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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Time for Astros to make a call?

    AJ Mass

    It's only the first week of May, but already the Houston Astros have used seven different batters in the cleanup spot in their lineup. Collectively, that motley crew of "sluggers" has put together a batting average of .160 with nary a home run and ju...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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