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Did kid's great letter convince Astros to keep George Springer?

The Boston Red Sox’s acquisition of Chris Sale proved that anything can happen in Major League Baseball’s offseason. But the Houston Astros still have one of their best young players, and they have a little kid to thank. OK, that might be a stretch. Still, there’s no doubting the awesomeness of this letter a young Astros fan wrote to Jeff Luhnow, pleading with the general...
December 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch: George Springer launches foul ball into a deep fryer

Houston Astros slugger George Springer unintentionally added a new item to the Minute Maid Park desert menu. The Astros outfielder was at the plate against the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday, when he launched a foul ball into the stands. While some balls can hit errant cars in parking lots, Springer’s foul ended up landing into a concession stand deep fryer. Even if Astros hitters...
Via The Comeback
May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

George Springer catches footballs while wearing a T-Rex costume

The Houston Astros are finding ways to keep things fun during a long and grueling 162-game baseball season. Before their game Saturday against the Texas Rangers, outfielder George Springer really went in a different direction. Springer wore one of those T-Rex costumes that you probably have seen more often in the past year. They’re often donned in silly viral videos of people...
Via The Comeback
May 21, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Houston Astros’ George Springer robs home run the hard way

Robbing a home run is never a bad thing for an outfielder. The fans love you, your teammates thank you and you’re likely a sure-fire SportsCenter highlight. Such was the case for Houston Astros rightfielder George Springer, who robbed Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu of a home run in the first inning of their affair on the South Side of Chicago. Then again, it could’ve...
Via The Comeback
May 20, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: George Springer’s strong vertical leap helps rob Jose Abreu of home run

Most everything this season has been going the way of the Chicago White Sox. And most everything has been going against the Houston Astros. But for one play on Thursday, the ‘Stros had the upper hand — thanks to some major hops from George Springer. With two outs and none on in the bottom of the first inning in Chicago, Jose Abreu sent a deep fly ball to right field ...
Via The Sports Daily
May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Matt Barnes Bested By Ex-UConn Teammate George Springer

BOSTON — The Red Sox lost Friday night, and Matt Barnes is going to hear about it. The Red Sox’s 7-6 loss to the Houston Astros at Fenway Park wasn’t particularly debilitating — the team had won five straight entering the game and still pounded out 11 hits. But this one might leave an extra sting for Barnes. With the game knotted at 5-5 in the top of the sixth inning, the...
May 14, 2016  |  Discuss

George Springer, In Progress

Last September, at one point, the Astros staged an improbable ninth-inning comeback against the Angels. I don’t remember a whole lot of the details anymore, but there is still one play that sticks out in my mind, because it stuck out in my mind back then. George Springer neither started the rally nor ended it, but he did keep it alive with the bases empty and the Astros down to...
Via Fangraphs
January 27, 2016  |  Discuss

How devastating is Springer’s injury to the Houston Astros?

The loss of George Springer will be devastating for the Houston Astros. The Astros only have a three-game lead on the LA Angels, and they have lost a pivotal piece to their success. They need to be able to maintain their level of play for the next few week because the Angels are picking up their level of play and just sweep the Texas Rangers in Arlington. Manager A.J Hinch was been...
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros’ first base-DH surplus now helps cover George Springer injury

The Houston Astros have been the surprise of the 2015 season, building the best record in the AL and a five-game lead in their division. As we approach the All-Star break, the big question hovering over this team is whether or not they’re “for real,” can maintain this level of performance and get to their first postseason in 10 years. A significant reason for the Astros’...
Via The Outside Corner
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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