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Watch Ian Desmond catch Jason Castro at the plate with a strike from outfield

Ian Desmond seems to be taking pretty well to the outfield.The converted shortstop has been having a nice rebound year at the plate in his first season with the Texas Rangers, but on Wednesday it was his arm on display.Just watch as he nails Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro trying to score from third with a perfect strike from center field.Yeah, the Astros still won, 3-1, but...
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June 09, 2016  |  Discuss

MLB players taking active role in new CBA negotiations

Major League Baseball and the MLBPA have recently begun negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement. The usual suspects, like union reps, MLB higher ups and negotiators were present. However, one thing was different — the active participation of players in this process. As the two sides gathered in Florida recently, USA Today is reporting that 20 players were also present...
Via The Comeback
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston's Castro looks at improve after hitting adjustments

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Jason Castro helped Houston's pitching staff become one of the AL's best last season. The catcher's success, however, didn't extend to his bat. He had his worst offensive performances he was a rookie 2010. ''I tried to make some changes that I think have been due,'' Castro said, ''really tried to take a step back after the season was over and assess what...
Via Associated Press
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Teams get first arbitration win as Astros beat Jason Castro

PHOENIX -- Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro became the first player to lose in salary arbitration this year.Castro was awarded $5 million on Tuesday by arbitrators Matt Goldberg, Gary Kendellen and James Oldham, who heard arguments a day earlier. Castro had asked for a raise from $4 million to $5.25 million.The 28-year-old was an All-Star in 2013. He hit .211 last season, his...
Via Associated Press
February 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Astros beat Castro in arbitration, catcher gets $5 million

PHOENIX (AP) Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro became the first player to lose in salary arbitration this year. Castro was awarded $5 million on Tuesday by arbitrators Matt Goldberg, Gary Kendellen and James Oldham , who heard arguments a day earlier. Castro had asked for a raise from $4 million to $5.25 million. The 28-year-old was an All-Star in 2013. He hit .211 last season...
Via Associated Press
February 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Catcher Jason Castro, Astros argue salary arbitration case

PHOENIX (AP) Catcher Jason Castro and the Houston Astros argued their salary arbitration case despite a difference of only $250,000. Castro asked arbitrators Matt Goldberg, Gary Kendellen and James Oldham for a raise from $4 million to $5.25 million during Monday's hearing, and the Astros argued for $5 million. A decision is expected Tuesday. The 28-year-old was an All-Star in...
Via Associated Press
February 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Necessary Moves: Jason Castro, Houston Astros

Over the next 30 days, I’ll look at 30 players—one from each team—that I believe should be traded. Some will seem obvious, just as others will seem nonsensical. Some may also seem desperate, but it’s important to understand that this list is entirely subjective. A player can be deemed movable for any of the following reasons: production (or lack thereof), current and future...
Via The Sports Post
November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros catcher Jason Castro asked to prom in case of mistaken identity (photo)

Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro may have been flattered by the gesture — even if it was a case of mistaken identity — but has nevertheless politely declined an accidental invite to prom. Castro happened upon his car adorned with “P-R-O-M?” spelled out with Post-It Notes. whoever asked me to prom a few nights ago,...Read More The post Astros catcher Jason Castro asked...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Astros: 3 up and 3 down

Houston Astros: 3 up and 3 downThe Houston Astros have rolled up 324 losses over the past three seasons. And the best part is that nobody seems to mind! Let’s keep it that way. When a conductor is in the midst of directing a grand symphony, you’d be best served to stay out of his way. And Astros GM Jeff Luhnow has been orchestrating a masterful rebuilding project in Houston....
Via isportsweb.com
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Catcher Jason Castro Finishes Coursework, Earns Degree From Stanford During Offseason

Jason Castro is coming off a breakout season with the Houston Astros, but one achievement off the field made 2013 a memorable year for the starting catcher. Castro was voted into his first All-Star Game last summer after three years in The Show, with a slash line of .276/.350/.485 (130 OPS+). He hit 35 doubles, 18 homers and 56 RBI in 120 games, and to put the cherry on top of a...
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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