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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
2 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros owner Crane shooting for postseason

KISSIMMEE, Florida (AP) For the first time since buying the Houston Astros in 2011 Jim Crane isn't talking about rebuilding the team. He's talking about winning now. ''The goal is to make the playoffs,'' Crane said as the Astros took the field for the first day of full squad workouts on Wednesday. But the question is whether that's a reasonable expectation for a team that hasn't...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide: Second Base Over/Under

View image | gettyimages.com As we continue on the over and under train, we should throw out a few general reminders. The numbers you see for each player constitute the three year averages as expressed over 150 games played. Often times, the aggregate gives us a very good idea of what they player should do. Sometimes it doesn’t. That’s why I’ve taken the top twenty guys...
Via The Fantasy Fix
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Team Preview: Houston Astros

The Astros are improving in real life, but in fantasy terms, their hitters are much more interesting than their pitchers. (Note: When a player's fantasy draft status is mentioned - e.g., "he's an SP4" - the number is based on 12-team mixed leagues.) ALSO SEE: TEAM PREVIEWS ARCHIVES Key additions: C Hank Conger, SS Jed Lowrie, 3B Luis Valbuena, OF/C Evan Gattis, SP Dan Straily, RP...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 TOC top ten: second basemen

The state of second base in baseball right now is interesting. You’ve got some fantastic second basemen (Robinson Cano), some budding young second basemen (Jose Altuve), and some second basemen that are clearly talented, but still have some questions surrounding them (Neil Walker, Jason Kipnis). And that doesn’t even begin to deal with the tier of second baseman that are on the...
Via The Outside Corner
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros have major fail for Jose Altuve autograph ball giveaway on Twitter

The Houston Astros have been a punching bag in both the American and National Leagues for the past four years.  As the team rebuilt from the Biggio-Bagwell-Berkman, so called “Killer B” era (punctuated with a pennant 10 years ago), mostly AAA talent and discounted free agents have filled their roster these past season.  Most pundits around the league feel like they’ve turned...
Via Reading Between The Seams
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros’ Jose Altuve Promotion Fails on Twitter

The Houston Astros Twitter feed was feeling quite generous on this beautiful Thursday, offering up a chance to win a baseball autographed by National League batting champion Jose Altuve. The only catch being the promo tweet had to reach 1,000 retweets: Seemed simple enough, right? Fans go nuts for free crap all the time, and this particular free item even holds some value—so...
Via Busted Coverage
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Astros: Top 10 Prospects for 2015

The Astros made a leap forward in 2014.  Jose Altuve stepped up as an offensive leader and George Springer showed he has potential.  The Astros still aren’t a winning team, but they’re certainly making steps towards it, with plenty of promising prospects closer to helping. Houston has addressed their bullpen this offseason, and despite Singleton and Springer graduating off...
Via Baseball Essential
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The MLB All-Stars got no-hit in Japan

It hasn’t been a good tour of Japan so far for the MLB All-Star team that has been sent over there. They’ve lost the first three games in the five game Japan All-Star Series, and on Saturday, they lost 4-0 and got no-hit. Hoo boy. Here’s a highlight video of Samurai Japan’s no-hitter. This wasn’t exactly a mediocre team that the MLB All-Stars put on the field. Stars like...
Via The Outside Corner
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Silver Slugger winners announced

The 2014 National League Silver Slugger award winners were announced on Thursday, in case you were curious as to whether or not they were still a thing. Several players won their first Silver Slugger this year – Jose Abreu, Jose Altuve, Michael Brantley, Madison Bumgarner, Yan Gomes, Anthony Rendon, Giancarlo Stanton, and Neil Walker. We’ve clearly reached a new era of MLB stardom...
Via The Outside Corner
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

How the Houston Astros Astros Cost Jon a Championship

Just when you think you have the matchup locked up, things turn for the worse. You want to tell someone, but who? No one cares, especially the guys in your league.”Quit whining, loser.” We care. We can’t offer much — not even a pat on the back or an empathetic nod, but we can give you a voice. This submission came from Jon. It’s short and painful but ends on a hopeful note...
Via Baseball Professor
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Where Did Jose Altuve’s 2014 Come From?

