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LIVE: Mark Appel Makes His Professional Debut

Talking about Mark Appel's professional debut, listener questions, another round of building block, chopping block and chewing gum and the improvement minor league catchers have made in the Astros farm system.

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TCB Regular Podcast

Podcast Start Time: 7:05 p.m. CT

Hosts: David Coleman, Sean Feist and Tim De Block

Houston Astros Major League Topics:

  • Listener questions including: free agency; trades; Jarred Cosart; and a championship trophy
  • Who makes the Astros rotation first: Mark Appel or Mike Foltynewicz?
  • Building Block, Chopping Block or Chewing Gum: Jose Altuve, Justin Maxwell and Jason Castro

TCB Astros Minor Podcast

Podcast Start Time: 8:15 p.m. CT

Hosts: Brooks Parker, Anthony Boyer and Tim De Block

Houston Astros Minor League Topics:

  • Mark Appel's professional debut
  • Minor league catchers gunning down runners at an improved rate
  • International free agent signing period

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Intro music by Alan Read.

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