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.