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Previewing the AL Central


Let's take a look today at the only division in baseball where the Astros could finish third.


Need 1 owner for NL only league

Live draft in Houston. $150.00 flat fee. 10 team NL only roto 5x5 league. 60/30/10 payout. League has been in existence for 20 years. Draft will be somewhere around opening day. If you want...

Crawfish Boxes goes to Fan Fest


"They like us, they REALLY like us!" (paraphrasing Sally Field as Norma Rae) 4 of your faithful Crawfish Boxes writers attended Fan Fest on Saturday, special guests of the club. Bloggers were given 20-30 minutes each with Reid Ryan, Bo Porter and J

Baseball playing son adds sun-soaked wrinkle


Illinibob shares his story about being a baseball parent on Father's Day.

Pounding the table for Kohl Stewart


In which I discuss the only High School pitcher that will be drafted in the first 10 picks on Thursday. And he's from Houston.

Houston Astros Season Preview: Dallas Keuchel


Lefty Starter Dallas Keuchel: Sinkerballer with upside or organizational depth?


help a brutha out with a minors ranking?

In my long standing AL only league, we draft minor leaguers. I have the 9th pick this year, and I thought I'd crowdsource the brethren here at TCB to help me rank them for all time value. I will...

Previewing Jason Castro


Is the Astros former first round pick, Jason Castro, ready to make a leap forward?


Opening in the TCB Auction League

Fellow TCB'ers, I have found it necessary to delete my team in the TCB Auction League as I am taking my son on a college visit to UT-Arlington that day and will not be home in time to draft. ...


Thank whatever Deity you pray to that we're not Royals fans

Dear Royals fans: After reading last night's blockbuster trade involving the Minor League player of the year (and can't miss prospect) Will Myers; your best pitching prospect, Jake Odorizzi, your...


in which I construct the Astros 2013 starting lineup

I have been reading multiple posts from other TCB'ers, regarding what the Astros should do in 2013 with their free agent money. I wanted to throw my 2 cents in, so these are my thoughts: I think...


Clemens an Astro next year?

With the news that Roger Clemens will pitch for the Sugarland Skeeters this Saturday night, there's only 1 logical conclusion to be drawn.....he wants to pitch in MLB next year. Of course, it...


In which I ponder Chris Johnson's revival

As we at TCB all know, Chris Johnson was a leading candidate to be traded, and one that we supported being flipped for more prospects. Since the trade to Arizona, he has gone semi nuts, hitting 3...


need some help with a rules question

What is the difference between "optioning" a player and "outrighting" him. For example, the Blue Jays optioned Adam Lind to AAA on May 31st, then, while he was still in Vegas, out righted him on...


Luhnow steals the show

After day 1 of the MLB draft for 2012, one thing is certain. Luhnow and Crane get "it". It being the way back to the top, how to work the system, and how not to get overwhelmed by all the talking...


Heading in the right direction?

The Astros' decision to release Livan Hernandez and to open the season with Lucas Harrell and Kyle Weiland in the rotation is further evidence that the new regime "gets it". Filling a rotation...

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