Posts Tagged Astros’

  • Astros show interest in David Robertson

    The Houston Astros have contacted Scott Leventhal, David Robertson‘s agent, to express the interest in the free agent reliever, according to Ken Davidoff of the New York Post. Previously, MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart reported that the Astros were aggressively pursuing a top closer. He named Rober...

  • Sunday Notes: A Change Will Do You Good: Brewers, Yanks, Cards, Astros, DBacks

    Clint Coulter is no longer a catcher. The 21-year-old Milwaukee Brewers prospect is currently playing right field in the Arizona Fall League, and it’s not a temporary assignment. According to farm director Reid Nichols, “The plan is for him to stay in the outfield.” Based on this summer’s pe...

  • Astros’ Jose Altuve Makes Contact on Jump Swing vs. Rangers

    Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is having a great all-around season and came into Monday's game against the Texas Rangers leading the majors in batting average. During a hit-and-run attempt, Altuve tried to swing at a high fastball. The 5'5" Altuve ended up leaving his feet on th...

  • 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, b...

  • Houston Astros Fire Manager Bo Porter, Bench Coach Dave Trembley

    HOUSTON — The Houston Astros have fired manager Bo Porter in his second season with the club. General manager Jeff Luhnow says the decision wasn’t based on Houston’s record but because “we need a new direction in our clubhouse.” “Bo’s passion and energy are unparalleled, and his desire...

  • Astros mascot pranks JP Arencibia with photoshop

    Houston Astros mascot Orbit got revenge on Texas Rangers infielder J.P. Arencibia by photoshopping his face on the body of a Houston Texans cheerleader and displaying it on the scoreboard prior to Friday night's game at Minute Maid Park.Orbit's retaliation was in response Arencibia posting unflatter...

  • WATCH: Fan at Astros game has terrible first pitch

    One lucky Astros fan was invited to throw out the first pitch before Tuesday night's Athletics-Astros game. And after watching her fail as badly as 50 Cent did, the team may want to consider vetting their choices next time... View full post on Yardbarker: MLB...

  • Astros Mascot Orbit Trolls Texas Rangers Catcher J.P. Arencibia with Signs

    Orbit is a poor man’s Phillie Phanatic, but at least he’s trying.The Houston Astros mascot joined the MLB’s growing innocuous sign craze Sunday by preparing a sheaf of large messages for Texas Rangers catcher J.P. Arencibia.Orbit's signs came in response to a beef that started...

  • Video: Astros mascot attempts to heckle Rangers player but gets hit in crotch instead

    Astros mascot, Orbit, tried to poke the bear in Saturday night's intrastate matchup, but ended up getting hit in the crotch instead. While Texas Rangers first baseman J.P. Arencibia was in the on-deck circle. Orbit got behind him in an attempt to heckle him before his at bat. But Arencibia was o...

  • MLB System Check 2014: Houston Astros’ Top Prospects

    The Houston Astros Systems Check video offers a quick overview of the team's farm system, addressing its strengths and weaknesses and how it can improve moving forward. The video also provides a breakdown of the Astros’ top prospects for 2014—shortstop Carlos Correa, right-hander Mark Ap...