We’re not always right. In fact, we’re wrong a lot. We’re even doing a whole offseason series about all the times we were right and wrong. But whether we’re right or wrong, it’s always great to look back at why you were right or wrong so you can be more right and less wrong in the future, right? To that end, our friends at numberFire have decided to look back at Jose Altuve’s...
Via Baseball Professor
October 02, 2014  |  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

Jose Altuve, Houston Astros First Batting Champion

By Sam Henry Houston has been represented by a Major League franchise for the past 53 seasons.  The 1962 MLB season marked the inaugural season for the Astros organization, as the team first played under its original name, the Colt .45s.  Three years later the team was renamed to the Houston Astros, as the team moved into the Astrodome, which was the first domed stadium in sports...
Via Beyond The Spread
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Altuve's big season sparks Astros' improvement

HOUSTON (AP) Jose Altuve won the American League batting title and the Houston Astros made a 19-game improvement over last year to end a streak of three straight 100-loss seasons. Chris Carter's 37 home runs were tied for second in the majors and Dallas Keuchel showed he could be a front of the rotation starter. The Astros still aren't good, but they were much better in 2014 and...
Via AP on Fox
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

The Rockies save their worst for last

It wasn’t losing a game in Chicago when the Cubs had to have a catcher pitch in the 16th inning. It wasn’t base-running blunders that made the hosts on SportsCenter chuckle on multiple nights. It wasn’t a bases-clearing wild pitch that seemed to crystallize the team’s lackadaisical attitude. It wasn’t even misspelling the name of their star player on the back of a t-shirt...
Via Mile High Sports
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Altuve wins AL batting crown; Astros lose to Mets

  Jose Altuve talked his way into the lineup and wrapped up the American League batting title with two more hits for the Houston Astros, beaten 8-3 by the New York Mets after Bobby Abreu sparked the decisive rally Sunday with a base hit in his final big league at-bat. Lucas Duda homered and drove in four runs, Bartolo Colon reached 15 wins for the eighth time and the Mets finished...
Via AP on Fox
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Altuve wins batting crown; Abreu sparks Mets, 8-3

NEW YORK (AP) Jose Altuve talked his way into the lineup and wrapped up the American League batting title with two more hits for the Houston Astros, beaten 8-3 by the New York Mets after Bobby Abreu sparked the decisive rally Sunday with a base hit in his final big league at-bat. Lucas Duda homered and drove in four runs, Bartolo Colon reached 15 wins for the eighth time and the...
Via AP on Fox
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

The end of the season, not without controversy

Today is the final day of baseball’s regular season, and along with the playoff positioning that teams are angling for, individual players are locked into some contentious battles for end of season awards, and for supremacy in a particular category. One such instance is the American League batting title. The Houston Astros, long out of the race only has Jose Altuve’s attempt...
Via The Rhino and Compass
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros' Altuve back in lineup, will play out AL batting race

  Jose Altuve has been added to the Houston Astros' lineup after the team reversed course on its original decision to bench him - against his wishes - in an attempt to protect his lead in the American League batting race. Hoping to become the first Astros player to win a batting title, Altuve entered the final day of the season with a .340 average, three points ahead of Detroit...
Via AP on Fox
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros change course, put Altuve back in lineup

NEW YORK (AP) Jose Altuve has been added to the Houston Astros' lineup after the team reversed course on its original decision to bench him - against his wishes - in an attempt to protect his lead in the American League batting race. Hoping to become the first Astros player to win a batting title, Altuve entered the final day of the season with a .340 average, three points ahead...
Via AP on Fox
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Little Jose Altuve’s Big Season for Houston Astros

It’s been a season of controversy for the Houston Astros. They showed some real promise in June, with rookie right fielder George Springer making a big splash, and pitchers Dallas Keuchel and Collin McHugh posting ace-like numbers. However, shortly after Sports Illustrated declared them the “2017 World Series champs“, things began to unravel. Top prospect Carlos Correa was...
Via Baseball News Source
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Altuve Shows Off Jump Swing, Makes Contact On Pitch Over His Head (GIF)

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve could have used a stepladder Monday night. The 5-foot-5 All-Star is having a monster season, leading the league in batting average (.345) and hits (221) while ranking third in steals (54). But he’s also the shortest active player in Major League Baseball, so sometimes he has to get a little wild and crazy in the batter’s box to make...
Via NESN.com
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve jump swung

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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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