11:17 PM EST, Mon November 12, 2018
Climbing Tal's Hill 5 hours ago

Dallas Keuchel rejects the Astros’ qualifying offer

No surprises here as a rather famous bearded southpaw makes an expected decision. Back on November 2nd, the Astros extended left-handed starter, Dallas Keuchel, a $17.4 million qualifying offer. It was a wise decision as Houston would recoup a draft pick if Keuchel chooses to sign elsewhere. Also, in the unlikely event that he decided to […] Dallas Keuchel rejects the Astros’ qualifying offer - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen 6 hours ago

Houston Astros: Justin Verlander and Kate Upton Welcome First Baby

On Saturday, Justin Verlander and Kate Upton welcomed their first baby to the world. The starting pitcher for the Houston Astros shared pictures on social media. Justin Verlander and Kate Upton are Major League Baseball’s power couple. The World Series-winning pitcher married the magazine-covering supermodel in 2017, shortly after the Houston Astros took home their […] Houston Astros: Justin Verlander and Kate Upton Welcome First Baby - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes 10 hours ago
Astros MiLB Position Review: Second Base

Astros MiLB Position Review: Second Base

A quick review of the second base position down on the Astros farm. Now that the season is over we will review each position in the minor league system. This week we move on to the first base position. Here are the previous position reviews: Catcher First Base TOP PERFORMERS Jack Mayfield Mayfield was the only guy who played primarily second base to have a solid season in 2018. Mayfield was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2013 and has made his way through the system hitting the ball at every level. In 2018 he played in AAA the entire season and had a .782 OPS and a 101 wRC+. He did...
The Crawfish Boxes 14 hours ago
Astros Crawfish Boil: November 12th, 2018

Astros Crawfish Boil: November 12th, 2018

Start your week with some of the best Astros links around Astros News For one hot minute back in July, Bryce Harper was on his way to Houston (Houston Chronicle)And now the Astros might be setting their sights on James Paxton (Climbing Tal’s Hill)With at least one package that would be able to land him (House of Houston)Of course, the need for starting pitching is just one part of the Astros’ offseason outlook (MLB Trade Rumors)Carlos Correa has undergone surgery for a deviated septum that was impairing his breathing (Yahoo Sports)Altuve, also recovering from surgery, says he’ll be...
House of Houston 14 hours ago

Houston Astros Rumors: Nelson Cruz is the only man to fill the DH role

The Houston Astros haven’t had an above average DH in years. So, they need to target Nelson Cruz to fill that hole, here’s why. Prior to the 2017 season, the Houston Astros brought back Carlos Beltran to be the team’s primary DH. The first time he was an Astro he has a 27-year-old hot shot […] Houston Astros Rumors: Nelson Cruz is the only man to fill the DH role - House of Houston - House of Houston - A Houston Sports Site - Texans, Rockets, Astros, Dynamo, Cougars and More!