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Astros Crawfish Boil: October 22nd, 2018

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Have some fresh baseball links to start your morning

89th MLB All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Astros News

Altuve underwent knee surgery immediately following the season after playing through an injury that normally would have sidelined him (ABC 13)
The Astros would learn the perils of being king after their ALCS exit (Call to the Pen)
That doesn’t tell the whole story, though, as pitching would let Houston down as well (Texas Sports Nation)
Or perhaps it was the Astros’ paranoia that led to their downfall (Yahoo Sports)
Nick Dika takes an in-depth look at went wrong for Correa in 2018 (RotoGraphs)
Should the Astros flip Kyle Tucker and bring J.T. Realmuto to Houston? (House of Houston)

Around the Laegue

All of MLB’s wildest dreams come true as the Red Sox and Dodgers will play Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday (MLB.com)
A Dodgers team that witnessed an emotional performance by Julio Urias in Game 7 of the World Series (ESPN)
And is also a World Series team that accomplished a historic turnaround (SB Nation)
But one that will need to face X-factor Steven Wright, who missed the ALCS (Over the Monster)
There’s a case to be made for the Padres to pursue front-line starter Dallas Keuchel in the off season (East Village Times)
Don’t be surprised to see the Brewers making noise again next season even if they’re not one of baseball’s super teams (The Ringer)
Ever wonder why blocking seems so much more important in the postseason? (Beyond the Box Score)
Old Friend Brad Ausmus will helm the ship for the Angels in 2019 (Houston Chronicle)