Yes, there’s news. No, it’s not about the sale of the team or the possible move to the American League.
-Ricky Adams, the former infielder for the Angels, passed away yesterday after a battle with cancer, reports the Washington Post. Adams was 52 years old. Although he spent his MLB career with the Angels, Adams was the first-round draft pick of the Houston Astros in 1977. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Adams’ family and friends.
-If you thought the Houston Astros were a bit thin at catcher this past season, well, you’d be right and it looks like they’re working on that. The ‘Stros claimed 28 year old Craig Tatum off waivers yesterday from the Baltimore Orioles. He will join Jason Castro, Humberto Quintero and Carlos Corporan on the 40 man roster.
-It’s no secret that Roy Oswalt is a free agent this year. It’s also no secret that many Astros fans have much love for the pitcher. Over at The Crawfish Boxes, David Coleman takes a look at whether Houston should make an attempt to welcome him back with open arms….or should it be Brad Lidge?
- I begrudgingly offer Lance Berkman congratulations on the Cardinals World Series win. I’m still a bit heartbroken that he’s not an Astro anymore, frankly. He proved that you can come back and play the best ball of your career when no one expects it. Not only that, but he helped block the Texas Rangers from a WS win which is a big plus in my book. Okay, now can we pretend I didn’t say anything nice about the St. Louis Cardinals?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow her ridiculous ramblings on sports, vodka and the weeone on twitter @agirlinthesouth.