ASTROS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Astros promoting top prospect

Outfielder George Springer is one of the top prospects in baseball and on Tuesday night news broke that the Houston Astros are finally set to bring him up to the big leagues in time for Wednesday’s game. Springer earned a promotion after going 3-for-4 Tuesday night with a grand slam. He opened this season at Triple-A Oklahoma City, and has hit .353 with three home runs, nine RBIs...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

The Old and the Restlesss: Weighted Team Ages

The Astros have a very young team; the Yankees do not. I’m not exactly breaking news here, but I am going to provide you some data to back up the claims. Thanks to the depth charts that we maintain here on the site, we are able to calculate team age not just by the average […]
Via Fangraphs
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Royals at Houston Astros, April 15-17

The Kansas City Royals, coming off one of the worst weekends they've had in awhile, head to Houston to take on the Astros who are improved, but still not good. Offensively, they can look good at times, but that's only because they do have some home run power on their squad, though a lot of that can be attributed to their ballpark. I do like the trio of Jason Castro, Jose...
Via Pine Tar Press
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Astros top Rangers in 10th inning

Maybe this is a penance for all the lousy games these two teams played last year. For a second straight night at Globe Life Park, the Astros and Rangers went to extra innings Saturday night. Jose Altuve’s deep fly to right brought home pinch-runner Marwin Gonzalez with the tie-breaking run in a 6-5 win that took 10 innings. Jason Castro tripled with one out to right field off...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lounging in Houston, Loathing in Lancaster

A good friend and fellow Houston Astros fan suggested that I contribute to Baseball Hot Corner as way out of a self-imposed baseball rehab and embargo after my beloved ‘Stros were forced into the junior circuit.  Having pathetically chased the World Series Dragon in the National League for decades, I felt I could not continue the fruitless pursuit saddled with the designated hitter...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

How should Astros solve retired number dilemma?

Deciding whether or not to retire numbers can present a dilemma for professional sports teams. What is the criteria for taking a number out of circulation to honor a franchise great and ensure that no other player will ever wear it again? Should the standard for retired numbers be the Hall of Fame? That’s certainly one way to go. Perhaps it’s the easiest too. It takes the burden...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Astros got another 0.0 rating in Houston on Monday

I don’t think the whole “0.0″ phenomenon with the Houston Astros is really all that surprising or tragic considering the current state of both the team and CSN Houston, but it’s still noteworthy. And on Monday afternoon, the Astros picked up another 0.0 rating for their contest with the Angels. The first time the Astros “earned” a perfect 0.0 rating, they were going up...
Via Awful Announcing
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros prospect gets clearance to enter United States

The Astros minor league outfielder who missed spring training because of visa issues in his native Dominican Republic, Ravel Santana, has been cleared to arrive in the U.S., Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Wednesday. Santana, the Astros’ selection with the top pick in the Class AAA phase of the December Rule 5 draft, is to arrive on Friday. He’s one of 77 players ticketed...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros' Jerome Williams leaves game with injury

The Houston Astros have the worst record (3-6) in the American League and could be swept tonight when they face R.A. Dickey & the Toronto Blue Jays.  Some salt was added to that wound last night when relief pitcher Jerome Williams pulled up after a pitch to Edwin Encarnacion and was forced to leave the game.  Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle tweeted out the diagnosis...
Via Sports Injury Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros-Angels Game Draws 0.0 TV Rating in Houston

Well, this is embarrassing. It’s no secret that the Houston Astros are a terrible baseball team. In what is definitely a football state, and a city with an NBA team playing extremely well as of late, it’s proving to be difficult to get people to tune in to the Astros. How difficult? Well Nielsen just released their viewership ratings for the Houston area, and Monday’s game...
Via BlackSportsOnline
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros' Dexter Fowler rejoins team on Monday, but not in lineup

The Houston Astros entered Monday afternoon's game with the Los Angeles Angels with a 3-3 record, a game behind the Seattle Mariners in the American League West. The Astros have been playing without Dexter Fowler since Thursday night, who has been battling a stomach virus that put him in the hospital on Friday night. The good news is that he has rejoined the team, although...
Via Sports Injury Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros News: Will Lucas Harrell get a chance to succeed?

Houston Astros right-hander Lucas Harrell got knocked around by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Friday night. Harrell only lasted three innings giving up five earned runs, while walking three and striking out three. This start is something of a microcosm of Lucas Harrell's career. Harrell is not a flame-thrower, his fastball sits around 92mph. He's also not a control...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros outfielder Fowler to remain home indefinitely

Dexter Fowler needs more time to recover from a stomach virus before coming back to the ballpark. The Astros center fielder was hospitalized for Friday night before he was released Saturday because of gastroenteritis. The plan was to have him report to Minute Maid Park on Sunday, even if he couldn’t play right away. Fowler instead will remain at home indefinitely, and it’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros give Derek Jeter retirement present

Let the exit tour begin for Derek Jeter. Before just the second game of the season, the Houston Astros announced that they would be giving the Yankee captain a going away present before the future he retires at season’s end.  Before spring training started, Jeter announced he would retire after this season. #Astros will present Jeter with golf clubs, Stetson cowboy hat, and custom...
Via New York Sports-Kings
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nolan Ryan’s ceremonial first pitch to Craig Biggio not a good one (video)

A momentous event celebrating two of the most beloved players in Houston Astros history may have not gone off without a hitch, but fans of the team must have been thrilled to watch Nolan Ryan throw a ceremonial first pitch to Craig Biggio before Tuesday’s game at Minute Maid Park. Before the Astros took the […] The post Nolan Ryan’s ceremonial first pitch to Craig Biggio not...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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