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Astros Crawfish Boil: July 5th, 2019

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Astros News

It was Chandler Rome’s turn to talk about the rotation in his latest mailbag (Texas Sports Nation)
Good to see Correa taking hacks in the batting cage, but I could do with less short shorts (ABC 13)
Urquidy will get another start before the All Star break, and the young righty is making the most of his opportunity (Houston Chronicle)
People discussing the collapse of the Astros after the Pirates series may have been a little premature (Texas Sports Nation)
The Astros aren’t looking to play Yordan at first base after seeing his performance there in the minors (MLB Trade Rumors)
AT&T is considering selling their sports networks to pay off some debt, because who needs stability? (Bloomberg)

Around the League

The writers at Baseball Prospectus reflected on what a loss like Tyler Skaggs can do to you (Baseball Prospectus)
Skaggs’ memory lives on through his friends and all the baseball lives he touched (The Athletic, $$$)
The full bracket for the 2019 Home Run Derby has been released (
Cody Bellinger has joined a rare club with his 30th home run in the first half (
And here are the top ten homers from across the league for the first half (Sports Illustrated)
The A’s have managed to play themselves back into relevancy and are now closing in on a WC spot (Sporting News)
The St. Lucie Mets’ fireworks display didn’t go exactly as planned yesterday (Twitter - Michael Mayer)