5 hrs ago
Q&A with Astrosa manager Bo Porter
Q. Bo, what did you learn your first year as a manager? You've got your second year coming up, what did you learn as a manager and things you may do differently going into year two? BO PORTER: I tell you, the first thing I learned is I have a whole lot more patience than I thought I had.
9 hrs ago
All-Star catcher Castro welcomes ban of plate collisions
Astros All-Star catcher Jason Castro, who survived a bone-jarring collision with the Brewers' Mat Gamel in April 2012, welcomes Major League Baseball's decision to ban collisions at the plate next season.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Catcher prospects for 2014
They're half of the pitching equation, after all. With so much of their emphasis on the blocking and the framing and the game-managing and the pitch-calling, the hitting kind of goes by the wayside.
Recent Moves Begin Next Era in Astros Baseball
Within the last decade, the Houston Astros have been to a World Series , but 2005 seems more like 80 years ago than eight.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Winter meetings offer chances to mingle for Astrosa Luhnow
Not everyone loves MLB's winter meetings, which hit high gear Monday and finish Thursday in Orlando, Fla.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Houston Astros - TeamReport
MLB Team Report - Houston Astros - INSIDE PITCH Dexter Fowler understands the situation he is entering, and he embraces it.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
For Astros, cutting back on strikeouts is a winter priority
Facing tremendous pitching, the Red Sox set a major-league record for strikeouts in a single postseason and won the World Series.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Non-tender deadline could add to Astros' offseason options
The Astros do not have any difficult decisions to make by today's 11 p.m. CT non-tender deadline, by when arbitration-eligible players league-wide are to be tendered a contract or become a free agent.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Climbing Tal's Hill
Non-Tender deadline could heat up Hot Stove for Astros
Monday is the deadline for teams to tender contracts. A number of players, mostly those that are arbitration eligible, will essentially get fired and become Free Agents.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Climbing Tal's Hill
Carlos Corporan: Player Profile
Astros fans didn't have a lot to be thankful for in 2013 but there was at least one bright spot.
3 UP / 3 DOWN: 2014 Catcher Position
Let's take a look at some of the catchers around the league and discuss whether their fantasy value will be on the rise or decline in 2014.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Jason Castro would be a great trade piece
It was reported earlier this month by Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com that the Astros could possibly be shopping their best player from 2013, All-Star catcher Jason Castro .
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Houston Astros Must Lock Up Catcher Jason Castro Soon
The longer the wait, the more Houston Astros nation worries. Jason Castro , the team MVP of 2013 and one of the few shining points of a team that broke the franchise record for futility for the third straight year, has yet to receive the contract extension many anticipated.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
5 Reasons for Houston Astros Fans to Be Thankful Heading into 2014
Forget how many seasons the Houston Astros have lost 100 games over the last while.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
What the Houston Astros Stand To Lose in Rule 5 Draft
In a system that is chock full of minor league talent, it's unavoidable that some may be lost to the Rule 5 draft.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
South Side Sox
White Sox protect Thompson and Sanchez, claim Jake Elmore
In addition to the expected moves of adding CF Trayce Thompson and INF Carlos Sanchez to the 40-man roster, the White Sox claimed UT Jake Elmore off of waivers from the Houston Astros .
Mon Nov 18, 2013
Climbing Tal's Hill
Hot Stove Update: 11/18
The 2013-14 offseason has gotten off to slow start. In fact, calling it a slow start would be putting it nicely.
Call to the Pen
Houston Astros: 2013 Season in Review
How do you endure a 111-loss campaign in your first year of managing? Not sure there's enough Tums and/or Pepto-Bismol to overcome those losses, but Houston Astros manager Bo Porter may have endured the stormiest of storms in 2013.
2014 Minor League Keeper Thoughts: Houston Astros
The prospect staff at Fake Teams continues their fantasy prospect rankings and system reviews with an in-depth look at the Houston Astros The prospect staff here at Fake Teams will be taking an in-depth look at each major league organization, including our top 10 fantasy prospects, an overview of the organization's minor league system as a whole ... (more)
Sun Nov 17, 2013
Colorado Rockies: Playing Fact or Fiction with the Latest Trade Rumors
While the front office is likely to concentrate primarily on the free-agent market this winter, trade talk ranging from mega-deals to acquiring low-profile relievers has surfaced.