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Astros Crawfish Boil: March 19th, 2019

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Astros News

With Opening Day around the corner, let’s see what Jake Kaplan is projecting for the roster (The Athletic, $$$)
Though when it comes to team goals, the only assessment is more championships (Texas Sports Nation)
And it will certainly help that the Astros are stacked at both the minor and major league level (Astros.com)
It’s a good thing that the team has pitching depth, because it may be a big part of this season (Climbing Tal’s Hill)
Altuve spent some time with late Venezualan actress Monica Spear’s daughter while wishing for peace in his home country (EP Mundo - en espanol)
Alex Bregman is claiming the mantle of “Face of the Astros” (Texas Sports Nation)

Around the League

Gio Gonzalez has agreed to terms on a minor league deal with the Yankees (MLB Trade Rumors)
MLB is now taking a much-needed look at raising salaries for minor league players (ESPN)
Which might add a little extra pride when they’re wearing one of these kooky alternates this season (Yahoo Sports)
And if you really like minor league promotions, you can join the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp for “Florida Man Night” this season (WSFA 12)
Speaking of the minors, Byron Buxton is once again teasing Twins fans (538 Sports)
Check out the story of one of the last remaining baseball glove factories in America (NPR)
Fortnite, the video game, is apparently tearing clubhouses apart across the country (Esquire)