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Astros Crawfish Boil: February 14th, 2019

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Astros News

Gerrit Cole has won his arbitration case against the Astros and will earn $13.5 million for the 2019 season (CBS Sports)
Here are 4 reasons that the Astros are headed for another AL West crown (House of Houston)
Which is just one of the many expectations that have become routine for this team (Houston Chronicle)
Brad Peacock has picked up a new pitch that he’ll be refining for the upcoming season (Houston Chronicle)
The battle for the 5th rotation spot will give some of Houston’s prospects a chance to shine (Houston Sportsmap)
MLB Tonight discussed the possibility of Keuchel and Marwin making a return to Houston (MLB Video)
Hinch recently talked about the players both present and missing at Spring Training this year (Texas Sports Nation)
Which includes Marwin, who would be wearing an Astros uniform right now if Altuve had his way (La Vida Baseball)
After watching them win it all for both baseball and football, Bregman would like to take Boston down a peg or two (CUT4)
Here are some of the sights from the Astros’ FanFest this year (MLB Video)

Around the League

Aaron Nola signed an extension with the Phillies, deciding to go the route of guaranteed money (FanGraphs)
Cole wasn’t the only pitcher to get good news on his arbitration case yesterday (MLB Trade Rumors)
Sean Casey also won his one and only arbitration case many years ago with the help of a little musk (YouTube)
Keep an eye on these 9 candidates for a bounce-back season (MLB.com)
Which won’t include Doug Fister, who will hang up his cleats at 35 to spend more time with his family (ESPN)
There are some parallels between the current state of free agency and the rise of Wall Street “quant funds” (CNBC)
Some odds makers who don’t know what they’re doing have named the Yankees as 2019’s World Series favorites (Yahoo Sports)