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  • * - the Fall League, not the Winter Meetings...The Astros contribute to the 35-man roster of the Salt River Rafters, along with the Marlins, the Twinkies, the and the Astros' two "interleague rival clubs", the Diamondbacks and the Rockies.  Man, I bet all that rivalry makes for some tense bus trips to away games.Anywho, despite all that tension b... read more...
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  • Hank Conger, switch-hitting catcher, was traded from the Angels in exchange for Nick Tropeano and Carlos Perez earlier today.  Perez had recently been added to the Astros 40-man - on the same day that Will Harris was claimed off waivers - so this represents a 2-1 swap in terms of the 40-man.Pundits seem to think that the Angels have managed to fill a rotatio... read more...
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  • Outside of the Astros organization, people laugh at Houston since they have Jeff Luhnow as their General Manager. He has been getting torn apart on social media for years over a plethora of things that have happened in Houston. I’m so sorry you have to deal with an incompetent GM, Astros fans. — Beisbol’s Org […] ... read more...
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  • This offseason, the Houston Astros main focus has been on upgrading their bullpen. It certainly makes sense, as their bullpen issues were a major part of their struggles last season. Yet, there are other issues for the Astros as well, particularly in left field and in the middle of their lineup. Last season, Astros leadoff […] ... read more...
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  • Even though 2014 finally brought fans a hint of success, these past four years have been a trying time for  us fans, seeing beloved players such as Wandy Rodriguez and Hunter Pence traded away for prospects. This rebuild led to three consecutive years of 100+ loss seasons with this year being the one that broke […] ... read more...
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  • As we announced a couple of days ago, we placed an offer to attract the services of Sergio Romo to be the closer of the Houston Astros. Again, we went in a little high, but the deal has become official, and Romo is now a (fake) member of the Astros organization. The deal we proposed […] ... read more...
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  • I thought that I would bang up a quick post on how the Katy Kiwis got into the horrible, horrible player personnel mess that they are in.  And whose fault it is.  Actually, I can answer the fault-question right now... everybody else's.  I mean, who had the temerity to choose Jeff Bagwell 1994 at first base.  If he had been there in the third round, I woul... read more...
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  • As expected, a flurry of moves - from all teams, not just the Astros - occurred just prior to the Thursday 20 roster deadline at midnight ET.  A large number of players were DFA'd, waived, claimed, and added to various rosters all around baseball.  Lets loo... read more...
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  • All afternoon, Astros twitter was fuming that flame-throwing righty Michael Feliz had been left off of the Astros 40-man roster. A few hours later, that mistake was rectified, as reported by Brian McTaggart via Twitter. Astros come around, add RHP Michael Feliz to roster — Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) November 21, 2014 McTaggart also provided some […] ... read more...
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  • At the last minute Thursday, the Astros seemed to get it right. Then they did what they’ve done so well, so often this year: made it messy. The baseball world was confused Thursday when the Astros decided they would protect a low-ceiling, Class AAA infielder named Ronald Torreyes from being taken in the Rule 5 […] read more...
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  • Look at Thursday as a microcosm of the Astros’ philosophy on a whole: an adherence to the odds as they calculate them, even if it means flying in the face of the logic of other clubs. By the end of the day Thursday, every major league team had to choose which players to protect and […] read more...
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  • One top Astros prospect may never get to wear the Astros hat. At 3:00 pm today the Houston Astros announced adding RHP Vincent Velasquez and IF Ronnie Torreyes to the 40 man roster which sits at 38 with the Bass and Zeid being out righted. This leaves the #8 (Michael Feliz) and #12(Delino Deshields jr.) […] ... read more...
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  • Righthanded pitcher Josh Zeid, who appeared in 48 games the last two seasons for the Astros, has been claimed on waivers by the Tigers, the team announced on its twitter feed. The move leaves the Astros with 37 players on the 40-man roster, which must be set by tonight. Zeid, who underwent foot surgery on […] read more...
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  • The Astros on Thursday added second baseman Ronald Torreyes and righthander Vince Velasquez to their 40-man roster, protecting them from being selected the Rule 5 draft next month. The decisions likely weren’t easy. Among the players the Astros left exposed were a pair of power righthanded arms, Michael Feliz and Jandel Gustave, as well as […] read more...
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  • It is being reported by Jon Morosi of Fox Sports that the Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros have been in preliminary talks about the Astros’ catching surplus. Tigers have had preliminary trade contact with the Astros on catchers, sources say. Houston could move Castro, Corporan, or Conger. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 20, 2014 Right […] ... read more...
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  • The Houston Astros have continued to put together their roster for the 2015 season, agreeing to a one year, $1 Million contract with Alex Presley as both sides avoided arbitration on Tuesday. During the 2014 season, Presley produced a .244/.281/.346 batting line with six home runs and five stolen bases. Spending his time last year […] ... read more...
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