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2019 Schedule

BBTN: Hinch's Gripes, Doolittle, Cards' Issues

Before hearing from Nationals RP Sean Doolittle (31:43), Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss A.J. Hinch's gripes, strength of schedule concerns, Carlos Gonzalez's signing & much more (8:11). Plus, Derrick Goold with some "Inside Heat" on the Cardinals' spring struggles (37:20).

Hinch says ump overreacted ejecting him (1:16)
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Hinch tossed, says ump 'known for overreaction'

Astros manager AJ Hinch, not backing down given postgame hindsight, called umpire Angel Hernandez "unprofessional" and "arrogant" after being ejected in the first inning of a split-squad spring training game.

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5dPreston Johnson

Ultimate 2019 MLB betting guide

World Series, season win totals and player props -- there are more ways than ever to bet baseball. Here are our nine best futures bets for this season.

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4dDavid Schoenfield

Predicting the next top-100 player for all 30 teams

From top prospects and rising young stars to bounce-back candidates, which players who missed the MLB Rank cut could soon find a place on the list?

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Astros' Martes suspended 80 games for drug test

Astros pitcher Francis Martes, who was expected to miss this season after undergoing Tommy John surgery, has been suspended for 80 games following a positive test for a PED.


BBTN: Players' Mistrust, Astros' Verlander, Kurkjian

Before hearing from Justin Verlander (30:16), Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss Manny Machado's honesty, a level of distrust in the league and much more (6:51). Plus, Mandy Bell delivers some "Inside Heat" on the Indians (37:50).

This Just In  

Justin Verlander will be the Houston Astros' opening day starter

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Astros' Bregman exits with back stiffness

Astros third baseman Alex Bregman was removed from Wednesday's spring training game against the Marlins with back stiffness. He will not play Thursday but could return to the lineup Friday, manager A.J. Hinch said.


BBTN: Harper's Chance, Free Agents, Yanks' Stanton

Before hearing from Giancarlo Stanton (31:15), Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss the opportunity ahead for Bryce Harper, free agents still on the market, the most competitive division in baseball and much more (6:45). Plus, Jesse Rogers' "Inside Heat" on the Cubs (36:22).

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Bregman hit in 1st appearance since surgery

After undergoing offseason surgery on his right elbow, Astros third baseman Alex Bregman was plunked on the left elbow in his spring training debut.

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Altuve set for return to 2B; Bregman ready, too

After playing DH, Jose Altuve, who had offseason knee surgery, will return to his second base post, while Alex Bregman will also make his first spring start at third base on Saturday.

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DeGrom makes spring debut; heater hits 97 mph

After one exhibition start, Jacob deGrom has a 9.00 ERA. No worries, because all other signs are positive for one of the top pitchers in the major leagues.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.741st
Quality Starts0Tied-1st
Batting Average.26611th
On Base Percentage.3554th
Slugging Percentage.41624th