CSS Button No Image Css3Menu.com

Baseball Prospectus home
  
  
Click here to log in Click here for forgotten password Click here to subscribe

Futures Guide 2014 is Now Available in Paperback and Three E-book Formats.

Premium and Super Premium Subscribers Get a 20% Discount at MLB.tv!

Articles Tagged Astros Trade Carlos Lee 

Search BP Articles

All Blogs (including podcasts)

Active Columns

Authors

Article Types

Archives
<< Previous Tag Entries No More Tag Entries

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

July 5, 2012 5:00 am

Transaction Analysis: El Caballo Rides Out East

7

R.J. Anderson

The Marlins trade for Carlos Lee, Ben Sheets has returned, and Brian Fuentes closes out his A's career.

The rest of this article is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber?

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or use the buttons to the right to subscribe and get access to the best baseball content on the web.


Cancel anytime.


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!

Already a subscriber? Click here and use the blue login bar to log in.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

September 8, 2011 12:09 pm

Kiss'Em Goodbye: The Houston Astros

18

Ben Lindbergh, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

There's hope in Houston, just not for next season (or the one after that)

Kiss 'Em Goodbye is a series focusing on MLB teams as their postseason dreams fade -- whether in September (or before), the League Division Series, League Championship Series or World Series. It combines a broad overview from Baseball Prospectus, a front office take from former MLB GM Jim Bowden, a best- and worst-case scenario ZiPS projection for 2012 from Dan Szymborski, and Kevin Goldstein's farm system overview.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

In honor of Adam Dunn, the BP Crew lists player acquisitions that backfired.

Read the full article...

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

April 5, 2011 6:06 pm

Future Shock: Prospect Preview: NL Central

27

Kevin Goldstein

With an abundance of trades over the winter, who is left to take over as the NL Central's top prospects?

Chicago Cubs
How'd I do in 2010?: Of the five players given odds, three were not eligible for the this year's list; shortstop Starlin Castro (4-1) and right-hander Andrew Cashner (15-1) both saw their big-league timetables accelerated, while shortstop Hak-Ju Lee (10-1) went to the Rays in the Matt Garza deal. The eventual top prospect, outfielder Brett Jackson, got decent odds at (6-1), but the player with the best odds, third baseman Josh Vitters (3-1), saw his stock dip significantly.


The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

February 2, 2011 10:03 am

Contractual Matters: Prince Albert at the Five and Dime

4

Jeff Euston

Albert Pujols leads the roster of players newly anointed with "10-and-5" no-trade rights.

For Albert Pujols, the 2010 season was his 10th year in the majors, meeting the requirement for election to the Hall of Fame. With the end of the season, he also earned full no-trade protection as a "10-and-5 man": a 10-year veteran who has spent the last five seasons with the same team.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

November 2, 2010 8:00 am

GM for a Day: Houston Astros

30

Steven Goldman

The state of the organization leaves little room for creativity but plenty of room for suicidal thoughts.

Top 10 things I would do if I were the general manager of the Astros:

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

July 29, 2010 12:01 am

Transaction Action: Texas Fold 'Em

31

Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

The Phillies get a gift as the Astros relegate themselves to oblivion.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Acquired CF-L Anthony Gose from the Astros for 1B-L Brett Wallace. [7/29]

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

July 21, 2010 8:00 am

On the Beat: Staying Positive in a Negative Situation

4

John Perrotto

Astros manager Brad Mills hasn't lost the faith in his rookie season, along with other news and notes from around the majors.

As the Astros prepared to take the field for their first game following the All-Star break, manager Brad Mills looked at freshly-minted hitting coach and franchise legend Jeff Bagwell. Mills had just one thing to say to Bagwell.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

April 14, 2010 10:53 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: Disastropiece Theatre

7

Jay Jaffe

The Astros' failure to launch bodes poorly for the shape of their season.

Houston, we have a problem. On Monday, the Astros lost 5-0 to the Cardinals, running their 2010 record to 0-7 and marking the third time in this young season that they've been shut out. To date, the Astros have been outscored 42-13—by an average of 4.1 runs per game—which comes out to a Pythagenpat winning percentage of .114.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

December 6, 2009 5:05 pm

Prospectus Today: NL Shopping Lists

25

Joe Sheehan

With the Winter Meetings about to begin, here's what to expect from every National League team.

I'm not going to be in Indianapolis-with Kevin, Will, John, and Christina on-site, think of my absence as the Secretary of Agriculture being assigned to skip the State of the Union, to assure continuity of government should disaster strike. That doesn't mean I'm not as geeked for the Winter Meetings as any fan is. I'm not sure we'll get much in the way of transaction action, but the anticipation of movement makes for a fun four days.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

August 10, 2008 11:00 am

Every Given Sunday: Waiving Good-bye?

0

John Perrotto

Some veterans who may get moved this month, umpires dodging lightning bolts, disgruntled Venezuelans, and more developments on the diamond.

While most of the heavy-duty trading is over now that the deadline to make deals without securing waivers passed on July 31, there are still potential swaps to be made. A couple of relievers cleared waivers and changed teams this past week; the Rays acquired right-hander Chad Bradford from the Orioles, and the Phillies picked up left-hander Scott Eyre from the Cubs. The Red Sox had a deal in place to add to their already impressive arsenal by trading for Padres outfielder Brian Giles, but the San Diego native invoked his no-trade clause, preferring to remain in his hometown with the last-place Padres rather than join the contending Red Sox.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

July 9, 2008 12:00 am

On the Beat

0

John Perrotto

The stakes get raised in the NL Central by the Brewers and Cubs, but some of the other teams are still painting themselves into the picture.

Many looked at the Astros at the end of last season as a rebuilding situation. The Astros had gone 73-89 with a veteran-laden team, their most losses since 2000, as they finished fifth in the National League Central. Furthermore, general manager Tim Purpura and manager Phil Garner were fired in late August.

However, rebuild isn't part of owner Drayton McLane's vocabulary, which is why former GM Ed Wade was brought in as Purpura's replacement last September. "There is nothing like being a general manager, especially if you are a competitive person," said Wade, who was fired by Phillies in 2005 after eight years as their GM. "I'm thankful to have a chance to do this job again and I couldn't have asked to come into a better situation than a place where the owner wants to be competitive."

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

<< Previous Tag Entries No More Tag Entries