Yell it out with me! Carlos FRIGGIN Correa! The future of the Astros. In yesterday’s win, “The Future” hit, not one, but TWO home runs in the 7-5 victory. The best part of the day is that he impressed both offensively and defensively. Correa kept Dallas Keuchel‘s scoreless streak alive by gunning out a runner at the plate with a perfect throw. He also made a nice defensive play on a grounder away from him. Another Astros prospect, Jonathan Singleton, also hit a home run in the game. I’m telling you Astros fans; the future is bright! Check out the rest of the links for more.
But Hoes made a smooth transition, hitting .287/.337/.371 in 46 games for the Astros last season. Now, he’s trying to make the most of another opportunity in 2014 as he settles in with his new team and competes for a starting spot in the Astros’ outfield. It’s a crowded competition, with J.D. Martinez,Marc Krauss and prospect George Springer, but the 24-year-old said it’s not weighing on his mind this spring.
- Jose de Jesus Ortiz (Houston Chronicle) on Dallas Keuchel’s hot start to Spring Training.
- Alex Sandoval (AstrosTurf) on Jason Castro.
- Astros tweet of the day…
Beverley will play an NBA game in Chicago for the first time, the first game of any kind since he starred at Marshall High School in 2006. He had taken Dwight Howard to his K-Town neighborhood on Wednesday, had been talking about this night for months, had arranged for more family members and friends to see him than ever had since he finally joined the Rockets a year ago.
- David Barron (Houston Chronicle) on the Rockets playoff hopes.
- CSN Houston (Video) of Donatas Motiejunas making snow angels in Chicago.
- Rockets tweet of the day…
I have them (Rockets) on the contender list now.” – Doug Collins
— Hiren Joshi (@htown747) March 13, 2014
One nit-pick I have to point out: the Texans wouldn’t have to release Schaub after June 1. They’d simply have to wait until then to take the salary off their books. They could cut him now and designate him a June 1 release. Totally nitpicky, I know, but I think it’s important to know that there’s no financial reason to wait on releasing him or rushing.
- Stephen Forsha (Toro Times) on if the Texans should pursue Vince Wilfork.
- Jeff Balke (Houston Press) says the Texans are still bringing in the cash depsite new stadium name.
- Texans tweet of the day…
Watched some of Braman’s presser w/ Eagles. Said #Texans will always be special to him for being the team that took a chance on him.
— Dave Zangaro (@DZangaro) March 13, 2014