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Astros Crawfish Boil: January 20, 2016

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Astros News

Astros' Gonzalez marks time by wrist watch - Houston Chronicle
Marwin Gonzalez, the Astros' super-utility man who is coming off his best season, had one postseason plate appearance against a righthanded pitcher - even though two-thirds of his lifetime regular-season home runs have come against righties.

Astros, visiting S.A., talk playoff repeat - San Antonio Express-News
Colby Rasmus couldn’t believe that his shirtless, goggle-wearing, alcohol-soaked celebration after the Astros’ wild card victory over the New York Yankees last fall went viral and thrust him into the spotlight.

Astros 411 :: Astros release three minor league pitchers
According to Minor League Moves, the Houston Astros have released minor league pitchers, Zach Davis, Jorge Perez and Lachlan Madden.

If Astros sign Cespedes, could Mets deal for Springer? - MLB Daily Dish
Editors note: This is 100% idle speculation from our Fanposts section and should be treated as such. We welcome rosterbatorical fantasies and recognize half the rumors game is imagining what-if...

MLB News

The Tigers signing Justin Upton is the best free agent move of the offseason - SBNation.com
The Tigers signed Justin Upton to a six-year, $132.75 million contract, and he's an immediate, obvious, necessary improvement.

Justin Upton signed a deal he'll probably opt-out of in 2 years - SBNation.com
Tuesday's Say Hey, Baseball includes Justin Upton's opt-out, the importance of John Farrell and a Matt Garza trade retrospective.

Get to know Justin Upton's home run power - Bless You Boys
Let's watch future Tiger Justin Upton hit large home runs.

Analyzing the Diamondbacks' brilliant core and path to contention - MLB Daily Dish
There's nothing justifiable about the Diamondbacks hemorrhaging value, yet they find themselves in a fascinating and potentially tantalizing position.