12/9/2013 | Ryan headlines South Texas Winter Baseball Banquet
Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan will be the headline guest at the South Texas Winter Baseball Banquet and Astros Caravan Luncheon on Jan. 29 at the Solomon P. Ortiz Center in Corpus Christi, Texas -- site of the Astros' Double-A affiliate.
12/9/2013 | Porter draws praise from Rangers' Washington
Rangers manager Ron Washington has made it no secret that he's a big fan of Astros manager Bo Porter, who lost 111 games in his first season as manager in Houston's first year in the American League West.
12/9/2013 | Astros focus on adding veteran reliever, power bat
Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow, who arrived in Central Florida on Monday after spending a few days celebrating his father's 80th birthday in Mexico City, said things were relatively quiet regarding his team on Day 1 of the Winter Meetings, but he still remains committed to adding a veteran reliever and middle-of-the-order bat.
12/9/2013 | Astros get into charity swing for SU2C
Baseball's Winter Meetings this week include an MLB.com Auction to benefit Stand Up To Cancer, which MLB has supported since 2008 as founding sponsor.
12/8/2013 | Astros seek more pieces after key additions
The shopping list of Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow isn't nearly as long as it was a week ago as he and the team's top executives arrive at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort for the start of the Winter Meetings.
12/6/2013 | Astros sign Feldman to three-year contract
The Astros filled their need for a veteran arm in the rotation by agreeing to terms on Friday with Scott Feldman on a three-year deal worth $30 million.
12/5/2013 | Porter calls Fowler 'great acquisition' for Astros
Before the Astros pulled the trigger to acquire center fielder Dexter Fowler from the Rockies earlier this week, manager Bo Porter made sure he had done his homework on the player to determine whether he would be a good fit.
12/4/2013 | Next year's Draft deeper, packed with pitchers
Though the Astros still have seven months to determine whom they'll take at No. 1, North Carolina State left-hander Carlos Rodon has established himself as the frontrunner. Owner of a mid-90s fastball and a wipeout slider, Rodon topped NCAA Division I with 184 strikeouts last spring and led the Wolfpack to their first College World Series appearance in 45 years.
12/4/2013 | Fowler move a big step forward for Astros
By acquiring outfielder Dexter Fowler from the Rockies on Tuesday, the Astros took a major leap forward in their rebuilding process.
12/3/2013 | Astros add Fowler, send Barnes, Lyles to Rockies
The Astros and Rockies pulled off a trade Tuesday, with Houston acquiring outfielder Dexter Fowler and a player to be named in exchange for outfielder Brandon Barnes and starting pitcher Jordan Lyles.
12/3/2013 | System-rich Astros have options at Meetings
Now that the Astros have identified a few of their players they feel could be cornerstones moving forward and the Minor League system is considered one of the best in baseball, GM Jeff Luhnow and his top officials will hit the Winter Meetings beginning Monday in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., looking to round out the 2014 roster.
12/2/2013 | Martinez leading Astros' winter ball contingent
J.D. Martinez decided to play winter ball, not only wanting to make up for the at-bats he lost during a 44-game stint on the disabled list with a left wrist strain, but he felt it was important to put up some good numbers during the winter to show the Astros he can be a viable hitter in their lineup. Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow has certainly taken notice.