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Super Sunday Astros Crawfish Boil: November 9, 2014

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Astros news and notes from the past week.

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning boys and girls. This is rare air in which we walk, two Astros have won national awards. TWO! Jose Altuve won a Silver Slugger, and Dallas Keuchel won a gold glove. A nineteen game improvement, a Gold Glove Winner, and a Silver Slugger Winner - things are moving fast for the Astros in the right direction. Here are this week's stories.

Vancouver Canadians in the process of buying Astros affiliate in Advanced Single A California league | The Province
The Vancouver Canadians are about to gain a sibling. Jake Kerr and Jeff Mooney, the Vancouver businessmen who have owned the C's since 2007, are in the midst of purchasing the Lancaster JetHawks, a Houston Astros affiliate in the Advanced Single A California League.

Aplin a hidden gem in Astros' loaded 2012 Draft class | astros.com
The Astros' 2012 Draft class has the potential to be a very good one, with No. 1 pick Carlos Correa on the fast track to the big leagues and outfielders Preston Tucker and Brett Phillips coming off big seasons.

Cincinnati architect working on MLB stadium renovation - Cincinnati Business Courier
A big Cincinnati architectural firm has won a contract with the Houston Astros to design a renovation of the team’s ballpark.

Retractable roof temporarily closed for maintenance | astros.com
'Considering some of the trouble retractable roofs have caused in other stadiums and ballparks around the country through the years, the Astros have been happy with how well the roof at Minute Maid Park has performed in 15 seasons on the job.