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One Writer's Defense of his Prospect Ranks, Part 2


CRPerry13 defends his rankings of those Astros prospects that he is most skeptical about.


Astros Sign Crowe, Escalona, Gonzalez, and Valdez

Today, the Astros announced that they have signed outfielder Trevor Crowe, LHP Sergio Escalona, and RHPs Edgar Gonzalez and Jose Valdez to minor league deals with invites to Spring Training. C...

Astros Prospect Ranking Defense, Part 1


In Part 1 of this article, CRPerry13 defends his Astros prospect rankings by explaining his top 10 and the players he is more excited about than the average TCB writer.

Ed Wade is a Genius


The Marlins are making the Astros and their former GM look like a mercantile wizard by swinging perhaps the most absurd trade of the last decade.

Will the Real J.D. Martinez Please Stand Up?


Is J.D. Martinez the promising slugger whose dynamic performance in the minor leagues indicated that he was a diamond in the tar pits of the Astros’ farm system? Or will he continue to slip on the ice of the major leagues to land on his rear?

Astros Decline Option of Catcher Chris Snyder


Astros Decline Option of Catcher Chris Snyder

Today, the Astros join the American League.


Today, the Astros join the American League. Astros fans should face this with anticipation instead of anger!

TCB Fantasy Report: Season Wrap-Up


What do they win? The Crawfish Boxes looks at the winners and losers of the official TCB Fantasy Baseball Leagues

TCB Writers Debate the AL MVP Race


Two Crawfish Boxes writers debate the hottest topic in baseball: Who should win the AL MVP?

Astros Hang On to Beat Brewers 7-6


Astros explode for four home runs in a 7-6 win over the Brewers on Friday night.

Houston Astros at Milwaukee Brewers, Sep 28, 2012

Houston Astros at Milwaukee Brewers, Sep 28, 2012 Game Thread

I Love Change.


One writer's overcoming of fear of change helped to define his current enthusiasm for the Astros. A quasi-hyperbolic metaphor for the symmetry between the human psyche and ... other stuff.

Astros Sink Scuffling Pirates, 7-1


Astros contribute to sinking of Pirates' playoff chances with a 7-1 victory that included a cannonade of Home Runs from Lowrie, Maxwell, and Wallace.

An Astros Recap. In Haiku Form Just For Fun. Is It April Yet?


An Astros Recap In Haiku Form Just For Fun. Is it April yet?

Reviewing OKC Slugger Mike Hessman


The Crawfish Boxes takes a look at active MiLB home run leader and OKC Jayhawks star Mike Hessman, in light of his huge contribution to a successful season in the PCL.

TCB Fantasy Report: Playoff Edition


Today's Fantasy Report is dedicated to those Crawfish Boxes readers who participate in one of the three official TCB Fantasy Leagues. There is no Astros-centric content today - and besides, I have...

"Best Game of the Year!" Says TCB Commenter. Astros win 5-3 by Wrecking MLB's Best Reliever


The Crawfish Boxes is proud to bring to you "The Best Game of the Year". Astros win 5-3 after giving MLB's best reliever the worst shellacking of his career.

An Astros Game Recap Juxtaposed Against the Symphonies of Mahler


The Astros lose in a game that can be juxtaposed against the symphonies of Gustav Mahler to symbolize the themes of hope, despair, cake, death, and finally rebirth. More or less.

TCB Fantasy Report Week 20: Paredes Edition; Keeper Recommendations


The Crawfish Boxes Astros Fantasy Report Week 20: Paredes Edition; Keeper Recommendations

Tony D Earns First Managerial Win! Recap Brought to you by TCB Readers.


Astros beat Mets 3-1, earning interim manager Tony DeFrancesco his first managerial win in the majors. Jordan Lyles throws a three-hitter in six innings, and Tyler Greene blasts a home run.

Ausmus, Biggio, Bagwell, Clemens, Oswalt, Melky: A 2013 Plan


What would bring fans back to the Astros in 2013? How about Ausmus, Bagwell, Biggio, Clemens, Oswalt, and Melky? An absolutely outrageous plan to make the Astros more interesting that could actually work.

Astros Lose 3-1: Recap by TCB Readers


Astros Lose 3-1 to the Diamondbacks. Recap brought to you by the loyal readers of The Crawfish Boxes.

The Difference a Month Makes


Deep thoughts on the last month's changes to the Astros' major league roster.

TCB Fantasy Report: Rest-of-Season Projections (Pitchers)


The Crawfish Boxes looks at the fantasy value of Astros pitchers for the rest of the season. It's not pretty, but there is a bit of upside to consider as managers make the playoff push.

TCB Fantasy Report: Rest-of-Season Projections (Hitters)


The Crawfish Boxes looks ahead at Rest-of-Season projections to figure out which Astros hitters will be good, and which will be un-good.

Astros Claim Pearce, Bring up Galarraga, Do Some Other Stuff


The Astros grab Steve Pearce, bring up Armando Gallaraga, and do some other stuff as well.

The Astros All-Trade 2013 Roster


What would the 2013 Astros look like if populated only by players traded for in the past two years?

Oswalt, Feliz, & Lyon: The Seeds are Sprouting


Roy Oswalt, Pedro Feliz, and Brandon Lyon turned into nine players with bright futures? Thoughts on this, along with some gallery-worthy artwork and a powerful gardening metaphor. Only at the Crawfish Boxes!

Jordan Schafer, Now Would be a Good Time to Shut Up


This is purely an editorial post, and my opinions here are not necessarily shared by anybody (though I suspect a vast majority to agree with what I am about to type). Jordan Schafer: Shut Up. A...

Carlos Lee: Victim of Circumstance?


Carlos Lee: Victim of Circumstance? The Crawfish Boxes looks to see if there is a correlation between a slugger's power numbers and the overall offensive skill of the lineup around him.

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