12:48 AM EST, Thu November 15, 2018
Bless You Boys 15 hours ago
Justin Verlander may finally bag a second Cy Young Award today

Justin Verlander may finally bag a second Cy Young Award today

Unfortunately, Blake Snell is putting those hopes in jeopardy. Here we are in awards season again, and life is still pretty darn good for former Tigers’ ace, Justin Verlander. Already the owner of a Rookie of the Year, Cy Young, and Most Valuable Player awards, the 35-year-old Verlander finally took home his first World Series ring with the Houston Astros last year. He returned with another monster campaign in 2018, and while his legacy is now assured, no doubt he would love to finally add a second Cy Young Award to his career achievements. Verlander has a heck of a good case. He led all...
Tampa Bay Times 12 hours ago

The interesting past of Justin Verlander, Cy Young and Tampa Bay

Rays LHP Blake Snell and Astros RHP Justin Verlander are the top candidates for the AL Cy Young award that will be announced Wednesday night.The last intersection between Verlander and Tampa Bay, in 2016, got a little, well, racy.Verlander, then with Detroit, was a strong
Tampa Bay Times 6 hours ago

Rays Blake Snell wins AL Cy Young award

ST. PETERSBURG : Blake Snell won 21 games for the Rays during a remarkable breakout season, then got his biggest victory Wednesday night when he was voted the American League Cy Young award.Snell finished ahead of two previous winners, Houston's Justin Verlander and
DRaysBay 5 hours ago

Blake Snell wins AL Cy Young

Snellzilla toppled the competition. The AL Cy Young Award race might have been one of the most uncertain titles in this baseball award season. In the NL it seemed practically a given that the unstoppable force of Jacob deGrom would take home the coveted pitching trophy, but in the American League...

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Call to the Pen 8 hours ago

Houston Astros: Collin McHugh shouldn’t re-join the rotation

With the multiple openings left in the starting rotation, the Houston Astros might consider transitioning Collin McHugh back into a starter. But after his success last season, it would be relatively unwise to do. The Houston Astros are famous for turning mediocre pitchers into reliable – and stellar – options. But while Gerrit Cole and […] Houston Astros: Collin McHugh shouldn’t re-join the rotation - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Climbing Tal's Hill 8 hours ago

Astros: Three premium trade chips this offseason

Minor league prospects are the lifeblood of a major league organization. But there are times to “cash in” those chips for proven major league talent. Looking ahead, the Astros are approaching a crossroads. Not only does the front office have to plan for the 2019 season, their course of action this winter will impact future […] Astros: Three premium trade chips this offseason - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Climbing Tal's Hill 10 hours ago

Astros front office update: Assistant GM Mike Elias to become Oriole’s GM

All but official at this point, Astros‘ assistant general manager Mike Elias is expected to be named the new general manager for the Baltimore Orioles. Based on the latest update from Mark Feinsand of MLB.com, it appears the Astros’ assistant general manager, Mike Elias, will soon be announced as the new Orioles’ general manager, where he […] Astros front office update: Assistant GM Mike Elias to become Oriole’s GM - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Baltimore Sun 10 hours ago

Reports: Orioles to hire Astros’ Mike Elias as next head of baseball operations

Houston Astros assistant general manager Mike Elias is poised to become the Orioles’ next head of baseball operations, according to several news outlets. Elias was a key component in the successful rebuild of the 2017 World Series champion Astros as their scouting director and then assistant general...
The Crawfish Boxes 13 hours ago
Astros Future Interview: Peter Solomon

Astros Future Interview: Peter Solomon

Get to know Astros’ prospect, Peter Solomon The Astros system is loaded with talent but the 2017 draft is shaping up to be a great one for the Astros. Not only are the top picks looking good, but the mid-round guys are looking great too. One of the middle rounders that is pitching well is Peter Solomon. Solomon attended Mount St. Joseph’s HS in Baltimore, MD. He was actually drafted out of high school by the Padres in the 21st round but opted to not sign and attend the University of Notre Dame. With Notre Dame he spent time starting and pitching out of the pen posting a 3.53 ERA with...
House of Houston 14 hours ago

