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Climbing Tal's Hill 11 hours ago

Houston Astros: Blue Jays showing interest in Michael Brantley

The Toronto Blue Jays’ interest in George Springer is well-documented. Now, they’re after another Houston Astros outfielder. The Houston Astros are among the teams most interested in signing free-agent outfielder Michael Brantley. With George Springer likely to depart, leaving a gaping hole in the outfield, retaining Brantley  is an essential part of the offseason. But […] Houston Astros: Blue Jays showing interest in Michael Brantley - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Climbing Tal's Hill 12 hours ago

George Springer: Blue Jays talks with free-agent outfielder have “progressed”

The Toronto Blue Jays have emerged as a prime suitor for George Springer, and talks between the two sides have progressed. Two of baseballs most aggressive teams this winter, the New York Mets and Toronto Blue Jays, are among the teams most interested in signing free agent George Springer. And with each passing the day, […] George Springer: Blue Jays talks with free-agent outfielder have “progressed” - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Climbing Tal's Hill Nov 28, 2020

Astros: Houston would be smart to pursue Trevor Williams

The Astros could use another starting pitcher or two, and recently DFA’d Trevor Williams would be a strong fit. One of the most underrated needs for the Houston Astros is additional starting pitching. The team has young arms such as Framber Valdez, Cristian Javier and Jose Urquidy that they are high on. Veterans Zack Greinke […] Astros: Houston would be smart to pursue Trevor Williams - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Climbing Tal's Hill Nov 28, 2020

Astros Rumors: Houston showing interest in Yasiel Puig

Each day, the Astros seem to be connected to a new outfielder. Now, they’re reportedly interested in Yasiel Puig, who hasn’t played in MLB since 2019. The Houston Astros are interested in retaining George Springer and Michael Brantley. They have expressed interest in free-agent center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. And there is an increasing sense […] Astros Rumors: Houston showing interest in Yasiel Puig - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Climbing Tal's Hill Nov 27, 2020

Astros News: Former Houston pitcher Cy Sneed to sign in Japan

The Houston Astros lost another pitcher on Friday, with former reliever Cy Sneed signing with the NPB Yakult Swallows, according to a report. On Friday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported that former Houston Astros relief pitcher Cy Sneed will play for the NPB’s Yakult Swallows in 2021. The Astros are sending him to the Japanese […] Astros News: Former Houston pitcher Cy Sneed to sign in Japan - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Climbing Tal's Hill Nov 27, 2020

Houston Astros: Exploring the possibility of bringing back Jake Marisnick

The Houston Astros need outfield depth – a lot of it – and old friend Jake Marisnick would be a strong fit as a No. 4 outfielder. The Houston Astros have some holes in their outfield coming into 2021. With the expected loss of George Springer and the possibility of not re-signing Michael Brantley, they […] Houston Astros: Exploring the possibility of bringing back Jake Marisnick - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Nov 27, 2020
The Astros NEED the best of Yordan Álvarez’s bat back in 2021

The Astros NEED the best of Yordan Álvarez’s bat back in 2021

Photo by Tim Warner/ The young Cuban was a big offensive boost for the team in 2019, when he won the AL Rookie of the Year award. That’s the Yordan they need back in their lineup. No matter who the Astros bring in from free agency. No matter who they trade for. No matter if they re-sign George Springer or Michael Brantley. No matter what, the Astros NEED Yordan Álvarez back in the lineup in 2021. But not any Yordan Álvarez, but the best Yordan Álvarez. The young Cuban star, who unanimously won the AL Rookie of the Year last year, was a major influence on the...
The Crawfish Boxes Nov 27, 2020
Astros Crawfish Boil: November 27th, 2020

Astros Crawfish Boil: November 27th, 2020

Photo by Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times via I’m thankful that I have enough leftovers for a second food coma today 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 Here are the players that could be on the move if the Astros experience a roster crunch (The Athletic, $$$) One of those players, Cy Sneed, might be headed for Japan’s NPB according to recent reports (MLB Trade Rumors) According to one Astros insider, it’s more likely that Carlos Correa gets signed long...
Climbing Tal's Hill Nov 25, 2020

Astros: Should Houston target Brandon Kintzler in free agency?

The Astros desperately need bullpen help. The club should look at Brandon Kintzler, who can likely be had for cheap. The Astros bullpen was one of their biggest struggles in the 2020 season. To make matters even worse, their former closer, Roberto Osuna, has hit free agency. While he was down with an injury, Houston […] Astros: Should Houston target Brandon Kintzler in free agency? - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Climbing Tal's Hill Nov 25, 2020

Astros Rumors: Houston has checked in on DJ LeMahieu

Just one day after Carlos Correa trade rumors took over Twitter, the Houston Astros have reportedly checked in on DJ LeMahieu. The rumor mill for the Astros has been all over the place in the last 48 hours. There have been reports suggesting that Houston is floating star shortstop Carlos Correa in trade talks, only […] Astros Rumors: Houston has checked in on DJ LeMahieu - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Nov 25, 2020
Astros Crawfish Boil: November 25th, 2020

Astros Crawfish Boil: November 25th, 2020

I’m very busy getting ready for tomorrow so you’ll need to come up with your own terrible joke about “Fowl Balls” 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 Brian McTaggart released his latest mailbag where he talked about Springer, Brantley, Chirinos, and the Astros’ newest AAA club (Astros.com) Turns out that the Astros are NOT shopping Correa around but are kicking the tires on signing LeMahieu (MLB Trade Rumors) The team might also be taking a look at Yasiel...
Climbing Tal's Hill Nov 24, 2020

Astros should extend, not trade cornerstone Carlos Correa

The Astros must sign Carlos Correa to an extension to keep him in Houston. Just when you thought the DeAndre Hopkins trade was going to be the worst thing to happen to Houston fans in 2020, a new rumor is threatening to dwarf it. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic is reporting that the Astros are […] Astros should extend, not trade cornerstone Carlos Correa - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Climbing Tal's Hill Nov 24, 2020

Astros: Rays’ Blake Snell makes sense as trade candidate for Houston

The Houston Astros need to address the rotation in 2021 and beyond, and the Tampa Bay Rays’ Blake Snell is someone who makes sense via trade. The Houston Astros are in desperate need of short and long-term answers in the rotation. Justin Verlander is out for the 2021 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery and […] Astros: Rays’ Blake Snell makes sense as trade candidate for Houston - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Nov 24, 2020
Enoli Paredes as a starter? Why not?

Enoli Paredes as a starter? Why not?

Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via The 25-year-old Dominican was effective out of the ‘pen in 2020, but the Astros could take advantage of his experience as starter in the Minors. Even though the Astros do have options for the starting rotation in 2021, there are too many questions around it. Can Zack Greinke overcome this season’s struggles? Can Lance McCullers Jr. finally be consistent? Can Framber Valdez have a similar performance? What will happen with Cristian Javier? As you see, there are many doubts for a 162-game campaign. And you can add the fact that...
The Crawfish Boxes Nov 24, 2020
Astros Crawfish Boil: November 24th, 2020

Astros Crawfish Boil: November 24th, 2020

Photo by Harry How/ I knew the Astros probably weren’t going to sign him anyways, but watching Charlie Morton sign with another team feels like 2018 all over again. 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 Word on the mean streets of the internet is that the Astros are floating Correa’s name in trade talks this offseason (Bleacher Report) Here is the state of the Astros’ 40-man roster after all the Rule 5 moves and trades (The Athletic, $$$) Brian McTaggart...

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