Verlander Loss a Huge Blow for Struggling Astros

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Bad news has become all too common for the 2020 Astros. The terrible Justin Verlander news is just another example of bad luck for the struggling Houston Astros. They have had a season of ups and downs, and they can’t afford too many more downs. The Astros are a team that is battling to stay […] READ MORE


Justin Verlander to Undergo Tommy John Surgery

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Justin Verlander Announces He Needs Tommy John Surgery Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander announced significant news on his Instagram page Saturday morning. The news was regarding a major surgery that has been recommended for the 37-year old right-hander. Brian McTaggert, who covers the Astros for MLB.com, reported it first on his Twitter account. Justin […] READ MORE


Houston Astros Shutting Down Justin Verlander

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Justin Verlander, ace of the Houston Astros, will likely miss the rest of the season, according to a report by Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle. According to the report, the 37-year-old has a forearm strain that will force his absence. Verlander will be shut down for a couple of weeks at least. He will […] READ MORE


Options to Round Out the Houston Astros Rotation

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The Houston Astros rotation potentially has one of the best one-two-three punches in the league. The top two are a pair of future Hall of Famers in Justin Verlander and Zack Greinke. The third man is Lance McCullers Jr. who has dealt with injuries in his young career but has shown signs of immense potential. […] READ MORE


Justin Verlander Eyes Pitching for Several More Years

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Justin Verlander Has Big Plans for Himself This past week, Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander clarified his future plans in a big way. Verlander told Chandler Rome of The Houston Chronicle that he would like to pitch for several more years. Rome shared the exact tweet on Twitter regarding Verlander’s insight. Justin Verlander: “I […] READ MORE


Emerson Hancock 2020 MLB Draft Profile

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The best prep prospects are always worth keeping an eye on entering the MLB Draft. Some are taken in the first round and swayed to forgo college and become professionals. There are others who should be first-round picks, but their commitment is so strong that they are passed on until much later. Right-handed pitcher Emerson […] READ MORE


Pitching Notes from Around Spring Training

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Spring Training News and Notes from Monday Throughout the day Monday, there were several happenings for a handful of teams around the league. As such, here is a full recap of everything that was announced. Blake Snell Throws a Bullpen Session Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell stepped on a pitching mound for the […] READ MORE


Analyzing the Value of Former MVPs After Mookie Betts Trade

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A wide range of emotions erupted in wake of the trade sending Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers last Sunday. Now that the dust has settled, it is clear that all parties involved are content with their returns.  With the Minnesota Twins dropping out of the three team trade and rather conducting a separate […] READ MORE


MLB All-Decade Team

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While the MLB features so many great players right now, lest we forget the great players that came before them. This edition of Last Word on Baseball’s All-Decade Team will feature players throughout the entire league. This roster is based on the player’s height and sustained dominance throughout the 2010s. MLB All-Decade Team Starting Pitcher: […] READ MORE


Surprising Numbers and Juicy Tidbits from the 2019 World Series

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With the World Series on the books for nearly two months, it is time to look back at a few of the more interesting facts about this year’s installment of the Fall Classic.   It turns out the numbers behind the championship meeting between the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals was full of fun stats, odd […] READ MORE