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Astros Crawfish Boil: March 23rd, 2019

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Start your weekend with some of the best Astros links around

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Astros News

The Astros were able to take down the Mets yesterday with a final score of 7-3 (Amazin’ Avenue)
But the real news of the day was the revelation that Verlander and the ‘Stros are talking extension (Bleacher Report)
And now may just be the right time to strike and sign the veteran (House of Houston)
While it certainly would be nice to extend the rotation’s 1-2, Cole says there are no current talks with the Astros (Houston Chronicle)
Speaking of extensions, the Astros officially announced Bregman’s and here he is talking about it (MLB Video)
He also had a message for the City of Houston (Twitter.com)
Bregman would also make it clear that his decision was not based on the slow free agent market (AP News)
Hinch has announced the rotation for the beginning of the season (Astros.com)
Which officially cemented Peacock as the #5 starter (Houston Chronicle)
2019 should certainly be a lot less stressful in the late innings with Pressly and Osuna on the mound (Texas Sports Nation)
In today’s edition of “good problem to have,” it looks like the AAA outfield is pretty stacked (Climbing Tal’s Hill)
Rule 5 pick Drew Ferguson has been returned to the Astros after being DFA by the Giants (Houston Chronicle)

Around the League

Chris Sale will spend the next five years in Beantown after signing a $145 million extension (MLB Trade Rumors)
So what does this recent extension-palooza mean for free agency going forward? (MLB.com)
Former Astro Cameron Maybin has been cut by the Giants after an unproductive Spring (Yahoo Sports)
It’s been a years-long effort for Latin players to get their names written correctly (La Vida Baseball)
In case you weren’t up at 4 AM to watch, here are some highlights from Ichiro’s final games in Japan (MLB YouTube)