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Reviewing the 2006 Jason Jennings trade with Rockies

We take a look back at the Dec. 2006 trade bringing Jason Jennings to the Houston Astros. It was December 2006, and the Houston Astros were coming off an 82-win season in which they missed the playoffs for the first time since 2003.

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Pitcher Don Larsen

In this installment of the Players You Forgot Were Astros series, we look at the career of pitcher Don Larsen. The year 2020, which has already proven to be a ridiculous mess, started off on the wrong foot with the news that Don Larsen died on Jan.

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Zac Efron tells phenomenal story about encounter with Dusty Baker

During an appearance this week on the popular web series “Hot Ones,” Zac Efron, the actor of “High School Musical” fame, told a great story about the Houston Astros manager. Efron, who has a large collection of autographed baseballs, talked about how he got one signed by Baker, then the manager of the Giants, as a kid growing up in the San Francisco area.

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Reviewing the 2003 Billy Wagner trade with Phillies

We take a look back at the infamous 2003 trade in which the Houston Astros showed Billy Wagner the door. There are plenty of loathsome trades in the history of the Houston Astros franchise, but this is one of the worst.

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Judge dismisses one sign-stealing lawsuit against Red Sox, Astros

It looks like the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros will have one less thing to worry about these days. A federal judge dismissed one of the sign-stealing lawsuits against both organizations Friday, saying there was not enough evidence to proceed with the case. This specific lawsuit was filed by daily fantasy sports against the Red Sox, Astros and Major League Baseball. Daily fantasy sports argued since both teams cheated, and the MLB was aware of it, that those games were unfair. They also...

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Reviewing the 2003 Billy Wagner trade with Phillies

We take a look back at the infamous 2003 trade in which the Houston Astros showed Billy Wagner the door. There are plenty of loathsome trades in the history of the Houston Astros franchise, but this is one of the worst. Fans pretty much have come to a consensus that Billy Wagner was the best […] Astros: Reviewing the 2003 Billy Wagner trade with Phillies - Climbing Tal's Hill - Climbing Tal's Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Doomsday Prepping

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This is not an article about the novel coronavirus. It is an article about the Houston Astros’ outfield situation.

While baseball hasn’t exactly been on the front burner for most of us over the last few weeks, we have learned much recently about how MLB is planning to respond to the current public health crisis. Perhaps the most important point that has come to light thus far is that major leaguers will continue to accrue service time during the...

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Spencer Morris

Doomsday Prepping

Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

This is not an article about the novel coronavirus. It is an article about the Houston Astros’ outfield situation.

While baseball hasn’t exactly been on the front burner for most of us over the last few weeks, we have learned much recently about how MLB is planning to respond to the current public health crisis. Perhaps the most important point that has come to light thus far is that major leaguers will continue to accrue service time during the...

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Astros Crawfish Boil: April 3rd, 2020

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Astros News In the second part of his interview with the 755 is Real podcast, Evan Gattis opened up about the cheating scandal and his feelings on it (The Athletic, $$$) Greinke’s eephus curve qualifies as one of the nastiest unique pitches in baseball...

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Hinch, Luhnow suspensions will be fulfilled in 2020

Fired Houston Astros AJ Hinch and Jeff Luhnow will have fulfilled their suspensions even if there is no season in 2020. With the uncertainty surrounding if there will be a baseball season in 2020, and if so, how long that season will be, one question was regarding the fates of former Houston Astros manager AJ […] Astros: Hinch, Luhnow suspensions will be fulfilled in 2020 - Climbing Tal's Hill - Climbing Tal's Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Top Ten Most Clutch Plays of the 2017 World Series

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

It was one of the most exciting and hard fought World Series ever. Without each of these 10 plays/performances the Astros lose.

Here at TCB, we’re supposed to be gearing up for the new baseball season. But, of course, not only is baseball postponed, but most public activity. We are wishing and hoping that all of you who are part of our Crawfish Boxes family are safe and healthy.

I don’t know about you, but my bio-rhythms are telling me it’’s time for...

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Report: AJ Hinch, Jeff Luhnow will be reinstated in 2021 even if season is canceled

Former Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow are not eligible to work in Major League Baseball this season after they were suspended for their role in the team’s sign-stealing scandal, and some have wondered if their bans could be extended in the event that the 2020 season is shortened or canceled. That is apparently not going to happen. Hinch and Luhnow will have their suspensions lifted at the start of the 2021 season even if this season is canceled due to the...

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Astros Crawfish Boil: April 2nd, 2020

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Astros News The Astros foundation has pledged $400,000 for efforts to battle the COVID-19 outbreak (Astros.com) AJ Hinch and Jeff Luhnow will be eligible to return to baseball in 2021 regardless of whether or not games are played this season (ESPN) A Houston-area...

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Best individual seasons in club history – bullpen

We conclude our series looking at the best individual seasons in Houston Astros history. We’ve come to the end of our series looking at the best individual seasons in Houston Astros history. All we have left is the bullpen, and there are plenty of quality candidates for this list. I’ve decided to rank the top […] Astros: Best individual seasons in club history – bullpen - Climbing Tal's Hill - Climbing Tal's Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Hall of Famer Robin Roberts

In this installment of the Players You Forgot Were Astros series, we look at the career of Robin Roberts. Believe it or not, there’s another Hall of Fame player who spent a brief time with the Houston Astros that we haven’t covered in this series yet. Right-handed pitcher Robin Roberts, who made his name in […] Players You Forgot Were Astros: Hall of Famer Robin Roberts - Climbing Tal's Hill - Climbing Tal's Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Astros Crawfish Boil: April 1st, 2020

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Start your morning with some of the best Astros links around

Check out the rest of the Crawfish Boxes here and listen to the latest version of Locked on Astros, our partnered podcast, here.

Astros News Evan Gattis has officially called it a career (MLB Trade Rumors) And here is the podcast where he announces it along with a reflection on said career (755 is Real) AJ Reed, who was supposed to be the first baseman of the future for that Astros, has also...

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Best individual seasons in club history – rotation

We continue with our series ranking the best individual seasons in Houston Astros history. We’ve got a long list of seasons here, much like our list of the Houston Astros‘ best outfield seasons. There were plenty of great starting pitchers to sift through and plenty of impressive seasons to find and rank. Again, each player […] Astros: Best individual seasons in club history – rotation - Climbing Tal's Hill - Climbing Tal's Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and...

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The Wisdom of Crowds: Jose Altuve wins TCB March Madness

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Many people think we got it wrong. I beg to differ

Jose Altuve is the winner of TCB’s March Madness.

Purists throughout TCB-land are screaming... FOUL.

Of course, it’s both the flaw and the fun of elimination tournaments that they often lead to unpredictable results. In this case, it was the luck of the draw that in the elite eight matchup, it just so happened that the only two Hall of Famers in Astros history went head-to-head.

Then, in the...

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Astros owner claims MLB exonerated him in cheating scandal

As the Houston Astros battle a lawsuit from a former MLB player over the team’s sign-stealing scandal, team owner Jim Crane is reportedly claiming in court that he should be immune from the lawsuit because MLB exonerated him. According to The Athletic, Crane submitted a legal filing on Monday that claims he wasn’t involved in any of the team’s alleged rules violations and MLB cleared him of any wrongdoing. “I was not involved in any alleged rules violations by the Astros,” Crane...

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Astros Owner Jim Crane: MLB 'Explicitly Exonerated' Me in Sign-Stealing Scandal

The Houston Astros dominated baseball-related headlines for much of Major League Baseball's offseason with their sign-stealing scandal, but owner Jim Crane wanted to clarify he had nothing to do with the rules violations...

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