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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

José Altuve loudly booed in his first spring training at bat

The Astros and sign-stealing has, quite obviously, been the story of the offseason. The basic news of the scandal has, quite understandably, led the headlines, but the response to the news on the part of Astros players and officials has managed to perpetuate it. What I originally figured would last only a few weeks before dying down has not, by any stretch of the imagination, died down.

In related news, the Houston Astros made the trip to Lakeland today to take on the Detroit Tigers in a spring training game. You’ll not be surprised that José Altuve, making his first trip to the plate this spring training, was given a less-than-warm greeting by Tigers fans

And so it begins…..

 

QLE Posted: February 25, 2020 at 12:32 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: boos, dirty rotten cheaters, hit by pitch, jose altuve

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

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Fantasy Baseball All-Decade Team: Mike Trout, Justin Verlander, and the rest of the 2010s studs

The 2010s was a challenging decade for fantasy baseball managers, with pitchers and hitters each enjoying separate phases of league-wide dominance. As the league-wide plan shifted to drawing walks, increasing launch angles and avoiding risks on the basepaths, wise managers also shifted their priorities. With the decade coming to a close, let’s take a look at a team of players who dominated the fantasy landscape.

I will freely admit that I am not involved in fantasy baseball, and that the way they appraise players may not match my own- but does this list seem odd to anyone else in certain regards?

 


Thursday, October 24, 2019

Jose Altuve is proving why he’s the most likable player in baseball

HOUSTON — Jose Altuve isn’t what you think of when you imagine the modern baseball player. But as yet another postseason is showing, with Altuve and his Houston Astros teammates challenging for a World Series, he’s probably what every baseball player should be.

Baseball has gotten too serious, but Altuve is hardly ever not smiling.

People complain that baseball is boring, but have you seen Jose Altuve play? He’s the exact opposite. He’s the spark plug of the Astros, a fantastic hitter, a defensive dynamo.

As players start to look like linebackers and pro wrestlers, Altuve is 5-foot-6, the shortest player in the league, the ultimate underdog, proof that baseball accepts anyone.

A few words on why so many of us delight in the Tiny Terror Tot.

QLE Posted: October 24, 2019 at 12:30 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: jose altuve

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Clinching heroics net Altuve ALCS MVP honors

José Altuve was in the running for the ALCS MVP Award entering Game 6 on Saturday night, but his pennant-clinching walk-off homer in the ninth inning of a 6-4 win over the Yankees sealed it.

Altuve finished the series with six runs scored, a .348/.444/.652 line and two homers, including the biggest hit of the series.

Altuve became the first second baseman ever to win both a regular-season MVP and a postseason-round MVP Award.

Congratulations to both Altuve and the Astros.

 

QLE Posted: October 20, 2019 at 12:47 AM | 34 comment(s)
  Beats: alcs mvp, astros, jose altuve

 

 

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