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Astros Crawfish Boil: January 11th, 2019

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Astros News

Whitley poised for breakout 2019 season (
Four Astros’ rookies who could have a major impact (House of Houston)
Arbitration decisions upcoming for 10 Astros (Climbing Tal’s Hill)
J.T. Realmuto: What might an Astros’ trade package look like? (The Runner Sports)
Astros International Pool: Cristian Javier, crafty Dominican righty (The Runner Sports)

Around the league

2B Dozier, Nationals agree to 1-year, $9M deal (Houston Chronicle)
Nationals gain upside with Brian Dozier (FanGraphs)
Mets land Jed Lowrie on 2-year deal (
Blue Jays, reliever Phelps agree to 1-year deal (
Seattle inks INF Beckham, RHP Gearrin (
Yasmani Grandal is better than this (FanGraphs)
MLB free agency is broken, and desperately needs to be fixed (Yahoo! Sports)
Economic data shows MLB spent less on player salaries compared to revenues in 2018 (Forbes)
How MLB’s luxury tax has put a deep freeze on spending (Wall Street Journal, $$$)
Statcast: 2018’s best hitters by pitch type (
The hardest-throwing prospect in each organization (
A look at contending team’s biggest holes and their best available free-agent targets (The Athletic, $$$)
How far would the Nationals go to sign Bryce Harper? (The Athletic, $$$)
A’s revenue sharing money heads back to the Yankees (FanGraphs)
Inside Kyler Murray’s football-vs-baseball decision (ESPN)
JAWS and the 2019 Hall of Fame ballot: Big jumps redux (FanGraphs)