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Houston Astros: 2016 Offseason Report Card

After three consecutive years of finishing 40.0 or more games out of their division from 2011 to 2013 (moving from the National League Central to the American League West after 2012), the Houston Astros showed signs of life in 2014. They won 70 games for the first time since 2010, but still finished fourth in the AL West, 28.0 games behind the division champion Los Angeles Angels...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Prospects: Houston Astros Top 10 Prospects by Christopher Crawford and BP Prospect Staff

Houston, we have a prospect. Don`t @ me.
Via Baseball Prospectus
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Projected 2016 Lineup + Rotation

Houston Astros Lineup and Rotation Projection Batting Order: 1- Jose Altuve 2-George Springer 3- Carlos Correa 4-Evan Gattis 5-Carlos Gomez 6- Marwin Gonzalez 7- Colby Rasmus 8-Jason Castro 9-AJ Reed or Jon Singleton For the most part, this starting lineup remains the same because it worked for the Astros last year. However, there are two main differences in that Marwin Gonzalez...
Via TopSportsReport
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros’ Very Early Season Preview

There are 64 days and about 20 minutes as of the publication of this article until the MLB season begins. So does that mean that it’s too early to do a 2016 season preview for the Houston Astros? Please, of course not. Nobody has been this excited about the team since the 2005 World Series when the team faced off the Chicago White Sox. After the sweep, the Astros grew worse and...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Fister Signs One-Year Deal With Houston Astros

After what seemed like an eternity, one right handed pitcher has finally found a new home. According to MLB.com, former Detroit Tiger and Washington National Doug Fister has signed a one year deal with the Houston Astros. Fister’s deal is worth $7 million, but can reach up to over $10 million if his performance bonuses. Throughout the last few seasons, baseball analysts and fans...
Via Hot Stove MLB
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros address huge back-end rotation need with Doug Fister signing

Houston Astros starting pitching was a huge plus in 2015. Dallas Keuchel continued to be a revelation, posting his best season to date with a 20-8 record, 1.02 WHIP, and 2.48 ERA, earning his first career Cy Young. Behind him was Collin McHugh, a waiver claim turned perfect number two. The 28-year-old won 19 games, threw over 200 innings, and had a 3.89 ERA. Behind the duo was...
Via The Outside Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

George Springer, In Progress

Last September, at one point, the Astros staged an improbable ninth-inning comeback against the Angels. I don’t remember a whole lot of the details anymore, but there is still one play that sticks out in my mind, because it stuck out in my mind back then. George Springer neither started the rally nor ended it, but he did keep it alive with the bases empty and the Astros down to...
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros sign lefty Wandy Rodriguez to minor league contract

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Astros have signed left-hander Wandy Rodriguez to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training. The Astros said Tuesday that lefty Edwar Cabrera and infielder Danny Worth also got minor league deals and were invited to camp. The 37-year-old Rodriguez was 6-4 with a 4.90 ERA for Texas last season. He pitched in parts of eight big league seasons...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Missouri suspends QB Maty Mauk indefinitely after alleged cocaine snorting video surfaces

Missouri has suspended quarterback Maty Mauk from the football program indefinitely as they investigate a video that allegedly shows the Tigers QB snorting cocaine. The video below was circulated on social media, and it shows a man snorting a white powder substance off a table: Matty Mauk missing the line, just like he misses his receivers. #Mizzou #Rocktober #MattyIce @TMAFanpage...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros minor leaguer killed in motorcycle accident

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Astros say minor league pitcher Jose Rosario was killed in a motorcycle accident in the Dominican Republic. The team said Monday the 20-year-old Dominican died Sunday night. Rosario pitched the last two seasons in the Astros minor league system, splitting 2015 between the Dominican Summer League and the Gulf Coast League. He was signed by the Astros as...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

FG on Fox: The Precedent for Evan Gattis’ Triples

Evan Gattis was probably never fast. That is, he wasn’t fast in comparison to many baseball players he was around while coming up through the minors. He certainly isn’t fast now, and at this point, we can confidently say that he probably never will be. And that’s fine, because speed isn’t really his game: coming into the 2015 season, he had zero stolen bases and one triple...
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Carlos Correa plays 'baseball' during NY blizzard

Parts of the East Coast were battered by blizzard on Saturday that dumped over 20 inches of snow in some areas. Among those in the northeast was Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa, who had a little fun in the snow. Correa was in New York for a Baseball Writers Association of America event that was ultimately cancelled due to the weather. During the day, the 21-year-old played...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB.com reporter tweets Astros told her they had real Tina Turner at gala, then changed their tune

Things got a little weird at the Houston Astros’ Diamond Dreams gala Friday, at least according to MLB.com national correspondent Alyson Footer. The charitable event to benefit the Astros’ Foundation and New Hope Housing was billed as featuring singer/songwriter James Taylor, along with numerous Astros’ players and manager A.J. Hinch, but Footer tweeted that things got very...
Via The Comeback
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Colby Rasmus doesn't ever want to leave the Astros

