Jun 2, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; (L to R) Kansas City Royals hitting coach George Brett (5), first base umpire Dale Scott and Texas Rangers ceo Nolan Ryan pose for a picture after delivering the starting line ups before the game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Bayou City Links And Tweets: Weekend

Nolan Ryan | Omer Asik requests trade | Texans support Kubiak


Houston 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…


Houston Rockets

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…


Houston Texans

  • 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…


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