Jul 28, 3 years ago

Jason Lane: Big League Pitching Phenom?

Jason Lane: Big League Pitching Phenom?

Want a feel good story in these dog days of summer? Ex-Astros OF Jason Lane is back again in the big leagues and pitching superbly for the Padres, as this USA Today article by Ted Berg notes….

Jul 28, 3 years ago

Astros Players Upset Over Appel

Astros Players Upset Over Appel

The Astros promoted Mark Appel from Single A Lancaster to Double A Corpus Christi with a 9.72 ERA & Astros players aren’t happy about it. In this Jose de Jesus Ortiz Houston Chronicle story, we hear how upset players were when they found ou…

Jul 26, 3 years ago

Andre Johnson Returns to Texans Camp [Video]

Andre Johnson Returns to Texans Camp [Video]

In my report on Andre Johnson’s return, you’ll hear from his new QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, CB Kareem Jackson & WR Keshawn Martin. Andre clarifies some of his reasoning for being back & discusses whether he wants to end his career in Ho…

Jul 25, 3 years ago

The Return of Andre Johnson

The Return of Andre Johnson

Houston Texans 7-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Andre Johnson is back! He arrived at training camp Friday off Kirby Drive but something was amiss. Almost from the moment he stepped foot in the Texans practice facility, Andre detected something different…

Jul 25, 3 years ago

Berkman Joins Rice Owls Staff

Berkman Joins Rice Owls Staff

Former Astro Lance Berkman comes home to his alma mater & he’s joins the Owls baseball staff, according to this Joseph Duarte Chronicle story. He will assist his former coach, Rice baseball legend Wayne Graham. According to Graham, Berkman …

Jul 24, 3 years ago

Can Texans Win Without a Strong QB?

Can Texans Win Without a Strong QB?

It’s that time of the year again. We’re into the NFL preview season and, in this Andy Benoit SI.com story, the Texans focus is on winning with Ryan Fitzpatrick. Can Bill O’Brien piece together a winning team with his other position …

Jul 23, 3 years ago

The Brady Aiken Inside Story

The Brady Aiken Inside Story

Here’s a very in-depth look from SI.com’s Ben Reiter on what happened & why the Astros didn’t sign the 1st pick in the draft. Reiter was right there with the guys who evaluated who the Astros would take & how Aiken became th…

Jul 23, 3 years ago

World Cup Player Beasley to Dynamo?

World Cup Player Beasley to Dynamo?

The Dynamo are rumored to be getting another World Cup Team USA player to go with Brad Davis. In this Steven Goff Washington Post report, multiple sources are saying that 4 time Team USA member DaMarcus Beasley is close to returning to the MLS & …

Jul 21, 3 years ago

Cy Woods Samir Sehic [Video]

Cy Woods Samir Sehic [Video]

In this Fox Sports Southwest High School Spotlight story, I look at Samir Sehic & his family’s remarkable journey from war torn Bosnia to living the American Dream. The Cy Woods big man is now considered one of the top 25 players in Texas&#…

Jul 19, 3 years ago

Astros Can’t Sign 1st Pick Aiken

Astros Can’t Sign 1st Pick Aiken

This Jon Heyman article on CBSSports.com sums up the Astros failure to sign the #1 overall pick in 2014, Brady Aiken. Casey Close, Aiken’s adviser, rips the Astros and 5th rounder Jacob Nix also loses a deal in the process. Has GM Jeff Luhnow b…

Linsanity Ends in Houston

Linsanity Ends in Houston

The Jeremy Lin era in Houston has ended with his trade to the LA Lakers, and to quote T.S. Eliot’s The Hollow Men, “not with a bang, but a whimper.” Lin was dumped as part of a salary cap clearing move, with the Lakers getting him & a futur…

Jul 18, 3 years ago

5 Astros Questions for 2nd Half

5 Astros Questions for 2nd Half

The Midsummer classic is done, and the Houston Astros are looking to build on some positives for the 2nd half. For the 1st time in awhile, they’re not in the cellar this late into the season. That distinction belongs to the Texas Rangers!  Here ar…

Jul 17, 3 years ago

Ariza vs. Parsons

Ariza vs. Parsons

Now that the dust has settled after the loss of Parsons & signing of Ariza, it’s time to explore whether there is a realistic drop off between the 2 players. If we’re just looking at pure numbers from last season, you may be surprised…

Jul 17, 3 years ago

Fantasy Football Ratings for Texan Players

http://www.houstonsportstalk.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Texans-DeAndre-Hopkins-150x150.jpgFantasy Football Ratings for Texan Players

As we have seen recently with LeBron James, a great local story can make a great national story.  In the end, however, many local stories remain just that. Nonetheless, there are always local heroes to be found.  And there will always be residents …

Jul 16, 3 years ago

Altuve Having Banner Year

http://www.houstonsportstalk.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Altuve2-150x150.jpgAltuve Having Banner Year

When looking at a traditional baseball lineup of sluggers and speedsters, a 5’6” second baseman would usually not stand out from the bunch. But the Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve is not a typical ballplayer, hailing all the way from Venezeula to e…

Jul 14, 3 years ago

Daryl Morey: Truth & Fiction

Daryl Morey: Truth & Fiction

Rockets GM Daryl Morey always makes the Rockets a relevant organization. The league & the media talk about what he does & if his methods are wrong or right. This Andrew Sharp Grantland article brings strong opinions throughout & has a ver…

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