- Evan Drellich (Houston Chronicle) on Nolan Ryan and the Astros.
“I have talked to Nolan,” Crane said Thursday. “We haven’t really discussed anything about him joining the team yet. But that certainly could be a possibility down the road. It depends what Nolan wants. … As far as an offer of us talking about a position, we haven’t done that.”
- Jose De Jesus Ortiz (Baseball America article) ($) on Astros slugger Japhet Amador.
- Greg Thurston (Climbing Tal’s Hill) on free agent Chris Young.
- Astros tweet of the weekend…
Brian, how many times do you think the Astros will strike out next season? RT @brianmctaggart: 2014
— Jeff Blogwell (@JeffBlogwell) November 17, 2013
- Adrian Wojnarowski (Yahoo Sports) on Rockets talks involving Asik.
Rival executives say that Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has been active in discussing possible deals for Asik, but his asking price has been too high so far. Morey has been willing to accommodate Asik’s summertime trade request, but has found little traction on possible deals.
- Adam Wexler (CSN Houston) on Asik’s frustrations.
- Matt Moore (CBS Sports) on the Rockets’ reactions to Asik’s trade request.
- Rockets tweet of the weekend…
“where in the world is Omer Asik?” is the newest tv show in Houston.
— Hiren Joshi (@htown747) November 17, 2013
- Mike Florio (PFT) on some Texans players supporting Gary Kubiak.
As the Texans try to end the longest losing streak in franchise history, some Texans players have begun to publicly support a head coach who could be out of a job once the season ends.
- Dave Zangaro (CSN Houston) on the Raiders ruling out Terrelle Pryor.
- Arian Foster underwent surgery on his back this past Thursday (HoustonTexans.com).
- Texans tweet of the weekend…
Raiders at Texans, Week 11: Matt McGloin vs. Case Keenum. Just like no one drew it up.
— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) November 16, 2013
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