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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Articles tagged: Houston Astros

Report: Astros ‘hell-bent to get a closer’ this offseason

Holding a 2-1 series lead and up 6-2 on the Kansas City Royals in the eighth inning of a closeout Game 4 of the 2015 ALDS, the Houston Astros needed just six outs to advance to the ALCS. Instead they watched their bullpen quartet of Will Harris, Tony Sipp, Luke Gregerson, and Josh Fields totally…Read More

Cole Hamels chose Rangers over Astros

The Philadelphia Phillies traded pitcher Cole Hamels to the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night, but they may have been forced to turn down a team that was offering a better package. That team is the one that is currently eight games ahead of the Rangers in the AL West division, but Hamels blocked the trade….Read More

Taylor Swift concert date changed in case Astros make playoffs

Today, I offer a mea culpa to the Houston Astros. Roughly two months after the 2014 MLB season ended, I found it downright hilarious that the Astros had booked a Taylor Swift concert at Minute Maid Park on a date that would fall in the middle of the MLB playoffs. The tentative date for the…Read More

Astros in trade talks for Cole Hamels, Padres pitchers

The Houston Astros are in the middle of a playoff race in the AL West and are looking to add a pitcher who might put them over the top. According to the Houston Chronicle’s Evan Drellich, the Astros are among the serious contenders to land Cole Hamels from the Phillies. They also have been talking…Read More

Astros hackers reportedly tried to cover tracks, were too dumb

As the FBI continues to try to build a case against the St. Louis Cardinals employees who allegedly stole information from the Houston Astros, one thing has become increasingly clear — these were not professionals. Michael S. Schmidt of the New York Times, who broke the story about the investigation, reports that the biggest break…Read More

Report: Cardinals began hacking Astros in 2012

One of the things the FBI needs to determine with its investigation into the St. Louis Cardinals allegedly stealing information from the Houston Astros is when the hacking began. According to one report, this has been going on for years. The story first surfaced in June 2014, when the Astros’ internal trade talks were posted…Read More

Jeff Luhnow: Cardinals hackers did not gain access using old passwords

Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow has not been able to say much about the hacking scandal that was allegedly orchestrated by members of the St. Louis Cardinals organization, but he did shoot down one popular theory on Thursday. In an interview with Ben Reiter of Sports Illustrated, Luhnow said it is “absolutely false” that…Read More

Report: Astros hack was done from Cardinals’ spring training house

The FBI’s investigation into the St. Louis Cardinals allegedly stealing information from the Houston Astros is ongoing, and the discipline from Major League Baseball will ultimately depend on whether front office executives knew what was going on. At the very least, it would appear that the illegal hacking was conducted at a property that was…Read More

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