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  • For the past few seasons, MLB Network has held a competition to determine who is the Face of MLB. For years, the fans have voted Jose Altuve as the representative of the Houston Astros, and rightfully so. Altuve has been the one bright spot for the Astros the past few seasons, which have admittedly been […] ... read more...
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  • Major League Baseball isn’t sure of the impact of President Barack Obama’s decision to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba. The U.S. withdrew diplomatic recognition of the Cuban government in January 1961. Because of the American trade embargo, a player who defected from Cuba has had to obtain a license from the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office […] read more...
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  • If you’re Jacob Nix or Brady Aiken, you probably want nothing to do with the Astros on draft day 2015, and the same sentiment likely extends in the other direction. But if you’re one of those pitchers, there’s no need to rely on likelihoods. This is one of the few situations where MLB’s draft system […] read more...
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  • Jose Altuve should have won the AL’s Most Valuable Player Award as a member of the Houston Astros last season. He led both leagues in average (.341), hits (225), led the AL in stolen bases (56), and won the Silver Slugger Award for AL second basemen; all as a member of a fourth place team. […] ... read more...
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  • Ladies and gentlemen, the ____ could be about to hit the fan. On Sunday I wrote about the Astros going after Cole Hamels: Are the Astros “Sleepers” for Cole Hamels? I offered a suggested trade that the Phillies might take, and hinted that Carlos Correa and Mark Appel should be untouchables. According to Jim Bowden (@JimBowden_ESPN) on […] ... read more...
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  • According to the New York Daily News' Bill Madden, the Astros have offered 5yrs/$65m to 3B Chase Headley.Madden notes that, if the Giants lose out on Jon Lester, they will get heavily involved on Headley, having lost Pablo Sandoval to ... read more...
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  • According to Ken Rosenthal, the Astros were interested in acquiring Braves catcher Evan Gattis this past summer. When the Astros re-engaged talks earlier this off-season, the Braves wanted the Astros to take 30-year old B.J. Upton... read more...
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  • News via MLBTR today that ex-Stro Carlos Pena has joined the booth at the MLB Network.  Comments about his well-liked and articulate nature were made in the article.Although Pena was only an Astro briefly, he is involved in one of my favourite 2013 highligh... read more...
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  • So in the Upgrade The Bullpen game, the Astros are 0x2 with 2K, which seems about right. Andrew Miller signed with the Yankees, despite the Astros offering more years and more money. Now, next-target-up reliever David Robertson signed with the White Sox for 4yrs/$46m.... read more...
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  • The Astros have designated infielder Gregorio Petit for assignment to make room on their 40-man roster for newly signed shortstop Jed Lowrie. The Astros have 10 days to make a move with Petit, be it trade him or place him on waivers. If he clears waivers and is outrighted to the minor leagues, Petit has […] read more...
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  • The heavy lifting of the Astros’ offseason is most likely over. General manager Jeff Luhnow said Tuesday at Jed Lowrie’s introductory press conference that there is still room in the budget to add to the club, including via free agency. But, it’s nonetheless clear that the Astros have already traversed the most notable part of […] read more...
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  • Although famed Venezuelan winter ball club Magallanes reported on its twitter account that Jose Altuve would play for them, the Astros have not given their All-Star second baseman permission to play. Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow, who was surprised by the Magallanes news last Friday, has not been approached by Altuve or Magallanes for permission […] read more...
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