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Rangers get banged up in home-opening loss to Astros

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Jed Lowrie and Colby Rasmus homered for the Houston Astros, who beat the injury-plagued Rangers 5-1 on Friday to spoil the home debut of new Texas manager Jeff Banister. Rangers starter Derek Holland (0-1) left after only one inning because of tightness in left shoulder, and outfielders Shin-Soo Choo and Ryan Rua also made early exits because of injuries...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros beat ailing Rangers in home debut of Texas manager

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Jed Lowrie and Colby Rasmus homered for the Houston Astros, who beat the injury-plagued Rangers 5-1 on Friday to spoil the home debut of new Texas manager Jeff Banister. Rangers starter Derek Holland (0-1) left after only one inning because of tightness in left shoulder, and outfielders Shin-Soo Choo and Ryan Rua also made early exits because of injuries. Collin...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Lowrie, Rasmus homer for Astros in 8-5 win over Braves

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Wandy Rodriguez made his latest bid to earn the final spot in Atlanta's rotation, pitching five innings for the Braves on Tuesday night in their 8-5 loss to the Houston Astros. Rodriguez yielded three runs against his former team. The diminutive lefty, a non-roster invitee to spring training, has a 3.13 ERA in six games. He struck out eight without issuing a...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Countdown to Cardinals: 28

Days until Opening Night, Cardinals vs. Cubs on ESPN: 28 First player/coach to wear #28: Joe Medwick (1932) Last player/coach to wear #28: Mike Aldrete (2014) Player/coach to wear #28 in the most seasons: Tom Herr (10 total) Number of players/coaches to wear #28: 44 Last time not worn: 2008 Other interesting names tied to #28: Ted Wilks (1944-51), Pedro Guerrero (1988-92), Will Clark...
Via The Cardinal Conclave
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Houston Astros

The days of giving young players tryouts to see if they can develop into major leaguers are over in Houston. The likes of Jonathan Villar and Robbie Grossman had their chance, but the Astros could no longer wait. General manager Jeff Luhnow signed veterans like Jed Lowrie, Luke Gregerson, Pat Neshek and Colby Rasmus to help his team win more games and reach the next stage of progress...
Via The Outside Corner
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Houston Astros

The days of giving young players tryouts to see if they can develop into major leaguers are over in Houston. The likes of Jonathan Villar and Robbie Grossman had their chance, but the Astros could no longer wait. General manager Jeff Luhnow signed veterans like Jed Lowrie, Luke Gregerson, Pat Neshek and Colby Rasmus to help his team win more games and reach the next stage of progress...
Via Bloguin Best
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Cory Rasmus and Grant Green Can’t Catch a Break

They’re major leaguers, getting to play games and getting paid a lot of money to do it. And yet part of me can’t help but feel just a little bad for Cory Rasmus and Grant Green. These are two players who seemingly have the skillset to help the Angels win a lot of games, and yet they’re relegated to back-up duty, non-key roles or even the dreaded assignment to AAA Salt Lake...
Via Monkey with a Halo
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Dalton Pompey: Center Fielder of the Present?

Following the departures of free agents Melky Cabrera and Colby Rasmus, the Toronto Blue Jays were down two-thirds of last year’s opening day outfield. They filled one of these holes when they traded for Michael Saunders, but have opted to go the internal route in filling the other, turning to the inexperienced duo of Dalton Pompey […]
Via Fangraphs
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild Wednesdays: Craig 2.0 Key to Cardinals

The prospect game has always intrigued me. I’ll be honest, about a decade ago I was that guy who overvalued every next man up to a fault. Whether it was Brett Wallace (remember him) to Colby Rasmus or even Shelby Miller , there was honestly no trade that made sense when it meant dealing the St. Louis future. It is amazing [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball: Colby Rasmus to the Astros

View image | gettyimages.com On Tuesday Colby Rasmus signed a one-year deal with the Astros worth $8 million, and he’ll immediately be asked to fill the center field void created by dealing Dexter Fowler (colleague David Wiers covered the fantasy ramifications for Fowler here). Rasmus becomes yet another power hitter with high strikeout totals in an Astros lineup not lacking...
Via The Fantasy Fix
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Transaction Analysis: Colby Rasmus is the Astros by R.J. Anderson

Houston signs a guy who`ll strike out and hit some homers, the Rangers get a better backup catcher, and Kelly Johnson goes back to the other East.
Via Baseball Prospectus
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Rasmus excited about future in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) Colby Rasmus never really took to living in Toronto in the 3 1/2 seasons he played for the Blue Jays. Born in Georgia and raised in Alabama, Rasmus has returned from Canada to play for the Houston Astros and couldn't be more excited about the change. Wearing a pullover with camouflage details and speaking with his syrupy Alabama drawl, Rasmus raved about the move. ...
Via AP on Fox
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros’ impressive offseason renovation shows their future is now

The Nationals and Cubs have gotten a lot of attention in recent days for making significant additions. Throughout the offseason, the Dodgers, White Sox, Blue Jays and Padres have also received acclaim — and rightfully so — for their roster overhauls. But what about the Houston Astros? Have the Astros’ offseason moves flown under the radar because not very much is expected...
Via The Outside Corner
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

