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2019 Schedule
0-0, 2nd in AL West
The three best teams to dethrone the Red Sox (1:28)
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The MLB bets we would make in 2019

The Astros to win the AL West? Sure, if you like easy money. How about Yasiel Puig for MVP or the Rangers to win a playoff game? Those are just two of the long shots our writers and reporters are eyeing.


An Unprecedented Position

Buster chats with Tim Kurkjian about how the Mets are in an unprecedented position with Jacob deGrom and the surprising contract the Red Sox gave Chris Sale (7:38). Plus, he talks to Phillies pitcher Jake Arrieta (35:42) before "Cap Talk" and the first weekly quiz from Todd Radom (47:05)

Verlander: contract 'extensions are a new wave in baseball' (1:19)
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Verlander: Astros deal part of 'new wave' in MLB

Justin Verlander said his new deal with the Astros is part of a "new wave in baseball" where teams are locking up their star players before letting them hit free agency.

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Source: Astros, Verlander reach $66M extension

Astros pitcher Justin Verlander, who was due to be a free agent after the 2019 season, has agreed to a $66 million extension through the 2021 season, sources told ESPN.

This Just In  

Starter Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros are in agreement on a two-year, $66 million contract extension, a league source with knowledge of the deal tells ESPN - Jeff Passan

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Hinch confident about Astros heading into season

Although expectations remain high for a Houston team that returns the majority of its roster from last season, manager AJ Hinch said Tuesday he will be careful to make sure these Astros don't look too far ahead in 2019.

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Yanks guest instructor Mazzilli struck by BP ball

Yankees guest instructor Lee Mazzilli remains in the hospital, resting comfortably after being struck in the head by a ball in batting practice in Tampa, Florida, on Wednesday.


BBTN: First Game, Trout/Bregman, Conforto

Buster discusses the first game of 2019 with Eduardo Perez (5:35), dishes on the Mike Trout & Alex Bregman deals with Keith Law (9:50), dives into the numbers with Hembo (24:19) and catches up with Mets OF Michael Conforto to talk about his perspective on the Trout deal and expectations for New York this season (30:40).

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Astros sign reliever Pressly to 2-year extension

Reliever Ryan Pressly, who was 2-1 with a 2.54 ERA and 101 strikeouts in 77 outings for the Twins and Astros last season, has signed a two-year extension with Houston through the 2021 season.


BBTN: Boras' Tough Winter, Correa, Semien, Sciambi

Before hearing from Carlos Correa (36:42) & Marcus Semien (43:17), Buster & Boog Sciambi discuss the video game epidemic, Scott Boras' rough winter, Clayton Kershaw & more (4:38). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (30:16).


BBTN: Hinch's Gripes, Doolittle, Cards' Issues

Before hearing from Nationals RP Sean Doolittle (31:43), Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss A.J. Hinch's gripes, strength of schedule concerns, Carlos Gonzalez's signing & much more (8:11). Plus, Derrick Goold with some "Inside Heat" on the Cardinals' spring struggles (37:20).

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2557th
On Base Percentage.3297th
Slugging Percentage.4258th
Earned Run Average3.111st
Quality Starts1051st