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Astros: Revisiting the Carlos Lee signing in 2006

Eleven years ago on November 24th, 2006, the Astros signed one of the notable sluggers on the free agent market to shore up a struggling lineup. Carlos Lee was one of the top sluggers on the free agent market this time eleven years ago. The Astros happened to have a need for such a slugger […] Astros: Revisiting the Carlos Lee signing in 2006 - Climbing Tal's Hill - Climbing Tal's Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Astros: How the ABC’S compare to the Killer B’s

Comparing the best groups of players in Houston Astros history. Well, the accolades have been awarded to Houston Astros individuals, and playoff checks are being cut. Other than the upcoming Winter Meetings there isn’t a whole lot going on in baseball right now. This leaves a man to ponder (while metabolizing my turkey and stuffing), […] Astros: How the ABC’S compare to the Killer B’s - Climbing Tal's Hill - Climbing Tal's Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and...

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Ryan Dunsmore

Happy Thanksgiving from The Crawfish Boxes

On the day that we give thanks for all the things that we have been gifted throughout the year, we at The Crawfish Boxes wanted to give thanks for you the reader.

We especially, wanted to thank those first responders that helped the Texas Coast pull themselves out of the flood waters and those volunteers that have helped Houston rebuild. We, of course, then wanted to thank the Astros, general manager Jeff Luhnow, ALCS MVP Justin Verlander, World Series MVP George Springer, AL MVP Jose...

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Astros: Can words really describe how good Jose Altuve is?

The Art of Words created a great way to commemorate Jose Altuve’s MVP season and the Astros winning the World Series. As we get the turkey ready for today’s Thanksgiving dinner, Astros fans have a lot to be thankful for. Houston finally has a World Series trophy! The best thing is that the majority of […] Astros: Can words really describe how good Jose Altuve is? - Climbing Tal's Hill - Climbing Tal's Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Astros: Juan Centeno is placed on waivers

Juan Centeno’s future with the Astros is up in the air after being placed on waivers. Early this week, Jake Kaplan wrote that Evan Gattis would most likely be the Astros’ primary DH in 2018. In that article, Kaplan hinted that Juan Centeno would most likely be placed on waivers. The hope is that he […] Astros: Juan Centeno is placed on waivers - Climbing Tal's Hill - Climbing Tal's Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Do the Astros even have a shot at Shohei Ohtani?

Will the Astros sign Shohei Ohtani once he is posted? Welcome to the holiday season, where you should spread your generosity to others. Give a gift or get a gift, the best part of the holidays is going home and spending time with your family. Astros fans have to be especially joyous this offseason after winning […] Do the Astros even have a shot at Shohei Ohtani? - Climbing Tal's Hill - Climbing Tal's Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Correa celebrates holiday with PR charity event

Carlos Correa and teammate Carlos Beltran were front and center this summer in helping their native Puerto Rico with recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria, and this week Correa will travel to his home island for the first time since helping the Astros win the World Series earlier this month to hold a benefit event for those in need.

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Astros Outright Juan Centeno

The Astros have outrighted catcher Juan Centeno off of the team’s 40-man roster, according to a report from Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle. Centeno is still on the waiver wire, but Kaplan writes that Houston is hoping he’ll clear and remain with the organization at Triple-A. It’ll be his choice whether to do so, as he was previously outrighted by the Twins in 2016. With a fully-stocked MLB roster, the ’Stros were likely always going to need to clear some space before...

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Astros MiLB Position Review: Left Field

A review of the left field position in the Astros minor league system.

We continue our position reviews in the Astros system this week, taking a look at the left field position. I will focus on guys who played primarily left field in 2017.

Here are the previous position reviews:

Catcher

First Base

Second Base

Third Base

Shortstop

TOP PERFORMERS Jason Martin

Martin was drafted in 2013 and has moved his way up through the system. He had a solid 2016 season but people wanted to see him perform...

