Astros Roster News: Lucas Harrell, George Springer, Robbie Grossman, Scott Feldman

The Houston Astros made a lot of roster moves on Wednesday.  With an option, call-up, designation & activation, the Astros were busy.  The Astros are off to an awful 5-9 record, already five games back of the division leading Oakland Athletics.  Houston was never supposed to compete for the playoffs this year, it was a future building year....and by calling up George Springer...
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8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Astros activate Scott Feldman from DL

The Houston Astros have activated pitcher Scott Feldman from the bereavement list. Feldman had been away from the club for a few days after the passing of his father. The Astros will have him start Thursday’s game against the Kansas City Royals. Face of Franchise?Astros promote George Springer After three starts Feldman is 2-0 with a 0.44 ERA in 20 innings of work. The Astros...
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

George Springer Finally Sprung

Ladies and gentlemen, we have our first Fantasy Baseball big name prospect call up. Source tells the Chronicle that George Springer is on his way to the majors tomorrow. — Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) April 16, 2014 Finally, the Fantasy Baseball world gets to see one of the top prospects in the game in George Springer! The Houston Astros outfielder is the clubs top prospect and...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Finally Promote George Springer

The Houston Astros look to be on the cusp of officially promoting top prospect George Springer  from Triple “A” Oklahoma City on Wednesday in an attempt to jump-start their anemic offense. The Astros are currently batting .185 as a team through the first 14 games and sit hunkered in the basement of the AL West with only five wins on the young season. It is speculated that outfielder...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Astros promoting top prospect

Outfielder George Springer is one of the top prospects in baseball and on Tuesday night news broke that the Houston Astros are finally set to bring him up to the big leagues in time for Wednesday’s game. Springer earned a promotion after going 3-for-4 Tuesday night with a grand slam. He opened this season at Triple-A Oklahoma City, and has hit .353 with three home runs, nine RBIs...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Old and the Restlesss: Weighted Team Ages

The Astros have a very young team; the Yankees do not. I’m not exactly breaking news here, but I am going to provide you some data to back up the claims. Thanks to the depth charts that we maintain here on the site, we are able to calculate team age not just by the average […]
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Royals at Houston Astros, April 15-17

The Kansas City Royals, coming off one of the worst weekends they've had in awhile, head to Houston to take on the Astros who are improved, but still not good. Offensively, they can look good at times, but that's only because they do have some home run power on their squad, though a lot of that can be attributed to their ballpark. I do like the trio of Jason Castro, Jose...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lounging in Houston, Loathing in Lancaster

A good friend and fellow Houston Astros fan suggested that I contribute to Baseball Hot Corner as way out of a self-imposed baseball rehab and embargo after my beloved ‘Stros were forced into the junior circuit.  Having pathetically chased the World Series Dragon in the National League for decades, I felt I could not continue the fruitless pursuit saddled with the designated hitter...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

How should Astros solve retired number dilemma?

Deciding whether or not to retire numbers can present a dilemma for professional sports teams. What is the criteria for taking a number out of circulation to honor a franchise great and ensure that no other player will ever wear it again? Should the standard for retired numbers be the Hall of Fame? That’s certainly one way to go. Perhaps it’s the easiest too. It takes the burden...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Astros got another 0.0 rating in Houston on Monday

I don’t think the whole “0.0″ phenomenon with the Houston Astros is really all that surprising or tragic considering the current state of both the team and CSN Houston, but it’s still noteworthy. And on Monday afternoon, the Astros picked up another 0.0 rating for their contest with the Angels. The first time the Astros “earned” a perfect 0.0 rating, they were going up...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros prospect gets clearance to enter United States

The Astros minor league outfielder who missed spring training because of visa issues in his native Dominican Republic, Ravel Santana, has been cleared to arrive in the U.S., Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Wednesday. Santana, the Astros’ selection with the top pick in the Class AAA phase of the December Rule 5 draft, is to arrive on Friday. He’s one of 77 players ticketed...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros drew a 0.0 Nielsen rating in Houston for Monday's game

Once again the Astros played a game this week and, according to the Nielsen Company, nobody in Houston was watching on Comcast SportsNet Houston. Nielsen’s Houston ratings report for Monday shows a 0.0 rating for households, adults 25-54 and men 25-54 for the afternoon Angels-Astros game at Minute Maid Park. The Angels won the game 9-1. Monday’s game is the second time, according...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros outfielder Fowler to remain home indefinitely

Dexter Fowler needs more time to recover from a stomach virus before coming back to the ballpark. The Astros center fielder was hospitalized for Friday night before he was released Saturday because of gastroenteritis. The plan was to have him report to Minute Maid Park on Sunday, even if he couldn’t play right away. Fowler instead will remain at home indefinitely, and it’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros give Derek Jeter retirement present

Let the exit tour begin for Derek Jeter. Before just the second game of the season, the Houston Astros announced that they would be giving the Yankee captain a going away present before the future he retires at season’s end.  Before spring training started, Jeter announced he would retire after this season. #Astros will present Jeter with golf clubs, Stetson cowboy hat, and custom...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Nolan Ryan’s ceremonial first pitch to Craig Biggio not a good one (video)

A momentous event celebrating two of the most beloved players in Houston Astros history may have not gone off without a hitch, but fans of the team must have been thrilled to watch Nolan Ryan throw a ceremonial first pitch to Craig Biggio before Tuesday’s game at Minute Maid Park. Before the Astros took the […] The post Nolan Ryan’s ceremonial first pitch to Craig Biggio not...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

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