8:12 PM EST, Thu February 27, 2020
Call to the Pen 1 hour ago

Houston Astros: the decline of Justin Verlander to commence

Since joining the Houston Astros, Justin Verlander seems to have aged in reverse. In 2020, however, don’t be shocked if he starts to show signs of decline. It’s typical for aging pitchers to reinvent themselves in the latter part of their careers. It’s unheard of that the changes those pitchers make, be it in scenery […] Houston Astros: the decline of Justin Verlander to commence - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Climbing Tal's Hill 2 hours ago

Astros: Drew Ferguson is a talented prospect lost in the crowd

Astros prospect Drew Ferguson is a talented ballplayer that has been overlooked in Houston’s crowded field of promising outfielders. Drew Ferguson is doing his best to grab the attention of the Astros this spring and prove he has the skills necessary to play in the Major Leagues. But with the group of talented prospective outfielders […] Astros: Drew Ferguson is a talented prospect lost in the crowd - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes 3 hours ago
Spring Training Game Thread, Feb 27, 5:05 plus game recaps

Spring Training Game Thread, Feb 27, 5:05 plus game recaps

Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports Astros take on the Nats at 5:05 Yesterday was a split squad day in Spring Training for the Astros. And the game results were a split too, the Astros beating the Mets 4-2, but losing to the Cardinals, 7-5. In the Mets game, George Springer and Michael Brantley made their spring debuts, Springer going 1 for 3, and Brantley a perfect 2 for 2 with an RBI. Off-season pitching acquistion and 5th starter contender Austin Pruitt started and threw three scoreless innings allowing only one base runner. Last year’s trade deadline acquisition, Joe Biagini, took up...
Climbing Tal's Hill 6 hours ago

Astros: Chris Devenski facing make or break season in 2020

Astros reliever Chris Devenski is facing an important Spring Training and 2020 season. There are plenty of storylines to follow with the Astros during this Spring Training, but there’s one that hasn’t been discussed much so far. Veteran reliever Chris Devenski, coming off two consecutive subpar seasons, could be in a make or break position this year. […] Astros: Chris Devenski facing make or break season in 2020 - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen 7 hours ago

MLB: The Houston Astros will be must-watch television in 2020

MLB has gone awhile without a villain, but the Houston Astros are more than accommodating to step up to the plate and seize that role. MLB has its first “bad guys” in a long time and their names are the Houston Astros. This is not like the days of Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun returning […] MLB: The Houston Astros will be must-watch television in 2020 - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More