Colby Rasmus is only 29 years old, but he's already thinking about the end of his career. The outfielder recently re-signed with the Houston Astros with a one-year deal (becoming the first player to accept a qualifying offer in MLB history). Coming off a season in which he hit 25 home runs, collected 61 RBIs and was a postseason hero for Houston, Rasmus opted to stay in town on...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Longshot Tyler White Making Astros Take Notice

Don’t tell Tyler White about being a longshot. White, a 33rd-round pick of the Houston Astros in 2013 has elbowed his way to the top of the food chain in what is considered one of the top minor league farm systems in Major League Baseball. His performance on the field has put him in a […]
Via Baseball Essential
18 days ago  |  Discuss

If you win, they'll come: Astros add 2,000 new season ticket sales

The Houston Astros were the talk of baseball for much of the 2015 season, qualifying for their first postseason appearance since 2005. They're looking to build upon the experience and turn it into a deeper postseason run in 2016, and their fans are taking note.As the Houston Chronicle's Evan Drellich reported, the club has seen an increase of 2,000 season ticket sales since the...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros reach 1-yr deal with Keuchel for $7.25M, 3 others

HOUSTON (AP) AL Cy Young winner Dallas Keuchel and the Houston Astros have agreed to a one-year contract for $7.25 million. The Astros also reached deals with infielders Marwin Gonzalez and Luis Valbuena and reliever Josh Fields on Friday after they had all filed for salary arbitration. Keuchel went 20-8 with a 2.48 ERA in 33 starts and set a major league record by going 16-0 at...
Via Associated Press
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Cardinals scouting director pleads guilty in Astros hacking case

This past June, reports surfaced that the FBI was investigating the St. Louis Cardinals for allegedly hacking data from the Houston Astros, who had previously been a fellow NL Central team before moving to the AL West.In July, the Cardinals fired Christopher Correa, their former scouting director who was at the center of these allegations. Those allegations included reports that...
Via Yardbarker
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Federal indictment: Cardinals hacked Astros’ email, accessed database during draft, trade deadline

The full federal indictment against former Cardinals scouting director Chris Correa has been made public, and it contains several bombshells. The indictment claims that Correa accessed the Houston Astros player information database, known as “Ground Control,” during the 2013 MLB Draft, as well as the day of the 2013 trade deadline. It is also alleged that, after an in-depth...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Ex-Cardinals scouting director to plead guilty to hacking Astros

After initially denying any wrongdoing, Chris Correa, the former scouting director of the St. Louis Cardinals, will reportedly plead guilty to hacking the Houston Astros. The Wall Street Journal reports Correa has tentatively agreed to plead guilty to five of the 12 charges levied against him connected to an alleged unauthorized breach of the Houston Astros’ computer network...
Via The Comeback
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Dallas Keuchel’s agent says he won’t sign a long-term deal this offseason

Dallas Keuchel and his representatives have told the Houston Astros they will not engage in contract discussions this offseason reports Reid Laymance of the Houston Chronicle. “At this point, we have not engaged the club in any sort of long-term discussions,” Braunecker said on the show. “It’s common knowledge that we had some discussion during the season last year and...
Via The Outside Corner
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Jed Lowrie returning to Oakland after A's-Astros trade

Ask any Oakland Athletics fans, and they’ll probably tell you that they have become accustom to not getting too attached to players on the team. That’s just how the A’s tend to operate—players don’t typically stick around.So it probably came as a bit of a shock to the fan base to wake up and hear that a familiar face was returning to the Bay Area ball club.Such is the case...
Via Yardbarker
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Breaking down the nature of Dallas Keuchel's contact

Dallas Keuchel won a Cy Young last night, becoming the second pitcher in as many seasons to complete the two-year transition of “some guy with a 5.15 ERA” to “American League Cy Young Award winner.” Keuchel’s career turnaround, as was Corey Kluber‘s, is absolutely remarkable, though the similarities between the two elite hurlers mostly ends there. Kluber, of course...
Via Fangraphs
November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Colby Rasmus makes baseball history, accepts qualifying offer

Earlier this week I gave you a list of players I thought most likely to accept the qualifying offer–a one year contract worth $15.8 million. As is the way of things, that list did not include Colby Rasmus. I looked at his offensive numbers and assumed even in this robust outfield market that he could secure a 3 year deal. Until today that would have been enough for a player to...
Via The Outside Corner
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Colby Rasmus' Free Agent Prospects

Colby Rasmus is one of the most intriguing free agents of this winter. When he signed for the Astros on a one-year deal last winter, I believe most people, myself included, thought this was a one-year situation, and he would move on after 2015. However, Rasmus' play all season was far better than the Astros, or anyone, could have possibly expected. In the latter part of the season...
Via The Sports Quotient
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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