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Jon Singleton optioned to minor leagues by Astros

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) First baseman Jon Singleton was among four players optioned to the minor leagues by the Houston Astros, who said rookie Asher Wojciechowski had made their starting rotation and will start April 9 against Cleveland. Singleton, owed $2 million this year under a five-year contract he agreed to last year June, was optioned to Triple-A Fresno along with pitcher Kevin...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Opening Day Starters: A.L West

Opening Day Starters: A.L West Starting pitchers pride themselves on being named the Opening Day starter for their ball club. The assignment is motivating as you’re often pegged as the guy who will lead your starting staff. The Opening Day assignment is quite overblown by fans, especially when their team doesn’t have a true #1 or obvious choice for the start. I continue the...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Debut Chicken & Waffle Cone

Keeping with the spirit of next level ball park foods, the Houston Astros debuted the one thing that will have fans actually coming back: the chicken and waffle cone. Chunks of fried chicken are topped with honey mustard and mashed potatoes, and stuffed inside of a waffle cone, the bite is a guaranteed heart stopper (both literally and figuratively). Looks like it’s going to be...
Via COED
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros put Springer in key No. 2 batting spot behind Altuve

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) The Houston Astros are looking for a link between the leadoff excellence of Jose Altuve and the business of scoring enough runs to win. George Springer, the free-spirited, free-swinging outfielder who hit 20 home runs in 78 games as a rookie, welcomes the assignment. ''First of all, you're hitting behind the batting champ, and he's always on base,'' Springer...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Enough already, baseball teams: Astros introduce Chicken & Waffle Cone (pic)

In a spring buildup to what just might be the most potentially fattening, Rolaids-grabbing, cholesterol count-spiking, heart attack-inducing and angioplasty-prompting summers at the ballpark ever, the Houston Astros have come along and announced that the Chicken & Waffle Cone will be available at Minute Maid Park this season. And yes, it is almost exactly what...Read More The...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Houston Astros Will Serve A Fried Chicken Stuffed Waffle Cone

The escalation in ridiculously gut-busting ballpark food is quickly becoming the most entertaining aspect of the upcoming baseball season and the Houston Astros have engineered a marvel in fried goodness that could go toe-to-toe with any nachos on a stick or Churro dog. The Astros are unleashing the “Chicken and Waffle Cone.” Yes, the odd Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 1 pick who said no to Astros, passed up millions blows out elbow

Brady Aiken, the hard-throwing lefty who didn't sign after being last year's No. 1 draft pick by the Houston Astros, announced Thursday he had Tommy John elbow surgery. The 18-year-old Aiken was pitching for the IMG Academy, a private training institute in Florida, to prepare for this year's draft after a contract dispute with the Astros left him unsigned. In an essay published Thursday...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brady Aiken Undergoes Tommy John Surgery

Brady Aiken, the 1st overall pick in last summer’s amateur draft underwent Tommy John surgery yesterday to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament on his throwing arm. The hurler was selected by the Houston Astros however their respective camps were unable to come to terms on an agreement due to the Astros concerns with the medical reports. The Astros medical staff were concerned...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros catcher Jason Castro asked to prom in case of mistaken identity (photo)

Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro may have been flattered by the gesture — even if it was a case of mistaken identity — but has nevertheless politely declined an accidental invite to prom. Castro happened upon his car adorned with “P-R-O-M?” spelled out with Post-It Notes. whoever asked me to prom a few nights ago,...Read More The post Astros catcher Jason Castro asked...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros: Four big, bold predictions for 2015

With opening day just around the corner, I have some bold predictions for the 2015 Houston Astros. The team’s front office was very active this offseason and they made some moves that can change the Astros recent history. I have four big. bold predictions that I try to explain, and some small bold predictions. 1. This offense will hit at least 250 home runs With the power on...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros minor league team pulls back planned promotion because jinx

Superstition is the fabric of sports.  You don’t touch the Stanley Cup until you have won it.  You don’t step on the white line in baseball.  You eat the same pregame meal the night before a big game.  And you probably don’t distribute World Series rings for a season two years away.  Especially if your team hasn’t had a winning record in half a decade.  The Houston...
Via Reading Between The Seams
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Fresno Grizzlies backtrack on ‘Astros 2017 World Champs’ promotion

It probably sounded like a fun idea for fans of the Fresno Grizzlies, the Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros. The Astros were deemed 2017’s World Series champions by Sports Illustrated last June, touting the young talent that the organization had stockpiled and developed. With potential stars like George Springer, Jon Singleton, Collin McHugh, Mark Appel and Carlos Correa...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Fresno Grizzlies, Houston Astros MiLB affiliate, NOT handing out 2017 WS Champion rings.....

