Tag Archives: Houston Astros

Posted on July 30, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Houston Astros have acquired their closer for the stretch run. Well, at least they hope they have. Monday afternoon, the Astros pulled off a major trade with the Toronto Blue Jays, acquiring closer Roberto Osuna. To get Osuna, the Astros have sent Toronto disgruntled closer Ken […]

Posted on July 11, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Houston Astros may have the second-best record in baseball, but they just shook up their bullpen in a major way. On Wednesday, the Astros demoted long-time closer Ken Giles to triple-A. The move comes one day after Giles allowed hits against all three batters he faced […]

Posted on July 7, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Houston Astros don’t exactly need a lot of help right now. But they may be about to get some anyway. On Saturday, the Astros called up outfielder Kyle Tucker, immediately putting him in the starting lineup during their win over the White Sox. Tucker is Houston’s […]

Posted on June 29, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine Sometimes it feels like the only thing that can stop the Houston Astros from scoring runs is an injury. Well, they have one. Thursday, the Astros announced all-star shortstop Carlos Correa is heading to the 10-day DL because of a sore back. The 23-year old last played […]

Posted on February 28, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine Due to Yulieski Gurriel being suspended during last year’s World Series, the Houston Astros knew they’d start the 2018 season without their first baseman. But now it looks like they’ll be without him for longer than anticipated. The Astros announced Wednesday that Gurriel has undergone surgery on the […]

Posted on February 16, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine After winning the 2017 World Series, the Houston Astros have nowhere to go but down. However, the Astros approached the offseason as if they wanted to reload for another championship run. On paper, the Astros may be even better in 2018 than they were in 2017. Can […]

Posted on February 10, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine After an offseason of blockbuster trades that saw them trade away their best players, the Miami Marlins may not be done yet. With spring training days away, one player remains squarely on the trading block: catcher J.T. Realmuto. When Miami’s fire sale began, Realmuto reportedly asked to […]

Posted on January 14, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Houston Astros have acquired Gerrit Cole in a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and this time it’s for real. Earlier this week, there were reports that a deal between these two teams involving Cole had gotten done. However, those reports turned out to be premature. This […]

Posted on December 22, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine After a slight delay, the baseball hot stove is finally starting to heat up. It seems likely that the next domino to fall will be starting pitcher Yu Darvish. Other than perhaps Jake Arrieta, Darvish is considered the top starter on the free agent market this winter. […]

Posted on December 15, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Houston Astros managed to win the 2017 World Series despite a shaky bullpen. If they’re going to repeat as champions in 2018, improvements in the bullpen need to be made, and the Astros are already working hard to make that happen. On Friday, Houston agreed to […]

Posted on December 10, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The St. Louis Cardinals have taken their first step toward rebuilding their bullpen this offseason. The Cardinals have agreed to sign reliever Luke Gregerson. The two sides have reportedly agreed to a two-year deal worth $11 million. There is also a $5 million club option or $6 […]

Posted on November 29, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The fire sale the Chicago White Sox started last winter is far from over. There are still a few veterans on Chicago’s roster that GM Rick Hahn is likely to move this offseason. Next on the trade block appears to be Jose Abreu. Recent reports indicate that the […]

Posted on November 13, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine On the heels of winning his first World Series ring in his 20th major league season, Carlos Beltran is calling it a career. Beltran announced Monday that he’s retiring from baseball, allowing him to go out on top after helping the Houston Astros win a world championship. […]

Posted on November 2, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine For the first time in franchise history, the Houston Astros are World Series champions. With a 5-1 win over the Dodgers in a decisive Game 7 Wednesday night, the Astros delivered a long-awaited championship to a city still reeling from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey earlier this […]

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