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Inbox: Can Astros live up to the hype?

You have questions about the Astros, and we have answers. Opening Day is almost here, and the Astros' roster is all but set. Still, there are plenty of hot button topics in the days leading up to the start of the regular season, so let's take a few moments to answer some questions you posed on Twitter.
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23 minutes ago

McCullers to follow Keuchel in rotation

Astros manager A.J. Hinch announced his rotation to start the year on Tuesday, revealing right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. would start the second game of the season on April 4 against the Mariners in Houston, with righty Charlie Morton for the third game on April 5.
Via Astros.com
1 hour ago

Astros Prospect Spotlight: Catcher Garrett Stubbs look to prove he is a legitimate prospect

While the Astros looked to be stacked at catcher in the bigs, their minor league depth looks to be strong at the position as well. The trade of switch-hitting Tyler Heineman shows that the Astros have trust in their current catcher depth. With veteran Juan Centeno, and former top prospect Max Stassi both at Fresno, […] Astros Prospect Spotlight: Catcher Garrett Stubbs look to prove...
Via Climbing Tal's Hill
4 hours ago

Astros option Tucker to Minor League camp

After getting a pair of at-bats in his first Grapefruit League game of the season on Monday night, Astros outfielder Preston Tucker was optioned to Minor League camp on Tuesday. The move leaves the Astros with 33 players in camp, though the 25-man roster is all but set.
Via Astros.com
4 hours ago

Astros Bullpen Battle: James Hoyt or Jandel Gustave?

The final stretch of exhibition games will be used to determine the last spot in the Astros bullpen. As Spring Training begins to wind down and the teams return to their home cities, there are still roster spots that need to be filled. There are plenty of battles to be decided before Opening Day, the […] Astros Bullpen Battle: James Hoyt or Jandel Gustave? - Climbing Tal's Hill...
Via Climbing Tal's Hill
4 hours ago

Houston Astros: Carlos Correa, take 3

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Houston Astros rotation is set until Collin McHugh returns

The Houston Astros set their rotation for the first week of the season. Unfortunately, Collin McHugh will not be part of the rotation for the first two turns. McHugh will pitch in today’s Houston Astros game, but he is not ready to go 5-7 innings. He pitched in a minor league game last Wednesday. According […] Houston Astros rotation is set until Collin McHugh returns - Climbing...
Via Climbing Tal's Hill
1 day ago

Houston Astros History: J.R. Richard Released By Team

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Houston Astros Rotation Still a Question Mark as Opening Day Approaches

Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

What can the baseball world expect from Houston Astros first baseman A.J. Reed?

Drafted in the second round of the 2014 MLB rookie draft out of University of Kentucky, first baseman A.J. Reed was highly touted for his offensive potential. He was seen as one of the best bats in his draft class, but his hulking six-foot-four, 240 pound body was viewed as an impediment that would surely limit his defensive ceiling. Nevertheless, Reed’s minor league career has...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Keuchel says he's back following spring debut

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) Houston manager A.J. Hinch wasn't pleased to lose an hour of sleep to daylight saving time on Saturday night, but there was a silver lining. He was giving the ball to Dallas Keuchel for his spring debut. ''We were so excited to get Keuchel on the mound we stole an hour,'' Hinch joked. It worked out quite well, too. Keuchel pitched three scoreless innings...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow to play in two spring training games, start at DH Wednesday for Mets

The New York Mets will have 14 players on different rosters at the upcoming World Baseball Classic. The void leaves space in the team’s Major League camp. One player who will fill that void is Tim Tebow.According to Joel Sherman of The New York Post, Tebow will play on Wednesday against the Boston Red Sox and Friday against the Houston Astros.Per ESPN’s Scott Lauber, manager...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

McCullers sharp in Astros tuneup, back from elbow injury

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) Houston pitcher Lance McCullers felt strong following Saturday's simulated game. His next stop could be a Grapefruit League mound, maybe as early as next week. McCullers has been on a tailored throwing program this spring as he works his way back from an elbow strain that shortened his 2016 season. He threw 43 pitches to catcher Evan Gattis on a back...
Via Associated Press
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros’ Triple-A affiliate to honor legendary music during promotional nights

The minor league affiliates of any team go all out when it comes to their promotional nights. They’re fun, bring the community together and you can always leave with an auctioned specialty jersey. Last year, the Binghamton Mets hosted a “Netflix and Chill” night. And in the same season, the Stockton Ports hosted an “Asparagus Night” (yes, that was an actual thing.) Now...
Via Sportsnaut
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Fresno Grizzlies will wear backward jerseys in honor of Kris Kross for ’90s Night

The Fresno Grizzlies — Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros — revealed a very interesting promo schedule on Tuesday for their 2017 games at Chukchansi Park. In addition to returning favorites (Grrrrassic Park, Halfway 2 Halloween and Mascot Weddings), new theme nights include a Tribute to Springfield on “Eat My Shorts Night,” and “Power Rangers Night.” There is definitely...
Via The Comeback
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Longtime Houston Astros executive Jamie Hildreth dies at 72

HOUSTON (AP) Longtime Houston Astros executive Jamie Hildreth has died at 72. The Astros announced his death Saturday but did not provide details. Hildreth spent more than three decades with the team, holding several front-office positions. He was the senior vice president of broadcasting and alumni relations. He joined the Astros in 1987 as director of broadcasting. Astros...
Via Associated Press
February 25, 2017  |  Discuss
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