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2015 Fantasy Baseball: Astros Return to Fantasy Relevance

Jed Lowrie — Source: Bob Levey/Getty Images North America   For long suffering Astros fans like me, it has been a long time in the wilderness. Of course, getting Biblical is a bit much considering they were in the World Series less than 10 years ago. Philadelphia Phillies fans could ask their grandparents what it was like before the Whiz Kids in 1949. They averaged 100 losses...
Via The Fantasy Fix
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Red Sox Jed Lowrie, Astros Agree To Three-Year, $23M Contract

HOUSTON — Infielder Jed Lowrie and the Houston Astros have agreed to a $23 million, three-year contract. The agreement, announced Monday, includes a 2018 club option. Lowrie was acquired by the Astros from the Boston Red Sox for pitcher Mark Melancon in December 2011 in Jeff Luhnow’s first trade as general manager and was Houston’s shortstop in 2012...
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Jed Lowrie returns to Astros on three-year deal

Before Spring Training 2013, the Houston Astros traded shortstop Jed Lowrie to the Oakland Athletics for a package of three players headlined by Chris Carter, who has launched 66 homers in two seasons with the club. Today, Houston brought the 30-year old Lowrie back on a three-year deal that also contains a club option for the 2018 season. The contract is worth $23 million over three...
Via The Outside Corner
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Red Sox IF Jed Lowrie Signs With Astros

(Getty Images)Former Red Sox infielder Jed Lowrie today signed a three-year contract with the Houston Astros. The 30-year old Lowrie spent his first four seasons in Boston, where he hit .252. Ironically, he was traded to the Astros by the Red Sox in 2011 for Mark Melancon. In only 97 games for Houston in 2012, Lowrie hit just .244. The last two seasons, he was much healthier, and...
Via FenwayNation
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Land Jed Lowrie

Here’s some news. Astros have agreed to terms on a three-year contract with free agent shortstop/infielder Jed Lowrie — Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) December 15, 2014 And maybe we should have seen this coming. After all, this is what the Astros shortstop depth chart currently looks like. #28 Astros Name PA AVG OBP SLG wOBA Bat BsR […]
Via Fangraphs
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rumors: Jed Lowrie to the Astros?

A reunion may be in the works as Houston Astros beat writer for Brian Taggaart is reporting that the Astros are pursuing shortstop Jed Lowrie, according to multiple sources. Lowrie, 30, spent last season as a member of the Oakland Athletics and saw his value dwindle as he had arguably his worst full season in the major leagues. Lowrie hit .249 with just six home runs and...
Via Baseball Essential
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s free agent rumors: Emilio Bonifacio

Emilio Bonifacio The Oakland A’s are in need of a quality middle infielder. Preferably one that can play shortstop since the likelihood of Jed Lowrie returning is slim. There have not been many rumors as to who the Athletics may be looking to add to their roster, but a player that would benefit the Oakland A’s in the middle infield would be Emilio Bonifacio. During the 2014...
November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Jed Lowrie is a good fit for the Mets

The New York Mets made a semi-big splash a few days ago with the signing of Michael Cuddyer. This was step one in an intricate offseason plan to build on last season and mold a championship team. A plan that team GM Sandy Alderson must be aggressive with this offseason. A point that assistant GM John Ricco made in a recent interview. In regards to Cuddyer, Ricco told Newsday, “I...
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The Oakland A’s infield weaknesses

The Oakland A’s seem to be back on track in this series against the Los Angeles Angels. Their pitching has been on point and their offense has picked back up. However, there is still one weakness that has never been resolved. Even though they tried to strengthen these positions before the trade deadline, second base and shortstop remain the weakest positions for the Oakland A...
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

A's Lowrie irks Astros during blowout

Even though the Astros were caught in a 11-3 blowout loss at the hands of the Athletics  in Oakland on Friday night, Houston was able to at least make things interesting after manager Bo Porter got in a heated confrontation with A's shortstop Jed Lowrie. Lowrie, who played for the Astros in 2012, before Porter was the manager, tried to lay down a bunt in his second at-bat of the...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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