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  1. Jason Castro turned down contract extension from Astros

    Nov 19, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Houston Astros v Oakland Athletics

    He’s projected to make around $4 million in 2015.

  2. Astros sign Alex Presley to one-year deal, avoid arbitration

    Nov 18, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

    Alex Presley Twins

    Presley was claimed off waivers from the Twins during spring training and hit .244 with six homers and a .628 OPS in 89 games.

  3. Four NPB pitchers combine to no-hit the MLBers in the Japan Series

    Nov 15, 2014, 7:38 AM EDT

    Japan Series

    One of them was this fellow, Kazuhisa Makita. Who I suspect may be a bit of a submarine pitcher.

  4. Astros want to sign one of the top free agent closers

    Nov 13, 2014, 11:55 PM EDT

    David Robertson

    The Astros have their eyes on a few big name free agent relievers.

  5. Examining the DH market

    Nov 11, 2014, 8:26 PM EDT

    Victor Martinez

    Who might want a designated hitter this winter?

  6. White Sox interested in Astros catcher Jason Castro

    Nov 11, 2014, 5:44 PM EDT

    Houston Astros v Chicago White Sox

    He made the All-Star team in 2013, but hit just .222 with a .651 OPS in 126 games this season.

  7. Jose Abreu is a unanimous selection for AL Rookie of the Year

    Nov 10, 2014, 6:23 PM EDT

    Jose Abreu

    Joins Albert Pujols, Evan Longoria and Mike Trout as unanimous winners.

  8. 2014 Silver Slugger Award winners are announced

    Nov 6, 2014, 6:01 PM EDT

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    The Silver Slugger Award is given annually to the top offensive player at each position in both the American League and the National League. Votes are cast by MLB’s coaches and managers.

  9. Astros acquire catcher Hank Conger from Angels

    Nov 5, 2014, 3:52 PM EDT

    Hank Conger

    Former first-round draft pick moves on to Houston.

  10. 2014 Gold Glove winners

    Nov 4, 2014, 7:05 PM EDT

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    The 2014 Rawlings Gold Glove Award recipients are being revealed during an hour-long special airing right now (7:00 p.m. ET) on ESPN2. We will list all of the winners here, position-by-position, as they are announced by the Baseball Tonight crew …

  11. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2015

    Oct 31, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Division Series - Detroit Tigers v Baltimore Orioles - Game One

    Including writeups for the top 63, because we’re not always all about round numbers.

  12. 2014 Fielding Bible Award winners announced

    Oct 30, 2014, 7:24 PM EDT

    Lorenzo Cain Getty

    The Fielding Bible Awards are back. And they have an interesting wrinkle this time around.

  13. Brad Peacock undergoes hip surgery, may miss spring training

    Oct 28, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    Brad Peacock

    Peacock, who was acquired from the A’s as part of the Jed Lowrie/Chris Carter trade in February of 2013, has a 4.90 ERA in 215 innings for the Astros through age 26.

  14. Gold Glove finalists announced

    Oct 23, 2014, 1:47 PM EDT

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    On your mark. Get set. Complain!

  15. Astros decline Matt Albers’ option for 2015

    Oct 9, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

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    Injuries limited right-hander Matt Albers to just 10 innings this season and the Astros have declined the reliever’s $3 million option for 2015, buying him out for $200,000.

  16. Tigers face losing Max Scherzer, Victor Martinez to free agency

    Oct 6, 2014, 12:17 AM EDT

    Max Scherzer

    GM Dave Drombowski and owner Mike Ilitch will have to dig deep to keep the team together this winter.

  17. Pouliot’s 2014 American League awards picks

    Sep 29, 2014, 12:40 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Trout vs. Martinez? Hernandez vs. Kluber? Here are one person’s picks for MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year.

  18. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 29, 2014, 6:47 AM EDT

    Tigers celebrate

    All good things must come to an end.

  19. Jose Altuve, Justin Morneau win AL, NL batting titles

    Sep 28, 2014, 7:20 PM EDT

    Jose Altuve

    Jose Altuve and Justin Morneau are your 2014 batting champions in the American League and the National League, respectively.

  20. Astros plug batting leader Jose Altuve into Sunday’s lineup

    Sep 28, 2014, 12:52 PM EDT

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    Astros management apparently heard the outcry against their initial decision to hold Jose Altuve out of Sunday’s season finale — against Altuve’s wishes — in order to protect his lead for the batting title …

  21. Jose Altuve to be held out of season finale with league-leading .340 batting average

    Sep 28, 2014, 12:05 PM EDT

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    Jose Altuve boasts a .340 batting average through 656 at-bats this season and Victor Martinez is at .337 in 558 at-bats. The Astros will take their chances Sunday in the hope of claiming the franchise’s first-ever batting title.

  22. Cubs ready to make a big play for pitching

    Sep 22, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

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    The Cubs know they can’t just get by on change-of-scenery guys and sign-and-flip deals.

  23. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 22, 2014, 5:14 AM EDT

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    The Royals salvage one and their hopes of an AL Central title remain alive.

  24. Dallas Keuchel is done for the season

    Sep 21, 2014, 1:08 PM EDT

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    Astros pitching coach Brent Strom announced Sunday that ace left-hander Dallas Keuchel won’t make another start this season.

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