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Super Astros Crawfish Boil: February 15, 2015

Astros news and notes from the past week.

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Good morning boys and girls, baseball is just around the corner. Truck Day has come and gone. Pitchers and catchers reports this coming. It's almost time, but until then here are some links to hold you over.

2015 CFBBQ Season Previews: Houston Astros | CESPEDES FAMILY BARBECUE
The boys at CFBBQ preview the Houston Astros.

Washington Nationals, Houston Astros to keep spring training base in Florida - ESPN
Gov. Rick Scott says the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros will keep their spring training homes in Florida.

Franchise bests/worsts: Houston Astros -
Up next in our franchise bests/worst series are the Houston Astros, who were once known as the Houston Colt .45's.

Cleveland Indians bench coach Brad Mills has had a ton of fun with his bull-raising hobby |
Indians bench coach Brad Mills at one time owned "19 to 20' bucking bulls in his search for a champion. He came close with a bull named Tuve, but bucking bulls are a lot like baseball players -- many called, but few are chosen.

Matt Albers signs with White Sox - Ultimate Astros
Former Astros and Houston-native signs with the White Sox.

Springer eager to take next step |
HOUSTON -- A year ago, George Springer had never been on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

Perspectives: Phillips No. 1 on list of sleeper prospects |
There's a good amount of subjectivity regarding baseball prospects.

Daughter of former big leaguer to make her pitch in college |
HOUSTON -- Most girls who show interest in baseball are ultimately encouraged to play softball, but Sarah Hudek always knew that wasn't her true calling.

Hometown Report: Andrew Susac and Max Stassi living a baseball dream | The Sacramento Bee The Sacramento Bee
Andrew Susac and Max Stassi will report to spring training next week, continuing their dream-come-true journeys.