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Super Sunday Astros Crawfish Boil: November 2, 2014

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Astros news and notes from the past week.

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Good morning boys and girls, Hunter Pence has another World Series ring. I have some news links for you this Sunday. Both are on the same level, right? No? Okay, moving on. Here is this week's links.

Former Astros role player Guzman inks $1 million deal in Japan - Ultimate Astros
Former Astros role player Jesus Guzman elected free agency on Oct. 10 and 15 days later, had a deal in Japan. The Hiroshima Carp of Japan’s Central League announced Saturday that Guzman had signed a one-year deal.

The consecutive scoreless innings streak to start the Arizona Fall League season ended at 14 for right-hander Mark Appel, who yielded only four hits in his first three starts, which spanned 12 innings.
The consecutive scoreless innings streak to start the Arizona Fall League season ended at 14 for right-hander Mark Appel, who yielded only four hits in his first three starts, which spanned 12 innings. The Stanford product allowed three earned runs on five hits in five innings Sunday against Peoria. The Rafters fell to the Javelinas 6-3.

Astros report: Workouts begin at Minute Maid Park - Ultimate Astros
The Astros typically have a draft of the budget for the upcoming year by November and finalize it in December, president of business operations Reid Ryan said. Comcast SportsNet Houston’s court proceedings and the value of the Astros’ television rights are impactful and still unknown.

Mending Peacock may miss start of 2015 season | astros.com
Astros right-hander Brad Peacock could miss the start of the 2015 regular season while he recovers from arthroscopic surgery performed earlier this month on his right hip to repair a torn labrum and remove bone spurs.

Luhnow shares fond memories of Taveras | astros.com
Like the rest of the baseball world, the news of the death of Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras hit Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow like a ton of bricks. Luhnow was watching Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night when the saw the report Taveras and his girlfriend had been killed in a car accident in the Dominican Republic.

Astros' Velasquez backed by offense in AFL win | astros.com
Astros prospect Vincent Velasquez missed two months during the regular season with a groin strain, but now he's 100 percent healthy and his results in the Arizona Fall League reflect it

Catching up with Former Hook Wladimir Sutil | Corpus Christi, TX | KZTV10.com |
Taft, Tx - For the past 10 years, the Corpus Christi Hooks have had players come and go, like Wladimir Sutil.

Fresno Grizzlies unveil new home uniforms | Ballpark Digest
With shift in affiliation to the Houston Astros, the Fresno Grizzlies are shedding Giants colors and adopting those of a new parent. First up: new home jersey.

Five Free Agents The Houston Astros Should Consider
Check out some free agents the Houston Astros should consider

Nightmare on Crawford Street Nears End | The Pecan Park Eagle
Irony is a wondrous bird, whenever and wherever it lands. David Barron's article on the possible breakthrough in the legal dissolution of Comcast's CSN Houston, the network plan that has blocked 60% of the Houston market from watching either the baseball Astros or basketball Rockets for two whole seasons each, may now be near its…