ASTROS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Astros turning their attention towards Justin Wilson?

With just a few days to go before the trade deadline, the Houston Astros appear to be calling an audible of sorts.According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick on Thursday, the Astros may be the “most focused team” in the hunt for Detroit Tigers closer Justin Wilson, who now seems to be ahead of Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton on their wishlist. The initial report linking Britton...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

The height stuff? Altuve best, period

Joe Morgan, who is 5-foot-7, on his way to Cooperstown for Hall of Fame weekend, took some time to talk about Jose Altuve, who is listed at 5-foot-6 and could be Cooperstown-bound himself one day. Says Morgan, "I think he's the best all-around player in the game."
Via Sports On Earth
1 day ago

Astros welcome healthy Keuchel back in Detroit

Former American League Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel will be activated from the disabled list after missing eight weeks with neck discomfort to start the Astros' series opener against the Tigers on Friday night at Comerica Park. Keuchel is 9-0 with a 1.67 ERA but hasn't pitched since June 2.
Via Astros.com
1 day ago

Keuchel to rejoin rotation on Friday

Former American League Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel will return to the Astros' rotation Friday against the Tigers, marking the left-hander's first outing since June 2.
Via Astros.com
1 day ago

Astros Rumors: Are the Astros the frontrunners for Sonny Gray?

A’s beat writer says the Astros are one of the frontrunners for Sonny Gray. It has been relatively quiet in terms of Astros rumors at the moment. The team is 67-33, it’s hard to think that there is too much wrong with this team. While there are differences of opinions around what Houston should trade […] Astros Rumors: Are the Astros the frontrunners for Sonny Gray? - Climbing...
Via Climbing Tal's Hill
2 days ago

The Astros are going from really good to possibly great

The Houston Astros own the American League’s best record. That’s a sentence you’re going to see a lot in coming years. While the Astros are having a great amount of success today, they are poised to keep improving. There are a multitude of factors that make teams successful: high draft-picks panning out, strong player development in the minor leagues, free-agent signings, smart...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Alex Bregman is day-to-day

The Astros won their 67th game last night, but players are dropping like flies out there. As we celebrate the latest Astros victory, rightly or not, the team suffered another ill-timed injury. Wait, all injuries are ill-timed, right? Regardless, Alex Bregman is the latest position player to be sidelined due to injury. This time the […] Astros Injury Update: Alex Bregman is day...
Via Climbing Tal's Hill
2 days ago

Morton stifles Phillies in Astros' 4-hit shutout

Charlie Morton threw seven scoreless innings against his former team and rookie outfielder Derek Fisher capped a four-run sixth inning with a two-run single to lift the Astros to a 5-0 win over the Phillies on Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park.
Via Astros.com
2 days ago

Astros post hilarious MS Paint tweet

The Houston Astros are one with the memes and the memes are with them.Amid rumors this week of Microsoft killing off their popular Paint app after over three decades, the Astros had a show of solidarity of sorts by tweeting out a Paint-style image of their lineup for Tuesday’s game against the Phillies. Fortunately, it appears that MS Paint isn’t actually going anywhere after...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros: Derek Fisher recalled with Springer day to day

With George Springer nursing a sore quad, the Astros bring up Derek Fisher. Astros fans got a scare when George Springer left last night’s 13-4 win in the third inning. He left the game with discomfort in his left quad. It is not considered serious, but he will probably take the next few days off. […] Astros: Derek Fisher recalled with Springer day to day - Climbing Tal's Hill...
Via Climbing Tal's Hill
3 days ago

The Orioles need to unwind past deals if they are going to rebuild

There is only one question to ask when discussing the Baltimore Orioles in 2017: what the hell happened here?Just a few months ago, the O’s looked as if their breakout of 2016 had just been the start of something much bigger. Armed with one of the game’s most potent lineups, built around a premiere star in Manny Machado, the defending American League home run champ in Mark Trumbo...
Via Yardbarker
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Correa’s thumb injury sucks, but the Astros will be fine

On Monday night, Houston Astros All-Star shortstop Carlos Correa left the team’s game against the Seattle Mariners with a seemingly innocuous hand injury.On Tueday, the Astros announced that Correa had suffered a torn UCL in his left thumb, the same injury that sidelined Mike Trout earlier this year. He’ll be out for six to eight weeks. While this sucks for baseball fans and...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros held a memorial service for Carlos Beltran’s glove

It’s been a while since Carlos Beltran last patrolled a major league outfield. Because Beltran plays in the American League with the Houston Astros, the need for the 40-year-old to put on his glove has been diminished, leaving it instead to collect dust and cobwebs in his locker. With Beltran’s glove resting comfortably in the clubhouse, the Astros decided the time had come...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros held funeral service for Carlos Beltran’s glove

