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Astros Crawfish Boil: February 9th, 2019

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Astros News

McTaggart recently rifled through his mailbag and answered fan’s questions on all things Astros (Astros.com)
Alex Bregman spent some time improving the work ethic of the front office (Twitter)
But it’s what he does on the field that makes him part of the Astros’ win-now mentality (Astros.com)
I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell will be in the Astros’ next Hall of Fame class (Texas Sports Nation)
Let’s preview the AL West, starting with your current and likely future Division champs (MLB.com)

Around the League

Harper and Machado are apparently still holding out for $300 million+ contracts and might be waiting to see what the other gets (Bleacher Report)
Harper also recently met with the Giants, with the two sides having a “mutual interest” in each other (ESPN)
A big part of Frank Robinson’s legacy is just how much he loved the sport of baseball (Sports Illustrated)
Manfred came out and said that we probably won’t see a DH in the NL until at least 2022 (NBC Sports)
Francisco Lindor will be out 6 to 7 weeks with a calf strain, putting his chances of appearing on Opening Day in jeopardy (Yahoo Sports)
Which really hurts the Indians considering he’s projected to be the best shortstop in the best possible lineup in baseball (Baseball Prospectus)
We could see the Cubs and Cardinals cross the pond to play in 2020’s London series (Chicago Times)
Which apparently sold out back in December in spite of sky-high ticket prices (Ticketing Business News*)
You won’t be able to buy peanuts at the old ball game in Hartford anymore (NBC News)

*there’s a website for everything these days