Category: Houston Astros

Roger Clemens Works With Houston Astros as a Special Instructor

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Roger Clemens has made a comeback to wearing a major league uniform, but this time there's no real potential gimmick involved with it. Clemens is working with the Houston Astros as a special instructor and says he's not only helping some of the Astros' players, but gets texts from players ...

New Astros Owner Jim Crane Is Not Thrilled About the Move to the American League

Friday, November 18th, 2011

While the NBA and the NFL have been mired in labor disputes this past year, quietly Major League Baseball made sure there would be no work stoppage. The two sides have come to an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement. That’s not the only news that came from the ...

Roy Oswalt Settles in to New Home in Philly

Monday, August 16th, 2010

For a while there, it looked like Roy Oswalt would never leave Houston. He spent nearly all of his first 10 years in Major League Baseball there and, when he became the biggest name in trading chatter before the league's deadline, he reportedly was ready to put potential trades on ...

Ed Wade: “Once Roy went public with his desire to go someplace else, this was a daily issue”

Friday, July 30th, 2010

A big trade went down yesterday in Major League Baseball that could shake up the entire complexion of the NL as we head toward the stretch run in baseball. For the last decade or so, the most recognizable face for the Houston Astros has been Roy Oswalt. Oswalt has been ...

Aaron Boone: I’ve Been Showing My Scar To People I Don’t Know

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Aaron Boone is back on the grass / artificial turf after having open heart surgery to correct a defect in his aortic valve.  He worked his butt off to get back in the bigs, sure, but his care free spirit wouldn't have been crippled if he hadn't.  Boone carries an ...

Ivan ‘Pudge’ Rodriguez Breaks The Catching record

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Houston Astros catcher Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez broke the record for most games played by a catcher in Major League history last Wednesday wen he appeared in his 2,227th behind home plate. The record was previously held by Carlton Fisk. Since breaking into the Big Leagues at the tender age of ...

Jeff Pearlman Writes a Book on Roger Clemens

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Roger Clemens is a fascinating figure.  Why would someone who was a sure fire first ballot Hall of Famer risk his legacy by taking steroids?  It's the question everyone wants to know and it's a lot more complicated than just saying he has a huge ego. Author Jeff Pearlman of SI and ...

Lance Berkman Ready To Rake Again In ’09

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Lance Berkman doesn't quite get the same national publicity that some of the other big bats in the Big Leagues. That's not to say he's totally off the radar, but if you think about the type of numbers he's put up for the Astros in recent years, you'd think we'd ...

SRIs 1st Annual MLB Spring Training Round-Up: National League Central Edition

Friday, March 13th, 2009

SRI continues its spring training audio round up with a look at the National League Central, one of the more quality divisions in baseball last year thanks to St. Louis playing much better ball than expected, and a late season barrage of victories from the Houston Astros. Lou Piniella and ...