Astros Acquire Tyler Greene

The Astros have acquired utility player Tyler Greene from the Cardinals for a player to be named later or cash considerations, Jenifer Langosch of reports (Twitter links). The Cardinals selected Greene in the first round of the 2005 draft, back when current Astros GM Jeff Luhnow was overseeing the amateur draft for St. Louis.

Greene has appeared in 77 games for St. Louis this year, playing second, shortstop and both corner outfield positions. The 28-year-old has a .218 /.272 /.358 batting line in 197 plate appearances so far in 2012. He won't be arbitration eligible before the end of the 2013 season.

The teams completed the trade this morning, after the Astros claimed Greene on waivers, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports (on Twitter).

33 Responses to Astros Acquire Tyler Greene Leave a Reply

  1. richardb21 3 years ago

    As bad as we’ve been, he really isn’t that much of an upgrade. He won’t even start for us.

    • wiegmale 3 years ago

      Let’s be serious, he just became the second best player on your team behind what’s his name…

  2. Eric Miyashiro 3 years ago

    Is this punishment for botching the doubleplay yesterday?

    • cardinalsfan27 3 years ago

      I think it’s punishment for a lot of things but he also put the fans down for booing him.

    • WeDontNeedToFinPracticeRANDY 3 years ago

      Seems about fair for the punishment that us, as Cards fans, have had to take for the last few seasons. Loads of potential…just a perennial underachiever…Kind of like Mark Wahlberg in any film but Shooter.

      • rickjimbo 3 years ago

        Now that you mention it he was pretty good in that.

        • WeDontNeedToFinPracticeRANDY 3 years ago

          Then he followed it up with The Happening…C’mon, Mark. Really?

          • JamesOrLurch 3 years ago

            I thought he was good in The Other Guys and The Italian Job.

          • rickjimbo 3 years ago

            He was probably too busy being the executive producer to the show about his life. Entourage.

  3. Derrick Carter 3 years ago

    Maybe they’ll call up Kolten Wong!!!

    • WeDontNeedToFinPracticeRANDY 3 years ago

      They need to call up about 43 relievers…at least they could play the percentages that way.

  4. zolttt 3 years ago

    they must really want a 42 year old pitcher

  5. Will Gio 3 years ago

    After what he said yesterday, i’m glad to see him go. How many years have we seen him come up and down, and do nothing. I know he tried hard and is probably a nice guy, but the mental errors he’s had just don cut it. Adios Greene.

  6. Chris Metcalf 3 years ago

    As a Cards fan, I can honestly say this came way too late. So much potential for Tyler Greene and he just never tapped into it. He’d drawn the ire of Cards fans for a long time and it came to blows last night, when he botched an easy double play, then criticized the fans for booing. If he goes on to be the great player he was supposed to be in Houston, oh well. The Cards held on much longer than they should.

    • stroh 3 years ago

      I doubt he is going to be a great player in Houston. What we have in Houston is a roster made up of half a dozen major league players (Jose Altuve, Jed Lowrie, Jason Castro, Bud Norris, Lucas Harrell and Wilton Lopez), six more players who one day may make a real major league roster (Justin Maxwell, JD Martinez, Brett Wallace, Marwin Gonzalez, Jordan Lyles and Wesley Wright) and the rest (13 players) are all 4A players at best. Luhnow is in the process of reconstructing the farm system – he just had an excellent draft plus he’s made some good trades, but most all the talent is in AA or below. Will require a few more years of the talent growing up, additional drafts, plus some free agents (at the right time) before we can contend. All he’s doing here is picking up some more cheap talent and hoping he catches lightning in a bottle…….best of luck to Greene.

  7. Odawg8 3 years ago

    And there goes another of Billy Beane’s wish list prospects…

  8. DerekJeterDan 3 years ago

    Watched Greene lose his bat Yesterday in an 11-0 beat down and just felt like his time with the Cardinals was through. He just didn’t cut it in St. Louis. That’s all you can say.
    Best of luck with the Astros. Bixler didn’t bring much to the table anyway.

    • Zach Kemble 3 years ago

      They lost 15-0

      • DerekJeterDan 3 years ago

        Obviously but when Greene lost his bat and looked lost at the plate, it was 11-0

  9. Van Sullins 3 years ago

    Long over due thats for sure!

  10. davengmusic 3 years ago

    Is Daryl Morey working in the Astros front office now? We sure are grabbing a lot of old high draft picks…

  11. WeDontNeedToFinPracticeRANDY 3 years ago

    Forget the cash or PTBNL. Just give us 10 of Carlos Lee’s leftover jerseys. We can sew 3 of them together and use them as a new field tarp, and we can use the remaining 7 to make a retractable roof.

    • I love your user name. See Morris here is a poet. Kinda like back in the olden times.

      • WeDontNeedToFinPracticeRANDY 3 years ago

        Any man who can recognize a nice Sling Blade reference is a good man in my book.

  12. Michael 3 years ago

    Somewhere there is a little kid crying in a YouTube video that Tyler Greene was his favorite player.

    • bighiggy 3 years ago

      guy is not nice, went to the winter warm up and took a picture of him and my girlfriend together and he was looking down her shirt in the picture, classy. its one thing to want to do it, but to actually have so little class as to do it in front of me and in the picture, not the cardinal way

  13. With what Tyler Greene said after the August 8 game—had pretty much punched his ticket out of town. When you run your mouth like that, you have to go…and it was either this or be DFA’ed.

    With the Astros, Greene is looking more and more like a non-tender.

  14. Gothapotamus 3 years ago

    As a Phillies fan, I unfortunately remember the mid 90s. He was the savior that never panned out.

  15. zolttt 3 years ago

    If we each had a dollar for every phillies savior that didnt pan out, we would never pay for a ticket for the rest of our lives

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