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Astros Trade For Scott Kazmir, Are Going For The Whole Damn Thing

The Houston Astros, who this time last year were churning through a 92-loss season, but have suddenly become a team to be reckoned with in 2015, just swung the first big trade of the season. They are acquiring starting pitcher Scott Kazmir from the A’s in exchange for prospects Daniel Mengden and Jacob Nottingham. » 7/23/15 1:48pm 7/23/15 1:48pm

Report: Not All Of The Data Hacked From The Astros Was Leaked Publicly

The original New York Times story on the St. Louis Cardinals hacking scandal gives a broad outline of what happened, but as it describes an investigation in process, it is disappointingly light on crucial details like who perpetrated the hacking, when they did it, why they did it, and how exactly it was done. We won’t… » 6/17/15 2:40am 6/17/15 2:40am

Report: FBI Investigates St. Louis Cardinals For Hacking The Astros

The FBI reportedly found evidence that St. Louis Cardinals officials broke into the Houston Astros’ internal database of player personnel information, according to the New York Times. Parts of that database, including updates on trade negotiations, were then published on Deadspin. The bureau has subpoenaed the team… » 6/16/15 11:35am 6/16/15 11:35am

Astros, Rockets Suing Comcast Over Failed CSN Houston Network

In 2010, MLB’s Houston Astros and the NBA’s Rockets held $550 million in equity of their then-flagship network, Comcast SportsNet Houston. Four years later, DirecTV bought the network’s assets for a mere $1,000. Those four disastrous years have now resulted in a massive lawsuit brought by the professional sports clubs… » 6/11/15 7:19pm 6/11/15 7:19pm

Houston Astros Plan To Raze Center-Field Hill

Tal’s Hill functions as Minute Maid Park’s designated artificial quirk, but there’s good news for center fielders everywhere: the slope should be gone by next season. The team announced today that it has received approval from the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority to get rid of the hill (and some in-play flag… » 6/04/15 2:20pm 6/04/15 2:20pm

Astros Pitcher Is Wearing Batman Cleats For His MLB Debut

Lance McCullers is on the mound making his major league debut tonight for the Astros, and he’s doing it in an especially odd choice of footwear: Batman cleats. We’re not sure if this will incur a fine from MLB, but we hope the 2012 first-rounder kept some of his $2.5m signing bonus just to be sure. » 5/18/15 9:28pm 5/18/15 9:28pm