4-14-14: The Houston Astros ended the past week at the bottom of the AL West, sitting with a 5-8 record as losers of seven of their last 10. Houston got the week going with a 2-1 series loss to the Toronto Blue Jays, followed by another 2-1 series loss to the Texas Rangers. The bats ran dry late in the week, as the Astros lost twice to the Rangers by the score of 1-0. Scott Feldman has been excellent for Houston, winning two of three games with a ridiculous 0.44 ERA.
4-7-14: The Astros have been a bit inconsistent to start 2014, barely missing out on a three game sweep to the New York Yankees in their first series of the year, and then preventing themselves from getting swept by the L.A. Angels with a 7-4 win in game three. Still, at 3-3 in the AL West, the Astros are in second place. Jose Altive has led the charge on offense with 4 RBIs and a .300 hitting average, while Scott Feldman has been the main man on the mound, getting off to a 2-0 start with four strikeouts.
4-2-14: The Houston Astros took care of business at home to start the season, tallying eight hits off of New York Yankees pitcher C.C. Sabathia (nine overall) in a 6-2 win at home. Houston spoiled the beginning of Derek Jeter’s final season as pitcher Scott Feldman registered three strikeouts in a solid defensive showing. Jesus Guzman and L.J. Hoes combined for two homers to help fuel the offense, as the Astros kicked off 2014 with a 1-0 start.
3-27-14: The Houston Astros have lost a couple members of the club as they draw closer to finalizing a 25 man roster in advance of Opening Day 2014. Infielder Cesar Izturis has opted out of his deal and has become a free agent. The Astros also released one time sixth best prospect JD Martinez, who quickly latched on with the Detroit Tigers to possibly replace the injured Andy Dirks. The Astros almost doubled their payroll in 2014, all the way up to about $45 million, but still has the lowest payroll in all of Major League Baseball. The Astros lost Peter Moylan after he tore his UCL, which will likely require Tommy John surgery. While Scott Feldman has been named the Opening Day starter manager Bo Porter refuses to name the rest of the rotation because Houston has the first pick in any kind of waiver claim process suggesting that the Astros may not be done adding talent and making a legitimate run at improving in the American League West in 2014.
3-20-14: The Houston Astros have announced their Opening Day starter as Scott Feldman, the big fish free agent starting pitcher Houston signed to a three year deal earlier in the offseason. The Astros open the season at home against the New York Yankees and CC Sabathia in a three game series. The Astros spent big money this offseason, they gave Feldman $30 million when their payroll was less than that for 40+ men in 2013, but the struggles have continued with one of the worst records in the Grapefruit League this year. The Astros have seen Giancarlo Stanton hit a three run bomb that bounced off the roof of the Miami clubhouse, have been dominated by the Atlanta Braves Alex Wood, and were dominated by Michael Wacha in the last week in a turn of events that Astros fans hope don't happen 100 more times in 2014.
3-14-14: Astros prospect Carlos Correa is impressing quickly in his first Spring Training action. The 19 year old shortstop homered twice in yesterday's 7-5 victory vs the Blue Jays. Correa was the first overall pick in the 2012 draft. Correa is impressing on both sides of the ball, making a number of defensive stops during his short tenure with the team.
3-13-14: The Houston Astros have been the lovable losers in Major League Baseball for more than a few seasons now but that title may finally have to go to another team with the additions of Dexter Fowler, Scott Feldman, and Jesse Crain. The Astros tickets are some of the cheapest in the league while the team may be one of the league's more up and coming teams. Houston has a losing record this spring and a negative run differential but the future is coming for the Astros franchise and the time may be now. Houston has built from within and stockpiled draft picks and money primed and ready to make a run at an American League West title and by looking at their spring training camps 2014 may be the season.
3-5-14: Houston Astros manager bowl Porter stated that he expects Japhet Amador to make his spring debut for the Astros this weekend. In other news for the Astros veteran Jesse Crain was hurt during camp workouts. The injury is said to be a calf strain and he will most certainly start the 2014 season on the disabled list.
1-24-14: The Houston Astros may not have had a lot of success this past season but that didn’t stop them from pursuing free agent pitcher Masahiro Tanaka to be their ace on the mound. Despite missing out on Tanaka the Astros have a solid farm system with the lowest payrolls in all of baseball so expect them to start to make waves in the future.
1-7-14: Earlier last month the Houston Astros acquired first baseman Jesus Guzman from the padres in exchange for infielder Ryan Jackson. Guzman is 29 years old and has split time between first base and the corner outfield positions. In other news regarding the Astros they also signed relief pitcher Matt Albers to a one-year deal with 2 1/2 million dollars.
12-9-13: Last season the worst record in baseball long to the Houston Astros. As a young team in a new league without any real household names the Houston Astros are certainly in a long rebuilding process. The Houston Astros ended last season on a 15 game losing streak and only one 24 games total at home. Offense of firepower is definitely a weakness of the Astros right now as last season they only scored 610 runs the lowest total in the division. Last week the Astros inked right-handed pitcher Chad Qualls To a two year contract with $6 million. They will need a lot of help from their phone system in order to compete in the American League.
8-20-13 - The last-place Houston Astros have had a miserable season. Currently there 30.5 games out of first place and 42 games under .500. There is no hope for the Houston Astros to make the playoffs and they are also -185 in terms of run differential. Making the switch from the National League into the American League has not been an easy transition for the Houston Astros. With not many bright spots to speak of their leading hitter is batting only .277. This week Houston Astros will face their Texas neighbors the Texas rangers. Last night, the Astros got hammered by Rangers 16-5.
8/6/13 - The Houston Astros have only 137 games and currently sit 27 games out of first place. The Astros currently own the worst record inmajor-league baseball. This week they will face the 1st Place Boston Red Sox.
7/31/13 - The Astros have sent right-handed starter Bud Norris to the Orioles in exchange for outfield prospect L.J. Hoes, minor-league lefty Josh Hader and the Orioles’ competitive-balance pick.
They also he sent outfielder Justin Maxwell to the Royals for minor league pitcher Kyle Smith.
7/18/13 - After switching leagues the Houston Astros Continue to struggle. With a record of 33 – 61 they are 22.5 games out of first place. After the All-Star break it will take on the Seattle Mariners. The Houston Astros ranked 29th overall in team batting average on-base percentage and slugging percentage. They have the worst record in baseball. Left-fielder Chris Carter continues to lead the team in both home runs and RBIs.
7/7/13 -Catcher Jason Castro was the only Houston Astro selected for the 2013 American League all-star team, his first selection of his career. The 26-year-old is hitting .270 with 12 home runs and 31 RBI.
6/12/13 - After switching to the American League Houston Astros find themselves in a familiar situation last place. The Astros are just 10-23 at home and currently sits 17 games out of first place in the AL West. Losers of six in a row the Astros will battle the White Sox and Brewers in the upcoming weeks. Left fielder Chris Carter leads the team in both home runs and RBI. Veteran newcomer Carlos Peña is hitting just .233 with six home runs. The switch to the American League does not seem to sit well with the Astros and Their future.