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Climbing Tal's Hill Apr 5, 2018

Astros Minor League Opening Day!

Opening Day in Major League Baseball has come and gone. The Astros are playing like it’s October already. Jose Altuve is “the modern Tony Gwynn from the right side” according to Craig Biggio. The first series win came against the Rangers. And Josh Reddick finally got a hit! But now it’s time for Minor League […] Astros Minor League Opening Day! - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Mar 31, 2018
Astros 9, Rangers 3: McCullers, Correa Dominate Their Way To Victory

Astros 9, Rangers 3: McCullers, Correa Dominate Their Way To Victory

Lance McCullers was utterly dominant in his 2018 debut, striking out ten, while Carlos Correa and Jose Altuve powered the offense to a beat-down of the Rangers. Lance McCullers came out of the chute firing on all cylinders, recording three ground ball outs on nine pitches - seven of which came for strikes. In the top of the second, Evan Gattis led off the inning with a ringing double into the right center field gap. Then, Benny Hill came to visit. On a wild pitch, Gattis had minor hesitation before attempting to advance to third as former teammate Juan Centeno scrambled to recover the...
Climbing Tal's Hill Mar 29, 2018

Astros Prospect Rankings: Carrying the Banner

The Astros farm system overhaul was much discussed and yielded great profits It began with George Springer. Well, it really began with Jose Altuve, but nobody really knew it at the time. The great Astros rebuild had officially turned the corner. After Springer came Carlos Correa, Lance McCullers, and Alex Bregman. J.D. Davis and Derek […] Astros Prospect Rankings: Carrying the Banner - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Climbing Tal's Hill Mar 27, 2018

Astros: Looking at the risk in the Jose Altuve contract

The Astros should be confident about the short-term of Jose Altuve’s new contract. But risks do exist. Jose Altuve officially signed his new contract extension a while back. You can find this author’s financial breakdown of the contract here. The Astros were wise to sign him to a contract extension now despite the risks that […] Astros: Looking at the risk in the Jose Altuve contract - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
House of Houston Mar 21, 2018

Houston Astros: Top 10 Wealthiest Contracts in Franchise History

The Houston Astros have officially handed Jose Altuve the wealthiest contract in team history. What other contracts rank inside of the top ten for the Astros? The Houston Astros have a relatively long history. The franchise began in 1962 as the Colt .45. In spite of this, the club does not have a storied history of […] Houston Astros: Top 10 Wealthiest Contracts in Franchise History - House of Houston - House of Houston - A Houston Sports Site - Texans, Rockets, Astros, Dynamo, Cougars and More!
Climbing Tal's Hill Mar 20, 2018

Astros: Time to break down Jose Altuve’s new contract

Could Jose Altuve’s new contract extension with the Astros be a rare win-win for both parties? Two more seasons. Just two more seasons. Those few words kept rolling around in this author’s head all offseason. Jose Altuve, the star second baseman for the Astros, could only be in Houston for two more seasons. The worry […] Astros: Time to break down Jose Altuve’s new contract - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal Mar 20, 2018

Blue Jays: The Case Against A Marcus Stroman Extension

The recent Astros extension of Jose Altuve has raised the question of whether other teams should lock down their young stars.  Should the Jays be aggressively pursuing a Marcus Stroman extension? ESPN’s Buster Olney recently wrote an article (highly recommended) in which he asked whether the unusual 2017-18 offseason for free agents and the recent […] Blue Jays: The Case Against A Marcus Stroman Extension - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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