There are some Astros fans who are kind of upset about the veteran purge going on with the team at the moment. These fans profess to understand the team's need to rebuild, finally. But they don't want this rebuild to come at the expense of the big league club.
What has to be understood is the Astr ... More >>
Read it and weep.Around the trade deadline, there are typically three types of teams making moves:
There are teams trading moderately to low-priced young players for solid veteran players. We call these teams "contenders."
There are teams that are trading veteran players for moderately to l ... More >>
The Astros are so bad...Richard Justice is shocked, shocked, that the Astros are the worst team in the majors. Shocked because there's just no way anybody could have foreseen the Astros being this bad. Bad, yes, but not on track to lose 100 games for the first time in team history. Bad, bu ... More >>
Marco TorresHunter Pence, Buzz listener?Wandy Rodriguez is Rocks Off's new favorite Astro.
Not because the Domincan southpaw has actually posted decent numbers for Houston's hometown cellar-dwellers this year (3-3 W-L, 3.41 ERA, 53 strikeouts), but because Rodriguez has one of the few ... More >>
Carlos Lee: Helping others in the grading curve.I recently saw some sort of metric that indicated that the top five percent richest Americans combined had amassed more wealth than the other 95 percent combined. Don't quote me on that, but it was one of those "look how woefully disproportiona ... More >>
John RoyalUpset with the Astros, well the Aeros give you a reason to cheerOkay Houston sports fans. There's good news, and there's bad news. The bad news is that the Astros are 8-14 for the season and are, as expected, battling for the worst record in major league baseball. The good news i ... More >>
Bad news: The Astros are actually playing baseball this season.The Astros are probably opening up the season tomorrow -- they're scheduled to play, but the weather in Philadelphia might not cooperate. And if the stories that have been kicking around are true, this might be the last opening d ... More >>
Is Jordan Lyles this season's savior of the Astros?The news from Astros camp last week was that Carlos Lee had to DH in some games because he had a tired shoulder. Which begs the question of don't you actually have to use the shoulder for something before it can become tired? Is this what co ... More >>
Is the season over yet?We're approaching the end of the first week of spring training and the news for the Astros has been rather mixed. The team's not really hitting. The pitching is half-assed. And frankly, there's just not much going on to be optimistic about. So I thought I would take ... More >>
Michael Young wants to be on the Astros?I understand that the Texas Rangers' third baseman, Michael Young, has requested a trade. I also understand that one of the teams for whom Young has approved a trade is the Houston Astros.
In years past I would most strongly approve of a trade for M ... More >>
Mrs. Casey Daigle actually made some Astros games watchableLet's face it. The Houston Astros suck. They sucked last season. They're going to suck this season. As long as Drayton McLane and Ed Wade are involved with this team, they're going to suck. But it's the end of the year, so let's tak ... More >>
If only someone warned this rookie about dress shirtsAstros utility player Geoff Blum popped his elbow putting on his shirt last week.Yes, that's right, putting on his shirt. Not his jersey. Not during the game. But his shirt. After the game. He's currently on the disabled list, and he might end ... More >>