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Astros get C Conger from Angels for RHP Tropeano

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Astros have acquired catcher Hank Conger in a trade with the Los Angeles Angels. The Angels got right-hander Nick Tropeano and minor league catcher Carlos Perez in the deal Wednesday. The 26-year-old Conger played 80 games with 70 starts last season for the Angels. A first-round pick in 2006, Conger hit .221 with four homers and a career-high 25 RBIs. Houston...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Chatter: Nick Tropeano vs. Bartolo Colon (9/28/14)

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September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

First year starters are a crap shoot

Tonight, Nick Tropeano will be the 45th pitcher this season to make his Major League debut as a pitcher (and start at least one game). Last year, 57 pitchers did the same and there were 48 who did so in 2012. The data from those pitchers in their very first year and starting at least once in that first year shows that Tropeano and the Houston Astros are hoping for the best in what...
Via The Flagrant Fan
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Wednesday, Sep 10

Streaming pitchers this time of the year is extremely difficult. First, we know who most guys are and how well they’ll do, so there’s very little opportunity to pull a fast one over your leaguemates. You sort of need to get lucky. Second, with so many teams out of contention we begin to see a lot of “who they heck is that?” starters. Take two of Wednesday’s probables: Houston’s...
Via Baseball Professor
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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