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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Report: Astros, Alex Bregman Agree to Five-Year, $100 Million Extension

The Houston Astros and third baseman Alex Bregman have agreed to a five-year, $100 million extension, according to Fox 26’s Mark Berman.

Overall, Bregman, 24, will be with the Astros for the next six years since he is already under contract with the club for the impending 2019 season. The extension buys out his next three arbitration-eligible years (2020-22) and the first two years of his free agency (2023-24) and comes after Bregman recently criticized the Astros’ spending.

Houston renewed Bregman’s contract for the 2019 season last week at $640,500, but the third baseman was upset that he and the club couldn’t reach a higher agreement.

 

 

QLE Posted: March 20, 2019 at 07:42 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: alex bregman, astros, contract extensions

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Alex Bregman still remembers the one ball that didn’t drop

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Yes, yes, yes, that ball drops and maybe everything’s different.

That ball drops and maybe the cold and drizzly morning in December is unchallenged, and the last rep goes undone, and then in the middle of March when everybody else has had enough swings he doesn’t ask for five more pitches. And then five more. And doesn’t hit that last one to the horizon.

That ball drops and when he wakes up from surgery maybe he doesn’t shout “Goggins!” into the phone, Goggins being David, the Navy SEAL who writes about “taking souls” and being “willing to suffer,” the guy on the other end of the phone being the bemused Houston Astros trainer.

Worse still, the ball doesn’t remember him at all….

 

QLE Posted: March 13, 2019 at 07:47 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: alex bregman, spring training, the one that got away

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Alex Bregman: ‘I want to be the LeBron James of baseball’

There are few similarities between baseball and basketball players. NBA players are actually encouraged to show off their personalities. They do fun things like hold All-Star drafts, wear wacky clothing and call each other out on Twitter constantly.

Major League Baseball players act as though they are prohibited from showing any emotion on the field. If you flip a bat or cheer after hitting a home run, expect a fastball to the ribs. The next time a baseball player wears an outfit that gets people talking will be the first.

Houston Astros infielder Alex Bregman is looking to change that. He told Joon Lee of Bleacher Report that he wants to be “the LeBron James of baseball.”

A grandstanding narcissist who shakes down team owners the way team owners shake down cities?

QLE Posted: February 23, 2019 at 04:36 AM | 23 comment(s)
  Beats: alex bregman, lebron james

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Astros’ Alex Bregman Says There’s ‘No Other City’ He’d Rather Beat Than Boston

There appears to be a rivalry brewing between the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros. Or, at the very least, there’s a rivalry brewing between Astros third baseman Alex Bregman and the city of Boston.

Apparently, Red Sox fans have no love loss for Bregman, who was a focal point of the American League Championship Series between Houston and the Red Sox, as his social media antics riled up not only inhabitants of New England but those inside the Red Sox organization, too.

So when the Red Sox dispatched Bregman (2-for-15) and the Astros in five games, Sox fans lined up for their pound of social media flesh. Bregman apparently heard them loud and clear as he revealed recently on the “Going Deep with Chad and JT” podcast.

You have to forgive him- he’s still bitter about being thrown out of the Athenaeum when he mistook it for a public library.

QLE Posted: February 14, 2019 at 05:15 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: alex bregman, boston, rivalries

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Astros’ Alex Bregman undergoes elbow surgery

Astros third baseman Alex Bregman underwent arthroscopic surgery on Friday to remove loose bodies in his right elbow, the team announced.

Bregman will be “limited” at the start of spring training, according to a statement disseminated Friday morning, but the Astros expect their reigning All-Star infielder to be ready to play prior to opening day against the Rays on March 28.

Bregman approached the team around New Year’s Day to complain of discomfort, general manager Jeff Luhnow said. The loose bodies were discovered in a doctor visit “a couple days ago,” leading Bregman and the club to make a mutual decision for an operation.

So, which is the bigger euphemism, “loose bodies” or “limited”?

 

QLE Posted: January 12, 2019 at 08:06 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: alex bregman, astros, elbow surgery

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

MLB playoffs: Alex Bregman says Astros belong on ‘primetime television’ after day-game relegation in ALDS

I’m inclined to be sympathetic- but, then again, my perspective is skewed by being a resident of the West Coast, which gives me a perspective on live broadcasting different from that of the denizens of the Eastern and Central Time Zones…..

QLE Posted: October 09, 2018 at 06:27 AM | 33 comment(s)
  Beats: alex bregman, broadcasting, primetime

Sunday, October 07, 2018

Trevor Bauer’s combative Twitter persona comes back to haunt him vs. Alex Bregman

If there was a list of MLB hitters that Cleveland Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer didn’t want to yield a home run to, Alex Bregman might be near the top. Unfortunately for the outspoken pitcher, that’s exactly what happened in Game 2 of the ALDS.

Facing Bregman in relief during the seventh inning, Bauer allowed a no-doubter off the third baseman that put the Houston Astros up 3-1 in a game that gave them a commanding 2-0 lead in the first round of the MLB playoffs.

The homer was Bregman’s second this series and his sixth homer in four career postseason series. The other pitchers he’s gone deep against? Chris Sale (twice), Clayton Kershaw, Kenley Jansen and Corey Kluber.

In case you need a reminder that using Twitter is a terrible idea…..

QLE Posted: October 07, 2018 at 10:47 AM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: alex bregman, trevor bauer, tweets

 

 

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