Found January 26, 2012 on Astros Daily:
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15 names the Houston Astros should consider

Yesterday, Complex reported (via ESPN) that new Houston Astros owner Jim Crane is considering changing the name of the franchise as well as its uniforms when the team moves from the National League... [[ Read More ]]

Delino DeShields Jr. Resembles Dad… Sort Of

On the tail end of my scouting trip to Savannah, having an opportunity to see the Lexington Legends was well worth extending my stay considering the potential to scout three of the Houston Astros first round picks in second baseman Delino DeShields Jr., third baseman Mike Kvasnicka and pitcher Mike Foltynewicz. And while “Folty” was not in the cards, the two first rounders, power...

Astros make first free-agent splash

Aside from a trade that netted shortstop Jed Lowrie, the Houston Astros are having a relatively quiet offseason. The club recently made its first moves in the free agent market by signing slugger Jack Cust and catcher Chris Snyder to low-risk deals.

Astros sign LHP Duke to minor league deal

The Houston Astros have signed left-handed pitcher Zach Duke to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.The 28-year-old posted a record of 3-4 with a 4.93 ERA in 76.2 innings pitched for the Arizona Diamondbacks last season.Duke pitched the first six seasons of his career for the Pittsburgh Pirates, earning All-Star honors in 2009 before being traded to the...

Astros’ move is to league of free spenders

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In search of that .750 OPS, in the Astros outfield

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Astros owner balks at Jefferson County debt inquiry

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Astros sign Zach Duke

The Houston Astros announced that they have signed Zach Duke to a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training. Last season with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Duke went 3-4 with a 4.93 era while averaging 3.8 k/9, his worst since 2007 with the Pirates(3.4 k/9). The Diamondbacks acquired Duke from the Pirates in November of 2010. Image taken by randomduck and used under the Creative...

Astros invite former All-Star Duke to camp

The Astros have seen Zach Duke at his best, and they're hoping to see it more frequently in 2012. On Friday, the club announced it has signed the left-handed Duke to a Minor League contract with an invite to big league Spring Training camp.


I lived in southern Texas for the first three years of my life, so the Houston Astros were my first baseball team (really my first favorite team of any kind). Though I still have a small connection, I abandoned them as my National League alternative around the same time they opened the bandbox they call a ballpark (for the record the Washington Nationals have taken the official title...
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