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Series champs reportedly meet with Darvish
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Yu Darvish’s market appears to be heating up, as the four-time All-Star has met with potential suitors on consecutive days. On Tuesday, one day after meeting with the Cubs, Darvish reportedly convened with the Astros, according to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman.

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Altuve named Astros' MVP by Houston BBWAA
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It should come as no surprise that the American League MVP Award winner was also his team’s MVP, as Jose Altuve took home the honor from the Houston chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

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Lefties could solidify Astros' formidable roster
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When Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow signed free-agent relievers Joe Smith and Hector Rondon, both right-handers, last week, he made it clear he could take this roster to Spring Training and feel good. If he could add a lefty reliever to his bullpen, he’d feel even better. If he hasn’t already tried to re-engage the […]

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Houston Sports Awards recognizes Luhnow
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After building the Astros into World Series champions, general manager Jeff Luhnow has been named the Houston Sports Awards’ Executive of the Year.

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Hinch will enjoy polished 'pen for repeat quest
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As weeks go, the Astros haven’t had a better once since, well, you know. This one wasn’t quite as dramatic as that one. There were no bear hugs, no World Series trophy. Still, the Astros were thrilled to sign a pair of relievers to shore up the only area of their team that had them […]

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Astros agree with Rondon on 2-year deal
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In a move to further bolster their bullpen, the World Series-champion Astros agreed to terms Friday on a contract with free-agent right-hander Hector Rondon, according to sources.

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Smith officially joins Astros' bullpen
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Astros manager A.J. Hinch pulled double duty at Tony Sipp’s wedding recently. While celebrating the nuptials of the left-handed reliever, he was also making a pitch of his own — a sales pitch of sorts to then free-agent reliever Joe Smith, who officially joined the club Thursday.

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Astros address biggest need at Meetings
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The Astros addressed their biggest — and perhaps only — major need at the Winter Meetings when they signed free-agent right-hander Joe Smith to a two-year, $15 million deal on Thursday, adding a quality arm to their bullpen.

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Series MVP Springer entering his prime
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Astros outfielder George Springer started for the American League in the All-Star Game and was the Most Valuable Player of the World Series. Could the best still be yet to come for him?

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SHOP: Spend, save & free delivery by Dec. 23
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Finish your holiday shopping at the Astros Shop, where you can take 20 percent off orders over $40 and get free delivery by Dec. 23. Use the code SPRINT20 and save until Tuesday at 11 a.m. CT.

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Astros add Gose as pitcher via Rule 5 Draft
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Anthony Gose, who spent less than a day with the Astros in between a pair of trades in 2010, was selected by the club from the Rangers in Thursday’s Rule 5 Draft, which capped the Winter Meetings. Gose, a former Major League outfielder, was selected as a left-handed pitcher and will come to camp competing […]

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Astros reach a deal with RP Smith
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The Astros have filled a need in their bullpen by signing free-agent reliever Joe Smith to a contract. Smith split last season between the Blue Jays and Indians. The 11-year veteran posted a 3.33 ERA in 59 games, striking out 71 in 54 innings.

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