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Astros Crawfish Boil: February 1st, 2019

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Astros News

In case you hadn’t heard, Wade Miley will be joining the pitching staff for 2019 (MLB Trade Rumors)
Who is a player the Astros hope will be another diamond in the rough for them (Texas Sports Nation)
He’ll also help to round out the rotation as a Keuchel-lite sort of pitcher (The Runner Sports)
The MLB Tonight crew covered his 2018 performance and what the move means for the Astros (MLB Video)
One thing the move does do is open up the rotation for prospects (Astros County)
McTaggart also covered the rotation, among other things, in his latest mailbag (

Around the League

Arenado and the Rox will avoid arbitration as he agrees to a record $26 million for 2019 (Forbes)
The Padres are stepping up their pursuit of a big name, meeting with Bryce Harper to pitch him on playing in Petco (MLB Trade Rumors)
And either Harper or Machado to the Padres isn’t as crazy a move as you would think (ESPN)
Kimbrel is also still waiting for his big payday, which could come from one of these five teams (NESN)
It looks like Ohtani won’t be ready at the beginning of the season after offseason surgery, but is expected to factor in at some point (Yahoo Sports)
Even as we celebrate Jackie Robinson’s rich legacy, baseball is struggling to attract black athletes (The Sporting News)
When it comes to Minor League baseball logos and mascots, go weird or go home (Mashable)
All this vortexing going on has some remembering that one sub-zero (Celsius) baseball game (NBC Sports)