With the offseason ongoing, it’s important to make sure we keep up with all the latest tidbits from the Houston Astros. News related to the Astros will hopefully pick up this offseason but there are still other pieces of Astros-related news out there from this week.
George Springer finally won an award for his dominating performance in the Minor Leagues. Springer won the “Offensive Player Of The Year” award from MiLB.com. Jake Seiner (MilB.com) wrote the article on Springer and provided some great quotes from Springer. Springer was not named “MiLB Player Of The Year” award from several publications including MiLB.com, Baseball America, and USA Today. The fact that he didn’t win those awards were ridiculous and I wrote about it in an article for Climbing Tal’s Hill. Apparently Springer’s near 40/40 season was only good enough to earn himself an ”Offensive Player Of The Year” award.
- Manager – Bo Porter (Returning to same position)
- Bench Coach – Dave Trembley (Returning in a different position)
- Pitching Coach – Brent Strom (New)
- Bullpen Coach – Craig Bjornson (New)
- Hitting Coach – John Mallee (Returning to same position)
- First Base Coach – Pat Listach
- Third Base Coach – Eduardo Perez (Returning in a different position)
Today, Gold Glove nominations came out with zero Houston Astros listed. Matt Dominguez had a great season on defense but was inconsistent at times. Evan Longoria, Manny Machado, and Adrian Beltre were listed as the AL 3B nominations. Surprisingly, Brandon Barnes was also not nominated for a Gold Glove. Barnes seemed to catch any ball that was hit between the flagpole on the hill all the way to second base and was a joy to watch every night.