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Astros Crawfish Boil: December 29th, 2018

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Start your weekend with some of the best Astros links around

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Astros News

Ben Reiter recently had a discussion on MLB Network about what the FO personnel turnover means for the Astros (MLB Video)
Of course, having one of the most improved farm system of 2018 might help calm some fears from that (Climbing Tal’s Hill)
I hope this Astros dad story is a glimpse into what my future will be like (ABC 13)
In Golfery news: The Astros foundation is donating $13.5 million to renovate a Houston golf course and bring the Houston Open back into city limits (Houston Business Journal)

Around the League

The Angels pick up Jonathan Lucroy to fill in their backstop needs (Houston Chronicle)
While former Angel Matt Shoemaker will peddle his craft in Toronto next season (ESPN)
Dallas Keuchel will not be peddling anything in Philadelphia unless they meet his demand for a five year contract (Bleacher Report)
Sonny Gray may be playing for a new team in 2019 as well if the Yankees can find a willing partner (Sporting News)
Turns out that baseball is better than ever these days (MLB.com)
But how will Cuba baseball hold up in the face of the new agreement with MLB? (New York Times)
Who will be the breakout stars of 2019? (Sports Illustrated)
That list includes some of the names from the 2018 All-MiLB team (MiLB.com)
Here’s a cautionary tale of a minor league stadium and the tax dollars it loved (NJ.com)