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Astros Crawfish Boil: May 14th, 2019

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MLB: Houston Astros at Detroit Tigers Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

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Astros News

The bats keep on making noise as the Astros took the series opener against the Tigers 8-1 (Houston Chronicle)
Of course it helps when you have what might just be the best offense in MLB History (ESPN)
And the folks over at Fox Sports took a moment to admire that same offense (Fox Sports)
Which is being lead off by the AL co-Player of the Week, George Springer (MLB.com)
Something that gives him a strong case among Astros players for quarter-season MVP (Houston Sportsmap)
But it’s serendipity that the ‘Stros have several players who could be in the MVP conversation (The Runner Sports)
Unfortunately that conversation does not include Altuve, who has no time frame for his return from the IL (Houston Chronicle)
JV had an interview with the local press about his return to Comerica and his thoughts on Detroit sports (Detroit Free Press)

Around the League

The A’s have moved one step closer to getting a fancy new stadium (MLB.com)
The Braves still don’t seem to know what kind of year they’re planning on having this season (FanGraphs)
In light of its cancelled deal with Cuba, MLB is has hired a lobbying firm for guidance on “trafficking” of players (CNBC)
Could the Dallas-Fort Worth area host a second MLB team? (The Hardball Times)
If you’re a fan of baseball cards, check out this review of Bowman’s 2019 Hobby Box (Call to the Pen)
Take a moment of your day to test your mascot pants-wearing acumen (CUT4)