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Astros have no shortage of shots for everyday shortstop

Astros have no shortage of shots for everyday shortstop

chron.com grantland.com Updated Feb 5, 2013
Even before the rebuilding Astros traded veteran shortstop Jed Lowrie and the organization’s MLB-low payroll took another hit, the team was staring at holes in several key areas. The outfield, the back end of the starting rotation and the bullpen were c
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  • Astros’ Bud Norris reportedly available and ‘drawing interest’

    Astros’ Bud Norris reportedly available and ‘drawing interest’

    chron.com Feb 5, 2013
    Bud Norris is the Astros’ highest-paid player and potential No. 1 starter during the 2013 season. He’s also available to be traded and “drawing interest,” according to FoxSports’ Ken Rosenthal. Norris, 27, recently signed a one-year, $3 million
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  • Astros notes: Carter in LF, post-Lowrie, heavy platooning

    Astros notes: Carter in LF, post-Lowrie, heavy platooning

    chron.com Feb 5, 2013
    Astros manager Bo Porter, general manager Jeff Luhnow and president George Postolos met with the media Tuesday afternoon during an annual pre-spring training lunch at Minute Maid Park. Porter was his normal grounded but excited self. Luhnow acknowledged…
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  • Luhnow confident in process despite critics

    Luhnow confident in process despite critics

    MLB.com Feb 5, 2013
    Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow has heard the critics who have chastised the club for dealing away most of its established Major League players in the last year, while slashing payroll and stockpiling talent for what suddenly has become a very good M…
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  • Astros’ Bo Porter to meet with Bill Parcells before spring trai…

    Astros’ Bo Porter to meet with Bill Parcells before spring training

    chron.com Feb 5, 2013
    Bo Porter will receive some friendly Hall of Fame advice before Astros spring training begins next week in Kissimmee, Fla. The first-year Houston manager plans to meet with former NFL coach Bill Parcells on Friday and Saturday in Florida. The duo share …
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  • Astros' spring truck begins trek to Florida

    Astros' spring truck begins trek to Florida

    MLB.com Feb 5, 2013
    The Astros worked diligently to pack up an 18-wheeler Tuesday morning, cramming it with just about anything you could imagine to sustain nearly 60 baseball players and a couple of dozen staff members for seven weeks together at the team’s Spring Tra…
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  • Twenty players will make more individually in 2013 than the ent…

    Twenty players will make more individually in 2013 than the entire Astros team combined

    yahoo.com Feb 5, 2013
    Four Philadelphia Phillies will make more money in 2013 than the entire Houston Astros team. So will three New York Yankees, three Los Angeles Dodgers, three Detroit Tigers and three San Francisco Giants. All total, 20 deep-pocketed players are set to e…
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  • Astros 2013: Ten pitchers in the mix for Porter’s first rotatio…

    Astros 2013: Ten pitchers in the mix for Porter’s first rotation

    chron.com Feb 5, 2013
    Brian, Dan and Chip are completing their position-by-position look at the 2013 Astros this week. • •• ••• •• • January 23: First Base (Chip Bailey). January 24: Second Base (Brian Todd). January 25: Shortstop (Dan Peschong). January 28:
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  • Brad Peacock’s cross country drive to Spring Training detoured …

    Brad Peacock’s cross country drive to Spring Training detoured by trade to Astros

    yahoo.com Feb 5, 2013
    At some point we’ve all been halfway to our destination before realizing we forgot something - like baseball tickets, perhaps - and had to turn around to retrieve them. But how many people can say they’ve started a cross-country trek to work, only
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  • Video - Buster Blog: A's Add Depth With Lowrie 02:15

    Buster Blog: A's Add Depth With Lowrie

    Feb 5
    Buster Olney blogs about the Athletics' trade for infielder Jed Lowrie.

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