From all of us at House Of Houston, we want to wish all our readers a happy and healthy New Year! May this year be filled with happiness, prosperity, and Houston championships!
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- Brian McTaggart (MLB.com) with all the details on the Crain signing.
Crain was an All-Star in a 2013 season in which he posted a 0.74 ERA in 38 games with the White Sox, striking out 46 and walking only 11 batters in 36 2/3 innings, including a 29-innings scoreless streak. He didn’t pitch after being traded to the Rays on July 29 because of biceps tendinitis that eventually required surgery, but he could be ready for Opening Day.
- leistomania49 (Crawfish Boxes) asks if Jesse Crain will be the next Astros closer.
- Ray Kuhn (Climbing Tal’s Hill) takes a look at Jordan Lyles and wonders if the Astros ruined his career.
- Astros tweet of the day…
More importantly, folks, we’re talking baseball on the last day of 2013 and it appears Astros fans have a positive buzz not sensed in years.
— Jose de Jesus Ortiz (@OrtizKicks) December 31, 2013
- Jonathan Feigen (Houston Chronicle) on the Rockets struggling from beyond the arc.
The Rockets’ plan seemed solid and logical. It also worked for more than a month. Surround Dwight Howard with shooters. Force teams to help inside defensively and leave those shooters open on the perimeter. Fire away.
- David Weiner (Clutchfans) takes a look at how Chandler Parsons’ contract could affect future plans.
- Phillip Pyle (Space City Scoop) with his top Rockets moments of the 2013 season so far.
- Rockets tweet of the day…
I think Chandler Parsons just might be my most favorite Rockets player. He’s fun to watch and a high-class act off the court, too. — John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) December 31, 2013
- Jerome Solomon (Houston Chronicle) says the Texans could go from worst-to-first.
Now that the 12 teams in this year’s NFL playoff tournament have been determined, you can hold your head high, Houston: The future is bright.
Perhaps not so bright that Bob McNair needs to close the roof at Reliant so fans need not wear shades, but still bright.
- John McClain (Houston Chronicle) think Bill O’Brien would be a perfect fit in Houston.
- Dave Zangaro (CSN Houston) says the Texans may lose two different “Smiths” this offseason.
- Texans tweet of the day…
Scratch EVERY Texas A&M defensive player off of the Texans draft list.
— NFL on Texans (@NFLOnTexans) January 1, 2014