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Carlos Gonzalez will stay in left field for the Rockies

There was some thought that Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez would move to center field for the 2014 season, but manager Walt Weiss put that idea to rest today. According to MLB.com’s Thomas Harding, CarGo will stay in left while center field is up for grabs between Drew Stubbs, Corey Dickerson, and Brandon Barnes. Gonzalez dealt with a sprained middle finger in the second half...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies keeping Carlos Gonzalez in left field, holding tryout for center

Carlos Gonzalez will not make the move to center field this season. Speaking to reporters on Saturday, Rockies manager Walt Weiss said that the team would hold a tryout for the position while Gonzalez would remain in left. The Rockies will allow Drew Stubbs, Brandon Barnes and Corey Dickerson to compete for the starting job in center this spring. #Rockies manager Walt Weiss says...
Via Tireball.com
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Gonzlaez headed back to center field for Rockies

The Colorado Rockies already have their replacement for Dexter Fowler, who patrolled center field at cavernous center field for the last six seasons: Gold Glove left fielder Carlos Gonzalez. ''CarGo has played all three spots in the past and that's the plan right now, to move him over to center,'' general manager Bill Geivett said Wednesday. The Rockies traded...
Via AP on Fox
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Rockies ship Dexter Fowler to Astros for Brandon Barnes, Jordan Lyles

Not to be forgotten in a chaotic day of player movement and transactions, the Houston Astros and Colorado Rockies came to agreement on a trade that sent outfielder Brandon Barnes and pitcher Jordan Lyles to Denver for center fielder Dexter Fowler and a player to be named later. #Astros have struck, getting CF Dexter Fowler from #Rockies for RHP Jordan Lyles and OF Brandon Barnes...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros, Rockies Bet on Different Kinds of Potential

When you’re a bad team, you might want to sign good free agents to try to get better. A tricky part is getting those good free agents to want to play for your bad team. Teams don’t get much worse than the current Houston Astros, and according to recent reports, they’ve tried with no success to lure quality players from the market. Thankfully for bad teams, free agency isn...
Via Fangraphs
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros Acquire Dexter Fowler from Rockies

In one of the many trades today, the Houston Astros acquired OF Dexter Fowler from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for OF Brandon Barnes and SP Jordan Lyles.  Fowler, 28 , in six seasons as a Rockie sported a .270/.365/.423 line maning CF in Coors Field. Injuries have been Fowler’s biggest downfall, only playing in more than 140 games in one season. Teams throughout the off-season...
Via The Farm Club
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

The Astros just stole Dexter Fowler from the Rockies

On a day full of trades, the Colorado Rockies might have just pulled off the biggest headscratcher of them all by trading outfielder Dexter Fowler and a player to be named later to Houston for outfielder Brandon Barnes and pitcher Jordan Lyles. Dexter Fowler has never lived up to the star potential that he has flashed from time to time, something that has been a source of great...
Via The Outside Corner
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Acquire Dexter Fowler From Colorado Rockies

The Houston Astros have acquired outfielder Dexter Fowler from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for outfielder Brandon Barnes and right-hander Jordan Lyles.  the Astros will also receive a player to be named later. Fowler hit .263 with 18 doubles, 42 RBI and 19 stolen bases in 119 games last season. Fowler, a switch-hitter who primarily plays center field, hit .300 in 2012. Houston...
Via Baseball News Source
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros acquire OF Fowler from Rockies for OF Barnes and RHP Lyles

The Houston Astros have acquired outfielder Dexter Fowler from the Colorado Rockies for outfielder Brandon Barnes and right-hander Jordan Lyles. Houston will also receive a player to be named in the deal announced Tuesday. The 27-year-old Fowler hit .263 with 18 doubles, 42 RBIs and 19 stolen bases in 119 games last season. Fowler, a switch-hitter who primarily plays center field...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Rockies trade Dexter Fowler to Astros

It’s been transaction Tuesday on the MLB Hot Stove, and the Colorado Rockies just joined the party. #Rockies have acquired RHP Jordan Lyles & OF Brandon Barnes from @astros in exchange for Dexter Fowler and a PTBNL. — Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) December 3, 2013 The Houston Astros acquire Fowler who hit .263 with 12 homeruns, […]
Via Full Scale Sports
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros Acquire Dexter Fowler From Rockies

The Astros have acquired center fielder Dexter Fowler and a player to be named later from the Rockies in exchange for right-hander Jordan Lyles and outfielder Brandon Barnes, both teams announced. The Rockies had already discussed Fowler with 4-5 teams this offseason so this was expected. Last season, Fowler batted .263 with 12 home runs and 42 RBI in 415 at-bats, but it’s...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Rockies trade Fowler to Astros for Jordan Lyles, Brandon Barnes

The Astros have acquired center fielder Dexter Fowler and a player to be named later from the Rockies in exchange for right-hander Jordan Lyles and outfielder Brandon Barnes, both teams announced.
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Alex Rios hit for the cycle

Photo: Tony Gutierrez Alex Rios flex his muscles Monday night against the Houston Astros as he quickly hit for the cycle in six innings.  Rios joins Mike Trout and Brandon Barnes as the only players to hit for the cycle this season.  He smacked a two-run double in the first, reached on infield single to third, a solo home run in the fourth, and a RBI triple in the sixth inning...
Via Reading Between The Seams
September 24, 2013  |  Discuss

