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Super Astros Crawfish Boil: June 7, 2015

Astros news and notes from the past week.

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Good morning boys and girls. What a busy week ahead. The Astros play a series against the White Sox and Mariners. The 2015 draft starts on Monday. Here are some links to hold you over till it begins.

Ex-Blue Jay Colby Rasmus minimizes return to Toronto - Ultimate Astros
Astros center fielder Colby Rasmus, who played for the Blue Jays from July 27, 2011, through the end of last season – downplayed his return to Rogers Centre on Friday night.

Hank Conger success in Major League Baseball helped change culture at Huntington Beach | FOX Sports
The Los Angeles Angels selected a local product with the 25th pick of the 2006 MLB Draft -- Hank Conger out of Huntington Beach High School. Success in the majors has changed the baseball culture at his alma matter, leading to what arguably will be the biggest game in program history, the CIF-SS Division 1 final.

Former Astros great Lance Berkman hired as Second Baptist baseball coach - Sports Update
Former Astros star Lance Berkman has been hired as the new head baseball coach at Second Baptist, Fox 26 reported Saturday.

Morgan Ensberg on giving up certain Astros prospects for Cole Hamels: "I’d quit." | HardballTalk
Morgan Ensberg wouldn't give up much for Phillies ace Cole Hamels.

The Astros may be pursuing Cole Hamels | FOX Sports
The Houston Astros may be in the hunt for a frontline starter, and Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports the club may have a match with Philadelphia Phillies starter Cole Hamels.

Astros manager A.J. Hinch discusses top prospect Carlos Correa’s looming MLB debut - Ultimate Astros
With top Astros prospect Carlos Correa likely to reach the majors soon – perhaps as early as the upcoming three-game series against the White Sox – Astros manager A.J. Hinch was asked if he thought it would be easier to debut at home or on the road.

Inside Baseball: Emerging Astros seek star starter; would Hamels OK them? -
The Astros are contenders and are looking for a top-of-the-rotation starter. Cole Hamels could be an option, but is he interested in them? That plus more news from around Major League Baseball.

If Astros get their way, having high draft picks will be a thing of the past - Ultimate Astros
They’re good now, and good teams don’t get good draft picks.

McCullers' rise as a starter a relief to Astros - Houston Chronicle
If this is a reliever, show us what a starter looks like.

Houston Astros: Villar for Andrew Cashner a No-Brainer
The Houston Astros need starting pitching and the San Diego Padres need a shortstop. Jonathan Villar for Andrew Cashner will never make more sense.

Monday marks a memorable 10-year anniversary for the Astros’ tombstone - Ultimate Astros
To paraphrase the headline from the most famous tombstone in baseball history, here’s the "The cold hard truth" about that Houston Chronicle sports sections’ tombstone graphic that ran on June 1, 2005.