Astros Link Dump: McHugh, Billngsley, Minor Moves and More!


Over the weekend, the writers here at Climbing Tal’s Hill kept busy. Here is what you may have missed:

Kyle covered some of the minor league movement in his piece, including the releases of Bobby Borchering and Matt Heidenreich.

Next: Minor Moves

Sticking with the minors theme, Jason wrote about Astros prospect, Joe Sclafani, who is a utility man that reached Triple-A in 2014, and is currently playing in the Arizona Fall League.

Next: Joe Sclafani, Utility Man

Recently, the Astros announced that they would be increasing their payroll by about $20M in 2015. David took a look at what $20M can do for the Astros next season.

Next: Astros Need More than $20M

David then wrote about a player the Astros could legitimately make a run at with some of that money, in his piece about Chad Billingsley.

Next: Chad Billingsley Could be an Option for the Astros

Lastly, Jason took a look at the season Collin McHugh had in 2014, and compared it to Jeff Samardzija‘s best seasons. Let’s just say, our guy came out on top.

Next: Collin McHugh: Better than Jeff Samardzija?

These are from the last few days. If you like what you see, make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter below, so you don’t miss another article!

Coming up early this week, we’ll have an update on Andrew Aplin, drafted in the 2012 class, and currently playing in the Arizona Fall League. We’ll also have the Astros offseason outlook, with free agency set to begin on Monday!

Let’s Go ‘Stros!