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Name: The Crawfish Boxes
Description: Houston Astros Day By Day
URL: http://www.crawfishboxes.com
RSS Feeds: Houston Astros - http://www.crawfishboxes.com/rss/index.rdf
Related Team(s): Astros
Related Sports(s): Baseball
Date Added: 2005-05-27 05:23:43
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Astros MiLB Players of the Week: 4/11-4/17

Subber10 brings you another round of POTW! One guy smashes and another misses bats. Why don't I just give this award to George Springer? I mean he received the call to the majors, so he earned it right? Not so much. Since this comes out o...

Astros Ace: Dallas Keuchel

Once forgotten, casually dismissed as a probable reliever, Astros lefty Dallas Keuchel is asserting himself and putting himself in the running for best pitcher on the staff. Back in the throes of the summer of '13, this happened:

Astros MiLB Recap: April 17th, 2014

Lancaster does it Right! I would be remiss not to give this some love. Lancaster had a throwback night last night and their jersey's are simply beautiful. In general, college baseball is doing a lot of this with several teams going to this ...

Minor League Spotlight: Delino DeShields' Center Field Defense

We take a look at some of the tape on the young minor league season to assess top prospect Delino DeShields' move from second base back to the outfield, where he began his professional career. This isn't specifically a mailbag post, but it...

TCB Daily Boil: High School Arms and Injuries

Tom Verducci looked into pitching injuries at the source and Subber10 asks a few more questions. Tommy John continues to be in the news this week as the baseball world continues to figure out why there is this sudden spike in surgeries to ...

Royals 5, Astros 1: Astros missing pieces, get swept by Royals

The Astros are a puzzle missing a few key pieces. Houston is like a jigsaw puzzle. Instead of being a finished product, though, the Astros are missing the box lid and 200 of the 250 pieces. Problems with the offense?

Houston Astros Minor League Recap: 4/16/14

The Astros minor leagues celebrate #SpringerDay with three wins and an off day. Every year, top Astros prospects should be given two weeks at the beginning of the season to run rampant in the minors to see if they really want to be called ...

Stat of the Day: xBABIP and the Impending Astros Offensive Explosion

BABIP and xBABIP suggest that Jason Castro has many more fist bumps coming this season. Regression. It's a word used often on this site. Regression usually is used in a negative connotation ala Jimmy Paredes' 2013 season and Chris Johnson'...

Astros option Kevin Chapman to Triple-A Oklahoma City; Raúl Valdés Called Up

The Astros swap left-handed pitchers, send Kevin Chapman to Triple-A Oklahoma City and call up Raúl Valdés. The Astros have been wheeling and dealing with their 40-Man and 25-Man rosters. Designating Lucas Harrell, sending

Stat of the Day: xBABIP and the Impending Astros Offensive Explosion

BABIP and xBABIP suggest that Jason Castro has many more fist bumps coming this season. Regression. It's a word used often on this site. Regression usually is used in a negative connotation ala Jimmy Paredes' 2013 season and Chris Johnson'...

Royals 6, Astros 4: George Springer Day is ruined

In which into every life, a little rain must fall In baseball's most famous poem, there is no joy in Mudville. Mighty Casey strikes out. In baseball's most famous fiction novel, Roy Hobbs strikes out. In that new movie with Jon Hamm and ...

Astros GIF: George Springer Collects First Major League Hit

George Springer's first major league hit goes 20 feet in front of home plate. George Springer is in the majors now. It didn't take long for him to get his first major league hit. After being robbed by

Astros vs. Royals: Game No. 15 Preview

A happy #SpringerDay to you and yours. Houston vs. Kansas City, 7:10 PM CDT TV: CSN Houston, MLB.TV, FSSW Radio: KBME 790 AM, KLAT 1010 AM Royals SBNation Blog: Royals Review Pi...

Peacock named fifth starter in Astros' rotation

Before Wednesday's game, Bo Porter named Brad Peacock as the replacement for Lucas Harrell in the Astros' rotation. The internal observation period is over. The Astros are making moves left and right with the major league roster.

Astros Afterburners Podcast: George Springer Day - Audio Release

Reaction to George Springer being called up, Lucas Harrell being DFA and Robbie Grossman has been sent down. Donate to the Houston Area Women's Center - DonorDrive

PODCAST: George Springer called up, Lucas Harrel DFA and Robbie Grossmen sent down

It's George Springer Day! Donate to the Houston Area Women's Center - DonorDrive TCB Astros...

What can we expect from George Springer?

A look at what the projections systems are saying about the recently called up George Springer. Astros County has predicted that George Springer will hit a home...

Minor League Recap: Games of April 15, 2014

Your daily look at the previous night's Minor League happenings. AAA Oklahoma City RedHawks: 11-9 win over Colorado Springs (COL) -> George Springer: 3-for-4, BB, GRAND SLAM, 4 R, 4 RBI -> Max Stassi: 2-for-5, 2B, R, 2 RBI -> Jon Singleton...

AMP Mailbag: Callups and promotions

We have two questions in this week's AMP mailbag, both about the when, why and who of early season upward movement in the system. Note: I wrote this post an hour or so before last night's game, and then the rug was pulled out from und...

Astros Morning Drive: George Springer Day

George Springer day is here and no one is more excited than Astros County George Springer's call up has not only rejuvenated the Astros fan base but it has also revived the Astros County Morning Drive, fo...

George Springer promoted: Thoughts on a glorious, if also sad, night

Let's rejoice in Springer Day, but also feel a little bad for Robbie Grossman and Lucas Harrell Waking up to the news that George Springer will be in uniform Wednesday for the Houston Astros...

Astros to call up George Springer

MLB sources report Astros will call up top-prospect Georges Springer. The Astros farm system has been the envy of Major League Baseball of late, the question is now when will the floodgates open for the prospects' arrival to 'the show'. W...

Grossman Optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City; Harrell Designated for Assignment

The times they are a-changin' around Astroland with George Springer being called up. Robbie Grossman was optioned to Oklahoma City and Lucas Harrell was designated for assignment. These moves make room for Springer on 40-man and 25-man rost...


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