“Hold The Phones!”: With Season Approaching, Astros Bullpen Offers Plenty Of Cause For Concern

Brett Myers Spring Training

As another round of Spring Training nears its conclusion, the Houston Astros are now just days away from hosting the Colorado Rockies to open up their 2012 campaign – which of course will serve as the final one as a […]

Astros’ Acquisition of Former #1 Prospect Makes For Murky Managerial Mess at Minute Maid Park

New York Mets - Fernando Martinez

There are certain implicit benefits that come from a major-league worst 56-106 record for the Houston Astros franchise. In addition to ‘earning’ the rights to the first overall selection in the 2012 MLB amateur player draft, the organization was given […]

Melancon Shipped Up To Boston

Houston Astros - Mark Melancon

New Houston GM Jeff Luhnow got down to business on Wednesday afternoon and made his first significant move since last week’s hiring. The former Cardinals front-office member acquired short-stop Jed Lowrie from the Boston Red Sox, seemingly filling a pressing […]

Astros General Manager Ed Wade To Be Fired

A Sunday evening report by Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com is suggesting that Houston Astros’ new owner Jim Crane is set to make a series of significant personnel decisions on Monday, including the removal of Ed Wade from the General Manager […]

Happ Hype Warranted: Southpaw Tosses 7 Shutout Frames In Astros Sweep Of Buccos

In perhaps his most anticipated start of the season (see original story ‘Hope For Happ’ here), Houston pitcher J.A. Happ took to the Minute Maid Park mound Wednesday night and effectively silenced all of his doubters. Happ’s performance by the […]

Hope For Happ: Has A 15-Loss Hurler Rediscovered His ’09 Form?

Describing Astros pitcher J.A. Happ’s 2011 season as ‘disappointing’ does not even cover the half of it. Acquired from the Phillies in the trade deadline swap of a season ago that saw the team part with its ace starter, Roy […]

Is Houston Playing Spoiler Or Are The Giants Spoiling It For Themselves?

Making his third big-league start, Astros pitcher Henry Sosa held San Francisco’s line-up in check Thursday night in the team’s 3-1 victory at AT&T Park, recording his first career win in the process. Matched up against one another for back-to-back […]

Wandy Rodriguez Claimed By Colorado Rockies

Breaking news: After being placed on waivers, Astros starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez has been claimed by the Colorado Rockies. [blackbirdpie url="http://twitter.com/#!/Ken_Rosenthal/status/106089050821246976"] Many are saying that this comes as a huge surprise, but it shouldn’t. I reported weeks ago that Rodriguez […]

Astros Send Jordan Lyles Back To The Minors

In a corresponding move to the activation of Jordan Schafer from the disabled list, Houston has elected to move young starting pitcher Jordan Lyles back to Triple-A Oklahoma City. I can’t see him making too many starts down there, considering […]

Series Breakdown: Astros at Rockies

Probable Pitchers: Mon. Aug. 22. 7:40 pm CT – Brett Myers (3-12, 4.72) v. Jhoulys Chacin (9-10, 3.59) Tues. Aug. 23. 7:40 pm CT – Bud Norris (6-8, 3.61) v. Alex White (0-0, -.–) Wed. Aug. 24. 2:10 pm CT […]

Jose Altuve Hits First Home Run… Inside The Park!

Astros second-baseman Jose Altuve has shown a tendency to get off to a fast start. Following a late-July promotion to the majors, Altuve began his major-league career by going on a 7-game hitting streak that included a very impressive 11 […]

Trio Of Houston Veterans Placed On Waivers

In a rather anticipated move, the Houston Astros have placed starting pitchers Wandy Rodriguez and Brett Myers, as well as shortstop Clint Barmes, on waivers. If claimed, the Astros would become restricted into having to negotiate a deal to move […]