ASTROS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Astros’ Brad Peacock could be long-reliever to start season

With Collin McHugh possibly starting on the DL, Brad Peacock likely to make the Astros. Sometimes when you get disappointing news, it helps when you are ready for it. Since the beginning of spring training, I have tried to warn you that Brad Peacock may make the opening day roster. The responses that I received were […] Astros’ Brad Peacock could be long-reliever to start season...
Via Climbing Tal's Hill
18 hours ago

Correa, Beltran back after playing for Puerto Rico

Carlos Beltran shaved his blond beard, but Carlos Correa's bleach blond hair was still atop his head when he rejoined the Astros on Saturday morning. Both spent much of March playing in the World Baseball Classic for Puerto Rico, which lost to the United States in Wednesday's championship game.
Via Astros.com
19 hours ago

Astros send four to Minor League camp

On Saturday, the Astros reassigned pitchers Tyson Perez and Jordan Jankowski and outfielders Jon Kemmer and Alejandro Garcia to Minor League camp. The Astros also gave lefty C.J. Riefenhauser his unconditional release.
Via Astros.com
20 hours ago

Astros: Collin McHugh Not Quite Ready; May Start Season on DL

As a result of “Dead Arm” and slow progress, Collin McHugh’s availability for the start of the Astros season is unlikely. Collin McHugh will likely not be ready to start the season for the Astros. After his arbitration case, which led to McHugh’s new contract, it seemed likely the right-hander would be poised to be “ole […] Astros: Collin McHugh Not Quite Ready; May...
Via Climbing Tal's Hill
21 hours ago

McHugh will make Grapefruit League debut Monday

Right-hander Collin McHugh, who's been behind in his throwing program this spring after coming down with "dead arm" earlier in camp, will start Monday's game against the Cardinals, marking his first Grapefruit League start of the spring.
Via Astros.com
22 hours ago

Astros in Fantasy: Time to buy on Charlie Morton for your team

Should you add the Astros Charlie Morton in fantasy baseball? The true die-hard fantasy baseball owners are looking over the daily spring training box scores. We don’t really care about the old veteran players. We are looking for that Jose Fernandez or Yordano Ventura surprises of the spring. Unfortunate their careers were cut short, but they […] Astros in Fantasy: Time to buy...
Via Climbing Tal's Hill
1 day ago

What can the baseball world expect from Houston Astros first baseman A.J. Reed?

Drafted in the second round of the 2014 MLB rookie draft out of University of Kentucky, first baseman A.J. Reed was highly touted for his offensive potential. He was seen as one of the best bats in his draft class, but his hulking six-foot-four, 240 pound body was viewed as an impediment that would surely limit his defensive ceiling. Nevertheless, Reed’s minor league career has...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Keuchel says he's back following spring debut

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) Houston manager A.J. Hinch wasn't pleased to lose an hour of sleep to daylight saving time on Saturday night, but there was a silver lining. He was giving the ball to Dallas Keuchel for his spring debut. ''We were so excited to get Keuchel on the mound we stole an hour,'' Hinch joked. It worked out quite well, too. Keuchel pitched three scoreless innings...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow to play in two spring training games, start at DH Wednesday for Mets

The New York Mets will have 14 players on different rosters at the upcoming World Baseball Classic. The void leaves space in the team’s Major League camp. One player who will fill that void is Tim Tebow.According to Joel Sherman of The New York Post, Tebow will play on Wednesday against the Boston Red Sox and Friday against the Houston Astros.Per ESPN’s Scott Lauber, manager...
Via Sportsnaut
19 days ago  |  Discuss

McCullers sharp in Astros tuneup, back from elbow injury

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) Houston pitcher Lance McCullers felt strong following Saturday's simulated game. His next stop could be a Grapefruit League mound, maybe as early as next week. McCullers has been on a tailored throwing program this spring as he works his way back from an elbow strain that shortened his 2016 season. He threw 43 pitches to catcher Evan Gattis on a back...
Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros’ Triple-A affiliate to honor legendary music during promotional nights

The minor league affiliates of any team go all out when it comes to their promotional nights. They’re fun, bring the community together and you can always leave with an auctioned specialty jersey. Last year, the Binghamton Mets hosted a “Netflix and Chill” night. And in the same season, the Stockton Ports hosted an “Asparagus Night” (yes, that was an actual thing.) Now...
Via Sportsnaut
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Fresno Grizzlies will wear backward jerseys in honor of Kris Kross for ’90s Night

The Fresno Grizzlies — Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros — revealed a very interesting promo schedule on Tuesday for their 2017 games at Chukchansi Park. In addition to returning favorites (Grrrrassic Park, Halfway 2 Halloween and Mascot Weddings), new theme nights include a Tribute to Springfield on “Eat My Shorts Night,” and “Power Rangers Night.” There is definitely...
Via The Comeback
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Longtime Houston Astros executive Jamie Hildreth dies at 72

HOUSTON (AP) Longtime Houston Astros executive Jamie Hildreth has died at 72. The Astros announced his death Saturday but did not provide details. Hildreth spent more than three decades with the team, holding several front-office positions. He was the senior vice president of broadcasting and alumni relations. He joined the Astros in 1987 as director of broadcasting. Astros...
Via Associated Press
28 days ago  |  Discuss

The Most Interesting New Houston Astro

The Astros’ 2015 season ended because of a total bullpen meltdown. Before that, the bullpen had been fairly steady, but the Astros made damn sure there wouldn’t be a repeat. And so, last year, the Astros led all of major-league baseball in bullpen WAR. They finished fourth in bullpen WPA, and they project to be strong as a unit once again. There’s Michael Feliz, coming off...
Via Fangraphs
February 16, 2017  |  Discuss
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