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Astros Crawfish Boil: January 28th, 2019

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Astros News

Over 12,000 fans were at this year’s FanFest at Minute Maid Park (Click2Houston)
And 2018 draftee Seth Beer was loving it (Houston Chronicle)
The team also took the opportunity to reveal more details on the new Astros Hall of Fame (Mission Control)
In addition to FanFest this weekend, the Astros also raised money for charity at the Annual Diamond Dreams Gala (
And it was there that Jim Crane talked about the new style of free agency and the possibility of bringing Marwin and Keuchel back (Yahoo Sports)
But just how likely are they to resign the departing free agents? (The Runner Sports)
There are some who think that the team should avoid resigning the Beard (Call to the Pen)
At the very least, the Astros are open to the idea of bringing on a reliever before Spring Training (Houston Chronicle)
Alex Bregman will grace the cover of RBI Baseball 19 (ABC 13)
He also predicted that the Astros will become a dynasty like the Miami Heat were (CUT4)
2018 may be a drag on Devo’s arbitration case (Climbing Tal’s Hill)
Tony Kemp sat for a radio interview where he talked about his offseason (Sports Radio 610)
Part of which includes a charity event he was at this weekend, which he chats about here (Twitter)

Around the League

In the midst of governmental upheaval, the Caribbean Series will be moved out of Venezuela (ESPN)
Let’s have a look at what each team has done this offseason (
The Mariners have officially signed Hunter Strickland, hoping for a bounce-back season from the former Giant (Lookout Landing)
The Royals are closing in on extending Whit Merrifield for four more years (MLB Trade Rumors)
Will the move to Chavez Ravine do anything for AJ Pollock’s numbers? (RotoGraphs)
The rise of the super-utility youth movement may have some of the older players nervous (Sports Illustrated)
The Diamondback’s Cody Decker gave the WWE’s Becky Lynch a baseball quiz before the Royal Rumble (CUT4)