A. J. Hinch

Gerrit Cole takes veiled shot at Pirates during introduction with Astros

Gerrit Cole didn’t show any nostalgia for the Pirates on Wednesday when he was introduced for the first time as a member of the Houston ...

Baseball

Cole Excited To Join Verlander, Keuchel On Astros Staff

<b>HOUSTON (AP)</b> — Gerrit Cole is joining a rotation filled with aces.<p>“I was just tremendously excited,” Cole said Wednesday, four days after the Houston …

Baseball

Astros owner celebrates beating Yankees for Gerrit Cole

The Astros ended the Yankees’ season by knocking them off in Game 7 of the ALCS and on Wednesday, Houston owner Jim Crane clearly relished landing …

Baseball

Astros: Which prospects could figure into the 2018 season

MIAMI, FL - JULY 09: Kyle Tucker #30 of the Houston Astros and the U.S. Team grounds out in the first inning against the World Team during the …

Baseball

Astros: Losing Joe Musgrove leaves a hole in the bullpen

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 16: Joe Musgrove<p>The Houston Astros will miss Joe Musgrove in the bullpen and as a person.<p>Now that we have let the Gerrit Cole …

Baseball

Houston Astros: Final decisions revolve around two roster spots

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - MAY 07: Evan Gattis<p>There won’t be too many position battles during Spring Training for the Houston Astros. However, barring …

Baseball

Post-Hype Player to Watch: Tony Kemp, IF/OF, Houston Astros

The Houston Astros are really good. Duh, they just won the World Series. They followed a championship formula on their way to a, well, championship, …

Houston Astros

With Cole in tow, Astros now unequivocally baseball's best team

Even last October, when they were en route to winning the franchise's first World Series title, you could make the argument that there were better …

Baseball

Nancy Kerrigan has very little to say about ‘I, Tonya’

Picked-up pieces while wondering whether “bomb cyclone” and “survive the ground” have ever been used in the same sentence . . .<p>■ For the record, …

Tonya Harding

Dave Roberts is putting all the heartache of 2017 behind him

Dave Roberts plans to host a visitor at his home next week. He befriended Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch during half a decade together in the San …

Sports

Gerrit Cole May or May Not Become an Astro

Gerrit Cole is reportedly on the verge of joining the Astros:<p>Source: #Astros and #Pirates have reached agreement on Gerrit Cole trade. @MLBNetwork …

Baseball

Do the Houston Astros really need another outfielder in 2018?

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 01: George Springer<p>Even with a World Series title, the Houston Astros want more impactful players added to the roster. But …

Baseball

What If Baseball Had a Penalty Box?

I don’t watch a lot of hockey, but when I do, my favorite part of the game is when grown men sit in timeout. They have an angry little fracas and …

Sports Analytics

Buster Olney's top 10 shortstops: Are Lindor and Correa MLB's Magic and Bird?

For the rest of their lives, Carlos Correa and Francisco Lindor are destined to be compared with each other. They are superlative ballplayers born …

Los Angeles Angels

Yankees may have a second, scary Red Sox on their hands

Are the Astros the new Red Sox?<p>Nah, that’s not right. If only it were that simple for the Yankees. It’s more like this:<p>Do the Yankees now have two …

Sports

USA Baseball, ABCA Partner To Help Baseball Coaches Grow

<b>INDIANAPOLIS–</b>As 2018 began, nearly 6,000 baseball coaches from around the country and around the world gathered in Indianapolis to network and learn …

Baseball

A look at Astros potential Opening Day pitching staff

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 13: Ken Giles #53 of the Houston Astros reacts in the ninth inning against the New York Yankees during game one of the American …

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Mingione to Speak at National Baseball Coaches Convention - University of Kentucky

<b>LEXINGTON, Ky. –</b> Kentucky baseball coachNick Mingionewill speak at the American Baseball Coaches Association's national convention on Friday, Jan. 5 …

Kentucky Wildcats

Astros receive invitation to White House to celebrate World Series title

Trump himself has played a role in creating such an environment by taking aim at the likes of Stephen Curry, who indicated he would not attend a …

Major League Baseball

Riser Among Featured Speakers at Coaches Convention - Southeastern Louisiana University

<b>HAMMOND, La. –</b> Southeastern Louisiana baseball coachMatt Riseris one of the featured speakers at this weekend's 74th annual American Baseball Coaches …

College & University

The Plaguey Dodgers Rotation

Entering the 2017 season, we were talking about two game changing trends – the home run surge and the 10-day disabled list. We’ve talked home runs to …

Joe Biagini

Silverman: Red Sox about to get reminder of how far they’ve fallen behind in AL

The baseball gods are frowning on the Red Sox.<p>That’s the only plausible explanation for the presence Thursday night, of all nights, of Yankees GM …

Baseball

Houston Astros: Tony Watson should be main priority right now

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 07: Tony Watson<p>Thus far, no reports have claimed teams are in talks with reliable reliever Tony Watson. The Houston Astros, …

Sports

Top 25 Baseball Stories of 2017 — No. 4: Yordano Ventura, Roy Halladay die in tragic accidents

<i>We’re a few short days away from 2018 so it’s a good time to look back at the top 25 baseball stories of 2017. Some of them took place on the field,</i> …

Baseball

Top 25 Baseball Stories of 2017 — No. 1: The Astros Win Their First Ever World Series

<i>We’re a few short days away from 2018 so it’s a good time to look back at the top 25 baseball stories of 2017. Some of them took place on the field,</i> …

Baseball

Astros star Jose Altuve named AP Male Athlete of the Year

HOUSTON — Jose Altuve led the Houston Astros to their first World Series title with a win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in November and picked up the …

Baseball

Astros: Taking inventory before 2018

HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 04: Manager A.J. Hinch<p>Taking inventory of the roster and free agents before year-end.<p>As 2017 comes to a close and we look forward …

Sports

Houston Astros: Where will Marwin Gonzalez play next season?

The Houston Astros know how to utilize Marwin Gonzalez, one of the few true utility men in the league. He might be tied to one position next season, …

Baseball

MLB: An airing of grievances

The holiday season is well along. Hanukkah has just finished. Christmas is imminent, as is Kwanzaa. But what about those people that don’t identify …

Baseball

Managers’ View: Do Today’s Players Understand the Game Better?

Players today are physically superior to those of previous generations. They’re bigger, they’re stronger, they’re faster. Thanks in part to advances …

Torey Lovullo