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Astros Crawfish Boil: March 14, 2016

Astros news and notes from Spring Training.

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Astros News

Correa's Rise Helps Astros Improve, Make Them Eager for More - ABC News
Correa's Rise Helps Astros Improve, Make Them Eager for More

Colby Rasmus: Fun-loving Astros enjoy the game more
'If you watch the Cardinals back then, we were like robots,' Rasmus said.

Astros know how to hoop it up, whoop it up - Houston Chronicle
Sometimes it has nothing to do with baseball.

Astros' big shift almost complete: From development to domination
The Astros weren’t surprised by last year’s success – coming after four consecutive seasons of 92 to 111 losses. But it’s clear that the regime-building phase in Houston is over.

Astros send Joe Musgrove, five others to minor-league camp - Houston Chronicle
Joe Musgrove, the Astros' 2015 Minor League Pitcher of the Year, was the biggest name among the six righthanded pitching prospects the Astros sent back to minor-league camp Monday morning.

MLB News

The Nationals need to make a Mike Rizzo decision by June 15 -
Monday's Say Hey, Baseball includes Mike Rizzo's weird option, Jose Bautista's mascot workout, and the David Freese signing.

David Freese signing analysis: Pirates seize opportunity, get useful player on bargain deal - Bucs Dugout
Wilbur posted last night about the Pirates' somewhat surprising signing of David Freese to a one-year, $3 million deal. Here are my thoughts. In the short term, Freese will help compensate replace...

Glimpses into alternate White Sox offseasons - South Side Sox
Reports indicate the White Sox made an offer to Ian Desmond, and came close to landing Alex Gordon

Donald Trump has another good friend in Pete Rose -
Is the first political endorsement via baseball?

Finding silver linings within Eduardo Rodriguez injury - Over the Monster
While everyone would prefer that Eduardo Rodriguez was completely healthy, there are a few positive consequences to his minor injury.