Posted September 18, 2012 on
The Cardinals return from a 2-5 West Coast roadtrip to face the improving Houston Astros starting Tuesday night.

Bowa: Astros need someone younger

Larry Bowa said Tuesday that he will not be the Houston Astros' next manager, saying that he and Astros GM Jeff Luhnow agreed that the team needs to go with someone younger. Bowa, 66, said that while he was "very impressed" with Luhnow, the team faces a lengthy rebuilding process and would be better served by a manager who could grow with the club. The Astros interviewed...

Houston Astros Selling Tickets To Eat Lunch With Dead Player

The Houston Astros can't seem to do anything right. On the official Facebook page for the Houston Astros, the team is advertising their Legends Weekend and a chance to buy tickets to a luncheon with former 'Stros Jose Cruz and Joe Niekro. Sounds good, right? One problem, however. Joe Niekro has been dead for almost six years. The knuckleballer for Houston died in October...

Astros' surge comes at right time for DeFrancesco

There have been times throughout the year, and not infrequently, when the Astros' 2012 season has felt like a distraction from all the upheaval going on around the club. Sure, there were games to be played -- the league office mandated 162 of them, to be exact -- but there was bigger business at hand. Between the lines, it was all about evaluation for 2013, especially after...

Tim Bogar Will Interview For Astros' Open Manager Position, Rays' Dave Martinez Also a Candidate (Video)

The Houston Astros will have their eyes on the bench for Tuesday's Red Sox-Rays game. This AL East match up features two candidates for the open Astros manager job. Red Sox bench coach Tim Bogar will be interviewing on Wednesday for the position, while Rays bench coach Dave Martinez is also a candidate. The Astros last manager was former Red Sox bench coach, Brad Mills. Abraham...

Astros want to name new manager by next week

Houston Astros owner Jim Crane said that he hopes the Astros will have a new manager chosen by the end of next week. The timing of the actual installation is a bit more complicated. Whether or not interim manager Tony DeFrancesco gets the job, he will finish out the year, and any new manager would take over after the season. However, it could be longer if a candidate like Nationals...

The Phils allow another game to slip away as they lose late to the Astros, 7-6.

The bullpen once again falters as the Phils lose yet another late season game to the Astros, as they lose 7-6. The Phils took the lead in the first as, with a runner on third, and with one man out, Chase Utley hits a sacrifice fly, knocking in Jimmy Rollins, who had started the game off with a double, then moved up to third base on Juan Pierre’s sacrifice bunt, 1-3, giving the...

Bad Baseball, But A Couple Good Phillies Signs During Astros Series

The Astros are so bad that their Saturday game was not even televised in Houston.  The Phillies did televise their game, but there were a couple signs from fans more interesting than the games themselves. First, we have this brave kid, who comes courtesy of Buzz Feed: Sign this kid to a contract.  He appears to have the most fight in the ballpark. Second, the Phillies refuse...
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