Jeff Bagwell aiding Yuli Gurriel's transition to first

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) Yuli Gurriel has a special guest instructor this week to help him get more familiar with playing first base: newly elected Hall of Famer Jeff Bagwell. ''It's an honor to work with him,'' Gurriel said. ''It's a player that I've watched growing up even as a little kid in Cuba.'' A former third baseman, Bagwell himself made the transition across the diamond...
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March 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Frank Thomas blasts HOF candidates for taking PEDs

Former MLB slugger Frank Thomas, a Hall of Famer himself, isn’t excited about welcoming in players who are suspected of having used PEDs during their careers.A longtime critic of performance enhancing drugs in the sport of baseball, The Big Hurt made his feelings about the Hall of Fame accepting such players known during the Chicago White Sox’s fan convention this weekend....
Via Sportsnaut
January 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Larry Andersen on the Slider that Cost Boston Bagwell

Larry Andersen is famous for being traded for Jeff Bagwell. Phillies fans know him for his fine work on the club’s radio broadcasts. In terms of his playing career — he pitched in the big leagues from 1975 to 1994 — Andersen is known for having one of the best sliders in the game. His best years were with the Astros when he was in his mid- to late 30s. From 1986 to -90, the...
Via Fangraphs
January 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Longtime Astros slugger Bagwell elected to Hall of Fame

HOUSTON (AP) Jeff Bagwell struggled to describe how he felt soon after being elected to the Hall of Fame in his seventh year on the ballot. ''I don't even know what to say,'' he said after Wednesday's vote announcement. ''There's no greater thing you can get personally than the Hall of Fame. You can do some stuff team-wise and all that kind of stuff, but personally this is a big...
Via Associated Press
January 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, Ivan Rodriguez elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

The newest inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame were announced on Wednesday, and three ex-players will be joining the class of the immortals. Former Houston Astros first baseman Jeff Bagwell, former Montreal Expos (among others) outfielder Tim Raines, and long-time Texas Rangers catcher Ivan Rodriguez were selected by the BBWAA this year. Of the 442 ballots cast, Bagwell received...
Via The Comeback
January 18, 2017  |  Discuss

The 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot, Part 2

Welcome to Part Two of our look at the Hall of Fame Ballot! If you missed Part One, detailing 13 players on this year's ballot who were easy Nos, click here to read it. For today's post, I get to do something a lot more fun: talk about four people who ruled at baseball. If, when all is said and done, these people aren't in the Baseball Hall of Fame, we should probably change the...
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January 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Bagwell's Hall of Fame wait likely to end after 7 years

HOUSTON (AP) Jeff Bagwell spent a career putting up huge stats, the kind that often get posted on plaques in Cooperstown. In a few days, the former Astros slugger might well hit the big number he needs to reach the Hall of Fame. Whether he's elected or not, Bagwell says he'll feel something other than happiness or disappointment when the results are announced Wednesday. ''Honestly...
Via Associated Press
January 14, 2017  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every player on the active roster for the 2005 Houston Astros World Series losing team

The 2005 Houston Astros squad made the franchise's only appearance in the MLB World Series. Can you name every player on the active roster of that team?
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Jeff Bagwell gropes girlfriend Rachel Brown with serious boob grab on TV (Video)

Former Houston Astros legend Jeff Bagwell attended Tuesday’s Astros-Red Sox game and had quite the time. The 1994 NL MVP was sitting in the front row behind home plate at Minute Maid Park and appeared to enjoy himself. Sitting next to girlfriend Rachel Brown, Bags got his grope on. The PDA — if you can...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeff Bagwell to help out Astros at spring training as guest instructor

  Former Houston Astros star Jeff Bagwell will join the team at spring training as a guest instructor. The Astros aren't sure when he'll travel to Kissimmee, Florida to help out. They say he'll be there for several days. It will be the first time Bagwell has worked with the team since a stint as Houston's hitting coach for the second half of the 2010 season. The 46-year-old Bagwell...
Via Associated Press
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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