Houston Astros Baseball News
Keep up with the latest Houston Astros Baseball News. The American League West Astros are led by a number of great players including Alex Bregman, Yordan Alvarez and also pitcher Justin Verlander. Dusty Baker is the manager of the team and he will expect his team to play hard each and every night. Will the team have the right chemistry this season to make another playoff run and win an MLB World Series?
- No GM, no problem for Astros in busy offseasonon November 30, 2022 at 7:22 pm
- Astros look to ride momentum into Winter Meetingson November 30, 2022 at 4:03 pm
- Injuries & Moves: Abreu signed to three-year dealon November 29, 2022 at 10:45 pm
- Abreu already proving a good fit in Astros clubhouseon November 29, 2022 at 6:54 pm
- Astros sign 2020 AL MVP José Abreu to 3-year dealon November 29, 2022 at 4:26 pm
Houston Astros News from the Houston Chronicle
- Former Giants' great Gaylord Perry, a two-time Cy Young winner, dies at 84on December 1, 2022 at 9:43 pm
GAFFNEY, S.C. (AP) — Baseball Hall of Famer and two-time Cy Young Award winner Gaylord Perry, a master of the spitball and telling stories about the pitch, died Thursday. He was 84. Perry died at his home in Gaffney at about 5 a.m. Thursday, Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said. He did not provide additional details. A statement from the Perry family said he “passed away peacefully at his home after a short illness.” The native of Williamston, North Carolina, made history as the first player to win the Cy Young in both leagues, with Cleveland in 1972 after a 24-16 season and with San Diego in 1978 — going 21-6 for his fifth and final 20-win season just after turning 40. “Before I won my second Cy Young, I thought I was too old — I didn’t think the writers would vote for me,” Perry said in an article on the National Baseball Hall of Fame website. “But they voted on my performance, so I won it.” “Gaylord Perry was a consistent workhorse and a memorable figure in his Hall of Fame career,” MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement, adding, “he will be remembered among the most accomplished San Francisco Giants ever ... and remained a popular teammate and friend throughout his life.” Perry was drafted by the San Francisco Giants and spent 10 seasons among legendary teammates like Hall of Famer Willie Mays, who said Thursday that Perry "was a good man, a good ballplayer and my good friend. So long old Pal.” Juan Marichal remembered Perry as “smart, funny, and kind to everyone in the clubhouse. When he talked, you listened.” “During our 10 seasons together in the San Francisco Giants rotation, we combined to record 369 complete games, more than any pair of teammates in the Major Leagues,” Marichal said. "I will always remember Gaylord for his love and devotion...
- Puig changing plea to not guilty of lying in gambling caseon December 1, 2022 at 5:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Former major league outfielder Yasiel Puig has decided to withdraw his agreement to plead guilty to a charge of lying to federal agents investigating an illegal gambling operation. Puig is changing his plea to not guilty because of “significant new evidence,” according to a statement Wednesday from his attorneys in Los Angeles. “I want to clear my name,” Puig said in the statement. “I never should have agreed to plead guilty to a crime I did not commit." In mid-November, the Justice Department announced Puig, 31, had agreed to plead guilty to one count of making false statements in an interview with federal investigators back in January. That left him facing up to five years in federal prison — though he was eligible for probation under the plea agreement, his lawyers said. He also agreed to pay a fine of at least $55,000. The interview was conducted via Zoom and was related to gambling that occurred in 2019, his lawyers said. “At the time of his January 2022 interview, Mr. Puig, who has a third-grade education, had untreated mental-health issues, and did not have his own interpreter or criminal legal counsel with him,″ Puig's attorney, Keri Axel, said in Wednesday's statement. “We have reviewed the evidence, including significant new information, and have serious concerns about the allegations made against Yasiel." Axel is in discussions with the government about the new evidence, the statement said. Puig, who has been playing in South Korea, was born in Cuba and spent seven seasons in the majors from 2013-19, the first six with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He batted .277 with 132 home runs and 415 RBIs, and earned an All-Star selection in 2014. In an August plea agreement, Puig acknowledged that over a few months in 2019 he racked up more than $280,000...
