Houston Astros

Jake Odorizzi
Braden Herb - May 18, 2022

The Houston Astros took a hit to their rotation depth with the placement of Jake Odorizzi on the 15-day Injured List on Tuesday. The veteran hit the IL because of what the team described as lower left leg discomfort. Houston recalled reliever Seth Martinez from Triple-A to take Odorizzi’s spot on the active roster. Odorizzi […]

Defending Champions
Caleb Begley - Apr 30, 2022

The life of defending champions, in any sport, is never easy. This is especially true at the beginning of the next season. Either one begins said campaign hotter than the surface of the sun or colder than the Arctic Ocean. There are very few middling or even mediocre starts to seasons right after winning major […]

Braden Herb - Apr 27, 2022

When the Houston Astros signed Pedro Baez to a two-year, $12.5 million deal with a third-year option prior to the 2021 season, they did not envision his stint ending like this. The Astros announced Tuesday that they are designating Pedro Baez for assignment. The team will likely release the 34-year-old after his struggles this year […]

Braden Herb - Apr 20, 2022

Injuries are beginning to pile up for the Houston Astros in the early going, as the team placed Jose Altuve on the 10-Day Injured List with a left hamstring strain on Wednesday. The veteran suffered the injury in Monday’s game after hustling on an infield single. Altuve joins closer Ryan Pressly, who was placed on […]

Ryan Pressly on IL
Braden Herb - Apr 17, 2022

Ryan Pressly is on the IL. The Houston Astros received a big blow to the bullpen this weekend with the placement of closer Ryan Pressly on the 10-day Injured List. According to Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle, Pressly is battling inflammation in his right knee. Houston has since called up reliever Parker Mushinski in […]

Verlander start
Braden Herb - Apr 10, 2022

Saturday night’s game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Houston Astros was a duel between two pitchers who have barely taken the mound in the past few seasons due to injury, Justin Verlander and Noah Syndergaard. Both starters had Tommy John surgery in 2020 and the pair have combined to pitch eight innings since […]

Nathan Melton II - Apr 9, 2022

It’s revenge tour season, and these six players are out for blood. It’s Opening Weekend for baseball fans around the globe, and they’re all looking forward to seeing their favorite players out on the diamond again. While they enjoyed the play of many elite players throughout the 2021 season, and some especially historic seasons from individual […]

Young MLB stars
Matt Graves - Apr 8, 2022

Young MLB stars are ready to make an impact. Bobby Witt Jr., the top prospect in baseball, came up huge to help the Kansas City Royals defeat the Cleveland Guardians 3-1. Witt Jr. was hitless in his first three at-bats; he hit a double to deep left field to score Michael Taylor. Andrew Benintendi drove in it Witt […]

Braden Herb - Apr 6, 2022

We are just a few short days away from the beginning of the 2022 season. With spring training coming to a close, rosters become clear and sights become completely set on the regular season. Expectations are high for most of the league, but especially for the Houston Astros. After falling short in the 2021 World […]

Pressly Extension
Braden Herb - Apr 6, 2022

The Houston Astros have made one more important move before Opening Day on Thursday. This move is signing closer Ryan Pressly to a two-year contract extension. This deal is worth $30 million guaranteed and it has an option for 2025. Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle says the option will vest with at least 50 […]

Braden Herb - Mar 27, 2022

Spring Training is well under way and Opening Day is fast approaching. Every team has a number of questions and storylines to address in their individual camps. Sometimes these storylines in the Spring end up impacting the beginning of the regular season. The Houston Astros are one of those teams with some pretty interesting things […]

Braden Herb - Mar 13, 2022

With the lockout being lifted, the remaining free agents are finally coming off the board. While some teams are looking for big difference-makers, some are looking for players to shore up their bench. The Houston Astros are in the latter. It was announced on Saturday that the Astros have signed utility-man Niko Goodrum. According to […]

astros top five prospects
Braden Herb - Mar 9, 2022

With Major League Baseball and the Players Association struggling to agree to a new CBA, the start of the major league season is in question. While we still don’t know when MLB will be in action, the minor league season is still a go. MiLB Spring Training is still set for mid-March and Opening Day […]

Astros Rays
Justin Merrlles - Mar 6, 2022

Astros 3, Rays 2 (This game was the result of a simulation done through What If Sports. It matched the Tampa Bay Rays All-Time Team against the Houston Astros All-Time Team. This game did actually happen, but this simulation took place at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.) This game was a pitching duel between Astros […]

Braden Herb - Feb 27, 2022

There hasn’t been a lot of good news lately in the world of Major League Baseball. For Houston Astros fans, the news has gotten even worse. Recently on a appearance on Maanav’s Sports Talk with Maanav Gupta, Lance McCullers Jr. revealed he is “behind” on his rehab of a flexor tendon strain and his Opening […]

Astros International Signings
Braden Herb - Feb 14, 2022

If you look around the majors, you will see so many players from diverse, international backgrounds. International free agency has become an integral part of team building in baseball’s modern era. Few teams excel at finding and developing international talent like the Houston Astros. In their run of six postseason appearances in seven seasons, international […]

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Max Scherzer
Caleb Begley - May 18, 2022

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Rangers Angels
Nate Miller - May 18, 2022

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Aaron Judge
Lewis Masella - May 18, 2022

Aaron Judge is making a strong case to be the face of the New York Yankees for years to come. That point was fairly evident even before the season, when the sides failed to agree on a multi-year extension. However, Judge’s multiple showcase performances within the last week have sent the loudest message yet. The onus […]

Rangers beat Angels
Nate Miller - May 18, 2022

Rangers 10, Angels 5   ARLINGTON, Texas, May 17 — It was a great night on Tuesday, as fans watched the Texas Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels by a final score of 10–5. Home runs by Corey Seager and Kole Calhoun made a big impact in front of a crowd of 17, 727 spectators. […]

Nathan Melton II - May 18, 2022

For the first time in what seems like forever, the Los Angeles Angels are winning, and they’re winning big. For the first time in what seems like forever, the Angels pitching staff is shoving lineups left and right; up and down. The Halos offense is relentless, and the stars have all finally started to click […]

Jim Marshall - May 18, 2022

Jorge López has had a new calling as a closer. So far, this “new calling” has turned out to be a success for the Baltimore Orioles. As of this writing, the 29-year-old right-hander has four saves, three wins, and a 1.06 ERA. The former starter has seen his career change dramatically for the better. Always […]