Two Houston Astros legends have retired in the last few weeks and it appears as if both will retire as an Astro together. It seems like they spoke about the possibility in the offseason and they have decided together to call it quits. There is no date yet for their official signing and retirement, but rest assured they will sell out the night of the ceremony. Check out the rest of the links for more.
- Evan Drellich (Houston Chronicle) says the Astros aren’t worried about Nolan Ryan conflicting with team’s plans.
The Astros on Tuesday made official what seemed for a time inevitable, that Nolan Ryan will work for the team as an executive advisor. Stability would be a powerful antidote at Minute Maid Park, considering the team’s television situation is unresolved and the on-field talent isn’t near the Rangers’ caliber yet.
- Brian McTaggart (MLB.com) on Oswalt retiring, and he and Berkman signing one-day contracts to retire as an Astro.
- Ray Kuhn (Climbing Tal’s Hill) on the Astros heading to Florida.
- Astros tweet of the day…
“I’m pumped,” Roy Oswalt said of retiring as an Astro on one-day contract. “It means a lot. Houston drafted me.”
— Jose de Jesus Ortiz (@OrtizKicks) February 11, 2014
- Jonathan Feigen (Houston Chronicle) on Dwight Howard’s post play paying off for Houston.
“We’ve been working on that, just trying to move the ball, find the open man, move it around,” guard Jeremy Lin said. “We’ve been working on counters and where to cut and where guys are supposed to be. We’re thankful that Dwight has been able to dominate the way he has. Now we have a counter to play off of him when he gets doubled.
- David Thorpe (ESPN) on James Harden’s play reminding him of Carmelo Anthony.
- Jenny Dial Creech (Houston Chronicle) on the Rockets finally having a near-full roster.
- Rockets tweet of the day…
Chandler Parsons on why Rockets have won 6 straight: Moving the ball, making the extra pass, getting out in transition. — Rockets Insider (@Rockets_Insider) February 11, 2014
- Dave Zangaro (CSN Houston) thinks Ryan Griffin can be a breakout player in 2014.
Things are looking even better for Griffin in his sophomore season. It seems very likely the Texans will bring back either Owen Daniels or Garrett Graham next season – not both. Graham is a free agent and Daniels is an aging vet with a big cap number. But that’ll end up working well for Griffin.
- Will Grubb (CBS Houston) spoke with Chris Myers about the Michael Sam announcement.
- Patrick D. Starr (State Of The Texans) of J.J. Watt playing hockey.
- Texans tweet of the day…
— Blair Parker (@Blairsker) February 12, 2014