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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Setting sights on spring training, Jose Altuve confident embattled Astros will ‘be in World Series’

HOUSTON—A week filled with fines, suspensions, firings and impromptu news conferences as a result of their sign-stealing scandal ended awkwardly in Houston on Saturday, with the Astros meeting and greeting fans and media at their annual winter festival.

Two of the team’s biggest stars—Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman—took center stage: one for his unfazed confidence, the other for his terse tone and tenor.

Houston second baseman Jose Altuve said the Astros will be in the World Series again, while pushing back on the idea that the team’s cheating went beyond the sign-stealing detailed in MLB’s report earlier this week.

“Believe me, in the end of the year, everything will be fine,” he said. “We’re going to be in the World Series again. People don’t believe it, we will. We will. We made it last year, we were one game away of winning it all.”

Well, there’s no way this is going to backfire…..

 

QLE Posted: January 19, 2020 at 12:21 AM | 30 comment(s)
  Beats: alex bregman, famous last words, jose altuve, predictions

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Alex Bregman’s grandfather dies ahead of World Series Game 7

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK)—Hours before the Astros take on the Nationals in a World Series winner-take-all match-up, third baseman Alex Bregman subtly announced the passing of his grandfather.

Bregman made the announcement on his Instagram page, in which he posted a family photo saying, “RIP Tonight is for you.”

 

QLE Posted: October 31, 2019 at 12:24 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: alex bregman, rip

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Two former major leaguers are upset Alex Bregman carried bat to first base on World Series homer

Alex Bregman broke a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the first inning with a solo homer, ripping a Stephen Strasburg fastball into the seats in left field. Bregman was so caught up in his achievement that he carried the bat all the way to first base. He tried to hand it off to first base coach Don Kelly, but they muffed the transfer. Bregman had a laugh about it as he rounded the bases.

At least two former players aren’t happy about Bregman’s antics. Mike Napoli called him a “douche” on Twitter. Mike Morse was a little more diplomatic, suggesting Bregman was “asking to get someone hurt on your team… next year.”

Wondering what it says that the upshot of this to me is confirming that Mike Napoli counts as a former player…..

 

QLE Posted: October 30, 2019 at 12:37 AM | 74 comment(s)
  Beats: alex bregman, bats, mike morse, mike napoli

Monday, August 05, 2019

Detroit declined trades for Javier Baez, Alex Bregman to keep Michael Fulmer in 2017

Is it better as a general manager to be haunted by the trades you never made or the ones you did?

For Tigers general manager Al Avila, the answer may be the former.

In 2017, with a chance to acquire some of baseball’s most marketable and dominant players, Avila chose instead to hang onto a pitcher whose career has since gone wildly off track.

In a rather damning report on Avila’s ability to maneuver in baseball’s trade market, the Detroit Free Press learned that the GM who just received a contract extension previously refused deals for Cubs shortstop Javier Baez and Astros third baseman Alex Bregman.

For those of you who are fans of “The Road Not Taken”.

 

QLE Posted: August 05, 2019 at 03:23 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: alex bregman, javier baez, michael fulmer, tigers, trade talk

 

 

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