This is the August 18, 2012 news archive. View today's Astros rumors and news.
Astros’ new scouting director adding sense to statistics
You can tell that Mike Elias knows the stereotype and wants no part of it. The Astros’ new scouting director is 29 years old, Yale-educated, never played a day of professional baseball and is basically everything else that fits so well with the new geneUpvote Share Tweet
Young arms may need some reliefIn addition to Lucas Harrell, who has pitched more innings than any rookie this season, the Astros have discussed monitoring the innings of fellow young pitchers Jordan Lyles and Dallas Keuchel.Upvote Share Tweet
Astros Top 50 moments: McLane buys the teamThe moment: Drayton McLane purchases the Astros for $115 million from John McMullen in 1992. The moment behind the moment: McLane had been a minority partner in a group headed by Ben Love, the former chairman of Texas Commerce Bancshares, that had been …Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Updated Aug 18, 2012The D-backs plated nine in the fifth to gain some breathing room against the Astros and cruise to their third straight victory, 12-4, on Saturday.Upvote Share Tweet