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Astros Crawfish Boil: January 13, 2016

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Astros News

Do the Cardinals deserve to lose draft picks for hacking Astros? - Viva El Birdos
When Chris Correa hacked the Houston Astros multiple times, he broke federal law and will pay for his crimes. Determining an appropriate punishnment for Correa's organization is a bit more difficult.

Arbitration process begins for 6 eligible Astros - Houston Chronicle
Salary arbitration started Tuesday, when players eligible to go through the process filed to do so.

Arrieta, Keuchel among 156 to file for salary arbitration | Centre Daily Times
Cy Young Award winners Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs and Dallas Keuchel of the Houston Astros were among 156 players who filed for salary arbitration Tuesday and are set to swap proposed figures with their teams this week unless they agree to contracts.

Astros report: Bregman to open big league camp at shortstop - Houston Chronicle
The second overall pick in the 2015 draft - who's near ready for the big leagues and gets top ratings for his makeup and drive - is a shortstop by trade and strong defensively. If the Astros take a 12-man bullpen, GM Jeff Luhnow said, the relief corps is pretty much set. Earlier this offseason, former Astros first-round draft pick Jio Mier signed with the Blue Jays as a minor league free agent. The 21st overall pick in 2009, Mier struggled at the plate with the Astros, hitting .239 with a .333 on-base percentage in 680 minor league games.

Houston Astros’ Bill Brown speaking at Waco’s First Pitch Luncheon - MCC
Houston Astros announcer Bill Brown will be the guest speaker at the Greater Waco Chamber’s First Pitch Luncheon on Feb. 9 at the Ferrell Center.

MLB News

The biggest remaining hole on every American League roster -
There's still time for each AL team to fix its roster. Here's what they should consider.

Gerardo Parra's signing might signal a Carlos Gonzalez trade -
Wednesday's Say Hey, Baseball includes possible Rockies moves, a goofy Mets rumor, and a new Dodgers executive.

The time Chipper Jones rescued Freddie Freeman in the snow is now immortalized as a bobblehead -
The Atlanta Braves will give away bobbleheads this season commemorating the night Chipper Jones rescued Freddie Freeman in a snowstorm.

Raiders will remain at Oakland Coliseum in 2016, get additional NFL loan money for new stadium - Athletics Nation
It's time to start talking about what happens if the Raiders actually do evict the Oakland Athletics.