The Astros Youth Movement

Courtesy of the Houston Chronicle

Jarred Cosart- Courtesy of the Houston Chronicle

 

Good Morning everyone, I hope everyone is having a great day. Besides getting stung by fireants this morning while walking my dogs, I’m doing pretty well.

The Astros lost last night against the Cards, 5-4. The Astros will visit the Tampa Bay Rays Friday night. David Price will take the mound for the Rays. Rookie Jarred Cosart will start for the Astros.  The youth movement is alive and well for Houston and I decided to write a short piece on that aforementioned youth movement.  Go Astros!

Ever since Jim Crane took over the Astros, one thing was clear from the start, Crane wanted to rebuild a franchise that was worn down after years of neglect.  He hired Jeff Luhnow from St. Louis to start things over and recently hired Reid Ryan from Corpus Christi. At 32-59, we are not going anywhere soon and while that may upset some fans, we knew from the start that this was going to be a tough year and we trust the new management, or at least I do. Jeff Luhnow comes from an organization that has had success in the minor and major league systems, so he knows what he is doing. In the past two drafts, he has selected young players to build a franchise around and start from scratch. Carlos Correa and Mark Appel are studs from what I’ve heard and they will be in the majors sooner rather than later I think. Appel has already joined Correa in Quad City.

Friday night will be another step in the right direction as Jarred Cosart will start against Tampa Bay . While his stats may not be super impressive ; 7-9, 3.29 ERA with Oklahoma City, (kudos to the Houston Chronicle) It’s time to give this guy a chance because it’s the perfect time to do so. Perfect because we are in no hurry to get anywhere. All he need is experience on the big league level.

This youth movement will show its shine in the next couple of years I’m sure. As fans, we just need to be patient and remember the saying

“good things come to those who wait.”

 

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Astros Pride!

Astros Pride!

So, I’m taking this online media class and I’m very excited because I get to blog about what I want to and therefore, it should be easy to pound out some articles I hope you enjoy.

Sports are my life so that’s what you’ll most likely see on this site.  I love baseball, basketball and football. While many sports fans out there are obsessed with stats, I’m one of those people who care about what the athlete does on the field that day. I don’t care what his slugging percentage is or his yards after catch percentage is, just go out and play ball. On field ( and on court) performance is what matters most to me because everybody is going to have good and bad days, its life and you can’t change it.

For teams I follow: Rice University, Texas A&M and University of North Carolina.  I follow these teams because I followed them growing up. The only time I root against these teams is when they play Texas State!  in which case I will always pull for my alma mater!!
Professionally,the teams I follow are the Houston Astros, The Boston Red Sox, Houston Rockets, and Houston Texans. For the most part, I prefer college sports because of the pageantry involved. I’ve been to both college and pro games and college games win every time! Showing your school spirit and wearing your colors proudly gets me more pumped up than anything else.

I look forward to writing here and giving you a unique sports perspective and hopefully will gain a following to entertain sports fans everwhere and pursue my dream of becoming a sports broadcaster!