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Astros: Eduardo Perez surprise candidate for manager

An unexpected candidate for the Astros manager position came out of left field yesterday. Eduardo Perez is scheduled to interview for the position today. Sources have confirmed the current ESPN analyst, Eduardo Perez, is the latest candidate to interview to be the next manager of the Astros. Perez has former ties here in Houston serving […] Astros: Eduardo Perez surprise candidate for manager - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 20, 2020

Astros: Dusty Baker next to interview for manager spot

The search for the next manager of the Houston Astros continues as owner Jim Crane is set to interview Dusty Baker to replace AJ Hinch. Dusty Baker arrived in town yesterday and is excited to sit down with Jim Crane and his team to present his case as to why he should be the next […] Astros: Dusty Baker next to interview for manager spot - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 18, 2020

Astros: Still the team to beat despite offseason adversities

Notwithstanding the difficulties they’ve met and the loss of key players and personnel this offseason, the Astros remain the team everyone will be chasing. The Astros have been relatively quiet this offseason when it comes to player transactions. Given their financial situation, that’s not overly surprising. There have been no big trades or free-agent signings […] Astros: Still the team to beat despite offseason adversities - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 16, 2020

Astros and George Springer reach settlement avoiding arbitration

The Houston Astros have averted going to an arbitration hearing with George Springer after agreeing on a one-year contract. Amid all of the bad news surrounding the Astros this past week, a bit of good news surfaced today. George Springer has agreed to a one-year deal worth $21 million and avoiding what could have been […] Astros and George Springer reach settlement avoiding arbitration - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 16, 2020

Astros: Buck Showalter interviewed for manager, John Gibbons on deck

The process to find AJ Hinch’s replacement as the Astros manager is underway. Buck Showalter was interviewed yesterday and John Gibbons is on tap for today. Owner Jim Crane is wasting no time to begin the hunt for Houston’s next manager to take the helm and lead the Astros in 2020. With less than a […] Astros: Buck Showalter interviewed for manager, John Gibbons on deck - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 14, 2020

Astros: Where is the outcry against the players’ behavior?

Astros Jeff Luhnow and AJ Hinch took the fall in the sign-stealing saga. But what about the players that knowingly cheated? Where does the blame really lie? This may be an unpopular stance. But I see fingers pointing every which way, laying the fault on Hinch, Luhnow, Alex Cora, and Jim Crane. I’ve even seen […] Astros: Where is the outcry against the players’ behavior? - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 13, 2020

Astros: Jim Crane fires AJ Hinch and Jeff Luhnow after MLB findings

The news just keeps getting worse for the Houston Astros. Owner Jim Crane has announced the GM Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch have been dismissed. As a result of the MLB investigation into the Astros sign-stealing investigation, Hinch and Luhnow were given suspensions for the 2020 season. Jim Crane decided to take the discipline […] Astros: Jim Crane fires AJ Hinch and Jeff Luhnow after MLB findings - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 13, 2020

Astros: Jeff Luhnow and AJ Hinch suspensions among punishments

The punishments rain down on the Houston Astros for the sign-stealing scandal and they’re severe. Jeff Luhnow and AJ Hinch suspensions will hit hard. The MLB investigation is complete and Rob Manfred has made a strong statement to the baseball world. Teams will pay dearly for electronically stealing signs, as shown by the penalties handed […] Astros: Jeff Luhnow and AJ Hinch suspensions among punishments - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 11, 2020

Astros and Springer $5 million apart, four players avoid arbitration

The deadline for teams and players to file salaries prior to arbitration is gone. Four Astros have settled, while Houston and George Springer are far apart. Before Friday’s deadline had passed, the Astros had six players still eligible for arbitration. Carlos Correa, Chris Devenski, Brad Peacock, and Roberto Osuna all came to a settlement to […] Astros and Springer $5 million apart, four players avoid arbitration - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 10, 2020

Astros acquire pitcher Austin Pruitt in trade with Tampa Bay

Hometown pitcher Austin Pruitt returns to his roots after a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays and will vie for a chance to join the Astros starting rotation. The Astros skirted the free-agent route and engineered a trade with Tampa Bay to bring right-handed pitcher Austin Pruitt home to Houston in exchange for outfielder Cal […] Astros acquire pitcher Austin Pruitt in trade with Tampa Bay - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 9, 2020

Astros: An interview with pitching prospect Tyler Ivey

The Astros highly touted pitching prospect, Tyler Ivey, seems to be on the fast track to the Major Leagues and he was gracious enough grant me an interview. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a piece on the promising future of Tyler Ivey and his quick rise through the Astros Minor League organization. Well, […] Astros: An interview with pitching prospect Tyler Ivey - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 8, 2020

Astros: Free agent Hector Rondon off to the Arizona Diamondbacks

After a couple of seasons as a workhorse out of the Astros bullpen, Hector Rondon is moving west to Arizona to pitch for the Diamondbacks. Hector Rondon and the Diamondbacks have reportedly agreed to a one-year deal worth $3 million. He’ll be taking a $1.5 million pay cut after making $4.5 million last season with […] Astros: Free agent Hector Rondon off to the Arizona Diamondbacks - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 8, 2020

Astros: Why is the front office being so frugal this offseason?

The offseason isn’t over yet, but the Houston Astros have been relatively inactive this year compared to past seasons and rest of the league this season. Why? The Astros have spent a total of $19.75 million so far this offseason. Minus the $4.1 million that went to Lance McCullers Jr. to avoid arbitration, only $15.65 […] Astros: Why is the front office being so frugal this offseason? - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 7, 2020

Astros: Alex Cora and the Red Sox enter into the sign stealing saga

Former Astros bench coach and current Red Sox manager, Alex Cora, is on the hot seat as sign-stealing accusations in the MLB widen. The Houston Astros have been under the microscope as the investigation for stealing signs continues. It has been widely thought that this has been an issue MLB wide and that is starting […] Astros: Alex Cora and the Red Sox enter into the sign stealing saga - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 6, 2020

Astros: A trade for pitcher Mike Clevinger could help rotation

The Cleveland Indians have considered trading pitcher Mike Clevinger. If the Astros could swing a deal, he’d be a nice addition to the starting rotation. The Los Angeles Angels and Cleveland have reportedly been in discussion about a trade involving Mike Clevinger, but the talks have come to a stall. Maybe the Astros should get […] Astros: A trade for pitcher Mike Clevinger could help rotation - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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