The Houston Astros must be getting bored with how good they are at baseball because they’re starting to get real weird with it.Ahead of Monday’s game against the Seattle Mariners, the Astros gathered as a team in the Minute Maid Park outfield and conducted a funeral service for the glove of Carlos Beltran, who hasn’t played in the field in over two months, per Jake Kaplan of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Stras, McCullers look to rebound; Eduardo Rodríguez returns

Greetings on this baseball Monday! We open up the work week with a pair of aces in isolation as well as a really nice secondary duel on national television. Check ’em out! Aces in Isolation RHP Stephen Strasburg (WAS) versus Cincinnati RHP Scott FeldmanStrasburg took a line drive off the hip in his final start of the first half against the Braves, and was forced from the game in...
Via The Sports Post
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dallas Keuchel to make first rehab start since injury on Monday

Injuries have limited the depth of the Houston Astros roster. But a fix may be coming soon while the team looks at potentially adding San Francisco Giants right-hander Jeff Samardzija. According to a report, ace Dallas Keuchel will make his first rehab start on Monday. It’s certainly a promising sign that Keuchel is not only returning, but feeling good.Keuchel has been on the DL...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Astros looking into potential Jeff Samardzija trade

The Houston Astros are looking to bolster their starting rotation and may be going Shark hunting. According to MLB.com’s Jon Morosi, they’re “doing background work” on San Francisco Giants right-hander Jeff Samardzija. Samardzija has had something of a strange year for the Giants. Some of his stats leave a lot to be desired. His 4-10 record is dismal, and while that’s...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros minor leaguer hits inside the park homer on ground ball after outfielder slips

When you think of an inside the park home run, you probably think of a ball taking a weird bounce off of a wall and a burner racing around the bases. You probably don’t think of a chopper down the line that might not even be hit well enough to be stretched into a double. But on Friday night, a Houston Astros minor leaguer turned a hit like that into an inside the park homer, thanks...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros 3B Alex Bregman reveals lack of maturity

I am about to start my junior year of college as a track athlete. As a college athlete, I’ve been told roughly 30 times by coaches, members of the athletic department, and even teammates to be careful about what I put on social media. So you would think that after his time at Louisiana State University, Alex Bregman would know that whatever you put on the internet, is there to...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Astros Lineup Has Been Something Historic

It’s the All-Star break, and the Houston Astros have 60 wins. That’s more wins than they had in all of 2013. It’s more wins than they had in all of 2012. It’s more wins than they had in all of 2011. Now, those Astros teams were supposed to be bad, and this Astros team was supposed to be good. No one ever expected it to be this good. No baseball team is ever expected to be...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros goals for the second half of the season

The Houston Astros have had a near-perfect first half of the 2017 MLB season, with a 60-29 record and a 16.5-game lead in the AL West. The Astros have all but clinched a playoff spot, and now have their eyes set on winning the World Series. What should the Astros do in the second half of the season to ensure they have playoff success? Here is a closer look at the goals for the Astros...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros’ George Springer puts stuttering in All-Star spotlight

George Springer rightfully earned a spot on the American League All-Star squad by posting a .310 average to go along with 27 homers and 61 RBI while leading the Houston Astros to the second best record (60-29) in Major League Baseball. But it’s how the Astros right fielder utilized the All-Star spotlight that is far more impressive and admirable.Springer, 27, has had a stutter...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Astros continue to have interest in Jacob deGrom

With the MLB trade deadline fast approaching, expect rumors and speculation to ramp up significantly. And it looks like one of the best teams in baseball is looking to make a big splash before the July 31 deadline.The Houston Astros (60-29) own the second-best record in baseball (tops in the AL by a wide margin) and have essentially punched their ticket to the postseason, barring...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Fox interviews players on the field in the middle of MLB All-Star Game

The MLB All-Star game is all about fun this year, now that the game won’t determine home-field advantage in the World Series, and that means nobody has to take the game too seriously.Since the game is a meaningless exhibition, the league can experiment a bit with some fun new quirks. One of those quirks comes from Fox: The network is interviewing players while they’re playing...
Via Awful Announcing
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros’ Josh Reddick snubbed of an All Star spot

Now that the All Star rosters are finalized, players can rejoice in the honor that was bestowed upon them, and they should. They’re All Stars. They are seen as some of the best in the game this year. For players who are on teams that won’t make the World Series, much less the play offs, this is their consultation prize. As it turns out it’s a fairly lucrative one at that....
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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