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Astros Crawfish Boil: October 2nd, 2019

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Astros News

The Houston chapter of the BBWAA has announced the 2019 winners of the Astros’ team awards (Mission Control)
Alex Bregman scooped up team MVP and there are those who think he deserves AL MVP over Trout (Halo Hangout)
While still more will need Peter Gammons’ guide to picking between Cole and Verlander for the AL Cy Young (The Athletic, $$$)
But regular season awards mean nothing if the Astros don’t finish what they started (Houston Sportsmap)
Here’s the inside story of how the Astros nabbed Zack Greinke at the deadline to build a killer October rotation (Sports Illustrated)
Brian McTaggart took a shot at predicting the ALDS roster (Astros.com)
Drayton McLane is suing Jim Crane, alleging that he allowed the Astros to tank in order to harm Comcast SportsNet Houston (Texas Sports Nation, $$$)
Mattress Mack has put $3.5 million on the Astros to win it all and help make your mattress free free free! (KHOU 11)
Alex Bregman, baseball fan (Twitter)

Around the League

It seemed like the Brewers were on their way to the NLDS over the Nationals until, quite suddenly, they weren’t (MLB.com)
And it all started with a hit by pitch in the bottom of the 8th (MLB.com)
But the real hero was the National’s Juan Soto, who had a postseason debut to remember (CUT4)
And the best part was him sharing it with his dad on the field after the game (Sporting News)
But that’s over now, so let’s preview tonight’s AL WC game (FanGraphs)
And it looks like the A’s will send Sean Manea to the mound to face CFM tonight (AP News)
Here are three keys to tonight’s game for the A’s and Rays (The Ringer)