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Astros Crawfish Boil: March 22nd, 2019

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Astros News

Yesterday didn’t quite go according to plan as the Astros fell to the Tigers 5-3 (Detroit Free Press)
Fisher would have to leave that game after banging his shoulder on a diving catch, but appears to be no worse for wear (
That little Bregman extension could end up paying off more for the Astros than the player (Houston Sportsmap)
Especially if Bregman wins MVP, which is just one question in McTaggart’s latest mailbag (
Either way, Hinch is confident heading into the new season (ESPN)
Not surprising considering that a healthy Altuve and Correa are ready to rake this year (Texas Sports Nation)
Forrest Whitley will get the nod for one of the two exhibition games at Minute Maid Park (Houston Chronicle)
JB Bukauskas will start the other, and he’s certainly turned some heads this Spring (Climbing Tal’s Hill)
Just don’t bring your backpack to the ballpark as the Astros have updated their policy on those (Click2Houston)
Here’s a nice profile of manager Ozney Guillen, son of former MLB player and WS nemesis Ozzie Guillen, who is at the helm of the Tri-City ValleyCats (The Runner Sports)
Let’s compare the Astros and the Rangers, starting with ballpark food (Times Record News)

Around the League

Paul Goldschmidt and the Cardinals seem to be zeroing in on an extension for the slugger (
But do all of these extensions show that the financial power in the league has shifted to the owners? (Sports Illustrated)
Yu Darvish has a shot at redemption as the 2019 season gets underway (The Ringer)
As we celebrate his career, some wonder if Ichiro is the most beloved player of all time (CUT4)
Hunter Pence is now officially dead to me as he has made the Rangers’ Opening Day roster (ESPN)
According to the Athletic, Ronald Acuna Jr is the highest value trade piece out there (Talking Chop)
Larry Dierker has weighed in on the rules changes the league is looking to implement (49’s Fastball)