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Houston Astros sign Jed Lowrie

            The Houston Astros announced Monday they’ve signed free agent shortstop Jed Lowrie. #Astros agree to terms on a 3-year contract with free agent SS/IF Jed Lowrie, General Manager Jeff Luhnow announced today. — Houston Astros (@astros) December 15, 2014 Lowrie, 30, gets a three-year deal with Houston. Evan Drellich...
Via Sports-Glory
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mailbag #15: Guerrero, Seager, Urias, Detwiler, Castro and RBI

A nice full mailbag today. Sorry for the ones we couldn’t quite get to. Send questions to thedodgersdigest at gmail dot com or through the form on the right sidebar. Gerard: Why is there such a concern at shortstop when you have Alex Guerrero. Defensively he can’t be any worse than Hanley and offensively he has the capability to bat .300. I know he isn’t a proven community...
Via Dodgers Digest
26 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Astros Listening on Castro, Fowler

According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Houston Astros are interested in trading catcher Jason Castro and/or centerfielder Dexter Fowler. The 28 year-old Fowler is projected by Matt Swartz of MLB Trade Rumors to get $9 million through arbitration this offseason, while the 27 year-old Castro is projected at $3.9 million for his 2015 salary. While the Astros have an interest...
Via Baseball Essential
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Where should teams look for help at catcher?

The Toronto Blue Jays didn’t surprise too many people when they threw a whole bunch of money at Ontario native Russell Martin. And as blasphemous as a five-year deal for a catcher heading into his age 32 season may sound, it was probably necessary for them to actually be able to reign him in (even though we all know five years for a catcher heading into his age 32 season is...
Via The Outside Corner
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Where should catching starved teams look for help?

The Toronto Blue Jays didn’t surprise too many people when they threw a whole bunch of money at Ontario native Russell Martin. And as blasphemous as a five-year deal for a catcher heading into his age 32 season may sound, it was probably necessary for them to actually be able to reign him in (even though we all know five years for a catcher heading into his age 32 season is...
Via Bloguin Best
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox Looking to Acquire Catcher Jason Castro?

It’s no secret that current White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers has underwhelmed during his time on the South Side. Flowers, the top prospect the Sox acquired in a 2008 trade with the Atlanta Braves for Javier Vazquez, is a career .218 hitter that strikes out way too much and has been a complete bust. He did post the best season of his career in 2014 however batting .244 with 15 home...
Via Sports Mockery
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Houston Astros

Yes, the Astros are finishing under .500 again. For those keeping score at home, this was the sixth straight season where the Astros didn’t sniff 81 wins. However, the team also didn’t lose 100 games for the first time since 2010, and could even avoid 90 this year. They’re still a bad team, but they’re nowhere near as bad as they have been. Whenever a team increases their...
Via The Outside Corner
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Houston Astros

Yes, the Astros are finishing under .500 again. For those keeping score at home, this was the sixth straight season where the Astros didn’t sniff 81 wins. However, the team also didn’t lose 100 games for the first time since 2010, and could even avoid 90 this year. They’re still a bad team, but they’re nowhere near as bad as they have been. Whenever a team increases their...
Via Bloguin Best
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers-Astros Preview

With the AL's two worst records, the Houston Astros and Texas Rangers have little tangible left to play for this season. The Astros, however, are one win shy of capturing the Silver Boot for the first time in eight years. Houston looks to clinch the season series with a victory Friday night at Minute Maid Park. The Astros (57-78) had lost four of five before taking a 4-2 victory...
Via AP on Fox
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Tepesch labors in Rangers loss to Astros

HOUSTON (AP) - Jason Castro broke out of his slump in a big way Thursday night. Castro hit a grand slam and Collin McHugh threw seven solid innings, leading the Houston Astros to a 4-2 victory over the Texas Rangers. Castro ended an 0-for-20 slump with a single in the second. In the fifth, he wiped out Texas' 2-0 lead with his second career grand slam. "I feel like I've been feeling...
Via AP on Fox
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Castro's slam sends McHugh, Astros over Rangers

HOUSTON (AP) Jason Castro hit a grand slam, Collin McHugh threw seven solid innings and the Houston Astros beat the Texas Rangers 4-2 Thursday night. McHugh (7-9) earned his third straight win, allowing two runs and eight hits while striking out six. In his six August starts, McHugh gave up eight runs over 37 2-3 innings. Castro snapped an 0-for-20 slump with a single in the second...
Via AP on Fox
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Attention Royals: The All-Star Break is Over!!!!

