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Jays Journal Oct 15, 2020

Blue Jays: Should Michael Brantley be an offseason target?

Should the Toronto Blue Jays target free-agent outfielder Michael Brantley this offseason? Michael Brantley is a professional hitter who oozes leadership qualities on and off the field, so is he someone the Blue Jays could have on their offseason radar? The 33-year old outfielder has spent the past two seasons with the Houston Astros but […] Blue Jays: Should Michael Brantley be an offseason target? - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 30, 2020
Astros Crawfish Boil: September 30th, 2020

Astros Crawfish Boil: September 30th, 2020

Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports Start your morning with some of the best Astros links around 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 The Astros pulled out a Game 1 victory yesterday thanks to the arm of Framber Valdez and the bat of Michael Brantley (Astros.com) And though there was a lot of grumbling about it, mainly be me, Dusty Baker’s aggressive pitching change in the 5th proved crucial (The Athletic, $$$) Also crucial were the defensive miscues from the Twins (FanGraphs) Brian...
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 27, 2020
Deep Dive: Jose Altuve - This Needs to Be Rock Bottom

Deep Dive: Jose Altuve - This Needs to Be Rock Bottom

Photo by Abbie Parr/ Jose Altuve has been a friend to pitchers this season The Astros’ lineup is no longer a juggernaut. What was supposed to be one of the most feared offenses in all of baseball has been stymied this season. With George Springer and Michael Brantley entering free agency this winter, it’s possible — if not probable — that the lineup will be losing its top two performers from the 2020 season. This puts more responsibility on the shoulders of Jose Altuve, who has been dreadful in 2020, and is one of the biggest reasons why the offense has struggled this year....
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 24, 2020
Astros offense explodes for 4 HRs as they beat the Rangers, 12-4

Astros offense explodes for 4 HRs as they beat the Rangers, 12-4

Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros is greeted at the plate by Josh Reddick #22, George Springer #4, and Michael Brantley #23 after a three-run homer run against the Texas Rangers in the sixth inning at Globe Life Field on September 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. | Photo by Richard Rodriguez/ In the last series of the 2020 season, the Astros take on the Rangers trying to finish the season on a high note. The Astros wasted no time getting on the board with Bregman drove in Altuve with an RBI triple. Tucker would then reach on a field error which allowed Bregman to score and make it...
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 23, 2020
Deep Dive: Kyle Tucker - Is His Breakout Legitimate?

Deep Dive: Kyle Tucker - Is His Breakout Legitimate?

Photo by Bob Levey/ Utilizing sabermetrics to break down Kyle Tucker’s 2020 campaign Kyle Tucker’s name had been involved in countless trade rumors before the 2020 season. Dating all the way back to 2016, speculation about Tucker’s availability in potential trades was common. Fast forward to late 2018: after signing Michael Brantley — the trade speculation became more prevalent, and it was somewhat merited. The Astros were an elite club, and Tucker was a prospect — albeit a terrific one — who wasn’t ready for the big leagues. Furthermore, the outfield was already set,...

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