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Houston Astros: Top 10 Prospects for 2015

The Astros made a leap forward in 2014.  Jose Altuve stepped up as an offensive leader and George Springer showed he has potential.  The Astros still aren’t a winning team, but they’re certainly making steps towards it, with plenty of promising prospects closer to helping. Houston has addressed their bullpen this offseason, and despite Singleton and Springer graduating off...
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Houston Astros Sign Jed Lowrie

The Houston Astros have agreed to a three year deal with shortstop Jed Lowrie which will guarantee him $23 million. Lowrie was previously a member of the Astros in 2012 after the Boston Red Sox traded him along with Kyle Weiland in exchange for Mark Melancon. He spent the last two years with the Oakland Athletics. The 30 year-old Lowrie has battled injury troubles throughout...
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Shortstop Jed Lowrie returns to Houston

HOUSTON (AP) Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow says one of the team's priorities was to improve the infield, and the addition of Jed Lowrie does just that. Lowrie played for Houston in 2012 before he was traded to Oakland and spent two seasons with the Athletics. He returned to the Astros on Monday when he agreed to a $23 million, three-year contract. Lowrie says he felt he had...
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Astros bring back Jed Lowie on three-year deal

After years of being a laughing stock in the NL Central and then the AL West, the Houston Astros are showing a penchant for adding players this offseason. The latest addition by the Astros is infielder Jed Lowie who signed a three-year deal worth $23 million guaranteed. The deal includes a fourth year option. With Lowie now off the market the best options for shortstop needy teams...
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Former Red Sox Jed Lowrie, Astros Agree To Three-Year, $23M Contract

HOUSTON — Infielder Jed Lowrie and the Houston Astros have agreed to a $23 million, three-year contract. The agreement, announced Monday, includes a 2018 club option. Lowrie was acquired by the Astros from the Boston Red Sox for pitcher Mark Melancon in December 2011 in Jeff Luhnow’s first trade as general manager and was Houston’s shortstop in 2012...
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Jed Lowrie Signs With The Houston Astros

On Monday afternoon, the Houston Astros announced they are signing Free Agent short stop Jed Lowrie to a three-year deal. According to multiple reports, Lowrie receives $23 million guaranteed to sign back with Houston where he spent the 2012 season. The deal also includes a 4th-year option worth $6 million. Lowrie turns 31 in April and has hit .261 over seven major league seasons...
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Lowrie, Astros agree to $23 million, 3-year deal

HOUSTON (AP) Infielder Jed Lowrie and the Houston Astros have agreed to a $23 million, three-year contract. The agreement, announced Monday, includes a 2018 club option. Lowrie was acquired by the Astros from Boston for pitcher Mark Melancon in December 2011 in Jeff Luhnow's first trade as general manager and was Houston's shortstop in 2012. He was dealt to Oakland in February 2013...
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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...
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Jed Lowrie Signs with Houston

The Houston Astros have signed a three year contract with IF Jed Lowrie, the team announced via Twitter. The deal is worth 23$ million dollars, with a team option that could make the contract worth as much as 28$ million dollars.   Lowrie is a seven year veteran, who spent the 2012 season in Houston. The 30-year-old’s best career year was in Oakland during the 2013 campaign which...
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Jed Lowrie returns to Astros on three-year deal

Before Spring Training 2013, the Houston Astros traded shortstop Jed Lowrie to the Oakland Athletics for a package of three players headlined by Chris Carter, who has launched 66 homers in two seasons with the club. Today, Houston brought the 30-year old Lowrie back on a three-year deal that also contains a club option for the 2018 season. The contract is worth $23 million over three...
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Jed Lowrie returns to Astros on three-year deal

Before Spring Training 2013, the Houston Astros traded shortstop Jed Lowrie to the Oakland Athletics for a package of three players headlined by Chris Carter, who has launched 66 homers in two seasons with the club. Today, Houston brought the 30-year old Lowrie back on a three-year deal that also contains a club option for the 2018 season. The contract is worth $23 million over three...
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Cole Hamels Sweepstakes: Houston, We Have A Problem

First and foremost, the Houston Astros should be commended for their recent additions of Luke Gregerson and Pat Neshek; a 911 call to its bullpen was at the top of their Christmas list — 73 save-situation meltdowns combined with a 4.69 ERA over the last three campaigns will leave an organization scrambling to stop the bleeding. Now, the problem at hand: according to Nick Cafardo...
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Rumor: Astros Potential Hamels Trade Partner?

