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Astros could still sign No. 1 overall pick Brady Aiken?

The Houston Astors failed to sign the first overall pick in Brady Aiken after selecting the left-hander in June. Concerns over his elbow in a pre-signing physical caused the Astros to lower his signing bonus and for a deal between the two to fall though. The Astros also failed to sign fifth-round pick Jacob Nix who has a grievance hearing scheduled. Reports across the web circulated...
Via Tireball.com
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Astros owner Jim Crane looks to mend fences with agent

Astros owner Jim Crane thinks his management team and one of the game’s best agents will be able to bury the hatchet. Crane talked briefly with two VIPs in front of the visiting third-base dugout on Tuesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium: Tigers Woods and Casey Close Close, the agent to Dexter Fowler who also advised unsigned Astros draft picks Brady Aiken and Jacob Nix, is a leading...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ah Fenway . . . and Boston

Never been to Boston?  Go; it’s a real treat for every stripe of American or the America-curious.  There is history to be seen every four or five steps.  And the food?  Scary good; not trying to plug anyone but have to say, the ciopinno at Neptune’s Oyster House in the North End is the only version we’ve found that rivals the great Tadich Grill in San Francisco.  But this...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Darin Downs, Jesus Guzman

As the Astros prepare to start a series in New York with the Yankees, they've placed Darin Downs on the 15 day DL with a left oblique strain. Downs last pitched Thursday against Boston, pitching 1/3 of an inning and giving up a run.#453271566 / gettyimages.comDowns has pitched in 40 games for Houston this year, recording a 2-1 record, with a 4.31 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP.Moving Downs...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Two-Start Pitchers Week 20: Brett Oberholtzer and More

We are getting closer and closer to the fantasy baseball playoffs and you really need to start scraping to get that weekly advantage. Generally half the teams in most baseball leagues are phoning it in. Don’t be that team. If you have a shot, stay tough and pick up a two-start pitcher to give you an edge. I will give you the players name and who his opponents are. Make sure to...
Via FF Locker Room
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Altuve: ‘Every Single Little Guy Wants To Be Like Dustin Pedroia’

The Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros know a thing or two about undersized second baseman. The Astros’ Jose Altuve, at 5-foot-5, is the shortest active major leaguer, and he’s long been an admirer of the 5-foot-8 Dustin Pedroia. “When I was a kid, you know?” Altuve said, via the Houston Chronicle. “He’s a little guy like me, and he plays hard. He’s one of the best players...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Alert: Alex Presley

According to Evan Dreilich, Houston Astros outfielder Alex Presley will not return Tuesday in New York, as previously hoped.Alex Presley felt discomfort today after playing last night. 7-10 days minimum Porter said— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) August 16, 2014"He had some discomfort in the cage before they got ready to go and do their work," Manager Bo Porter said...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Darin Downs battling oblique injury

Houston Astros reliever Darin Downs was unavailable Friday night and may not be able to pitch Saturday against the Boston Red Sox as he battles discomfort in his right oblique, reports Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle:#453271566 / gettyimages.comDowns first felt the injury sometime on Thursday and it got worse after he pitched in the sixth inning. Manager Bo Porter said Downs...
Via MLB Injury News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Fan Wants Jose Altuve to Steal Her Second Base

Jose Altuve has been one of the very few bright spots for the Houston Astros since his debut in 2011 and the speedy second baseman is putting together another big-time season, one that might bring a batting title to the franchise. Apparently he is also bringing the ladies out. This gal arrived nice and early to the Astros game at Fenway Park on Friday night and brought along an intriguing...
Via Next Impulse Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros’ Chris Carter Continues His Hot Play

The Houston Astros may be at the bottom of the AL West, but Chris Carter is keeping them in the news due to his stellar play as of late. Carter has been one of the best players in the MLB over the past month or so, and it has been a joy to watch. Carter is known to be a power hitter with a very inconsistent bat. Carter has the ability to go yard every time at bat, but his batting...
Via The Front Office News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros fan has fallen trying to catch a foul ball and can't get up (VIDEO)

Carlos Corporan sent a foul popup into the left-field stands of Minute Maid Park during Wednesday's Twins-Astros game. It looked like it might be an easy catch for a fan sitting just off the third-base line. He got set, had both hands ready and waited for his big moment.Then those pesky seats got in the way.The worst part? Some dude in a retro Astros jersey snags the souvenir...
Via The Other Paper
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Alex Presley, Matt Albers, Jesse Crain

Houston Astros outfielder Alex Presley will begin a rehab assignment with Low-A Tri-City on Tuesday, reports Brian McTaggart of MLB.com. McTaggart adds that the club is hoping injured relief pitchers Matt Albers and Jesse Crain will be able to return before the end of the season:#451405836 / gettyimages.comPresley strained his right oblique on July 7 while swinging at a pitch....
Via MLB Injury News
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Astros players irked by special treatment of prospect

Top Houston Astros prospect Mark Appel has been fast tracked in the minors since being selected No. 1 overall in the 2013 MLB draft. The 24-year-old righty was just promoted to Double-A Corpus Christi despite putting up a 9.74 ERA in high Single-A ball.  That may or may not be the issue that some current Astros have with the way Houston is treating Appel at this point. The youngster...
Via Sportsnaut
24 days ago  |  1 Comment

Astros pitcher gives souvenir ball to heckler with funny note

It wasn’t a good day on Thursday for Houston Astros pitching against the Oakland A’s, as they suffered a 13-1 drubbing at the hands of MLB’s best team.  Wednesday wasn’t much better with 9 runs against the struggling Astros arms.   On Wednesday, one Oakland A’s fan was giving it to the tattered remains of the Astros hurlers, in particular #60 Dallas Keuchel.  Keuchel...
Via Reading Between The Seams
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros fail to sign number one overall pick

The 5:00 p.m. EDT deadline came and went without a deal, and 17-year-old LHP Brady Aiken, the number one overall pick in the 2014 June amateur draft was not signed by the Houston Astros, meaning he will not be eligible to play professionally this season.  While no official announcement has been made (as of 5:20 p.m. EDT), Jim Callis, Senior Writer for MLB.com, tweeted a “confirmation”...
Via Reading Between The Seams
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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