6:06 PM EDT, Mon May 21, 2018
Pinstripe Alley 3 hours ago
The Yankees should try to trade for James Paxton

The Yankees should try to trade for James Paxton

If Big Maple hits the market, the Yankees should be all in. The Yankees have something special going on this season. The club owns a 30 - 13 record and has played stellar baseball for the last month or so. That’s not to say there isn’t room for improvement. The rotation, of course, stands out as the area in most need of an upgrade. The staff contains far more question marks than sure things. Reinforcements would help. Meanwhile, the Mariners have some tough decisions to make. Seattle sits two games behind the Astros in the AL West, but can they really hold off the Angels? That task...
Lone Star Ball 1 hour ago
Matt Bush recalled, Kevin Jepsen DFA’d

Matt Bush recalled, Kevin Jepsen DFA’d

The Rangers have recalled reliever Matt Bush, and have designated reliever Kevin Jepsen for assignment Texas Rangers transactions: Matt Bush has been recalled from AAA Round Rock today, the Rangers announced. To make room for him on the active roster, the team has designated relief pitcher Kevin Jepsen for assignment. The Rangers also announced they have activated Drew Robinson from the disabled list and optioned him to AAA Round Rock. Bush was optioned after a rough start to the 2018 campaign, as he struggled with his command and fell out of the Jeff Banister Tree of Trust. Bush...
Lone Star Ball 19 mins ago
Texas Rangers Series Preview: New York Yankees

Texas Rangers Series Preview: New York Yankees

Looking at the three game home set against the Bronx Bombers The Rangers are home for a seven game home stand, starting with a three game series against the Yankees. New York is currently tied for first place in the AL East with the Red Sox. The Yankees have four players with double digit home runs. Judge and Stanton both have 11, Didi Gregorious (who I’ll never forget ESPN reffered to as a Ranger killer two years ago. “If you ask any Ranger fan, they’ll tell you no one gets more hits against the Rangers than Didi.”) has 10, and Gary Sanchez has 12. Tonight’s game will feature...

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Halos Heaven 1 hour ago
Week 7 Pregame Picks Review!

Week 7 Pregame Picks Review!

Week 7 Leader: angelslogic and sherikay Overall Leader: LanaBanana It wasn’t really a good week for the Angels. First the Astros put the beating on them, which is somewhat understandable, and then the Rays did, which is less understandable. In PGP, angelslogic and sherikay shared the honors with 9 points each, with the former’s points coming in bulk from Blackjack and the latter’s coming mostly from ABCD. Eastbayhalo came in third with 8 points, and Ant Fan and franchiz weren’t too far behind, with 7. The Week 7 results can be seen HERE. The Overall Results Top 5: LanaBanana,...
Climbing Tal's Hill 2 hours ago

Astros Minor League Recap May 14-20: Fresno keeps rolling

The Houston Astros‘ Triple-A affiliate Fresno Grizzlies continue their strong play, winning two consecutive series. After posting a 4-3 record the prior week, the Fresno Grizzlies continued marching on. The team posted a 4-2 record this week, winning two consecutive series. The offense has lost Tony Kemp and J.D. Davis to the big league club, […] Astros Minor League Recap May 14-20: Fresno keeps rolling - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Halos Heaven 2 hours ago
Angels Week 8 Rankings - Position Players

Angels Week 8 Rankings - Position Players

The good, the bad, and the meh - Mendoza Lines R Us I’ll cover the entire 40 man roster and will split it between position players and pitchers (generally 20 or so guys on each list). Each week the list will change based on the past week’s performance - but also taking into account their performance year to date. These rankings were compiled with the help of MLB stats, FanGraphs, misc. data, personal opinion, scribblings on Cam Bedrosian’s Five Guys wrappers, and some fairy dust I found hidden in Matt Shoemaker’s beard. Summary Over the last 4 weeks, the Angels have scored only 17...
The Crawfish Boxes 3 hours ago
What’s Behind the Astros Offensive Decline?

What’s Behind the Astros Offensive Decline?

Despite a few bursts, the Astros offense has consistently failed to provide a great starting rotation with run support. What has gone wrong? It’s about a quarter through the 2018 season, and things are looking good on the Houston Astros front. The Astros are on pace to win 100 games, the pitching has been revolutionary, and the team has managed to remain mostly healthy. In short, there has not been much to complain about, except one key factor - the offense. Not that the offense has been bad - Houston’s offense is still top 10 in terms of R/SG (4.64) and wRC+ (104). Yet, the lineup is...
Lookout Landing 3 hours ago
MLB Draft 2018: Reviewing the Mariners’ past drafts - 2013

