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Astros, Padres gaining steam in trade talks
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Could another homecoming be in the works for the Astros? Possibly, with Padres starter Andrew Cashner — a Conroe product — in the mix on the trade front, according to multiple sources and reports. (Associated Press / Keith Srakocic) The Astros and Padre…Share Tweet
The Royals are saying '1738' in interviews because they love Fetty Wapyahoo.com 2 hours agoBeing a part of a winning baseball team can sometimes lead to some odd rituals. Joe Maddon has constantly resorted to weird gimmicks to keep his team loose, the Astros have employed a fog machine in the clubhouse and Chris Sale occasionally tries to sne…Share Tweetchron.com 3 hours agoAngels slugger Mike Trout, the reigning American League Most Valuable Player, missed his second consecutive game against the Astros with a sore left wrist. Trout injured his left wrist attempting to make a catch Sunday. He finished that game, but he has…Share TweetESPN.com 5 hours agoWhich players' health is most critical for the Texans?Share Tweet
Movers and shakers: 2015 MLB trade trackerchron.com 7 hours agoThe Astros got the trade season started on July 23 by swapping a pair of prospects for A’s starter Scott Kazmir. Houston thinks Kazmir will help its late-season playoff push tremendously. Check out other moves teams have made as the trade deadline appro…Share Tweet
Chris Carter racking up homers at Minute Maid Parkchron.com 10 hours agoIn his third season in Houston, Astros slugger Chris Carter is now eighth all-time in franchise history in home runs at Minute Maid Park. Carter deposited a 421-foot, two-run home run into the Astros bullpen in the second inning Tuesday night to help sp…Share Tweet
Hank Conger starting to make a name for himself with Astroschron.com 19 hours agoYou may not recognize the name Hank Conger. A backup catcher on a division-leading team doesn’t get a lot of recognition. However, in the city of Houston, Conger is one of the most valuable members of the Astros. Conger was acquired this offseason from …Share Tweet
Evan Gattis continues to show off speed, racks up seventh triple of seasonchron.com 20 hours agoNothing on the field has been more bizarre this season for the Astros than the lumberjack who’s become a speed demon. Evan Gattis, somehow, by some means, hit his seventh triple of the season Tuesday night in the bottom of the sixth inning against the A…Share Tweet
Astros take it to Angels, rally to claim opener of key three-game AL West serieschron.com 20 hours agoAfter a 10-year absence, the heat of the pennant race arrived in earnest for the Astros and their fans Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park. Jose Altuve drove in a career-high five runs to help the Astros beat the Angels 10-5, putting the teams in a virtua…Share Tweet
Astros GM Jeff Luhnow remains optimistic that Jed Lowrie will return during homestandchron.com 22 hours agoThe Astros are to re-evaluate Jed Lowrie after his fifth minor league rehab game with Class AA Corpus Christi on Tuesday night. Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Tuesday afternoon he was hopeful Lowrie would return this homestand. “We’ll get one m…Share Tweet
Sam Deduno, Brad Peacock out of the mix in 2015 after injuries end their seasonschron.com 22 hours agoOne Astros pitcher who has been out for the majority of the season won’t be coming back in 2015 and another looks all but done as well. Sam Deduno is headed for arthroscopic surgery next week to repair the labrum in his right hip. Deduno, who went to th…Share Tweet
Joe Thatcher to become free agentRelief pitcher Joe Thatcher, who was designated for assignment last week, has opted to become a free agent, the team announced. Thatcher, 33, appeared in 36 games with a 3.79 ERA for the Astros this season. He signed with Houston in February after pitch…Share Tweet
Billy Beane credits Astros’ rebuild plan for recent successA’s general manager Billy Beane has been indirectly critical in the past of teams that go through rebuilding processes, a group the Astros belong to, if not chair. Maybe he’s changing his tune. On Monday, after the A’s traded reliever Tyler Clippard to …Share Tweet
Thoughts on the Texans quarterback competition going into training campQuarterback is the most important position in football, and quarterback competitions obviously get a lot of attention. Even if you are a casual fan, you likely have an opinion about the quarterbacks. Here’s a Storify with more information to add to that…Share Tweet
J.J. Watt dances with kids of YMCA (video)J.J. Watt got a little help with his dance moves from an unlikely source. Check out the video to see what Watt has been working on with the kids of the Houston Texans YMCA.Share TweetThe Astros are seriously in the Cole Hamels sweepstakes but the Rangers and Dodgers still appear to be in better position to land the lefthander, multiple people familiar with the situation told the Chronicle on Tuesday, with the Rangers likely leading …Share Tweetchron.com Jul 27 (yesterday)Three things to watch in the series: 1. C.J. Wilson is 0-2 with an 8.10 ERA in two starts against the Astros this season. In his last five starts, he is 3-1 with a 2.56 ERA. 2. The Angels acquired outfielder Shane Victorino from the Red Sox on Monday. B…Share Tweet
Astros-Angels more than just ‘next series on schedule’chron.com Jul 27 (yesterday)• • • Astros manager A.J. Hinch is exasperatingly correct on any number of points regarding the three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim that begins Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park. Yes, it is the next series on the Astros’ schedule…Share TweetThe Texans will start camp without their number one pick from a year ago, as OLB Jadeveon Clowney has been placed on the active/physically unable to perform list. The move is one that will enable the team to keep Clowney on the PUP list for the first si…Share TweetLast December, when Taylor Swift announced a concert at Houston's Minute Maid Park for her current tour, the Houston Astros put their own asterisk on it, writing, "Note: the date of the Taylor Swift 1989 tour show at MMP is subject to change if it …Share Tweet
Bob McNair: We’re not asking quarterbacks to be superheroesprofootballtalk.com Jul 27 (2 days ago)The Texans will resume the quarterback competition between Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett when training camp gets underway, but the fact that they’re having a competition is all anyone needs to hear to know that there’s no franchise quarterback in Houston…Share Tweetnytimes.com Jul 27 (3 days ago)Kansas City acquired the right-hander Johnny Cueto in a deal with the Cincinnati Reds, then beat the Astros, 5-1.Share Tweet
Quessenberry prepares for training camp as a milestoneJul 28ESPN Texans reporter Tania Ganguli says the start of training camp will be cherished by OT David Quessenberry.
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5-on-5: Biggest risers, fallers for 2015-16 NBA seasonJul 28After a summer of deals, which teams are on the inside track to success next season and which are headed for a down year? Our 5-on-5 panel weighs in.
The MMQB MailbagJul 22Today is a good day for logic around the NFL. Because: • The Tennessee Titans on Tuesday signed the second pick in the draft, quarterback Marcus Mariota, meaning that five days before the first practice of the NFL preseason, all 32 first-round picks hav…
Adande: Jordan wouldn't let pride get in the wayJul 21The healthiest sign in DeAndre Jordan's return engagement with the Clippers is that the final decision was made for the right reasons, overcoming what would have been a prideful mistake.
Let's Go CampingJul 20Time for the 2015 Training Camp Primer. Everything you need to know about the NFL’s 32 training camps, with some fun on the side. Clip and save. First things first, though. It was a notable Saturday evening for the Favre family. Not only did the famous …