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Jan 18, 2022
After what Yuli and Yordan have done, the Astros continue betting on Cuban talent

After what Yuli and Yordan have done, the Astros continue betting on Cuban talent

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports For two straight international signing periods, Houston has signed top Cuban prospects. Last round it was Pedro León. And now it’s Kenni Gómez. Just a few years ago, the Astros couldn’t be counted as one of the teams with a history full of Cuban players. For example, they were far away from the White Sox, the Yankees, the Athletics, or the Twins. As a matter of fact, Houston didn’t have a Cuban-born ballplayer between 1979 and 2015. But in 2016, Yulieski Gurriel arrived, has continued to have success to this day, and the Astros have...
Jan 5, 2022
Do the Angels have enough to worry the Astros?

Do the Angels have enough to worry the Astros?

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The Angels have strengthened their pitching, but they need more moves to shrink the gap with the Astros. Looking back to the 2021 season, the Astros defeated the Angels 13 times out of 19 games (68%), outscoring them 118 to 57. But at this time, just months later, things have changed. After Carlos Correa hit the open market, the Astros are spending their days with a big question mark at shortstop while the Halos have brought some big arms aboard to strengthen their pitching staff. But do the Angels have enough to beat the Astros and actually...

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