12:02 PM EDT, Mon June 17, 2019
The Crawfish Boxes 1 hour ago
Astros Prospect Report: June 16th, 2019

Astros Prospect Report: June 16th, 2019

See how the prospects performed last night! Another day of minor league action in the books. See the results below. AAA: Round Rock Express (42-27) won 6-3 (BOX SCORE) Rojas put the Express on the board in the 2nd with an RBI single. In the 3rd, they scored 3 runs on a Stassi 2 run HR and a wild pitch. They added on 2 more runs in the 4th on a Stassi RBI single and Tucker RBI single. Martin got the start and went 5 innings allowing 2 runs with 8 strikeouts. Hartman closed it out allowing 1 run over 4 innings while striking out 8. Note: Tucker is hitting .435 with 5 HR, 15 RBI over his...
The Crawfish Boxes 2 hours ago
Buy-Low Trade Candidate: Chris Archer

Buy-Low Trade Candidate: Chris Archer

Yeah, the one with the ERA over 5 and the FIP over 6. Why? Read on... If there’s one thing Houston Astros GM Jeff Luhnow likes, it’s a big bargain on the margins. If there’s one thing Pitching Coach Brent Strom likes, it’s reclaiming value or improving broken or aging pitchers. If there’s one thing the Pittsburgh Pirates like, it’s dismantling any payroll escalation that they can even if some of the trades don’t end up making a lot of baseball sense. Hi, I’m Jason Marbach. Welcome to my TED Talk. Why It Will Fail The first thing to recognize in this hypothetical trade...
The Crawfish Boxes 3 hours ago
Astros Crawfish Boil: June 17th, 2019

Astros Crawfish Boil: June 17th, 2019

Start your week with some of the best Astros links around Check out the rest of Crawfish Boxes here Astros News The Astros got just a wee bit curb stomped in yesterday’s finale against the Blue Jays (Sports Radio 610)So instead let’s talk about how the replacement players have done since coming up from Round Rock (Astros.com)Including old what’s-his-name Yordan Álvarez, who the Astros have faith in on defense (Houston Chronicle)Unfortunately for one of the call-ups, Springer is nearing a rehab assignment (Astros.com)The Astros were kicking the tires on an Encarnacion trade before he...
The Crawfish Boxes 3 hours ago
Who are the AL Favorites?

Who are the AL Favorites?

You may have seen the other day, MLBTradeRumors had an article asking if the Yankees were the favorites in the AL after their acquisition of Edwin Encarnacion. What was surprising to me is in the polling results, 51.21% (at the time of this writing) voted that yes they were in fact the AL Favorites. Now, don’t get me wrong, the Yankees are an excellent team, and they’ve managed to stay on top of the AL West which has notoriously been a strong division. but I figured I’d try to statistically check - and keep as much of my pro-Astros bias out of the equation. Going to the most...
Blog Red Machine 5 hours ago

Cincinnati Reds: Luis Castillo looks to ground potent Astros offense

The Cincinnati Reds conclude their Texas two-step home stand with a visit from the American League West-leading Houston Astros. This past weekend’s home series was like so many others this season for the Cincinnati Reds (31-38), who share fourth place in the NL Central with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Reds outscored the Texas Rangers over […] Cincinnati Reds: Luis Castillo looks to ground potent Astros offense - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - A Cincinnati Reds Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More