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Astros Crawfish Boil: October 11th, 2018

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Astros News

This year’s ALCS is star-studded, but who are the 10 biggest? (MLB.com)
Tony Kemp might not be on that list, but he’s made a case for another shot at DH in October (House of Houston)
Meanwhile Correa, who is on that list, is still fighting through back pain (ESPN)
But with all the player and coach connections, some might say that Texas is the biggest star of the ALCS (Houston Chronicle)
An ALCS that was sold out in just 3 minutes, by the by (Houston Chronicle)
Osuna and Maldonado have earned the trust of their teammates since being traded (La Vida Baseball)
This year’s ALDS was a the perfect example of how playoff baseball is all about small sample size (Beyond the Box Score)
Tyler White has come a long way since being drafted in the 33rd round (The Athletic, $$$)
Some think the Rangers might be sniffing around the Astros’ bench for their next manager (Dallas News)

Around the League

Part of why Boston won the ALDS is because of Cora’s bold moves (the Ringer)
Which is just another reason why the Red Sox are now his team (Over the Monster)
And, according to him, they are definitely not scared of the Astros in the ALCS (USA Today)
Where David Price has another chance to prove himself to the Red Sox fans (Fansided)
Speaking of chances, Manny Machado will have his to make a mark on the 2018 postseason (True Blue LA)
And MLB desperately wants to see him and the Dodgers advance according to a former baseball exec (Business Insider)
But no matter what we all get to see more Bob Uecker in October, which is good (MLB.com)
Mike Clevinger, Will Harris, and Brandon Workman recently sat down and talked about how they have developed their curve balls (FanGraphs)
Check out this series grading the 2018 draft picks (Minor League Ball)