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Astros Crawfish Boil: December 19th, 2019

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MLB: ALDS-Houston Astros at Tampa Bay Rays Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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Astros News

Turns out that a big part of Wade Miley’s September struggles was due to pitch tipping (The Athletic, $$$)
While the Astros may have lost a big part of their rotation, the team is still sitting pretty for 2020 (Houston Sportsmap)
Gerrit Cole talked a little about his time with the Astros and how he felt after Game 7 (Houston Chronicle)
He also noted that he didn’t see anything illegal during his time with the team (CBS Sports)
Dell Diamond in Round Rock has been named the Baseball Field of the Year by the Texas Turfgrass Association for the second straight season (

Around the League

Gerrit Cole was officially introduced as a Yankee yesterday and came sporting the famous sign he was photographed with in the 2001 World Series (AP News)
Eric Sogard and the Brewers have come to terms on a one-year, $4.5 million deal (
The Marlins also made a move yesterday, signing Matt Kemp to a minor league deal (MLB Trade Rumors)
Here’s the latest news on Nicholas Castellanos, who is one of the bigger unsigned free agents still out there (MLB Trade Rumors)
The Red Sox have been slapped with a record $13.4 million luxury tax bill (Yahoo Sports)