You Can Still Build a Full and Complete Bullpen

Here’s what we know about what’s left on the free agent market: If you wanted a bat, you should have acted months ago. Hanley Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval, Michael Cuddyer, Russell Martin and others came off the board pretty quickly. With Nori Aoki in San Francisco and Colby Rasmus in Houston, the best remaining bat might […]
Via Fangraphs
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Colby Rasmus, the Astros, and Strikeouts

I don’t think one should require much convincing that the Houston Astros are taking a worthwhile shot in signing Colby Rasmus. Most simply, it’s a one-year contract for a 28-year-old, and it’s worth just $8 million. Rasmus has had a volatile career — last year he finished with a .287 OBP — but he was […]
Via Fangraphs
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Colby Rasmus, Astros Agree To One-Year Deal

The Houston Astros were on the market for a centerfielder for all but a day before singing former Blue Jays centerfielder, Colby Rasmus, to a 1-year deal worth about $8 million, according to Jon Morosi of FOXSports. Rasmus, 28, had a decent year last season with Toronto hitting .225/.287/.448 over 104 games. His home runs were down to 18 after he hit 22 the year before, and he also...
Via Baseball Essential
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros sign Colby Rasmus to reported 1-year, $8 million deal

One day after trading center fielder Dexter Fowler to the Cubs, the Astros signed a possible free agent replacement. Houston agreed to terms Tuesday afternoon with outfielder Colby Rasmus, signing him to a one-year contract. Colby Rasmus’ deal is one year at $8 million, source says. No club or player options included. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 20, 2015 The 28-year...
Via Bloguin Best
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros sign Colby Rasmus to reported 1-year, $8 million deal

One day after trading center fielder Dexter Fowler to the Cubs, the Astros signed a possible free agent replacement. Houston agreed to terms Tuesday afternoon with outfielder Colby Rasmus, signing him to a one-year contract. Colby Rasmus’ deal is one year at $8 million, source says. No club or player options included. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 20, 2015 The 28-year...
Via The Outside Corner
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros, free-agent OF Rasmus agree to one-year contract

HOUSTON -- Outfielder Colby Rasmus has agreed to a one-year contract with the Houston Astros. The deal was announced Tuesday, a day after Houston dealt last year's starting center fielder, Dexter Fowler, to the Chicago Cubs. The 28-year-old Rasmus started 80 games in center field for the Toronto Blue Jays last season and has played both right and left field in his six-year big league...
Via AP on Fox
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Outfielder Colby Rasmus agrees to 1-year deal with Astros

HOUSTON (AP) Outfielder Colby Rasmus has agreed to a one-year contract with the Houston Astros. The deal was announced Tuesday, a day after Houston dealt last year's starting center fielder, Dexter Fowler, to the Chicago Cubs. The 28-year-old Rasmus started 80 games in center field for the Toronto Blue Jays last season and has played both right and left field in his six-year big...
Via AP on Fox
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB News: Astros agree to terms with Colby Rasmus

The Houston Astros have agreed to terms with outfielder Colby Rasmus, on a one-year deal worth more than $4 million, reports Jon Morosi: Colby Rasmus’ deal with #Astros will be worth more than $4 million, source says. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 20, 2015 Rasmus, 28, hit for a .225 AVG with 18 homers and 40 RBI’s in 104 games played for Toronto, last season. He played...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Still need offense? Your options are limited

As free agency begins to slow and the market dries up, one thing is becoming abundantly clear – teams that didn’t try to fill holes on offense early are pretty much screwed now. Look at the list of the remaining free agent hitters. The only every day players left are Nori Aoki, Colby Rasmus, and if you’re feeling generous, Everth Cabrera. There are plenty of valuable players...
Via The Outside Corner
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Talks between Orioles and Colby Rasmus ongoing

getty images The Orioles continue to pursue free agent outfielder Colby Rasmus. According to Jim Bowden of ESPN, talks between teh two sides are “gaining steam.” The Orioles are one of a few teams who have been linked to Rasmus who seems certain to land a one-year prove it deal regardless of where he signs. Orioles talks with Colby Rasmus are gaining steam according to source...
Via Tireball.com
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays join Orioles in pursuit of Rasmus, Red Sox land Boggs

getty images The Tampa Bay Rays have joined their AL East rivals in the Baltimore Orioles as potential landing spots for free agent outfielder Colby Rasmus. After Orioles manager Buck Showalter travled to meet with Rasmus this past weekend the Rays have entered the race to sign him. Coming off a poor 2014 season the 28-year-old is a bit of a risk but comes with high upside. If...
Via Tireball.com
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles sniffing around Colby Rasmus, Andre Ethier

The Baltimore Orioles need an outfielder to replace the departed Nick Markakis, and they’ve been inquiring about two intriguing players – free agent Colby Rasmus and current Dodger Andre Ethier. MASN’s Roch Kubatko reports that Rasmus is the far more likely option, largely because of Ethier’s ridiculous contract with Los Angeles. Manager Buck Showalter met with Rasmus...
Via Bloguin Best
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss
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