Saturday, February 18, 2012

Happy Birthday - 2/18

OF Brian Bogusevic (28)
Drafted in the 1st round out of Tulane in 2008 as a LHP, Bogusevic converted to the outfield in mid-2008.  His stats for 2011:

OKC - .261/.362/.399/.761 in 58 games
MLB - .287/.348/.457/.805 in 87 games
DWL - .317/.446/.500/.946 in 33 games

On August 16, 2011, Bogusevic became the 26th player in MLB history to hit an Ultimate Grand Slam with a pinch-hit walk-off home run, winning the game by one run.



Former Astros with birthdays today ~

SS Rafael Ramirez (54)
Played in 612 games for Houston from 1988 to 1992
Hit .257/.290/.335/.625

1B John Mayberry (63)
Played in 105 games for Houston from 1968-1971

RHP Rocky Childress (50)
Pitched in 43 games for in 1987 and 1988
Had a 4.02 ERA and a 1.381 WHIP

Tweet of the Day

Jeff Luhnow
Happy College Baseball Opening Day! Tons of good games out there tonight, and all of our scouts are in place, ready to go!

No Announced Roster Moves Today

Friday, February 17, 2012

Happy Birthday - 2/17

RHP Chris Hicks (25)
Drafted in the 14th round in 2008 out of Georgia Tech, Hicks split his time in 2011 between Lancaster and Corpus Christi.  At Lancaster, he pitched 24.2 innings in relief over 15 appearances, going 2-1 with a 3.28 ERA and a 0.973 WHIP.  At Corpus, he had a 3.77 ERA and a 1.465 WHIP in 14.1 innings over 13 appearances. For the season, he walked 12 batters while striking out 35.  He made just two appearances in the Arizonza Fall League before being shut down for the winter.

Former Astros with birthdays today ~

LHP Mike Cosgrove (61)
Pitched in 119 games from 1972 to 1976 with a 4.03 ERA and a 1.515 WHIP

IF Cody Ransom (36)
Played in 19 games for Houston in 2007

Tweet of the Day

Joe Witkowski @Joey_Wit
Clubhouse confidential makes me laugh, could they complicate this game any more with stats jeez...simple game guys catch, throw, and hit.

No Announced Roster Moves Today

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Some Final Thoughts on Fan Fest

The local Astros bloggers were given a great opportunity to spend a day observing and interacting with everyone from front office guys to the manager to current players to former stars to the fans for whom baseball hope always springs eternal.  I hope you've enjoyed my posts from the event.  I will leave you with some random thoughts and observations ...
  • Enos Cabell is a natural story-teller with a great sense of humor.  He really needs to write a book about his days with the Astros.
  • Larry Dierker REALLY isn't a fan of Carlos Lee's work ethic.  Wow, he's a straight shooter!
  • Brad Mills thinks of 2011 as a learning curve for him and for a number of players as they learned about themselves.  As painful as it was, the 2011 results managed to "bring us together and kind of bond us."
  • I don't know that J.R. Richard's number will get retired, but I'm pretty sure that he will be one of the early Walk of Fame inductees.
  • As long as Jeff Luhnow is in charge, I don't think we'll ever see another 3-year Kaz Matsui signing.
  • Competition in Spring Training will be fierce.  The catch words were "passion" and "hunger."  And the often stoic Brad Mills actually looked animated at the thought.
  • Long-time fans of the Astros are really going to enjoy everything that is being planned for the 50th Anniversary celebration.  There will be many trips down memory lane.
  • If an informal poll by Larry Dierker at one of the sessions means anything, a permanent return to blue and orange in 2013 is looking promising.
  • If comments by Jeff Luhnow at the Baseball Dinner on Friday and Brad Mills at Fan Fest on Saturday are any indication, it is not outside the realm of possibility that Lance Berkman could be the Astros DH in 2013.  He may just be one hometown discount away from retiring as an Astro.
  • Although there wasn't a huge crowd at Fan Fest on Saturday, the fans I spoke with were enthusiastic and hopeful.  They are happy that there is finally a well articulated plan in place with people in charge who listen to the average fan (and the average blogger).
Which brings me to this.  You would have been proud of the Astros blogging community on Saturday.  All were well-prepared with good questions and completely professional.  We did you, our readers, proud.  And the result has been fascinating.  In the reporting of the event, there has been overlap.  But the tone, the vision and the emphasis for each of us has been different.  Whether it's Terri at Tales from the Juice Box reporting my favorite moment from Fan Fest, this running diary from David over at Crawfishboxes, this humorous entry from Jason at Astros County, this fully-fleshed take from Alex at Climbing Tal's Hill, or my humble look at things from a minor league viewpoint, Astros fans are the beneficiaries of this robust blogging community.  Thank you for reading.

