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Climbing Tal's Hill Nov 23, 2020

George Springer rumors: Astros unlikely to retain the outfielder

George Springer is a free agent and it has become increasingly unlikely that he returns to the Houston Astros in 2021. This offseason is critical for the Astros. Not only are Josh Reddick and Michael Brantley free agents, but they must address holes in the rotation, bullpen and potentially replace a franchise cornerstone in outfielder […] George Springer rumors: Astros unlikely to retain the outfielder - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Chicago White Sox Q&A: Where do Michael Kopech and Garrett Crochet fit in the rotation plans? Will the team make a run at free agent outfielder George Springer?

Chicago White Sox Q&A: Where do Michael Kopech and Garrett Crochet fit in the rotation plans? Will the team make a run at free agent outfielder George Springer?

What's next for Michael Kopech? Will Garrett Crochet be part of the rotation? What options are there for right field? The Tribune's LaMond Pope fields questions in a Chicago White Sox mailbag.
Climbing Tal's Hill Nov 22, 2020

Houston Astros: Insider believes Blue Jays sign George Springer

The Houston Astros are likely to lose star outfielder George Springer in free agency and one insider believes he will sign with the Toronto Blue Jays. The talk of the Houston Astros’ offseason surrounds the status of George Springer. It is highly likely he plays elsewhere going forward and we’ve recently run through what teams […] Houston Astros: Insider believes Blue Jays sign George Springer - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Climbing Tal's Hill Nov 19, 2020

Houston Astros: Three fits for George Springer in free agency

The Houston Astros are likely to lose George Springer in free agency, and here are three teams he could sign with in free agency. The Houston Astros remain interested in retaining free-agent outfielder George Springer. They are reportedly talking to Jackie Bradley Jr., the No. 2 free-agent center fielder, and are casting a wide net […] Houston Astros: Three fits for George Springer in free agency - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rising Apple Nov 19, 2020

Mets: How signing George Springer helps in more ways than one

The New York Mets do not need to add George Springer this offseason, but signing him provides the team with multiple options they can choose from to improve the team for 2021. Although the New York Mets outfield was one of the bright spots in a difficult season, that does not necessarily mean the team […] Mets: How signing George Springer helps in more ways than one - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Motor City Bengals Nov 19, 2020

Detroit Tigers: Signing George Springer should be top priority

The Detroit Tigers need help up the middle. George Springer could be the answer. Several weeks ago, we asked whether $105 million would be enough to get free-agent center fielder George Springer on the Detroit Tigers‘ roster. Looking at the market today,  the answer is almost certainly not. A few weeks ago, with teams crying poor […] Detroit Tigers: Signing George Springer should be top priority - Motor City Bengals - Motor City Bengals - A Detroit Tigers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen Nov 18, 2020

Houston Astros: Three landing spots for George Springer

Take a look at three possible free agency landing spots for the Houston Astros outfielder. To put it simply, George Springer will be one of the most sought-after free agents this offseason. The 31-year-old center fielder possesses talent and discipline at the plate while playing premier defense in center fielder. In fact, Springer can successfully […] Houston Astros: Three landing spots for George Springer - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Climbing Tal's Hill Nov 18, 2020

Houston Astros: One writer lists Carlos Correa as extension candidate

The Houston Astros may have money freed up if George Springer leaves, and one writer believes it could be used on Carlos Correa. The offseason conversation with the Houston Astros has surrounded the possibilities of re-signing George Springer and Michael Brantley. It is viewed as unlikely at best that Springer will be back and the […] Houston Astros: One writer lists Carlos Correa as extension candidate - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Climbing Tal's Hill Nov 14, 2020

Houston Astros: Three candidates to hit in the leadoff spot in 2021

The Houston Astros may need a new leadoff hitter in 2021. Here are three possible candidates. During the Houston Astros’ run of success over the past few seasons, George Springer typically occupied the leadoff spot in the batting order. He’s done that extremely well, providing some punch at the top of the lineup. But he’s […] Houston Astros: Three candidates to hit in the leadoff spot in 2021 - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Climbing Tal's Hill Nov 13, 2020

Astros: Why Jackie Bradley Jr. is a good fit in Houston

Much has been made of the Houston Astros interest in Jackie Bradley Jr., but why is he a good fit? It’s no secret the Houston Astros will probably need to acquire two starting outfielders before Spring Training begins. Fans would love to see George Springer return, but that’s looking unlikely at this point. With that […] Astros: Why Jackie Bradley Jr. is a good fit in Houston - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Nov 13, 2020
Leadoff candidate: Alex Bregman

Leadoff candidate: Alex Bregman

Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via With George Springer gone, Alex Bregman might be the number one candidate to occupy the first spot of the lineup in 2021. One of the realities the Astros need to face is they don’t have a leadoff man right now. George Springer’s departure (he rejected the qualifying offer on Wednesday) not only left a huge void in center field, but in the first spot of the lineup as well. With Houston still to make a move in the offseason, Alex Bregman could be the answer to cover the lineup’s first slot in 2020. Bregman is coming off a down year or at least a...
The Crawfish Boxes Nov 13, 2020
Astros Crawfish Boil: November 13th, 2020

Astros Crawfish Boil: November 13th, 2020

Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports MLB Trade Rumors released their offseason outlook for the Astros but forgot to note that I’m probably going to be sad about some of the changes. 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 Here is the offseason outlook for the Astros, which kind of made me sad while reading (MLB Trade Rumors) Especially with questions beginning to swirl about the Astros’ championship window closing (The Ringer) And with the market for George Springer beginning to...
The Crawfish Boxes Nov 12, 2020
Michael Brantley needs to stay in Houston

Michael Brantley needs to stay in Houston

Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports The Astros face some tough decisions this offseason, but retaining a key bat in the lineup shouldn’t be one. The narrative of the Astros offseason will mostly center around replacing their entire starting outfield, which features three free agents in George Springer, Michael Brantley, and Josh Reddick. It’s a daunting task for any club, especially as the true scope of the economic losses from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic comes into clearer view. To be clear, the Astros ought to have enough money to re-sign at least two of the three free agent...
South Side Sox Nov 12, 2020
White Sox, train the focus on George Springer

White Sox, train the focus on George Springer

George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros bats against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field on Aug. 14, 2019. | Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ Splurging on one of the best position players in the sport, while targeting lesser reinforcements for the rotation, is the smart offseason play The Chicago White Sox will continue to turn back the clock and wear the “1983’s” for Sunday home games in 2021. The manager of that team, Tony La Russa, was chosen to return as manager of the club, and for as much consternation as there’s been over the managerial search that wasn’t, that hire...
Climbing Tal's Hill Nov 11, 2020

Astros rumors: George Springer to decline qualifying offer

As expected, George Springer will decline the $18.9 million qualifying offer, bringing him one step closer to leaving the Astros in free agency. The Houston Astros extended an $18.9 million qualifying offer to outfielder George Springer with the expectation that he would not accept it. The move was procedural and mainly due diligence to recoup […] Astros rumors: George Springer to decline qualifying offer - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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