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The Astros announced Sunday they were moving LHP Erik Bedard out of the rotation and into the bullpen, opening up a rotation spot for Friday’s game against the Rangers at Minute Maid Park. There’s no shortage of candidates for that start, ranging from long relievers with starting pedigrees in Paul Clemens, Jose Ciserno and Dallas Keuchel, to Minor League prospects Jarred Cosart and Brett Oberholtzer.
So, who would you like to see moved into the rotation?
Now that we know what the roster is going to look like on Sunday when the Astros face the Rangers in their American League debut, it’s time for your voice to be heard. Based on what you know about the Astros, the influence of manager Bo Porter and the rest of the AL West, how many games will the Astros win in 2013?
Take the poll:
Astros owner Jim Crane created some news Monday when he told reporters the team is considering changing its name upon moving to the American League in 2013. The Houston franchise began as the Colt .45′s in 1962 and changed its name to Astros when it moved into the Astrodome three years later.
The Astros are changing leagues and likely will have new uniforms in 2013, and now perhaps even a new name. Let us know what you think about the Astros possibly changing names by taking our poll:
When outfielders Hunter Pence and Michael Bourn were traded in late July, the race for Astros Most Valuable Player suddenly became wide open. Astros manager Brad Mills was asked Friday who he thought should get it, and he threw out the names of Clint Barmes, Matt Downs, Carlos Lee, Bud Norris and Wandy Rodriguez.
If you look at statistics, Lee appears on his way to 20 homers and 90 RBIs, which could give him the edge. Barmes has played a Gold Glove-caliber defense and has shown some pop offensively, though he’s remained under .250 for much of the year. Downs has been a huge catalyst off the bench has had some huge hits, and Rodriguez has an 11-10 record on a team that’s going to lose 100 games.
So who’s your pick for team MVP in 2011?
Tag’s Lines — and Tags — is back at work today, so everyone on their toes.
With J.B. Shuck on his way to Houston following his promotion from Triple-A Oklahoma City, the Astros have another fresh face in the clubhouse. Shuck, a left-handed-hitting outfielder, will be the third player to make his Major League debut since last week’s trade of Hunter Pence, joining J.D. Martinez and Jimmy Paredes.
That brings us to a long-awaited poll question.