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Houston Astros Wed Dec 06 2017 19:05:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)
WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- A’s beat writer says the Astros are one of the frontrunners for Sonny Gray. It has been relatively quiet in terms of Astros rumors at the moment. The team is 67-33, it’s hard to think that there is too much wrong with this team. W
*Random 2017 Astros fact:Cameron Maybin only had 13 hits - including the postseason - for the Astros in 2017. Four of them were home runs.*The Astros did not tender Mike Fiers a contract. Fiers, who was acquired in the Carlos Gomez trade, made 67 sta
The Astros won their 67th game last night, but players are dropping like flies out there. As we celebrate the latest Astros victory, rightly or not, the team suffered another ill-timed injury. Wait, all injuries are ill-timed, right? Regardless, Alex
*I drove for 10 hours yesterday and hit 75 South in McKinney at 5:05pm. 0/10 would not advise.*Random Astros fact:AL West guaranteed contracts for 2019, not including arbitration or options (all numbers via Baseball-Reference):Angels: 5 ($104.1m)Mari
As the trade deadline approaches, the Astros are rumored to be scouring the market for improvements. No matter if you are pro-rotation or pro-bullpen, the Astros could stand to pick up another arm. Or two. Maybe three? You can never have enough quali
*Random 2017 Astros fact:Jose Altuve, Games with 2+ hits: 59Jose Altuve, Games with 0 hits: 35*Justin Verlander got 5th place in the AL Cy Young voting.*Richard Justice takes a look the MVP races in both leagues. Brian McTaggart writes that Altuve is
With George Springer nursing a sore quad, the Astros bring up Derek Fisher. Astros fans got a scare when George Springer left last night’s 13-4 win in the third inning. He left the game with discomfort in his left quad. It is not considered
*Random 2017 Astros fact:Mike Fiers led the team in regular season innings pitched with 153.1, making the Astros the first World Series champion without a 200IP guy since the strike-shortened 1981 season.*Matt Young notes the following autograph sess
The trade deadline is a week away, and the Astros have been linked to having interests in acquiring both starting and relief pitching. With the return of Collin McHugh and soon to be Dallas Keuchel, the rotation looks to be good enough to give the As
*Random 2017 Astros fact:Carlos Beltran hit 45 career home runs for the Houston Astros, postseason included. Nineteen of them either tied the game or gave the Astros the lead.*In the biggest slam dunk in any awards voting ever - even more than Die Ha
The Houston Astros’ Triple-A affiliate Fresno Grizzlies went on a scoring binge as they romped to a 6-1 record this week, earning a share of the division lead. It’s an impressive feat when a team hits six homers in a game. The Ast
I never got to know my granddad, because he died before I was born. I felt like I knew him, though, from the stories told by my mom & grandmom as they raised me. He played semi-pro baseball as a catcher in Wichita Falls, TX before giving up t
Which Houston Astros players had the biggest positive and negative impacts in fantasy baseball in Week 16? This was a bit of a rough week for many Astros fantasy owners. The biggest story, of course, is the loss of Carlos Correa to injury for the nex
The Astros slogan of "Earn History" sounded like just another cliche sports hashtag when I first heard it. Yeah, winning the World Series means it's the first in Astros history, the first in Texas history, etc. That's great, but every team has a cute
One Astros batter has arguably been the team’s MVP up to this point in the season. If I recall correctly, Marwin Gonzalez made his major league debut in 2012. The Astros won 55 games that season. The NBC hit show, “The Office&
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After fouling off a pitch to his face, Astros third baseman leaves the game, status unknown. Colin Moran was having a better time in his first stint with the Houston Astros in 2017. After last year’s struggles in Houston, Moran focused on i
Welcome back. The Astros are still going, so the bingo will keep going. Well, you know the drill: pick a card, get a bingo, but most importantly let's get another series win. Go Astros!- Flick
Like pesky mosquitoes, the trade rumors in summernever seem to stop. And the Astros are seemingly involved in nearly every one. Quality starting pitchers are all the rage this month. Every team desires them. Fans want their teams to trade for them.He
Do you think you can watch our ALDS series and breathe at the same time? If you can't, try relieving some of that stress while playing one of our favorite Astros-related online games, Astros Bingo, while you watch! (Well, maybe not FAVORITE, but its
You better watch out Astros if you want to trade for Yu Darvish. The Houston Astros appear to have the rotation they need to win in the regular season. Some question how effective the backend of the rotation will be in the playoffs. The Astros have l
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Not sure if you were watching today’s MLB Central on MLB Network, but they had a brief segment with Astros starter Lance McCullers and Eric Byrnes. The young Astros pitcher isfeatured on this week’s “Play Ball”
A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of making the acquaintance Sir Dizzle, who is pretty cool (for an Indians fan).Sir Dizzle builds miniature stadium replicas, and they're absolutely phenomenal. He has built a replica MMP, complete with working
How much would the Tigers need to pay to facilitate a Justin Verlander trade to the Houston Astros? The Houston Astros are looking for a pitcher with playoff experience to help them in the playoffs. Jon Morosi suggested the Astros could be after Sonn
