Houston Astros

Yordan Alvarez Says He Played Through Knee Pain All Year In 2019

Yordan Alvarez had an unbelievable rookie season in 2019, but he may have actually been held back a little. The Houston Astros slugger told reporters on Thursday that he battled knee pain “all season” last year. “I just worked hard...

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Column: Did Astros Win By Cheating? The Numbers Say No

New analyses show that cheating didn't help the Astros, and may have hurt their record

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Video: George Springer’s Attempt To Silence Booing Crowd Fails Miserably

The Houston Astros are getting a very harsh reception everywhere they go in spring training on the heels of their cheating scandal, and it led to a somewhat comical moment on Wednesday. Astros leadoff man George Springer got a typically chilly...
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Astros-free Mlb Spring Training Storylines To Track Ahead Of Opening Day

Had enough of the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal and the fury it's caused throughout Major League Baseball? If so, well, that's understandable...

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Mlbtr Poll: How Good Are The Athletics?

The Athletics will enter the new season fresh off back-to-back 97-win performances, and considering the chaos atop their division, they’ll be a popular choice to win the American League West. The Astros have taken it three years in a row...
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Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa React To Fans' Boos In 1st Game Since Astros Scandal

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was not fazed by getting booed in his first game since MLB released results from an investigation that proved the Astros illegally stole signs throughout their 2017 World Series-winning season...

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Former Yankees Great Mark Teixeira Comes To The Defense Of Mike Fiers

Don’t count New York Yankees great Mark Teixeira among those who believe that former Houston Astros pitcher Mike Fiers should have kept quiet. Now a baseball analyst, Teixeira appeared on ESPN’s morning show, Get Up and addressed what...
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Astros Offer First Legal Defense In Lawsuit Over Cheating Scandal

The Houston Astros are in the awkward spot of having to defend themselves against various lawsuits brought by fans and even a former player about their cheating in 2017. The Astros filed their response to the first of those lawsuits, this one by...
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Can Players’ Bosses Control Cheating In Baseball? ‘it’s Tough’

After the Astros scandal, managers and general managers know that a similar scheme could jeopardize their jobs. They explained how they try to reinforce baseball’s rules.

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Gerrit Cole Says Astros 'played Fair And Square' En Route To 2019 World Series

Gerrit Cole left the Houston Astros to sign with the New York Yankees on a record-breaking nine-year, $324 million contract in December...
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Dodgers Split On Whether Mlb Should Eliminate Access To Video During Games

The Houston Astros' sign-stealing scheme depended on real-time video transmitted to the clubhouse. MLB might ban the practice, a measure not all Dodgers support.
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Zack Greinke Had Great Reason For Arriving At Spring Training Well After Teammates

Zack Greinke has avoided much of the media frenzy that began when the Houston Astros first reported to spring training earlier this month, but the star pitcher insists his delayed arrival has nothing to do with the fallout from the sign-stealing...

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The Trials Of Rob Manfred

When baseball’s commissioner decided not to punish the players involved in the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal, he brought the wrath of rival teams and fans down on himself.

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Jim Crane Says Astros ‘deserve’ Criticism In Letter To Season Ticket Holders

The Houston Astros are still trying to apologize for their massive cheating scandal, this time to the fans. Astros owner Jim Crane sent a letter to Houston season ticket holders on Friday, telling them directly he was “very sorry” for...

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Will The Houston Astros Take Down Baseball?

Armstrong Williams Politics, Americas Talk about moral hazard. Nothing creates a moral hazard more than exposing corruption and yet failing to punish those responsible. That’s what happened in the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008, and...

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The Astros Scandal Is The Latest Cheating Case In Sports History

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with trivia expert A.J. Jacobs about some of the greatest cheaters in sports history.

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Al Notes: Mckay, Gordon, Astros

Rays left-hander Brendan McKay has been dealing with shoulder stiffness early in camp, Eduardo A. Encina of the Tampa Bay Times writes. McKay’s “fine,” though, according to manager Kevin Cash. He long tossed from 120 feet Friday,...

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Mark Teixeira Talks Yankees' Sign-stealing During Carlos Beltran's Nyy Tenure

MLB 's investigation into the 2017 Houston Astros' illegal sign-stealing practices has prompted discussion about whether other teams have been engaging in similar acts...
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Yu Darvish Has Hilarious Anti-astros Shirt

Yu Darvish continues to have a pretty savage response to the fallout from the Houston Astros cheating scandal. Reporters spotted a T-shirt in front of the Chicago Cubs pitcher’s locker on Friday with a hilarious series of anti-Astros messages...

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Astros Players Are Receiving Death Threats And It Needs To Stop

Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports Josh Reddick, Mike Fiers and other current or former Astros are receiving death threats in the wake of the sign-stealing scandal. This has gone too far. It’s terrible that this even needs to be said, but sending...

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