Tag: Houston Astros

Astros’ Jose Altuve will need rehab assignment before return

While the Houston Astros would love to have All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve back in their lineup as soon as possible, the team now seems...

Top 10 takeaways from first quarter of MLB season

We've hit the quarter point in the 2019 MLB season and it's been even better than anyone could have expected. Many of...

WATCH: Tigers player robs George Springer of a sure homer

The Houston Astros have been on fire at the plate over the past few handfuls of games. That's included averaging two homers over the past...

WATCH: George Springer robs Niko Goodrum of HR with leaping catch

George Springer sucked all the joy out of Comerica Park Monday night. Niko Goodrum got a nice swing on a ball and appeared to have...

WATCH: Boy brought to tears meeting Astros’ Jose Altuve

The current series between the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Angels in Mexico is about a lot more than baseball. That's...

Phillies, Astros among teams that could land Madison Bumgarner

The San Francisco Giants find themselves in a less-than-ideal situation. Just years removed from winning multiple titles, this organization is stuck between a false hope...
MLB Teams, Tim Anderson

Eight budding MLB stars flying under the radar

In a lot of ways, the MLB's middle class has a marketing problem. The headlines and social media posts in the realm of baseball are...

Modern-day blueprint on how to win a World Series

With Opening Day in the rearview and much of the season still to come, every team in the MLB should be focused on one thing: winning the...

WATCH: Josh Reddick robs extra bases with amazing catch

It wasn’t too long ago that Houston Astros outfielder Josh Reddick was known for his glove. A star in the Boston...
Astros third baseman Alex Bregman

Alex Bregman pledges $1,000 for autism for each Astros win in April

Every time the Houston Astros win a game in April, third baseman Alex Bregman will donate money to a very worthy cause.

Winners and losers from first week of MLB season

The MLB season is one week old. For some teams, it's been a smooth start to a long journey. Others have hit a great deal...

Eight biggest early MLB season surprises

In some respects, the early part of the 2019 MLB season has gone as expected. But the early games have also offered their share of...

Opening Day had major international flavor for MLB

Opening Day around the Major League Baseball world is an annual tradition. Some call it a national holiday. This was no different when the league's...
Justin Verlander

WATCH: Justin Verlander taken deep to open 2019 season

We know full well that the Major League Baseball season is a marathon. Even then, it’s important for some key figures to start the season...

Why the Astros are hands down the best team in MLB

Last year, one dominant question circled around the Houston Astros. Could they become the first MLB team in 18 years to repeat as World Series...

10 MLB stars who must start hot in 2019

The MLB season is a marathon, not a sprint. We hear it a lot. And generally, the early steps of a marathon aren't terribly important....

Astros sign Justin Verlander to $66 million extension, per report

The Houston Astros have locked up one of their core players through the 2021 season. Jon Heyman of MLB Network was...

Top Astros prospect Francis Martes suspended 80 games for PEDs

Houston Astros pitching prospect Francis Martes is already sidelined after undergoing Tommy John Surgery. If that’s not bad enough, the 23-year-old Martes will now be a bit...

Report: Dallas Keuchel, Astros still ‘not close to a deal’

Free agent starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel remains available, and the Houston Astros are reportedly discussing a contract to bring him back. But according to Buster Olney of...

10 MLB stars set to join MVP race

We saw Mookie Betts and Christian Yelich win the MVP in their respective leagues in 2018. And while both were very well known in MLB circles, neither...

Justin Verlander plans on pitching into his mid 40s, open to short deal next...

Justin Verlander is 35 years old right now and will be a free agent after the 2019 MLB season. He also doesn't plan on retiring any time...

Predictions for the 2019 MLB season

The favorites definitely reigned strong during the 2018 MLB season. But it was a good year for the underdogs, too, with teams like the Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland...

12 MLB players set to follow in Nolan Arenado to the bank

While the MLB hot stove period has moved more like an incredibly slow cooking crock pot, a lot has happened. In February alone, we saw Manny Machado...

Report: Twins sign veteran Marwin Gonzalez to two-year contract

The Minnesota Twins have added yet another veteran to their roster with spring training getting going in Florida. According to Jon Morosi of MLB.com, Minnesota has inked veteran...