3:29 PM EST, Mon January 18, 2021
Climbing Tal's Hill 2 hours ago

Astros Rumors: Houston interested in veteran reliever

The Houston Astros are among the many teams expressing interest in free-agent reliever Jeremy Jeffress, according to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com. The other interested include the Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals. Jeffress, 33, is two years removed from a dominant season […] Astros Rumors: Houston interested in veteran reliever - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes 4 hours ago
Astros Crawfish Boil: January 18th, 2021

Astros Crawfish Boil: January 18th, 2021

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports As many of you enjoy today’s holiday, please remember how Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy continues to impact us all, and how much farther we still have to go Check out the rest of the Crawfish Boxes here and listen to the latest version of Locked on Astros, our partnered podcast, here. Astros News The Astros are headed to arbitration with Carlos Correa and look to be about $3 million apart, which is a pretty big gap (Astros.com) The Tri-City ValleyCats are suing the Astros and MLB for lost revenue after being part of the minor league...
The Crawfish Boxes 6 hours ago
The culmination of the Astros’ meticulous offseason

The culmination of the Astros’ meticulous offseason

Photo by Bob Levey/ Now that the arbitration deadline has come and gone, the free-agent market is primed to see an uptick in activity, which puts the Astros in an interesting position The patient, calculated approach that general manager James Click and the Astros have employed is one that has been widely utilized throughout the league this winter. Of course, not every team has done so with the intent of improving their respective rosters in a savvy, cost-effective manner. By all accounts and reports, the Astros are not one of these teams primarily looking to just save...
The Dream Shake 12 hours ago
Rockets vs. Bulls game preview: new faces in new places

Rockets vs. Bulls game preview: new faces in new places

Photo by Randy Belice/NBAE via The Houston Rockets and Chicago Bulls met twice in the preseason, with the teams splitting a pair of games in Chicago. As the Rockets travel to Chicago for the teams’ first regular season matchup, Houston is quite a different team. James Harden and Christian Wood missed those first two games. Obviously Harden won’t be suiting up tonight, but Wood will. Additionally, the Rockets welcome in Victor Oladipo into the squad from the Harden trade. The Rockets hope to have some combination of DeMarcus Cousins, Eric Gordon, and Sterling Brown...
The Dream Shake Jan 17, 2021
Rockets Roundtable: Harden-Oladipo Trade Reactions

Rockets Roundtable: Harden-Oladipo Trade Reactions

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Check out what the TDS staff has to say about the James Harden trade. Just days after the Harden trade went down, all of Red Nation is still trying to process it and formulate their opinions, especially here at The Dream Shake. We’ve put together all of our thoughts, opinions and concerns into one article to try and encompass all of our differing opinions in one spot. For this edition of the Roundtable, we have Jeremy Brener (JB), Darren Yuvan (DY), Coty Davis (CD) and Conrad Garcia (CG). Feel free to join the conversation in the comments...
The Dream Shake Jan 17, 2021
The Dream Take Podcast dives deep into loss vs. Spurs

The Dream Take Podcast dives deep into loss vs. Spurs

Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports Jeremy and Mike talk it out. Hosts: Jeremy Brener, Michael Brown Jeremy Brener and Michael Brown break down the Houston Rockets’ 103-91 loss to the San Antonio Spurs. The Dream Take is on iTunes: Click Here to Download. Click here for the direct RSS feed. Follow Jeremy on Twitter: @JeremyBrener Follow Michael on Twitter: @BSWPodcast_MB Follow Ray on Twitter: @raymondlucasjr Follow TDT on Twitter: @HardenMyTake Please rate and review the podcast on iTunes. Send all feedback, comments, and questions to jeremybrenerchs@gmail.com. Please...
www.chron.com Jan 16, 2021

Spurs top Rockets to end 4-game home skid

SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio couldn't match the intensity of the short-handed Houston Rockets for three quarters, yet a strong finish by the Spurs was enough to snap a four-game home losing streak.
www.chron.com Jan 16, 2021

