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Astros Crawfish Boil: April 12th, 2019

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Astros News

Is Altuve on his way to a second MVP trophy? (ESPN)
Correa has been hot out of the gate now that he’s healthy, but can he sustain that success all season? (The Athletic, $$$)
The nice thing about that 6-game winning streak is that it makes the slow start to the season a distant memory (Sportsmap Houston)
So let’s get some takeaways from that Yankees series (Texas Sports Nation)
And might as well check out some of the sweet photos put out by the Astros from it (Mission Control)
Framber Valdez was sent down to Round Rock, with the team calling up Reymin Guduan to take his spot in the pen (Houston Chronicle)
The Astros are teaming up with Covestro to promote STEM education (Covestro US)

Around the League

The Braves have locked up second baseman Ozzie Albies to a very team-friendly 7-year $35 million extension (ESPN)
Some might call it more of an insulting deal than a team friendly one though (Sports Illustrated)
Especially with profits in baseball up, and you can see who has the most in Forbes’ list of most valuable teams (Forbes)
Let’s take a deep dive into just what is going on with Chris Sale and the Red Sox (FanGraphs)
Willians Astudillo’s story is one for the annals of baseball history (Baseball Prospectus)
The Blue Jays’ Rowdy Tellez hit the longest homer in Fenway history at 505 feet (Sporting News)
The 2026 All-Star game will be in Philadelphia during the 250th anniversary of America (Reading Eagle)