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Houston Picks Up Jed Lowrie and Kyle Weiland From Boston

The Astros filled the void that was created when Clint Barmes left for Pittsburgh today by trading for SS/3B Jed Lowrie and SP Kyle Weiland from the Boston Red Sox for their 2011 closer Mark Melancon.  The trade to the Astros means Lowrie will reunite with manager Brad Mills, who was Lowrie’s bench coach with the […]

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Player to keep an eye on: JD Martinez HOU OF

After trading away both Hunter Pence and Michael Bourn before the trading deadline The Astros brought up highley touted JD Martinez from Double-A Corpus Christi to presumably be their everyday right fielder. Martinez  was hitting .338 with 13 homers and 72 RBIs in AA before his promotion. Houston manager Brad Mills plans to play Martinez […]

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With Keppinger Traded to SF Astros Call-up Altuve

The Houston Astros have called up 21 year old prospect Jose Altuve to replace Jeff Keppinger at 2B.  Although he stands only 5 feet 7 inches tall Altuve has displayed a nice blend of speed and power in the minor leagues.  This season he has posted a line of .389-10-59-24 in just over 350 at […]

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Mark Melancon Named Houston Astros Closer – PICKUP OF THE DAY

Brandon Lyon was placed on the DL yesterday with a partially torn rotator cuff.  Owners of Lyon should be thrilled by this as he as been pretty inefficient to say the least.  The Astros have named Mark Melancon their closer of choice as of now.  If he is effective he should hold the job all […]

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Brandon Lyon – Houston Astros Closer – Job in Jeopardy

Brandon Lyon has continued to struggle at the back end of the Astros bull pen.  His ERA is now 7.15 and if not for the lack of talent in the pen, decease would be out of the role already.  Mark Melancon would be the first to get a crack at the spot and would be […]

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J.A. Happ Strains Oblique

Is it just me or do baseball players seem to have extremely weak obliques?  Seems to be an injury that you only hear about in baseball.  J.A. Happ is the latest to fall victim to the oblique strain monster. No word out on how much time he’ll miss, but you have to assume a DL […]

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Clint Barmes Breaks Hand Out for 6 Weeks

Clint Barmes who was expected to be the Houston Astros starting shortstop is going to miss the next 6 weeks because of a broken hand.  The injury occured on Friday night when Barmes was hit on the hand by a pitch. This injury couldn’t have come at a worse time for the Astros.  Houston has […]

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Astros Catcher Jason Castro has Torn Meniscus

Astros Catcher Jason Castro has Torn Meniscus

The Houston Astros got some bad news today when they found out their young starting catcher Jason Castro tore his meniscus while running out a grounder in an exhibition game Wednesday.  Castro is flying back to Houston to find out the severity of the injury and how long he will be out for. I feel […]

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Bill Hall vs Juan Uribe

Going up to Lake Tahoe CA to get a little snowboarding in this weekend.  Also the girlfriends 25th birthday on Sunday.  I know what your thinking….. Does she let him combine the birthday and Valentines day? Answer…. Not a chance! I was having I guess you can call “heated debate” with my friend last night […]

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Houston Astros – Important Fantasy Questions

The Houston Astros had some major disappointments in the early going for last year’s fantasy owners.  Lance Berkman and Carlos Lee were horrible to begin the season.  Hunter Pence and Wandy Rodriguez struggled as well.  The team is stocked with good, young talent in 2011 that could lead fantasy owners to pull their hair out.  […]

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