The Worst MLB Teams in the Past 10 Years

In sports, we often celebrate the best of the best while trying to ignore the pathetic teams. These teams never get much mention, which is a mistake. By ignoring these horrendous teams, we lose out on the opportunity to marvel at the hilarity of how bad they really are. They can make us feel better about our favorite more mediocre franchises, especially if the playoffs are out of...
Via The Sports Post
September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

A's beat Astros, pad AL West lead

The Houston Astros were trying to rally Saturday when Brandon Barnes was thrown out while trying to steal third base in the eighth inning. And manager Bo Porter said it was his fault. ''We have to be aggressive,'' Porter said after Houston's 2-1 loss to the Oakland Athletics. ''Their pitcher did a tremendous job. They have a shutdown bullpen that has...
Via AP on Fox
September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros lose 2-1 to Athletics

The Houston Astros were trying to rally Saturday when Brandon Barnes was thrown out while trying to steal third base in the eighth inning. And manager Bo Porter said it was his fault. ''We have to be aggressive,'' Porter said after Houston's 2-1 loss to the Oakland Athletics. ''Their pitcher did a tremendous job. They have a shutdown bullpen that has...
Via AP on Fox
September 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros lose 9-6 to Twins in 12 innings

Brandon Barnes got Houston back into the game with one big swing. Unfortunately for the Astros, the ending was a familiar one. Barnes hit a tying three-run homer with two out in the ninth inning, but the Minnesota Twins scored three times in the 12th for a 9-6 victory on Tuesday night. ''We've been fighting,'' said Barnes, who had three hits and five RBIs. ...
Via Fox Sports
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins beat Astros 9-6 in 12 innings

Clete Thomas scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch in the 12th inning and Darin Mastroianni added a two-run double, helping the Minnesota Twins beat the Houston Astros 9-6 on Tuesday night. Thomas reached on a fielder's choice and went to third on Josmil Pinto's double. Kevin Chapman (0-1) then uncorked a wild pitch with pinch-hitter Ryan Doumit at the plate. Mastroianni...
Via Fox Sports
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros rookie Oberholtzer goes the distance in shutout of Mariners

Rookie left hander Brett Oberholtzer shut out the Mariners on four hits Sunday afternoon and back-to-back doubles by Jose Altuve and Jason Castro plus a perfectly executed squeeze bunt by pinch hitter Brandon Barnes lifted the Astros to a 2-0 win that salvaged the finale of a four-game series before 17203 at Minute Maid Park. The Astros were handcuffed through seven innings by Mariners...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 02, 2013  |  Discuss
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Embarrassing gaffe by MLB rookie after first hit

In the fifth inning of Tuesday night's Astros-Rangers game, Houston catcher Max Stassi hit a grounder up the middle for a single, his first career hit. Congratulations, Max! But after that hit, things got weird. After Brandon Barnes struck out for the first out of the inning, Astros shortstop Marwin Gonzalez hit a Jason Frasor pitch back to the mound. Frasor threw to...
Via The Outside Corner
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

OC native Barnes reflects on journey to the bigs

ANAHEIM, Calif. This season marked the first time that Houston Astros' outfielder Brandon Barnes was able to play at Angel Stadium, against the team he always grew up watching. But the Big A wasn't the field he expected to ever play on. While at nearby Katella high school, the Orange native thought he would be playing about 45 miles away at the Rose Bowl for UCLA. In...
Via Fox Sports West
August 17, 2013  |  Discuss

OC native Barnes reflects on journey to the bigs

ANAHEIM, Calif. This season marked the first time that Houston Astros' outfielder Brandon Barnes was able to play at Angel Stadium, against the team he always grew up watching. But the Big A wasn't the field he expected to ever play on. While at nearby Katella high school, the Orange native thought he would be playing about 45 miles away at the Rose Bowl for UCLA. In...
Via Fox Sports West
August 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros incentive for series wins is wearing jeans

Another arrival in jeans for the Houston Astros. If the Astros are sporting denim these days, consider it a good thing. A winning series earns Houston's players that right, and they can even wear their jeans to the ballpark ahead of the rubber game of a series. Manager Bo Porter is all for positive thinking and confidence, and some incentive, however simple it might be, during...
Via Fox Sports
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

A’s Battle Late, But Can’t Overcome Astros Early Lead

The Oakland A’s offense battled late, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a tough start by Bartolo Colon, as the Athletics fell to the Houston Astros 5-4 in Game one of a three-game series. The Houston offense didn’t hesitate to jump all over Colon, despite his All-Star season so far. Jason Castro walked to lead off the second inning, and after Matt Dominquez doubled, Brandon...
Via BaySportsNet
August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Catching Up With Astros’ Minor League Pitcher David Rollins

I recently had the pleasure of catching up with Corpus Christi Hooks’ minor league pitcher, David Rollins. Rollins, who is moving up the ranks in the Houston Astros farm league as of late, was nice enough to chat with me and answer of few questions that I had.   Anton Joe: You were acquired by the Astros last season in a huge 10-player deal. How did you feel about it? Were...
Via Overtime
August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

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