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Astros Crawfish Boil: January 4th, 2019

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Divisional Round - Houston Astros v Cleveland Indians - Game Three Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Astros News

Statcast has released a video of the Astros’ longest home runs in 2018 (MLB Video)
Turns out that that Astros’ rotation is still pretty darn good in comparison to the rest of the West (Climbing Tal’s Hill)
You can go ahead and refer to Billy Wagner as “Coach” from now on (The Runner Sports)
Yesterday was the anniversary of the ground, uh, shooting for the Astrodome (Twitter)

Around the League

The Phillies picked up a bullpen arm in the form of former Yankee David Robertson (MLB Trade Rumors)
Who will become their new right-handed lefty reliever (FanGraphs)
And he’s getting paid pretty well, continuing a trend from last season for relievers (Sports Illustrated)
Let’s take a deeper look at the Tulowitzki and Kikuchi deals (Fancred Sports)
What’s still left for 2018’s postseason teams in the offseason? (The Ringer)
Ken Rosenthal put out an article with his latest notes from around the league (The Athletic, $$$)
MLB pipeline has profiled each team’s fastest prospect for 2019 (
With Spring Training still a few months away, here are some baseball books to keep you occupied for the time being (Royals Review)
Jason Kipnis rang in the new year by doing a little bit of the ol’ flamethrowerin’ (CUT4)