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  1. Singleton deal a win for Houston

    Jim Bowden

    In recent weeks we've heard reports of the Pittsburgh Pirates trying to lock up prospect Gregory Polanco while still in the minors (he apparently declined), and the Houston Astros making a similar attempt with George Springer before eventually promot...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  2. Notable minor league performances so far

    David Schoenfield

    It's been a rough start for some of baseball's top prospects -- three of Keith Law's top 10 have barely played or haven't played at all due to injuries (Byron Buxton, Addison Russell, Miguel Sano) and a fourth (Archie Bradley) is currently sidelined ...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Prospect promotions to get excited about

    Jim Bowden

    So far this season we have been treated to a number of exciting young rookies, such as George Springer, Billy Hamilton, Nick Castellanos and Yordano Ventura (not to mention Masahiro Tanaka and Jose Abreu, though they aren't traditional rookies). ...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Astros' future could be bright

    Jerry Crasnick

    JUPITER, Fla. -- Outfielder Dexter Fowler has joined the Houston Astros, starting pitcher Scott Feldman signed a $30 million contract in December and relievers Chad Qualls, Matt Albers and Jesse Crain add experience and depth to a bullpen that ranked...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  7. The Vanishing First Base Prospect

    Michael Baumann

    There's really no such thing as a first base prospect anymore. Jason Parks put one first baseman in his top 100. Keith Law put two in. (I'm counting Maikel Franco, Philadelphia's cement-shoed top prospect, as a third bas...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  8. MLB 27-Day Warning: The Astros Are Going to Suck Slightly Less Th...

    Michael Baumann

    What's that? You were wondering exactly how many days remain until the start of the MLB season? Well, you're in luck! We at the Triangle are set to spend the next several weeks giving you a daily reason to get ex...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  9. Astros-Tigers a prospect bonanza

    Keith Law

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- A few scouting notes from Wednesday's Detroit Tigers-Houston Astros Grapefruit League matchup, which featured a number of my top 100 prospects. * The standout prospect for Houston was Mike Foltynewicz -- my No. 70 prospect ...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  10. Players with much at stake this spring

    Buster Olney

    The Red Sox have seen enough in Xander Bogaerts to believe that he's ready now, and the Indians are counting on Danny Salazar, who was so good at the end of last season, to plug a rotation hole. There are other young players who have more at stake...

    Blog | February 09, 2014
  11. Houston Astros will not be the worst team in 2014 - MLB

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan explains why the Astros won't be the worst team in MLB in 2014. In fact, they might not be one of the three worst.

    Story | Conversation | February 03, 2014
  12. American League West top 10 prospects by team for 2014 - MLB

    Keith Law

    Keith Law breaks down the top 10 prospects for every AL West team, and also identifies sleepers and guys who could make a big league impact in 2013.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2014
  13. 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
  14. Five players who are now expendable

    Jim Bowden

    When the Los Angeles Dodgers gave Andre Ethier a five-year, $85 million contract 13 months ago, it seemed like a decent enough idea at the time. Ethier had strung together a series of decent seasons punctuated by one career year, and it seemed like h...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  15. Setting expectations for recent call-ups

    Keith Law

    Teams that like to delay promoting top prospects until the point in the year when it's late enough to avoid giving the player a shot at Super 2 status in arbitration can breathe easily now, as we're well past that date, as shown by recent and imminen...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  16. The Houston Astros quest to catch the 1962 New York Mets - MLB

    Dan Szymborski

    The Astros have a decent shot of catching the 1962 Mets for worst record ever, writes Dan Szymborski. That's the bad news. The good news is that being historically bad for one season doesn't make the rebuilding process take longer.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2013