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Arb hearing process intriguing for McHugh

Going through the arbitration process was an eye-opener for Astros pitcher Collin McHugh, who will make $3.85 million this year after winning a hearing before a three-person panel on Friday. McHugh said he had no hard feelings against the Astros, who offered to pay him $3.35 million.
4 days ago

Astros Lose Collin McHugh Arbitration Case

On the day that pitchers and catchers report, the Astros lose an arbitration case. While the Astros were able to negotiate new deals with two of their three players scheduled for arbitration, the team wasn’t so fortunate with the third. That third player is right hander Collin McHugh. McHugh, entering his age-30 season this summer, […] Astros Lose Collin McHugh Arbitration Case...
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5 days ago

Source: Arb ruling favors McHugh over Astros

Astros right-hander Collin McHugh will earn $3.85 million this season after winning his arbitration case against the club, a source told on Tuesday. The team offered $3.35 million. The club has not confirmed the results of the hearing, which took place on Friday in St. Petersburg, Fla.
6 days ago

Stroman, McHugh latest pitchers to go to salary arbitration

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Toronto's Marcus Stroman and Houston's Collin McHugh became the latest pitchers to go to salary arbitration. Stroman asked for a raise from $525,900 to $3.4 million, and Toronto argued for a $3.1 million salary during Friday's hearing before arbitrators Steven Wolf, Jeanne Wood, James Oldham. McHugh asked for a raise from $529,000 to $3.85 million, and...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros and McHugh Will Head to Arbitration Hearing Today

It seems so simple to bring back your best starting pitcher from 2016, but the Astros head to arbitration with Collin McHugh. As shocking as this is, are we surprised at the fact that McHugh and the Astros are yet to reach an agreement on compensation for 2017? Let’s take a look at some pivotal points […] Astros and McHugh Will Head to Arbitration Hearing Today - Climbing Tal...
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10 days ago

Astros, Collin McHugh…Arbitration Imminent?

Could the Astros and Collin McHugh be heading towards arbitration in the coming days? My co-writer and CTH editor Eric Huysman reported that the Astros and Collin McHugh are yet to agree on terms, which could lead to arbitration. In the case of McHugh though, it’s not a surprise that his value has increased since […] Astros, Collin McHugh…Arbitration Imminent? - Climbing Tal...
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11 days ago

More Than a Curveball: Making Collin McHugh

“When the Mets drafted me, I had a sinker and a decent curveball,” the Astros’ Collin McHugh told me earlier this year. If you wanted to be reductive, he’s still almost all fastball and curveball — those pitches make up 96% of his repertoire this year, after all — but being reductive robs all the nuance out of how McHugh has become who he is today. The Astros’ Game...
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October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Collin McHugh Continues to Trust His Slider

On Wednesday, Collin McHugh pitched well against the Ben Zobrist-less Oakland A’s. Zobrist’s absence made the A’s a weaker version of themselves, but they were still a tougher opponent than the hapless Rangers he saw five days earlier. While McHugh only tossed 5.2 innings and faced just 23 batters, he tied Trevor Bauer for the single-game […]
Via Fangraphs
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Collin McHugh Shutdown, Won’t Face Mets This Weekend

The Houston Astros announced that righthander Collin McHugh will be shutdown for the rest of the season due to reaching his innings cap. He was initially slated to start against the Mets this weekend at Citi Field, but that won’t happen now. McHugh wraps up a solid rookie season for the Astros, going 11-9 with a 2.73 ERA and 1.02 WHIP in 25 starts. Over 154.2 innings pitched,...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Collin McHugh: You Win Some, You Lose Some

Right-hander Collin McHugh didn’t exactly get his major league career off to a good start when he lost his first eight decisions in two brief stints with the Mets in 2012 and 2013. Despite posting a 2.91 minor league ERA in 2012, and a 2.87 ERA for Triple-A Las Vegas in 2013, the Mets had seen enough after just five major league starts and decided to trade him to Colorado that...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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