Houston Astros Roster Part 2 In 2014: How All Of The Pitchers Were Acquired
How All Of The Astros Pitchers Were Acquired:
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The other day we talked about the hitters for the Astros and how they were acquired.
Today we delve into the Pitching Staff. The Bullpen is compromised with some familiar names, that were Free Agent Signings.
A lot of the Starters were brought in by trade, or signed as Free Agents.
The biggest tree in the roster comes from Brett Oberholtzer, who was traded for in the deal with the Braves for Michael Bourn.
Philadelphia has made 3 deals for Brad Lidge, Hunter Pence and Roy Oswalt, that have left Houston stocked in the current makeup for the depth chart by subsequent deals.
Michael Bourn (with a few others) came over for the 2007 trade for the former Closer Lidge, and then was flipped to Atlanta for Oberholtzer and a package of players.
The other meaningful deal was Jarred Cosart and Jonathan Singleton brought into Houston for outgoing Hunter Pence.
One of the unfortunate deals the team did was for Miguel Tejada, but it certainly didn’t backfire as bad as it could have.
The Houston Astros Payroll in 2014 + Organization: Affiliates, Prospects + Depth Charts (MLB + MiLB)
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A 3rd straight season with 105+ Losses, and 15 straight losses to finish the 2013 campaign does not give the fans very much to look forward to in 2014.
I am here to tell you that the MLB should be ashamed of letting the Houston Astros field such an incompetent team.
Having said this, I don’t personally blame them for tanking it over the last 3 years. They are the other ‘extreme’ – of what the New York Yankees and LA Dodgers have done payroll wise.
Last season at the end of the year, their highest paid player for the Active Roster was Erik Bedard, making $1.1 MIL.
If they keep picking 1st overall, it is only a matter of time before the team becomes very good, just like the Rays, Nationals, Twins and Pirates have all done in recent times.
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Justin Maxwell’s Days Potentially Numbered For The Astros
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Sunday, July 7th/2013
By Richard Perez (Astros Correspondent visit the StrosBros Website here): Follow @yokorick
It has been a fun ride for Astros fans watching Justin Maxwell take their hearts by storm over the last season and a half.
Garnering love and respect from Astros fans for his personality and versatile style of play, Maxwell has hit a wall this year, a wall all too familiar with the 29 year old journeyman outfielder.
Seeming to improve on his previous season by leaps and bounds, he started 2013 playing outstandingly for the first month of the season, almost as if he was an entirely new player after a rough spring training.
But it was not long before Maxwell came down to earth and became reacquainted with his old pal, the disabled list. He suffered a broken hand after being hit by a pitch from Seattle’s Hisashi Iwakuma, since that day.
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