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Astros MiLB Position Review: Catcher

Now that the season is over we will review each position in the minor league system during the 2019 season. This week we will start with catcher position. Lorenzo Quintana The Astros signed Quintana for $200,000 back in November 2017 out...

Astros Crawfish Boil: November 19th, 2019

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Out of the Frame: The Effect of an Electronic Strike Zone on Catching

“’Cause it’s gonna be the future soon,And I won’t always be this way, When the things that make me weak and strange get engineered away.” --- Jonathan Coulton, “The Future Soon” The Invisible Box Every baseball season, calls get louder for...

Astros Finalize Yuli Gurriel’s Contract for the 2020 Season

There has been a lot of rumors circling the Houston Astros this offseason, and they are not good. As the writers at the Crawfish Boxes wrote about, it’s a tough time for Astros fans to deal with everything. Fans...

Astros Crawfish Boil: November 18th, 2019

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Starting Nine: The Crawfish Boxes Staff Reactions to The Astros Cheating Scandal

Most of you know the outlines of the story by now. A week ago, former Astro Mike Fiers alleged that during the 2017 season the team used video surveillance to steal signs, and then alerted batters by banging on...

Astros Crawfish Potluck: November 16th, 2019

Man it’s been a hell of a week. Everyone is familiar with the cheating controversy at this point and I highly recommend Astros County’s piece from this morning that covers it. Though honestly, at this point, there...

2019 Quad Cities River Bandits Season In Review

Another year, another strong season for the River Bandits. Here is a review of the Quad Cities’ 2019 season. 2019 Record: 79-57, Midwest League Southern The River Bandits had an unbelievable season on the mound. Overall, the pitching staff had a...

Astros Crawfish Boil: November 15th, 2019

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Astros AFL Wrap-Up

The Astros assigned four hitters and three pitchers to the Arizona Fall League, where they played alongside prospects from the Red Sox, Padres, Pirates and Mariners organizations for the Peoria Javelinas. Considered one of the best scouting opportunities of...

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Virginia Tech Hokies Fall to the BC Eagles with a Disappointing 2nd Half Performance

When we left the game at the half, to head for the various breaks afforded by being home and...