Posts Tagged Astros’

  • Jed Lowrie to Astros: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

    Free-agent infielder Jed Lowrie has signed a three-year contract with the Houston Astros after spending the last two seasons with the Oakland Athletics.     The Astros' official Twitter account passed along the official report: Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle and Ken Rose...

  • 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 Ranger...

  • Luke Gregerson to Astros: Latest Contract Details, Reaction and Analysis

    The Houston Astros made a big splash in free agency Wednesday by reeling in one of the most sought-after relievers on the market in Luke Gregerson. According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the 'Stros and Gregerson reached an agreement that will pay him more than $6 million per season over thr...

  • Why are the Astros chasing expensive relievers?

    One of the more curious developments thus far into the offseason is the Houston Astros’ interest in paying big money to a free agent reliever. The team was linked to Andrew Miller before the left-hander signed with the Yankees, and was also reportedly pursuing closer David Robertson before he agre...

  • 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...