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Astros reluctant to trade young starters, listening on Qualls, Sipp

If anyone's looking for the Astros to make up for their well-documented misstep at the amateur signing deadline by making a big splash at the trade deadline, well, it's probably not happening. Veteran starter Scott Feldman's $30 million, three-year contract probably precludes him from being seen as a key piece (as he was a key ago), and rival executives say the Astros...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chad Qualls hopes to remain an Astro as trade deadline approaches

Righthander Jose Veras knows what happened at the end of last season when the Astros lost 15 straight in a tailspin that punctuated the franchise’s drop. Veras had been long gone at that point, dealt midseason to the Detroit Tigers for minor league outfielder Danry Vasquez. The Astros signed Veras again in the middle of this season. “Oh yeah, of course,” Veras said when asked...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jarred Cosart (SP, HOU) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Super Deep Leagues; Continue Scouting in Most ANALYSIS: Jarred Cosart is one of my favorite up-and-coming young pitchers in the game. The high school righty was drafted in the 38th round of the 2008 MLB Draft by the Phillies, and after a solid start to his minor league career, he wasshipped […]
Via RotoBaller
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Collin McHugh rehab result

The Houston Astros entered Tuesday night's game against the Oakland A's with a record of 41-58, fourth in the American League West. Although 25th in the league in runs scored and 28th in ERA, the Astros have improved over a season ago, in which they won only 51 games. There was some good news on the injury front, as pitcher Collin McHugh pitched well in a rehab start at...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2014 Midseason Rookie Report- Position Players

In the year 2012, we saw two young phenoms take center stage in the big leagues: Mike Trout and Bryce Harper. These two took very different paths on their way to the top. Harper was the biggest name in sports at one point. He was having book after book written about him. Endorsements were coming in left and right. He was even on the cover of Sports Illustrated at age 18. Trout didn’t...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Astros’ Failure to Sign No.1 Draft Pick Shows Team Still Hasn’t Turned Corner

The most famous line in the great film, Apollo 13, can also be used to describe the Astros as of late. But Houston doesn’t just have a single problem, they have many. Nine years removed from their lone World Series appearance, this team remains entrenched in its culture of failure. They went from 106 losses in 2011, to 107 in 2012 and ultimately reaching the high (or low) water...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: George Springer, Jesus Guzman

Houston Astros rookie sensation George Springer was held out of Sunday's lineup as a result of both knee and quad soreness in his right leg. The news was tweeted by Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle, who also noted that manager Bo Porter doesn't think the DL will be necessary for Springer:Springer out with right knee, right quad soreness. Porter doesn't think it...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Need To Make Up Their Mind

The Houston Astros change uniforms like I change socks.  I started following the team religiously in 1985.  They’ve been through what, seven different unis since then?   Some good, some bad; the infamous “rainbow” jerseys were more costumes than uniforms.  Call me old fashion but it was much too clownish for baseball, a Technicolor assault on the eyes.  Admittedly, I...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Fail To Sign Brady Aiken

HOUSTON, Tex. — For just the third time in Major League Baseball history a team has failed to sign its first overall selection after the Houston Astros and Brady Aiken did not reach an agreement prior to Friday’s deadline. The San Diego left-hander is reportedly working with the players union to explore “all legal options,” that may include a grievance. According to ESPN...

Brady Aiken's adviser rips Astros as team can't reach deal with picks

Deadline day did not work out for the Houston Astros, who failed to sign the No. 1 overall pick in the draft -- left-handed pitcher Brady Aiken -- who by all accounts is a fine young man as well as an extremely talented pitching prospect. They also failed to sign two more prized picks n right-hander Jacob Nix and left-hander Mac Marshall. And it wasn't a good day for Aiken,...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros fail to sign 1st pick Brady Aiken

The Houston Astros failed to sign the first pick in this year's draft, San Diego high school left-hander Brady Aiken, before Friday's deadline. The head of the players' association says the union is working with the pitcher and his advisers to explore "all legal options." Aiken originally was offered a deal with a $6.5 million signing bonus by the Astros, a...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros fail to sign number one overall pick

The 5:00 p.m. EDT deadline came and went without a deal, and 17-year-old LHP Brady Aiken, the number one overall pick in the 2014 June amateur draft was not signed by the Houston Astros, meaning he will not be eligible to play professionally this season.  While no official announcement has been made (as of 5:20 p.m. EDT), Jim Callis, Senior Writer for, tweeted a “confirmation”...
Via Reading Between The Seams
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros may cost furniture store $4 million on promotion

The Houston Astros may cost a local furniture store $4 million on promotion.
Via Gamedayr
6 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 1 overall pick remains unsigned, in dispute with Astros

San Diego prep lefty Brady Aiken made history when the Houston Astros made him the first high school pitcher taken with the No. 1 pick in the MLB Draft since 1991. It was a huge day for the 17-year-old who had become the consensus top player in the 2014 MLB Draft class. But now with time running out for him to sign a contract with the Astros, issues are popping up in the negotiations...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
8 days ago  |  1 Comment

PHOTOS: Minor league park engulfed by Mississippi River

The San Francisco Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates have shaped the identity of their ballpark based on its proximity to water. The Quad City River Bandits think that’s adorable. You see, the single-A affiliate of the Houston Astros play their home games at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, Iowa, which just happens to be a stones throw from the Mississippi River. And because of its...
Via Hall of Very Good
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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