21 hours ago

Pre-Game Recon: Five Questions with Big Cat Country

...shell shocked by this season. I expected a 6-7 win season. If we went 8-8 I'd be ecstatic. The fact we have a historically good defense and a quarterback hitting...

    Pre-Game Recon: Five Questions with Big Cat Country
    Ryan Day of our sister site, Big Cat Country, is on cloud nine these days. His Jaguars are first place in the AFC South, the Colts are terrible, and he hasn't had to write a single "who should Jacksonville draft in the top five?" post all season long.
    https://www.battleredblog.com

4 days ago

Dateline Rice for Dec. 11, 2017 (Weekend Edition)

Women’s college basketball: No. 21 A&M slips by Central Arkansas

    Dateline Rice for Dec. 11, 2017 (Weekend Edition)
    NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL Rash of retirements triggers Texas political bonanza Mark Jones, the Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies, professor of political science, fellow in political science at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy and fellow at Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted in articles on Texas politics ahead of 2018 midterm elections.
    http://news.rice.edu

5 days ago

FOX 26 Houston is live now.

#BREAKING: The NYPD is responding to reports of an explosion of unknown origin at 42nd Street and 8th Ave, in Manhattan. The A, C and E line are being evacuated at this time. DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2z1tENY

    FOX 26 Houston
    BREAKING: The NYPD is responding to reports of an explosion of unknown origin at 42nd Street and 8th Ave, in Manhattan. The A, C and E line are being evacuated at this time. DETAILS:...
    http://www.facebook.com

Dec 06

Astros MiLB Position Review: Right Field

2017 Stats: 92 G, .316 BA/.421 OBP/.452 SLG, 27 2B, 1 3B, 5 HR, 41 RBI, 2 SB, 60 BB/68 SO

2017 Stats: 58 G, .335 BA/.440 OBP/.500 SLG, 11 2B, 3 3B, 5 HR, 24 RBI, 8 SB, 30 BB/23 SO

    Astros MiLB Position Review: Right Field
    We continue our position reviews in the Astros system this week, taking a look at the right field position. I will focus on guys who played primarily right field in 2017. Here are the previous position reviews: Benedetti was the Astros 12th round selection in the 2016 draft.
    https://www.crawfishboxes.com

Nov 29

Astros MiLB Position Review: Center Field

2017 Stats: 84 G, .318 BA/.384 OBP/.583 SLG, 26 2B, 21 HR, 66 RBI, 16 SB, 35 BB/74 SO (AAA)

2017 Stats: 59 G, .268 BA/.331 OBP/.379 SLG, 10 2B, 2 3B, 4 HR, 24 RBI, 10 SB, 22 BB/59 SO

    Astros MiLB Position Review: Center Field
    We continue our position reviews in the Astros system this week, taking a look at the center field position. I will focus on guys who played primarily center field in 2017. Here are the previous position reviews: Tucker has steadily moved up the prospect rankings and his stock got even higher this year.
    https://www.crawfishboxes.com

Nov 22

Astros MiLB Position Review: Left Field

2017 Stats: 87 G, .299 BA/.399 OBP/.533 SLG, 17 2B, 3 3B, 16 HR, 57 RBI, 6 SB, 44 BB/95 SO

2017 Stats: 92 G, .235 BA/.278 OBP/.341 SLG, 18 2B, 2 3B, 4 HR, 35 RBI, 6 SB, 9 BB/45 SO

    Astros MiLB Position Review: Left Field
    We continue our position reviews in the Astros system this week, taking a look at the left field position. I will focus on guys who played primarily left field in 2017. Here are the previous position reviews: Martin was drafted in 2013 and has moved his way up through the system.
    https://www.crawfishboxes.com

Nov 21

Astros Trade Ramon Laureano, Add Cionel Perez and Dean Deetz

Bailey has four pitches, a fastball that hits low-to-mid-90s, a curve and changeup that register high 70s, and a slider that clocks mid 80s. Debuting in pro ball in 2016, he put up solid numbers across the two leagues of Rookie/A-: 12 G, 43 IP, 2.93 ERA, 1.000 WHIP, 2.1 BB/9, 9.6 K/99

In his first full season of pro ball in 2017, he continued to pitch well, pitching in A/A+: 24 G, 91 IP, 31 BB/120 K, 3.26 ERA, 1.088 WHIP, 3.1 BB/9, 11.9 K/9.

    Astros Trade Ramon Laureano for Brandon Bailey, Add Cionel Perez and Dean Deetz
    Nearing the deadline for rosters to lock for Rule-5 Draft protection, the Astros traded OF Ramon Laureano to Oakland in return for RHP Brandon Bailey while protecting RHP Dean Deetz and RHP Cionel Perez by adding them to the 40-Man Roster. Brandon Bailey comes to Houston from Oakland with the pedigree of being a 6th Round pick in 2016.
    https://www.crawfishboxes.com

