PALLILO POINTS

2 players that won't be Astros, and 1 that's not going anywhere

With the MLB General Manager meetings taking place, it's a good time to take a look at how the Astros will construct their roster for 2020.

The Astros have some work to do with their pitching staff, so adding another starter has to be a top priority for GM Jeff Luhnow.

ESPN 97.5's Charlie Pallilo shares his thoughts on what the Astros need to do to reload for 2020.

Most Popular

Astros superstar José Altuve signs autographs before the game. Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images.

The Houston Astrosbested the Oakland A’s on Sunday, August 14, marking a full Oakland sweep and capping a Hall of Fame Weekend that saw the long-awaited return of hometown hero Lance McCullers Jr. the day before.

But the real winners were the hundreds of fans from Uvalde, Texas who witnessed Alex Bregman blast another Breggy Bomb and pitcher Christian Javier secure the win.

The Astros delivered some 3,500 total tickets to the Sunday game to the Uvalde community and also chartered 10 buses to bring approximately 500 members of the community directly impacted by the horrific tragedy at Robb Elementary on May 24.

This trip from the team was part of owner Jim Cranes commitment and invitation to residents when he and members of the Houston Astros Foundation visited the grief-torn community in July, as CultureMap previously reported.

As for the all-inclusive Game Day experience, Uvalde group was allowed to participate in a pregame Q&A with Jose Altuve, Lance McCullers Jr., Alex Bregman, and manager Dusty Baker.

The eager Uvalde visitors were also given the opportunity to walk around the field on the warning track, take in views of the ballpark, snap photos, and mingle with and get autographs from the welcoming Astros players.

Continue reading on CultureMap.


Most Popular

SportsMap Emails
Are Awesome

Listen Live

ESPN Houston 97.5 FM