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ASTROS RUMORS & GOSSIP

The Astros have moved Jarred Cosart to the Marlins

The Miami Marlins have bought (!!!!!) at the trade deadline, acquiring Jarred Cosart, **** Hernandez, Austin Wates from the Astros in exchange for Jake Marisnick, Francis Martes, Colin Moran, and a comp balance pick. #Astros officially complete a 6-player trade with Miami. Houston receives OF Jake Marisnick, RHP Frances Martes, IF Colin Moran & Comp Pick — Houston Astros (...
Via The Outside Corner
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Astros Rumors: Houston 'very, very busy' with calls on Jarred Cosart

The Houston Astros have one player on their team that is something many teams covet: young, controllable pitching. That comes in the form of Jarred Cosart, the 24-year-old right-hander that has a fantastic future while being under team control through 2019.This is why the Astros are "very, very busy" with calls coming on Cosart, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Astros Rumors: Houston's Scott Feldman is available

The Houston Astros are making right-handed starting pitcher Scott Feldman available in trade talks, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.astros rhp scott feldman is available. but $30M contract looks steep. http://t.co/pIOf5V7rOM— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 31, 2014 #452616092 / gettyimages.comAccording to Heyman, however, the chances of a trade aren't all that likely...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Astros closer Chad Qualls still said to be untouchable

Chad Qualls would seem to be the perfect trade candidate. He's a 35-year-old closer for the non-contending Astros. But Houston continues to tell teams Qualls, who will make $3 million next year in the second year of a two-year deal, is unavailable.
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Astros trying to trade Scott Feldman ahead of deadline

The Houston Astros have made starting pitcher Scott Feldman available ahead of Thursday’s 4 PM ET trade deadline. However given the 31-year-old’s contract and statistics this season a trade may not happen. Feldman landed a three-year deal from the Astros worth $30 million in the offseason. Since signing that deal he has produced just a 4.39 ERA and 1.42 WHIP in 19 starts this...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Josh Zeid, Chris Carter, Alex Presley

Houston Astros reliever Josh Zeid is out for the season after deciding to have surgery on both feet to address the sesamoiditis that sent him to the disabled list last week. MLB.com's Alyson Footer reports that Zeid was scheduled to undergo the first procedure, on his left foot, on Wednesday, with the same for the right foot following six weeks later. Footer also reports that...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A’s Drop Series to Astros, Hammel Struggles Again

A matchup between the mighty A’s and the lowly Astros would seem to be a gross mismatch on paper but, as the age-old cliche dictates, that’s why they play the games on the field. The first place A’s dropped two out of three to the Astros this week, putting them in danger of losing ground to the second place Los Angeles Angels in the American League West. Also of concern was...
Via BaySportsNet
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: George Springer, Matt Albers, Josh Zeid

The Houston Astros (43-64) have been struggling all season with various injuries and their luck does not look like it will be getting better anytime soon.  Rookie outfielder George Springer took batting practice for the first time on Tuesday, according to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com.  Pitchers Matt Albers and Josh Zeid will continue to be on the disabled list indefinitely, but...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A's score six in ninth, stun Astros 7-4

Distributing the offense evenly across nine innings is apparently overrated as far as the A’s are concerned. Trailing by three runs Tuesday against the Astros, they broke out for six runs and batted around in the top of the ninth and stunned Houston 7-4 at Minute Maid Park. Oakland scored three times off Astros closer Chad Qualls – a pitcher they also rallied against in the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Astros players irked by special treatment of prospect

Top Houston Astros prospect Mark Appel has been fast tracked in the minors since being selected No. 1 overall in the 2013 MLB draft. The 24-year-old righty was just promoted to Double-A Corpus Christi despite putting up a 9.74 ERA in high Single-A ball.  That may or may not be the issue that some current Astros have with the way Houston is treating Appel at this point. The youngster...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  1 Comment

Astros players resent Mark Appel’s promotion to Double-A

Having a 9.74 ERA in the minor leagues would usually result in a pitcher being released. In Mark Appel’s case, it led to a promotion. And that has members of the Houston Astros peeved. Appel, who was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 draft, was promoted from High-A Lancaster where he was struggling, […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Keuchel sends message to heckler with baseball

Houston Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel had an excellent idea to get the final word in with a heckler during a game against the Athletics in Oakland on Wednesday night. The ball states: "Thanks for helping pay may salary for today - Keuchel, who is becoming a rising star after pitching well for the Astros this season, even got in his shot without rewarding the A's fan with...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros pitcher gives souvenir ball to heckler with funny note

It wasn’t a good day on Thursday for Houston Astros pitching against the Oakland A’s, as they suffered a 13-1 drubbing at the hands of MLB’s best team.  Wednesday wasn’t much better with 9 runs against the struggling Astros arms.   On Wednesday, one Oakland A’s fan was giving it to the tattered remains of the Astros hurlers, in particular #60 Dallas Keuchel.  Keuchel...
Via Reading Between The Seams
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros fail to sign number one overall pick

The 5:00 p.m. EDT deadline came and went without a deal, and 17-year-old LHP Brady Aiken, the number one overall pick in the 2014 June amateur draft was not signed by the Houston Astros, meaning he will not be eligible to play professionally this season.  While no official announcement has been made (as of 5:20 p.m. EDT), Jim Callis, Senior Writer for MLB.com, tweeted a “confirmation”...
Via Reading Between The Seams
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros may cost furniture store $4 million on promotion

The Houston Astros may cost a local furniture store $4 million on promotion.
Via Gamedayr
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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