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Astros Crawfish Boil: February 4th, 2019

Start your morning with some of the best Astros links around

Houston Astros v Toronto Blue Jays Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images

Astros News

According to MLB Network’s Shredder, Justin Verlander is the #5 pitcher in all of baseball right now (MLB Video)
Devo and the Astros have avoided arbitration by agreeing to $1.525 million in 2019 (Houston Chronicle)
I guess it wouldn’t be the worst idea in the world to try and re-sign Tony Sipp (Climbing Tal’s Hill)
He could rejoin the team that’s going to win the 2019 World Series according to Buster Olney (ESPN +, $$$)
According to MLBTR’s quick notes, free agent Evan Gattis has remained in contact with some people in the Astros’ org during the offseason (MLB Trade Rumors)

Around the League

Now that we have the Super Bowl out of the way, it’s time to focus on baseball again (
Except for the Giants, who will temporarily share their park with the Raiders for the 2019 season (Twitter)
Perhaps we can get the ball rolling with some of these modest free agent proposals (
A’s closer Blake Treinen has won his arbitration case and will get a nice $4 million raise for 2019 (ESPN)
Roger Clemens isn’t concerned with the Cooperstown ballot since he didn’t play baseball to get into the Hall of Fame (CBS Sports)
MLBTR wants to know what you think Marwin’s payday will look like (MLB Trade Rumors)
Remember the good old days when players played for multiple teams? (The Hardball Times)
Let’s take a look through the Alomar family photos as we look forward to Spring (La Vida Baseball)