ASTROS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Reddick's missed catches costly for Astros

Just a day after he played the role of hero by making a terrific catch at the wall to rob Jason Kipnis of a homer, Astros outfielder Josh Reddick lamented a pair of balls he couldn't quite catch in the first inning that loomed large in Houston's 7-6 loss to the Indians on Wednesday night at Progressive Field.
Via Astros.com
1 hour ago

Fiers, Astros wrap up road trip vs. Tribe

In the finale of a three-game set between two of the American League's top teams, Indians ace Corey Kluber will face off against Astros right-hander Mike Fiers on Thursday at Progressive Field.
Via Astros.com
3 hours ago

Kemp called up; Hernandez on DL; Altuve sits

The Astros called up their second player from Triple-A Fresno in as many days Wednesday, summoning Tony Kemp to replace outfielder Teoscar Hernandez, who was placed on the 10-day disabled list. Hernandez had been called up Tuesday and was promptly injured in a 4-2 win over the Indians.
Via Astros.com
6 hours ago

It Looks Like Dallas Keuchel Is Back in Business

After winning the 2015 American League Cy Young award, Houston Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel struggled through a 2016 campaign in which he didn’t at all resemble his dominant performance from the year before. It’s not even May yet, but it sure looks like he’s found his groove again. He went the distance on Tuesday night against the Cleveland Indians, which was the 11th...
Via The Sports Daily
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Offseason Pickups: Early Progress Report

Through the first twenty games of the young season, it would seem these Astros have really clicked in the early going. While the hitting hasn’t hit its full stride, the Astros offseason pickups have proven that they mesh well with our young core. With the offseason hitting additions of Nori Aoki, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran […] Houston Astros Offseason Pickups: Early Progress...
Via Climbing Tal's Hill
16 hours ago

Astros Get the Win, But Jose Altuve Involved in Scary Collision

Via FOX Sports
17 hours ago

Astros Have Been Lucky and Unlucky In Terms Of Injuries

Injuries in baseball are never, and I mean absolutely never, fun to see. Astros fans that watched tonight’s game know exactly what I mean by that sentence. In one sense, the Astros have been quite unlucky when it comes to injuries. After all, Collin McHugh hasn’t even thrown a pitch this season. We’ve also witnessed Carlos […] Astros Have Been Lucky and Unlucky In Terms...
Via Climbing Tal's Hill
1 day ago

WATCH: Jose Altuve leaves game after scary outfield collision

Jose Altuve was removed from Tuesday’s game between the Indians and Astros after a scary collision in the outfield with Teoscar Hernandez.In the bottom of the eighth inning, Altuve and Hernandez were both tracking a shallow fly ball off the bat of Yan Gomes when the two collided, leaving both men on the ground in discomfort. Here are a couple of videos from different angles. Altuve...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Astros put Marisnick on the DL, recall Hernandez from AAA

Astros make a roster move with Marisnick going on the DL. Following Jake Marisnick running into the center field wall Sunday, many wondered if the Astros would put him on the DL? We discussed this on Talking Stros Sunday on Sports Talk 790. On the show, we discussed the three options but felt like Teoscar […] Astros put Marisnick on the DL, recall Hernandez from AAA - Climbing...
Via Climbing Tal's Hill
1 day ago

Astros place OF Jake Marisnick on 7-day concussion DL

Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How the Astros are following the Cubs' blueprint to the top

There is a showdown taking place this week between two of the biggest dogs in the American League yard. In one corner stands the Cleveland Indians, the reigning AL champions, who look far from ready to relinquish their crown atop the league. In opposition to the Tribe stand the Houston Astros, who have run out of the gate in 2017 to a 13-6 record, tying them for the most wins in...
Via Yardbarker
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Astros’ Keuchel wins again; Altuve leaves after collision

CLEVELAND (AP) — Dallas Keuchel pitched a complete game to extend his promising start to the season and the Houston Astros beat the Cleveland Indians 4-2 Tuesday night even though Jose Altuve and Teoscar Hernandez left following a frightening collision in the eighth inning. Altuve and Hernandez were chasing a popup in right field and stayed down for a while after. Altuve appeared...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

