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Our good friend Brett Barton (@BrettBarton_FBV) at Fantasy Baseball Vision will help you prep for your upcoming drafts. Last time he gave us the Target & Avoid players from the American League East. Follow him on twitter so you don't miss the Fix My Team segments and of course position rankings.Houston AstrosTarget: Jose Veras The Astros could go down as one of the worst teams of all time. I would put the over/under on wins at 52 this year. But with 52 wins someone needs to Save 20 of those and that brings in Jose Veras. With nearly 15 other RP being picked before him who will not get more than 5 Saves, Veras is the last Closer off the board and the 45th RP being drafted. To me a save is a save is a save and if you need, and I do mean need, a Closer late in your draft Veras will be there. Have you ever been in a draft where a Closer is going as the 45th RP off the board…me either? Look for 20 Saves and a K/9 at 9.0. To me, that’s still production and worth having in the 24...
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The Houston Astros knew that 2012 would be a rebuilding season, but, even knowing that, it was a disappointing season for Astros fans. The team changed managers mid-season firing Brad Mills and bringing in Tony DeFrancesco on their way to a last place 55-107 finish, 42 games behind the division winning Cincinnati Reds. With a loss on the final day of the season, the Astros finished...
While the sports world is speculating about whether or not a 50-year-old Michael Jordan could compete in today’s NBA, 7-time Cy Young Award winner competed today with major leaguers [insert joke here about Astros being a AAA team] in a 20 minute session in Kissimmee, Florida as the Astros prepare for their Grapefruit League opener.
Credit: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle
The 2012 Houston Astros were unwatchable at times. Their ensemble of utterly boring players with less talent than their fellow major leaguers and the fact that they played their games in the most boring division in baseball combined in boredom heaven. Watching the 2012 Astros was like sitting through an hour of Intro to Women’s Studies at Vassar College. I’m qualified make...
The Houston Astro embark on a new journey in the AL. Many years ago (not that many, but more than some) the Milwaukee Brewers left the AL Central and ventured into the NL Central giving the NL 16 teams to the AL’s 14. In order to rectify this great inequity, the Astros are being moved to the AL. It’s not too tragic. They were an expansion team, have never won the World...
During an intrasquad scrimmage on Thursday, Astros non-roster invitee Brandon Laird hit a single up the middle to give his team the win in the game. Laird and the rest of his team. That's all well and good, but it's not as if Laird got his game-winning hit against an established major league pitcher, or a top prospect on the rise. No, Laird (and for that matter, the rest...
How ridiculous are the Houston Astros after coming off a 55-107 season? Someone on this team requested Alicia Keys’ hit “No One” should be played during batting practice, according to this photo tweeted by Houston Chronicle reporter Brian Smith (@ChronAstros).
Shall we take a look at the lyrics to this song that’ll make you want to cry and think of road beef in Arizona?...
It’s official: according to Ryan Lawrence, Cole Hamels will start the Grapefruit League opener against the Houston Astros this Saturday, with speculation running rampant that Hamels will also be pegged the Opening Day starter. Pitching coach Rich Dubee believes he will use Hamels, Roy Halladay, and Cliff Lee in the opening series against Atlanta, with a preference to splitting...