Astros should target bullpen help at deadline

With prices for starting pitchers sky-high, should the Astros instead focus on upgrading the bullpen? As the calendar moves closer to July 31, the trade market continues to take shape. The Astros are known to be in the market for pitching, with starting pitching seemingly a priority. But is that the best course of action? […] Astros should target bullpen help at deadline - Climbing...
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Astros: Why you should be excited that Collin McHugh is back

Don’t look for the Astros to go to a 6-man rotation and fans should be excited to see what Collin McHugh can offer! The Astros have a big lead in the AL West even after losing the weekend series to the Mariners. With the rumors of the Astros in the market for a starting pitcher, […] Astros: Why you should be excited that Collin McHugh is back - Climbing Tal's Hill - Climbing...
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3 hours ago

Keuchel eyes return after Saturday rehab start

Astros left-handed ace Dallas Keuchel will officially need another rehab start. Keuchel will make his second rehab start on Saturday after throwing three scoreless innings in his first rehab start on Monday for Double-A Corpus Christi, manager A.J. Hinch said after Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Mariners.
15 hours ago

Correa has successful surgery on left thumb

Astros All-Star shortstop Carlos Correa underwent surgery Wednesday morning to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb. Correa posted a picture on his Instagram page Wednesday, writing: "Successful Surgery, now ready for what's next."
20 hours ago

Harris set to begin throwing program

Astros reliever Will Harris will not return from the 10-day disabled list when he is eligible, but his rehab throwing program will begin soon, the 2016 All-Star right-hander said on Wednesday.
21 hours ago

Astros: Brad Peacock gets one more start before returning to bullpen

The Astros need Brad Peacock in that bullpen! Brad Peacock pitched his butt off last night for seven innings. After only allowing one run in those seven innings while striking out nine batters. The Astros went on to win the game 6-2 behind Peacock’s pitching and the two homers by Evan Gattis. In July, Peacock […] Astros: Brad Peacock gets one more start before returning to bullpen...
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22 hours 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...
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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
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Carlos Correa could miss two months with thumb injury

The Houston Astros are pacing the American League, but their season just hit something of a road block.The team announced Tuesday that star shortstop Carlos Correa will be out six to eight weeks with a torn ligament in his thumb. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Astros fear Correa may need surgery on the thumb. The good news is that this timetable would have Correa back...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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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
2 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
2 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...
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Report: Chris Carter drawing interest from Rangers, A’s

Chris Carter may be returning to the American League West.Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports on Sunday that the veteran slugger is drawing interest from the Texas Rangers and the Oakland Athletics. The 30-year-old Carter actually began his career in Oakland, playing the first three seasons of his career there from 2010 to 2012. He also played his next three seasons in the division...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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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...
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4 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’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...
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4 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
4 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...
5 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...
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6 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...
7 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...
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8 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...
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8 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
8 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....
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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