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  1. A’s re-sign Brad Mills after buying him for one dollar

    Oct 28, 2014, 2:17 PM EST

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    He’s pitched poorly in the majors, but the 29-year-old southpaw did have a 2.01 ERA and 103/23 K/BB ratio in 107 innings at Triple-A this season.

  2. 2013 Preview: what’s new in the new season?

    Mar 28, 2013, 1:31 PM EST

    New look Astros

    For the past few days we’ve been previewing the 2013 season. Next up: new things to watch for in the coming year. We’ve previewed the teams, so now let’s look at some of the new things to watch for in 2013: Rules changes Nothing too drastic, but the changes that were made will be pretty visible:…

  3. Astros add Dave Trembley and John Mallee to coaching staff

    Oct 20, 2012, 12:02 PM EST

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    After letting go of bench coach Joe Pettini yesterday, new Astros manager Bo Porter is close to completing his new coaching staff. According to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com, the Astros confirmed yesterday that they have hired former Orioles manager Dave Trembley for a yet-to-be-announced position while John Mallee will serve as hitting coach. Trembley has…

  4. Astros fire bench coach Joe Pettini

    Oct 19, 2012, 3:38 PM EST

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    Not surprisingly new Astros manager Bo Porter wants to assemble his own coaching staff and Houston has parted ways with bench coach Joe Pettini, according to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com. Pettini spent 10 years as Tony La Russa’s bench coach in St. Louis, where he worked with current Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow, and when…

  5. Jed Lowrie’s thumb injury may land him on the disabled list

    Mar 31, 2012, 11:20 AM EST

    Jed Lowrie AP

    X-rays and an MRI both came back negative after Jed Lowrie sprained his right thumb diving back into second base on a pickoff throw on Wednesday, but the Astros are still concerned that he might miss the start of the season. Lowrie took some ground balls and played catch yesterday, but Astros manager Brad Mills…

  6. Report: The Angels are the frontrunner to sign Roy Oswalt

    Mar 24, 2012, 12:24 PM EST

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    We’ve seen renewed speculation over the past 24 hours that the Cardinals could make a run at Roy Oswalt now that Chris Carpenter is sidelined indefinitely due to nerve irritation in his shoulder. While that may still happen, it appears that a surprise team has entered the mix. Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and MLB Network…

  7. Springtime Storylines: Did the Angels buy themselves the A.L. West?

    Mar 20, 2012, 1:00 PM EST

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim's first baseman Pujols watches the field during their spring training game at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Arizona

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2012 season. Up next: the Los Angeles Angels of Pujols. The Big Question:  Did the Angels buy themselves the A.L. West this winter? The…

  8. Jerome Williams diagnosed with mild left hamstring strain

    Mar 3, 2012, 4:26 PM EST

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    UPDATE: Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports that Williams was diagnosed with a mild strain of his left hamstring. It’s not clear when he’ll resume throwing, but Angels manager Mike Scioscia told Mark Saxon of ESPNLosAngeles.com earlier today that Williams will still have plenty of time to get ready for the season, as…

  9. The Astros have made Brett Myers their new closer

    Feb 28, 2012, 10:30 AM EST

    Brett Myers

    This is unexpected: the Houston Astros have moved Brett Myers out of the rotation and have made him their new closer. Announced it this morning. This is not an unprecedented role for Myers. He was the Phillies closer for most of the 2007 season, moving back to the rotation after they picked up Brad Lidge.  As…

  10. Running down the rosters: Los Angeles Angels

    Feb 8, 2012, 6:10 PM EST

    Baseball player Albert Pujols wears an Angels cap after he is introduced by the Los Angeles Angels during a news conference at Angels Stadium in Anaheim

    Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be projecting 25-man rosters for each of the 30 teams. I’m starting today with the Angels. The winter’s biggest spenders, the Angels are now again poised to threaten a Rangers team that appeared to be in pretty good position to set up its own little mini-dynasty in the…

  11. Brad Mills remains Astros manager despite ownership and front office shakeup

    Dec 9, 2011, 11:19 AM EST

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    When the Astros fired general manager Ed Wade there was speculation this his replacement might let manager Brad Mills go and bring in his own guy, but new GM Jeff Luhnow made it clear that won’t happen. “Brad’s our manager,” Luhnow told Brian McTaggart of MLB.com. “I had a good conversation with him, and I’m…

  12. UPDATE: Angels trade Jeff Mathis to Blue Jays for Brad Mills

    Dec 3, 2011, 12:10 PM EST

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    UPDATE: Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times confirms that the deal is done. 12:10 PM: Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the Angels are on the verge of trading catcher Jeff Mathis to the Blue Jays for left-hander Brad Mills. The Angels acquired Chris Iannetta from the Rockies earlier this week, which made Mathis…

  13. Astros fired general manager Ed Wade with two years remaining on contract

    Nov 28, 2011, 12:16 PM EST

    Ed Wade, Brad Mills

    Ed Wade is out of a job after being fired by the Astros last night, but the 55-year-old former general manager will be collecting a paycheck for two more seasons. Wade told Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle that an “evergreen” provision in his contract recently kicked in to extend the deal another season, meaning…

  14. The Astros clean house: Ed Wade, Tal Smith fired

    Nov 28, 2011, 8:09 AM EST

    Ed Wade

    Shakeup time:  the Astros have announced that president of baseball operations Tal Smith and general manager Ed Wade have been fired. the moves come a week after Jim Crane took control of the team.  It was not terribly surprising. The team said assistant general manager David Gottfried will serve as interim general manager but is not…

  15. Astros eliminate “advance scout” position to focus on video

    Nov 4, 2010, 12:15 PM EST

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    In his first year as manager Brad Mills encouraged Astros players to rely extensively on video to scout opponents and analyze their own performance, and now Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle reports that the team is eliminating the position of “advance scout” to focus even more on video work. The news isn’t quite as…

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