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Astros Crawfish Boil: March 14th, 2019

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Astros News

In spite of giving up his first runs of the Spring, Gerrit Cole was pleased with yesterday’s start (Houston Chronicle)
You may have noticed that Springer took 5 AB’s in that game, and here’s why (
Cionel Perez also made an appearance yesterday, and looked pretty good doing it (Houston Chronicle)
Who’s better for your fantasy team, Justin Verlander or Aaron Nola? (Sports Illustrated)
We’re drawing closer to the 2019 Opening Day, so let’s have another preview of the Astros’ season (CBS Sports)
Collin McHugh had some choice words for the White Sox and their manipulation of No 3 overall prospect Eloy Jimenez (NBC Sports)
While there’s not a whole lot of question marks left, let’s take a crack at predicting the Opening Day roster (House of Houston)

Around the League

The MLB and MLBPA have agreed to some rules changes this season and next, including a single trade deadline and a $1M bonus for the HR derby winner (ESPN)
Tony Sipp will play for the Nationals next season, and I wish him well as he moves on (CBS Sports)
And here’s what it means for the Nats and their bullpen (FanGraphs)
Adam Jones also got himself a deal, and some feel like it’s paltry details are a sign of a broken system (Forbes)
Let’s take a look at some sleepers for your 2019 fantasy baseball team (Yahoo Sports)
It was pretty cool of Trea Turner to treat his old high school team to a Spring Training game (CUT4)