Now, let's play ball!

Happy Birthday - 2/16

No future Astros, only former Astros with birthdays today ~

RHP Dwayne Henry (50)
Pitched in 52 games for Houston in 1991
Had a 3-2 record with a 3.19 ERA & 1.330 WHIP

SS Glenn Vaughn (died December 18, 2004 at 60)
Played in 9 games for the Colt 45's in 1963

OF Eric Bullock (52)
Played in 24 games for Houston in 1985 & 1986

Tweet of the Day

Brett Wallace
Bout to take off, see ya  Almost time for   

No Announced Roster Moves Today

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Q&A with Mills, Norris and Martinez

The Astros organization was kind enough to allow six of us blogger types access to sit down and ask a few questions of Brad Mills, Bud Norris and J.D. Martinez.  It went very well and we have every reason to believe that we will be invited back from time to time.

BRAD MILLS
I asked Mills about how closely the organization watches those players who participate in winter ball.  As examples, I used Sergio Perez who pitched 65 innings in winter ball after a full regular season at OKC and Aneury Rodriguez who probably pitched about 50 innings between the regular season, playoffs and the Caribbean Series this winter.  He responded, "We keep a pretty good eye on especially the guys that are closer to the major leagues like Aneury.  We didn't have any problem with him throwing down there."  Since Aneury was healthy going into the off-season, he went on to say, "We wanted him to go down there and continue to throw and work on some things."  They didn't watch Sergio Perez as much because he's not as close to the majors.

Mills also talked about Jose Altuve's workload over the winter as Altuve approached 900 plate appearances.  He seemed a little annoyed that Altuve worked so hard over the winter, and with a hint of exasperation, he said that Altuve would be getting to Kissimmee early (he was scheduled to arrive on the 13th).  I have a feeling that Brad Mills will be instructing the staff at Kissimmee to sit on Altuve until he gets there.

I also asked Mills about Brian Bogusevic.  Since he clearly did well hitting against lefties in winter ball (hitting .271), I wanted to know if Mills would play him against left-handed pitchers if he wins a roster spot. In response, he said, "My thinking on that is definitely give him the opportunity to start out ... It would be my wish that I'd put him in the line-up and he'd hit .480 against both righties and lefties."  He went on to offer the usual caveat that if a right-hander needs some AB's and the situation is right, he would sit Bogey from time to time, but overall I was encouraged by his assurances.

BUD NORRIS
I asked Bud about any coaches or managers in the minor leagues who he found to be particularly helpful in his development.  "Everybody gives you a little tidbit here and there.  You take a little bit from each and every one."  At Tri-City Don Alexander helped him with his mechanics (Alexander will be the pitching coach at Lancaster this year).  He credits Stan Boroski at AA for helping him with his slider. "The slider I still throw today as one of my bread and butters has been the slider I got in AA."  And, of course, Bud enjoyed the chance to sit and talk with Burt Hooten (AAA pitching coach) about old school baseball.  "With Burt, you had a real opportunity to understand what the old game was and how it was played."

Bud also had encouraging words about RHP Jarred Cosart with whom he's worked out this winter, "I think he has a good head on his shoulders.  He has a huge bright side."  On Cosart's disappointment on not getting an invite to the big league camp, Bud said, "It's good to see that people want it.  It's good to see that they have that burning desire."

J.D. MARTINEZ
I asked J.D. the same question about coaches or managers that had helped him along the way.  "I was fortunate.  Every major league coach and manager I had was ... really good.  It speaks volumes for the organization.  He singled out Stubby Clapp (currently Tri-City manager), Rodney Linares (who will manage at Lancaster in 2012), Tom Lawless (now a roving infield instructor) and "Johnny Mo" (John Moses, formerly the hitting coach at Corpus, who is no longer in the organization).  "Each one of them I picked something that they helped me with along the way ... Everyone has thrown me one or two things that I still use today.  Give equal credit to all those guys."

