This is the February 5, 2013 news archive. View today's Astros rumors and news.
Even before the rebuilding Astros traded veteran shortstop Jed Lowrie and the organization’s MLB-low payroll took another hit, the team was staring at holes in several key areas. The outfield, the back end of the starting rotation and the bullpen were cUpvote Share Tweet
Bud Norris is the Astros’ highest-paid player and potential No. 1 starter during the 2013 season. He’s also available to be traded and “drawing interest,” according to FoxSports’ Ken Rosenthal. Norris, 27, recently signed a one-year, $3 millionUpvote Share Tweet
Astros notes: Carter in LF, post-Lowrie, heavy platooningAstros manager Bo Porter, general manager Jeff Luhnow and president George Postolos met with the media Tuesday afternoon during an annual pre-spring training lunch at Minute Maid Park. Porter was his normal grounded but excited self. Luhnow acknowledged…Upvote Share Tweet
Luhnow confident in process despite criticsMLB.com Updated Feb 5, 2013Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow has heard the critics who have chastised the club for dealing away most of its established Major League players in the last year, while slashing payroll and stockpiling talent for what suddenly has become a very good M…Upvote Share TweetBo Porter will receive some friendly Hall of Fame advice before Astros spring training begins next week in Kissimmee, Fla. The first-year Houston manager plans to meet with former NFL coach Bill Parcells on Friday and Saturday in Florida. The duo share …Upvote Share Tweet
Astros' spring truck begins trek to FloridaMLB.com Updated Feb 5, 2013The Astros worked diligently to pack up an 18-wheeler Tuesday morning, cramming it with just about anything you could imagine to sustain nearly 60 baseball players and a couple of dozen staff members for seven weeks together at the team’s Spring Tra…Upvote Share Tweet
Twenty players will make more individually in 2013 than the entire Astros team combinedyahoo.com Updated Feb 5, 2013Four Philadelphia Phillies will make more money in 2013 than the entire Houston Astros team. So will three New York Yankees, three Los Angeles Dodgers, three Detroit Tigers and three San Francisco Giants. All total, 20 deep-pocketed players are set to e…Upvote Share Tweet
Astros 2013: Ten pitchers in the mix for Porter’s first rotationBrian, Dan and Chip are completing their position-by-position look at the 2013 Astros this week. • •• ••• •• • January 23: First Base (Chip Bailey). January 24: Second Base (Brian Todd). January 25: Shortstop (Dan Peschong). January 28:Upvote Share Tweet
Brad Peacock’s cross country drive to Spring Training detoured by trade to Astrosyahoo.com Updated Feb 5, 2013At some point we’ve all been halfway to our destination before realizing we forgot something - like baseball tickets, perhaps - and had to turn around to retrieve them. But how many people can say they’ve started a cross-country trek to work, onlyUpvote Share Tweet
Buster Blog: A's Add Depth With LowrieFeb 5Buster Olney blogs about the Athletics' trade for infielder Jed Lowrie.
Peter King: More on two Super Bowl XLVII controversies; mailFeb 5It's the first day of the rest of our lives. Thirty-one weeks and two days until opening night at M&T Bank Stadium and the world champion Ravens host the opener of the 2013 season. Time to breathe a little bit. And by the way, if you haven't seen vi…
Coast to Coast - Who can beat the Miami Heat in East?Feb 5Our experts discuss what teams in the Eastern Conference could challenge the Heat in the playoffs?
Running Diary: The New Fast & Furious 6 Extended TrailerFeb 5February 5 is now a holiday. In less than an hour this morning, we learned Gus Johnson is calling the 2018 World Cup, Keith Law's annual list of the t...