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River Ave. Blues Nov 8, 2018

Scouting the Free Agent Market: Charlie Morton

The offseason is not yet two weeks old and already the Yankees have added a starting pitcher. Earlier this week they re-signed CC Sabathia to a one-year contract worth $8M. The Yankees came into the offseason needing multiple starters though, and, even after re-signing Sabathia, Brian Cashman told Brendan Kuty he is still looking to […] The post Scouting the Free Agent Market: Charlie Morton appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
The Crawfish Boxes Nov 5, 2018
Have the Astros Surpassed Peak Morton?

Have the Astros Surpassed Peak Morton?

The Astros did not offer their 34 year old All Star a qualifying offer. Are they betting his best days are entirely behind him? Peak Oil: The theory that for any given oil well output from that well will gradually increase until it hits peak production, after which production will gradually, but inevitably decline. Some believe that the planet as a whole has surpassed peak oil, and that world oil production will continue its inexorable decline. Peak Morton: The theory that after a career of flat and limited production, near the end of his career Charlie Morton has a sudden, unexpected, and...
That Balls Outta Here Nov 2, 2018

Phillies: Should they pursue a Charlie Morton reunion?

The Phillies need a veteran in their rotation and they could look towards a reunion this offseason The Phillies never got an opportunity to reunite with Cole Hamels after the Chicago Cubs picked up his $20 million option, but there’s another former Phillies starter available on the open market. Many forget Charlie Morton was one […] Phillies: Should they pursue a Charlie Morton reunion? - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Nov 2, 2018
Deadline Passes For Qualifying Offers: Charlie Morton and Marwin Gonzalez not tendered.

Deadline Passes For Qualifying Offers: Charlie Morton and Marwin Gonzalez not tendered.

Who got and who got not. Possible Astros free agent target Catcher Yasmani Grandal given offer by Dodgers Players receiving qualifying offers • Bryce Harper, OF, Washington Nationals • Yasmani Grandal, C, Los Angeles Dodgers • Hyun-jin Ryu, SP, Los Angeles Dodgers • Patrick Corbin, SP, Arizona Diamondbacks • A.J. Pollock, SP, Arizona Diamondbacks • Dallas Keuchel, SP, Houston Astros • Craig Kimbrel, RP, Boston Red Sox Players not given qualifying offers • Michael Brantley, OF, Cleveland Indians • Andrew Miller, RP, Cleveland Indians • Cody Allen, RP, Cleveland...
Lookout Landing Nov 1, 2018
Mariners’ Free Agent Targets: Charlie Morton

Mariners’ Free Agent Targets: Charlie Morton

The rotation doesn’t need a ton more, just Morton. With the 2018 MLB season now officially in the books for all 30 teams and impending free agents up for grabs and eligible to be signed by any team as of Friday, Mariners faithful can start compulsively refreshing their Twitter feeds in hopes of seeing the always exhilarating “Sources:” tweets from the accounts of your most trusted MLB insiders. Our own John Trupin explored the humble beginning to the Mariners 2018-19 offseason Tuesday by identifying the areas the major league club will need to improve over the next five months if they...
Climbing Tal's Hill Oct 27, 2018

Astros: Marwin Gonzalez will command a sizable raise in free agency

Of all the Astros’ impending free agents on the position player side, Marwin Gonzalez likely holds the most value to the team. Unlike last year when the Astros basically “ran it back,” the team will look somewhat different next season. Thanks to the free agency of Dallas Keuchel, Charlie Morton, Evan Gattis, Tony Sipp, Martin […] Astros: Marwin Gonzalez will command a sizable raise in free agency - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Oct 26, 2018
2019 Rotation: The Case for Collin McHugh

2019 Rotation: The Case for Collin McHugh

As everyone knows, there’s a potentially large gap in the starting rotation next year with Lance McCuller’s potential surgery and Dallas Keuchel / Charlie Morton both entering Free Agency. Everyone loves a new shiny object, and it’s exciting to imagine someone like a Clayton Kershaw if he opts out in an Astros uniform. And while we will of course analyze the free agent market, the staff discussed analyzing the current Astros players to see if any of them potentially slide in. Of course, I wanted to present an argument for McHugh. I’ll admit, I’m biased, I still...
Climbing Tal's Hill Oct 24, 2018

Should the Astros pursue Nathan Eovaldi during the offseason?

