Mar 16, 2014; Kissimmee, FL, USA; The Houston Astros mascot Orbit shoots a t-shirt into the stand during the game against the Washington Nationals at Osceola County Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

Bayou City Headlins: Houston Astros Reach Agreement With RHP Jacob Nix

The Houston Astros have reached an agreement with fifth round pick Jacob Nix. Nix won’t officially sign his deal until next week, which is when we’ll know the official numbers. Jim Callis says the deal is for $1.5 million, way more than the $370,500 assigned slot value, though Tyler Stafford says that number is incorrect. The Astros knew they would need to go way over slot to sign Nix, and it appears they have deemed him worthy of his asking price. Derek Fisher is the last remaining unsigned draft pick from the first 10 rounds. Check out the rest of the links for more in Houston sports.


Houston Astros

Then there’s Houston Astros outfielder George Springer. Unlike most players who produce mostly walks, strikeouts, and home runs, Springer plays the game with a compelling level of athleticism.


Houston Rockets

  • Sam Amick (USA Today) on the Rockets pursuit of another star.

James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh have the ability to opt out of their Heat contracts, and Bosh would certainly be on the Rockets’ short list of targets should James decide to head elsewhere. Should Anthony opt out of his New York Knicks deal, he could take a similar path to the one chosen by Howard last July – eschew the flagship franchise that is flailing for the fourth-largest city in the country and a talented roster that, once Howard was in tow, won 54 games before being eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the Portland Trail Blazers.

  • Clutch (Clutchfans) talks about LeBron james and the Rockets.
  • Allen Ojeda (The Dream Shake) on NBA draft prospect Zach Lavine.
  • Rockets tweet of the day…


Houston Texans

The Texans bypassed an early round QB in this year’s draft, in favor of Jadeveon Clowney, Xavier Su’a-Filo, Louis Nix and C.J. Fiedrowicz. They eventually spent their fourth-rounder on Tom Savage, also known as Captain Smokescreen in the weeks leading up to the draft as some speculated he could be in play as high as No. 1 overall. Reality painted a different picture of Savage, whose molasses-like release and plodding footwork might be to the benefit of NFL secondaries.


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