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Share TweetBrandon Lyon, 33, posted a 3.10 ERA in 67 appearances split between the Astros and Blue Jays last season and would give the Mets another option with significant closing experience.Source: MLB.com
Central Missouri rolling at Astros in Action tourneyUpdated Feb 3 Share TweetDesignated hitter John Oropeza paced a 16-hit attack with four hits on Sunday, and the Mules defeated Arkansas Tech, 10-4, to win for the second consecutive night at Minute Maid Park.Source: MLB.com
Astros keep changing but Wesley Wright sticks aroundUpdated Feb 3 Share TweetWesley Wright still recalls Doug Brocail’s blunt words. Wright was a 23-year-old unproven rookie in 2008. He deferred to big-name veteran relievers such as Jose Valverde and LaTroy Hawkins on an Astros team that went 86-75 and marked the final high poin
Astros DH Carlos Pena turns to 70-year-old father for hitting adviceUpdated Feb 3 Share TweetMost MLB players turn to single-minded training gurus once the the winter months begin. Carlos Pena intentionally went in the opposite direction. The Astros’ new designated hitter reunited with his 70-year-old father, Felipe Pena, picking up a routine t
Astros not in active talks with Daisuke MatsuzakaUpdated Feb 3 Share TweetThe Astros are not involved in active discussions with free agent starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka. The six-year veteran was linked to Houston and the New York Mets on Sunday. The Astros briefly explored the idea of pursuing Matsuzaka during the offse…
Don Banks: Elite or not, Flacco now stands alone; more SnapsFeb 3NEW ORLEANS -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a most eventful and entertaining Super Bowl XLVII in the Superdome, a 34-31 Baltimore victory over San Francisco in the kind of knock-down, drag-out battle that brothers always seem to…
Super Bowl XLVII -- Ravens-49ers won't soon be forgottenFeb 3From a blackout to the 49ers' rally to Ray Lewis' last stand, it was a lights-out Super Bowl, writes John Clayton.