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Astros Crawfish Boil: December 9th, 2019

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Astros News

One question that will follow Mike Fiers is whether he’s a hero or a snitch, and the answer probably depends on your personal perspective (Yahoo Sports)
The Rays don’t think there was anything untoward going on during the 2019 ALCS though (Tampa Bay Times)
The Astros will be eyeing pitching and catching this week as the Winter Meetings get underway (
Astros’ first base coach Don Kelly will be wearing a different uniform next year now that the Pirates have hired him to be their bench coach (Houston Chronicle)
Check out some pics from Carlos Correa’s lavish wedding ceremony in Punta Cana over the weekend (KHOU 11)
Ryan Pressly also got married this past week, though it looks as though his ceremony may have been a little more austere (ABC 13)
Jose Altuve took some time to make sure this fan enjoyed her 100th birthday (Houston Chronicle)

Around the League

Here are 7 storylines to watch as the winter meetings get into full swing this week (
But the main ones will probably involve Scott Boras because they always do (Sports Illustrated)
Just ask Gerrit Cole, who the Yankees are preparing to offer a 7-year, $245 million contract (MLB Trade Rumors)
Should baseball consider bringing back the winter trade deadline? (Forbes)
Ted Simmons and Marvin Miller have been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame via the “Modern Era” veterans committee (MLB Trade Rumors)
Star Wars bobbleheads enjoy a special place in the game of baseball (The Hardball Times)