HOUSTON ASTROS

Alan Ashby was a solid catcher for the Houston Astros

Switch-hitting Alan Ashby was a solid catcher for the Houston Astros.  He played in 956 games in his 11 years with the Astros and he was 736 of 2,926 (.252 avg, .698 OPS) with 282 runs scored, 69 homers, 388 RBIs and 3 stolen bases.  But, Ashby struggled in the playoffs at the plate for […]

August 23, 2016 2:09 pm read more

Collin McHugh has been pretty awful this year for the Houston Astros

29-year old righty starting pitcher Collin McHugh has been pretty awful this year for the Houston Astros.  He has pitched in 25 games (all starts) for the Astros so far this year and he is 7-10 with a 4.99 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP.  He has given up 169 hits (22 homers) and 39 walks […]

August 23, 2016 2:04 pm read more

The Houston Astros call up Yulieski Gurriel

The Houston Astros have called up 32-year old righty swinging Yulieski Gurriel and he will likely play full time at 3B with Alex Bregman moving to LF.  Gurriel recently signed a 5-year, $47.5 million dollar deal with the Astros.  He has played in 15 games in Rookie+A+AA+AAA-ball for the Astros since signing his contract and […]

August 21, 2016 4:59 pm read more

The Houston Astros sign Eury de la Rosa to a minor league deal

The Houston Astros have signed 26-year old lefty reliever Eury de la Rosa to a minor league deal.  de la Rosa pitched in 39 games (3 starts) for Long Island of the Independent League and he was 3-4 with 1 save, a 3.26 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP.  He gave up 38 hits and 19 […]

August 20, 2016 5:13 pm read more

The Houston Astros release Danry Vasquez

The Houston Astros have released 22-year old lefty swinging outfielder Danry Vasquez after he was caught on film hitting his girlfriend.  Vasquez played in 60 games in AA-ball for the Astros this year and he was 56 of 211 (.265 avg, .696 OPS) with 20 runs scored, 3 homers, 20 RBIs and 8 stolen bases.  […]

August 18, 2016 1:28 am read more

Jose Altuve is on fire at the plate for the Houston Astros

26-year old righty swinging 2B Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros is on fire with the bat!  Since the All-Star break, Altuve has played in 28 games in which he is 48 of 112 (.429 avg, 1.145 OPS) with 19 runs scored, 5 homers, 22 RBIs and 3 stolen bases.  He has really killed the […]

August 16, 2016 2:36 pm read more

HOUSTON ROCKETS

The Houston Rockets sign Pablo Prigioni

The Houston Rockets have signed 39-year old point guard Pablo Prigioni.  Prigioni played in 59 games (3 starts) for the Clippers last year and he averaged 13.9 minutes, 2.5 points, 1.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.  Prigioni also played in 5 games (0 starts) in the playoffs for the Clippers last year and he […]

July 14, 2016 6:50 pm read more

The Houston Rockets decline Andrew Goudelock?s option for 2016-17

The Houston Rockets have declined 27-year old shooting guard Andrew Goudelock‘s team option for the 2016-17 season.  He played in 8 games (0 starts) for the Rockets last year and he averaged 6.3 minutes, 2.8 points, 0.3 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game.  He also played in 2 games (0 starts) in the playoffs for […]

July 7, 2016 8:29 pm read more

The Houston Rockets sign Nene Hilario

The Houston Rockets have signed 33-year old PF/C Nene Hilario to a 1-year, $2.9 million dollar deal.  Nene played in 57 games (11 starts) for the Washington Wizards last year and he averaged 19.2 minutes, 9.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game.  He has now played in 804 games (612 starts) in his […]

July 7, 2016 3:16 am read more

The Houston Rockets sign Eric Gordon

The Houston Rockets have signed 27-year old shooting guard Eric Gordon to a 4-year, $53 million dollar deal.  Gordon played in 45 games (44 starts) for the Pelicans last year and he averaged 32.9 minutes, 15.2 points, 2.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.0 steal per game.  Gordon has now played in 417 games (398 starts) […]

July 3, 2016 2:48 pm read more

The Houston Rockets sign Ryan Anderson

The Houston Rockets have signed 28-year old power forward Ryan Anderson to a 4-year, $80 million dollar deal.  Anderson played in 66 games (7 starts) for the Pelicans last year and he averaged 30.4 minutes, 17.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game.  He has now played in 484 games (159 starts) in his […]

July 2, 2016 9:28 pm read more

The Houston Rockets picked center Zhou Qi in the second round of the 2016 NBA Draft

The Houston Rockets selected 20-year old center Zhou Qi out of China with the #43 overall pick (2nd round) of the 2016 NBA Draft.  He is 7’2″, 218 pounds.  Qi played in 42 games (40 starts) in China last year and he averaged 34.2 minutes, 15.8 points, 9.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.1 steals and 3.2 […]

June 26, 2016 7:01 pm read more

HOUSTON TEXANS

The Houston Texans lose Nick Martin for the 2016 season

The Houston Texans have lost 23-year old rookie Nick Martin for the entire 2016 season due to ankle surgery.  He was a 2nd round pick (#50 overall) in the 2016 NFL Draft out of Notre Dame.  He was in line to be the starting center for the Texans in 2016 at the time of his […]

August 25, 2016 3:25 pm read more

Sage Rosenfels was a solid backup QB for the Houston Texans

Sage Rosenfels was only with the Houston Texans for 3 years, but he was a solid backup QB.  Rosenfels played in 19 games (10 starts) in his three years with the Texans and he completed 297 of 453 passes (65.6%) for 3,380 yards with 24 TD passes and 23 INTs (84.3 QB Rating).  He also […]

August 24, 2016 3:19 am read more

Bill O?Brien is the right guy to take the Houston Texans where they want to go in 2016 and beyond

46-year old head coach Bill O’Brien is darn good at his job and he could get the Houston Texans where they want to go in 2016 and beyond.  He led the Texans to a 9-7 (56.3%) during the regular season.  Then they got bounced in their first playoff game due to the horrific play of […]

August 23, 2016 3:05 pm read more

Houston Texans 16, New Orleans Saints 9

The Houston Texans played well on defense and just good enough on offense to win this game.  Brock Osweiler was solid as he completed 12 of 19 passes for 124 yards with 1 TD pass and 1 INT.  Tom Savage was so-so as he completed 7 of 12 passes for 75 yards without a TD […]

August 21, 2016 3:14 am read more

The Houston Texans sign DE Alex Carrington

The Houston Texans have signed 29-year old DE Alex Carrington.  Carrington played in 7 games for the Buffalo Bills last year and he had 8 tackles.  Carrington has now played in 59 games in his first six years in the NFL and he has 62 tackles, 4 sacks, 1 forced fumble and 6 passes defensed.  […]

August 17, 2016 2:18 pm read more

Houston Texans 24, San Francisco 49ers 13

The Houston Texans played well enough to win, but they didn’t stand out in any part of the game.  Brock Osweiler started at QB for the Texans and he completed 4 of 7 passes for 27 yards without a TD or an INT.  Brandon Weeden was next up and he threw one incomplete pass before […]

August 15, 2016 7:20 pm read more