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  • The construction of the Astros coaching staff is on its way. Former major league manager Trey Hillman is close to being announced as the team’s bench coach under new manager A.J. Hinch, according to a person familiar with the hiring. Most recently, Hillman was a special assistant in the Yankees organization where he worked in […] read more...
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  • The National Baseball Hall of Fame did something really cool last year when they made thousands of historical scouting reports available to the public. This post is part of a series in which we'll look at the reports of players that have passed through Housto... read more...
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  • The Los Angeles Dodgers hired Andrew Friedman, a Houston native, as their president of baseball operations. Friedman, whom the Astros once tried to hire, has been the Tampa Bay Rays executive vice president of baseball operations for nine years after being hired at age 28. Friedman was on the Astros’ list of candidates for the […] read more...
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  • If Trey Hillman had it his way, he’d be watching a World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Kansas City Royals — the teams that most recently let him go. Hillman, hired to be A.J. Hinch’s bench coach with the Astros, made the drive from his home in Liberty Hill to Houston on […] read more...
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  • The Astros and Nationals received an encouraging vote on funding for a new spring training facility in the West Palm Beach, Fla., area, but are now on the clock to find a site to build a new complex for the two teams. The Palm Beach County Commissioners voted 5-2 to approve $108 million in hotel […] read more...
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  • The JetHawks’ affiliation with Houston started out rocky, but the last three years have proven fruitful for the fans out in the California desert; in 2014, Lancaster captured it’s second League championship in three years, after coming within one win last year of w... read more...
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  • Samuel Deduno (0-1, 5.79) vs Rafael Montero (1-3, 4.38)The bad news is that the Astros lost 2-1 on a 2-out, 2-run walkoff homer by Lucas Duda. The good news is that only one game remains in the season, so there's only one more chance for another frustrating defeat. Samuel Deduno and a trio of Houston relievers held the Mets to 2 hits for 8 in... read more...
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  • It helps when your first player interview comes with someone who is your age. Lance McCullers, Jr. selected out of high school by the Houston Astros in the 2012 draft, recently finished his 2nd full season as a minor league pitcher. In the time that Lance and I engaged in conversation, he presented his growth […] ... read more...
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  • The Astros continue to play well.  With a 5-2 win over the Seattle Mariners today, they move to 6-2 in September - otherwise known as the Lawless era - and a robust 65-81 on the year.  Trailing Houston in the AL is the ex-World Champs, Boston (63-83), Minnesota (62-82) and Texas (54-91).  The Astros trial the White Sox by a half-game, but with the next ... read more...
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  • The Astros' last journey for the year up through the Pacific Northwest took a turn for the better in a very tightly played game against a contending Mariners team.  It is no surprise that these games are low-scoring because (i) the Mariners have, by some measures, the ... read more...
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  • Brad Peacock (4-9, 4.82) vs Jon Niese (9-11, 3.50)70 wins! And 4th place! Ahead of the Rangers! For the first time since 2010, the Astros are certain to not finish last in their division, as they kicked off their final series of 2014 with a 3-1 win over the Mets. Houston needed one win in their just-completed series in Arlington to guarantee so... read more...
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