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Astros Crawfish Boil: January 24th, 2019

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Astros News

Having Jim Crane at the helm instead of Drayton McClane is something you should appreciate (Houston Sportsmap)
Especially considering that the Astros are projected to win the most games next season (Sports Betting Dime)
I’m sure these kids appreciate the Astros who came and took them on an Academy spending spree (KIII TV)
MLB Pipeline’s Jim Callis recently profiled Josh James and 3 others as potential 2019 RoY candidates (MLB Video)
Astros legend Tony Kemp was named to Vanderbilt’s all-time starting nine (
The Reddicks are honeymooning in Ireland where things have taken a decidedly medieval turn (CUT 4)

Around the League

Here is the best and the worst of the 2019 Hall of Fame vote (SB Nation)
Along with some thoughts on how voting for the Hall has evolved (Astros County)
We also learned a few things thanks to this year’s voting, including who might make it next year (The Athletic, $$$)
Roy Halladay’s plaque will feature a cap without a logo (ESPN)
As for future Hall of Famers, it looks like Ichiro will make another go of it, signing a minor league deal with the Mariners (Bleacher Report)
Joining him on the West Coast will be Drew Pomeranz, who inked himself a deal with the Giants (MLB Trade Rumors)
Asdrubal Cabrera will play for the Mall Cops next season on a 1-year deal (Houston Chronicle)
But even with those signings, the best free agents are still unemployed this offseason (Houston Chronicle)
Are the Reds ready to compete in the NL Central? (Sports Illustrated)
They may need one of them-thar fancy superutility players if they intend to (The Ringer)