- Blue Jays hire Don Mattingly as bench coachon November 30, 2022 at 9:51 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Don Mattingly was expecting to spend a summer at home with his family. A call from the Toronto Blue Jays convinced him to get back into baseball. Mattingly, who left his job as Miami Marlins manager at the end of last season, is joining Toronto’s staff as bench coach to manager John Schneider, the team announced Wednesday. Mattingly said he’d been contacted by multiple clubs with offers for 2023, but nothing interested him until Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins called to chat. “Just the first conversation, it felt great, honestly,” Mattingly said on a video call Wednesday. “It piqued my interest right away.” Mattingly managed against the Blue Jays in 2020 and 2021. “Knowing the talent and seeing it, I know it’s a really good club,” Mattingly said. “You look at the combination of youth and experience, and an offense that can throw runs up. Over the last few years I’ve seen these guys. They throw runs up in a hurry. I think all the ingredients are there to win.” The former New York Yankees slugger and six-time All-Star joins the Blue Jays after seven seasons with the Marlins. Mattingly won NL Manager of the Year honors with Miami in 2020. “Credibility and experience are achieved in many different ways, and Don’s is unique for our staff,” Atkins said. “Experience and credibility are words that get used a lot in professional sports, and in life and in corporate worlds. It’s hard to quantify exactly how valuable that is, but I think it’s something that will create that calming impact and influence, and help not only with performance and lack thereof, but also with accountability, which will be huge.” Before Miami, Mattingly won three division titles in five seasons as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers....
- Iran win another step as US soccer tries to boost intereston November 30, 2022 at 6:39 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — American soccer hopes to be ascendant, to challenge the NFL, Major League Baseball and the NBA in the competition for U.S. market share. Reaching the final 16 with Tuesday night’s 1-0 win over Iran was another step for a team whose success is measured in television viewers and buzz along with final scores. “I don’t know the final numbers, but I’m sure there was a lot of people watching,” U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter said. “You see how resilient this group is. You see how unified this group is. You see what type of energy and output they put into every single game. And then along the way, there’s some pretty good soccer. That’s the American spirit, the way this group plays, and I think people will appreciate that, especially back home.” The Americans opened with a 1-1 draw with Wales that was seen by 11.7 million on English- and Spanish-language U.S. broadcasts and followed with a 0-0 tie against England that was viewed by 19.98 million on Black Friday, when schools were off and many offices closed. President Joe Biden took note of the victory over Iran when speaking in Bay City, Michigan. “They did it! God love ’em,” Biden said. A victory on Saturday against the Netherlands would put the U.S. in the quarterfinals for the first time since 2002. The status of Christian Pulisic is uncertain after he bruised his pelvis crashing into the goalkeeper while scoring against Iran. The U.S. Soccer Federation did not make Pulisic available to media on Wednesday but posted a video of him dribbling a ball. “We may be the underdog,” said Brenden Aaronson, who replaced Pulisic at the start of the second half. “The Dutch are a world power and they’ve been that for many, many tournaments. So I think for us, it’s just going in there with no fear and playing the way we...
- Astros reportedly in free agency discussions with Willson Contrerason November 30, 2022 at 6:29 pm
Houston isn't done making moves after signing 2020 AL MVP José Abreu earlier this week.
News from Around MLB
- Hall of Famer Perry, spitball master, dies at 84on December 1, 2022 at 9:47 pm
Baseball Hall of Famer and two-time Cy Young winner Gaylord Perry, a master of the spitball, died Thursday. He was 84.
- Sources: Tigers reunite with Boyd to bolster staffon December 1, 2022 at 5:07 pm
Left-hander Matthew Boyd and the Detroit Tigers are in agreement on a one-year contract, sources told ESPN, reuniting the 31-year-old and the team with whom he spent the majority of his career.
- 'It's a never-ending process': How Trea Turner evolved into a potential $300 million free agenton December 1, 2022 at 12:05 pm
For all the talk about Aaron Judge, Turner is right there as this winter's top free agent. Here's why.
