Houston Astros

Ratto: You’re not parting way, you’re getting fired
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Ray Ratto
January 15, 2020 - 2:23 pm
This is the 15th day of January, and already 10 professional coaches and general managers have been fired. Not "let go." Not "parting ways." Not "moving on" or "pursuing other opportunities" or "spending more time with the family." Fired. It is that time, after all, but the four most recent firings...
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The Houston Astros and New England Patriots, compare and contrast
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Ray Ratto
January 13, 2020 - 1:25 pm
Rob Manfred did the thing nobody thought he would do — give the Houston Astros the works, and then allowed the Astros to finish the job. Now we'll see if giving them the works, works. In suspending general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch for a year, fining the Astros $5 million, losing...
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Karl Buscheck
August 28, 2019 - 4:02 pm
Gerrit Cole, current Astro ace and Cy Young contender, could be on the Giants’ winter shopping list, per ESPN’s Jeff Passan. The right-hander, who turns 28 in September and happens to be the brother-in-law of one Brandon Crawford, is poised to be one of the most sought after free agents when he...
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Karl Buscheck
July 30, 2019 - 1:00 pm
As the deadline inches closer, conflicting reports on the Giants’ top potential trade piece, Madison Bumgarner, continue to surface. The day began with the news that the Astros, powerhouse of the AL West, are, reportedly, in the MadBum business. Yahoo Sports’ Tim Brown has the scoop: Source says...
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Karl Buscheck
August 17, 2018 - 11:49 am
It’s Aug. 17. — the start of the most important weekend of the Oakland A’s season. Come Sunday afternoon, the upstart parvenu of planet baseball could be standing alone atop the AL West. Beginning Friday night, the A’s host the World-Series champion Astros for three games. They trail their guests...
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Joe Fortenbaugh
October 02, 2017 - 5:17 pm
The 2017 Major League Baseball postseason gets underway Tuesday in New York as the Yankees (-240) and righty Luis Severino (14-6, 2.98 ERA) play host to 34-year-old Ervin Santana (16-8, 3.28 ERA) and the surging Minnesota Twins in the first of this year’s two Wild Card play-in games. On Wednesday,...
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Karl Buscheck
July 18, 2017 - 2:41 pm
With the news that Carlos Correa will be sidelined until September, it's time for Billy Beane to pick up his phone and call Jeff Luhnow, the general manager of the Houston Astros. Astros have placed Carlos Correa on the 10-day disabled list with a torn ligament in his left thumb. He is expected to...
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Karl Buscheck
June 21, 2017 - 9:36 am
With the Houston Astros in town to take on the Oakland Athletics, the club's general manager Jeff Luhnow joined “Mornings W/ Joe, Lo & Dibs” on 95.7 The Game on Wednesday. The AL West frontrunners have already been linked to Oakland ace Sonny Gray, and Luhnow said he'd have no problem making a...
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