Houston Astros Rumors: Possible landing spots for free agent class

The Houston Astros are saying goodbye to eight players in 2019. The big question now is where these champions and Free Agent Class will end up. When Dallas Keuchel rejected the qualifying offer the Houston Astros extended to him on November 2nd, it became clear that a big chunk of the 2017 World Champion team […] Houston Astros Rumors: Possible landing spots for free agent class - House of Houston - House of Houston - A Houston Sports Site - Texans, Rockets, Astros, Dynamo, Cougars and More!
The Crawfish Boxes 15 hours ago
Astros Crawfish Boil: November 14th, 2018

Astros Crawfish Boil: November 14th, 2018

Start your morning with some of the best Astros links around Astros News Assistant GM Mike Elias will leave the Astros for oranger pastures as he is named the new Orioles GM (MLB Trade Rumors)Houston was interested in Nicholas Castellanos at the deadline, and still could be (Bless You Boys)Let’s explore what such a trade could look like even further (Motor City Bengals)How does Verlander’s season stack up to the rest of the Cy Young field? (Climbing Tal’s Hill)Might as well look at the whole bullpen’s season while we’re at it (Texas Sports Nation)Sante Fe High School got a visit...
House of Houston 16 hours ago

Houston Astros Rumors: 3 offseason moves that could destroy the future

The Houston Astros are set to make moves this offseason. Here are three moves they need to avoid because they could absolutely destroy the future of the team. The Houston Astros have turned themselves into one of the powerhouses and dynasties in the MLB. They have done so by being frugal and building up an […] Houston Astros Rumors: 3 offseason moves that could destroy the future - House of Houston - House of Houston - A Houston Sports Site - Texans, Rockets, Astros, Dynamo, Cougars and More!
Climbing Tal's Hill Nov 13, 2018

Astros: Comparing Justin Verlander with other Cy Young finalists

Astros’ Justin Verlander is one of the three finalists for the 2018 Cy Young award in the AL. How does he stack up against the competition? It’s that time of the year again. The hardware is handed out to the top players and managers of the Major Baseball League. The Astros’ ace pitcher, Justin Verlander, […] Astros: Comparing Justin Verlander with other Cy Young finalists - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Climbing Tal's Hill Nov 13, 2018

Could the Astros trade for Madison Bumgarner?

The Astros are undeniably in need of starting pitching. Could adding Giants ace Madison Bumgarner be a realistic scenario? The San Francisco Giants, in need of a new direction, hired Dodgers GM Farhan Zaidi to be their new president of baseball operations. One of his main concerns this winter is to figure out what to […] Could the Astros trade for Madison Bumgarner? - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen Nov 13, 2018

Houston Astros: Keuchel declines qualifying offer, now a free agent

The Houston Astros have multiple holes to fill in the starting rotation. Another one may be open, as left-hander Dallas Keuchel is now officially a free agent. Although the Houston Astros boasted one of the best starting rotations in the league last season, some nights put fans into a near-cardiac arrest. And throughout the first […] Houston Astros: Keuchel declines qualifying offer, now a free agent - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Climbing Tal's Hill Nov 13, 2018

Astros: Five trade targets to consider this offseason

The Astros will likely be an active player in this year’s offseason. With a deep farm system at its disposal, the club has the assets to entice other teams in trade talks. Ever since Houston’s sudden resurgence in 2015, there has been a debate about whether or not the front office should cash in its […] Astros: Five trade targets to consider this offseason - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Nov 13, 2018
Astros Crawfish Boil: November 13th, 2018

Astros Crawfish Boil: November 13th, 2018

Start your day with some of the best Astros links around Astros News Keuchel makes it official and declines the QO from the Astros (Houston Chronicle)Making him part of the same free agency class as Nelson Cruz, who the Astros could use at DH (House of Houston)The Astros made an offer for Detroit’s Nick Castellanos at the trade deadline and they may still be interested (MLB Trade Rumors)Let’s have a look at Springer’s 2018 efforts (Climbing Tal’s Hill)Correa and Reddick played ball with kids from the Shriner Hospital this past weekend (12up)Sometimes José Altuve goes to Starbucks,...
Climbing Tal's Hill Nov 13, 2018

Houston Astros Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are just around the corner, so now is the time to take care of all the Houston Astros fans in your life. And we’re here to help with this gift guide. Before you know it, you’ll be swapping presents and guzzling egg nog. It’s just that time of year. Don’t let it sneak […] Houston Astros Holiday Gift Guide - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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