Justin Verlander doesn’t like to talk publicly about his future. Al Kaline did. And like he did when Kaline said anything, Verlander listened.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 4:44 am
Whether Abreu can control his fastball enough to navigate an order two or three times will determine his place on the Astros staff. For now, the team seems set on developing him as a starter. Thus, his place on this list.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 3:26 am
An agreement between Major League Baseball and the players association promised service time to players even if the 2020 season is canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Thus, the Astros’ entire starting outfield — Springer, Michael Brantley and Josh Reddick — will enter the open market this winter. Houston is ill-equipped to replace them internally.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 2:26 am
MLB star Justin Verlander and his wife, model Kate Upton, recently announced the generous way they are giving back amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Tom Brady recently announced he is donating 10 million meals to Feeding America through his partnership with private aviation company Wheels Up for its “Meals Up” initiative. Russell Wilson and his wife, singer Ciara, also pledged to donate 10 million meals with the aviation company to Feeding America.
Posted: April 6, 2020, 10:07 pm
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by fantasy sports contestants who claimed they were damaged by sign stealing in Major League Baseball. Five men had sued MLB, MLB Advanced Media, the Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox in federal court in Manhattan, claiming fraud, violation of consumer-protection laws, negligence, unjust enrichment and deceptive trade practices by teams that violated MLB’s rules against the use of electronics to steal catchers’ signs.
Posted: April 6, 2020, 8:50 pm
One of the biggest stories to unfold over the offseason was the Houston Astros being found guilty by Major League Baseball for electronically stealing signs during their 2017 World Series championship run. The Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in seven games that year en route to their first title in franchise history. It has since been revealed the organization installed a camera at Minute Maid Park to capture signs from opposing teams.
Posted: April 6, 2020, 6:38 pm
Justin Verlander and Kate Upton are just trying to pitch in during the coronavirus pandemic. The Houston Astros ace announced via Instagram that he will be donating the weekly paycheck he’s receiving from MLB during the shutdown. Opening Day should have been March 26.
Posted: April 6, 2020, 1:30 pm
Veteran Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander said he will donate his adjusted paycheck during MLB’s coronavirus shutdown to multiple organizations providing assistance during the crisis. Verlander made the announcement via Instagram on Saturday along with his wife, Kate Upton. The PGA Championship, one of golf’s four majors, has been rescheduled for Aug. 6-9 after being postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Sunday.
Posted: April 6, 2020, 4:59 am
Let the games begin! With high school and college sports on hold and canceled, respectively, our sports staff has compiled a March Madness-style bracket of the greatest Montgomery County athletes of all-time for our readers to vote on. Below you will find Round of 64 polls for Region III (2008-2013), as well as some information on each athlete.
Posted: April 5, 2020, 10:00 pm
Former Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy says the decision for him to leave his role was brought forward due to extraordinary circumstances Stephen Kenny has replaced Mick McCarthy as Republic of Ireland manager with immediate effect. McCarthy’s contract was due to run until July 31, after the Euro 2020 finals were originally due to finish, with Kenny set to step up from his role with the U21s on August 1.
Posted: April 5, 2020, 5:42 pm
Francisco Lindor – I had wanted Juan Soto, but he went one pick before me, so I took the power/speed shortstop who’s the best real life player among the big three. I considered Walker Buehler, but figured I’d get my ace in the second round instead. Jose Ramirez – Jack Flaherty and Max Scherzer went ahead of me, and I already have too much Justin Verlander.
Posted: April 5, 2020, 7:00 am
The grandmother of Baylor junior guard Moon Ursin has died in the New Orleans area after being infected with the coronavirus. Lady Bears coach Kim Mulkey, selected Saturday as part of the 2020 class for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, said she has been in contact with Ursin and her family since getting a call from the player’s mother. “You comfort through a phone as best you can,” said Mulkey, also a Louisiana native.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 9:53 pm