J.D. showed phenomenal honesty and candor in all of his answers to us.  He spoke of early doubts and how he got past those, struggling to keep weight on through the season, how he handles left field at MMP (giving full credit to Dave Clark for repetition after repetition of practice), and his unorthodox batting stance which he was tempted to change because "I feel like I look goofy when I hit."  As one of the other bloggers pointed out, there was another Astro with a goofy batting stance a while back; that batting stance got him a statue outside Minute Maid Park.


Next Up ~ Some Final Thoughts on Fan Fest

Happy Birthday - 2/15

No future Astros, only former Astros with birthdays today ~


RHP Brian Williams (43)
Pitched in 130 games for Houston in 1991-1994 & 1999
Compiled a 19-17 record with a 4.66 ERA & 1.538 WHIP
According to Baseball-Reference, he was part of this monster trade:


"December 28, 1994: Traded by the Houston Astros with a player to be named later, Ken CaminitiAndujar CedenoSteve Finleyand Roberto Petagine to the San Diego Padres for Derek BellDoug BrocailRicky GutierrezPedro MartinezPhil Plantier and Craig Shipley. The Houston Astros sent Sean Fesh (minors) (May 1, 1995) to the San Diego Padres to complete the trade."

LHP Don Arlich (69)
Pitched in 8 games for Houston in 1965 & 1966


OF Mark Davidson (51)
Played in 175 games for Houston from 1989 to 1991


RHP Larry Yount (62)
Appeared in one game for Houston in 1971

Tweet of the Day

Joe Witkowski @Joey_Wit

No Announced Roster Moves Today

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

An Interview with Jio Mier

I hesitated to interview Jio because, as a first round draft pick in 2009, he's been interviewed a lot.  But I wanted to talk to him about his offense since that's been the biggest question mark for many people about him.  He has been unable to replicate the .276/.380/.484 line he put up in his first year at Greeneville in 2009, but in looking at his splits, I found a few signs of progress so that's where we started.

WTH:  You spent the second half of the season at Lancaster and, although you started out a little slow offensively there (hitting .214 in your 1st 26 games), you actually hit .250 in the last 31 games after coming back from the knee injury and .346 (with a .481 SLG%) in the final 2 weeks of the season.  To what do you attribute your improvement at the plate?  Do you feel that is something you can build on?

JM:  Yeah definitely. Towards the last two months of the season I kind of switched things up and decided to take the approach of getting comfortable and letting my athleticism take over and it helped me out a lot. I wasn't being so mechanical and thinking at all at the plate and was concentrating more on getting ready every pitch and reacting to the pitches.  [Over the off-season] I have been [doing] the same and am very excited to continue this process. This is basically the way I was in high school (which I got away from the last two seasons).

WTH:  Baseball America just released their Prospect Handbook and said that you need to shorten up your stroke in order to be more successful at the plate. Do you agree with that assessment?  Is that something you've been working on?

JM:  Being short to the ball is probably the thing that I have worked on the most this off-season. When I'm short and stay inside the ball I see a lot of success in my stroke and see good results when I take BP on the field.

WTH:  In your splits at Lancaster, you hit .190 with bases empty, but .294 with runners on and .300 with RISP.  Tell me about your approach at the plate in those situations.

JM:  My approach pretty much stays the same which is work towards the middle of the field and stay gap to gap. As for why my average was a lot higher with RISP is beyond me haha. I guess I liked RBI's more than I thought. Haha

WTH:  A long-term issue for you since you first signed was putting on weight and keeping it on.  How is that going for you now and what steps have you taken to make sure you keep the weight on?

JM:  I was drafted at 170 and for the longest time it was very difficult for me to put weight on and keep it on at the same time. I'm happy to say with good workouts and my good diet I am 205. I have learned from numerous people, even teammates, about dieting and good nutrition and that has been the biggest thing for me. It's really helped me out throughout the season because eating healthy gets very tough with our schedule.

WTH:  You cut down on errors substantially from 2010 to 2011.  What adjustments did you make or what have you learned that has helped you as a fielder?

JM:  The biggest learning experience for me defensively was definitely me going to big league camp last year and learning from Barmes and Bobby Meachum. I took what they taught me into the season and I was a lot more confident and comfortable with every ground ball that was hit my way.

WTH:  How does the infield at Lancaster compare to the infield at Lexington?

