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  1. George Springer's here, so who's next?

    AJ Mass

    This season's first highly anticipated prospect has arrived. Speedy and powerful George Springer will get the chance to prove that the hype was indeed warranted. As Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle writes, "With their major league offense strug...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  2. When will Fowler play again?

    AJ Mass

    After three consecutive two-hit games to start the season, Houston Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler has been out of action ever since due to a stomach virus that has left him ten pounds lighter and unable to eat. In the outfielder's absence, manage...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  3. Castro hurt again for Astros?

    AJ Mass

    Catcher Jason Castro was hit on the right leg near his foot not once -- but twice -- in Thursday night's game between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees. While there was nothing intentional about the pair of Ivan Nova pitches that missed the...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  4. When will Astros future arrive?

    AJ Mass

    When Keith Law made out his 2014 rankings of all of the major league farm systems, the team sitting at the top of the list was the Houston Astros. "They have depth and they have a couple of high-ceiling guys at the top of the system, getting close to...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  5. Mets moves on the horizon?

    AJ Mass

    The New York Mets are still looking to make a move or two before locking in their roster for the 2014 season, and the position that seems to be most likely to be up for grabs is at shortstop. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York writes that the Arizona Dia...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  6. Pirates first base hunt not over

    AJ Mass

    The Pittsburgh Pirates still aren't really set at first base for the upcoming season, as the current plans seem to indicate a platoon between some combination of Gaby Sanchez, Andrew Lambo and Chris McGuiness on the horizon for the club. As Rob Bi...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  7. Thursday Roundup: Could Reds lose Homer?

    AJ Mass

    Homer Bailey and the Cincinnati Reds still have yet to come to an agreement on a contract extension, and the longer it takes to do so, the more likely that the two sides will end up only agreeing to a one-year deal for 2014. Bailey is asking for $...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  8. Crain still not ready

    AJ Mass

    Last season, he was an All Star for the Chicago White Sox. After being dealt to the Tampa Bay Rays in late July, he was unable to pitch for his new team due to an injury. Now, having signed a one-year deal with the Houston Astros reportedly worth $3....

    Blog | February 02, 2014
  9. Astros have money to spend

    AJ Mass

    There's only one Masahiro Tanaka and, now that he's chosen the New York Yankees, for the rest of the teams that had been in hot pursuit of the free agent, it's on to Plan B. Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle says that the Houston Astros...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  10. Phillies getting even older?

    AJ Mass

    The window for the Philadelphia Phillies to win a World Series with their current roster is rapidly closing. Last season, the team was one of only three franchises with an average age of 30 or more, and the re-signing of veterans Chase Utley, Carlos ...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  11. Monday Roundup: Suitors for Santana

    AJ Mass

    Could Ervin Santana be headed back to the Kansas City Royals? The free agent pitcher is in a state of stasis for the moment, and likely will remain there until Masahiro Tanaka makes his decision in the next week or so. ESPN.com's David Schoenfield...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  12. Who's on first for Astros?

    AJ Mass

    As Houston Astros fans look towards the past on Wednesday, the day they will learn the Hall of Fame fate of former first baseman Jeff Bagwell, the management of the team is more concerned about looking towards the future. The big question they need t...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  13. Astros improvement starts at the top

    AJ Mass

    The Houston Astros are heading into 2014 with a new leadoff hitter in center fielder Dexter Fowler, who was acquired from the Colorado Rockies in a trade for pitcher Jordan Lyles earlier this offseason. As Brian McTaggart of MLB.com writes of Fow...

    Blog | December 29, 2013
  14. Could Choo choose Houston?

    AJ Mass

    Free agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo reportedly wants to sign a deal that would pay him a similar amount of money that Jacoby Ellsbury received -- seven-years, $153 million -- from the New York Yankees. There may not be too many teams out there willin...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  15. Winter Meetings buzz

    AJ Mass

    Not all the news coming from baseball's Winter Meetings has to do with wheeling and dealing and the signing of free agents. On Thursday, the league spent several hours laying the basic groundwork for new rules changes for the upcoming season as it re...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  16. Rule 5 draft highlights

    AJ Mass

    The MLB Rule 5 Draft took place Thursday morning at the winter meetings, with only nine teams selecting players in the major league portion of the draft. These players are not on the 40-man roster of a major league team and have played for at lea...

    Blog | December 12, 2013