The longest homers for the week ending July 10th

Heading into the All-Star Break, the juice disappeared from our countdown this week. I’m all about some massive homers week after week, but this week’s effort is a little bit disappointing. Next week, we’re not going to have a weekly countdown (apologies to players who smash long homers this weekend), but we *will* be recapping the longest homers of the first half. 1. George...
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The longest homers for the week ending July 10th

Heading into the All-Star Break, the juice disappeared from our countdown this week. I’m all about some massive homers week after week, but this week’s effort is a little bit disappointing. Next week, we’re not going to have a weekly countdown (apologies to players who smash long homers this weekend), but we *will* be recapping the longest homers of the first half. 1. George...
Via The Outside Corner
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

George Springer Slams Into Wall To Make Incredible Leaping Catch (Video)

Houston Astros rookie George Springer added another highlight to his already packed 2014 reel. Springer, who has 19 home runs and 50 RBI’s in his first 74 games in the majors, showed Wednesday night that he’s not just an offensive threat. The 24-year-old UConn product made a leaping catch while crashing into the wall during the bottom of the third inning against the Texas Rangers...
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Official Video: George Springer couldn't even see the ball as he slammed into the wall, robbing Alex Rios

A blind George Springer slams into the center-field wall to steal a hit from Texas Ranger Alex Rios.Your browser does not support iframes.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
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WATCH: Astros rookie George Springer makes catch full speed into wall

Houston Astros rookie George Springer, whose call up signified the turning of a corner for the Astros from punching bag, to team with punch, continues to make highlight reel plays.  It could be a tape measure home run, or amazing catches in the outfield.  Today was the latter, as Springer ran full speed to the deep centerfield gap to run down what appeared to be a sure extra base...
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Watch: George Springer’s terrific catch at the wall

For a moment Alex Rios thought he had hit one deep enough for an extra base hit, however George Springer runs all the
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Astros play long ball in win over Rangers

Tuesday’s 8-3 Astros win over the Rangers wasn’t smooth or particularly fine baseball, a condition neither of these teams should care about given their respective states. Jose Altuve collected a pair of hits, both hard, and notched two steals to bring his season total to 41, but he was also picked off third in the first inning by catcher Chris Gimenez. Fill-in center fielder...
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George Springer makes great grab while slamming into wall

Video:  His dancing is paying off.
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Altuve should be an All-Star

Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros is currently fourth amongst American League second basemen in All-Star voting.  He trails Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox, Ian Kinsler of the Detroit Tigers and votes leader Robinson Cano of the Seattle Mariners.  This is one of the downsides of fan voting.  The 5-foot-6 Venezuelan is the current Major League Baseball hits leader, having...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

George Springer hits longest home run by Astro to left at Minute Maid Park (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. George Springer has been crushing the ball for the Astros since being called up by the team in mid-April, and he’s already making his mark as a premier power hitter in the game. Springer unloaded on a 2-0 fastball from Taijuan Walker Monday for a 2-run home run in […]
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Astros have ten months of trade talks leaked online

Two years ago, the Houston Astros constructed "Ground Control"—a built-from-scratch online database for the private use of the Astros front office. It is by all accounts a marvel, an easy-to-use interface giving executives instant access to player statistics, video, and communications with other front offices around baseball. All it needs, apparently, is a little better...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies Were Almost Buyers Last July

According to Deadspin, the Phillies were engaged in discussions with the Houston Astros last year in a deal that would have sent then-22-year old outfielder Aaron Altherr to the Astros for starting pitcher Bud Norris as late as July 22. The information comes from a leak from Houston’s internal scouting system, cleverly named “Ground Control”. The state-of-the-art tool apparently...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

So How Long Till the Houston Astros Trade George Springer for Prospects?