- Puig changing plea to not guilty of lying in probeon December 1, 2022 at 6:19 am
Former major league outfielder Yasiel Puig has decided to withdraw his agreement to plead guilty to a charge of lying to federal agents investigating an illegal gambling operation.
- Hot stove survey: Where will deGrom and Judge sign? Who will get traded?on December 1, 2022 at 2:23 am
We asked insiders to predict where stars will land and which teams will spend big this winter.
- Gaylord Perry, Baseball Hall of Famer and two-time Cy Young winner, dies at 84on December 1, 2022 at 5:42 pm
Perry was a master of the spitball and pitched in parts of 22 MLB seasons
- MLB rumors: Guardians continue pursuit of Sean Murphy; under-the-radar reliever drawing wide intereston December 1, 2022 at 4:52 pm
We're a few days away from the 2022 MLB Winter Meetings
- Flamethrower Shintaro Fujinami posted by Japan's Hanshin Tigers, could be MLB relieveron December 1, 2022 at 4:50 pm
Fujinami was considered a rival of Shohei Ohtani during his younger days, but projects as a reliever in the majors
- Batting Around: Where will Jacob deGrom land in MLB free agency and for how much?on December 1, 2022 at 2:36 pm
The former Mets ace is one of the prized picks of the offseason, if he can stay healthy
- Aaron Judge free agency: Four options for Yankees if record-setting slugger signs elsewhereon December 1, 2022 at 2:26 pm
Retaining Judge is Plan A for the Yankees in free agency, but what if he lands somewhere else?
- Astros offseason options: 5 scenarios for the defending championson December 1, 2022 at 7:38 pm
The Astros won the 2022 World Series and currently don't have a general manager. Ace Justin Verlander is a free agent. What could they do this winter?
- MLB free-agency tracker: Signings, best players availableon November 30, 2022 at 12:29 am
Let's look at some of the biggest moves that have been made, along with the top players available.
- Houston Astros' sign Jose Abreu and Justin Verlander meets with the Dodgers | Flippin' Batson November 29, 2022 at 10:56 pm
Ben Verlander and Alex Curry discuss the latest Free Agent news with the Houston Astros signing Jose Abreu to a three year deal. They also discuss if the Abreu signing helps convince Justin Verlander to resign with the Astros. Verlander just met with the Los Angeles Dodgers and they talk about if Dodgers' fans would even accept Verlander to the team. Ben also reads some mean tweets.
- Do you think you can name all these MLB Free Agents? | Flippin' Batson November 29, 2022 at 10:44 pm
Ben Verlander and Alex Curry play "Name That Free Agent". Ben gets 30 seconds to guess the Free Agent with only knowing the last three teams he played for!
- MLB Hall of Fame: Should Carlos Beltran, Scott Rolen & others be inducted? | Flippin' Batson November 29, 2022 at 10:36 pm
Ben Verlander and Alex Curry breakdown the 2023 BBWAA Hall of Fame class and whether or not anyone will get inducted this year. They discuss whether names like Jeff Kent, Carlos Beltran, Scott Rolen, Francisco Rodriguez, Billy Wagner, and Andruw Jones will/should be inducted to the Hall of Fame.