According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Houston Astros have joined the ranks of teams that are interested in Cole Hamels. Cafardo calls the Astros a “dark horse” trade partner candidate alongside other presumed potential trade partners in the Cubs, Red Sox, Dodgers, Padres, and Rangers. Cafardo also lists the Giants as a possible destination for Hamels. Analysis: The...
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Astros finalize deals with Gregerson, Neshek,

HOUSTON (AP) The Astros have finalized contract with relievers Luke Gregerson and Pat Neshek. Gregerson is guaranteed $18.5 million over three years from Houston and Neshek $12.5 million over two years. The contracts were agreed to this week at the winter meetings and announced Friday. Gregerson, 30, spent five years with San Diego, then went 5-5 with a 2.12 ERA in 72 appearances...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros sign Pat Neshek to two-year deal

The Astros have bolstered their bullpen with another arm. Pat Neshek and the Astros have reached an agreement on a two-year deal worth $12.5 million. The deal also contains a club option for the 2017 season. Neshek, 34, had to accept a minor league deal last year from the Cardinals but turned in an All-Star season finishing with a 1.87 ERA and 68/9 K/BB ratio over 67 1/3 innings...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Concede 2015 Playoff Berth, Schedule Taylor Swift Concert in October

The Houston Astros have not made the playoffs since 2005, have not eclipsed 76 wins since 2009 and have lost an average of 104 games over the last four years. Although anything can happen in baseball, it does not appear likely that they will be returning to the postseason in 2015 therefore have done the Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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The Astros Are Still The Very Best

Who else misses the Astros in the NL Central? They haven’t had a winning season since 2008. Their combined record since 2011 is 232-416. And now they’re going all in on Pat Neshek for 2 years and 12.5M dollars, snagging him from the Pirates in the final seconds of his decision. Yeah, yeah… BUT THE YOUTH – SO MUCH YOUTH! Well, the Astros must think they’re close, because...
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Astros book Taylor Swift concert at stadium during playoffs

The Houston Astros are so confident they won’t make the playoffs next season that they have scheduled a Taylor Swift concert to be held at Minute Maid Park in the middle of October. Shake it off, y'all. @taylorswift13 brings her 1989 tour to #MMP on October 13, 2015. pic.twitter.com/gqBLzDOuWp — Houston Astros (@astros) December 11,...Read More
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Transaction Analysis: League-Worst Bullpen No More by R.J. Anderson

The Astros pick up two relievers who should add some credibility to the team`s late-inning efforts.
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AP sources: Astros sign relievers Neshek, Gregerson

SAN DIEGO -- The Houston Astros have bolstered their bullpen by agreeing to an $18.5 million, three-year contract with Luke Gregerson and a $12.5 million, two-year deal with former Cardinals reliever Pat Neshek, people familiar with the negotiations said Wednesday. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the deals with the right-handers were subject to physicals. Gregerson...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Astros agree to deals with relievers Gregerson, Neshek

SAN DIEGO -- The Houston Astros have bolstered their bullpen by agreeing to an $18.5 million, three-year contract with Luke Gregerson and a $12.5 million, two-year deal with Pat Neshek, people familiar with the negotiations said Wednesday. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the deals with the right-handers were subject to physicals. Gregerson, 30, spent five years...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston snatches another solid reliever in Pat Neshek

Hey look, the Houston Astros have signed a second reliever today. Pat Neshek is going to the club on a two-year, $12.5 million contract. Reliever Pat Neshek, pursued by #Pirates, signs with #Astros for two years, $12.5 million, pending physical. Gets to stay in FLA for spring. — Derrick Goold (@dgoold) December 10, 2014 The 34-year old lefty had a shockingly good year with the...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston snatches another solid reliever in Pat Neshek

Hey look, the Houston Astros have signed a second reliever today. Pat Neshek is going to the club on a two-year, $12.5 million contract. Reliever Pat Neshek, pursued by #Pirates, signs with #Astros for two years, $12.5 million, pending physical. Gets to stay in FLA for spring. — Derrick Goold (@dgoold) December 10, 2014 The 34-year old lefty had a shockingly good year with the...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Sign Pat Neshek To Two Year Deal

Moments after agreeing with Luke Gregerson on a three year deal, the Houston Astros have signed another arm for their pen. This time they have agreed to terms with Pat Neshek on a two year deal. Bob Nightengale of the USA Today first reported the news, with confirmation from ESPN baseball insider Buster Olney. The Houston #Astros bullpen now shaping up quite nicely with Chad Qualls...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Sign Both Luke Gregerson And Pat Neshek

The Houston Astros addressed their bullpen this morning in one fell swoop locking up both Luke Gregerson and Pat Neshek to multi-year deals. Gregerson and the Astros agreed on a 3 year pact that will see the reliable veteran earn $18.5 million over the course of the deal with an opportunity for an additional $2.5 million in incentives. The Houston #Astros, who tried to sign Andrew...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss
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