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Astros Crawfish Boil: February 8th, 2019

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Astros News

Turns out Jose Altuve is pretty darn good when you compare him to his contemporaries (Astros County)
He will also have one of the better bobbleheads I’ve seen in a while (Instagram)
LMJ had a little chat with MLB Network Radio on why he likes a universal DH (MLB Video)
So far as extensions go, should the Astros go for Cole or Verlander long term? (Houston Sportsmap)
Let’s have a peek at the new look the Astros are bringing to Spring Training (AP News)
Speaking of ST, feels like a good time to look at how Forrest Whitley and Corbin Martin topped 110 mph (Texas Sports Nation)
Also not a bad time to look at the Astros’ PECOTA projections (Climbing Tal’s Hill)
The Fayetteville Woodpeckers will play in Segra Stadium for their inaugural year (Mission Control)
If you’re looking to cut the cord, here’s how you can stream the Astros with fuboTV (Houston Chronicle)

Around the League

The Phillies have won the pay-too-much-for-Realmuto sweepstakes, swapping three players and some international cash for him (MLB Trade Rumors)
Though there is an argument to be made that he is baseball’s best catcher (FanGraphs)
The move also makes it a pretty good offseason for the Phils and there’s still time for more (NBC Sports)
But some think they were fleeced and now have to sign a big name or else they’ve somehow failed (The Ringer)
Hall of Famer Frank Robinson has passed away at the age of 83 (Sporting News)
Hal Steinbrenner doesn’t care about your opinions when it comes to the Yankees’ offseason (ESPN)
The Disabled List will now be known as the Injured List (Houston Chronicle)
Hunter Pence turns to the dark side as he inks a minor league deal with the Rangers (NBC Sports)
Even if the proposed rules go through for MLB, you’ll get over it (Sporting News)
Speaking of, here are some of the changes the league should and should not make (Tampa Bay Times)
Here is your 2019 All-Free-Agent team according to PECOTA (Baseball Prospectus)
Ron Darling was on Old Baseball Cards talking about the ‘86 Mets (Yahoo Sports)