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The Crawfish Boxes 10 hours ago
Why The Astros Should Not Hire Dusty Baker

Why The Astros Should Not Hire Dusty Baker

Patrick McDermott-USA TODAY Sports When manager A.J. Hinch was fired, it left a glaring hole in the clubhouse. John Gibbons, Dusty Baker, Bruce Bochy, Buck Showalter, and Will Veneble are just a few of the names that have been mentioned to replace him. Of these five, Dusty Baker and John Gibbons have had interviews with the club. If I had to choose one of the two I would choose Gibbons by a long shot over Baker. Baker makes poor decisions, he doesn’t seem to embrace analytics and worst of all, he has been unsuccessful in the stat that matters the most, World Series...
Pinstripe Alley 19 hours ago
Did MLB do enough to deal with the Astros?

Did MLB do enough to deal with the Astros?

Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports Submit your answer in the FanPost section for the chance to see your story featured on the front page. Last week, Major League Baseball concluded their investigation into the Houston Astros’ illegal use of technology to steal signs during the 2017 season. Both A.J. Hinch and Jeff Luhnow received one-year suspensions, and then were subsequently fired. The organization lost their first and second-round draft picks in 2020 and 2021, plus they got stuck with a $5 million fine. That brings us to this week’s FanPost Friday prompt: Did MLB do enough to deal...

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The Crawfish Boxes 17 hours ago
Why Jose Altuve did not want his Jersey removed.

Why Jose Altuve did not want his Jersey removed.

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports It has to be nefarious. He’s an Astro, right? I’m a DJ sometimes. Live look in below. No, that’s really not me. If he wants to be me, this old man needs to get a little more excited. But I was driving to my gig early Saturday evening listening to AM 790 Sports Talk. Big mistake. There was a national syndicated show on, I don’t know who the hosts were, and I don’t care enough to find out. Of course, one of the talking heads stated as a MATTER OF FACT that Jose Altuve was wearing a cheater’s buzzer when he hit the walk-off homer in Game 6 ALCS...
The Crawfish Boxes 17 hours ago
Astros Crawfish Boil: January 20th, 2020

Astros Crawfish Boil: January 20th, 2020

Photo by Francis Miller/The LIFE Picture Collection via Start your Martin Luther King Jr. day 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. Here’s the story of how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s assassination shook the baseball world over 50 years ago (The Undefeated) Astros News It was FanFest this weekend which meant uncomfortable questions for Altuve and Bregman (Houston Chronicle)As well as the announcement of the 2020 Astros Hall of Fame class...
Climbing Tal's Hill 17 hours ago

Explaining my 2020 FanSided Mock Hall of Fame ballot

Here’s how I voted in the 2020 FanSided Mock Hall of Fame voting. We here at FanSided decided to have our own Mock Hall of Fame vote to correspond with the actual National Baseball Hall of Fame, just to see how each site’s experts would collectively vote. You can check out the full results. Spoiler […] Explaining my 2020 FanSided Mock Hall of Fame ballot - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen 20 hours ago

Houston Astros Scandal: PointsBet refunds New York Yankees’ tickets

The punishment for the Houston Astros sign stealing scandal has sent shockwaves through baseball this week.  Now, gamblers who lost on New York Yankees futures are feeling some relief. By now we are all familiar with the Houston Astros sign stealing scandal and Jose Altuve‘s trash can aided walk off home run against the New York Yankees […] Houston Astros Scandal: PointsBet refunds New York Yankees’ tickets - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Dave Clark / Cincinnati.com Jan 20, 2020
Former Reds manager Dusty Baker to interview with Houston Astros, per reports

Former Reds manager Dusty Baker to interview with Houston Astros, per reports

Dusty Baker has been mentioned as a managerial candidate for the Astros, Red Sox and Mets.        
The Crawfish Boxes Jan 20, 2020
Sign-Stealing Around the League

Sign-Stealing Around the League

Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports All eyes are are the Astros and Red Sox, but by many reports, the issue of sign-stealing is not a new trend and likely extends further around the league. I’ve gone back and forth on writing this article. I understand that no matter what I say, people will read it as a biased Astros perspective. I want to start with a strong disclaimer. I do not think that in any way what the Astros did was right. I do not think think the acts of others justify what they did. I am not claiming innocence of players, coaches, or the front office. Where my issue and reason...
Climbing Tal's Hill Jan 19, 2020

Astros: Jim Crane deserves praise for handling of scandal

Astros owner Jim Crane handled the sign stealing scandal the right way. Many of us in the Astros fan community are still reeling from last week’s results of MLB’s investigation into the club’s illegal sign stealing operation. We’ve seen the reputation of the organization and its players tarnished and dragged through the mud. But owner […] Astros: Jim Crane deserves praise for handling of scandal - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal Jan 19, 2020

Blue Jays: Randal Grichuk pulls no punches on Astros sign-stealing

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Randal Grichuk pulled no punches when asked his opinion on the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal. Since the Astros sign-stealing fiasco went public a number of major league players have publicly voiced their displeasure and Blue Jays outfielder Randal Grichuk was no different. Grichuk did not mince words when he was asked […] Blue Jays: Randal Grichuk pulls no punches on Astros sign-stealing - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
House of Houston Jan 18, 2020

Houston Astros: Jim Crane should promote Espada to manager for 2020

Houston Astros owner Jim Crane is deadset on having a new manager in place quickly. Joe Espada is the answer staring him in the face. Why hold interviews? The Houston Astros are doing their utmost to move on from the stigma of sign-stealing scandal that has rocked the baseball world.  It has been five days […] Houston Astros: Jim Crane should promote Espada to manager for 2020 - House of Houston - House of Houston - A Houston Sports Site - Texans, Rockets, Astros, Dynamo, Cougars and More!
DodgerBlue.com Jan 18, 2020
Dodgers News: Ross Stripling Joins Chorus Of Players Who Believe Astros Crossed The Line With Use Of Technology In ‘Real Time’

Dodgers News: Ross Stripling Joins Chorus Of Players Who Believe Astros Crossed The Line With Use Of Technology In ‘Real Time’

Heartbreak the Los Angeles Dodgers felt with losing to the Houston Astros in the 2017 World Series has turned...
Climbing Tal's Hill Jan 18, 2020

Astros Hall of Fame class of 2020 includes Berkman, Oswalt

The Astros Hall of Fame has six new members in the Class of 2020. Keep your seats, folks — the National Baseball Hall of Fame class of 2020 won’t be announced for another few days. But the Astros Hall of Fame does have a new class, with six new members being added to last year’s […] Astros Hall of Fame class of 2020 includes Berkman, Oswalt - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Jan 18, 2020
They hate us folks. Fanpulse queries national fanbase about the cheating scandal.

They hate us folks. Fanpulse queries national fanbase about the cheating scandal.

Here are the answers to four poll questions. Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Astros fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse. No doubt about it. The Astros are the most hated franchise in sports right now. Below are the responses by Fanpulse respondents to four questions concerning the Astros and the cheating scandal. Spoiler alert, most fans think the Astros were not punished enough.
DodgerBlue.com Jan 18, 2020
Former Dodgers Pitcher Yu Darvish No Longer Believes He Tipped Pitches Against Astros In 2017 World Series

Former Dodgers Pitcher Yu Darvish No Longer Believes He Tipped Pitches Against Astros In 2017 World Series

Major League Baseball announced the findings of their three-month investigation into the Houston Astros this week, levying...

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