Jose Altuve

Hochman: Ozuna and Martinez should make quite a pair

Marcell Ozuna and Carlos Martinez were dressed impeccably and confidently, appearing as stars of their sport.<p>If their sport was shuffleboard.<p>Ozuna …

Marcell Ozuna

A few hard truths about the Blue Jays

During the past week's baseball winter meetings, reporters asked Blue Jays manager John Gibbons why Toronto fans should bother buying tickets next year.<p>"Come watch Gibbons's last year managing the Blue Jays," Gibbons told them.<p>It was a very Gibbons-y sort of joke – morbid, self-effacing and funny …

Toronto Blue Jays

J.J. Watt Sending His New Shoe Line To U.S. Troops In Afghanistan

What started as a simple request from a soldier turned into yet another incredible act of generosity from the NFL guy who can't stop giving<p>HOUSTON, …

Houston

Trust the Process

Thanks to Sam Hinkie’s Philadelphia 76ers experiment, in which his dysfunctional Sixers teams flagrantly tanked in order to get high draft picks, the …

Derek Jeter

Take a break from Machado Mania, here's a new White Sox trade rumor involving Avisail Garcia

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Looking to take a short break from Machado Mania? There's a new White Sox trade rumor involving Avisail Garcia.<p>The …

Chicago White Sox

Winter Meetings report card: Grades for the moves made by the most active teams - CBSSports.com

From the rebuilding Marlins to the aggressive Angels, here's how the most active teams made out<p>The penultimate day of baseball's winter meetings …

Baseball

The one line you need to hear from each manager at winter meetings

We listened to all 29 managers in Orlando so you don't have to (Ned Yost did not attend the 2018 winter meetings). Here are the most interesting …

Torey Lovullo

WATCH: George W. Bush narrates emotional Houston Strong video

At a time when we’re bogged down in political discord, ideological differences and sex abuse scandals, it’s tremendous to see two men honored by …

George W. Bush

Houston Texans: J.J. Watt is officially top-ranked in worldwide fandom

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05: Sportsperson of the Year J.J. Watt attends SPORTS ILLUSTRATED 2017 Sportsperson of the Year Show on December 5, 2017 at …

J. J. Watt

Texans J.J. Watt ranks 47th in FanSided Fandom 250

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 10: J.J. Watt<p>The FanSided Fandom 250 rankings have been released and Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is ranked 47th. …

NFL

Ian Kinsler Is a Big Upgrade for a Minor Price

Now armed with Shohei Ohtani, things have changed for the Angels. It was clear coming into the offseason that the team could use some help at second …

Baseball

Stroud, pros pitch in at Texas charity event for hurricane victims

HOUSTON -- When devastating Hurricane Harvey and the resulting floods hit the Houston and Southeast Texas area this fall, World Golf Hall of Famer …

PGA Tour

Liberal Pundit Paul Krugman is Wrong Again

Posted: Dec 13, 2017 12:01 AM<p>At 12:42 am on Wednesday morning, November 9, 2016, the Liberal Nobel-Prize winning economist Paul Krugman filed an …

Conservative View

Google reveals the 10 most popular pro sports teams in searches during 2017

Google has released its top-trending searches of 2017 as part of their "Year in Search 2017."<p>The Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, New England Patriots, and Atlanta Falcons all reached the championship games in their respective leagues, and all were among the trendiest teams of the year. But it …

Luis Severino

How does the Giancarlo Stanton trade impact the Astros?

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 25: 2017 Hank Aaron Award recipient Giancarlo Stanton<p>A major trade from the weekend, which did not involved the Astros, …

Sports

Stolen Bases and Batting Order

I’ve already done some research on batting order’s impact on RBI and runs scored, and if a fantasy player is indifferent between the two—the way he …

Sports Analytics

What was the Coastal Bend's biggest story of 2017? Vote for your favorite.

The Coastal Bend has seen a record-breaking 2017. We lost and gained a new Corpus Christi mayor. We survived Hurricane Harvey. We celebrated the …

Blake Farenthold

MLB: Marlins continue teardown, trade Marcell Ozuna to Cardinals

The Miami Marlins’ teardown continued on Wednesday. Days after trading Dee Gordon to the Seattle Mariners and Giancarlo Stanton to the New York …

Marcell Ozuna

76ers prepare for an extended close-up on ESPN

MINNEAPOLIS – The 76ers were struggling.<p>More Sixers coverage<p>76ers have lacked finishing touch in four-game losing streak<p>Sixers-Timberwolves: Looking …

Joel Embiid

No surprise, the Astros dominate again

As 2017 wraps up, it has been an incredible year in Houston. This ranking of the top 20 athletes in the city for 2017 takes into account overall …

Houston

The Giants are ‘strongest’ trade contenders for Billy Hamilton

The San Francisco Giants, who hit three home runs last year, are interested in Billy Hamilton, who hit negative-three home runs last year. While I …

Baseball

Astros: We Need to Talk About George Springer

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 01: George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros celebrates with Carlos Correa #1 after hitting a two-run home run during the …

Sports

St. Louis Cardinals: Rebuilding without the “Tank-Top” strategy

JUPITER, FL - FEBRUARY 16: General Manager John Mozeliak (L) and owner William DeWitt, Jr. of the St. Louis Cardinals speak at a press conference at …

Sports

Baltimore Orioles: Left off the Fandom 250 list for 2017

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 21: Tim Beckham #1 of the Baltimore Orioles signs autographs before the game against the Oakland Athletics at Oriole Park at …

Baseball

Tampa Bay Rays: Salary Restraints Hurt Growth of the Rays

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 23: Tampa Bay Rays closer Alex Colome (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)<p>The way to build a fan base is to build a team …

Sports

THT’s Franchise Player Draft: Picks 9-11 | The Hardball Times

Two MVPs, two World Series rings and two Rookie of the Year winners makes this one of the most interesting trios of this draft. (via Keith Allison, …

Sports Analytics

Giancarlo Stanton Is More Than a Slugger

As I sit here in the winter meetings media room, there’s a pres conference taking place in front of me, with Giancarlo Stanton being officially …

Giancarlo Stanton

Too Many Keepers Redux

I had this idea for today’s post – to evaluate my home league roster which includes more keepable players than I can possibly afford. As I prepped …

Andrew Benintendi

Predicting the next shock in MLB’s offseason of them

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The offseason officially began at 11:58 p.m. Nov. 1, when Jose Altuve flipped to Yuli Gurriel to retire Corey Seager and …

Shohei Ohtani

Astros ace Dallas Keuchel signs with Scott Boras

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 29: Dallas Keuchel<p>Only one more season left for Dallas Keuchel with the Astros, will they be able to re-sign him?<p>The Astros …

Sports