ASTROS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Hilarious Blooper At Houston Astros Game

The Houston Astros need some help in the quality control department.  They recalled super prospect George Springer but the scoreboard programmer missed the memo on the proper spelling of his name. I GIVE YOU ONE JOB!!!! Even better, they showed pictures people were tweeting during tonight’s game and showed the typo photo. HILARIOUS. pic.twitter.com/IgCp0lxEeb — Jill Reese (...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Top 10 Prospects

The Houston Astros have the best farm system in baseball, which makes sense given the team’s draft position in recent years. Over half of the players on the list are former 1st round draft picks. Correa, Springer, and Appel profile as All-Stars. The rest of the players on this list have high ceilings and could become good to great Major League players. DeShields and Singleton have...
Via Batting Leadoff
1 day ago  |  Discuss

On the Farm, Week 3: Springer Time in Houston

Editor’s Note: I really wanted to title this post “Springer Has Sprung” but if you Google that phrase you’ll see how many times it’s been taken. You can’t say we’re not original! Springer has arrived and could be coming to a ballpark near you! (Photo: Bob Levey/Getty Images North America) Today marks the first edition of my weekly column On the Farm that will cover...
Via Baseball Professor
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Astros Roster News: Lucas Harrell, George Springer, Robbie Grossman, Scott Feldman

The Houston Astros made a lot of roster moves on Wednesday.  With an option, call-up, designation & activation, the Astros were busy.  The Astros are off to an awful 5-9 record, already five games back of the division leading Oakland Athletics.  Houston was never supposed to compete for the playoffs this year, it was a future building year....and by calling up George Springer...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros activate Scott Feldman from DL

The Houston Astros have activated pitcher Scott Feldman from the bereavement list. Feldman had been away from the club for a few days after the passing of his father. The Astros will have him start Thursday’s game against the Kansas City Royals. Face of Franchise?Astros promote George Springer After three starts Feldman is 2-0 with a 0.44 ERA in 20 innings of work. The Astros...
Via Tireball.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros promoting top prospect

Outfielder George Springer is one of the top prospects in baseball and on Tuesday night news broke that the Houston Astros are finally set to bring him up to the big leagues in time for Wednesday’s game. Springer earned a promotion after going 3-for-4 Tuesday night with a grand slam. He opened this season at Triple-A Oklahoma City, and has hit .353 with three home runs, nine RBIs...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Royals at Houston Astros, April 15-17

The Kansas City Royals, coming off one of the worst weekends they've had in awhile, head to Houston to take on the Astros who are improved, but still not good. Offensively, they can look good at times, but that's only because they do have some home run power on their squad, though a lot of that can be attributed to their ballpark. I do like the trio of Jason Castro, Jose...
Via Pine Tar Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lounging in Houston, Loathing in Lancaster

A good friend and fellow Houston Astros fan suggested that I contribute to Baseball Hot Corner as way out of a self-imposed baseball rehab and embargo after my beloved ‘Stros were forced into the junior circuit.  Having pathetically chased the World Series Dragon in the National League for decades, I felt I could not continue the fruitless pursuit saddled with the designated hitter...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

How should Astros solve retired number dilemma?

Deciding whether or not to retire numbers can present a dilemma for professional sports teams. What is the criteria for taking a number out of circulation to honor a franchise great and ensure that no other player will ever wear it again? Should the standard for retired numbers be the Hall of Fame? That’s certainly one way to go. Perhaps it’s the easiest too. It takes the burden...
Via The Outside Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Astros got another 0.0 rating in Houston on Monday

I don’t think the whole “0.0″ phenomenon with the Houston Astros is really all that surprising or tragic considering the current state of both the team and CSN Houston, but it’s still noteworthy. And on Monday afternoon, the Astros picked up another 0.0 rating for their contest with the Angels. The first time the Astros “earned” a perfect 0.0 rating, they were going up...
Via Awful Announcing
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros prospect gets clearance to enter United States

The Astros minor league outfielder who missed spring training because of visa issues in his native Dominican Republic, Ravel Santana, has been cleared to arrive in the U.S., Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Wednesday. Santana, the Astros’ selection with the top pick in the Class AAA phase of the December Rule 5 draft, is to arrive on Friday. He’s one of 77 players ticketed...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros drew a 0.0 Nielsen rating in Houston for Monday's game

Once again the Astros played a game this week and, according to the Nielsen Company, nobody in Houston was watching on Comcast SportsNet Houston. Nielsen’s Houston ratings report for Monday shows a 0.0 rating for households, adults 25-54 and men 25-54 for the afternoon Angels-Astros game at Minute Maid Park. The Angels won the game 9-1. Monday’s game is the second time, according...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros outfielder Fowler to remain home indefinitely

Dexter Fowler needs more time to recover from a stomach virus before coming back to the ballpark. The Astros center fielder was hospitalized for Friday night before he was released Saturday because of gastroenteritis. The plan was to have him report to Minute Maid Park on Sunday, even if he couldn’t play right away. Fowler instead will remain at home indefinitely, and it’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros give Derek Jeter retirement present

Let the exit tour begin for Derek Jeter. Before just the second game of the season, the Houston Astros announced that they would be giving the Yankee captain a going away present before the future he retires at season’s end.  Before spring training started, Jeter announced he would retire after this season. #Astros will present Jeter with golf clubs, Stetson cowboy hat, and custom...
Via New York Sports-Kings
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Nolan Ryan’s ceremonial first pitch to Craig Biggio not a good one (video)

A momentous event celebrating two of the most beloved players in Houston Astros history may have not gone off without a hitch, but fans of the team must have been thrilled to watch Nolan Ryan throw a ceremonial first pitch to Craig Biggio before Tuesday’s game at Minute Maid Park. Before the Astros took the […] The post Nolan Ryan’s ceremonial first pitch to Craig Biggio not...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
16 days ago  |  Discuss
MORE STORIES >>

Ranking the best NFL free agents still available

Updated NBA Draft early entries list

Honest NBA playoffs slogans

Gallery: The best of Barbie Blank

Breakout candidates for the NHL playoffs

Draft needs for all 32 NFL teams

Seven kids on every youth sports team

Behind the scenes with Paulina Gretzky

100 best players of the MLB expansion era

Best and worst of Monday Night Raw

Five-round NFL mock draft

Most sacred places in NFL history

10 greatest sports Bubbas of all-time

Hockey fights of the week

Reasons to stop playing recreational sports immediately

BARKER BEAUTIES
WANT MORE?
FOLLOW YARDBARKER:
Youtube_32 Twitter_32 Facebook_32 Rss_32 Email_32
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.