Dexter Fowler sent to hospital with stomach issues

Astros center fielder Dexter Fowler was in the hospital Friday night because of a stomach bug, Astros manager Bo Porter said after an 11-1 loss to the Angels at Minute Maid Park. Porter was considering a late visit to Fowler in the hospital. “They’re running some tests and we’ll have more information once they finish running the tests,” Porter said Friday night. “But he’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Closer by Committee in Houston

Astros Manager Bo Porter announced he will begin the season with a closer by committee. The committee will include Chad Qualls, Josh Fielders and Matt Albers. We at FFLockerRoom have felt all along that Qualls would be given the first crack at save opportunities simply based on his experience and success last season. That being said don’t be surprised to see the 28 year old Fields...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros manager says players were disrespectful to Roger Clemens

The Houston Astros should take all the advice they can get. They have not won more than 56 games in a season since 2010, and their record has gotten more embarrassing each year since. Last season, Houston won just 51 games. Given their resume, the players would be wise to listen when people like Roger […]
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Q&A: Bo Porter, Managing the Analytic Astros

This past summer, Bo Porter — who then was the third-base coach for the Washington Nationals — sat down to discuss the philosophies he’d bring to a big-league managerial job. Earlier this week, he followed up on that interview, this time as manager of the Houston Astros. —— Porter on the Astros way: “Jeff [Luhnow] and the entire group we have is extremely entrenched into...
Via Fangraphs
December 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Astros go young by choosing Porter as manager

The Houston Astros' youth movement moved beyond the active roster and into the manager's office Thursday when the club named 40-year-old Washington Nationals third base coach Bo Porter its 17th manager in franchise history. Porter, as it stands now, will be the youngest manager in Major League Baseball and will be in a big-league manager's seat for the first time. Astros...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Astros name Porter as manager

The Houston Astros announced Thursday that Washington Nationals third-base coach Bo Porter will be their new manager. Porter will remain with the Nationals through the remainder of the regular season and playoffs. "His sense of urgency and skill set are very impressive," Astros owner Jim Crane said at a news conference in Houston. General manager Jeff Luhnow said...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Porter hired as Houston Astros manager

Bo Porter has been hired as manager of the Houston Astros. Porter, who was the Washington Nationals third base coach this season, replaces Brad Mills, who was fired last month. Tony DeFrancesco has served as interim manager. Porter will lead the rebuilding effort of a young team that has the worst record in the majors, wrapping up its second straight 100-loss season. The Astros...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Sources: Porter to manage Astros

The Houston Astros will enter the American League next season with a new manager. Washington Nationals third base coach Bo Porter will be named to the position on Thursday morning, major-league sources say. The Astros also interviewed Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Dave Martinez, Boston Red Sox bench coach Tim Bogar and their own interim manager, Tony DeFrancesco. Jeff Luhnow, the...
Via Fox Sports
September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Astros interview Porter for manager

Mark Berman KRIV-TV Washington Nationals third base coach Bo Porter arrived at Bush Intercontinental Airport on Thursday to interview with Houston Astros officials as the club searches for its next manager. Astros owner Jim Crane picked up Porter at the airport. Both Crane and Porter declined comment to FOX 26 Sports and Porter becomes the first known candidate to interview...
Via Fox Sports Houston
September 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Here's Bo Porter screaming at Jamie Quirk, and vice versa

Nothing like a benches clearing incident started by a bench coach screaming at a third base coach. And so, there they were: Bo Porter standing on the top step of the Cubs dugout, screaming at Jamie Quirk. The smart money is on Bo in that fight. And then the bullpens/dugouts empty! Everybody mill about!    
Via Nationals Enquirer
September 06, 2012  |  Discuss

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