Dave Trembley and Jim Leyland | Rockets point guards | Case Keenum’s debut
- Brian McTaggart (MLB.com) talks about Jim Leyland’s affect on Dave Trembley.
Dave Trembley was going through a rough patch. He was managing at Double-A Harrisburg in the Pittsburgh organization in 1987 and was trying to shake an 11-game losing streak. While in his room at the Red Roof Inn in Albany, N.Y., his phone rang.
- David Coleman (Crawfish Boxes) talks about possible trades the Astros could make this offseason.
- Ray Kuhn (Climbing Tal’s Hill) gives us Astros AFL updates. Stick with CTH for the latest on the Astros progress in the Arizona Fall League.
- Astros tweet of the day…
#Astros Delino Deshields Jr 3-4, 2(2B) today in Arizona Fall League
— MinorLeagueBlog (@MinorLeagueBlog) October 22, 2013
- Chris Sheridan (Sheridan Hoops) says Jeremy Lin is the perfect PG for the Rockets.
During the 2011-12 regular season, Jeremy Lin shot 32.0 percent from 3-point range . In 2012-13, he upped that number to 33.9, but still couldn’t do enough to convince the critics that he can be the type of off-ball point guard that a James Harden-led offense demands. The numbers say we aren’t looking close enough.
- Jenny Dial Creech (Houston Chronicle) says the Rockets are deciding on which PG to start this season.
- Jason Friedman’s (Rockets.com) analysis of the Rockets win over the Mavericks.
- Rockets tweet of the day…
Nothing like Dirk committing a flagrant foul on a Rockets player to inject a little life into a preseason game in Houston. Good times.
— Jason Friedman (@JasonCFriedman) October 22, 2013
- Bill Barnwell (Grantland) on Cushing’s injury and Keenum’s debut.
When the 5-2 Colts come back from their bye, they’ll be traveling to Houston to play the 2-5 Texans in a game that the Texans will need to win in order to have any prayer of claiming the AFC South for a third consecutive season. The Texans put in a good effort at undefeated Kansas City on Sunday before coming up narrowly short, losing 17-16, but the players they lost may prove to be more significant. Already without Matt Schaub, the Texans lost Arian Foster, Ben Tate, Duane Brown, and even J.J. Watt for stretches during Sunday’s game. The most damaging injury saw linebacker Brian Cushing suffer a broken leg and a torn LCL when he was taken out by a Jamaal Charles cut block, prematurely ending his season for the second consecutive campaign.
- Jerome Solomon (Houston Chronicle) has five things we could learn from Sunday’s loss.
- Tania Ganguli (ESPN) says it may have been pot that got the three Texans rookies cut.
- Texans tweet of the day…
If Matt Schaub truly is the starter against the Colts when Texans come off of BYE, it is going to be an ugly scene at Reliant Stadium
— Lance Zierlein (@LanceZierlein) October 21, 2013