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  1. Five closer situations worth watching

    Eric Karabell

    Nothing against the awesome top tier of closers -- Atlanta Braves right-hander Craig Kimbrel, Cincinnati Reds lefty Aroldis Chapman, Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Kenley Jansen and Kansas City Royals right-hander Greg Holland -- but I'm far more i...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  2. Vogelsong heading back to Giants?

    AJ Mass

    Earlier this week, it looked at though the Houston Astros were about to come to terms with Ryan Vogelsong on a deal. The pitcher was in town on Monday, reportedly "working through some final details in anticipation of an agreement." But according ...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  3. Astros taking risky approach with lineup

    Buster Olney

    The 2015 Houston Astros will hit for a lot of power, with a whole lot of strikeouts, and newcomer Colby Rasmus, who, as Jerry Crasnick writes, will get $8 million in his one-year deal, will fit right in. Over the past two seasons, Rasmus banged 40 h...

    Blog | January 21, 2015
  4. Vogelsong to Houston?

    Doug Mittler

    The next move by the Houston Astros could be the signing of free agent pitcher Ryan Vogelsong. Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com tweets the Astros are in "serious discussions" with Vogelsong, who went 8-13 with a 4.00 ERA in 32 starts for the World ...

    Blog | January 20, 2015
  5. The market for Blackmon

    Doug Mittler

    There is plenty of buzz Monday morning that the Chicago Cubs are on the verge of acquiring outfielder Dexter Fowler from the Houston Astros. Assuming the deal goes down, the ripple effect might be felt in Colorado. A weekend report on FoxSports....

    Blog | January 19, 2015
  6. Two Texas teams to deal?

    The Houston Astros and Carlos Corporan agreed to one year, $975,000 deal to avoid arbitration on Thursday, but as Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle notes, that does not necessarily mean the catcher will staying with the team for too much longer....

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  7. Fowler on way out of Houston?

    AJ Mass

    The Houston Astros swung a deal with the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday that netted them Evan Gattis and a minor-league reliever in exchange for a trio of prospects. Prior to the announcement of the trade, there had been rumors circulating that Dexter F...

    Blog | January 15, 2015
  8. Atlanta cleans up in Gattis trade

    Keith Law

    In dealing a trio of prospects for Evan Gattis, I really don't understand what the Astros are doing. The prospect depth they have in their system could allow them to acquire a player of a much higher caliber than Gattis, preferably a younger one as w...

    Blog | January 15, 2015
  9. Wednesday rumor roundup

    AJ Mass

    When Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals went under the knife to repair his right wrist in late-December, the team seemed confident that the outfielder would be ready to return to action in time for the team's April 6 opener. According to Andy...

    Blog | January 14, 2015
  10. Players who benefit from 'non-moves'

    Jim Bowden

    General managers use the offseason to improve their teams at various positions via free agency, trades, waiver claims and international signings. This offseason, we've witnessed more player movement than we've seen in more than a decade, and aggressi...

    Blog | January 12, 2015
  11. Astros make a nice pickup; Royals don't

    Keith Law

    Jed Lowrie has agreed to terms with the Houston Astros and will be paid about what I expected, getting three years and $23 million with a fourth-year option for another $5 million. It's a deal that underpays him based on expected performance but pric...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  12. Astros looking to Drew?

    AJ Mass

    According to Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle, the Houston Astros have met with Scott Boras to see what it might cost to sign on of his clients. However, it's not Max Scherzer who the team is looking into, but rather shortstop Stephen Drew. ...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  13. Interest in Romo heating up

    Doug Mittler

    With David Robertson and Andrew Miller off the board, the market for the second tier of free agent relievers is picking up steam. Luke Gregerson and Pat Neshek agreed to deals with the Houston Astros on Wednesday, so could Sergio Romo be next? ...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  14. 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
  15. Rumors Roundup for Monday

    When will Jon Lester make up his mind? That is the question the baseball world is asking, with bated breath, at the winter meetings in San Diego. According to ESPN Insider Buster Olney, "the Lester talks have entered the final turn, with an expec...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  16. 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