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  1. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 30, 2014, 7:24 AM EDT

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    The Yankees and Rangers gave us a retro night in Arlington.

  2. The Astros are hesitant to trade Chad Qualls

    Jul 24, 2014, 10:20 PM EDT

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    Chad Qualls quietly owns a 1.78 ERA this season. The Astros are reluctant to deal him.

  3. Everything you need to know about next week’s trade deadline

    Jul 24, 2014, 12:09 PM EDT

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    Who is buying? Who is selling? Who is on the block? And is next week’s trade deadline really a deadline?

  4. The Pirates could be interested in Huston Street

    Jul 12, 2014, 2:01 PM EDT

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    The Pirates are focused on adding pitching in advance of the July non-waiver trade deadline.

  5. Report: Tigers interested in Joakim Soria, Jason Frasor, Chad Qualls

    Jul 5, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

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    Father Time appears to be catching up with Joe Nathan, so the Tigers are looking to the trade market to fortify the late innings.

  6. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    May 31, 2014, 8:58 AM EDT

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    A quick recap of a busy Friday around MLB, including another win from the red-hot (you heard me right) Astros.

  7. Astros sign Mets castoff Kyle Farnsworth

    May 17, 2014, 11:38 AM EDT

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    Released by the Mets earlier this week, veteran reliever Kyle Farnsworth has found a new home with the Astros.

  8. Chad Qualls will be the Astros’ full-time closer

    May 16, 2014, 9:10 PM EDT

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    Astros manager Bo Porter says that Chad Qualls will be the club’s full-time closer going forward.

  9. 2014 Preview: Houston Astros

    Mar 26, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT

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    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 2014 season. Next up: The Houston Astros. The Big Question: One hundred losses again, right? Depends on how long the Astros keep their prospects on…

  10. Jesse Crain has a calf strain

    Feb 20, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Jesse Crain injured his right calf the other day. Evan Drellich reports that an MRI has confirmed the original diagnosis of a strain. While Bo Porter characterized the diagnosis as good news — coulda been worse — it’s just the latest in a series of health issues for Crain. He had biceps surgery in the offseason…

  11. What are the Astros aiming for exactly?

    Feb 3, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

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    Having finished with baseball’s worst record three straight years, the Astros have mastered the art of being bad. And it’s worked out for them; thanks to their early draft picks and some veteran-for-prospects trades, they now boast one of the game’s very best farm systems. That left the Astros with a decision to make entering…

  12. Astros sign Jesse Crain

    Dec 31, 2013, 2:49 PM EDT

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    Hey, actual news on December 31! Jesse Crain has agreed to a one-year contract with the Astros, who add the veteran right-hander to a bullpen mix that also recently added Chad Qualls on a two-year, $6 million deal. Crain was having a career-year for the White Sox when shoulder problems derailed him in late June.…

  13. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

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    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  14. Astros sign reliever Chad Qualls to a two-year contract

    Dec 7, 2013, 4:56 PM EDT

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    One day after inking right-handed starter Scott Feldman to a three-year, $30 million contract, the Astros have signed veteran reliever Chad Qualls to a two-year deal with a club option for 2016. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that Qualls will make $6 million guaranteed in the deal while the option is worth $3.5 million. Qualls,…

  15. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…

  16. Phillies’ downward spiral highlights cracks of riding success

    Aug 21, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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    This is about the Philadelphia Phillies, but let’s start with the Chiefs. I have always been fascinated by the Kansas City Chiefs of the 1970s. You probably know that the Chiefs of the late 1960s and early 1970s were among the best teams in football. They played in Super Bowl I, and they won Super…

  17. Winners and losers at the trade deadline

    Jul 31, 2013, 5:50 PM EDT

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    Given how disappointing this afternoon’s trade deadline proved to be, it’s only fair that the annual winners and losers column is a little lopsided. Let’s get right to it: Winners Red Sox: I didn’t like the idea of Boston giving up top prospects for Jake Peavy because I just didn’t see him being a big…

  18. Chad Qualls patents the fist pump-barrel roll

    Jul 30, 2013, 10:10 PM EDT

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    The Marlins’ Chad Qualls got pretty excited after striking out Omar Quintanilla to end the top of the eighth in a 2-2 game against the Mets tonight. How excited?

  19. Question of the Day: Choose your own MLB career

    May 21, 2013, 3:51 PM EDT

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    What type of MLB player do you want to be?

  20. Through 19 games, the Marlins are historically bad

    Apr 21, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

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    With a 10-6 loss to the Reds this afternoon, the Miami Marlins dropped to 4-15 on the season. Not that it is a shock to anyone, but they are by far the worst-hitting team in baseball: their .242 weighted on-base average (wOBA) is well below the second-worst Mariners’ .279.  The starting pitching has been decent,…

  21. Marlins add reliever Chad Qualls on minor league contract

    Jan 25, 2013, 9:09 PM EDT

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    Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins have signed right-handed reliever Chad Qualls to a minor league contract. The deal includes a spring training invite. Qualls, 34, posted a 5.33 ERA and 27/14 K/BB ratio over 52 1/3 innings last season between the Phillies, Yankees and Pirates. He still induces plenty of…

  22. Back where we started: The Pirates are, once again, below .500

    Sep 20, 2012, 9:26 PM EDT

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    The Pirates were below .500 on May 29th. Then they figured out their offense, rode A.J. Burnett and some other unexpectedly good arms for a while and put a run on that had everyone in Pittsburgh thinking not only a winning season, but a playoff season. Indeed, they were 16 games over .500 at one…

  23. Report: Carlos Lee turned down a trade to the Yankees

    Jul 31, 2012, 6:06 PM EDT

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    The Marlins got Carlos Lee from the Astros because he didn’t want to go to a contender in Los Angeles. Now they’re stuck with him because he didn’t want to join the Yankees, two sources told ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark. Lee presumably would have been picked up by the Yankees in lieu of Casey McGehee, who…

  24. Winners and losers at the trade deadline

    Jul 31, 2012, 4:49 PM EDT

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    One person’s thoughts on who made out best and worst at the trade deadline. Winners Texas Rangers: GM Jon Daniels wasn’t interested in parting with third baseman Mike Olt, much less shortstop Jurickson Profar, in order to counter the Angels’ Zack Greinke pickup, but he was able to keep his best prospects and land Ryan…

  25. HBT’s Trade Deadline Tracker

    Jul 31, 2012, 4:35 PM EDT

    Lets make a deal

    The 2012 non-waiver trade deadline has come and gone. Here’s your summary of who went where and for whom: 7/31/12: The Indians Acquire 1B Lars Anderson from the Red Sox for RHP Steven Wright. Quick Take: Anderson is a once-promising slugger who has seemingly run out of gas on his third time through Triple-A. Wright…

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