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Astros Crawfish Boil: January 3rd, 2019

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Astros News

Do the Astros still have what it takes to bring home the AL West Crown? (Call to the Pen)
I mean, my answer is yes, especially with how sweet Altuve’s swing is (Twitter)
Though it couldn’t hurt to pick up some pitching help, with Gio Gonzalez as a possibility (Climbing Tal’s Hill)
Or maybe the Cardinals’ Jose Martinez, who could help out Aledmys Diaz to replace Marwin (House of Houston)
Gurriel Sr. talks about raising two MLB players (MLB Video)
Check out this profile of one of the Astros’ rising prospects, Brandon Bielak (The Runner Sports)

Around the League

The baseball world is on pause while it waits to see where Machado and Harper will end up (Red Reporter)
And here’s why (ESPN)
There’s still a chance that Harper could end up back with the Nats (
Here’s the story of how Paul Goldschmidt became the best 246th draft pick in baseball (AZ Snake Pit)
The Yankees signing of Troy Tulowitzki could end up as one of the best bargains of the year (ESPN)
Here are five possible sleeper pitchers for next season (Call to the Pen)
Bleacher Report has updated their farm system rankings for 2019 (Bleacher Report)
Mark DeRosa tries to guess Twitter users’ favorites with Mike Oz (Yahoo Sports)