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St. Louis Cardinals
1. Jordan Schafer CF
Schafer has the skills and the speed to play center field in the major leagues. But skills do not equal production. Schafer first must prove he can stay healthy -- he has battled a broken wrist and a broken finger in recent seasons. Second, he will have to prove to management that he has seen the light, matured and is ready to move on since he was arrested in October on a charge of marijuana possession.
2. Jed Lowrie SS
Another player who has to prove he can remain healthy. Lowrie has a .378 career on-base percentage when he bats second in the order.
3. J.D. Martinez LF
In 226 plate appearances last season, Martinez hit six home runs and had 35 RBI. In this young lineup, that qualifies one to bat third.
4. Carlos Lee 1B
The Astros have already said they are leaving Lee at first base. Got a better option for a cleanup hitter?
5. Brett Wallace 3B
Wallace is getting yet another opportunity to win an everyday job by getting switched back to his old position of ...
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Baseball Hall of Fame broadcaster Milo Hamilton will announce Wednesday that 2012 will be his last season calling games on radio for the Houston Astros.
The team has called a press conference for 2:30 p.m. local time at Minute Maid Park, at which Hamilton is set to announce this will be his 28th and final year behind the microphone, the Houston Chronicle reported.
It will be the...
Baseball Hall of Fame broadcaster Milo Hamilton, best known for his call of Henry Aaron's 715th home run, is to appear at a Wednesday news conference.
The appearance comes in the wake of a Houston Chronicle report that 2012 will be his last season as the radio voice of the Houston Astros. The Chronicle reported the 84-year-old Hamilton told former Astros owner Drayton McLane...
Houston Astros radio broadcaster Milo Hamilton will announce his intent to retire after the 2012 season on Wednesday, according to MLB.com's Brian McTaggart.Hamilton has announced in Major League games for 59 years and won the Hall of Fame's Ford C. Frick Award in 1992, which is presented annually to a broadcaster for major contributions to baseball.The 84-year-old has announced...
HOUSTON (AP) -- Baseball Hall of Fame broadcaster Milo Hamilton, best known for his call of Henry Aaron's 715th home run, is to appear at a Wednesday news conference.
The appearance comes in the wake of a Houston Chronicle report that 2012 will be his last season as the radio voice of the Houston Astros. The Chronicle reported the 84-year-old Hamilton told former Astros owner...
Maybe the word "moneyball" is so catchy that it has been trapped in the minds of many baseball fans. If the publisher of Michael Lewis' book had not chosen that title perhaps few of us would have ever remembered what the Oakland A's under general manager Billy Beane may have pioneered as simply a necessary financially base plan.
In reality all the A's did was...
This was not a retirement. Milo Hamilton made a point of that.
Hamilton has been on the radio for 66 years and spent the last 27 as the radio voice of the Houston Astros. At 84 years old, his voice is still strong and his wit is still sharp and he's still a night owl. So he hopes to stick on in some capacity or another until 2015, at least.
He hopes to make it to 70 years...
Astros manager Brad Mills and pitcher Bud Norris spent quality time with fans at this year's FanFest and answered questions live from the audience and from online users. Mills and Norris shared tips on staying healthy, how to get great autographs during Spring Training and the recent CAREavan trip many players participated in.
Apparently the Congressional Baseball Game is an actual thing, and Ron Paul is a legend in it. Here’s video of the Texas congressman and current Republican presidential candidate doing his best Dale Murphy impression during the 1983 contest.
Paul started in right and had a final stat line of 2-for-3, double, HBP, 2 RBIs. He even holds the distinction as being the only congressman...
HOUSTON (AP) -- Baseball Hall of Fame broadcaster Milo Hamilton, who had the memorable call on Henry Aaron's 715th home run, will retire as the radio voice of the Houston Astros after the 2012 season.
Milo Hamilton, who has been the voice of the Houston Astros since 1985, announced on Wednesday that he intends to retire following the upcoming season.