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Climbing Tal's Hill Jan 21, 2019

Astros Rumor: Pitcher Marcus Stroman could be nice add

There have been rumblings in the past the Astros have shown interest in Toronto Blue Jays’ starting pitcher Marcus Stroman. The Astros‘ name has come up as one of the teams interested in a possible trade for Marcus Stroman. He could be a nice addition to join Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole in Houston’s starting […] Astros Rumor: Pitcher Marcus Stroman could be nice add - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Climbing Tal's Hill Jan 19, 2019

Astros: Gerrit Cole’s arbitration case should be a slam dunk

Gerrit Cole should easily win his case against the Astros’ front office when they go before an arbitration panel to decide his 2019 salary. Assuming that Astros‘ management and Gerrit Cole don’t construct a multi-year deal, they will be stating their cases before a three-person arbitration panel. With Scott Boras being his agent, the odds […] Astros: Gerrit Cole’s arbitration case should be a slam dunk - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Jan 12, 2019
Tracking Arbitration Across MLB

Tracking Arbitration Across MLB

The following link is a reference to the results of Friday’s arbitration deadline, including the Astros. Out of the ten arbitration eligible players for the Astros, seven accepted contracts before the deadline, leaving Gerrit Cole, Carlos Correa, and Chris Devenski awaiting arbitration. For more information about the Astros and all other teams click here.
Climbing Tal's Hill Jan 8, 2019

Astros: Which pitching prospect is ready to be the “Next Man Up”?

Two slots still remain open in the Astros’ rotation behind Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole and Collin McHugh. Which pitching prospect is ready to step up? The Astros‘ pitchers and catchers report to West Palm Beach to begin Spring Training Feb. 13, and begin their workouts the following day. As it stands right now, only three […] Astros: Which pitching prospect is ready to be the “Next Man Up”? - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Jan 1, 2019
Astros Crawfish Boil: January 1st, 2019

Astros Crawfish Boil: January 1st, 2019

Start your 2019 with some of the best Astros links around Astros News Let us have a look back with an elegy for the 2018 Houston Astros (FanGraphs)While we’re looking back, check out this gem about the Astroification of Gerrit Cole (Baseball Prospectus)Let’s go even further back and peruse the top 30 players in franchise history (House of Houston)Keuchel’s chances of returning to the Astros are pretty slim (Climbing Tal’s Hill)Here are the top 5 moments in Houston Sports this year, which is pretty Astros heavy (Houston SportsMap) Around the League Alright, it’s 2019, so when does...
The Crawfish Boxes Dec 31, 2018
Brent Strom: The Wizard of Stros, Revisited. Baseball America’s Coach of the Year.

Brent Strom: The Wizard of Stros, Revisited. Baseball America’s Coach of the Year.

Brent Strom just won a Coach of the Year award. Is he a pitching wizard? A hurler whisperer? Let’s look. C’mon, just because the Astros in 2018 had the lowest ERA in baseball, 3.11, the eighth lowest ERA+ since WWII,* gave up the fewest runs, and had the most strikeouts in the entire history of baseball while allowing the third fewest walks this year, there’s no reason to call Brent Strom a wizard. Didn’t Baseball America know when they named Strom Coach of the Year, that any team with talent like Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole, Dallas Keuchel, Lance McCullers et al is bound to make...
The Crawfish Boxes Dec 27, 2018
Astros Crawfish Boil: December 27th, 2018

Astros Crawfish Boil: December 27th, 2018

Start your day with some of the best Astros links around Astros News Brian McTaggart takes a crack at fan’s questions in his latest mailbag column (Astros.com)One he does not cover is whether the Rangers or the Astros have had it better in the last decade (Nolan Writin’)Some fast food employees had it good this Christmas as Alex Bregman handed out $100 tips (Yahoo Sports)Correa got in on the holiday giving by donating his personal piano to Texas Children’s Hospital (ABC 13)Gerrit Cole has joined that there fancy social media (ABC 13)Here’s a little bit of speculation on a possible...

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