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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Astros prospect done for 2014?

    AJ Mass

    The youth movement of the Houston Astros has already brought George Springer and Jon Singleton to the major league roster this season, but the progress of the team's No. 1 prospect, shortstop Carlos Correa, appears to have hit a major setback on Satu...

    Blog | June 22, 2014
  11. When will these aces return?

    AJ Mass

    Earlier this week, we saw Yu Darvish throw the first complete game and shutout of his career. On Thursday, Max Scherzer duplicated that feat, blanking the Chicago White Sox in his first time making it through a full nine innings. It just goes to ...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  12. How long will Altuve miss?

    AJ Mass

    Everything had seemed to be going Jose Altuve's way over the past few weeks, as he's hit .349 over his last 20 starts, hitting safely in 18 of those contests. However, since Tuesday, things have started to go downhill in a hurry for the Houston Astro...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  13. How is Houston's 2013 No. 1 faring?

    AJ Mass

    General manager Jeff Luhnow of the Houston Astros calls Brady Aiken "the most advanced high school pitcher I've ever seen in my entire career," which certainly goes a long way towards explaining why the team made the high-school left-hander the No. 1...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  14. Is Samardzija leaving Chicago this week?

    AJ Mass

    The Milwaukee Brewers crushed the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, tagging starter Jeff Samardzija for eight earned runs in three innings and raising the pitcher's ERA from 1.68 to 2.54 in the process. Could that ignominious effort have been the last one for ...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  15. Astros crossing fingers on Springer

    AJ Mass

    Rookie George Springer has been hot of late, batting .313 with two home runs and seven RBIs over his last nine games for the Houston Astros. However, the outfielder had to leave Wednesday's game after injuring his right hip as he got picked off first...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  16. Examining the second base landscape

    AJ Mass

    Way back in March when many fantasy leagues were holding their drafts, the second base landscape seemed far different than it is today. Then, there seemed to be a quartet of names at the top of the list deemed worthy -- at least according to ADP -- o...

    Blog | May 20, 2014