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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. When will these aces return?

    AJ Mass

    Earlier this week, we saw Yu Darvish throw the first complete game and shutout of his career. On Thursday, Max Scherzer duplicated that feat, blanking the Chicago White Sox in his first time making it through a full nine innings. It just goes to ...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Is Samardzija leaving Chicago this week?

    AJ Mass

    The Milwaukee Brewers crushed the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, tagging starter Jeff Samardzija for eight earned runs in three innings and raising the pitcher's ERA from 1.68 to 2.54 in the process. Could that ignominious effort have been the last one for ...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Examining the second base landscape

    AJ Mass

    Way back in March when many fantasy leagues were holding their drafts, the second base landscape seemed far different than it is today. Then, there seemed to be a quartet of names at the top of the list deemed worthy -- at least according to ADP -- o...

    Blog | May 20, 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. George Springer's here, so who's next?

    AJ Mass

    This season's first highly anticipated prospect has arrived. Speedy and powerful George Springer will get the chance to prove that the hype was indeed warranted. As Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle writes, "With their major league offense strug...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Mets moves on the horizon?

    AJ Mass

    The New York Mets are still looking to make a move or two before locking in their roster for the 2014 season, and the position that seems to be most likely to be up for grabs is at shortstop. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York writes that the Arizona Dia...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  15. Pirates first base hunt not over

    AJ Mass

    The Pittsburgh Pirates still aren't really set at first base for the upcoming season, as the current plans seem to indicate a platoon between some combination of Gaby Sanchez, Andrew Lambo and Chris McGuiness on the horizon for the club. As Rob Bi...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  16. Thursday Roundup: Could Reds lose Homer?

    AJ Mass

    Homer Bailey and the Cincinnati Reds still have yet to come to an agreement on a contract extension, and the longer it takes to do so, the more likely that the two sides will end up only agreeing to a one-year deal for 2014. Bailey is asking for $...

    Blog | February 06, 2014