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  • A baseball source told the Chronicle on Monday that the Astros were adding shortstop Jonathan Villar, catcher Max Stassi and righthanded pitchers Nick Tropeano and Jorge De Leon for the first day of roster expansion. Neither Tropeano nor De Leon are on the 40-man roster, meaning correlating moves are needed. The Astros’ 40-man roster is […] read more...
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  • Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow will have another chance to select his leading man, now that he has fired his first manager, Bo Porter, who officially was relieved of duties Monday with a month to go in his second season. This has been a tumultuous season for the Astros, mostly for reasons that have little […] read more...
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  • Adam Everett cherishes his memories of being a member of the first and only Astros team to play in the World Series. He longs to help the franchise march back to the biggest stage in Major League Baseball. For that reason, the former slick-fielding shortstop didn’t hesitate when asked to be the club’s new interim […] read more...
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  • Larry Dierker has seen Astros managers come and go, including himself. Dierker was owner Drayton McLane’s third manager and his second managerial hire, just as the successor to Bo Porter will be the third manager (owner Jim Crane inherited Brad Mills when he bought the team from McLane in 2011) of the Crane-Jeff Luhnow regime. […] read more...
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  • Few if any managers imposed their personality on ballpark décor more thoroughly than Bo Porter, whose motivational sayings line the Astros’ clubhouse wall and whose slogans (“For the Vision The Where The Grind”) are silk-screened onto players’ workout T-shirts. Porter’s sayings, T-shirts and even his orange-and-blue motivational Wheel of Fortune remain, barring an overnight clubho... read more...
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  • Astros owner Jim Crane acknowledged there was a disconnect between general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager Bo Porter, who was fired on Monday. “Those two guys have to be closely aligned and singing the same song,” Crane told Houston Chronicle columnist Jerome Solomon. “That wasn’t happening. “I don’t think anybody has anything against Bo. It […] read more...
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  • Photo Credit: Kim Klement, USA TODAY Sports Neil Mehta Staff Writer The Houston Astros fired manager Bo Porter on Monday. The Astros are 59-79 and have one of the worst records in the majors. This was Porter’s 2nd years managing in Houston. Porter went 51-111 in his first season. This was a franchise-worst and accounted for the 3rd straight 100-loss season. The Astros have... read more...
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  • Jose Altuve should be the one to send the Astros into September with a four-hit game and a 3-2 win over the Rangers. The season’s final month will see Chris Carter chase 40 home runs and the Astros grasp for 70 wins, but neither mark would match the buzz of a batting title for Altuve, or his 211th hit of the year — the record-setter that should come with time to spare. S... read more...
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  • The Houston Chronicle is reporting that the Houston Astros have fired manager Bo Porter. Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle first reported the news, which also includes the firing of bench coach Dave Trembly. Bo Porter fired. — Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) September 1, 2014 Tom Lawless is Astros interim manager. Dave Trembley fired as well. […] read more...
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  • The Houston Astros haven’t had a winning season since 2008, when they went (86-75). Bo Porter was in his second season with the team, but now it’s all over. Last season, Houston was a dreadful (51-111). Currently they’re (59-79), which places them fourth in the AL West. General manager Jeff Lunnow says it’s time for a new direction. “I recognize that our win-loss record is... read more...
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  • The Houston Astros earned their 58th win of the season last night with a 2-0 shutout of the Texas Rangers on Saturday night. The Astros managed just four hits and scored both of their runs in the seventh inning. But that was more than enough for Scott Feldman, who pitched a three-hit shutout for his eighth win of the season. The Astros were without shortstop Marwin Gonza... read more...
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  • HOUSTON — The Houston Astros have fired manager Bo Porter in his second season with the club. General manager Jeff Luhnow says the decision wasn’t based on Houston’s record but because “we need a new direction in our clubhouse.” “Bo’s passion and energy are unparalleled, and his desire to win unquestioned,” Luhnow said in a statement. “This decision was not made because of... read more...
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  • According to a team press release, the Houston Astros have fired their manager Bo Porter. The team additionally relieved Bench Coach Dave Trembley of his duties. Tom Lawless will be the team’s interim manager for the remainder of the 2014 season. This move may not come as a surprise to many, as earlier in the […] read more...
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  • When I first read about the alleged friction going on between Jeff Luhnow and Bo Porter last week, I wondered if there was actually any truth to the story. Monday’s firing of the Astros second-year manager confirmed that the problem was bigger than most of us thought. It also raised a few questions. One of […] ... read more...
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  • NEW YORK (AP) Houston Astros minor league pitcher Ruben Alaniz has been suspended 50 games without pay for violating baseball's drug program. The commissioner's office announced Saturday that Alaniz was punished following a second positive test for a drug of abuse. The 23-year-old right-hander has no record and a 6.44 ERA in 14 games, including one start, with Double-A Co... read more...
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  • With reports suggesting that Bo Porter and ownership were at odds, the Houston Astros fired their second-year manager on Monday. The Astros (59-79) were never expected to compete with Porter in charge. Instead the team operated on a shoestring budget while attempting to rebuild its depleted farm system. “Bo’s passion and energy are unparalleled, and his desire to win unque... read more...
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  • The Houston Astros have improved somewhat on last year's 51-win season, but are still 57-79 and 25 games behind in the American League West. One area of continued concern is the pitching staff which is 26th in the Major Leagues in ERA. Injuries have not helped matters, as six pitchers are currently on the DL. One pitcher, Josh Zeid has been transferred to the 60-day DL a... read more...
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  • Fired manager Bo Porter released a statement regarding his dismissal from the Houston Astros. It reads: “I want to thank the Astros Organization for giving me my first opportunity to manage Major League Baseball. During my time in Houston I dedicated myself to do everything I could to help this Organization win, in the short-term […] read more...
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