Mass on kidney to keep LeVert out indefinitely for Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Caris LeVert's debut with the Indiana Pacers has been put on hold indefinitely after an MRI revealed a small mass on his left kidney. President of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard made the announcement Saturday, three days after LeVert became part of a blockbuster, four-team deal that sent perennial All-Star James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, two-time All-Star Victor Oladipo to the Houston Rockets. Pritchard did not provide details of the diagnosis including whether it was cancerous and declined to establish a timeline for LeVert's return. “In the medical process...
The Dream Shake Jan 16, 2021
Jones and Wood not enough as short-handed Rockets fall to Spurs

Jones and Wood not enough as short-handed Rockets fall to Spurs

Photo by Ronald Cortes/ Mason Jones and Christian Wood put on a show, but it wasn’t enough for the Houston Rockets to avoid their seventh loss of the season. The Houston Rockets displayed the same heart and effort that led them to a four-point victory on Thursday, but they could not replicate the same success. Saturday evening, the Rockets fell to the San Antonio Spurs 103-91 inside the AT&T Center in San Antonio. With the loss, the Rockets and Spurs split their two-game series, as Houston falls to 4-7 on the season. The most difficult challenge the Rockets had to...
www.chron.com Jan 16, 2021

Spurs end 4-game home skid, top short-handed Rockets 103-91

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points, Dejounte Murray had 18 points and 10 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs rallied to beat the undermanned Houston Rockets 103-91 on Saturday, snapping a four-game home losing streak. Murray had seven points in the fourth quarter, including a breakaway dunk that put the Spurs up 97-85 with 3:18 remaining after stripping Mason Jones of the ball at midcourt. Rockets center Christian Wood had 24 points and 17 rebounds, and Jones had a season-high 24 points. Ben McLemore had a season-high 21 points on 4-for-7 shooting from 3-point range. Houston...
Climbing Tal's Hill Jan 16, 2021

Astros Rumors: Houston eyeing additional bullpen help

Even after signing free-agent relievers Pedro Baez and Ryne Stanek, the Houston Astros are not ruling out adding additional bullpen help, general manager James Astros Rumors: Houston eyeing additional bullpen help - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Jan 16, 2021
Four low-cost options the Astros should take a look at for rotation depth

Four low-cost options the Astros should take a look at for rotation depth

Photo by Lindsey Wasson/ This names could make sense for Houston in its search for affordable, efficient, veteran starting pitchers. Hey, I know the Astros’ biggest needs are found in their outfield and their bullpen. But in a 162-game regular season, you can’t forget about the starting rotation, especially if you are loaded with young arms and, probably, won’t have Justin Verlander around in 2021. After most starters needed to work only for 60-70 innings during the 2020 shortened season, they’ll need to go the regular 180-250 episodes in 2021. That will open...
Climbing Tal's Hill Jan 16, 2021

Astros, Carlos Correa not reaching deal bodes poorly

The Houston Astros did not reach a pre-arbitration deal with Carlos Correa. Already faced with the certainty of losing George Springer and the possibility of losing Michael Brantley as well, Houston Astros fans were looking for some good news on the Carlos Correa front. Unfortunately that hasn’t happened, as the team failed to reach a […] Astros, Carlos Correa not reaching deal bodes poorly - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Dream Shake Jan 16, 2021
Rockets vs. Spurs game preview: new-look Rockets look to sweep mini-series with San Antonio

Rockets vs. Spurs game preview: new-look Rockets look to sweep mini-series with San Antonio

Photo by Ronald Cortes/ After their best win of the season Thursday night, the Rockets have a rematch with the Spurs in San Antonio. It’s hard not to get poetic about the team’s first win in the post-James Harden Era. I could write about how the game was a “passing of the torch” or how the new Rockets, led by Christian Wood, Jae’Sean Tate, and Sterling Brown, grabbed the brass ring and woudn’t let go. But this is a game preview, and Darren already wrote a game recap better than anything I could say here. The Spurs likely feel like they let Thursday...
Climbing Tal's Hill Jan 15, 2021

Houston Astros make International Signing Day splash

On Friday, International Signing Day began after being pushed back from its original date of July 15. As expected, the Houston Astros signed Cuban outfielder Pedro Leon. The five-tool phenom received a $4 million signing bonus with Houston. Leon is 22 years old and been an Astros target for awhile. The right-hander is ranked seventh […] Houston Astros make International Signing Day splash - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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