Fresh off an encounter with Nathan Eovaldi and the Red Sox in the ALCS, the Astros may want to consider making an offer to the impending free-agent during the offseason. If certain events transpire, the Astros could lose sixty percent of their 2018 starting rotation. Dallas Keuchel and Charlie Morton are free-agents. The short-term outlook […] Should the Astros pursue Nathan Eovaldi during the offseason? - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Climbing Tal's Hill Oct 23, 2018

The Astros will need to upgrade the catcher spot this offseason

Now the Astros have eliminated, it’s time to start looking at how they can return to the World Series in 2019. We know that the impending free agents are Charlie Morton, Dallas Keuchel, Marwin Gonzalez, Evan Gattis, Tony Sipp, Martin Maldonado, and Brian McCann. That is about 28% of the Astros playoff roster in 2018. […] The Astros will need to upgrade the catcher spot this offseason - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Oct 21, 2018
Astros Open Forum: What are the Astros Needs in 2019? What Will They Do?

Astros Open Forum: What are the Astros Needs in 2019? What Will They Do?

We know Jeff Luhnow reads TCB. Tell him what to do. I’ll start this. As things stand now, these are the weak spots on the Astros likely 2019 roster that the they are going to need to improve. The Astros are probably losing three of their five starting pitchers for next year; Dallas Keuchel, FA. Charlie Morton, FA/possible injury. Lance McCullers, probable injury. The Astros are probably losing their main DH, Evan Gattis, who was very subpar anyway. Do you trust Tyler White here, or was his September slump the real White? The Astros are probably losing Marwin Gonzalez, utility player/left...
The Crawfish Boxes Oct 17, 2018
Game Thread; ALCS Game 4, Red Sox @ Astros, Oct 17, 2018, 7:39 CDT.

Game Thread; ALCS Game 4, Red Sox @ Astros, Oct 17, 2018, 7:39 CDT.

Charlie Morton takes the mound tonight to get the first of three straight Astros victories in the ALCS as the Stros are World Series bound again. You doubt it? Join the discussion. It’s Charlie Freakin Morton, Astros playoff hero, pitching in his first playoff game in 2018, against Boston’s Rick Porcello. Morton’s been a little hurt, and hasn’t pitched since September, but I say he’s tan, rested and ready to lead the Astros back into the driver’s seat in the ALCS. After Morton the Astros bring on Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole in games 5 and 6. I like our chances. World Series...
Climbing Tal's Hill Oct 17, 2018

Red Sox at Astros: ALCS Game 4 Preview

The Red Sox executed quite well in Game 3. The Astros simply did not. Let’s see what happens in Game 4. Charlie Morton, the Astros‘ Game 4 starter, last threw a pitch in a major league game on September 30th in Baltimore. That was 17 days ago. In fact, Morton has only faced 14 major […] Red Sox at Astros: ALCS Game 4 Preview - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
NESN.com Oct 16, 2018

Red Sox’s Rick Porcello, Astros’ Charlie Morton Set For ALCS Game 4 Matchup

The Game 4 matchup between the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros will feature a pitcher’s duel between Rick Porcello... Read More »
The Crawfish Boxes Oct 15, 2018
Astros Crawfish Boil: October 15th, 2018

Astros Crawfish Boil: October 15th, 2018

Start your morning with some fresh baseball links, heavy on the Astros Astros News Houston’s winning streak was snapped at 4 as Boston takes Game 2 of the ALCS (MLB.com)I’m not worried though as there are at least three reasons the Astros should bring it home (ESPN)There was also some solace in setting the postseason record for consecutive games with a home run (MLB.com)But does that make 2018 the best Astros team ever? (CUT4)It certainly helps that George Springer is a postseason machine (CBS Sports)And Charlie Morton will have his say as the starter in Game 4 (Houston Chronicle)It’s...

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