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The Definitive Houston Astros Offseason Preview

For the first time in the 55 year history of the Houston Astros, they are World Series champions! But, as with such things, the offseason has already started. We’re already through GM meetings and there’s even a trade within the Astros division, sending Ryon Healy to the Seattle Mariners. So, what should the Astros offseason look like to give Houston the best chance of repeating as champs? Let’s first start by looking at the players they are losing this winter. 2018 Houston Free...

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'Legendary' Astros WS run back on display

Fans showed up to cheer the Astros again Tuesday night, loudly and raucously, stomping, chanting and letting it all go. No use holding anything back when you've had 56 years to dream about something.

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'Pure joy': Astros' World Series doc premieres

November remains one of the busiest months of the year for Jeff Luhnow, but even the always-active Astros general manager was willing to make time in his schedule for a premiere of the 2017 World Series documentary.

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Astros: Rule 5 decision day passes to protect players

With the Houston Astros winning the World Series, fans focus is still on 2017. What a dramatic and exciting series between the Astros and Dodgers! Game 5 will go down as one of the best postseason games in history. With the Winter Meetings upon us at the beginning of December, it’s about to get busy. The […] Astros: Rule 5 decision day passes to protect players - Climbing Tal's Hill - Climbing Tal's Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Potential backup catcher targets for Astros to consider

With the news that Evan Gattis will be the team’s primary DH in 2018, the Astros will be looking for a backup catcher to pair with Brian McCann. An ideal complement to McCann is a right-handed hitter who can spell him against tough left-handed pitchers. Another necessity will be strong defense, especially when it comes […] Potential backup catcher targets for Astros to consider - Climbing Tal's Hill - Climbing Tal's Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Fans wait more than a day to meet Altuve

On Monday, thousands of Astros fans celebrated when Jose Altuve signed autographs and posed for pictures at an Academy Sports + Outdoors store in nearby Katy. It was Altuve's first public appearance since winning the American League MVP Award, and fans greeted him with a hero's welcome and a slew of "MVP" chants.

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Astros: Evan Gattis will be the primary DH in 2018

Evan Gattis looks to get more time as the Astros DH after Carlos Beltran’s retirement. With the Winter Meetings around the corner, the Houston Astros don’t have too much time to relax. The players do, but not Jeff Luhnow and the front office. One of the offseason questions was what would happen with the designated […] Astros: Evan Gattis will be the primary DH in 2018 - Climbing Tal's Hill - Climbing Tal's Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Astros Trade Ramon Laureano, Add Cionel Perez and Dean Deetz

Astros made some roster moves today

Nearing the deadline for rosters to lock for Rule-5 Draft protection, the Astros traded OF Ramon Laureano to Oakland in return for RHP Brandon Bailey while protecting RHP Dean Deetz and RHP Cionel Perez by adding them to the 40-Man Roster.

Brandon Bailey comes to Houston from Oakland with the pedigree of being a 6th Round pick in 2016. Considered a late first round-early 2nd round talent, questions about past injuries (Tommy John Surgery) and Small stature...

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Astros add Perez, Deetz to fill 40-man roster

The World Series champion Astros set their 40-man roster Monday by stocking it with pitching prospects.

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Athletics Acquire Ramon Laureano, Outright Bobby Wahl

The Athletics have acquired outfielder Ramon Laureano from the Astros, per MLB.com’s Jane Lee (via Twitter). Houston will receive right-hander Brandon Bailey in return. Oakland additionally outrighted right-hander Bobby Wahl off of its 40-man roster.

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Astros: Joe Musgrove’s role in 2018 will be something to watch

The Astros will have an interesting decision to make about Joe Musgrove’s role in 2018. Contrary to certain opinions, the Astros will likely not revamp the bullpen. Their bullpen, for all intent and purposes, was a solid unit. Tweaking is needed, however, don’t let one shaky postseason tell you otherwise. Per Fangraphs’ version of WAR, […] Astros: Joe Musgrove’s role in 2018 will be something to watch - Climbing Tal's Hill - Climbing Tal's Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News,...

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