MLB Team Report - Houston Astros - INSIDE PITCH J.D. Martinez wasn't good enough to make the Astros out of spring training .
I think it should be similar to what Wade got for Pence. Both players had 2 more years of team control and I actually think they have similar value, as both came with manageable salaries, question marks around there game, but signs of becoming a star.
Jed Lowrie will do everything possible to be in the lineup when the A's return to Houston for a three-game series beginning Friday night.
Any success the Houston Astros have this season deserves celebration and after a mid-May win over the Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Jose Veras and catcher Jason Castro high-five. Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports This is an international appeal to fans for suggestions on what hobbies Houston Astros closer Jose Veras can take up while ... (more)
The best thing said about the Royals in their three days at Minute Maid Park is it could have been worse.
This is probably not the type of press the 14-33 Houston Astros are looking to draw.
Over the past couple weeks, I've discussed the likelihoods of certain types of draft picks in succeeding as major leaguers, based on a 15-year sample of Top 50 picks from 1993 to 2007.
Jeff Luhnow's first trade in his new position as General Manager of the very rebuilding Houston Astros was a great one.
Roy Oswalt has joined the Tulsa Drillers, and is expected to make his first start in Tulsa on Friday, May 24 against the Midland RockHounds.
May 7, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez throws down to first base in the eighth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
May 4, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer pitches during the fifth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.
When Reid Ryan became the new team president of the Houston Astros last week, the rumors immediately began to pick up steam again that Texas Rangers CEO/MLB Hall of Famer/Consumate Texan Nolan Ryan, Reid's father, would join his son back with the Astros, for whom he played before coming to the Rangers in the late 1980s.
Only two Houston affiliates took the field in yesterday's action, but between them, they scored enough runs for the whole organization.
Love him or hate him, no one can deny Larry Dierker's longtime contributions to the Houston Astros.
But, when a team has an unlucky season, it could mean a long 162-game stretch for the ballclub and its fans.
A star-studded cast of accomplished baseball legends will be on hand for the first day of the First-Year Player Draft on June 6, as the league welcomes its next crop of top prospects.