AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS
The Jeremy Peña Workout
Astros shortstop Jeremy Peña is in a crucial offseason, before his third year for the Astros. Peña has seen the highest of highs - winning both ALCS & World Series MVP and becoming the first rookie shortstop to win a Gold Glove - and some lows in his first two major league seasons. Much of Peña’s offseason has been spent on swing adjustments that should help balance his home run power (26 combined in 2022), and his 2023 improvements to his batting average, walk rate and strikeout rate.
Michael Brantley talks retirement at Mr. October Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic
After 19 years in professional baseball and 15 years in the major leagues, Michael Brantley hung up his cleats this offseason, ending a career that saw him get a World Series ring, 5 All-star selections and a Silver Slugger.
Baseball legend Reggie Jackson raises nearly $1 million in star-studded golf tournament
Astros special advisor and Baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson raised nearly $1 million for STEM education through his Mr. October Foundation Monday, at his charity golf tournament, according to the Houston Astros.
Showcasing excellence: Meet the Houston Sports Awards’ standout Athlete of the Year nominees
Dive into the stories of resilience, record-breaking feats, and outstanding achievements that define these exceptional athletes vying for the prestigious Athlete of the Year title at the Houston Sports Awards.
RISING STARS: 5 facts about each athlete up for Newcomer of the Year at the Houston Sports Awards
The Houston Sports Awards are right around the corner and five phenomenal athletes relatively new to the Bayou City are up for a big honor. The event celebrates Houston’s sports legends, as well as the rising star rookies already making their mark on our city and their teams. Five young players are nominated for Newcomer of the Year, but only one will win.
Houston Astros claim RHP Declan Cronin from White Sox, designate Joel Kuhnel
The Houston Astros announced Thursday they claimed right-handed pitcher Declan Cronin off waivers, from the Chicago White Sox. The Astros designated right-handed pitcher Joel Kuhnel for assignment as the corresponding move, to clear a roster spot for Cronin.
Houston Astros players among several A-listers attending 2024 Celebrity Golf Classic in Florida hosted by Reggie Jackson
‘Mr. October’ Reggie Jackson, along with Houston Rapper Travis Scott will host the 2024 Celebrity Golf Classic next month, and several Houston Astros players are on the guest list.
Should Martin Maldonado re-sign with the Houston Astros? Search for backup catcher, relievers underway, and more
GM Meetings in Scottsdale had to wrap up a day early thanks to widespread...uhh...gastrointestinal distress, as was reported over there. In the meantime, GM Dana Brown spoke with assorted media present and revealed some nuggets about the Astros’ strategy this offseason.
Search for new Astros manager begins after Dusty Baker’s retirement; Astros bullpen could be tough to replace; and more
Hey guys, it’s Ari Alexander with the Astros newsletter. It’s November and the Astros aren’t playing. It’s weird. Nobody is very used to this, since it hasn’t happened since 2020, so now instead of figuring out what the Astros need to do to take down another World Series title, we’re...looking ahead? Let’s break down what kind of changes could come to this team in 2024.
Search for new Astros manager begins as Dusty Baker announces retirement
The Astros, as you know, were on the cusp of another trip to the World Series which would have been their third straight but those plans were derailed by the Texas Rangers when they came back to Houston and took down the Astros in the ALCS winning game 6 and again in game 7 that closed the door on the 2023 season. The big news after their elimination of course was Dusty Baker announcing his retirement after 26 years as a Major League manager.