Nov 15

Astros MiLB Position Review: Shortstop

2017 Stats: 64 G, .266 BA/.407 OBP/.319 SLG, 9 2B, 1 3B, 17 RBI, 32 SB, 50 BB/48 SO

2017 Stats: 47 G, .247 BA/.342 OBP/.355 SLG, 6 2B, 4 HR, 16 RBI, 8 SB, 15 BB/33 SO

2017 Stats: 57 G, .178 BA/.260 OBP/.297 SLG, 8 2B, 4 HR, 13 RBI, 17 BB/62 SO

2017 Stats: 69 G, .242 BA/.336 OBP/.319 SLG, 10 2B, 3 3B, 1 HR, 15 RBI, 32 BB/47 SO

    Astros MiLB Position Review: Shortstop
    We continue our position reviews in the Astros system this week, taking a look at the shortstop position. Here are the previous position reviews: Overall the shortstop position was weak in the minors in 2017 but Brignac provided the needed depth at AAA in case there were injuries.
    https://www.crawfishboxes.com

Nov 08

Astros MiLB Position Review: Third Base

2017 Stats: 82 G, .301 BA/.369 OBP/.532 SLG, 16 2B, 18 HR, 65 RBI, 33 BB/59 SO

2017 Stats: 69 G, .246 BA/.364 OBP/.496 SLG, 11 2B, 15 HR, 33 RBI, 3 SB, 40 BB/51 SO

2017 Stats: 56 G, .261 BA/.319 OBP/.478 SLG, 5 2B, 5 3B, 10 HR, 40 RBI, 19 BB/46 SO

    Astros MiLB Position Review: Third Base
    We continue our position reviews in the Astros system this week, taking a look at the third base position. Here are the previous position reviews: After a disappointing 2016 season which saw Moran hit .259 with an 88 wRC+, he rebounded nicely hitting .308 with a 133 wRC+ in AAA.
    https://www.crawfishboxes.com

Nov 08

Area voters weigh whether to support roads, jails and new schools

Fort Bend voters selected Anthony G. Maroulis over Reggie Abraham for District C. In Districts B and D, Jeffrey L. Boney and Floyd Emery ran unopposed.

    Area voters weigh whether to support roads, jails and new schools
    Voters across the Houston region Tuesday backed a new jail in Waller County, and were asked to improve roads and drainage in Galveston County and overturn a Prohibition-era law that banned liquor sales in a section of Montgomery County. A number of city council members and school board trustees were also on the ballot in area cities.
    http://www.chron.com

Nov 01

Live: Dodgers face Astros in winner-take-all Game 7

2 R, 1 H, 1 E

    Houston Astros @ Los Angeles Dodgers - Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - MLB Game Center - MSN Sports
    Live Coverage of Houston Astros @ Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, November 1, 2017 on MSN Sports
    http://www.msn.com

Oct 30

Astros MiLB Position Review: Second Base

2017 Stats: 45 G, .217 BA/.321 OBP/.395 SLG, 10 2B, 3 3B, 4 HR, 15 RBI, 4 SB, 23 BB/36 SO

2017 Stats: 78 G, .273 BA/.312 OBP/.443 SLG, 20 2B, 8 HR, 46 RBI, 3 SB, 14 BB/45 SO

    Astros MiLB Position Review: Second Base
    Now that the season is over we will review each position in the minor league system. This week we move on to the second base position. Here are the previous position reviews: Kemp has been in the Astros system for a little while now but he has hit at every stop in the organization.
    https://www.crawfishboxes.com

Oct 29

Get ready for outrage at CFP committee's 1st ranking

BIG 12 A MESS? OR "THE BEST"?

    Get ready for outrage at CFP committee's 1st ranking
    Finally, the moment we've all awaited is about to arrive. No, not Halloween or Nick Saban's birthday (we know, right?). But on Tuesday, 13 members of the College Football Playoff selection committee emerge from a conference room perched atop a replica Alamo inside a Texas-themed hotel. They'll hand us their first Top 25.
    http://www.msn.com

Oct 29

LIVE updates: Dodgers-Astros in World Series Game 5

3 R, 2 H, 1 E

    Los Angeles Dodgers @ Houston Astros - Sunday, October 29, 2017 - MLB Game Center - MSN Sports
    Live Coverage of Los Angeles Dodgers @ Houston Astros Sunday, October 29, 2017 on MSN Sports
    http://www.msn.com

Oct 23

Astros MiLB Position Review: First Base

2017 Stats: 90 G, .304 BA/.379 OBP/.481 SLG, 17 2B, 12 HR, 69 RBI, 8 SB, 42 BB/77 SO

2017 Stats: 57 G, .289 BA/.403 OBP/.457 SLG, 12 2B, 7 HR, 33 RBI, 37 BB/49 SO

2017 Stats: 91 G, .236 BA/.325 OBP/.382 SLG, 12 2B, 10 HR, 35 RBI, 41 BB/96 SO

2017 Stats: 48 G, .170 BA/.280 OBP/.388 SLG, 6 2B, 10 HR, 21 RBI, 24 BB/68 SO

    Astros MiLB Position Review: First Base
    Now that the season is over we will review each position in the minor league system. This week we move on to the first base position. Alvarez was originally signed by the Dodgers out of Cuba for $2 million and the Astros snagged him in the trade that sent Fields to Los Angeles.
    https://www.crawfishboxes.com

Oct 18

Live: Yankees, Astros battle for series control in Game 5 of ALCS

0 R, 0 H, 1 E

    Houston Astros @ New York Yankees - Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - MLB Game Center - MSN Sports
    Live Coverage of Houston Astros @ New York Yankees Wednesday, October 18, 2017 on MSN Sports
    http://www.msn.com

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