4:26 PM EST, Thu January 21, 2021
4 hours ago

Astros, Jason Castro agree to reunite on two-year deal

The Houston Astros have signed catcher Jason Castro to a two-year deal. After frustrating fans with a lack of action this offseason, Houston Astros GM James Click is suddenly on a spending spree. After getting Michael Brantley back on Wednesday, the team has now signed former catcher Jason Castro. The deal is for two years and a […] Astros, Jason Castro agree to reunite on two-year deal - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
23 hours ago

Astros News: Houston re-signs outfielder Michael Brantley

On Wednesday morning, it was reported that Michael Brantley was signing a three-year deal with the Toronto Blue Jays. Those reports were quickly shut down and by Wednesday afternoon, he was re-signing with the Houston Astros on a two-year, $32 million deal, pending physical, as first reported by Mark Berman of Fox 26. It is […] Astros News: Houston re-signs outfielder Michael Brantley - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 20, 2021

Astros operating like Rays as key players continually leave

The Houston Astros are operating like a poorly-run version of the Rays. The inevitable has finally come to pass, as Houston Astros fan favorite George Springer has left for greener pastures, taking a deal with the Toronto Blue Jays, and Michael Brantley may be joining him. We all knew Springer was gone, but there was still hope that […] Astros operating like Rays as key players continually leave - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 20, 2021

Houston Astros: Remembering the late Don Sutton

On Tuesday, Daron Sutton announced that his father, Don Sutton, had passed away at the age of 75 at his home in Rancho Mirage, Cali. Sutton, who played 22 years in MLB, was a Hall of Famer, All-Star, and former Houston Astro. Sutton was a young gun when he made his debut for the Los […] Houston Astros: Remembering the late Don Sutton - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 20, 2021

Former Houston Astros pitcher Chris Devenski signs with Diamondbacks

On Wednesday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reported that former Houston Astros relief pitcher Chris Devenski had signed a minor-league deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks. After the Houston Astros lost George Springer and Michael Brantley, the team now parts with a former dominant arm from their bullpen. Devenski was drafted in the 25th round in 2011 by […] Former Houston Astros pitcher Chris Devenski signs with Diamondbacks - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 20, 2021

It’s official: George Springer leaves the Houston Astros

George Springer is no longer a Houston Astro. Springer is in agreement on a six-year, $150 million contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, as first reported by Jon Heyman of MLB Network. It’s a devastating loss for the Astros. Springer is a generational talent and one of the most important players in recent team history. […] It’s official: George Springer leaves the Houston Astros - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 19, 2021

Astros: George Springer could sign as early as this week

The market for free-agent outfielder George Springer has been a two-horse race for most of the offseason, with the New York Mets and Toronto Blue Jays being the prime contenders. The Houston Astros, while interested, are seemingly no longer in the mix to sign their homegrown star. There is buzz that Springer could sign as […] Astros: George Springer could sign as early as this week - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 19, 2021

Houston Astros: Prospects in the Dominican Winter League playoffs

The Dominican Winter League is home to former, future, and current stars, and for the Houston Astros, two of their prospects played in the LIDOM playoffs in late December and January. Jeremy Peña and José Siri played against each other in the semifinal matchup of the Estrellas Orientales against the Gigantes del Cibao. Jeremy Peña […] Houston Astros: Prospects in the Dominican Winter League playoffs - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 18, 2021

Astros Rumors: Houston interested in veteran reliever

The Houston Astros are among the many teams expressing interest in free-agent reliever Jeremy Jeffress, according to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com. The other interested include the Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals. Jeffress, 33, is two years removed from a dominant season […] Astros Rumors: Houston interested in veteran reliever - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 16, 2021

Astros Rumors: Houston eyeing additional bullpen help

Even after signing free-agent relievers Pedro Baez and Ryne Stanek, the Houston Astros are not ruling out adding additional bullpen help, general manager James Astros Rumors: Houston eyeing additional bullpen help - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 16, 2021

Astros, Carlos Correa not reaching deal bodes poorly

The Houston Astros did not reach a pre-arbitration deal with Carlos Correa. Already faced with the certainty of losing George Springer and the possibility of losing Michael Brantley as well, Houston Astros fans were looking for some good news on the Carlos Correa front. Unfortunately that hasn’t happened, as the team failed to reach a […] Astros, Carlos Correa not reaching deal bodes poorly - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 15, 2021

Houston Astros make International Signing Day splash

On Friday, International Signing Day began after being pushed back from its original date of July 15. As expected, the Houston Astros signed Cuban outfielder Pedro Leon. The five-tool phenom received a $4 million signing bonus with Houston. Leon is 22 years old and been an Astros target for awhile. The right-hander is ranked seventh […] Houston Astros make International Signing Day splash - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 15, 2021

Astros: Lance McCullers and Aledmys Diaz Avoid Arbitration

According to a report by Houston Chronicle Chandler Rome, the Houston Astros have avoided arbitration with Lance Lance McCullers and Aledmys Diaz. The Astros have avoided arbitration with Lance McCullers Jr. and Aledmys Diaz. Still awaiting a resolution with Carlos Correa – https://t.co/r5utleDVzv — Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) January 15, 2021 Salary arbitration, specifically, is defined […] Astros: Lance McCullers and Aledmys Diaz Avoid Arbitration - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 14, 2021

Team Time Machine: Looking back at the 2004 Houston Astros

The 2004 Houston Astros were a rollercoaster ride. Let’s take a time machine trip back to the year 2004. Lance Armstrong winning his sixth consecutive Tour de France, the NBA’s “Malice in the Palace” brawl and George Bush defeating John Kerry in the election were the biggest news stories that year. Shrek 2, Spiderman 2, […] Team Time Machine: Looking back at the 2004 Houston Astros - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 14, 2021

Astros: Could Houston still sign closer after recent additions?

Could the Houston Astros still sign a closer after adding two new relievers? Among their offseason needs, the Houston Astros needed to add to their bullpen, which was probably the most important item of business next to addressing the outfield vacancies. The outfield remains unsolved, but general manager James Click has now added two relievers […] Astros: Could Houston still sign closer after recent additions? - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More