JM:  It’s a lot quicker in Lancaster.  In Lexington you have that thick bluegrass they put on the field so every time the ball hits the grass it kind of just sticks and rolls as opposed to Lancaster where the ball has more of a skipping action. Also, the dirt was very well kept in Lexington, almost like a double A field; as for Lancaster, it's so windy and dry the dirt would get very hard at times.

WTH:  What area do you feel that you've improved the most over the last two years?

JM:  Besides my defense, I would say learning the kind of player I am. You can really get sidetracked and get away from the player/hitter you are and try to become something you’re not so me learning that has really helped me out.

WTH:  What do you feel you need to do this year to really re-establish yourself as a top prospect?

JM:  Just to control what I can and get back to the player I am. I know if I play my game, hit the way I know how, I feel the rest would take care of itself.

WTH:  Are there any players or pitchers in the Astros minor leagues that you particularly enjoy watching play or pitch?

JM:  There are numerous players I can watch play all the time but my favorite would have to be Altuve. Playing next to him for 2 seasons was the most fun I had with any second baseman that I've played with. Being his size and playing the way he does is extremely fun to see.

WTH:  As a first round draft pick, a lot has been written about you.  Can you tell me something about yourself that most people don't know that might surprise them?

JM:  There's not much to me besides me being obsessed with my dog, call of duty (jmier3, in case anybody wants to play) and HGTV. That’s about it haha.. But seriously, I'm just a simple guy trying to chase a childhood dream.

Thank you for your time Jio and the best of luck in the 2012 season.

The Smartest Guys in the Room

Maybe using a Smartest Guys in the Room reference to talk about a story originating from a place once called Enron Field isn't the most fortuitous analogy, but I'm going to go with it anyway.

George Postolos may be the Astros President, but GM Jeff Luhnow is rapidly becoming the face of the Astros, the one we look to in order to hear THE PLAN.  And there is a plan.  And he articulates it well and clearly.  At a "Talkin' Baseball" session at Saturday's Fan Fest, he talked about his philosophy for making the Astros a perennial winner through development of the minor league system.



In answer to an audience question, he talked about winning vs. development in the minor leagues.  He doesn't believe that you have to chose.  There may be some individual players from time to time for whom development has to be the guiding focus, but "the philosophy of the system as a whole should be doing both at the same time."  He talked about having done just that in the Cardinal's minor league system.

In discussing the young players that will be playing for Houston in 2012, he brought up the Astros MVP's that he had heard from and about on Friday evening at the Astros Baseball Dinner.  "One of the themes that I kept hearing was this guy came up and ... all of a sudden, boom, he had a breakout year one year and became a superstar.  It's going to happen to a couple of these guys out there.  Whether it's J.D. Martinez or Altuve or Lyles, somebody's going to have a breakout year this year."

He spoke of building the franchise around those breakout players, getting the first pick of the draft this year, spending money internationally and the need to "continuously add to your pipeline" in order to become successful and stay successful.  As I post this, Luhnow is in the Dominican Republic talking to the coaching staff and looking at our prospects there.

I was able to get a brief aside with Luhnow after the Q&A was over.  Since I have a minor league focus and since this front office has brought analytics to the forefront, I wanted to hear his thoughts about the use of Sabermetric analysis in the minor leagues.  He agreed with me that the use of stats such as BABIP and FIP, etc. are not particularly useful in analyzing minor league players, especially at the lower levels since the competition can be so uneven.  He explained to me that his staff will be delving much more deeply.  They will literally be tracking every single pitch and every single stroke of the bat in every single situation.  They aren't just looking at atoms; they are looking at quarks and neutrinos.  They will be able to view a player's performance at the most fundamental level in order to facilitate that player's maximum potential and predict future performance.  That's smart.

Next Up ~ Q&A with Brad Mills, Bud Norris & J.D. Martinez

Happy Birthday - 2/14

RHP Paul Clemens (24)
Originally drafted by Atlanta out of a community college in North Carolina in the 7th round in 2008, this South Carolina native came to Houston in the Michael Bourn trade in 2011.  In 20 starts in the Atlanta minor league system in 2011, Clemens was 6-5 with a 3.73 ERA and a 1.353 WHIP.  After the trade, he was 2-1 with a 2.35 ERA and a 1.141 WHIP at Corpus Christi before getting one not-so-good start at OKC at the end of the season.

