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JOSE ALTUVE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Astros put Springer in key No. 2 batting spot behind Altuve

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) The Houston Astros are looking for a link between the leadoff excellence of Jose Altuve and the business of scoring enough runs to win. George Springer, the free-spirited, free-swinging outfielder who hit 20 home runs in 78 games as a rookie, welcomes the assignment. ''First of all, you're hitting behind the batting champ, and he's always on base,'' Springer...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hoping to stay on the move, Astros look to take next step

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Astros moved out of the major league basement last season. Now the question is whether Jose Altuve and his teammates are ready to contend this year or if they still need a couple of seasons to complete their rebuild and get back to the postseason. Owner Jim Crane is confident the time is now. ''This is our year,'' he said, adding that their goal is to make...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers Second Baseman Rougned Odor Leans on Veteran Presence to Succeed

Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros steals second base against Rougned Odor #12 of the Texas Rangers in the sixth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 24, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Mandatory Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) The 21-year old Rougned Odor has done nothing but display his premier talent on the baseball field so far in spring training. Since being...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros 2015 Preview: 3 Up and 3 Down

The 2014 Houston Astros showed some great improvements and broke the 3-year streak with 100+ losses season. Although, they have six straight losing seasons and seven losing seasons out of the last eight years. The Astros do have a few holes, but they have made some changes in an effort to fill those in. GM Jeff Luhnow has formed a team that should compete in the upcoming season....
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Houston Astros: What about A.J Hinch?

The Houston Astros signed A.J Hinch to be their manager September 29, 2014. He is only 40 years old and this is his only second opportunity as a manager. He was head of player development before he managed the Arizona Diamondbacks from May 2009 to July 2010 in 212 games with a .420 winning percentage. Hinch was 34 at the time of his signing only a week before he turned 35; he was...
Via isportsweb.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #33: Jose Altuve | 2B | HOU

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide is here! Get your copy for FREE! Well, that was an unexpected surprise. Entering 2014 we thought we had Jose Altuve pegged. A short, high-contact hitter with a little pop and good speed, Altuve figued to be a near-.300 player with 30-40 SB speed and 90-run potential hitting at the top of an all-or-nothing Astros offense. Instead he stole...
Via Baseball Professor
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros new manager A.J. Hinch: ‘Goal is to win championships’

The Houston Astros announced Monday that A.J. Hinch will be their next manager. “The goal is to win championships,” Hinch said. “The arrow is turning toward success in talking about winning a little bit and talking about the ultimate goal. I’m proud to be here. To wear this orange and blue is something I cherish, and to put this uniform on and be called the ‘Skipper’...
Via Sports-Glory
September 29, 2014  |  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. http://t.co/mImMfuOzgO — 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

Houston Astros, a team on the rise

George Springer is one of the main reasons for optimism among Astros fans The Houston Astros have the lowest payroll in the the majors, one of the youngest teams, and have had the worst record in baseball multiple years in a row. Safe to say, it has been a rough couple of years for the once competitive franchise. The Astros were perennial playoff contenders up until just a few years...
Via isportsweb.com
September 10, 2014  |  1 Comment
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