Found August 26, 2013 on Sports Blog Talk:
The Houston Astros may not be anywhere near the best team in baseball, in fact they are the worst, but when it comes to making money they are number one.  That’s right, the Houston Astros are making more money than any other team in the major leagues this season, and they are doing it with a beer-budget payroll. Houston started the season with the lowest payroll in the major leagues at around $26 million.  With the latest cost-cutting they have carved it down to under $13 million.  Incredibly, there are 64 players in the league who are making more than the entire Houston Astros payroll. According to Forbes, the Houston Astros are one target to make more money this season than any team in major league baseball history at $99 million, which amazingly is more than the total of the last six World Series winning teams. Ridiculous that a team can make that kind of money, when you consider they are on track to have the worst record in baseball since 2005. The Astros are making the bulk of ...

Are The Houston Astros The Best Team In Baseball?

Well, if you consider the fact that the Houston Astros are making more money than any other team in baseball — then yes they are. In terms of wins and losses, the Houston Astro’s are baseball’s worst team. This may have something to do with the fact that Erik Bedard — the owner of a 3-9 record and a 1.492 WHIP — is their only player making over a million bucks this season...

2013 Houston Astros Are Worst Team in Baseball, Most Profitable Team in MLB History

The Yankees and the Dodgers could probably take a tip or two from the Houston Astros’ book on cost efficiency. The worst team in baseball is on track to make an estimated $99 million in operating income this season — nearly as much as the estimated operating income for the previous six World Series champions, combined — according to the money guys over at Forbes. At 46-83,...

Astros profitability shows power of regional sports networks

The Houston Astros are 44-86.  They will likely have the worst record in baseball for the third consecutive year. In spite of their putrid on-field performance, a Forbes report indicates the Astros are the '27 Yankees when it comes to profit margins.  Thanks to their roster that's so cheap it looks like it's straight from the plot of Major League and their insanely...

Dominguez, Carter hit HRs in 9th, Astros beat WSox

Matt Dominguez hit a tiebreaking solo homer with two outs in the ninth inning and Chris Carter followed with his second home run of the game to lift the Houston Astros to a 10-8 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Monday night. The Astros squandered a five-run lead and trailed 8-7 before tying the score on Carter's RBI single in the seventh inning. White Sox reliever Addison...

Houston Astros deny Forbes reports of massive profits

Forbes ran an article stating the lowly Houston Astros are the most profitable team in MLB history. The franchise has now publicly called it out as a fraud.

Houston Astros May or May Not be the Most Profitable Baseball Team in History

The Houston Astros may have the worst record in baseball, but according to a Forbes article they are far from being the biggest losers. Keith Allison/Flickr Baseball fans in Houston knew they were not going to get much this season and sure enough they have not. Their team is staring a third consecutive 100+ loss season and will have the worst record in baseball since...

Buehrle sharp as Jays rally past Astros in 9th

Houston starter Dallas Keuchel put the Houston Astros in a position to sweep their first series at home this season. The Houston bullpen, however, close it out again. Mark Buehrle allowed one run over eight innings and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied for two runs in the ninth inning to snap a seven-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over the Houston Astros Sunday. Buehrle (10-7)...

The 2013 Houston Astros are reportedly the most profitable team in baseball history

For the third straight season, the Houston Astros are well on their way toward finishing with the worst record in Major League Baseball. They finished with a pathetic 56 wins in 2011 and took a tiny step back with 55 in 2012. The 2013 Astros would need to win 14 of their last 33 games […]

Dominguez, Carter cap power display as Astros top White Sox

Chris Carter was home again Monday night. He walked into U.S. Cellular Field still feeling nostalgic still wondering what could have been if the White Sox hadn’t given up on him. Carter was drafted by the White Sox in 2005 the year Chicago’s South Side team beat the Astros in the World Series. Eight years and three stops later Carter showcased his raw power Monday night while...

Castro leads Astros past Jays

Houston manager Bo Porter said early in the season that he thought giving catcher Jason Castro days at designated hitter would keep him fresh late and help the team. It looks like the first-year manager was right. Castro homered twice and drove in three runs to lead the Houston Astros to an 8-5 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday night. Castro hit a two-run homer in the...

Series Preview 43: Astros at White Sox

The White Sox continue their homestand with a three game series against the Houston Astros.  The Sox are coming off their fourth straight series win after taking the last two games against the Rangers.  The Sox are 14-6 in their last 20 games and probably playing their best baseball of the season. The Astros are coming off a series win over the Blue Jays but are 4-6 in their last...

Astros-White Sox Preview

While Chicago and Houston find themselves at the bottom of their respective divisions, the White Sox's Andre Rienzo and the Astros' Brett Oberholtzer have been rare bright spots since coming up late last month. Rienzo looks to build on his first career win and Oberholtzer goes for a fourth victory in five tries as the surging White Sox face the visiting Astros on Monday...

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