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WATCH: Astros turn around-the-horn triple play

Now *this* is one way to get out of a first and second, none out jam – a 5-4-3 triple play! Check out what the Houston Astros pulled off on Saturday. Ian Kinsler smacked the ball over to Jonathan Villar at third, who stepped on the bag for out number one, fired it to Jose Altuve at second for out number two, who gunned it over to Chris Carter at first for out number three...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Monday Mailbag: Trading Altuve in a Dynasty Rebuild

Have a dynasty-related question and want a Prof’s opinion? Take a minute and submit your question on our Dynasty Desk home page for a chance to have your question answered on our next Monday Mailbag! You can also ask the Dynasty Profs directly on Twitter: Jake Devereaux, Lance Rinker, and George Bissell. I took over a poor team in a 16-team dynasty league and trading lots...
Via Baseball Professor
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Altuve a Staple for New-Look Astros

Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve watches his deep sacrifice fly to left that drove in Jake Marisnick from third base in the third inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres Wednesday April 29, 2015 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi) The days of the Houston Astros being the joke of Major League Baseball are in the past, albeit the near past. They currently lead the American...
Via The Sports Journal
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Looking to Succeed at Minute Made Park

SAN DIEGO, CA – APRIL 29: Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros hits a double during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park April 29, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) Going into the 2015, not many baseball fans in the world thought that the Houston Astros would make a splash just six weeks into the season...
Via The Sports Journal
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Concern over the Houston Astros and their struggling offense

Where has the Houston Astros offense gone? After winning 10 games in a row, the Texas Rangers came into town and shut them down. The Astros were swept by the Rangers and have lost four of their last six. In their last five games prior to Saturday’s game, they scored just 12 runs and have a high mark of three. Even though the team is struggling, they remain atop the division. In...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Just who are these red-hot Houston Astros?

The Houston Astros are 16-7, are in first place in the AL West, and tied with the Kansas City Royals for the best record in the AL. The start is tied for the best the Astros have ever had after 23 games.  Their pitching has been phenomenal all season, and their offense is starting to get hot. The team’s pitchers have a combined ERA of 3.04, second in the AL behind the Royals....
22 days ago  |  Discuss

JABO: Jose Altuve Was Always Good, But a Few Tweaks Helped

Sure, he’s the shortest regular of this century, but Jose Altuve has managed big things. Last year, he put up the second-best batting average of a second baseman in the free agency era, broke the Astros’ single-season record for hits, and showed the best pop of his career. A few changes to his game helped […]
Via Fangraphs
24 days ago  |  Discuss

'Big Dreams: The Jose Altuve Story' documentary premiering this weekend

On Sunday night, a special documentary chronicling the experiences of Houston Astros second baseman/reigning American League batting champion Jose Altuve will premiere on MLB Network.  Here's a short-but-compelling preview of the program, which looks as if it will focus on Altuve's experiences growing up in Venezuela to where he is today, as one of the game's most promising young...
Via Fox Sports
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Astros: Four big, bold predictions for 2015

With opening day just around the corner, I have some bold predictions for the 2015 Houston Astros. The team’s front office was very active this offseason and they made some moves that can change the Astros recent history. I have four big. bold predictions that I try to explain, and some small bold predictions. 1. This offense will hit at least 250 home runs With the power on...
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jose Altuve jumped to try and hit a pitch

In case you weren’t aware, Jose Altuve is short. How short? Well…. Can you blame him for trying? The guy hits EVERYTHING. — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) September 23, 2014 That’s absurdity at its most absurd. The soon to be AL batting champion finished with just one hit in Houston’s 4-3 loss to Texas on Monday night. The post Jose Altuve jumped trying to...
Via The Outside Corner
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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