Mar 8, 2014; Kissimmee, FL, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcher Jarred Cosart (48) talks on the mound with catcher Jason Castro (15) and shortstop Jonathan Villar (6) in the first inning against the New York Yankees in a spring training exhibition game at Osceola County Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

Bayou City Headlines: Houston Astros Announce Three Of Five In Starting Rotiation

The Astros announced their starting rotation for the opening series against the New York Yankees. Scott Feldman will pitch Opening Day followed by Jarred Cosart and Brett Oberholtzer. There are four pitchers fighting for the last two spots. I expect Brad Peacock and Dallas Keuchel to earn the final two spots, though Lucas Harrell is making a case to steal a slot. Jerome Williams will likely be sent to the bullpen. Check out the rest of the links for more.

 

Houston Astros

  • Jose de Jesus Ortiz (Houston Chronicle) on Lucas Harrell trying to earn a spot in the rotation.

“As a person that is a competitor, I want to go out and pitch well every time (regardless if) you know you have a job or you know you don’t have a job,” he said. “I think this time and the next time out I definitely need to throw well to give myself a chance to make the team.”

  • Greg Thurston (Climbing Tal’s Hill) on the Astros naming their opening series rotation.
  • Jared Webb (AstrosTurf) on the Astros looking for some bargains.
  • Astros tweet of the day…

 

Houston Rockets

A lot can happen over the next few months, but a roadmap attempting today to figure out how Houston can sign Anthony this summer won’t hurt anybody, will it? So many freaking things needs to go one way in order for this to actually happen, but these are the three easiest to write about.

 

Houston Texans

  • Sean Pendergast (Houston Press) wonders what Rick Smith is still doing around.

“Because we think he’s done a good job,” a somehow straight faced McNair said of Smith. “We evaluate everybody. That was not a partnership between Rick and Gary; they were each one doing their job and working hard at it. We thought from a personnel standpoint, looking at what other clubs have done and what have you, we think Rick’s done a fine job.”

  • Stephen Forsha (Toro Times) on the Texans still being ranked 32nd.
  • Tania Ganguli (ESPN) on whether the Texans can afford to let a QB develop.
  • Texans tweet of the day…

 

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