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Astros Crawfish Boil: February 19th, 2019

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Astros News

The Astros are looking at a bit of a roster crunch this upcoming season, but there is at least one solution (The Athletic, $$$)
That’s just one aspect of the upcoming 2019 season, but let’s go ahead and look at the whole thing (Baseball Prospectus)
Alex Bregman has his own thoughts on the upcoming campaign, and he shared them with Peter Gammons (Twitter)
Altuve is also looking forward to it, and continues to adopt the mindset that he needs to prove himself like he did when he first broke in (Texas Sports Nation)
While the young Astros tasting the big leagues for the first time are just working on learning their roles (KHOU 11)
Including Josh Rojas, who is aspiring to become the team’s next super-utility player (Houston Chronicle)
And then there’s Tucker, who is focusing on just being ‘Kyle’ instead of ‘Ted’ (Houston Chronicle)
Meanwhile, Reddick is getting back to basics and working on his swing in preparation of 2019 (Houston Chronicle)
There are positive vibes all around Spring Training for the Astros this year (KHOU 11)
Including Collin McHugh, who looks like an athlete if you squint just the right way (CUT 4)

Around the League

Manfred kind of stepped in it with his payroll comments over the weekend (MLB Trade Rumors)
While Red Sox owner John Henry threw in his two cents on how spending helps teams win (ESPN)
Giants manager and mainstay Bruce Bochy has announced that he will be retiring after 2019 (CBS Sports)
And CC Sabathia recently announced the same, but will he be a first ballot Hall of Famer? (Call to the Pen)
The White Sox are still charging hard for Machado’s services as we seem to finally be closing in on a deal (MLB Trade Rumors)
Here’s the story of the evolution and redemption of “El Presidente” (La Vida Baseball)