Logan Morrison curses out umpire CB Bucknor mid at-bat

The hits just keep on coming for umpire CB Bucknor.Bucknor was working home plate during the Tampa Bay Rays-Houston Astros game on Saturday and got loudly cursed out by Rays first baseman Logan Morrison in the sixth inning for a questionable high strike call.In the video, which can be seen here, Morrison can be heard cursing after a pitch that was up and in was called for a strike...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout victimized in prank by Astros mascot Orbit

Mike Trout became a victim of shenanigans courtesy of Orbit, the mascot of the Houston Astros, ahead of Tuesday’s game at Minute Maid Park.And to the Los Angeles Angels slugger’s credit, he had a great sense of humor about it, laughing with Orbit upon learning he’d been played as a victim to a funny prank.Orbit approached Trout on the field before the game and under the auspices...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Keuchel Is Going Full Ziegler

The Houston rotation is more than one man, but no one man is more important for the rotation than Dallas Keuchel. Peripherals aside, Keuchel didn’t have the year he wanted to have in 2016, having to fight most of the way through shoulder discomfort. Related to that, Keuchel saw his ERA jump from 2.48 to 4.55. There were downs, and there were ups, but Keuchel and the Astros came...
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros finish game with pitcher batting cleanup, forfeit designated hitter position

For a moment Saturday, it was like the Houston Astros were back in the National League, at least when it came to the designated hitter. The Astros moved to the American League in 2013 and embraced the DH as a result, but they ran out of position players in their game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday. That lead to manager A.J. Hinch making the rare decision to forfeit the DH...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Correa willing to listen to Astros contract offer

The Houston Astros would like to lock down shortstop Carlos Correa for the long haul, and the player is willing to listen to offers under the right circumstances.While Correa’s agent ruled out a long-term deal, the player himself was at least a little more open to listening.“I’m not shutting the door,” Correa said, via Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle. “The price has...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Star Astros SS Carlos Correa will not discuss contract extension

The Houston Astros have one of MLB’s best young players in shortstop Carlos Correa. So, it would stand to reason that they’d want to lock him up with a long-term extension.The only problem? Per his agent, Greg Genske, Correa is not remotely interested in doing that.“Carlos is never going to do an (early) multiyear contract,” Genske said, per Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.From...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Astros broadcast crew are the latest to try Safeco Field’s toasted grasshoppers

The latest craze sweeping America’s pastime? Grilled grasshoppers. Crazy ballpark food is all the rage as teams and stadiums try to get more and more creative in the hopes that you’ll fork over an extra $20 to try some outrageous combination that you’ve never seen before in your life or imagined ever eating at the ballpark. Maybe the craziest of all is the toasted grasshoppers...
Via Awful Announcing
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Springer hits leadoff HR for record fourth time in nine games

The Houston Astros have played nine games in 2017, and George Springer has now homered to lead off the game four times. He’s the first player in MLB history to homer four times in a team’s first nine games of the season: The 27-year-old’s latest leadoff blast came on the first pitch of Houston’s game against the Mariners on Tuesday night at Safeco Field: The record for leadoff...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 21 Prospects: Houston Astros

Below is an analysis of the prospects in the Houston Astros farm system. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from my own observations. The KATOH statistical projections, probable-outcome graphs, and (further down) Mahalanobis comps have been provided by Chris Mitchell. For more information on the 20-80 scouting scale by which all...
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros SP Collin McHugh shut down for six weeks with elbow injury

The Houston Astros may have a somewhat deep pitching staff, but the team will surely miss top-end starter Collin McHugh here over the short term. It was announced on Saturday that Houston will shut McHugh down for the next six weeks with an elbow injury. The 29-year-old starter has earned a team-high 43 wins over the past three seasons, pitching to a solid 3.71 ERA with 505 strikeouts...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Four Reasons Why Houston’s Pitching Is in Excellent Shape

It’s not a question of whether the Astros are good. There’s near-unanimous agreement that the Astros are good, and the only people who disagree haven’t been paying attention. It’s more a question of how good the Astros really are. Are they as good as a wild-card contender? Are they as good as a runaway division favorite? I don’t know! Nobody does. But like any team, the...
Via Fangraphs
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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