1. Who Will Better Perform in 09? Hunter Pence vs Nate McLouth

    Hunter Pence of the Houston Astros and Nate McLouth of the Pittsburgh Pirates are both up and comers in the NL Central. Each player, though young, is an important piece for their respective teams...

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  2. Houston Astros Injury Report: Wandy Rodriguez and Chad Paronto Recieve Good News

    Alyson Footer from astros.mlb.com reports that all is well for the Magic Wandy and Chad Paronto. “By the end of the workday Wednesday, two Astros pitchers had breathed sighs ...

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  3. Houston Astros Win Five in a Row: Rodriguez and Rodriguez Lead the Way

    Houston blanked the Mets today while their offense produced eight runs. Here are the details from astros.mlb.com: 'Stros at the plate: “Ivan Rodriguez hit his first spring homer, a solo shot in the fifth inning...

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  4. Houston Astros Win Fourth Spring Training Game in a Row: Berkman Belts Two Bombs

    Houston scored 10 runs today to out-slug the Florida Marlins 10-8. From astros.mlb.com: 'Stros at the plate: “Lance Berkman homered in the third and the fifth, driving in three runs...

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  5. Houston Astros To Sign Pudge Rodriguez

    You can now add nine for 15 with two homers to the numbers of the Houston Astros catchers this spring with the soon-to-be-official signing of Pudge Rodriguez. Here’s the news from Astros...

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  6. Houston Astros Lose To Cincinnati 8-2 For 11th Loss in a Row.

    Houston lost today’s contest to the Cincinnati Reds 8-2. Looks like Lance Berkman taking the road trip wasn’t enough to give the team their second win of the season. From astros...

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  7. Houston Astros: Make It an Even Ten Losses in a Row

    The Houston Astros lost 7-4 to the Atlanta Braves today, marking their tenth loss in a row, which puts their Grapefruit League record at 1-10-1...

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  8. Houston Astros Make First Spring Training Cuts

    From Astros.mlb.com: “The Astros trimmed four from their spring training roster on Tuesday, optioning right-hander Brad James to Triple-A Round Rock, while also re-assigning catchers ...

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  9. Teams USA Defeats Venezuela to Advance to The WBC Semi-Finals

    Team USA out batted Venezuela, 15-6, in their second game of the World Baseball Classic. Team USA and Team Venezuela on the Mound Roy Oswalt threw 65 pitches, 44 for strikes and gave up three earned runs...

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  10. Houston Astros: With One Win in Spring Training, Is It Time to Panic?

    So far, Houston has only won one game in the Grapefruit League this spring training, and people are wondering if it is time to hit the panic button...

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  11. Houston Astros Starting Pitcher Brandon Backe Injured

    Apparently Brandon Backe and Wandy Rodriguez have been taking fungo bats to each others' rib cages for fun. From chron...

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  12. Baseball Insider's Offseason Winners and Losers. Where Are the Houston Astros?

    Ken Davindoff of Baseball Insider judges each team in the majors on their offseason success. He groups the teams into four categories: winners, winners with downside, losers with upside, and losers...

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  13. Houston Astros Pitching Touched Up in Loss to Tampa Bay Rays

    Houston loses 12-2 to Tampa in today’s game at Port Charlotte, Fla. From astros.mlb.com: Stros at the plate: “Michael Bourn displayed the speed that enabled him to steal 41 bases in 2008 when he legged out an infield hit in the first inning...

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  14. Astros and Yankees Kiss Their Sister, Tie 5-5

    Today’s game against the Yankees ended with a 5-5 tie after the New York Yankees ran out of pitchers. From astros.mlb...

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  15. Houston Astros Suffer First Spring Training Loss to the Atlanta Braves

    The Astros fell to the Braves today 8-7 after their bullpen coughed up the lead. From Astros.com Stros at the plate: “Jason Michaels and Miguel Tejada recorded doubles off Jorge Campillo in a three-run first inning...

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  16. Hunter Pence's Contract Renewed by Houston Astros

    Jose de jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle is reporting that the Astros have renewed outfielder Hunter Pence’s contract for 2009 for $450,000...

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  17. Houston Astros Miguel Tejada WILL NOT Play in World Baseball Classic

    According to Alyson Footer of astros.mlb.com, Miguel Tejada will not play in the World Baseball Classic. “Tejada is apparently low on the shortstop depth chart for the Dominican team, behind Jose Reyes and Hanley Ramirez...

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  18. Houston Astros Defeat Washington Nationals in First Spring Training Game

    From astros.mlb.com Stros at the plate: “Jason Smith put the Astros on the board first, driving in Darin Erstad with an RBI triple in the fifth frame. Michael Bourn knocked a double in the sixth to drive in Drew Sutton...

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  19. Houston Astros' Miguel Tejada Reconsidering Playing in World Baseball Classic

    According to Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle, Miguel Tejada may reconsider his bid to play in the World Baseball Classic for the Dominican Republic...

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  20. Houston Astros Void Catcher Toby Hall's Contract

    Toby Hall was considering rehab to treat his torn labrum but has decided on shoulder surgery instead. According to Alyson Footer of astros.mlb...

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  21. Houston Astros'Toby Hall Has Torn Labrum

    According to Alyson Footer of astros.mlb.com Toby Hall has a torn labrum. “Catcher Toby Hall received bad news Saturday morning when the MRI taken on his right shoulder revealed “an unstable shoulder and a torn labrum...

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  22. Houston Astros Spring Training Update: Tejada, Lee, and Hampton Update

    Today was the date for the first full squad workout (that means everyone) unless you’re Carlos Lee. According to Alyson Footer of Astros.mlb...

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  23. Houston Astros Spring Training Update: Mike Hampton & Jose Valverde Injury Scare

    Baseball is a game of ups and downs. Baseball is back and things are looking up and BAM, Mike Hampton has an irregular heartbeat and Jose Valverde has a forearm infection. Astros.mlb...

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  24. Houston Astros Power Ranking: USA Today and Fox Sports

    USA Today and Fox Sports have recently made their first Power Rankings for the 2009 season. Both rank the Astros close to where the club finished last season. USA Today has Houston in the middle of the pack...

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  25. Report: Jose Valverde Will Not Pitch in the World Baseball Classic

    Jose Valverde Will Not Pitch in World Baseball Classic According to Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chonicle, Jose Valverde will not participate in this years World Baseball Classic...

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