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Astros 2013: DH — What do Jim Bob and Jerry Jeff think?

Astros 2013: DH — What do Jim Bob and Jerry Jeff think?

chron.com Updated Feb 7, 2013
Big shout out to Brian and Dan for working through the position-by-position look at the Astros with Chip. Today is the final entry in the series. • •• ••• •• • January 23: First Base (Chip Bailey). January 24: Second Base (Brian Todd).
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  • Porter gets head start on new Astros gig

    Porter gets head start on new Astros gig

    MLB.com Feb 7, 2013
    Astros manager Bo Porter hit Osceola County Stadium on Thursday, spending the morning getting things in order in his office and the clubhouse. Some players are already in Kissimmee, Fla., ahead of Monday's reporting date for pitchers and catchers, and P…
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  • Mariners’ Felix Hernandez expected to be worth as much as 2013 …

    Mariners’ Felix Hernandez expected to be worth as much as 2013 Astros

    chron.com Feb 7, 2013
    Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez is reportedly on the verge of signing a five-year, $175-million contract extension. The record-setting deal would make the 2012 perfect-game hurler the highest-paid pitcher in MLB and provide King Felix with a $25 mi…
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Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Williams, Titans may be the best thing for each other

    Feb 7
    To paint Tennessee's hiring of well-known NFL pariah Gregg Williams on Thursday as nothing more than an act of desperation is not a totally baseless characterization. For either Titans head coach Mike Munchak or Williams himself.
  • Don Banks: Taking a second look at 2012 NFL Draft's first round

    Feb 7
    With the Super Bowl in the books, we can now stand clear enough to view the NFL's 2012 season through the prism of history, all 267 games worth (256 in the regular season and 11 in the playoffs). Before looking ahead to 2013, let's look back one last ti…
  • Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors talking Carlos Boozer-Andrea Bargnani swap,…

    Feb 7
    The Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors have engaged in exploratory trade discussions on a deal that would swap the Bulls' Carlos Boozer for the Raptors' Andrea Bargnani, according to sources familiar with the discussions.