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Trade Deadline Landmine: Madison Bumgarner

The Astros, as one would expect given their pitching woes of late, have been linked in one way or another to just about every major trade deadline candidate in recent weeks. There are arguments for and against the...

Series Preview #32: Texas Rangers @ Houston Astros

So with a West coast game for the Astros that’s starting at 9 pm my time on a getaway day for some idiotic reason, I won’t have the full Astros stats for the week until much later than I’m...

Astros hammer Harvey, cruise to 6-2 win over Angels

The Houston Astros used a balanced and patient attack in which five different players recorded an RBI and Wade Miley held the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hitless through the first five innings of a 6-2 victory Thursday night....

Game Thread 98. July 18th, 2019, 8:07 CDT. Astros vs. Angels

It’s been an eventful series in Anaheim, in a rather hostile environment, and I’m sure the Astros would like to come home on a winning note. There’s a favorable pitching match up for the Stros. Wade Miley (7-4, 3.32...

Would the Rockies trade German Marquez?

As we continue looking for a potential trade match for the Astros at the deadline, I’ve been focusing largely on players that are one of either 1.) Pure Rentals 2.) Club Controlled and Cheap. Marquez definitely fits into the...

Astros Crawfish Boil: July 18th, 2019

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Astros Prospect Report: July 17th, 2019

Another day of minor league action in the books. See the results below. AAA: Round Rock Express (57-40) won 11-8 (BOX SCORE) Bostick started for the Express but got roughed up allowing 7 runs over 1.2 innings. After falling behind 7-0,...

Game Recap: Astros turn things around, trounce Angels 11-2

After dropping two rough loses to the Angels in a row, the Astros struck back in a big way Wednesday night, staking Gerrit Cole to an 11-run lead and closing things out 11-2. Houston wasted little time jumping out to...

Game Thread 97. July 17th, 2019, 9:07 CDT, Astros vs. Angels

We all know what happened last night between Noe Ramirez, Jake Marisnick, and the Angels coming out to fight an Astros team that refused to play that game. The league came down with quick judgement, giving Ramirez a three...

Yohander Martinez is dominating the DSL, and it is meaningless

Since short season ball kicked off, several players in the lower levels of the Astros organization have turned heads with their performance, including catchers Nathan Perry and Nerio Rodriguez, outfielder Yimmi Contabarria and hurler Jairo Lopez. One ballplayer who...

Astros Prospect Report: July 16th, 2019

Another day of minor league action in the books. See the results below. AAA: Round Rock Express (56-40) won 4-1 (BOX SCORE) Sneed started for the Express and pitched great tossing 7 scoreless innings with 7 strikeouts. Stubbs got the scoring...

Astros Crawfish Boil: July 17th, 2019

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Jake Marisnick Suspension Coverage

July 8 Revisiting the Home...

TCB’s Starting 9: Trade Deadline picks

Brian Cohn (HH): Top pick: Seth Lugo Lugo was rumored to be available this past off-season, and he’s been a player I’ve had my eye on for quite a while. As a multi-inning reliever with starting experience, he brings both short...

Astros Opener gambit fails again. Angels pounce on Rondon for six in the first...

Short recap this morning. I wrote a separate article earlier about the true-heart that is Jake Marisnick. The remarkable story of how he refused to retaliate, or let his teammates retaliate, after the Angels went head-hunting with 95 MPH...

Jake Marisnick showed us how to live and love on a baseball field last...

Today, ESPN will not show a stupid, bench clearing melee’ that happened on a baseball field last night. The ESPN audience will not get to see any punches thrown. They will not see a mob of ballplayers wearing different...

Game Thread 96. July 16th, 2019. 9:05 CDT Astros vs Angels

The Astros lost ugly last night in Anaheim, 9-6, with primary pitcher Framber Valdez getting shelled for six runs (four earned) in four innings. With injuries raging through the staff, the Astros turn to the opener concept again, with Hector...

Framber Valdez optioned to Round Rock. Rogelio Armenteros returns to 25-man roster

Framber Valdez, after allowing six runs in four innings as primary pitcher last night against the Angels, was optioned to AAA Round Rock today. Replacing him on the 25-man roster is Rogelio Armenteros in his second stint with the...

Could the Astros Target A Quick Fix Starter?

Last night was one of the worse games of the season. The Astros have been blown out worse, but the Astros were experimenting with the opener and a primary pitcher. To his credit, Josh James did a great job...

RANGERS HOMER CONSPIRACY THEORY ABOUT ASTROS YORDAN ALVAREZ WILL MAKE YOUR JAW DROP!

Jamey Newberg, a writer for The Athletic, tweeted that he believed the Astros may have colluded with the Dodgers to receive Alvarez. This is the reaction in the TCB writers room. 7/15/2019, 12:50 p.m. Hatter: Anybody want to write about this...

Astros Prospect Report: July 15th, 2019

Another day of minor league action in the books. See the results below. AAA: Round Rock Express (55-40) lost 8-6 (BOX SCORE) Urquidy got the start and struggled a bit allowing 8 runs over 5 innings of work. Tanielu put the...
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