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Is There a MVP-Case for Jose Altuve?

There’s no question that Jose Altuve is having an amazing season. What’s amazing, though, is how little attention it is receiving. Although he plays in a larger-sized market in Houston, his publicity is really suffering from being on one of the worst teams in baseball. But is there a case for Altuve to be the MVP? It might not be as wild as you think. Batting .339/.376/.450 is...
Via Batting Leadoff
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Houston Astros

Yes, the Astros are finishing under .500 again. For those keeping score at home, this was the sixth straight season where the Astros didn’t sniff 81 wins. However, the team also didn’t lose 100 games for the first time since 2010, and could even avoid 90 this year. They’re still a bad team, but they’re nowhere near as bad as they have been. Whenever a team increases their...
Via The Outside Corner
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Brad Peacock scratched from start

Jason Martinez is reporting that Houston Astros starting pitcher Brad Peacock will miss his start today against the Cleveland Indians due to lower back tightness. Collin McHugh will start in his absence.#Astros SP Brad Peacock (lower back tightness) scratched from Monday's start. Updated rotation match-ups here ... http://t.co/nr4h4FXV8b— Jason Martinez (@mlbdepthcharts...
Via Sports Injury Alert
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Qualls reports improvement; Springer holds out hope for a 2014 return

Closer Chad Qualls (right hip) said he was feeling better Saturday but wasn’t sure in the early afternoon, before throwing if, he was quite ready to return. George Springer (left quad) is continuing to do his work, interim manager Tom Lawless said. Springer’s window for a return is naturally shrinking, although he’s not likely to be the type to give up on the possibility...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Chad Qualls, Jesse Crain, Matt Albers

The Houston Astros hope to have closer Chad Qualls back by the end of the season, according to Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle.Qualls has been unavailable since Tuesday with a mysterious right hip injury. He describes it as a warm sensation, which leads him to believe that it may be a nerve injury. “I always thought it would kind of go away,” Qualls said to Drellich...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jose Altuve joins Craig Biggio as Astros in 200-hit club

Jose Altuve has proven 200 times that the bat doesn’t matter nearly as much as the batsman. Altuve became just the second Astros player in franchise history to reach 200 hits in a season Wednesday, when a sharp seventh-inning single through into the hole on the left side jumped off his bat in a 5-2 Astros win over the Mariners. “We win this game and get 200 hits and the moment...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros take series, Tropeano his first win as Altuve reaches milestone

Nick Tropeano couldn’t have had a better backdrop for his major league debut at Safeco Field. The 24-year-old righthander got to witness Jose Altuve’s 200th hit. He had family and friends in the stands who traveled all the way from New York, and he’s now part of an Astros team that, unlike last September, is playing very well. Wednesday’s 5-2 win made for eight wins in the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros, a team on the rise

George Springer is one of the main reasons for optimism among Astros fans The Houston Astros have the lowest payroll in the the majors, one of the youngest teams, and have had the worst record in baseball multiple years in a row. Safe to say, it has been a rough couple of years for the once competitive franchise. The Astros were perennial playoff contenders up until just a few years...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  1 Comment

First year starters are a crap shoot

Tonight, Nick Tropeano will be the 45th pitcher this season to make his Major League debut as a pitcher (and start at least one game). Last year, 57 pitchers did the same and there were 48 who did so in 2012. The data from those pitchers in their very first year and starting at least once in that first year shows that Tropeano and the Houston Astros are hoping for the best in what...
Via The Flagrant Fan
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros’ 63rd Win Costs Houston Furniture Store Owner Millions Of Dollars

After three consecutive seasons of losing 100 games or more, it’s safe to say that Houston Astros fans have gotten used to losing. Maybe that’s why before the season started, Houston furniture store owner Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale started a promotion giving the first 500 customers who spend more than $6,300 on furniture a full refund if the Astros didn’t lose 100 games...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros' 63rd win costs Houston furniture dealer $4 million

All things considered, the Houston Astros have had a successful season.  After losing 106, 107, then 113 games the past few years, they are guaranteed not to lose 100 in 2014, as the team won their 63rd of 2014 and we’re still just one week into September.  Legendary Houston furniture tycoon Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale (of Gallery Furniture) promised to refund full purchase...
Via Reading Between The Seams
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Collin McHugh - a flower amidst the ruins

The Houston Astros have been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately. Another big losing season (with some improvement) meant the chopping block for their highly regarded manager, Bo Porter. Some young studs have been brought up from the minors (with some controversy) and have not delivered. But amidst such a ruinous season has emerged Collin McHugh as a bright spot.Collin...
Via The Flagrant Fan
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Fire Manager Bo Porter, Bench Coach Dave Trembley

HOUSTON — The Houston Astros have fired manager Bo Porter in his second season with the club. General manager Jeff Luhnow says the decision wasn’t based on Houston’s record but because “we need a new direction in our clubhouse.” “Bo’s passion and energy are unparalleled, and his desire to win unquestioned,” Luhnow said in a statement. “This decision was not made...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros relieve manager Bo Porter of his duties

According to a team press release, the Houston Astros have fired their manager Bo Porter. The team additionally relieved Bench Coach Dave Trembley of his duties. Tom Lawless will be the team’s interim manager for the remainder of the 2014 season. This move may not come as a surprise to many, as earlier in the […]
Via On-Base Talk
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Fan at Astros game has terrible first pitch

One lucky Astros fan was invited to throw out the first pitch before Tuesday night's Athletics-Astros game. And after watching her fail as badly as 50 Cent did, the team may want to consider vetting their choices next time...
Via The Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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