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Cubs favored to win back-to-back titles

It took the Chicago Cubs 108 years to break their World Series title drought, but Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook gives them the highest odds to be repeat champions this year.

Luhnow: "El Clásico es necesario para el béisbol" (2:49)
Altuve confía en la solidez de los Astros (1:49)
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2dCraig Edwards

A new strike zone would hurt Keuchel

Ground balls on pitches low in the zone are the most effective way for Dallas Keuchel to get outs. If he's forced to pitch even just slightly higher in the zone, he risks hitters raking against him.

How Alex Bregman's power changes his fantasy upside (0:47)
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7dBradford Doolittle

Players with something to prove: Yulieski Gurriel

The Astros are hopeful that a fresh start and a full spring will restore life to the powerful bat of their in-season signing from Cuba last year.

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8dJim Bowden

Bold predictions for spring training

Jason Heyward to center? Matt Wieters to L.A.? And who is Francis Martes? Position changes, trades and breakthroughs will make news before Opening Day.

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Roundtable: Who'll play first base in Houston?

After A.J. Reed hit just .164 in 45 games for the Astros last season, the second-year big leaguer might be looking over his shoulder this spring. Cuban star Yulieski Gurriel could push Reed for the starting job.

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11dBen Fawkes

Cubs lead way in first sportsbook's win totals

The Cubs and Indians -- last season's World Series participants -- are projected for the most victories as the Atlantis Casino on Friday became the first sportsbook to post 2017 win totals.

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Reports: Marwin Gonzalez, Astros agree to deal

Utility infielder Marwin Gonzalez and the Houston Astros have avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract worth $3,725,000, according to multiple reports.

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13dDan Szymborski

Baseball's best bets to beat Father Time

With the historic start to his career, Mike Trout seems like a sure thing to age gracefully as he enters his age-25 season. But he's not the only star set to shine far beyond his 30th birthday.

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13dJim Bowden

Final offseason grades for all 30 teams

A mega-deal involving an ace? Both teams get an A. Whiff badly as one AL Central team did? That's an F. Here's our hot stove report card for 2017.

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15dKeith Law

Houston Astros: Top prospects report

Lower-round steals, investment in the international market, and shrewd deals, including one for prospect Francis Martes, keeps Houston's system strong.

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17dESPN.com news services

Harris, Astros avoid arbitration with 2-yr. deal

Will Harris will make $2.2 million this season and $2.8 million next year, according to multiple reports. The deal also includes a club option for 2019 worth $5.5 million to $8.5 million.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.0611th
Quality Starts7713th
Batting Average.24724th
On Base Percentage.31919th
Slugging Percentage.41715th

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