Are you also struggling to keep up with your sleep schedule because of the World Baseball Classic (WBC)? Well, you’re not alone. The WBC has wreaked havoc on everyone’s circadian rhythm with games happening at 6AM and 11PM. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with all the latest news and updates from the Houston Astros and the rest of the MLB.
In today’s edition of Astros News, we have a report on Jose Altuve and his Venezuelan team’s victory against the Astros in a WBC tuneup. But it’s not just about the games; we also have an interesting piece on All-Star Pérez singing the Venezuelan anthem with a different pitch. Plus, Astros’ López is ready to lead Venezuela in the WBC.
If you’re an Astros fan, you wouldn’t want to miss the update on the deadline set by the Houston Astros GM for Tucker and Valdez contract extensions. And in other recent news, Astros’ Alex Bregman has reinvented the double play with a slick bounce pass.
Moving on to the non-Houston Astros AL West News, Mike Trout from Angels is getting frustrated with the team’s losing streak. On the other hand, Phil Nevin is helping the Angels start fresh. In some surprising news, Las Vegas really wants the Oakland Athletics to move there, and the rebuilding A’s are considering it. And in Mariners Observations, we have updates on Kelenic, Julio, injury concerns, and more.
If you’re interested in knowing the worst contracts of the 2023 MLB season, The Big Lead has got you covered. And, In Search of a Triple Gold Club for Baseball, Fangraphs presents an interesting read.
Lastly, in Non-MLB Baseball News, Panama topped Chinese Taipei by a 12-5 final in Game two of the WBC (of 47), and Bogaerts, Profar HRs power Netherlands to a 2-0 record.
And as we wrap up today’s news, let’s wish a happy birthday to Aaron Boone, who played 12 seasons in the majors, making the All-Star Team in 2003 with the Cincinnati Reds, Wayne Franklin, who played two of his first seven MLB seasons with Houston, and CJ Nitkowski, who had a 10-season MLB career, making his stop in Houston in 1998.
Stay tuned for more news and updates on the WBC and the MLB, and keep yourself entertained during the weird timings of the games with our daily news bulletins.