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Astros Crawfish Boil: January 8th, 2019

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Astros News

Collin McHugh starts podcast about MLB life (
Don’t hate on Dallas Keuchel for rejecting 2016 contract offer (Climbing Tal’s Hill)
Springer, Civil rights icon to head Houston’s MLK parade (Houston Chronicle)
Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch to speak at Oklahoma Christian banquet (The Oklahoman)

Around the league

White Sox sign Kelvin Herrera as relief market shrinks (FanGraphs)
Phils poised to make their pitch to Harper (
Report: Brewers, Giants have discussed potential Madison Bumgarner trade (Sports Illustrated)
MLB sees record revenue of $10.3 Billion for 2018 (Forbes)
The latest victory for MLB teams over free agents? Introducing the ‘Swellopt’ (Sports Illustrated)
Sarris: Which teams are best positioned to spend more on players this season? (The Athletic, $$$)
How MLB Relocation and Expansion would play out (Forbes)
One question facing each MLB club before Spring Training (
What does it take for a new advanced stat to go mainstream? (The Athletic, $$$)
‘Antiques Roadshow’ features 1925 Yankees sweater worn by Wally Pipp (Cut4)
Home run derby in the Bahamas (Cut4)