5:21 AM EST, Sat December 04, 2021
Climbing Tal's Hill 18 hours ago

All-Star Jose Ramirez Likes the Idea of Being on the Astros

Major League Baseball players were active on social media on Thursday, the first day the lockout was implemented. Some of those players were the Houston Astros, as they joined in on making their profile pictures the generic avatar that MLB.com has been using. In the mix of this, Cleveland Guardians’ third base Jose Ramirez liked […] All-Star Jose Ramirez Likes the Idea of Being on the Astros - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community
The Crawfish Boxes 20 hours ago
Astros Crawfish Boil: December 3rd, 2021

Astros Crawfish Boil: December 3rd, 2021

Photo by James Black/Icon Sportswire via One weird phenomenon of labor disputes is the sudden appearance of out of shape internet users who argue that professional sports are pretty much the same as little leagues Check out the rest of the Crawfish Boxes here and listen to the latest version of Locked on Astros, our partnered podcast, here. Lockout Lambada Rob Manfred is very reasonable and would very much like to make a deal according to MLB’s website, which is run by Rob Manfred (MLB.com) But it’s hard to see how the two sides can come together when they...
Climbing Tal's Hill 20 hours ago

The Pitch that Each Houston Astros Hitter Crushes

Let’s take a look at which pitches Astros’ hitters crush the most. Back in the summer I did a series on each Houston Astros‘ pitcher’s best pitch – the one that gets outs and, in short, his best pitch. In this article, I’m going to share the best pitch for each batter throughout the lineup […] The Pitch that Each Houston Astros Hitter Crushes - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Climbing Tal's Hill Dec 2, 2021

Astros Players Troll Major League Baseball with New Twitter Movement

Astros players are changing their Twitter profile pictures, as Major League Baseball wipes all player photos from online rosters. If you haven’t been on Twitter today or have been strong enough to not download the application, you are missing out on a new movement from Major League Baseball players, including some Houston Astros. With the […] Astros Players Troll Major League Baseball with New Twitter Movement - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Climbing Tal's Hill Dec 2, 2021

Rumor: Carlos Correa’s Lower Back Issues Affecting Free Agency

Buster Olney reports that Carlos Correa’s lower back issues could be affecting his free agency. In 2019, Carlos Correa’s season was put on hold after leaving an August game with back discomfort. Since that season, the Houston Astros never disclosed any sort of injury for Correa, while his only trip to the injured list from […] Rumor: Carlos Correa’s Lower Back Issues Affecting Free Agency - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Climbing Tal's Hill Dec 2, 2021

Astros’ 40-Man Roster after the Latest CBA Expiration

On Tuesday, the Houston Astros outrighted Andre Scrubb off the 40-man roster and to Triple-A Sugar Land. The right-handed reliever battled injury and command issues in 2021, and while going unclaimed, Scrubb will remain in the organization. Scrubb was dealt the short-hand, as the Astros needed to add both Justin Verlander and Hector Neris to […] Astros’ 40-Man Roster after the Latest CBA Expiration - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community
The Crawfish Boxes Dec 2, 2021
Astros Crawfish Boil: December 2nd, 2021

Astros Crawfish Boil: December 2nd, 2021

Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Get ready for a couple of months of hearing from a bunch of billionaires about how terrible it is that baseball players want to make more money Check out the rest of the Crawfish Boxes here and listen to the latest version of Locked on Astros, our partnered podcast, here. Lockout Lambada Baseball has officially entered its first work stoppage in 26 years (MLB.com) Which means that we get a canned letter from Rob Manfred blaming the players for everything (MLB.com) Any work stoppage sucks, but it’s the young players...
The Crawfish Boxes Dec 1, 2021
As lockout looms large, it appears the Astros may have already made their biggest offseason moves

As lockout looms large, it appears the Astros may have already made their biggest offseason moves