The Fresno Grizzlies, MiLB affiliate of the Houston Astros, will NOT be handing out 2017 World Series Champions rings as part of a Back to the Future-themed promotion (which includes DeLorean-inspired jerseys, complete with a flux capacitor on the front). [Ken Chin] Grizzlies plan to make giveaway something more "Fresno-centric." Say they do not want a championship ring "perceived...
Via Bob's Blitz
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brady Aiken leaves first IMG Academy start after 13 pitches

Brady Aiken’s debut for IMG Academy did not go the way he wanted. Aiken, who was the No. 1 overall pick by the Houston Astros last year but did not sign because of a monetary dispute, elected to attend IMG Academy as he prepares to re-enter the draft. He made his first start Thursday and...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros 2015 Preview: 3 Up and 3 Down

The 2014 Houston Astros showed some great improvements and broke the 3-year streak with 100+ losses season. Although, they have six straight losing seasons and seven losing seasons out of the last eight years. The Astros do have a few holes, but they have made some changes in an effort to fill those in. GM Jeff Luhnow has formed a team that should compete in the upcoming season....
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros To Have Much Improved Offense In 2015

Houston we have a problem. To put it mildly, the last few seasons have not been kind to the Houston Astros. They have had to endure multiple last place finishes, the worst record in all of baseball, a league change, and even the failure to sign a number one overall draft pick. But on the field in 2014, it was the first time in the last four seasons that the Astros finished with...
Via Baseball Essential
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Opening Day Preview: Houston Astros

Jose Atuve is the heart and soul of the Houston Astros Houston Astros 2015 Preview The Houston Astros are young, full of potential and exciting. Led by all-star 2nd basemen Jose Altuve, the Astros are primed to take a big step forward in 2015, and maybe even flirt with a .500 or better record. Manager A.J Hinch and the Astros are poised to bring excitement back to the city...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros: historic power or potential for blackout?

Spring Training games have begun throughout baseball. Some of the new faces for the Houston Astros have made their spring debut. The offense has been reconstructed this offseason with the additions of Evan Gattis, Colby Rasmus, Jed Lowrie, and Luis Valbuena. They also have the reigning batting champion Jose Altuve. The roster looks to have some firepower this season. There can easily...
Via isportsweb.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Houston Astros

The days of giving young players tryouts to see if they can develop into major leaguers are over in Houston. The likes of Jonathan Villar and Robbie Grossman had their chance, but the Astros could no longer wait. General manager Jeff Luhnow signed veterans like Jed Lowrie, Luke Gregerson, Pat Neshek and Colby Rasmus to help his team win more games and reach the next stage of progress...
Via The Outside Corner
29 days ago  |  Discuss

The Astros Welcomed a Snake into their Clubhouse

The Houston Astros are either the most confident team in all of baseball…or they’re doing this whole Spring Training thing entirely wrong. Thursday, while the rest of the league was working out their late-February kinks, the ‘stros were hoping to become modern day Glenn Hubbards by welcoming an albino Burmese python into their clubhouse. I’m not the only one that’s not...
Via Hall of Very Good
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Player Profile #47: George Springer | OF | HOU

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide is here! Get your copy for FREE! Editor’s Note: Springer ranked 51st overall in our 2015 Draft Guide and comes in as player number 47 in our Top 200 Countdown (rankings originally compiled in November). One of the players I’m most excited to watch in 2015 is George Springer. In just 78 games played last season Springer was electric...
Via Baseball Professor
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Giveaway Attempt is an Utter Failure

The Houston Astros may be on the verge of turning things around on the baseball diamond, but their perception as a bottom feeder surely isn’t changing in the arena of public opinion. If we get 1000 RTs by 2 pm CT, we'll give away an Altuve autographed baseball! RT now! #JoseAltuve #FaceOfMLB pic.twitter.com/zq7TW8nCRs — Houston Astros (@astros) January 29, 2015 Ouch. As you...
Via Sportsnaut
January 30, 2015  |  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. pic.twitter.com/gqBLzDOuWp — Houston Astros (@astros) December 11,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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