Astros Bullpen Coach Craig Bjornson (43)
Pitched in the Houston minor league system from 1991 to 1993

One former Astro with a birthday today ~

IF Larry Milbourne (61)
Played in 244 games for Houston from 1974 to 1976

Tweet of the Day

Rafael Valenzuela
Few weeks left till spring training!! Gotta keep that focus and enjoy family and friends

No Announced Roster Moves Today

Monday, February 13, 2012

WTH 25-Man Roster - Final Starting Pitcher

As posted over the weekend, the 20th player added to the WTH 25-Man Roster was OF Domingo Santana.  Also receiving votes were Austin Wates, Jacob Goebbert, Emilio King, Neiko Johnson, Teoscar Hernandez, Collin DeLome and Jay Austin.  For more information on the WTH Roster, go here.

This week we're going to pick our 5th and Final Starting Pitcher.  This list was compiled of those who received votes in the last round of voting.  Personally, I would like to have another lefty in the rotation and Kyle Hallock with his 8.90 SO/9, 3.59 SO:BB ratio, 2.63 ERA and 1.216 WHIP would be the most logical candidate.  But I also really like Nick Tropeano (10.63 SO/9, 2.36 ERA, 1.181 WHIP); Nick has recently gotten some love from Baseball America and from Jonathan Mayo as he landed on their prospect rankings.  But we can't forget about the 19-year olds ~ Adrian Houser with one of the best fastballs in the system and  Luis Ordosgoitti with his 10 BB to 49 SO in 2011.  Finally, I'm looking forward to seeing what a healthy Vincent Velasquez, Tommy Shirley and Tanner Bushue can do, and I'm expecting improvement from Ross Seaton this year as well.

With all that said, here are the 2011 stats for the players.  Look them over and vote.

Everything Old Is New Again

"What goes around comes around" could have been the theme of the "Talkin' Baseball" session at the end of Fan Fest Saturday.  Moderated by Alyson Footer, it featured J.R. Richard, Larry Dierker, Enos Cabell and Jim Deshaies in "A Look at 50 Years."  Part of the season-long celebration, fans were given the opportunity to ask questions of these former Astros stalwarts, but most of us just sat back and listened as they spun a web of baseball gold.



Jim Deshaies started it with a masterful look at an incredible three days in September 1986 in which JD struck out the first 8 batters the first day, Nolan Ryan and Charlie Kerfeld threw a 2-hit shutout the next and, as predicted by Alan Ashby, Mike Scott eclipsed the others with the no-hit clincher on the third.  "Freaking Ashby's a prophet," JD proclaimed.

Dierker talked about his no-hitter, those who missed it as they were in line for free beer, great plays by Cruz and Cabell to keep it alive and being shunned in the dugout as no one wanted to jinx him.  But his favorite memory was the end of the 1999 season.  Winning in the last regular game of the season to clinch, while also honoring the Astrodome Team of Honor as the team prepared to move to the new stadium, was described as being glorious in every aspect.  He recalled everyone drinking champagne and smoking cigars afterwards and stated simply,  "For me, that was baseball heaven."

J.R. Richard is a man of few words, but often stole the show with those few. In response to a fan who said, "I used to come to the games all the time just to watch you pitch," he responded, "Well, that was a good enough reason."

The best J.R. stories came from others.  Enos Cabell described refusing to hit against J.R., "No, I was smarter than all the rest of the guys."  Bruce Bochy took Cabell's turn at bat and ended up with a broken toe on the first pitch.  Dierker talked about liking to hit, but bailing out of the batter's box as J.R.'s first pitch went behind his head.  And J.D. reminisced about an Old Timer's game in which Joe Garagiola only lasted about seven pitches trying to catch J.R.

Enos Cabell spoke of his hatred for the Dodgers, "We hated the Dodgers ... We'd rather have a fight with them before the game than play the game."  And of playing in the 70's, he said, "All of our games were 1-0, 2-1 or 3-2, and if you went to the bathroom, you missed it... Back when we played if J.R. and Dierker and those guys didn't pitch shutouts, we'd tell them 'we're gonna get you one run; that's it, so you'd better pitch your ass off.'"

