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Astros Crawfish Boil: March 20th, 2019

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League Championship Series - Boston Red Sox v Houston Astros - Game Three Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

Astros News

The big news from yesterday were the extensions, including five-years, $100 million for the young Mr. Bregman (MLB Trade Rumors)
Ryan Pressly got himself one as well, locking him in for an extra two years at $17.5 million (MLB Trade Rumors)
Maybe it’s time to also lock in one of the big arms in the rotation since it’s Verlander and Cole who give the Astros the edge (Texas Sports Nation)
A rotation that will need to do some slight shuffling now that the weather cancelled yesterday’s game (Houston Chronicle)
After yesterday’s cuts, the Astros last spot in the bullpen is down to just two players (Houston Chronicle)
Nick Tanielu was among those cuts, but he’s earned himself a few more days with the big league club (Texas Sports Nation)
In addition to getting paid by the Astros, Alex Bregman will make some money on a new Adidas contract (Twitter)
Yesterday was a big day for extensions, so what does it mean for the future of Astros baseball? (The Runner Sports)
AJ Hinch’s recent run-in with Angel Hernandez should be the last straw for the diva umpire (Houston Sportsmap)

Around the League

The first regular season game of 2019 was a slugfest, with the Mariners jumping all over the A’s in Japan (
But, of course, the big news is Mike Trout’s mega-extension (FanGraphs)
Which hopefully signals that the Angels are ready to start competing and stop wasting one of the game’s generational talents (The Ringer)
Though some think that the contract is more about Mike Trout’s loyalty for the only team he’s ever known (Sports Illustrated)
Yankees pitching continues to fall apart as Dellin Betances will start the season on the IL (Yahoo Sports)
While Craig Kimbrel may start his season with Milwaukee if rumors are to be believed (
Which of baseball’s most unbreakable records will get broken this season? (ESPN)