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Astros Crawfish Boil: January 14th, 2019

Start your week with some of the best Astros links around

Minnesota Twins v Houston Astros Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

Special thanks to scottydouble for keeping the boils hot while I was on vacation!

Astros News

MLB Network’s ‘The Shredder’ got one right and named Jose Altuve the #1 second baseman in baseball (MLB Video)
It also pegged Alex Bregman at #5 for third, which I think could have been higher (MLB Video)
Speaking of, Bregman put out a video documenting his recent surgery (Youtube)
A surgery that should let him play pain-free for the first time in 3 years (Texas Sports Nation)
And that could strengthen the team if his recovery goes well (House of Houston)
It looks as though Correa, Cole, and Devenski will all head to arbitration (Climbing Tals Hill)
Let’s have a look at Astros international prospect Jairo Solis (The Runner Sports)
Will Mike Elias steal the Astros secret sauce recipe when it comes to pitching? (FanGraphs)

Around the League

It looks as though the Phillies might land the big one this offseason and bring Harper to the City of Brotherly Love (MLB Trade Rumors)
Though there might be some mystery teams still in the mix for Harper and Machado (
Meanwhile, it looks like Nolan Arenado will also get a big payday, most likely breaking an arbitration record in the process (ESPN)
The Oakland A’s will make one last pitch to Kyler Murray to play baseball instead of football (CBS Sports)
Pedro Martinez has firmly planted the Dominican flag in the Hall of Fame (La Vida Baseball)
Check out Javy Baez’s mountaintop ranch in Puerto Rico (Citizen Tribune)
It may have taken fifteen years, but this fan got his Glen Hubbard autographs (KAIT 8)