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  1. Astros pursuing Neshek?

    Doug Mittler

    The Houston Astros are one of three teams in serious talks with free-agent reliever Pat Neshek and a "resolution is expected soon" tweets Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com. The 34-year-old Neshek was an All-Star for the first time last season, posting a ...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  2. Astros eye David Robertson, Jed Lowrie

    Doug Mittler

    After several seasons of a bare-bones payroll, the Houston Astros might finally be willing to put some cash into recognizable veteran talent. The Astros have been linked to free-agent closer David Robertson in recent weeks, and Brian McTaggart of...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  3. Growing interest in Hanley Ramirez

    Doug Mittler

    Add the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros to the growing list of teams who appear to be interested in free agent Hanley Ramirez. Ramirez began his career in the Boston organization and was the centerpiece of the 2005 deal with the Marlins that b...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  4. Rays manager by Thanksgiving?

    Doug Mittler

    The Tampa Bay Rays may have been caught off guard by last week's departure of Joe Maddon, but they will not be rushed into naming a new manager. Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Tribune reports new president of baseball operations Matt Silverman and ...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  5. Hillman headed to Houston?

    Doug Mittler

    Trey Hillman, currently a special assistant in the Yankees' minor and major league operations, has talked to the Houston Astros about being the bench coach under new manager A.J. Hinch, reports George King of the New York Post. Hillman has been m...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  6. Evidence suggests the famed "Moneyball" mindset has run its cours...

    Doug Mittler

    Doug Mittler lays out recent evidence suggesting that the teams that have succeeded in recent playoffs and during the regular season are the teams that have a more aggressive approach at the plate, then details why they might have that approach.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2014
  7. Will the last-place Rays shop David Price?

    Doug Mittler

    A quick look at the standings shows that only the Houston Astros are keeping the Tampa Bay Rays from having the worst record in the American League. The Rays (16-22) are last in the AL East, and their problems stem from injuries to starting pitche...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  8. Orioles eye a backup catcher

    Doug Mittler

    The Baltimore Orioles are in the market for a backup catcher after Matt Wieters landed on the disabled list, and their target could be the Houston Astros. Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com says Orioles VP Dan Duquette spoke with Astros GM Jeff Luhnow...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  9. Will Astros stick with Harrell?

    Doug Mittler

    Lucas Harrell, like many of his Houston Astros teammates, struggled through the 2013 season. The righthander lost 17 games with a 5.86 ERA, but pitched well enough in spring training to earn one of the final two rotation berths. But Harrell did l...

    Blog | April 05, 2014
  10. Different deadline plan in Houston

    Doug Mittler

    The Houston Astros have served as proverbial punching bags the last three seasons, first in the National League Central and then in the American League West. The Astros are still not close to contention, but GM Jeff Luhnow at least hopes that the st...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  11. Possible fits for Mayberry

    Doug Mittler

    The Philadelphia Phillies have made it known that first baseman/outfielder John Mayberry Jr. is available, tweets Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Mayberry was once a top prospect, but his batting average dropped for the third straight season to .227 ...

    Blog | March 22, 2014
  12. Astros seek a first baseman?

    Doug Mittler

    The Houston Astros are among the teams calling around in search of a first baseman, tweets ESPN.com's Jayson Stark. Stark says the Astros are have inquired about Mike Carp, John Mayberry Jr and Tyler Moore, but calls them "unlikely fits." Earlie...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  13. Astros eye move to Cactus League?

    Doug Mittler

    The Houston Astros' efforts to move their spring training facility to Palm Beach Gardens, Florida took another hit this week when the Palm Beach Gardens city council voted to end all work on the site the Astros hoped to share with the Toronto Blue Ja...

    Blog | January 11, 2014
  14. Dwindling market for Ike?

    Doug Mittler

    The New York Mets have been shopping first baseman Ike Davis, but one of the primary suitors came off the board Friday when the Tampa Bay Rays re-signed free agent James Loney. The Milwaukee Brewers has been linked to Davis for some time, first wi...

    Blog | December 14, 2013
  15. Orioles' quest for pitching

    Doug Mittler

    Baltimore Orioles executive VP Dan Duquette is dropping hints he will not be making a big splash at the winter meetings, at least regarding a pitcher. Duquette told Roch Kubatko the Orioles are not in the market for any of the high-priced free age...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  16. Ultimate Standings 2012 - No. 90 - Houston Astros

    Doug Mittler

    This is ESPN The Magazine's 2012 Franchise Rankings entry for the Houston Astros.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2012