But Cabell addressed the Astros' future as well as the past.  In his position as Special Assistant to the GM, he is in the loop as far as what is needed and what the front office is trying to accomplish.  He talked about getting back to more emphasis on pitching and defense, and having two or three guys that can hit 20-25 home runs rather than relying on just one big home run hitter.  "We're trying to get back to a better mix," he said, "because it's going to last longer."  Dierker added, "My sense is that we're trying to get back to something that's like the baseball we remember before the home run derby started."  They both want to get back to an "exciting kind of baseball."

As the Astros organization honors its past, it is nice to see that they are looking at borrowing from it as well.  An emphasis on pitching and defense with a well-rounded, balanced team of players, would go a long way toward bringing excitement back to Minute Maid Park.

Next Up ~ The Smartest Guys in the Room

Happy Birthday - 2/13

RHP Andrew Robinson (24)
Drafted in the 12th round in 2010 out of Georgia Tech, Robinson spent most of the 2011 season at Lancaster.  In 130.2 innings pitched over 31 games (21 starts), he had a 6.34 ERA and a 1.592 WHIP.  However, he fared better as a reliever at Lancaster with a 3.98 ERA and a 1.278 WHIP.

RHP Juan Mojica (23)
Signed as a NDFA out of the Dominican Republic in 2008, Mojica spent most of 2011 with the GCL Astros (plus one perfect inning pitched at Greeneville).  In 20 innings pitched over 15 games, he had a 1.35 ERA and a 1.350 WHIP.

2012 Corpus Christi Manager Keith Bodie (56)
Bodie was recently named manager for the Hooks after spending his last three seasons as a hitting coach at Corpus Christi (2009) and Oklahoma City (2010-2011).

One former Astro with a birthday today ~

RF Matt Mieske (44)
Played in 116 games for Houston in 1999 and 2000

Tweet of the Day

Garen L. Wright
Back at the crib..  24 more days G.. Hang in there lol..

No Announced Roster Moves Today

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Astros Fan Fest - Fan Questions

I am currently working on a couple of posts about Astros Fan Fest that I will be posting over the next couple of days, but I thought I'd give you a sneak preview.  Sarah Nelson (aka @HooksFanSarah on twitter) suggested that, since it was Fan Fest, I should ask Bud Norris and J.D. Martinez about a favorite fan memory.  Here's what they had to say ~

Rather than pointing out a single fan experience, Bud talked about how he loves getting to know some of the fans by seeing the same faces over and over at Spring Training and other venues and seeing how much they love the Astros.  "... Just seeing the love that these people have for the game, especially here in Houston, is a lot of fun.  So, when I get to see the smiles on their face, it definitely puts one on mine."


J.D. talked about how his Mom acts as de facto president of his fan club and helps him keep on top of his fan mail with particular attention to the kids.  He pointed to this recent fan interaction as one of his favorites ~

J.D. Martinez
Signing autographs for my fans tonight and ran into lil Isaac! Gotta love my fans! 


pic.twitter.com/5Wxoar32

"It was just cool because it was written in his writing and it was neat."

Coming tomorrow - Everything Old is New Again

WTH 25-Man Roster

The 20th player and 4th Outfielder selected for the What the Heck 25-Man Roster was Domingo Santana.  Also receiving votes were Austin Wates, Jacob Goebbert, Emilio King, Neiko Johnson, Teoscar Hernandez, Collin DeLome and Jay Austin.  All of these pitchers will be on the ballot again for the final relief spot.  (For more information on the WTH 25-Man Roster, go here.)

Coming Monday - Let's pick our 5th and Final Starting Pitcher.

Happy Birthday - 2/12

C Chris Snyder (31)
One of our newest Astros, Snyder has a .231/.333/.394/.727 batting line over eight seasons in the majors.  In 34 games for the Pirates in 2011, he hit .271/.376/.396/.772.  He has a lifetime caught stealing percentage of 30% (comparable to Humberto Quintero's 32%).  He was signed as a free agent by the Astros in January.



Former Astros with birthdays today ~

RHP Tim Redding (34)
Pitched in 91 games for Houston from 2001 to 2004
21-28 record with a 4.75 ERA and a 1.506 WHIP
Traded to the Padres for Humberto Quintero

OF Cameron Drew (48)
Played in 7 games for Houston in 1988

Tweet of the Day

Rafael Valenzuela
Valentines needed... Applications now being accepted

No Announced Roster Moves Today