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5 American League Storylines to Watch During Spring Training

Houston is the early favorite in the AL West thanks to its collection of young impact players like shortstop Carlos Correa
5 American League Storylines to Watch During Spring Training

Spring training is in full swing, the World Baseball Classic is underway, and Opening Day for the 2017 MLB season is right around the corner. As teams look ahead to baseball games that count in the standings, we give a rundown of some of the biggest American League storylines of the spring.

 

Houston Astros: 2017 Preview, Predictions & Schedule

Examining the team's MLB season ahead.

Houston Astros Logo 2017On the morning of June 30, 2014, the Astros were in last place with a 36–47 record en route to a 70–92 finish that, while unimpressive, broke a string of three straight 100-loss seasons.

ALDS Preview and Prediction: Houston Astros vs. Kansas City Royals

Eric Hosmer and the veteran Royals face the upstart Astros in the ALDS
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ALDS Preview and Prediction: Houston Astros vs. Kansas City Royals

The Kansas City Royals know exactly how the Houston Astros feel right now. Last year, the Royals were the Astros of this year — sort of.

AL Wild Card Game Preview and Prediction: Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees

AL All-Star and Cy Young contender Dallas Keuchel looks to pitch the Astros into the ALDS by defeating the Yankees Tuesday night
AL Wild Card Game Preview and Prediction: Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees

The 2015 MLB playoffs get started Tuesday night in the Bronx when the Houston Astros take on the New York Yankees in the American League Wild Card Game. The winner will face the Royals, the team with the best record in the AL, in Kansas City starting on Thursday.

 

Houston Astros Acquire Scott Kazmir in First Major Trade Before Deadline

The Astros look to make a run for the playoffs with their new pitching addition.

With the trade deadline approaching, the Houston Astros have made the first major move, acquiring Scott Kazmir from the Oakland Athletics. There had been plenty of speculation that the Astros were targeting a quality starting pitcher, and they did such. Just two games back in the AL West, the Astros lost their lead just before the All-Star break.

 

Houston Astros Mt. Rushmore (Franchise Four)

Bagwell, Biggio and....
<p> This franchise was born in Houston in 1962 as the Colt 45s. The name change to the Astros coincided with the move into the nation’s first indoor stadium, the Astrodome, in 1965. The Houston Mt. Rushmore may not be as star-studded as many teams, but Jeff Bagwell and Craig Biggio stack up with most teams’ top two. After the two Killer Bs, the choosing gets rather dicey.</p>

Major League Baseball is promoting an effort to identify the best four players in each team’s history with their "Franchise Four." We selected our choices for Mt. Rushmores a few years ago. Here are updated versions for all 30 teams. Who are the four baseball players that have risen above all others for each organization? The question sounds simple, right? Not so fast. Let the arguments begin.

 

Houston Astros Mt. Rushmore

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