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  1. Robertson on Houston's radar?

    AJ Mass

    ESPN.com's Jim Bowden says he was surprised when David Robertson turned down the qualifying offer he received from the New York Yankees "because there is no way another team would be willing to pay him close to that range. But he didn't, making it ob...

    Blog | November 23, 2014
  2. Astros interested in Anderson?

    AJ Mass

    Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Houston Astros, who are believed to be seeking some help in their rotation this winter, "have checked in on starting pitcher Brett Anderson, a lefty who lives in Houston and can be dominant when...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  3. Will Astros compete for top FA?

    AJ Mass

    In the past, the Houston Astros have been one of the lowest payrolls in the sport, but this winter, the team may finally be willing to spend a little money on free agents in an effort to show that they're finally ready to make push for the playoffs. ...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  4. MLB Future Power Ranks rumors

    AJ Mass

    With the release of the MLB Future Power Rankings, it's interesting to see which teams our panel of esteemed experts think might be headed toward a five-year run similar to the recent success story of the San Francisco Giants, and which franchises se...

    Blog | October 31, 2014
  5. AL West team-by-team Hot Stove preview

    AJ Mass

    With the World Series under way, there are 28 other teams in the major leagues already looking ahead to 2015 in hopes that they might be playing for a championship next year at this time. Free agency doesn't officially kick in until five days after t...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  6. Has Lovullo's time come?

    AJ Mass

    If Torey Lovullo is still on the coaching staff of the Boston Red Sox in 2015, the team would probably be thrilled to have him back. However, if that's to be the case, it will mean that he's been passed over for several open managerial jobs for which...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  7. Who manages the Astros in 2015?

    AJ Mass

    It's unclear exactly how far along the Houston Astros are in their search to replace Bo Porter as manager of the team for 2015 and beyond, primarily because the organization remains tight-lipped about who they may or may not have already talked to ab...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  8. Managers wanted in Lone Star State

    AJ Mass

    Both the Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros will be looking for new managers to lead their teams in 2015, following the resignation of Ron Washington and the firing of Bo Porter. For both teams, the path towards choosing a replacement seems to be i...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  9. Will Springer be back before spring?

    AJ Mass

    The last time George Springer played in a major league game for the Houston Astros was back on July 19. However, a left quad strain that has kept him sidelined since then doesn't seem to be getting any better. Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicl...

    Blog | August 31, 2014
  10. Qualls on the move?

    AJ Mass

    The Houston Astros have a decision to make regarding reliever Chad Qualls, as the pitcher has reportedly been claimed on waivers, leaving the team until Wednesday to decide whether or not to make a deal or pull him back. According to Brian McTagga...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  11. Rangers stuck with Rios?

    AJ Mass

    After spending three days trying to get his injured ankle to the point where he could once again play for the Texas Rangers, Alex Rios started for the team on Sunday. However, as Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas writes, Rios "re-aggravated (his) spraine...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  12. Which A's SP gets the boot?

    AJ Mass

    On Monday, Jesse Chavez was tagged for three home runs by the Houston Astros in a 7-3 loss. After the game, the Oakland Athletics pitcher said, "It won't happen again." He may be right, but not for the reasons he meant at the time. When the A's tr...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  13. Astros open to dealing SP?

    AJ Mass

    The Houston Astros are clearly not in a position where they can reasonably expect to make the 2014 post-season. However, as they are currently dealing with injuries to Dexter Fowler, Alex Presley and George Springer, the team may well be looking to m...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  14. Astros won't deal Qualls

    AJ Mass

    Losing 13-1 on Thursday to the Oakland Athletics, the Houston Astros didn't have a need to use closer Chad Qualls in the contest. However, in the bigger picture, the team intends to keep Qualls around so that they can indeed turn to him in the future...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  15. A's getting rid of Johnson?

    AJ Mass

    According to Jane Lee of MLB.com, the Oakland Athletics have designated reliever Jim Johnson for assignment. The move should come as no surprise as the pitcher has struggled mightily during his tenure with the team. On Wednesday night, Johnson fai...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  16. Could the Astros deal Fowler?

    AJ Mass

    The Houston Astros have placed Dexter Fowler on the disabled list due to the outfielder's recent battle with back strain, however the move was retroactive to June 27, so he'll probably be back in sooner than two weeks. In the meantime, the Astros ...

    Blog | July 02, 2014