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Friday Morning Link Dump

Astros County (Astros County) — It's 108 days until Opening Day *Jed Lowrie feels as though Minute Maid Park is "tailor-made" for him, what with that seven-foot tall right field wall.  *Jeff Luhnow, on 3B : ...
  • 3 days ago

Thursday Morning Link Dump

Astros County (Astros County) — *Here's an interesting report from Evan Drellich on redrafting Brady Aiken or Jacob Nix in 2015, and that the Astros won't lose their top two draft picks next year. *The Rangers don't have any...
  • 4 days ago

Wednesday Morning Link Dump

Astros County (Astros County) — A surprisingly large dump for you this morning. Wait... *The Astros still have money left in the checkbook, but it seems as though their big spending this off-season is pretty much over. Within...
  • 5 days ago

Best of Luck, Gregorio

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — With Jed Lowrie joining the fray , Gregorio Petit was DFA'd, meaning that the Astros now have 10 days to trade him , or else he becomes a free agent.  This was a predictable move, and...
  • 5 days ago

Tuesday Morning Link Dump

Astros County (Astros County) — As you likely know by now, the Astros and Jed Lowrie agreed on a 3yr/$23m deal with an option that could push it to $28m. So how did the Astros come by Lowrie? *December 14, 2011: Traded to...
  • 6 days ago
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Astros and Jacob Nix reach settlement

Astros County (Astros County) — The Astros and unsigned 2014 5th Round pick Jacob Nix have agreed to a settlement of an undisclosed amount, according to multiple media reports . To recap just what the hell this is about: The...
  • 6 days ago

Jed's Back

Astros County ((Not Hank) Aaron) — The Astros have announced they are bringing back Jed Lowrie on a fairly team friendly deal, as Evan Drellich has reported. Source: $23 million over three years for Jed Lowrie, with a team...
  • 6 days ago
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Monday Morning Link Dump

Astros County (Astros County) — *Cleaning up some rumors from late last week/over the weekend, the Astros talked to Scott Boras last week about Stephen Drew, which would fill a short-term need at shortstop. In 85 games (due to...
  • 7 days ago

Tales from the GOATpen

Astros County (The Batguy) — It's that time, dear readers. Let's see what the last two weeks have wrought in this installment of Tales from the GOATpen. Not surprisingly, the standings are still relatively tight, with the...
  • 8 days ago

Saturday Morning Link Dump

Astros County (Astros County) — *FanGraphs just projected a 75-87 season for the Astros in 2015. *A.J. Hinch is one of the reasons Luke Gregerson signed with Houston. And, ultimately, the Astros added Gregerson and Neshek...
  • 9 days ago
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Rule V Draft news

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — In keeping with the recent frantic tone of the winter meetings, the Rule V draft is a surprise to most, with only four teams sitting out the first 15 picks.  Which means action for the...
  • 10 days ago
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Thursday Morning Link Dump

Astros County (Astros County) — * Contract details - Neshek: 2yrs/$12.5m with an option for a 3rd year that could push it to $21m. Gregerson: 3yrs/$18m with a possibility of a total of $21m based on performance. Click the link,...
  • 11 days ago
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Is Justin Masterton the next Astro??

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — Justin Masterton is about to sign with an unknown team . The Astros are highly secretive and very quiet . The Astros are thinking of obtaining more starting pitching , especially from...
  • 11 days ago
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What the fudge are the Marlins thinking?

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — Just a quick mention that the very likeable Kik√© Hernandez is now a little less likeable - especially in this part of the world . The Marlins get a second baseman who is probably not as good ...
  • 11 days ago
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Astros sign righties Neshek and Gregerson to bolster 'pen

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — Brian McTaggart had the best analysis: the Astros now have 3 of the 4 key members of the 2011 Padres 'pen in Gregerson, Neshek and Qualls.  They are now just missing Heath Bell who is also a...
  • 11 days ago
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Wednesday Morning Link Dump

Astros County (Astros County) — Here's what happened over the last 24 hours in Luhnow Does San Diego... *Jim Crane says that $20m is there to spend this off-season, but not just for the sake of spending it. We're not going...
  • 12 days ago
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It ain't fun being an Astros fan...

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — The Constable has been doing a great job of covering the Winter Meetings, with a few articles posted commenting on various rumours. That said, I am finding the Winter Meetings a little...
  • 12 days ago
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Astros reportedly offer 5yrs/$65m to Chase Headley

Astros County (Astros County) — According to the New York Daily News' Bill Madden, the Astros have offered 5yrs/$65m to 3B Chase Headley. Madden notes that, if the Giants lose out on Jon Lester, they will get heavily involved...
  • 13 days ago
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David Robertson signs with White Sox

Astros County (Astros County) — Andrew Miller signed with the Yankees, despite the Astros offering more years and more money. Now, next-target-up reliever David Robertson signed with the White Sox for 4yrs/$46m.  ...
  • 13 days ago
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Monday Evening Rumor Sheet

Astros County (Astros County) — Nooz and Noats from the 1st Day of the Winter Meetings... *Luhnow would like to get "one or two" deals done this week. *The Astros' focus, according to Jeff Luhnow ( via Jose Ortiz ) is relief...
  • 13 days ago
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