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2012 DEADLINE: WEEKEND ROUNDUP

2012 DEADLINE: WEEKEND ROUNDUP

No huge moves took place over the weekend. Lots of talk involving big names as the July 31st Non-Waiver Trade Deadline approached, but the biggest names to move were LHP Francisco Liriano and INF Marco Scutaro. WHITE SOX GET LIRIANO – Chicago landed a left-handed arm in Liriano in exchange for two youngsters, INF Eduardo Escobar […]

TOP PICK CORREA RETURNS FROM GROIN INJURY

TOP PICK CORREA RETURNS FROM GROIN INJURY

Top overall draft pick Carlos Correa has played 17 games in the Rookie Gulf Coast League and so far he’s having a rough go of it. Returning to the lineup last night after missing nine games with a groin injury, the Astros’ draftee out of Puerto Rico has 8 hits in his last 41 ABs […]

MARLINS ACQUIRE LEE FROM ASTROS

MARLINS ACQUIRE LEE FROM ASTROS

The Houston Astros are one of the few teams that can clearly be labeled sellers at this point and 1B Carlos Lee was in demand, having been the subject of a proposed trade to the Dodgers that didn’t happen. But Houston turned around and traded Lee to the Marlins on Wednesday for two minor-leaguers. The […]

ASTROS SIGN TOP PICK CORREA

ASTROS SIGN TOP PICK CORREA

The Houston Astros quickly signed the top overall pick in the First Year Player Draft, inking Puerto Rican shortstop Carlos Correa to a deal on Thursday that included a $4.8M signing bonus. Under the terms of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the pool money assigned to that pick is $7.2M, so the Astros are off […]

PROSPECT WATCH: JOSE ALTUVE

PROSPECT WATCH: JOSE ALTUVE

Jose Altuve began the season as the number 28 prospect in the Houston Astros’ organization (Baseball America) and is finishing it as an everyday player on a team that has quickly gotten very young. The departures of Lance Berkman, Michael Bourne, Roy Oswalt and Hunter Pence have left openings for youngsters in the Astros’ system and […]

PHILLIES LAND PENCE AS DEADLINE NEARS

PHILLIES LAND PENCE AS DEADLINE NEARS

The Philadelphia Philles moved to improve their offense Friday by acquiring Astros OF Hunter Pence for two minor leaguers and two PTBNLs. Pence will move into the right field position for the Phils as they try to maintain their status atop the National League. Pence is under club control through the 2013 season and has […]

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