2020 Schedule

2020 Schedule
0-0, 2nd in AL West
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1d

ValleyCats, dropped as affiliate, sue MLB, Astros

The Tri-City ValleyCats, who operated as a short-season affiliate of the Houston Astros for 18 seasons before being dropped, have filed a lawsuit against Major League Baseball and the Astros.

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2d

Correa likely headed to arbitration with Astros

The Astros agreed to one-year contracts with right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. and infielder Aledmys Díaz on Friday to avoid salary arbitration, but did not reach a deal with shortstop Carlos Correa.

3d

BBTN: Jesse Rogers on the Mets trading for Francisco Linder; Alex Avila on his godfather Tommy Lasorda; Hembo on position rankings

Jesse Rogers joins Buster to discuss Spring Training starting on schedule, Corey Kluber trying to prove that he’s healthy and the Mets trading for Francisco Lindor. Then, 12-year MLB veteran Alex Avila hops on to talk about his godfather Tommy Lasorda, staying patient in free agency, his outlook on another pandemic season and catching for Justin Verlander in Detroit. Later, Hembo quibbles with Buster’s top 10 position rankings.

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4d

Sources: Ex-Dodger Baez, Astros agree to deal

Right-handed reliever Pedro Baez has agreed to a two-year contract with the Astros that is expected to fall in the $12-14 million guaranteed range, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.

Flashback: MLB world reacts to Astros' sign-stealing scandal (0:38)
7d
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10dAlden Gonzalez

Ex-Angels staffer: Cole, others doctored balls

Brian Harkins, who was fired as the Angels' clubhouse attendant last March for supplying ball-doctoring substances to pitchers, used a text message from star pitcher Gerrit Cole among his evidence to prove he was unfairly made a scapegoat.

11d

BBTN: Boog Sciambi on his new gig as Cubs play-by-play man, Alden Gonzalez on the Padres-Dodgers arms race, Hembo on Trevor Story

Boog Sciambi joins Buster to discuss to being named the new play-by-play voice of the Chicago Cubs, his run-in with Harry Caray in a restroom, the Padres looking like a superhero team-up and the slow winter market. Then Alden Gonzalez stops by to talk about when Spring Training may start, the arms race between the Padres and Dodgers and if Los Angeles will re-sign Corey Seager or Cody Bellinger. Later, Hembo on no players being inducted into the Hall of Fame, Yadier Molina and the Cardinals at an impasse and Trevor Story.

The most adorable recap of this year's sports moments (2:23)
24d
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32d

Astros GM: Verlander hopes to pitch in 2021

Astros GM James Click said Wednesday on MLB Network that Justin Verlander hopes to pitch this season despite having undergone Tommy John surgery on Sept. 30.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Astros manager Dusty Baker brought up an interesting point while talking about why he doesn't want a universal DH, saying it would disincentivize young players from learning other positions if they're not hitting as pitchers. No idea if that would actually be the case, but worth thinking about.

Is George Springer the right guy for the White Sox? (3:13)
28d
45d

BBTN: Jesse Rogers, Dan Shulman and Hembo join Buster to talk free agency

Jesse Rogers joins Buster to discuss free agency, the official dismantling of the Cubs World Series core, the Yankees tendering Gary Sanchez and Charlie Morton’s one-year deal with the Braves (2:50). Then, Dan Shulman hops on to talk about what the Blue Jays will do this offseason, which free agents would fit the best in Toronto and Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s weight loss (17:48). Later, Hembo stops by to hit on Kyle Schwarber, frontrunners in NL East and Central and if there’s any hope for the Angels under new management (26:44).

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.3113th
Quality Starts253rd
WHIP1.3114th
BAA.23913th
Runs27914th
Batting Average.24020th
On Base Percentage.31223rd
Slugging Percentage.40816th