The chance to hold one of Babe Ruth's bats was one of many awestruck moments for Craig Biggio, the longtime Astros second baseman who, along with his wife, Patty, was given a behind-the-scenes tour of the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Friday as part…Upvote Share Tweet
Peter Moylan says he’s feeling great in recovery from Tommy John surgerychron.com 13 hours agoA 36-year-old coming back from his second Tommy John surgery is doing “fantastic” on his climb back to health and the majors, just as he planned. Sidearming righty Peter Moylan, an Astros non-roster invitee last year, is 10 months out following a Tommy …Upvote Share Tweet
Houstonian finds way to nurture passion for baseball artifactsCOOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - The biggest display of Astros memorabilia in this tiny hamlet is not far from the wing where Craig Biggio’s plaque will eventually join Nolan Ryan’s among the sport’s immortals at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The artifacts …Upvote Share Tweet
Trade to Astros doesn’t change Colin Moran’s status as a top prospectAstros third-base prospect Colin Moran went from being the No. 6 overall pick in the 2013 MLB draft to traded in just over a year later. (Robert Willet/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT via Getty Images) From any vantage, Colin Moran’s pro career has gott…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Jan 29 (yesterday)Baseball teams are romancing the past this week. Consider the Seattle Mariners' nice-looking new alternate jerseys and the San Diego Padres' announcement that they'll go retro with late '80s brown pinstriped uniforms for five games. One of the other mor…Upvote Share Tweet
Porter excited to reunite with Fredi in AtlantaMLB.com Jan 29 (yesterday)As Bo Porter distances himself from his days as the Astros' manager and prepares to assume his new role as the Braves' third-base coach, he is looking forward to the opportunity to be reunited with Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez, the man who gave Porter…Upvote Share Tweet
Astros’ farm system still in upper echelonWhile one group of pundits pegged the Astros to finish last in the American League West, at least their farm system is still held in high regard. ESPN analyst Keith Law released his annual ranking of MLB minor-league systems Wednesday and had the Astros…Upvote Share Tweet
Prospectus pegs Astros to finish lastBaseball Prospectus has come out with its 2015 projections, which will be updated as time goes on. Recent moves, such as the addition of Colby Rasmus, are accounted for and computed in their projection system, called PECOTA (Player Empirical Comparison …Upvote Share Tweet
What book is Mark Appel reading? The other sides of his offseasonAstros top prospect Mark Appel has been getting a lot of the same questions in the last year: about his bad regular season, about his attempts to rebound. Would he ever like to talk about something else? Like what he’s reading right now, perhaps? The an…Upvote Share Tweet
Jed Lowrie enjoys his time spent in ColombiaAstros shortstop Jed Lowrie loved his trip to Colombia this month as a part of a joint effort between the State Department and Major League Baseball to connect with Latin America. “Awesome experience,” Lowrie said. “I’ve always been really interested in…Upvote Share Tweet
Astros banking on rotation remaining a strength in 2015Evan Gattis, Luke Gregerson, Colby Rasmus, Pat Neshekand Jed Lowrie all have something in common as new Astros. None of them are starting pitchers. The Astros’ rotation went essentially untouched this winter, and not because of neglect on the part of a …Upvote Share Tweet
Jeff Bagwell to serve as guest instructor this springchron.com Jan 27 (4 days ago)Jeff Bagwell’s estrangement from the Astros is over. The franchise’s all-time leading home run hitter has accepted new manager A.J. Hinch’s invitation to serve as a guest instructor this spring training. Prodded by his wife Rachel, former Astros teammat…Upvote Share Tweet
Astros' roster upgrades have Hinch raring to goMLB.com Jan 26 (4 days ago)The roster has been retooled and improved since A.J. Hinch took over as manager of the Astros last fall. The team has beefed up the offense, strengthened the bullpen and created competition that will take center stage at Spring Training next month in Ki…Upvote Share Tweet
Photos: Astros host 2015 FanFest at Minute Maid Parkchron.com Jan 24 (6 days ago)Photos: Astros host 2015 FanFest at Minute Maid ParkUpvote Share Tweetchron.com Jan 24 (6 days ago)Following the Friday death of Hall of Famer and two-time National League MVP Ernie Banks, Astros broadcaster Milo Hamilton shared his thoughts on the man who was affectionately referred to as “Mr. Cub” during and after a stellar 19-year career. “I was d…Upvote Share Tweet
Long-time third baseman Matt Dominguez to try his hand at first base, toochron.com Jan 24 (7 days ago)A slick fielder who’s played all but six games at third base in eight professional seasons, Matt Dominguez will get some work at first base this season. (Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle) Matt Dominguez is going to check out the other corner infield spo…Upvote Share Tweet
Biggio reflects on Hall of Fame career at FanFestMLB.com Jan 24 (7 days ago)One of the biggest events of Saturday's FanFest at Minute Maid Park was the Fan Forum session with Craig Biggio, the Astros legend who was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame earlier this month.Upvote Share Tweet
Keith Law's Top MLB ProspectsJan 26Keith Law breaks down the three best prospects from his list of the top 100 major league prospects.
Cubs Trade For Dexter FowlerJan 19Jerry Crasnick breaks down the trade that sent Astros OF Dexter Fowler to the Cubs for IF Luis Valbuena and RHP Dan Straily.
Gattis Heading To HoustonJan 14Eric Karabell discusses how the Astros hope to benefit by the addition of Evan Gattis, acquiring him in a trade with the Atlanta Braves for three prospects.
Can Bolstered Bullpen Put Astros In Postseason?Dec 10ESPN SweetSpot blogger David Schoenfield discusses the Astros' signings of relievers Luke Gregerson and Pat Neshek.
Darrell Bevell on the Chess Match with Belichick and Russell Wilson’s Unsh…Jan 30Follow The MMQB on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The MMQB Newsletter Enter your email below to receive the best of The MMQB in your inbox each weekday
ESPN NowJan 30NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been in office for a year. How would Mavs owner Mark Cuban grade Year 1? "A-plus," Cuban said. "Love everything he's...
The Key to Super Bowl 49? Guy by the Name of GronkJan 30TEMPE, Ariz. — Did Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright’s sly smile tell it all? I’ve got this theory about Super Bowl 49 that isn’t exactly breaking news: Rob Gronkowski is the key player. If he blows up, New England wins. If Seattle manages to beat him up …
Pau Gasol exit a colossal blunder by Los Angeles LakersJan 29Pau Gasol's L.A. homecoming was a reminder how the Lakers have nothing to show for his departure, J.A. Adande writes.