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Astros Crawfish Boil: January 18th, 2019

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Astros News

Brian McTaggart answers fans’ questions in his latest mailbag segment (
One of those questions is about the rotation, where Collin McHugh looks to be the team’s most crucial pitcher next season (Call to the Pen)
Springer recently sat with Kalas and Brownie to talk about his offseason prep for 2019 (Click2Houston)
Whitley is prepping as well, but in anticipation of a 2019 MLB debut (Click2Houston)

Around the League

Looks like Adam Ottovino will join the Evil Empire on a $27 million, 3-year deal (Houston Chronicle)
Which is the Yankees’ latest step in reassembling a Bullpen of Doom (FanGraphs)
Meanwhile, on the West Coast, Cody Allen and the Angels have agreed to a terms on a one-year deal (MLB Trade Rumors)
Turns out that the Blue Jays may just have one of the best catchers in baseball (Beyond the Box Score)
Bleacher Report went ahead and ranked their top ten 2019 rotations (Bleacher Report)
It appears that the “Coors Field Effect” is going to be too much for Todd Helton to overcome in Hall voting (CBS Sports)
The Mets continue to squeeze the hype juice as Tim Tebow will be invited to major league camp this season (Yahoo Sports)