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Climbing Tal's Hill Nov 4, 2018

Forrest Whitley’s continuing development is key for Astros

The Astros’ starting rotation is sort of in flux heading into the offseason. Development of the franchise’s pitching prospects is key to their future success. If the 2019 season started today, we’re likely looking at a starting unit of Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole, and three unknowns. I don’t expect for Dallas Keuchel to resign with […] Forrest Whitley’s continuing development is key for Astros - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Climbing Tal's Hill Nov 4, 2018

Astros review: Grading Gerrit Cole’s 2018 season

A key acquisition of the Astros during last year’s offseason, Gerrit Cole exceeded all of the expectations placed on him in 2018. When Houston attained Cole’s services last winter, the prevailing thought was that he would fit right in as the club’s number two or three starter. Let’s say that the former Pirate ended up […] Astros review: Grading Gerrit Cole’s 2018 season - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Oct 27, 2018
Astros Crawfish Boil: October 27th, 2018

Astros Crawfish Boil: October 27th, 2018

Start your weekend with some of the best Astros links around Astros News The Arizona Fall League offers redemption for top prospect Forrest Whitley (MLB.com)While at the MLB level, Justin Verlander has a case for another Cy Young (Climbing Tal’s Hill)And Gerrit Cole had a pretty good 2018 as well (Texas Sports Nation)Altuve and Jorge Linares had a casual little meet up between two sports superstars (El Nacional, en Español)You can read a much briefer version of that story in English here (La Vida Baseball) Around the league The Dodgers breathe life back into their season with an epic...
Climbing Tal's Hill Oct 26, 2018

Astros: Looking at Justin Verlander’s case for the AL Cy Young award

Houston Astros‘ ace Justin Verlander is in the thick of the race for the AL Cy Young Award. The list of contenders for the 2018 AL Cy Young Award is long. Guys like Corey Kluber, Gerrit Cole, Trevor Bauer, Chris Sale, and Luis Severino will all garner some votes. However, I think the race will come […] Astros: Looking at Justin Verlander’s case for the AL Cy Young award - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Climbing Tal's Hill Oct 25, 2018

Astros should offer Gerrit Cole a contract extension

With a starting rotation upheaval a distinct possibility this offseason, the Astros need to lock up one of their own for the long-term. Back on January 13, 2018, the Astros acquired Gerrit Cole from the Pirates. Pittsburgh acquired some help for their rebuild…wait…they traded for Chris Archer this summer?! Sending Tyler Glasnow, Shane Baz, and Austin […] Astros should offer Gerrit Cole a contract extension - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Oct 25, 2018
Astros Crawfish Boil: October 25th, 2018

Astros Crawfish Boil: October 25th, 2018

Your regular source for some of the best Astros and baseball links around Astros News Houston’s players have said their thanks to the fans for the 2018 season (Astros Mission Control)Looking forward to 2019, it might be time to talk extension with Gerrit Cole (House of Houston)And he could be joined by Nathan Eovaldi should Houston choose to pursue him (Climbing Tal’s Hill)But either way fans should be able to get into the games easier with a new entrance being added to MMP (Houston Chronicle)For the second time, Manfred lays out that the Astros were not cheating (Boston Globe, $$$)The...
House of Houston Oct 24, 2018

Houston Astros: Team should work to extend Gerrit Cole’s contract

There are a few question marks with the Houston Astros starting pitching in 2019 but to alleviate that, the team can extend Gerrit Cole now. Why? Look. The Houston Astros were ousted from the postseason after a stinging 4-1 series loss to the Boston Red Sox.  I’m sure few of us fans expected for the […] Houston Astros: Team should work to extend Gerrit Cole’s contract - House of Houston - House of Houston - A Houston Sports Site - Texans, Rockets, Astros, Dynamo, Cougars and More!
The Crawfish Boxes Oct 24, 2018
Goldschmidt and Greinke could make Arizona and Houston potential trade partners at Winter Meetings

Goldschmidt and Greinke could make Arizona and Houston potential trade partners at Winter Meetings

Winter Meetings rumors are already starting, and buzz about the Diamondbacks’ plans could make them a strong match for the Astros’ needs Now that the Astros’ World Series dreams for 2018 are dashed, it’s time to start thinking ahead. The Winter Meetings are in a month and a half, and as we saw last year, even the best teams can’t afford to rest on their laurels, and even a champion could use a Gerrit Cole. It’s not hard to guess that Houston will be going for it all again last year, and while they may not need an acquisition as splashy as the Cole trade, the team is coming off...
Climbing Tal's Hill Oct 23, 2018

Looking ahead to the Astros’ 2019 starting rotation

The Houston Astros had the game’s best rotation in 2018, but change is coming. As great as the Astros‘ starting five was for most of the 2018 season, the group could look significantly different on Opening Day next year. Top dogs Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole will return, but uncertainty looms for the rest of […] Looking ahead to the Astros’ 2019 starting rotation - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
House of Houston Oct 18, 2018

Houston Astros: Gerrit Cole needs to be in the bullpen from the start

The Houston Astros are officially in win or go home mode. Boston leads the ALCS 3-1 with Justin Verlander taking the mound for game five but Gerrit Cole needs to be ready to go from the start. Game four of the ALCS was mired in controversy from before this game ever even started. After several […] Houston Astros: Gerrit Cole needs to be in the bullpen from the start - House of Houston - House of Houston - A Houston Sports Site - Texans, Rockets, Astros, Dynamo, Cougars and More!
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 15, 2018

Astros’ starting pitchers set for Games 3, 4 against Red Sox

As the Astros prepare to host the Red Sox for three games in Houston, the attention turns to the starting pitchers penciled in for Games 3 and 4 of the ALCS. Despite a rough performance from Gerrit Cole in Game 2, the Astros‘ starting rotation remains a strength in the ALCS. This upcoming stretch of […] Astros’ starting pitchers set for Games 3, 4 against Red Sox - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Oct 14, 2018
Game Recap: Astros Drop Stink Bomb In Beantown. Red Sox Tie Series 1-1 with 7-5 win over Houston.

Game Recap: Astros Drop Stink Bomb In Beantown. Red Sox Tie Series 1-1 with 7-5 win over Houston.

Cole’s worst start of the year, sluggish offense sends series back to Houston tied. Playoff prognostication is a futile occupation. One can study the trends, the tendencies, but if you think that means those patterns will repeat themselves in a short series, you’re probably going to be wrong a lot. If there was a game sitting out there for the Astros to win, it was this game, Game 2, featuring David Price against Gerrit Cole. Price’s team was 0-10 in the post-season games in which he has recently started, including his last game against the Yankees in which he got only 5 outs. Gerrit...

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