As the title defense season prepares to get underway for your Houston Astros, we here at the Crawfish Boxes have decided to renew an informational institution in these parts: the daily Crawfish Boil.
The first of two recent pieces that take a look at Francis Martes’ changes over the offseason.
Another (brief) look at the improvements Francis Martes has made.
A Palm Beach Post look at the Houston Astros for Spring Training.
Ken Giles discusses his much-reported struggles in the postseason, his offseason workout to build strength and stamina, and his mindset for the 2018 season.
A look at several options - young players and veterans alike - to potentially fill a left-handed bullpen role.
A profile piece on Astros catcher Max Stassi, who must make the team out of spring training or risk being exposed to the waiver wire.
AJ Hinch talks about the newest Horseman to join the Astros
Astros vet assists McCullers, talks pitching with Keuchel, Cole
A second look at the contributions of likely-future Hall of Famer Justin Verlander is offering to his Astros teammates in his first Spring Training with the team.
Brady Rodgers is nearing a return
The Nationals and Astros have a new naming pact in place for their joint Spring Training facility in West Palm Beach, Florida.
The American League MV...Pop?
A look from ESPN at your World Champions.
A Bleacher Report look at Justin Verlander’s effect on the Astros’ chances to repeat in 2018.
Astros owner Jim Crane knows his team has the pieces to compete for another title - and not just this season
Longtime baseball figure honored with educational center at Astros’ Youth Academy
Brad Peacock is embracing his new role with the team.
Mike Lupica examines the Astros as the team to beat through New York Yankees-centric lenses.
Around The League
Yeah, this is still a thing for some reason.
A story that isn’t getting as much press as it might deserve.
Title says it all - we’ve all heard about it by now, but here’s the latest from the LA Times.
The pace of play rules are coming, whether we like it or not.
Shohei Ohtani is creating a buzz everywhere he goes this spring.