When the news broke that people from the Cardinals organization had hacked in to computers belonging to the Houston Astros we learned that the Astros had been in talks with the Miami Marlins superstar Giancarlo Stanton, but decided not to pull the trigger.Crazy, right? Well--the Marlins supposedly wanted George Springer and Carlos Corea. So they pretty much wanted the future of the...
BOSTON (AP) The Houston Astros recalled Dan Straily, Friday night's starting pitcher, from Triple-A Fresno for their game against the Boston Red Sox.
To make room, the team optioned right-hander Michael Feliz to Fresno.
On Thursday, outfielder George Springer was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right wrist.
Outfielder Alex Presley was selected from Fresno to...
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We all have biases about certain players whether we like to admit it or not. One way to combat this is to take a player’s name away from the numbers before you decide just how much fantasy value they have. I sat down and analyzed a pair of hitters and pitchers and summarized my findings.
Remember when the narrative surrounding the saga of St. Louis Cardinals staffers hacking a Houston Astros database was “well, it must have been a low level member of the front office”? Well, that narrative has been turned on its head – according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cardinals have fired scouting director Chris Correa in relation to the hacking incident. That’s...
The Houston Astros have been one of the more pleasant surprises thus far in the 2015 MLB season, as they’ve ascended the ranks of the AL West division and are in position to make it back to the playoffs for the first time since 2005. All of this, after everyone thought they were still another year or two away from simply being a contender. Houston has received excellent starting...
The Houston Astros have the best record in the American League and are coming off a sweep of the Kansas City Royals, who currently lead the AL Central. But an off-day on Thursday has the club worrying about the health of their leadoff hitter George Springer.
Springer was forced to leave Wednesday night’s 6-5 win over the Royals after being hit on his right wrist by a Edinson...
For the past several seasons, the Houston Astros have been the definition of mediocrity. They haven’t finished with a winning record since 2008, when they were still apart of the NL Central. They have held the top draft pick 3 times this decade and have lost more than 100 games 3 times as well.
It seems to have all finally and mercifully paid off.
After finishing off a sweep of...
A Houston Astros fan pulled off a ceremonial first pitch dunk the other night.Right up there with Carly Rae Jepsen, Baba Booey, and Tiffany.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Contrary to reports earlier this week, Astros’ outfielder L.J. Hoes is not on the Disabled List. Hoes returned from the 7-day DL last Friday night and has played in the Fresno Grizzlies’ last four games, despite still being listed on Fresno’s website as being on the disabled list. This is the first year that Fresno has been the Triple-A affiliate with the Houston Astros and...
Devised originally in response to a challenge issued by viscount of the internet Rob Neyer, and expanded at the request of nobody, NERD scores represent an attempt to summarize in one number (and on a scale of 0-10) the likely aesthetic appeal or watchability, for the learned fan, of a player or team or game. […]
Let me start off by explaining what I am talking about. A Four-A hitter is someone who hits well in Triple-A, but can’t seem to hit in the Majors.
Jon Singleton seems to be sliding into this harsh definition.
The Houston Astros’ young slugger saw his first action last season, and it didn’t fare too well for either side. Singleton played in 95 games for the Astros, and although...
It was almost cute when it started — there were the Astros, playing really competitive baseball, a year or two ahead of schedule. They stormed out of the gate and people everywhere wrote about the possibility of the Astros making the playoffs without really believing it would happen. And to this point the Astros still […]
The Houston Astros are looking to improve their pitching rotation and they are looking at Chicago White Sox’s RHP Jeff Samardzija. However, the White Sox have not yet made it clear that they willing to start selling.
Samardzija, 30 years old, is 5-4 with a 4.53 ERA in 101.1 IP this season. The White Sox have not been very good this season as they are 32-41 and 12 games back of...
Carlos Correa hit what looked like a routine fly ball in the fourth inning of Sunday’s Yankees-Astros game.
But this is baseball, and crazy things happen from time to time. Today, Correa’s ball wasn’t caught, and all hell broke loose.
It went down in the books as a double and a two base error on center fielder Brett Gardner, who fumbled the ball after it fell between...
Houston Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer got rocked early by the New York Yankees on Saturday, allowing a grand slam to catcher Brian McCann and a two-run dinger to outfielder Chris Young — all before he was out of the second inning. So the frustrated lefty took out his anger out on Alex Rodriguez by intentionally throwing a fastball at A-Rod's midsection. CC Sabathia took...
The Royals are currently dominating the American League All-Star Game voting with seven players projected to start their respective positions at the most recent update. However, the Astros are doing their best to see to it one of their guys leap frogs one of the Royals for a starting spot. While Omar Infante is currently...Read More
The Houston Astros know they have a good one on their hands in young second baseman Jose Altuve. They know that fans of the team are aware that they have a good one in Altuve as well. Now if only the rest of the baseball loving free-world was aware of the talent the Astros have at second base....To drum up support (ans show their own) the team decided to wear some special t-shirts...
KISSIMMEE, FL – MARCH 10: Jon Singleton #21 of the Houston Astros waits for a pitch during the first inning of a spring training game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Osceola County Stadium on March 10, 2015 in Kissimmee, Florida. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
With Chad Qualls suffering from chronic pain on the right side of his neck, Jon Singleton has been given another...
At a time not very long ago — actually, just a single month and a few days ago — viscount of the internet Rob Neyer wrote at Just A Bit Outside about how the Houston Astros, then as now a first-place team, had been winning games with negligible contribution from any players drafted by General […]
HOUSTON, TX – JUNE 25: Dallas Keuchel #60 of the Houston Astros celebrates after a complete-game shutout as the Astros defeated the New York Yankees 4-0 at Minute Maid Park on June 25, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
“Finish this game. I want to go home.”
Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch’s ninth inning message to his pitcher, Dallas, Keuchel...
Newly-signed Houston Astros shortstop Alex Bregman talks with reporters after a baseball news conference Thursday, June 25, 2015, in Houston. The Astros announced Thursday the signing of Bregman, who was selected with the second overall pick in the 2015 MLB First Year Player Draft. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Thursday afternoon the Houston Astros announced the signing of their top...
When you think of power hitters you typically think of guys in the outfield or playing on the corners (1st or 3rd). You definitely don't look at your short stop for power, but the Astros are lucky. Carlos Correa doesn't have crazy power behind his swing, but there is some there.There was enough in Tuesday's game against the Angels for him to smack a three-run home run in the fourth...
As the FBI continues to try to build a case against the St. Louis Cardinals employees who allegedly stole information from the Houston Astros, one thing has become increasingly clear — these were not professionals. Michael S. Schmidt of the New York Times, who broke the story about the investigation, reports that the biggest break...Read More
One of the things the FBI needs to determine with its investigation into the St. Louis Cardinals allegedly stealing information from the Houston Astros is when the hacking began. According to one report, this has been going on for years. The story first surfaced in June 2014, when the Astros’ internal trade talks were posted...Read More
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While the dawn of the new-look Houston Astros is upon us, be wary of regression. While first place is theirs at the moment, we saw them lose eight of nine entering Sunday’s rubber match against the Seattle Mariners. That’s fine; teams streak, good or bad. While 27-year-old Dallas Keuchel—a 2009 seventh-rounder—has slowly turned himself into an ace over the past season and...