Astros outfielder George Springer is having a good rookie campaign so far which has to be making some fans wonder when he is going to be traded.via Fangraph.comBeing a fan of the Houston Astros has been tough the last few years. For the last three seasons the team has redefined what losing is by dropping at least 100 games each season. If that wasn’t bad enough, fans have been...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Springer’s Out Of Season

Sell George Springer? Are you mad, man? You're not Joan, that's for sure. You could be Bertram Cooper, because you are dead to me. I know, it's blasphemy of the highest order. Springer, for Chris Cooper in Lone Star's sake, is on the cover of Sports Illustrated! Of course, that's assuming anyone actually sees a cover of anything. Are there magazines anymore...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: The longest homers of the week

Last week was kind of a disappointing week – there wasn’t that one blast that really wowed us all. This week, though, we’ve got at least one that’ll make your eyes pop out of your head. 1. George Springer vs Aaron Harang, 465 feet (June 24th) This homer doesn’t seem like much of anything…until you realize there’s a damn hill in center field at Minute Maid Park that...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Sports Illustrated: Astros will win 2017 World Series

No team in professional sports has lost more games over the last few years than the Houston Astros. After all, the slumping franchise has lost at least 106 games in each of the last three seasons. But this fact hasn't prevented the fine folks at Sports Illustrated from projecting the Astros to win the 2017 World Series.What's that? You don't believe me? Just check out...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Wait, The Astros made the Sports Illustrated Cover?

I love the tagline – and I’m sure George Springer’s time in the sun on this blog will come soon enough (and he can’t wait). I guess it’s time to stop hating the Astros. They’re not in the National League anymore. We can leave hating the Astros in our childhood. They’re going to be some kind of fun in a short time. Good for them. ht: Sports Illustrated
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros’ George Springer on SI Cover: “2017 World Series Champs”

Houston Astros’ outfielder George Springer is one of the many future (and current) bright spots of the organization. In his 59 games this season Springer has hit .240 with 14 home runs with 39 RBIs and a .342 on-base percentage. Springer, among others are the future of Houston’s success, so Sports Illustrated has bought into […]
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros at Tampa Bay Rays game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 3:30 p.m. The Houston Astros' latest skid is in the past, and also for the moment are their struggles against the Tampa Bay Rays. After evening this four-game set, the Astros try to build on a much-needed victory Saturday at Tropicana Field. Houston (33-42) was shut out in its previous two games at Tampa Bay and dropped four in...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: George Springer hits bomb at the Trop

That moment off the bat that your realize that no park outside of Yosemite will contain this hit.  That was Houston Astros rookie slugger George Springer teeing off on Tampa Bay Rays David Price for a 2-run home run, that proved to be the dealbreaker in the Astros 3-1 victory.  Check it out (via Your browser does not support iframes.  - David Whitlock Related Articles...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

George Springer Hit The Ball A Long Way

((HT: Houston))David Price was throwing pitch 50 of the night to the Astros Rookie of The Year candidate, George Springer, and he absolutely UNLOADED on it...Evidence below...Your browser does not support iframes.Astros beat writer Brian McTaggart, via his Twitter, has the details on the bomb:Springer's HR hit off the "d-ring" catwalk. It's 23rd time...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros' Springer and Villar show off dugout dance routine (VIDEO)

George Springer and Jonathan Villar showed off their moves with a choreographed dance in the dugout Thursday night.This pair's impressive hip and shoulder shakes might make them the best dugout dancers in baseball.Could this be Houston's version of Dancing With The Lone Stars?Your browser does not support iframes.
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: George Springer and Jonathan Villar Get Their Grove on in the Dugout

The Houston Astros are still not very good, but some of the team's young talent is really starting to show some promise. So while they still aren't very good they have played some good ball at times this season and are on track to not lose 100+ games this season!So is that reason enough to dance? via Cut4Yes. Yes it is. Loading...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

The best defensive plays for the week ending June 18th

This week, we’ve got double plays, game-savers, and some history that was saved. June 12th, Diamondbacks vs Astros – George Springer can fly. Not once, but twice. Springer’s defense has been much better than I expected. I think the best part of the way he’s played in the field this season is how quickly he gets into a position to throw after laying out. June 14th, Angels...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

The Astros Are Setting Sail

#450137076 / Lets go back a little bit to 2011. The Houston Astros traded away Hunter Pence shortly after drafting George Springer. Who did they get in that trade you ask? Jarred Cosart (who is looking like a future ace for the Astros), Jon Singleton (who recently got called up and is doing a tremendous job at 1st base), Josh Zeid (who played a little big league...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss
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