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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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Series Preview: Houston Astros at Boston Red Sox, July 3-5, 2015

Astros ship off to Boston for Fourth of July weekend. Series Preview: Houston Astros at Boston Red Sox, July 3-5, 2015

AL Series: Houston Astros vs. Boston Red Sox, July 3-5, 2015

Astros play three games in Boston over the Fourth of July weekend. The Astros often play at home during the fourth of July holiday, but if I could have picked a place outside of Houston it would have been Boston. Ne...

Identifying Buy-Low Pitchers

Astros' Sabermetrics: As the Astros consider trading for a starting pitcher, can advanced stats identify potential targets? It's no secret that the Astros are looking into the trade market with the...

Q&A on the Red Sox with Over The Monster's Ben Buchanan

TCB sits down with Over the Monster's co-manager Ben Buchanan to talk about the Red Sox. The Astros often play at home during the fourth of July holiday, but if I could have picked a place outside of Houston it wou...

Introducing myself: Zane Ellis

Me telling you guys a little bit about me from the past and getting acquainted with the site and the fans for a very good next few months. At the age of 9 I was already a highly scouted little league athlete. A couple inside the park home...

Another Writer Gets the Call to the Big Leagues

One man’s meandering journey to baseball fandom I would love to tell you all that I fell in love with baseball at an early age and have been an avid fan all my life, but I can’t. For me, playing baseball just didn’t make sense…stand...

Astros Prospect Report: July 2nd, 2015

Mark Appel doesn't have a great day but it sure was better than the last one. Mark Appel Rebounds in 6-5 Win Okay, his Game Score of 43 isn't great but anything is better than his first A...

2015 MLB Draft: Class Introduction

Blurbs for every single Astros draft pick from the 2015 draft. Allow me to give you an introduction to the Astros 2015 Draft Class.

Astros Trade Talk: Samardzija-nalized

An Analysis Of A Potential Jeff Samardzija Trade By now, unless you live in Kansas City – in which case, you’re probably too busy voting day and night for the All Star game and creating new e-mail addresses to keep up with the news ...

Astros sign Cuban free agent Alejandro Garcia

Houston continues aggressive international signing day. The Astros Director of International Scouting Oz Ocampo announced today they have reached an agreement with Cuban free agent center fielder Alejandro Garc...

Cardinals fire director of scouting with a connection to Ground Control hack

Cardinals relieved scouting director Chris Correa of his duties after he admitted to having unauthorized access to the Astros’ Ground Control system. Another bombshell dropped in the Ground Control story, as a Ca...

Carlos Correa named American League Rookie of the Month

The Astros shortstop lead all American League rookies in OPS, slugging, RBI and doubles in June. Major League Baseball announced today that Houston Astros shortstop

Astros place George Springer on 15-day disabled list with wrist fracture

Springer is expected to miss at least six-to-eight weeks. The news we hoped wasn't coming has now arrived. George Springer, after being hit last night in the hand with a pitch, will be placed on the ...

East Coast Bias

A damn yankee joins The Crawfish Boxes. I want to start my introductory post off with a confession: I didn’t grow up an Astros fan. I grew up in New England, a

Starting Nine: Chasing the Crown

Houston remains the favorite in the AL West by the numbers, but a fan's mind may have a different perspective. Sixty-three point eight percent. The Astros have a 63.8 percent chance to win the American League West Divisio...

Astros July 2 Update- Celestino Highlights International Free Agent Class

Brace yourselves, 16-year old millionaries are coming! July 2nd is a holiday of sorts for the most diehard baseball prospect followers. This marks the "opening" of the international amateur market for teams to officially sign internationa...

Astros Prospect Report: July 1st, 2015

Lots of home runs. Reed is handling High-A quite well. Hauschild Dominates Mike Hauschild was solid for CC early on the season thanks to a GB% over 60% and a low 3.9% walk rate. But since his promotion to AAA his strikeout rate has actuall...

Musings Of A Marbrockstar

A glimpse into the mind of one of TCB's newest staff writers, Jason Marbach. Once upon a time, in a distant day when the streetlights coming on were the call to head back home and the Oilers were still a real thing, a young boy and his fam...

Weekly MiLB Discussion: Call Him Up!

Now that All-Star games are complete, were all the deserving prospects given their promotions? Weekly can sometimes be loosely interpreted. Due to a lightning strike at my neighbors house, I didn't have any internet outside of my phone for...

George Springer leaves game early after being hit by a pitch, likely heading to DL

Edinson Volquez hit the Astros slugged George Springer with a pitch in the hand. The Astros completed a sweep of the Royals on Wednesday, but it came with a cost. Royals' pitcher Edinson Volquez hit George Springer in the hand with a...

Astros 6, Royals 5: Astros sweep American League's best

Jose Altuve makes final case for All-Star bid as Astros sweep the Royals. It's tough to sweep any series, let alone against the team with the second-best winning percentage in the Major Leagues. That was the task that was before the Astros...

Game No. 81 Preview: Houston Astros vs. Kansas City Royals

Astros go for the sweep against the Royals. Houston Astros (46-34) vs. Kansas City Royals (44-30), July 1, 2015 7:10 PM CDT...

Astros to call up Dan Straily to start Friday against the Red Sox

Dan Straily, acquired from the Cubs this offseason, will start Friday for the Astros. The Astros have announced they calling up right-handed starter

Astros officially sign second pick Thomas Eshelman

The Astros announced the signing of Cal State Fullerton pitcher Thomas Eshelman . The Houston Astros and Director of Amateur Scouting Mike Elias announced the signing of Cal State Fullerton pitcher Thomas ...

TCB Astros Hitter of the Week: June 24 - 30

Gigante reclaims a spot he held a good part of last season So this week we have a new winner!  Seems like the last month or so it has been the Correa and Springer show, but this week some old favorites have risen back to the top. ...

Astros Prospect Report: Games of June 30, 2015

Your daily look at the previous night's Minor League happenings. So Snake's comments from last thread got me thinking to add a Prospect to Watch section to each game score.  It is mostly guys that played in the game, but it could be f...

About That Astros Batting Average

In a season that has the Houston Astros playing better than .500 ball, what's up with their batting average? And will it hinder the chances of this team playing in October? Batting average; it's an obvious gap in this new era of


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