The Houston Rockets have been acting as lead negotiator for CSN Houston since December 12, 2013, and they asked a federal bankruptcy judge Monday night to extend their role through January 31, 2014. The Rockets claimed they have gained much ground in their talks and have made “significant progress” with potential partners. This seems to be good news for all, but there is still a ways to go. All I know is this: Houston fans want their CSN Houston already! Check out the rest of the links for more.
- Brian McTaggart (MLB.com) on Jeff Bagwell and the HOF chase.
Jeff Bagwell spoke about the trade to the Astros being the best thing that’s ever happened to him in baseball. He spoke about his love for his family and his dogs and how very little else matters at this point. He even discussed the Hall of Fame, something that doesn’t appear to carry much importance in his world.
- Evan Drellich (Houston Chronicle) asks if the Astros should trade or extend Jason Castro?
- Craig Goldstein (SBNation) with a Craig Biggio HOF profile.
- Astros tweet of the day…
My bold predictions for 2014: Biggio gets in, and the Astros won’t hit the 100-loss mark again this year. I know. I’m fearless.
— Alyson Footer (@alysonfooter) January 6, 2014
- Jenny Dial Creech (Houston Chronicle) on the nice break and tough trip ahead.
The Rockets play five teams with winning records this month – Atlanta, Oklahoma City, Portland, San Antonio and Dallas. They also play Memphis, a team they have needed a fourth-quarter comeback against twice, and Sacramento, a team to which they have lost twice this season.
- Michael Ma (Rockets Social) takes a look at the alarming inefficient numbers of late-game execution.
- David Barron (Houston Chronicle) with an update on the CSN Houston case.
- Rockets tweet of the day…
A healthy couple of weeks from the #Rockets has been a challenge this season. Can’t wait to see this roster 100% healthy & consistent.
— Hiren Joshi (@htown747) January 6, 2014
- Dane Brugler (CBS Sports) on why a Bortles/O’Brien match makes sense.
With the hire of head coach Bill O’Brien, it’s a fair assumption that Houston will be targeting a quarterback at some point in the 2014 NFL Draft. And with the first pick, the Texans’ think tank will have their choice of the litter, making quarterback an overwhelming favorite to go No. 1.
Plain and simple: the Texans need a new face at quarterback and Bortles has several traits that make him a logical fit in Houston.
- Sean Pendergast (Houston Press) on Bill O’Brien and staff changes.
- John Lopez (CBS Houston) on how Johnny Manziel can save the Texans.
- Texans tweet of the day…
— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) January 6, 2014