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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  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. 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
  15. MLB: Status updates and picks for all the top spring training pos...

    Doug Mittler

    In this, Doug Mittler takes a close look at all the top position battles across the National League. Spring training will sort them out, but we also have some early hunches on who might win each.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2011
  16. New MLB playoff format lowers the bar

    Doug Mittler

    At this week's owners meetings, Bug Selig indicated he would like to move ahead with expanding the playoffs. The commissioner should study the last few seasons before making that decision, because there would surely be some unintended consequences.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2010