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Houston Astros

  • Randy Harvey (Houston Chronicle) asks if the bid for Tanaka was just for show or not?

Applied for a job we knew we weren’t qualified for but hoping we’d win over the boss with our charm and willingness to do whatever it took to succeed? Made an offer on a car with a shocking sticker price, hoping beyond hope the salesman would go see his guy in the back and come back with a positive answer? Looked at a house priced well out of our range, thinking maybe the owner was desperate and the realtor would say, “make an offer.” The Astros made an offer.

 

Houston Rockets

  • Matt Moore (CBS Sports) on Morey saying the Rockets may hold onto Omer Asik.

The problem, of course, lies in Asik’s poison pill. He’s only on the cap for $8 million next season, but his actual salary is $15 million. That’s like a tax just for trading for him. A disgruntled, offensively-limited player with a $15 million poison pill isn’t exactly going to have guys falling over to blow Morey away with an offer, but Morey also can’t take a bath on such a valuable player in trade.

  • Michael Pina (Red94) asks if Terrence Jones is playing himself out of Houston.
  • Bill Ingram (Basketball Insiders) on Rondo and the Rockets.
  • Rockets tweet of the day…

 

Houston Texans

  • Dave Zangaro (CSN Houston) with the Texans top five needs this offseason.

There’s a new coaching staff and there will be plenty of new players to follow. The Texans hold the first-overall pick in the draft. That also means they hold the first pick in each round.

  • Tania Ganguli (ESPN) had some good information in her Twitter mailbag.
  • Graham Rogers (Toro Times) on Bill O’Brien quietly putting together his staff.
  •  Texans tweet of the day…