JAN 13: BUCK WEAVER PLEAS

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Sunday Notes: Can the Astros’ Secret Sauce Spice Up Orioles’ Pitching?

Sunday Notes: Can the Astros’ Secret Sauce Spice Up Orioles’ Pitching? Pitchers in the Astros organization were K-happy this past season. Thanks to a bevy of power arms and analytics-based attack plans, each of Houston’s full-season minor league affiliates led its respective league in strikeouts. So did their short-season and, most notably, their big-league club.…

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