Houston Astros

Top Three Unforgettable Astros Moments of 2021
Braden Herb - Nov 24, 2021

2021 was another great season for the Houston Astros franchise. It was a season that saw the team extend its’ historic run of postseason success. Houston made it to their fifth straight ALCS and their third World Series in the past five seasons. While they ended up going home without the Commissioner’s Trophy once again, […]

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Brent Strom
Diamondbacks Introduce Brent Strom as Pitching Coach

Diamondbacks Officially Hire Brent Strom as Pitching Coach PHOENIX, Nov. 18 — The Arizona Diamondbacks, days after the first reports surfaced, officially announced the hiring of Brent Strom as their new pitching coach Thursday afternoon. This comes shortly after Strom ended an eight-season stint as the pitching coach of the Houston Astros (2014-21). Strom, 73, […]

Manny Pina
Manny Pina Signed By Atlanta Braves
Caleb Begley - Nov 16, 2021

The Atlanta Braves have signed veteran catcher Manny Pina to a two-year contract. It’s worth $8 million with a $4 million option for a third season. The agreement includes no buyout and will have 1% of Pina’s salary donated to the Atlanta Braves Foundation each season. It comes on the heels of last year’s re-signing […]

Noah Syndergaard
Noah Syndergaard is Heading to the West Coast

One of the highest upside pitchers in free agency is now off the market. Right-hander Noah Syndergaard is heading out to the West Coast. “Thor” has come to an agreement on a deal with the Los Angeles Angels. Per Jeff Passan, the contract is for one year and a total of $21 million. Syndergaard, 29, has […]

Jose Berrios
Blue Jays Sign Jose Berrios to Seven-Year Extension

José Berríos and the Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a seven-year extension worth $131 million. The contract extension includes an opt-out clause after five years. MLB Network insider Jon Heyman was the first to report on the deal. According to ESPN baseball insider Jeff Passan, the agreement also includes limited no-trade protection. The Blue […]

Harper Soto Tatis Jr.
Harper, Soto, Tatis Jr.: Who Wins MVP?
balbert - Nov 9, 2021

For the first time since 2015, all three NL MVP finalists were eliminated from playoff contention. Bryce Harper, Juan Soto, Fernando Tatis Jr. were the leading vote getters, all of whose teams had a disappointing 2021. There is a case to be made for each, with pros and cons to each candidate. Bryce Harper I’ll […]

Jeff Banister
Diamondbacks Hire Former Rangers Manager Jeff Banister as Bench Coach

Jeff Banister Named as Diamondbacks Bench Coach PHOENIX, Nov. 1 — The Arizona Diamondbacks have filled another coaching vacancy, hiring Jeff Banister as their bench coach Monday afternoon. Banister, 57, brings decades of managerial and coaching experience to the Diamondbacks staff. He spent four seasons (2015-18) at the helm of the Texas Rangers. In each […]

Joe Mather
Joe Mather, Phoenix-area High School Graduate, Is New Diamondbacks Hitting Coach

Diamondbacks Hire Joe Mather as Hitting Coach The search for a new Arizona Diamondbacks hitting coach is over. Thursday afternoon, the team announced the hiring of Joe Mather, who served as the assistant director of hitting for the Cincinnati Reds over the past two seasons. Mather will be coming home, as he is a 2001 […]

Astros Red Sox
Astros Shut Out Red Sox, Advance to World Series
Braden Herb - Oct 22, 2021

Astros 5, Red Sox 0 Luis Garcia and four relievers combined on a two-hit shutout as the Houston Astros beat the Boston Red Sox, 5–0. With this masterful performance, the Astros won the ALCS 4-2. Houston is advancing to their third World Series appearance in the past five seasons. After hitting .522 with five extra-base […]