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SpikesnStars 23 mins ago

40 for 40 Presents: Ken Giles

Who Am I? Ken Giles RHP Age: 26 Height: 6′ 2″ Weight: 205 Throws right, Bats right How did I get here? Originally drafted by Philadelphia in the 7th round in 2011. Traded to Houston, along with Jonathan Arauz, for Mark Appel, Harlod Arauz, Thomas Eshelman, Brett Oberholtzer, and Vince Velasquez in December 2015. Contract status: becomes […]
MLB Trade Rumors 16 hours ago

Quick Hits: Quintana, Astros, Yanks, Cards, Bucs, Rockies, Mets

Although left-hander Jose Quintana was the subject of trade rumors throughout the offseason, he remains with the White Sox as the 2017 campaign approaches. However, the 28-year-old is still in high demand around the majors, according to CBS Chicago’s Bruce Levine, who writes that the Astros, Yankees,...

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Scout 41 mins ago

Houston Astros Fantasy Baseball Podcast

Dr. Roto previews the Houston Astros.
Scout Feb 22, 2017

How Should the Astros Handle the Closer Role?

The Houston Astros have a lot of good weapons in the bullpen, so how should A.J. Hinch use them?
Manfred: Red Sox were considered when punishing Cardinals for hacking Astros

Manfred: Red Sox were considered when punishing Cardinals for hacking Astros

LAKELAND, Fla. — MLB’s top official is seeing red.When Rob Manfred slapped the St. Louis Cardinals with a $2 million fine and took away a pair of draft picks for hacking into the Houston Astros’ email and baseball database, the commissioner was conscious of the punishment he gave the Red Sox last summer for violating international amateur signing rules.The Red Sox were caught signing players for a price effectively higher than a $300,000 limitation they had.
Sacramento Bee Feb 10, 2017

Astros determined to start fast after last year's fiasco

The Houston Astros are still thinking about their terrible start to last season and are determined to start things off much better this year. As the Astros prepare for the …
Red Bird Rants Feb 1, 2017

St. Louis Cardinals: Chris Correa’s Salvo at Houston

Monday afternoon Major League Baseball and its commissioner handed down punishment related to what is being called “Hackgate” wherein a member of the then St. Louis Cardinals front office hacked the Houston Astros databases. Chris Correa, a member of the St. Louis Cardinals front office for numerous years, hacked the databases of the Houston Astros […] St. Louis Cardinals: Chris Correa’s Salvo at Houston - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
St. Louis Cardinals lose top 2 picks, must pay Houston Astros $2M for hacking

St. Louis Cardinals lose top 2 picks, must pay Houston Astros $2M for hacking

Major League Baseball has ordered the St. Louis Cardinals to forfeit their top two picks in this year's amateur draft and pay Houston $2 million as compensation for hacking the Astros email system and scouting database.

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