Unfortunately for all the fans of the Kansas City Royals, someone played a terrible joke on them and forgot to tell the Royals that the All-Star Break ended on Friday!  Because of this extended vacation, they have officially fallen out of contention and into 3rd in the Central, and 3.5 out of the Wild-Card, all while dropping under .500 for the season at 48-49. But wait.  We were...
Via Royals Blue
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 trade deadline primer: the best players on the market by position

We’re getting into the nitty gritty of trade deadline season, and some teams have already made improvements to their rosters (hello, Athletics and Yankees). But which players that haven’t been moved yet are the best possible upgrades for teams that need to get better? Good question. These are the best players potentially available on the trade market by position. Catcher. Jason...
Via Bloguin Best
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 trade deadline primer: the best players on the market by position

We’re getting into the nitty gritty of trade deadline season, and some teams have already made improvements to their rosters (hello, Athletics and Yankees). But which players that haven’t been moved yet are the best possible upgrades for teams that need to get better? Good question. These are the best players potentially available on the trade market by position. Catcher. Jason...
Via The Outside Corner
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Alex Presley, Jason Castro, Dexter Fowler, Brady Aiken

Houston Astros center fielder Alex Presley appears to be DL-bound after suffering an oblique strain during last night's win over the Texas Rangers. The Houston Chronicle's Evan Drellich tweeted that an Astros source had told him Presley would be placed on the DL:Source says Presley going to DL. Writing was on the wall post game. Really too bad for him doing well as a starter—...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 2014.77: Tigers at Astros

Perhaps Jason Castro did the Tigers a favor last night with his walk off home run.  Four of the bullpen arms had been there and gone, and eventually someone was going to have to go multiple innings, and that fell to Blaine Hardy, who wasn’t quite up to the task. No that it mattered: the Tigers looked like they could have played another 9 without scoring, so maybe Castro saved...
Via Tigers Weblog
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Friday night fireworks, walk-off style

The baseball weekend got off to a great start with three thrilling walk-off hits, treating home fans to a nail-biting victory.  Moving east to west on your blog dial, check them out (via MLB.com) Pirates 3B Josh Harrison pounds a double in the bottom of the 11th much to the pleasure of Pittsburgh fans: Your browser does not support iframes.  Brewers OF Ryan Braun laces a single...
Via Reading Between The Seams
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Castro's HR in 11th leads Astros over Tigers 4-3

HOUSTON (AP) -- Jason Castro's solo homer in the 11th inning lifted the Houston Astros to a 4-3 win over Detroit on Friday night to snap the Tigers' seven-game winning streak. Castro launched a pitch from Blaine Hardy (0-1) into the seats in right field with one out in the 11th to give Houston the victory. The Tigers tied it when Eugenio Suarez scored on an error in the eighth inning...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jayson Werth’s Fancy Footwork to steal second base

In last night’s Nationals’ win over Houston, Jayson Werth showed off some true skill in stealing second base. The throw from Houston catcher Jason Castro beat Werth to the bag. Second baseman Jose Altuve got the tag down in plenty of time. But… Werth’s ability to nimbly stop short of the bag, elude the tag, then tap the bag with his right foot. It all happened in an instant...
Via DC Sports-Kings
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Jason Castro Is Doing Bad Things More

Photo Credit: Brule Laker Looking back at my preseason rankings, I had Jason Castro 12th among fantasy baseball catchers this season. I was a believer in the high-teens HR power and although he struck out too much, his popup rate was minimal. A few months has changed a lot since Castro is now being ranked anywhere from 15th to 20th on fantasy catcher lists. Once relevant as a starting...
Via The Fantasy Fix
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Rumors: Houston, Jason Castro Talking Extension

Astros catcher Jason Castrowill serve as their player representative to the union but has not discussed details of his own contract status. Evan Drellich from Ultimate Astros reported on June 4th that Castro has engaged in preliminary talks with the Astros on a long term deal. Castro said, "It's something you try not to think about obviously during the season, but you know, I...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

C.J. Wilson roughed up in loss to Astros

HOUSTON (AP) -- Jon Singleton homered and had two RBIs in his major league debut, Chris Carter also homered and the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-2 Tuesday night. Jason Castro and Robbie Grossman drove in two runs apiece as Houston took the lead with a five-run third inning. The Angels were done in by C.J. Wilson's lack of control. Wilson (6-5) walked a season-high...
Via Fox Sports West
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Sal and Yadi: Two Gold Gloves, one state, no wrong choice

ST. LOUIS -- The contradiction -- to say nothing of the irony -- is not lost on Sal Perez, that here he is, a man whose very career is defined by the prevention of theft, stealing any damn chance he gets. "I always watch his video; I always try to call the game like he calls it," the Kansas City Royals' Gold Glove catcher offers when the subject of his counterpart in St. Louis, Yadier...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Sal and Yadi: Two Gold Gloves, one state, no wrong choice

ST. LOUIS -- The contradiction -- to say nothing of the irony -- is not lost on Sal Perez, that here he is, a man whose very career is defined by the prevention of theft, stealing any damn chance he gets. "I always watch his video; I always try to call the game like he calls it," the Kansas City Royals' Gold Glove catcher offers when the subject of his counterpart in St. Louis, Yadier...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Astros vs. Baltimore Orioles Series Recap

#495168575 / gettyimages.com Going into the first game of this series the Houston Astros are on a 5 game winning streak. You know that’s on their minds as they try to continue the streak and try to work their way up the division. That being said the Astros take game one of the series 3-1 and increase the streak to six. The Astros decided to give the start to Brad Peacock. He went...
Via TopSportsReport
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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