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2015 Fantasy Baseball: Colby Rasmus to the Astros

View image | On Tuesday Colby Rasmus signed a one-year deal with the Astros worth $8 million, and he’ll immediately be asked to fill the center field void created by dealing Dexter Fowler (colleague David Wiers covered the fantasy ramifications for Fowler here). Rasmus becomes yet another power hitter with high strikeout totals in an Astros lineup not lacking...
Via The Fantasy Fix
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Top 20 Prospects 2015

The calendar has flipped and spring training is fast approaching once again, meaning it is time for the baseball world to go crazy over prospect rankings for the forthcoming season. Based primarily on stats and potential, below is our list of the Houston Astros’ top 20 prospects for 2015. 1. Carlos Correa SS: When the Astros drafted Correa 1st overall in 2012 out of Puerto Rico...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Vogelsong Now Eyeing Return To San Francisco Giants

Ryan Vogelsong appeared poised and willing to ink an new pact with the much improved Houston Astros earlier in the week according to numerous MLB sources. However it now appears the San Francisco Giants have become the front runner to retain the services of their former hurler. The defending World Series champs seemed content letting Vogelsong ride off into the Houston sunset before...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez, Craig Biggio, John Smoltz Hall Of Fame Caps Announced

This embed is invalid" /> It was announced shortly after Randy Johnson’s Hall of Fame election that the pitcher will wear an Arizona Diamondbacks cap on his Cooperstown plaque. Now, we know which headwear the rest of this year’s class will be donning. The National Baseball Hall of Fame on Thursday announced the logos that will appear on the caps...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball: Astros Return to Fantasy Relevance

Jed Lowrie — Source: Bob Levey/Getty Images North America   For long suffering Astros fans like me, it has been a long time in the wilderness. Of course, getting Biblical is a bit much considering they were in the World Series less than 10 years ago. Philadelphia Phillies fans could ask their grandparents what it was like before the Whiz Kids in 1949. They averaged 100 losses...
Via The Fantasy Fix
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #114: Collin McHugh | SP | HOU

One of the most surprising pitchers of 2014? Screw that. Collin McHugh was one of the best pitchers of 2014, period. His 2.73 ERA ranked 15th in the league among the 102 pitchers with at least 150 IP, and his 3.16 SIERA ranked 16th. By K%-BB%, a great metric of pitcher dominance, McHugh’s 18.7% also ranked 15th, and his 1.02 WHIP was sixth. By pretty much every stat that matters...
Via Baseball Professor
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Transaction Analysis: Colby Rasmus is the Astros by R.J. Anderson

Houston signs a guy who`ll strike out and hit some homers, the Rangers get a better backup catcher, and Kelly Johnson goes back to the other East.
Via Baseball Prospectus
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rasmus excited about future in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) Colby Rasmus never really took to living in Toronto in the 3 1/2 seasons he played for the Blue Jays. Born in Georgia and raised in Alabama, Rasmus has returned from Canada to play for the Houston Astros and couldn't be more excited about the change. Wearing a pullover with camouflage details and speaking with his syrupy Alabama drawl, Rasmus raved about the move. ...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers acquire C Corporan from Astros for minor leaguer

HOUSTON -- The Houston Astros have traded catcher Carlos Corporan to the Texas Rangers for minor league right-handed pitcher Akeem Bostick. Houston designated Corporan for assignment on Tuesday to make room on the 40-man roster for free agent outfielder Colby Rasmus. The 31-year-old Corporan hit .235 with six homers and 19 RBIs in 55 games for Houston last season. The Astros chose...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Acquire Carlos Corporan From Astros for Akeem Bostick

The Texas Rangers have acquired catcher Carlos Corporan from the Houston Astros in exchange for minor-league pitcher Akeem Bostick. Evan Drellich of the Houston Cronicle had Corporan going to Texas while Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram had the Bostick return. Source: Astros and Rangers have agreed on trade for Carlos Corporan. Player(s) being informed. — Evan Drellich...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros trade Corporan to Rangers for minor leaguer

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Astros have traded catcher Carlos Corporan to the Texas Rangers for minor league right-handed pitcher Akeem Bostick. Houston designated Corporan for assignment on Tuesday to make room on the 40-man roster for free agent outfielder Colby Rasmus. The 31-year-old Corporan hit .235 with six homers and 19 RBIs in 55 games for Houston last season. The Astros chose...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Colby Rasmus, the Astros, and Strikeouts