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History of Franchise
League: American League
Division: West Division
|Manager||A. J. Hinch|
|General Manager||Jeff Luhnow|
Arena/Stadium: Minute Maid Park
|Major league titles|
|World Series titles (1)||2017|
|AL Pennants (2)||2017, 2019|
|NL Pennants (1)||2005|
|AL West Division titles (3)|
|NL Central Division titles (4)|
|NL West Division titles(3)|
|Wild card berths (3)|
Houston Astros Podcasts
- 9/12/2021 Astrocast by Karbach Brewingon September 12, 2021 at 5:53 pm
General Manager James Click joins Robert Ford on Astros Radio just before Sunday’s 1st Pitch at Minute Maid Park. Listen to Astros Radio for LIVE Play By Play coverage of the Houston Astros throughout the season. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
- 8/29/2021 Astrocast by Karbach Brewingon August 29, 2021 at 6:31 pm
General Manager James Click, Manager Dusty Baker, Asst. Pitching Coach Bill Murphy, Ryne Stanek, Kendall Graveman, and Jake Meyers. Listen to Astros Radio for LIVE Play By Play coverage of the Houston Astros throughout the season. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
- 8/22/21 Astros Podcast by Karbach Brewingon August 22, 2021 at 6:32 pm
General Manager James Click, Hitting Coach Troy Snitker, Taylor Jones, Jake Meyers, and more! Listen to Astros Radio for LIVE Play By Play coverage of the Houston Astros throughout the season. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
- 8/15/21 Astros Podcast by Karbach Brewingon August 15, 2021 at 7:53 pm
8/15/21 Astros Podcast by Karbach Brewing: General Manager James Click, Jake Meyers, Zack Greinke, Kyle Tucker, Dinn Mann, Geoff Blum, highlights and more! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
- 8/08/21 Astros Podcast by Karbach Brewing: Assistant General Manager Pete Putila, Astros Hall of Famers Cesar Cedeno, Billy Wagner, and Roy Oswalton August 8, 2021 at 5:55 pm
In this episode, Robert Ford talks to Asst. GM Pete about the minor leagues and recent draft picks. Later, Steve Sparks receives a batting lesson from Hitting Coach and former Big League SS Alex Cintron. This weekend the Astros celebrated their 2020 Hall of Fame Class and Cesar Cedeno, Billy Wagner, and Roy Oswalt stopped by the radio booth to share their memories. Astros Radio is your source for all of the 2021 season for LIVE coverage. Listen to Steve Sparks & Robert Ford on the MLB App, SiriusXM & on Sports Talk 790 KBME-Houston. Thanks to Karbach Brewing and the Astros Radio Network. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Houston Astros All Time Home Runs
1. Jeff Bagwell 449
2. Lance Berkman 326
3. Craig Biggio 291
4. Jim Wynn 223
5. Glenn Davis 166
6. Cesar Cedeno 163
7. Bob Watson 139
8. Jose Cruz 138
9. Richard Hidalgo 134
10. Carlos Lee 133
Houston Astros All Time Runs Batted In
1. Jeff Bagwell 1529
2. Craig Biggio 1175
3. Lance Berkman 1090
4. Jose Cruz 942
5. Bob Watson 782
6. Cesar Cedeno 778
7. Jim Wynn 719
8. Doug Rader 600
9. Ken Caminiti 546
10. Carlos Lee 533
Houston Astros All Time Batting Average
1. Moises Alou .331
2. Jose Altuve .316
3. Jeff Bagwell .297
Bob Watson .297
5. Lance Berkman .296
6. Greg Gross .293
7. Jose Cruz .292
8. Hunter Pence .290
9. Cesar Cedeno .289
10. Bill Spiers .288
Houston Astros All Time Wins
1. Joe Niekro 144
2. Roy Oswalt 143
3. Larry Dierker 137
4. Mike Scott 110
5. J.R. Richard 107
6. Nolan Ryan 106
7. Don Wilson 104
8. Shane Reynolds 103
9. Bob Knepper 93
10. Wandy Rodriguez 80
Houston Astros All Time Strikeouts
1. Nolan Ryan 1866
2. Roy Oswalt 1593
3. J.R. Richard 1493
4. Larry Dierker 1487
5. Mike Scott 1318
6. Shane Reynolds 1309
7. Don Wilson 1283
8. Joe Niekro 1178
9. Wandy Rodriguez 1093
10. Darryl Kile 973
Houston Astros All Time Earned Run Average
1. Roger Clemens 2.40
2. Joe Sambito 2.42
3. Dave Smith 2.53
Billy Wagner 2.53
5. Mike Cuellar 2.74
6. Nolan Ryan 3.13
7. J.R. Richard 3.15
Don Wilson 3.15
9. Ken Forsch 3.18
10. Danny Darwin 3.21
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