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Astros Crawfish Boil: February 5th, 2019

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Astros News

It was Jake Kaplan’s turn to do a mailbag, this one starting with the catcher position (The Athletic, $$$)
If you’re the betting kind, some fancy computering says to put your money on another Astros-Dodgers World Series (Scout)
The Miley signing should have you smiling if you’re an Astros enthusiast (Houston Sportsmap)
Turns out Rams quarterback Jared Goff is the son of 13-game Astros legend Jerry Goff (The Runner Sports)
Too bad Goff the Younger played in a snoozefest Super Bowl according to some Astros (ABC 13)
Check out the story of how Jose Abreu helped a wide-eyed, 33-year-old rookie Yuli Gurriel feel more at home with a single meal (La Vida Baseball)

Around the League

There’s still a lot to learn from the Cleveland Spiders of yesteryear (Beyond the Box Score)
The Giants have been chatting about pursuing a Jacoby Ellsbury trade for some reason (MLB Trade Rumors)
Francisco Liriano will make his return to the Pirates on a minor league deal for 2019 (Pittsburgh Gazette)
If you think Matt Chapman is good, check out the Padres’ most dangerous hitter (FanGraphs)
Here’s a primer on the possible 2019 fantasy baseball breakouts (The Duel)
Read the harrowing tale of Loek Van Mil, tallest baseball player in Australia (CUT4)
The Chicago Cubs are not doing great in the PR department this offseason (ESPN)