball return to Montreal? Updated Dec 12, 2013
The Walk-Off is your end-of-the-day collection of news and gossip from the world of baseball, plus the best of the blogosphere and other assorted goodness. GOSSIP: Could the stingy Houston Astros be the team that ends up with sought-after free agent Shi…
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  • Breaking down potential stars from Rule 5 Draft Dec 12, 2013
    Patrick Schuster created a lot of buzz as a senior at Mitchell High in New Port Richey, Fla., in 2009. He threw four straight no-hitters, and ESPN News broadcast his next start to a national audience. Schuster was in the news again Thursday at the Winte…
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  • Knuckleballer Sims, outfielder Santana come with upside Dec 12, 2013
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Considering the only players the Astros landed in the Rule 5 draft came in the minor-league round, they brought in a particularly intriguing trio. Knuckleballers are rare, and lefthanders who throw the pitch are baseball’s blue …
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  • Rockets take charge in CSN Houston negotiations Dec 12, 2013
    The Rockets said Thursday they will move into the lead negotiating role on behalf of Comcast SportsNet Houston, apparently continuing talks with two major carriers that Astros owner Jim Crane has initiated over the last six weeks. Rockets attorney Alan …
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  • Astros lose out on Giants-bound Morse as winter meetings end Dec 12, 2013
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Lose most, win some. As the Rule 5 draft and the winter meetings wrapped Thursday morning, news broke that first baseman Michael Morse, one of the Astros’ targets, had signed with the Giants for one year and $5 million, plus inc…
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  • Bo Porter already has sense for top of Astros lineup Dec 12, 2013
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Last spring training, Astros manager Bo Porter knew only one thing about his lineup: Jose Altuve would be at second base. Heading into 2014, there’s substantially more that’s already clear in the skipper’s mind. “That competitio…
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