From now until the end of the season, Alex Bregman will be the fourth-best hitter on the Astros, right behind Correa, Altuve, and Springer. Book it.After being taken second overall in 2015, Bregman made his debut with the Astros on July 25, 2016. He
There is a lot of good, young talent in the Astros system. HOOKS WIN!!! Corpus Christi tops Arkansas 6-5 in the series finale. Garrett Stubbs 4-for-5 3 RBI pic.twitter.com/hxIPHgla9u — Corpus Christi Hooks (@cchooks) July 11, 2017 With the
At the bottom of the Saturday Morning Hot Links, the Constable informed all three of our readers that there would be no Sunday Morning Hot Links because he was unavailable.  Well, he didn't factor in some annoying busybody stepping in write
With a 63-32 record, what would make you believe there is anything to worry about for the Astros? After attending last night’s game, watching the Astros fall 4-1 to the Mariners, I had a thought. In this series, the Astros went 1-3 against
Billy Wagner, as you may recall, was a very good pitcher. In 1999 he was such a great pitcher that he came in 4th in the Cy Young voting and 16th for MVP. But as the great Howie Day once said, even the best fall down sometimes.On July 21, the Astros
Rumors are that the Astros aren’t in serious discussions for Sonny Gray. Many of you may not remember this offseason, right before the Astros made the Brian McCann trade. Ken Rosenthal wrote that the Stros and Yankees were at an impasse ove
With the trade deadline looming, here are a few points to consider for a Verlander/Wilson Trade: With the Tigers expressing interest in moving the veteran right-hander, the Astros are in a unique position to approach them with a package that can acco
Time is ticking for the Astros. With names like right-handed starter Sonny Gray and left-handed reliever Justin Wilson still on the market. All signs still point towards the Houston Astros making a move before the trade deadline. However, time is run
The Astros have been on the cutting-edge of baseball since their introduction of advanced statistics and drastic rebuild years ago. But could they have made another stride in changing the game? After multiple 100-loss seasons, Astros fans are finally
The Astros may be split on what to acquire at the trade deadline. Do the Astros go with a starter or a reliever? Decisions decisions! If they trade for a starter, it will be an upgrade over what they have for Game 3 in the playoffs. They don&#821
With prices for starting pitchers sky-high, should the Astros instead focus on upgrading the bullpen? As the calendar moves closer to July 31, the trade market continues to take shape. The Astros are known to be in the market for pitching, with start
Don’t look for the Astros to go to a 6-man rotation and fans should be excited to see what Collin McHugh can offer! The Astros have a big lead in the AL West even after losing the weekend series to the Mariners. With the rumors of the Astro
The Astros need Brad Peacock in that bullpen! Brad Peacock pitched his butt off last night for seven innings. After only allowing one run in those seven innings while striking out nine batters. The Astros went on to win the game 6-2 behind Peacock&am
The Astros will be without Carlos Correa until September, but they should be alright with the depth on the team. The second worse outcome happened yesterday for the Houston Astros with Carlos Correa‘s injury. Initially reported as a jammed
The Astros would be smart to put Correa on the DL to fully recover. Even after last night’s disappointing loss to the Seattle Mariners, the Astros still have a 15.5 game lead in the AL West. The Astros are pretty much guaranteed to make the
The Athletics are having a rebuilding sale. Everything must go! The Astros can take advantage of this. With the trade, Sundaybetween the Nationals and Athletics, Washingtonimproved their bullpen in one trade. They still lack a closer, but the Nationa
After throwing well against the Mariners June 24th, Astros McCullershas hit rough sailing on the mound lately. Astrosyoung starter Lance McCullers had a rough start against the Mariner last night, allowing five runs (4 earned) on six hits in 4.2 inni
Astros ‘ace’ Dallas Keuchel begins his road back in Corpus Christi. After watching Astros pitcherCollin McHugh make his third rehab appearance, the Corpus Christi Hooks watched Dallas Keuchel throw three scoreless innings in last
The Astros once again prove to us that they are, in fact, human themselves. A fun but respectful bunch of professional baseball players. Whenever we lose something near and dear to us, we grieve. It is a very human-like thing to do. The Astros happen
Astros’ Carlos Correa leaves the game with ajammed thumb. The Houston Astros hopefully avoid a serious injury to their starting shortstop. After making the All-Star game for the first time in his career, Carlos Correa leaves during his four
Which Houston Astros players had the biggest positive and negative impacts in fantasy baseball in Week 15? This was a short week for fantasy owners thanks to the All-Star break, so fantasy impact was minimal. The Astros only played three games, but a
The Houston Astros’ Triple-A affiliate Fresno Grizzlies swept a four-game road series coming out of the All-Star break. Arguably the hottest team in Triple-A, the Astros’ Fresno Grizzlies seemed to come back stronger after the All
The day that Astros fans have waited for is coming. Not the season premiere of Game of Thrones, that was last night. Collin McHughshould be on the mound for the Houston Astros this season for the first time this year. This will not be as hard of a ba
If the Astros offense cools off by scoring just five runs, then I feel optimistic about their chances the rest of the way. If I have tocompare the Astros‘ offense to, say, a breakfast item, then I choosethe “Honey Butter Chicken B
Another summer day, another Astros trade rumor comes forth. Who is it today? Welcome to the ride which never ends; I have dubbed it, “The Astros Never-Ending Starting Pitcher Carousel”. Let me list some names for you: Sonny Gray.