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Astros Crawfish Boil: February 19, 2016

Can you hear it? The sound of the ball hitting a mitt?

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Astros News

Houston Astros' Dallas Keuchel receives steepest increase among 156 in arbitration
AL Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel received the steepest increase among the 156 players in salary arbitration this year, according to a study by The Associated Press.

Luke Gregerson says he should be the Astros' closer over Ken Giles -
Luke Gregerson said he should remain the Astros closer after his work last season. The team acquired Ken Giles over the winter.

Astros report: Pitchers to have customized spring regimens - Houston Chronicle
Competitors for an Astros rotation spot as long as they're healthy, veterans Doug Fister and Scott Feldman tossed with each other Thursday, creating about the tallest pair of throwing partners one can find.

Astros' Pat Neshek proudly shows off gross bone growth removed from foot | FOX Sports
Astros' Neshek proudly shows off gross bone growth removed from foot

Luke Gregerson thinks he should still be the Astros’ closer – HardballTalk
Ken Giles has higher upside, but Luke Gregerson has experience. The Astros have yet to officially name either as the club's closer.

MLB News

5 spring training stories to watch in the National League -
Pitchers and catchers emerged from their burrow and didn't see their shadow, and that mean the baseball season will start in six weeks. What should we look for until then?

Orioles will likely sign Yovani Gallardo and Dexter Fowler -
Thursday's Say Hey, Baseball includes the Orioles final free agent push, Kyle Schwarber's parking lot dinger and Hanley Ramirez's lost muscle.

World Series odds 2016: Cubs, Mets, Giants, Red Sox among betting favorites -
Coming off strong seasons, the Chicago Cubs and the New York Mets top the 2016 World Series betting board heading into spring training.