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Astros Crawfish Boil: January 11, 2016

Oh look Biggio was at the Texans game. Sorry you had to watch.

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Astros News

MLB must hammer St. Louis beyond its checkbook for hacking Astros - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: A fine won't cut it. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred needs to hit the Cardinals on the field as a consequence for their duplicity off it.

How Chris Correa hacked the Astros’ system and emails at crucial times - Ultimate Astros
Chris Correa was incisive for a time but ultimately sloppy when he illegally breached the Astros online systems, doing so by his admission for at least a year’s time, from 2013-14.

Former Cardinals scouting director admits illegal access to Astros' database : Sports
Chris Correa (above left in 2011 photo) pleaded guilty to five federal charges of unauthorized access to a protected computer. He was fired by the Cards in July.

Former St. Louis Cardinals official pleads guilty to Houston Astros computer intrusions - Your Houston News: News
The former director of Baseball Development for the St. Louis Cardinals made an initial appearance in Houston federal court Friday, Jan. 8, on charges of accessing the Houston Astros’ computers without authorization, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson and Special Agent in Charge Perrye K. Turner of the FBI. Later this afternoon, the former Cardinals official then entered a guilty plea to all counts as charged.

Feds: Cardinals Guy Hacked The Astros By Using An Old Password [Updated]
Charges against former Cardinals scouting director Christopher Correa were unsealed today in federal court in Houston, finally outlining exactly how the best hacking in baseball happened, at least according to the feds. The information document was filed Dec. 22 but remained under seal until this afternoon, when Correa had his initial appearance. It outlines what prosecutors say happened in the Cardinals-Astros hacking scandal; all the details that follow are from the court documents unsealed today:

MLB News

Yoenis Cespedes wants $150 million and no one wants to give it to him -
Monday's Say Hey, Baseball includes Yoenis Cespedes' contract hopes, David Ortiz's special talents and appreciation for Brian Cashman's trades.

Cardinals close to signing Korean pitcher Seung Hwan Oh - Viva El Birdos
Korean free-agent reliever Seung Hwan Oh aka Final Boss aka Stone Buddha, is headed to the United States, and according to Daniel Kim, pending a physical, he will be a St. Louis Cardinal.

David Ortiz's amazing power, plate discipline combination - Over the Monster
There is a long list of impressive feats in David Ortiz's career, but his ability to hit for elite power while showing elite plate discipline may be the most unique.

Colorado Rockies trade rumors: A number of things could be delaying a Carlos Gonzalez deal - Purple Row
Rumors have popped up all winter about Carlos Gonzalez being the focus of trade talks, and yet the Colorado Rockies have yet to make a move. What if we've been looking at this the wrong way for months now?

How much did the Giants improve with their three biggest moves? - McCovey Chronicles
We'll use stats and forecasts, which are never misleading, to gauge the expected improvements from Johnny Cueto, Jeff Samardzija, and Denard Span.