There are still a few things going on in and around the Astros organization. To join in the conversation, check out these stories.
- There are LOTS of discussions still happening about the Astros possibly moving to the American League. Steve Campbell at the Chronicle has gone so far to set up a poll to see what the true sentiment is among fans. Go vote!
- There was a rational argument made by John Royal, of all people, for why the Astros should stay in the NL. I know that emotions are high when it comes to this issue, but he raises a few good points that should be considered when this decision is made. Go read The Astros to the American League: The Logical Argument to Stop the Move.
-And if you feel as strongly as I do and want your voice to be heard about this potential Astros-to-the-AL deal then you can find all the contact info for all the right people on my previous post - Just Say No To The AL!
- The Astros announced their Spring Training Schedule for 2012 this week! Woohoo! If you’re like me and thinking you may head out to Florida come March, you can take a look and start planning now. It should prove to be a fun ST this year as just about every position on the field is up for grabs and we should see these guys really fight for starting spots! I can’t find the schedule on the Astros homepage, but all of the Grapefruit League can be found at the Spring Training Online Website. Thanks to WhatTheHeckBobby for that tidbit!
- There were a few transactions recently on the 40 man roster. On the 5th of October Houston out righted Blake King to the Corpus Christi Hooks (AA) as well as Lance Pendleton and Xavier Cedeno to the Oklahoma City RedHawks (AAA). In addition on Thursday, JR Towles, Alberto Arias and Jose Valdez were all also out righted to the OKC Redhawks.
- Last, but not least, the man who closed most games for the Houston Astros this season, Mark Melancon, is one of many MLB players who will be participating in a Tour of Taiwan in November and play the Chinese Taipei National Team in the 2011 Taiwan All-Star Series. They MLB team will be playing 5 games in 3 cities between November 1-6, 2011. To see a list of all the player so far who will be playing you can check out Brian McTaggart’s story on Astros.com.
Terri Schlather (AGirlintheSouth) is the tortured Senior Houston Astros Writer for Aerys Sports. You can read her Astros blog at www.talesfromthejuicebox.com, email her at email@example.com, or follow her ridiculous ramblings on sports, vodka and the weeone on twitter @agirlinthesouth.