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Rasmus drives in 3, Astros beat Padres 9-4 for 4th straight

SAN DIEGO (AP) Colby Rasmus homered and drove in three runs as the surprising Houston Astros beat the San Diego Padres 9-4 Monday night for their fourth straight victory. Jed Lowrie and Jason Castro also homered for the AL West leaders, who have won nine of 10. Jose Altuve had two hits and an RBI double against San Diego ace James Shields in the opener of a three-game interleague...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Understanding the Houston Astros

The Houston Astros are currently in 1st place in the American League West, with a record of 8 wins and 6 losses.  This despite the fact that as a team, they are hitting just .210, last in the MLB and lead the league in strikeouts.  However, they are 5th in the MLB in walks and 2nd in stolen bases.  Their 18 home runs is tied for 4th in baseball, yet they have a -1 run differential...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

In news you can not possible care about, here's the 2015 fantasy baseball draft results

Tradition!Assuming you've been around the blog for a while, you know the drill. I tell you about my draft in the hope that it can help you with yours. And away we go. (Asterisks show protected players; my club won the league last year, mostly on pitching and grit and luck, in a very spread year.)  Player TM 2015 $ 2016 $ C Yan Gomes * CLE 5 8 C Jason Castro HOU 1 4 1B...
Via Five Tool Tool
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros catcher Jason Castro asked to prom in case of mistaken identity (photo)

Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro may have been flattered by the gesture — even if it was a case of mistaken identity — but has nevertheless politely declined an accidental invite to prom. Castro happened upon his car adorned with “P-R-O-M?” spelled out with Post-It Notes. whoever asked me to prom a few nights ago,...Read More The post Astros catcher Jason Castro asked...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros' Castro declines public post-it note prom proposal

Prom season can be scary. Finding the courage to ask that special someone to accompany you to the big, potentially intimidating, be-all-end-all social function of your high school career can be a challenge for some.  Others find ways to make big public spectacles of their inquiries by doing things like writing elaborate messages made of post-it notes plastered on that lucky guy...
Via Fox Sports
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB Changes Schedule For Game 162; All Teams To Start At 3 P.M.

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Fans at Camden Yards, Dodger Stadium and Safeco Field might need to bring a few extra screens to the ballpark on the final day of the season. Major League Baseball is tweaking this year’s schedule, hoping to create a huge playoff scramble by starting all 15 games on Oct. 4 at virtually the same time. “Could add some drama,” Washington...
Via NESN.com
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball: Catcher VORP Revisited

View image | gettyimages.com The calendar has finally flipped over to March. Spring Training games are beginning and fantasy drafts are finally taking place. Earlier this offseason I took a look at value over replacement player (VORP) and catchers. This time, I focusing on Yahoo rankings and adding a little bit of information to VORP to put these rankings in some perspective....
Via The Fantasy Fix
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: Top 15 Catchers in ’15

Baseball is here! Kind of. But it won’t be long before we get to see our favorite players jogging out onto the field. In other sports news, the combine was this weekend and I wouldn’t be able to fit all of my thoughts in just an intro. So before I start to get into a football mindset, let’s hurry up and talk baseball! So without further ado, 15-11 Miguel Montero (CHC), Jason...
Via Baseball Essential
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston's Castro hoping for offensive bounce back

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Although he'll turn 28 this June, Jason Castro has really only played two full seasons in the major leagues. The Houston catcher is still learning how to outsmart opposing pitchers. ''With the way baseball is at this point, there's so much information and video and ways that the opponents can try to gain a competitive advantage by studying you as a player basically...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide: Catcher Over/Unders

View image | gettyimages.com In years past, we’ve taken a look at my stat, total run index, and used it to forge our position rankings. Somewhere along the way I made a stark discovery: sometimes advanced mathematics and fantasy sports don’t mix. First, it was hard to make those figures translate into something fantasy players could readily use. You could rank players with...
Via The Fantasy Fix
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking for the cheapest MLB tickets in 2015? SeatSmart could be the spot

So you’re a Houston Astros fan trying to enjoy opening day. The excitement level is a little higher than normal compared to past home openers, as the team was destined for the basement of either the National League or American League division they were placed in. But with names like Jose Altuve, George Springer, Chris Carter, Evan Gattis, Jonathan Singleton, Dallas Keuchel and...
Via Hall of Very Good
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Conger, Castro and Sipp agree to deals with Astros

HOUSTON (AP) The Astros have agreed to one-year contracts with catchers Jason Castro and Hank Conger and left-handed reliever Tony Sipp, avoiding arbitration with the players. Conger, who was acquired from the Los Angeles Angels this offseason, hit .221 with four homers and 25 RBIs in 80 games last season. Castro was Houston's every day catcher last season and hit .222 with 14 home...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

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
December 15, 2014  |  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
November 29, 2014  |  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 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

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

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 Bloguin Best
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 The Outside Corner
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
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