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Astros Crawfish Boil: December 5th, 2019

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Astros Crawfish Boil: December 4th, 2019

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The Astros need rotation depth and Tanner Roark could fit the bill

The Astros are most likely losing Gerrit Cole in free agency. Zack Wheeler is presumably outside of the club’s price range. Signing Stephen Strasburg, at best, is a pipe dream. Unless club ownership is willing to expand the budget...

Breaking Down the 2019 Veterans Committee Voters

I mentioned in my Veterans Committee piece that seeing who all gets a ballot in the sixteen-person vote could give us a little extra insight into who might stand a chance at picking up the twelve votes to make...

Astros Crawfish Boil: December 3rd, 2019

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HH’s Year in Review: Looking through the Predictions

This is a piece that I’ll completely understand if you guys skip. The other day I realized I had been writing for CrawfishBoxes for over a year and saw that I had 170+ articles (of course not all of...

Astros MiLB Position Review: Second Base

Now that the season is over we will review each position in the minor league system during the 2019 season. This week we will look at the second base position. I will focusing on guys who played the majority...

Astros Crawfish Boil: December 2nd, 2019

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Could The Astros Non-Tender Three Players?

The Astros have a decision to make before the Monday deadline to non-tender a player or two on the 40-man roster. Each year, any player with less than six years of service time must be tendered a contract. Before...

Growth Stocks: Potential Prospect Risers for 2020

For the first time in quite awhile, the Astros probably have a bottom ten farm system in the league. On FanGraphs’ THE BOARD, Houston currently only has one player, Forrest Whitley, who comes in at 50 FV or more....

Astros Crawfish Potluck: November 30th, 2019

I hope everyone was able to enjoy time with family and friends this Thanksgiving. It’s always important to reconnect with the people in our lives at this time of year and remind ourselves of what’s really important. ...

Astros Crawfish Boil: November 29th, 2019

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Revisiting Lance Berkman’s Hall of Fame Case, and How It Relates to Larry Walker’s...

Hall of Fame season is well underway following last week’s announcement of the 2020 BBWAA ballot. Last year’s election, which culminated with the writers electing first-year candidates Mariano Rivera and Roy Halladay as well as backlog stars Mike Mussina...

Collin McHugh helped rebuild both the Astros and my fandom

When Astros righty Collin McHugh was first claimed off waivers from the Colorado Rockies in 2014, I immediately wrote him off. I thought he would just play a few games then get released. It wasn’t a bad prediction at...

One of the More Bizarre Plays of the Astros in 2019

To be honest, the Astros haven’t been much fun, if any, to write about in recent weeks. The Brandon Taubman situation unfolded in the most disappointing manner followed by a World Series defeat and sign-stealing allegations that will certainly...

Astros Crawfish Boil: November 27th, 2019

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The Astros Add Veteran Catcher Garneau

The story of the offseason has been the Astros sign-stealing allegations. The subplot is that the Astros do not have an everyday catcher with the departures of Robinson Chirinos and Marin Maldonado. Garrett Stubbs is ready, but many doubt...

Astros Crawfish Boil: November 26th, 2019

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Free Agent Catcher Profile: Alex Avila

With the Astros trade of Stassi and Chirinos AND Maldonado potentially departing via Free Agency, the Astros have a significant void at backstop. Last week, Hatter and I took a look at the potential FA Catcher Market - giving...

Will the Investigation Limit the Astros In Building Team for 2020?

The Houston Astros were once the envy of baseball. Now they await a decision by a thorough investigation into them stealing signs. While initially, many thought the focus was solely on the 2017 Astros after an Athletic article dropped....

Astros MiLB Position Review: First Base

Now that the season is over we will review each position in the minor league system during the 2019 season. This week we will look at the first base position. Previous Position Reviews: Catcher Taylor Jones Jones was drafted by the Astros in...