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Bayou City Links And Tweets: October 16th

Billy Hamilton or Delino DeShields | More Patrick Beverley love | Kubiak out of answers


Houston Astros

With the 2013 Rule 5 Draft on the horizon, the Astros have some decisions to make. Players on the 40-man roster are protected from being drafted and teams have until November 20th to adjust their rosters accordingly. Right now the Astros have nearly 50 minor league players in the organization that meet the requirements for Rule 5 eligibility.

  • Jim Callis ( and Johnathan Mayo ( argue Billy Hamilton and Delino DeShields Jr.
  • More and more CSN Houston information from David Barron (Houston Chronicle).
  • Astros tweet of the day…


Houston Rockets

Patrick Beverley holds the unique distinction of being one of the few sophomores in this class not drafted in 2012. A member of the 2009 draft class, Beverley, every bit the fiery Chicago point guard product he seems, bounced around between NBA training camps and Europe for a while, eventually signing with the Rockets this past January, averaging a stout 11.5 points, 5.9 assists and 5.5 rebounds per 36 in 41 contests with the team

  • Tom Ziller ( gives his 2013 Rockets season preview.
  • Jonathan Feigen (Houston Chronicle) writes that though the Rockets trip overseas was priceless, it did cause some disruption in the team’s gameplanning.
  • Rockets tweet of the day…


Houston Texans

  • Don Banks (Sports Illustrated) says Gary Kubiak is out of answers at a bad time.

In a remarkable NFL coaching career that spanned from Kennedy to Clinton, Don  Shula managed to lose 156 regular-season games in his record-breaking 33-year  run on the sideline. The most telling statistic that illustrates his success and  explains his longevity? Only eight times during his memorable multi-decade run  did his teams suffer through a losing streak of at least three games, or roughly  once every four years on average.


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