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Houston Astros News: February 10, 2017

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Friday, February 10, 2017.

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Houston Astros News

Astros expect to be a contender in 2017 | MLB.com
HOUSTON -- This is the season Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow envisioned almost from the moment he was hired six offseasons ago. Perfect team? Don't be silly. Very, very good? There's a chance. "What has this offseason gotten us?" Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Tuesday. "It's gotten us an opportunity."

Pressing fantasy questions: 2017 Houston Astros
Mighty mite Jose Altuve leads a young, talent-laden Astros infield. Last season, the Astros were about as average a ball club as there was in MLB, finishing 15th in runs scored, and 16th in runs allowed. The team made it an offseason priority to infuse the club with veteran help, adding outfielder

Marwin Gonzalez, Houston Astros agree to 1-year, $3.725 million deal
Utility infielder Marwin Gonzalez and the Houston Astros have avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract worth $3,725,000, according to multiple reports.

Houston Astros mascot Orbit presents Mayor Muoio with team Jersey | West Palm Beat
With new spring training stadium about to open, Orbit, the Houston Astros mascot, visits West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio

MLB News

Baseball is considering messing around with extra innings, and it’s a horrible idea - SBNation.com
It’s a fine idea in the World Baseball Classic. It’s a fine idea in the minors. It would be a disaster in the majors.

What happened to the Braves' Turner Field? It's Georgia State's football stadium now - SBNation.com
What was once an MLB stadium is now home to college football.

Anthony Rizzo goes above and beyond for boy beaten in horrific school assault - SBNation.com
A horrible story gave way to a wonderful one.

Jeffrey Loria reportedly has agreement to sell Miami Marlins - SBNation.com
The going rate is a cool $1.6 billion, but nothing is confirmed yet.