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Astros Crawfish Boil: February 27th, 2019

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Astros News

Yesterday’s game goes in the “not great” category as the ‘Stros were shutout 3-0 against the Mariners (Fish Stripes)
Though Gerrit Cole and Wade Miley had three hitless innings between them to open the match (
Here’s Cole and Hinch talking about just that (MLB Video)
And here’s Wade Miley doing the same (MLB Video)
One pitcher we didn’t see and won’t for a while yet is Hector Rondon, who the Astros are being cautious with (Houston Chronicle)
So far so good with Aledmys Diaz, but can he fill Marwin’s shoes in the upcoming campaign? (Climbing Tal’s Hill)
And here’s a discussion on everything else you can watch out for in camp this Spring (Texa Sports Nation)

Around the League

The Rockies have backed up the truck to Arenado’s house, signing the homegrown hero to an 8-year, $260 million contract (FanGraphs)
And here are the players and teams who will be affected the most by the deal (
It’ll be 4 more years of the Lizard King in St. Louis as the Cardinals and Miles Mikolas agree to a $68 million extension (CBS Sports)
And the Redbirds will have need of him as Carlos Martinez has been shut down for at least two weeks (MLB Trade Rumors)
MLB is prepared to drop the pitch clock until 2022 if the MLBPA agrees to a bunch of other changes (ESPN)
They’ll get a chance to preview possible changes in the Atlantic League, who has agreed to be a guinea pig for experimental MLB rules (Baseball America)
Here are 4 career mistakes that tie big league players and doctors together (Forbes)
Let’s do a little ranking of the MLB divisions (Bleacher Report)