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Super Sunday Astros Crawfish Boil: November 16, 2014

Astros news and notes from the past week.

Jared Wickerham

Good morning boys and girls. This is the calm before the storm, trades and free agent moves await. Here are some links to hold you over till then.

Astros president Ryan pleased with new TV deal |
HOUSTON -- Astros president of business operations Reid Ryan gave MLB Network Radio listeners a snapshot of the state of the team on Sunday morning during an interview with Jim Bowden and Jody McDonald, covering topics that included the club's television deal, Spring Training relocation, new manager A.J. Hinch and the First-Year Player Draft.

Former Astros coach Tarrik Brock joins Padres as instructor - Ultimate Astros

McHugh, Springer finish in top 10 in AL ROY voting |
HOUSTON -- The Astros had two players finish in the top 10 in the voting for the American League Rookie of the Year on Monday when pitcher Collin McHugh came in fourth and outfielder George Springer finished in a tie for eighth.

Astros will limit spring training roster in order to evaluate better - Ultimate Astros
The Astros’ spring prospect parade is being toned down this year.

Infielder Kemp looking to move positions after strong showing - Ultimate Astros
Luhnow said that prospect Tony Kemp "really put himself on the map" this season. A second baseman by trade, the Astros don’t exactly have a need at that position — so he might be heading to the outfield. He played three games in the outfield this past season.

Lancaster JetHawks are about to undergo ownership change
The Lancaster JetHawks are coming off a banner minor league baseball season, one in which they won just their second California League championship in its 19-year history.Now they will be welcoming new owners to the fold.The JetHawks &#x

MLB and MLBPA finalize list of Super Two qualifiers |
Major League Baseball and the Players' Association have finalized a list of 26 players with less than three years of Major League service time who are eligible for salary arbitration, also known as Super Twos, a Major League Baseball source confirmed. The group is headlined by Mets closer Jenrry Mejia, Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera, Angels pitcher Garrett Richards, Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon, Astros slugger Chris Carter, A's third baseman Josh Donaldson and Yankees pitcher David Phelps.

DeFrancesco to manage Astros’ AAA club in 2015 - Ultimate Astros
Tony DeFrancesco will manage the Astros’ Class AAA club in 2015, general manager Jeff Luhnow confirmed.

CSN Houston Is Gone and the Rockets Are Back on TV | Houston Press
The time has finally come. On Monday night, after two years, Houston Rockets games will once again be legally available...

Top prospects face off in Arizona Fall League title game |
You'll always remember where you first saw them. The Arizona Fall League has served as an incubation field for some of the best young players in the Major Leagues, and the next generation of prospects will have a chance to introduce themselves to a national audience in today's title game.

Rudy Owens signs minor league deal with A’s - Ultimate Astros
Former Astros lefthander Rudy Owens said Saturday that he has signed a minor league deal with the A’s with an invite to spring training.