Photo by Bob Levey/ Beginning on Sunday, teams made a mad dash to sign many of the market’s top free agents in an effort to beat Wednesday night’s CBA buzzer. The Astros were not among them. The past few days have featured one of the most active and chaotic periods of free agency in recent memory. The imminent expiration of the current collective bargaining agreement (CBA)—or more specifically, the specter of a lockout—clearly motivated teams to make any substantial signings days ahead of Wednesday night’s de facto deadline. The Astros were not...
The Crawfish Boxes Dec 1, 2021
Astros Crawfish Boil: December 1st, 2021

Astros Crawfish Boil: December 1st, 2021

Photo by Elsa/ Lockout looms. Big free agents remain unsigned Check out the rest of the Crawfish Boxes here and listen to the latest version of Locked on Astros, our partnered podcast, here. Hot Stove Boogie Astros tender 6 arb-eligible players for ‘22. MLB.com What does Carlos Correa’s market look like after the Corey Seager and Javier Báez deals? Athletic $$$ Sara Goodrum leaving Brewers for Astros job as Director of Player Development. MLB.com MLB rumors: Live updates from free-agent frenzy as Javier Báez, Corey Seager, Max Scherzer find new homes....
The Crawfish Boxes Dec 1, 2021
Being away from the closer’s role might actually help Héctor Neris

Being away from the closer’s role might actually help Héctor Neris

Photo by Rich Schultz/ Neris could be a better late-inning option than an established closer. Héctor Neris is now an Astro after signing a two-year, $17 million contract, but he won’t have the same role he partially had with the Philadelphia Phillies for the past five years. With Ryan Pressly locked in as the Astros’ closer, Neris will be another good late-inning option in Dusty Baker’s hands. That might actually be good for him. Neris already has 84 career saves, but there are numbers that suggest he’s better when he’s not in charge of sealing victories....
Climbing Tal's Hill Nov 30, 2021

Astros Expect Contributions from Pedro Baez, Rafael Montero in ’22

On Tuesday, the Houston Astros made the Hector Neris’ signing official at a remote press conference. The right-hander will wear. No. 50, last worn by Charlie Morton in 2018, but even on Neris’ day, general manager James Click offered a few other pitching updates. Click, of course, did not offer any update on free agency […] Astros Expect Contributions from Pedro Baez, Rafael Montero in ’22 - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Climbing Tal's Hill Nov 30, 2021

Ranking the Astros “Golden Era” Teams

With the impending departure of yet another member of the Houston Astros’ “Golden Era” in shortstop Carlos Correa, it’s hard to not see the writing on the wall that sooner rather than later the greatest stretch in Houston sports history since the “Clutch City” Rockets is running out of time. The Houston Astros’ “Golden Era” […] Ranking the Astros “Golden Era” Teams - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Climbing Tal's Hill Nov 30, 2021

Astros: Correa’s price could be rising, so is the money best spent elsewhere?

With the red-hot free agent market booming, the Houston Astros have to make a decision. If it is up to me or any other Astros fan, we are re-signing Carlos Correa to a big deal just like he wants. After news that Corey Seager signed a 10-year $325 million deal, then you know the market […] Astros: Correa’s price could be rising, so is the money best spent elsewhere? - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Climbing Tal's Hill Nov 30, 2021

Astros: Nike City Connect Jersey Concept and Uniform History

Major League Baseball and Nike released seven City Connect Jerseys during the 2021 season, while the Houston Astros were left out, and it’s most likely that all of the league will get one in 2022. Nike did the same thing with the National Basketball Association, as they released only a few the first year and […] Astros: Nike City Connect Jersey Concept and Uniform History - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community
The Crawfish Boxes Nov 30, 2021
Astros MiLB Position Review: Third Base

Astros MiLB Position Review: Third Base

ROUND ROCK, TX - JULY 03: Sugar Land Skeeters infielder C. J. Hinojosa rounds 1st base during minor league game featuring the Sugar Land Skeeters and the Round Rock Express on July 03, 2021, at the Dell Diamond in Round Rock, TX. | Photo by John Rivera/Icon Sportswire via A review of the third base position in the Astros system Astros MiLB Position Review: Third Base Now that the season is over we will review each position in the minor league system during the 2021 season. This week I will be looking at the third base position. The players here played the majority of...

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