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Striking out into the Astros' future

The Astros' lineup looks to strike out a lot. The Front Office would like to change that. Here's one way that could happen.

Astros 4 Tigers 3 in 11: Castro Walk-Off


In a game filled with highlights and bloopers, the Astros earn a win in walk-off fashion with a Jason Castro home run in the eleventh.

Astros 6 Braves 1: Cosart cruises behind big blast


The Astros wallop the Braves on the backs of three players that could have been Phillies right now.

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at TCB


There is no summary that adequately describes this article.

Astros 3 Rays 1: Castro is an awesome catcher


A jaw-dropping Springer Dinger, eight scoreless IP for Cosart, but the story of the game was Jason Castro's defense.

The Oklahoma Astros?


The Astros invested heavily into flyover country in the 2014 Draft. CRPerry13 speculates on this seemingly-odd strategy

Astros win 2-1 on Civil Rights Night; Obie Shines


Brett Oberholtzer throws seven masterful innings and Jonathan Villar bonks the winning double in a great pitcher's matchup on a night where MLB honored the breaking of the color barrier within baseball.

Nonsense and Sensibility (pt 2): Dismissiveness


CRPerry13 continues his editorial about the perception of those within and outside of baseball about the way the game is changing, with the Astros leading the way, for better or worse.

Nonsense and Sensibility (pt. 1): Bad journalism


The baseball world is rife with misinformation, ignorance, and entitlement. CRPerry13 cajoles readers to open their eyes and take what they read with a grain of salt unless it is provided with credible supporting evidence.

A new market inefficiency: short people?


Astros 2Bs Jose Altuve and Tony Kemp's successes at their relative leagues forces CRPerry13 to question the idea that shorter batters are at a disadvantage compared to their larger brethren.

Open letter to the readers of TCB


An open letter to the readers of The Crawfish Boxes

Houston, we have a cliche.


Today's inanity is brought to you by the Washington Post

Astros 4, Tigers 11: The Disaster at Detroit


General Porter and his army lay siege to Baron Ausman's fortress, and find only a ready defense and terrible loss.

Astros 5, M's 4: Astros beat around the Furbush


The Astros win in walk-off fashion. George Springer delivers the final blow, despite his Golden Sombrero.

Donald Sterling could be bad for MLB


CRPerry13 imagines where the aftermath of the Donald Sterling racism scandal could go, and the potential impact on MLB

Slumps and slump busters: The Astros' offense


CRPerry13 explains how the Astros' offensive offense over the first three weeks of the season is but smoke and mirrors.

Astros lose to A's by at least 10 to 1


This game stunk so bad that I wrote the recap in the 7th inning.

History Repeats: May 2005 and April 2014 Astros


Climb down from your ledge, Astros fans. The Astros' team-wide slump is temporary, and it's not even the worst slump in recent history. Jump in the time machine, and let's go!

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.

Astros Minors: Those Who Can't Remember the Past


George Santayana said, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Take heed, Astros' fans. Historical examples do not foretell a star-studded 2017 roster comprised of current Astros' prospects.

Astros Sabermetrics: Retire K/BB Ratio!


CRPerry13 takes a look at how the Astros fare using the difference between strikeout and walk ratios.

The Forgotten Eight: Astros With Upside


While fans drool over a loaded farm system, these eight players are the same age or younger than top prospect George Springer, have high pedigrees of their own, and already have MLB experience.

The Astros First Base Conundrum


With the announcement last week that the Astros have designated Brett Wallace for assignment to make room for Free Agent pitcher Jerome Williams, an already-nebulous first base situation becomes…no less nebulous.

Springer's K and BB Rates in the Bigs


Talking about George Springer's Strikeout and Walk rates and how they might translate to the major leagues.

Astros Prospects: The Great DDJ Debate


After debuting at the back end of prospect lists in 2012 and posting an improved offensive season in 2013, Delino DeShields Jr. has dropped on most national prospect rankings. CRPerry13 explores this and entreats Astros' fans to ignore that noise.

Baseball America Posts Top 10 Astros Prospects


Baseball America posted its Top 10 Astros Prospects list today

An Open Letter to Commissioner Selig


An open letter to MLB Commissioner Selig about the Hall of Fame voting process and its impact on the reputation of Major League Baseball with respect to the PED Era.

Astros Sign Cesar Izturis


The Astros have Signed Cesar Izturis to a minor league contract, according to CBS' Jon Heyman.

Astros Rumors: Down by the Overbay


The latest off-season rumor suggests that the Astros have interest in 1B free-agent Lyle Overbay. CRPerry13 discusses why this rumor is no more than empty wind.

Is Bass a SP? Is Keuchel the Astros' Best?


Anthony Bass matches the profile of other Astros' starting pitchers and might fit the rotation better than the bullpen. Also, Dallas Keuchel might be the Astros' best starter next year.

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