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Astros Crawfish Boil: January 19th, 2019

Start your weekend with some of the best Astros links around

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Happy belated birthday to the big boss
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Astros News

Jim Crane had a little sit-down with ESPN 97.5 to talk about the Astros’ offseason as well as the Houston Open (Houston Sportsmap)
But the best offseason move has to be partnering with Karbach Brewery to make the new Crawford Bock beer (Houston Chronicle)
Here’s a quick review of where the Astros stand as we start to look toward the 2019 season (Climbing Tal’s Hill)
Carlos Correa is getting his reps in as he looks to 2019 as well (CUT4)

Around the League

Will Harper and Machado please just sign contracts already so we can stop talking about how slow the offseason is (The Ringer)
Because apparently we’re starting to dig rumors up from Manny Machado’s dad (CBS Sports)
A part of it may be that the Yankees are not in on either slugger, and that might be because of Giancarlo Stanton (
Though they might at least be making progress towards moving Sonny Gray (MLB Trade Rumors)
People can stop worrying so much about the shift since MLB hitters are killing it on their own (538 Sports)
Perhaps the biggest Hall of Fame snub we’re not talking about is Tuffy Rhodes (Beyond the Box Score)
World-class photographer Jean Fruth explains her work documenting latin baseball (La Vida Baseball)