MLB Draft 2018: Reviewing the Mariners’ past drafts - 2013

A down year for the draft with surprising upside for the M’s The 2018 MLB Draft is June 4-6, and we are getting very close to a fever pitch of excitement here at the site (note: does not have anything to do with noted baseball movie Fever Pitch, of which opinions are varied). While we will continue to profile potential draft choices with our conference preview series and mock draft recaps, we are also attempting to provide an overview of how we got to where we are. Last week we examined the positional depth in the system; this week we’ll be looking at the drafts from 2013- on to look...
The Crawfish Boxes 4 hours ago
Astros Top Prospect Report: 5/14 - 5/20

Astros Top Prospect Report: 5/14 - 5/20

Your weekly update on the Astros prospects Here is your weekly look at how the Astros top prospects are performing. I will be using the newly updated top 30 prospects at AstrosFuture.com. 1. Forrest Whitley, RHP (AA) This Week: Suspended 2018 Season Stats: Suspended 2. Kyle Tucker, OF (AAA) This Week: 5 G, .286 BA (6-for-21), 3 2B, HR, 4 RBI, SB 2018 Season Stats: 39 G, .292 BA/.808 OPS, 13 2B, 4 HR, 31 RBI, 5 SB 3. J.B. Bukauskas, RHP (A-) This Week: 7-day DL 2018 Season Stats: 2 G, 7.94 ERA (3.43 FIP), 5.2 IP, 10 H, 5 ER, 4 BB, 7 K 4. Yordan Alvarez, 1B (AA) This Week: 7-day DL 2018...
Halos Heaven 4 hours ago
Angels Week 8 Rankings - Pitchers

Angels Week 8 Rankings - Pitchers

The good, the bad, and the meh - Starters hit a high note I’ll cover the entire 40 man roster and will split it between position players and pitchers (generally 20 or so guys on each list). Each week the list will change based on the past week’s performance - but also taking into account their performance year to date. These rankings were compiled with the help of MLB stats, FanGraphs, misc. data, personal opinion, scribblings on Cam Bedrosian’s Five Guys wrappers, and some fairy dust I found hidden in Matt Shoemaker’s beard. Summary Angels starters threw 44.1 innings last week...
Lookout Landing 5 hours ago
An Appreciation of Kyle Seager’s Facial Hair

An Appreciation of Kyle Seager’s Facial Hair

Our little man is all grown up Facial hair is a strange thing. Even the most minuscule changes in length, placement, and scraggly-ness can change a person’s entire outward appearance. We all have our own ingrained ideas of what kind of person is attached to a neck beard, handlebar mustache, or soul patch. While changing the style can elicit drastic, visceral reactions, there’s nothing quite like a person’s face going from bare to furry, or vice versa. On April 14, Stephen Brashear of snapped this photo that shows an inkling of facial hair on Mr. Kyle Seager, but certainly not enough...

Astros broadcaster Preston Wilson apologizes for on-air slavery joke

Houston Astros TV analyst Preston Wilson apologized Saturday for joking during a broadcast that he’d rather prevent the slider from ever being invented than go back in time and erase slavery. “Earlier today I made a comment that may have offended people and for that I am sorry,” Wilson tweeted....
The Crawfish Boxes 5 hours ago
Astros Crawfish Boil: May 21, 2018

Astros Crawfish Boil: May 21, 2018

Your #1 source for Houston Astros news as well as other MLB articles for May 21 Houston Astros News 2018 Houston Astros starting rotation may rank as one of the best ever - MLB.com Through just 48 games, the 2018 Astros starting five are stacking up with some of the best to ever play the game. Lance McCullers Jr. has added a third reliable pitch to his arsenal - FanGraphs Ever since his great performance against the New York Yankees in the 2017 ALCS, McCullers has begun using his curveball less and relying more on a new weapon. Derek Fisher heads to the 10-day disabled list, J.D. Davis...
Lone Star Ball 7 hours ago
2018 Rangers draft preview: Connor Scott

2018 Rangers draft preview: Connor Scott

Taking a look at potential Texas Rangers draft pick Connor Scott 2018 MLB Draft preview: Connor Scott scouting report. With the 2018 MLB Draft less than three weeks away — the first round kicks off on June 4, 2018 — its time to start offering capsule looks at players the Texas Rangers could select with their top picks. The Rangers’ first round pick is at #15 and their second round pick is at #55 — they have no compensatory picks this year. Leading up to draft day, we will be doing writeups of some of the players who could end up getting selected by the Rangers with one of their...
The Crawfish Boxes 7 hours ago
Astros Prospect Report: May 20th, 2018

Astros Prospect Report: May 20th, 2018

See how the Astros prospects performed last night AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (27-17) won 7-2 (BOX SCORE) Cy Sneed got the start for Fresno last night and turned in a quality outing allowing 2 runs over 6 innings of work. Fresno got off to a good start offensively with Kyle Tucker connecting on a 2 run HR. Reed followed with a solo HR in the first to make it 3-0. Kemmer added a solo HR in the 7th, his 7th HR of the season. Tyler White continued his hot hitting with an RBI double in the 8th. The Grizzlies added some more insurance in the 9th on a White RBI single and Tucker scoring on a balk....

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