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The Crawfish Boxes Mar 3, 2024
Everystros: José Altuve

Everystros: José Altuve

Jose Altuve | Photo by Rich Storry/ José Altuve ranks fifth in our 975-player series. Everystros CXVII 5. José Altuve (Bagwell score (79.07) is a five-foot-six right-handed second baseman from Puerto Cabello, VZ. Born on May 6, 1990, Altuve is super-well documented as the shortest player in Houston major league history, but once he got up to the parent club, it never mattered again. Altuve reached the majors with the worst-case-scenario for the Astros, in year one of the teardown. Still, I can’t help but think that the bottom-feeding 2011 version of the Houston...
The Crawfish Boxes Mar 1, 2024
Spring Training Game Thread. March 1, 2024, 12:05 CT. Astros @ Nationals

Spring Training Game Thread. March 1, 2024, 12:05 CT. Astros @ Nationals

Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports Framber Valdez gets his first start of the Spring The Astros beat the Mets 2-1 yesterday to bring their record for the Spring to 3-4. The big bats remained silent. Let’s hope they're saving their hits for the regular season. Jose Altuve, Yordan Alvarez, Alex Bregman, Kyle Tucker, and Jeremy Pena together managed only one hit between them, and for the Spring, they have .000, .200, .143, .200, and .000 batting averages respectively. Jose Abreu is a ray of light, hitting .333 for the Spring. Yes, I know it doesn’t mean a lot. Here are...
The Crawfish Boxes Feb 29, 2024
Extension Priority: Alex Bregman, Kyle Tucker, or Framber Valdez?

Extension Priority: Alex Bregman, Kyle Tucker, or Framber Valdez?

Photo by Carmen Mandato/ The Astros can focus on the next extension with Jose Altuve now under contract through 2029. The pressing question is who the organization will choose to extend. Wait, let me rephrase that thought: Who will be most willing to accept the terms Dana Brown and Jim Crane may offer? The extension chatter at present has primarily centered around three players: Alex Bregman, Kyle Tucker, and Framber Valdez. Brown has been vocal about retaining this trio of star players, but there is also reality to contend with. The odds of retaining all three, while...
The Crawfish Boxes Feb 27, 2024
Astros Crawfish Boil: February 27, 2024

Astros Crawfish Boil: February 27, 2024

Chas! | Photo by Rich Storry/ It’s the Tuesday Boil...is it time to panic yet? The Astros have already fallen to 1-3 this spring.....assemble the Panic Battalion! Houston Astros News Spencer Arrighetti on Spring Training outing New Astros skipper hints at exciting philosophical shakeup for new-look lineup What does Astros’ big batting order change say about confidence in other players? Justin Verlander raises alarm with latest update on Astros ace’s injury (FanSided) Houston Astros like what they see in pitcher Spencer Arrighetti (Houston Chronicle) Jose Altuve...
The Crawfish Boxes Feb 12, 2024
Will Altuve be that Houston superstar that spends his entire career with Houston?

Will Altuve be that Houston superstar that spends his entire career with Houston?

Photo by Bob Levey/ This is rarer than you might think. If you play the thought game of Mount Rushmore of Houston Sports Athletes, it is likely that Jose Altuve will be one of those on that list. The accolades are well-known and probably don’t need repeating here. Yet, Altuve is a figure whose stature in the community goes beyond the diamond. That stature was only reinforced when Altuve recently signed a 5 year/$125M extension. If the contract goes as expected, then Altuve will be in position to achieve one of the rarest of feats for a Houston Superstar Athlete: One...
The Crawfish Boxes Feb 8, 2024
Astros Crawfish Boil: February 8, 2024

Astros Crawfish Boil: February 8, 2024

Lance McCullers | Photo by Sarah Stier/ Welcome to the Thursday Boil, including chapter 95 of Everystros. Houston Astros News ‘Houston is my home’: Altuve, Astros cement lifelong partnership Jose Altuve discusses contract extension with Astros Who should Astros extend next? Jose Altuve’s contract clearly designed to help Astros pay Kyle Tucker (CTH) Alex Bregman Will ‘Definitely’ Get Astros Contract Offer After Altuve Deal, per Owner (Bleacher Report) Astros Owner Shares Direct Statement On Team’s Title Window (The Cold Wire) AL West News A’s —...
The Crawfish Boxes Feb 7, 2024
Jose Altuve Signs Five-Year Extension With Astros

Jose Altuve Signs Five-Year Extension With Astros

Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via It always felt like a foregone conclusion that the Astros would extend Jose Altuve. More of a when situation, not an if. The star second baseman holds more value to this organization than any other and Altuve again made his feelings clear about the city of Houston. It only made sense for the two parties to continue this mutually beneficial partnership for the foreseeable future. As such, Tuesday’s extension announcement — five years, $125 million — wasn’t much of a surprise, but more of a relief that it finally happened....
The Crawfish Boxes Feb 7, 2024
Astros Crawfish Boil: February 7, 2024

Astros Crawfish Boil: February 7, 2024

Framber Valdez | Photo by Bob Levey/ Welcome to the Humpday Boil, including Chapter 94 of Everystros. Houston Astros News Jose Altuve signs contract extension with Astros Could Astros follow Jose Altuve extension with a long-term deal for Alex Bregman? What contract may look like (CBS Sports) MLB panel sides with Astros’ utility player Mauricio Dubón on $3.5M salary request from Houston (ABC13 Houston) Houston Astros’ new Spring Training hat doubles up on orange (Chron) AL West News A’s — Las Vegas mayor’s comments on keeping A’s in Oakland riles social...

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