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  • Astros quiet at Meetings, but poised to strike
    Astros president of baseball operations and general manager Jeff Luhnow called Houston's work at the Winter Meetings productive, even though the club didn't make any transactions before leaving Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino early on Thursday.
  • Source: Astros tab Storey as Triple-A skipper
    The Astros have tabbed former big league pitcher Mickey Storey as their manager at Triple-A Round Rock beginning in 2019, a source told MLB.com. Storey, 32, spent last season as manager for Class A Quad Cities, going 81-59 in his first year as skipper. The club has not confirmed the report.
  • Astros talk starting pitcher at Meetings
    Astros president of baseball operations and general manager Jeff Luhnow said on Wednesday at the Winter Meetings that they wanted Morton back in Houston, though it's unknown if the club made him an offer. The Astros remain in pursuit of a starting pitcher to replace Morton, injured right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. and lefty Dallas Keuchel, who's also a free agent.
  • Stage set for Astros' top prospect to break out
    The Astros' pursuit of offense won't come at the hindrance of No. 1 prospect Kyle Tucker, club president of baseball operations and general manager Jeff Luhnow said Tuesday from baseball's Winter Meetings at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
  • Bregman takes in LSU-Houston basketball
    Bregman takes in LSU-Houston basketball
  • Hinch weighs in on Astros' rotation options
    The Astros already have the makings of a strong pitching rotation next year, led by Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole and Collin McHugh, despite the likely departures of free agents Dallas Keuchel and Charlie Morton and the Tommy John surgery that will cost Lance McCullers Jr. the entire season.
  • Bregman hit by diving P.J. Tucker at NBA game
    Bregman hit by diving P.J. Tucker at NBA game
  • Astros' Top 30 Prospects list
    Who do the Astros have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Houston's Top 30 Prospects on MLB Pipeline's Prospect Watch.
  • No. 2 prospect Whitley throws 110 mph
    Top prospect Forrest Whitley throws ball 110 mph
  • 'Right situation' could see Astros add payroll
    Despite having 10 players eligible for arbitration and due raises and four others set to earn more than $10 million annually, the Astros have enough flexibility to add payroll this winter in their pursuit of a starting pitcher and another bat.
  • McHugh served as Emory University professor
    McHugh served as Emory University professor
  • Astros part of analytics panel at Winter Meetings
    Major League Baseball's Department of Diversity and Inclusion launched its "Unfiltered" series at the Winter Meetings on Monday with a discussion of analytics -- a fitting place to start because it's an area of explosive growth, with teams loading up on smart people from all backgrounds to attack old problems in new ways.
  • Valbuena, Jose Castillo killed in car accident
    Free-agent infielder Luis Valbuena and former Major League infielder Jose Castillo died in a car accident, according to their Cardenales de Lara team in the Venezuela Winter League.
  • Every team's current franchise icon
    Today, we look at the franchise icons for each team -- the guy who, if he were traded, would break the hearts of the local fans. Some of them, to be fair, stretch the definition of "icon"; you'll notice that more frequently with clubs that are in the midst of a rebuild.
  • Astros might not be done shopping for catching
    Astros president of baseball operations and general manager Jeff Luhnow said Thursday the addition of catcher Robinson Chirinos to a one-year contract for 2019 doesn't necessarily mean the team is through shopping for catchers.
  • Each team's best 1st-rounder of the past decade
    The release of the 2019 Draft Top 50 list had the MLB Pipeline staff thinking about Drafts in years past. Teams always want to get that first pick right and there have been some real home runs hit in the first round.
  • Astros finalize 1-year deal with catcher Chirinos
    The Astros announced the completion of a one-year deal with free-agent catcher Robinson Chirinos on Thursday.
  • Hinch among Astros' reps at Bush homecoming
    Astros president of business operations Reid Ryan, president of baseball operations and general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch will lead a contingent of team officials and employees that will greet the casket of former President George H.W. Bush when it arrives at Ellington Field on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Hinch recalls Benintendi's catch in ALCS G4
    It has been over a month, and AJ Hinch has watched the play on repeat. Bregman hit one on the nose to the right of Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi, who laid out, stretching out the glove on his right hand as far as he could.
  • These are the 10 best starting rotations
    The Nationals now have one of the best rotations in baseball, and considering the combined $525 million they're paying Patrick Corbin, Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg, well, they better.
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