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Veteran utility player Geoff Blum will join the Houston Astros’ television broadcast team as a color analyst.
Blum appeared in 17 games last season while a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks. For much of the season he dealt with an oblique injury.
The 39-year-old infielder played with six teams during his 14-year MLB career.
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Altuve gets a little pat. Photo by Li Phil.
Houston Astros – Predicted Finish: Fifth Place, AL West
The Astros will be abysmal in 2013. I’d make a string of jokes about how bad they are, but I’m above all that.
No I’m not. Here’s a joke to highlight the futility of the Houston Astros in 2013:
Did you hear that Houston’s baseball team doesn’t have a website? A: They...
Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers told
reporters, including Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, that he is not going to accept
less of a trade package for outfielder Justin Upton after the young slugger
rejected a trade from the Seattle Mariners. Towers added that he’s in “no hurry”
to trade Upton.
"I'm not taking less," Towers said here in a...
One of the worst kept secrets in MLB is the Arizona Diamondbacks’ interest in trading outfielder Justin Upton. But one of the seldomly understood points is the fact that General Manager Kevin Towers wants a fortune in return. In other words, he is not so desperate to move Upton, he will settle for a package of players that would not be considered a heist. If there was any doubt...
The New York Mets are once again interested in Arizona
Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton, but it is a “longshot” that the team will
give up enough prospects to acquire the slugger, according to Marc Carig of
Sources say the Mets are again interested in trading for Justin Upton. But it's a longshot that they'll give up enough prospects for a deal.
The Houston Astros have made many changes this off-season. From uniform changes all the way to the broadcast booth, the Astros are close to yet another change.
Many thought Roger Clemens would return to the team as a pitche, but that didn’t happen. It doesn’t look like it will happen again, either. However, Houston is close to a deal with Clemens to return as a Minor League pitching...
I became intrigued with Bo Schultz some time back, not entirely for his baseball talent because it was said he was not a major league prospect, but largely in that he came out of the prestigious Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern and was likely to become a baseball journalist. It seemed writing might take center stage sooner rather than later because of his projected level...
The apparent trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks that was nixed by Justin Upton exercising his no-trade rights reportedly would've cost Seattle a lot in terms of young talent. SeattleClubhouse takes a look at why that cost shouldn't be looked down on as a drastic overpay or compared unfavorably to Mariners deals of the past.
Updated by Joe D. on 1/13 at 2:00 PM
Validating what I’ve been saying since Friday, Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers said he is in no rush to deal Justin Upton and that he will only move him for a similar or better deal than what he agreed to with the Mariners.
That Seattle deal, or should I say non-deal, set the bar for Upton’s value.
The fact that Upton invoked his no-trade clause...
It seems like Justin Upton has been on the block forever. There has been talk that Arizona could deal him in each of the last two off-seasons. There was also talk during the year that Upton could be on the block, and the Pittsburgh Pirates were one of the teams linked to him. Up until now it didn’t seem like that talk was very serious. The whole situation seemed confusing. Arizona...
According to Marc Craig of Newsday, the New York Mets are once again interested in Arizona Diamondbacks slugger, Justin Upton, though sources believe it’s a long shot:
In a post to Newsday, Craig writes:
“The Mets have revived discussions of a trade for the Diamondbacks’ Justin Upton, two people with knowledge of the situation said Friday. However, doubts linger about whether...
Updated by Joe D. on 1/11 at 3:00 PM
So all of a sudden the Mets could be looking to do something significant at the major league level. If true, it would be a first for Alderson since he got here. After Justin Upton gave the thumbs down on the potential Seattle deal, rumors abound that the Mets are reengaging Arizona on the 25 year old star.
The Mets had previously attempted to...
The Toronto Blue Jays announced that they have signed catcher Henry Blanco to a non-guaranteed deal. Blanco will earn $750k if he spends the season in the Majors. To make room for Blanco on the roster, the team designated reliever Tommy Hottovy who they had claimed off waivers from the Rangers.
Blanco who earned $1.2mm last season on a one-year deal with the Diamondbacks hit .188...
The Arizona Diamondbacks have too many outfielders but there seems to be more to this then simply a matter of numbers. Last off season the D-Backs signed Jason Kubel to a two year deal worth 15M, Kubel should have been the veteran leader a young Arizona team was looking for but this off-season they created the outfield log jam by signing Cody Ross. They not only signed Ross but...
Updated by Joe D. on 1/12 at 10:00 AM
A team source tells the NY Post:
“Those were some big names,” one source said of the deal Upton nixed because Seattle is part of his no-trade clause. “There were some quality arms. I don’t see us moving in that direction if that’s what they’re asking for and almost got.”
Like I was saying last night…
Updated by Joe D. on 1/11...
Unless you’re a die-hard Astros fan, and who’s going to admit to that, you’ve probably never heard of Jonathan Singleton. Until two days ago, I never had. Like millions of baseball fans, I have heard of Carlos Ruiz. I had the Phillies catcher on one of my fantasy teams last season. What could [...]