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Houston Astros News: February 6, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Monday, February 6, 2017.

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Houston Astros News

Jandel Gustave In the Mix For Big League Bullpen |
Jandel Gustave has a legitimate chance to make the Astros’ opening day bullpen

When will the Astros break through? - Beyond the Box Score
With a solid young core and good projections, is Houston ready to turn into a perennial contender?

Houston Astros: Grading their off-season moves |
It's World Series or bust for the Astros, who made some big veteran additions this off-season but still have one hole to fill.

AL West Notes: Davis, Astros, Gomez - MLB Trade Rumors
Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Astros have set hearing dates for their remaining three arbitration cases.

MLB News

The MLB pace-of-play debate is back -
Sunday’s Say Hey, Baseball includes attempts to speed up baseball, the best pitchers of the Steroid Era and David Ortiz with oompa loompas.

Sergio Romo may or may not be signing with the Dodgers -
Saturday’s Say Hey Baseball takes a look at Sergio Romo possibly going from one side of the Giants-Dodgers rivalry to another. Plus, a look at Tom Brady’s illustrious career as an Expo.

The oral history of Tom Brady and the Montreal Expos -
Now that Tom Brady has announced his retirement from baseball, it’s time to look back at what his baseball career has meant to so many people.

Grading the new spring training hats -
There aren’t a lot of surprises. Just some good hats and bad ones.

The Padres' medical shenanigans had far-reaching consequences -
Friday’s Say Hey, Baseball features the Padres handicapping two other teams, imagining the Orioles joining the National League, and a magical honeymoon hole-in-one.