I don’t think one should require much convincing that the Houston Astros are taking a worthwhile shot in signing Colby Rasmus. Most simply, it’s a one-year contract for a 28-year-old, and it’s worth just $8 million. Rasmus has had a volatile career — last year he finished with a .287 OBP — but he was […]
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Colby Rasmus And Houston Astros Do Have A Deal In Place

Colby Rasmus. Photo Credit:: Getty Images. It has already been confirmed that Ryan Vogelsong was in Houston on Monday for a physical and to finalize the details on a contract with the Houston Astros. There was a rumor Tuesday morning that free agent outfielder Colby Rasmus was spotted by a fan in Houston. ICYMI: A VERY sketchy report linking Colby Rasmus to Houston
Via Baseball Hot Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Never ending Houston Astros makeover continues as Fowler traded

The Houston Astros continue their 2015 club makeover by trading their most experienced outfielder in Dexter Fowler to the Chicago Cubs for two major leaguers.  RHP Dan Straily and IF Luis Valbuena come in return to further provide the Astros pitching/bullpen and infield depth (via Carrie Muskat of and other media outlets). Fowler brings an upbeat attitude and multiple offensive...
Via Reading Between The Seams
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Trade Dexter Fowler to Cubs

The Houston Astros have agreed to trade Dexter Fowler to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for starter Dan Straily and Luis Valbuena.  Does that mean Kris Bryant starts the season as the Cubs 3B?!  The Astros acquired Fowler last year for Jordan Lyles and Brandon Barnes.  Fowler hit above his career average (.271) last season with a .276 average and hit 21 doubles in 116 games...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #128: Dallas Keuchel | SP | HOU

When you google the phrase “ground ball” here’s what you’ll find: See that spike just a smidge before 2010? That is all due to my man Dallas Keuchel getting drafted and becoming a professional baseball player in 2009. I would say I kid, but to all the worms out there this is no laughing matter, so why make it one? Say Keuchel in front an earth worm and see what happens...
Via Baseball Professor
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros sign Chris Carter to one-year deal, avoiding arbitration

The Houston Astros have reached an agreement with first baseman/outfielder Chris Carter on a one-year deal, avoiding arbitration. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Astros will pay Carter a salary of $4.175 million for the 2015 season. chris carter settles with #astros for $4.175M — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 15, 2015 Carter’s deal with Houston includes many...
Via Baseball Essential
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves keep overhauling, agree to trade Evan Gattis to Astros

The Atlanta Braves have continued their season-long rebuild that they’re refusing to call a rebuild, dealing hitter (with no glove really necessary) Evan Gattis to the Houston Astros for three prospects – Mike Foltynewicz, Rio Ruiz, and Andrew Thurman. Sorry Mike Foltynewicz, Rio Ruiz and 3d prospect going from #astros to #Braves — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) January...
Via The Outside Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 ZiPS Projections – Houston Astros

After having typically appeared in the very hallowed pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections have been released at FanGraphs the past couple years. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the Houston Astros. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski. Other Projections: Atlanta / Chicago […]
Via Fangraphs
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Craig Biggio into the Hall of Fame

Craig Biggio is one of the best second baseman in MLB history, and his stats prove just that Craig Biggio, who spent 20 years with the Houston Astros, was finally voted into the baseball Hall of Fame today after having to inexplicably wait for 3 years. That is more a knock on the format of the vote, but also has to do with what many people tend to talk about when looking at 1990s...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Is this the year for Craig Biggio?

Former Houston Astros second baseman Craig Biggio fell two votes short of election to the Hall of Fame in 2014. Ideally, Craig Biggio should be elected to the Hall of Fame in 2015, but that’s easier said than done. It seems easy to think he’ll pick up those two votes, right? Well, there are things to consider. Upon looking at a Hall of Fame tracker, with 81 public ballots from...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

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. — Houston Astros (@astros) December 11,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jose Altuve jumped to try and hit a pitch

In case you weren’t aware, Jose Altuve is short. How short? Well…. Can you blame him for trying? The guy hits EVERYTHING. — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) September 23, 2014 That’s absurdity at its most absurd. The soon to be AL batting champion finished with just one hit in Houston’s 4-3 loss to Texas on Monday night. The post Jose Altuve jumped trying to...
Via The Outside Corner
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros' 63rd win costs Houston furniture dealer $4 million

All things considered, the Houston Astros have had a successful season.  After losing 106, 107, then 113 games the past few years, they are guaranteed not to lose 100 in 2014, as the team won their 63rd of 2014 and we’re still just one week into September.  Legendary Houston furniture tycoon Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale (of Gallery Furniture) promised to refund full purchase...
Via Reading Between The Seams
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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