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Astros Crawfish Boil: September 17th, 2019

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Astros News

Jose Altuve has come all the way back from his knee injury and early season slump to play like an MVP again (Astros.com)
A mystery bettor ::coughmattressmackcough:: is going all in on the Astros and seeking a waiver to exceed the $5 million cap under New Jersey law (Bleacher Report)
Whomever it is, they should try and stay up to date on how the postseason roster is shaping up (Astros.com)
There’s some good news on the injury front, including Carlos Correa’s imminent return (Houston Press)
His choice in a new agent is news more on the... interesting side though (Beyond the Box Score)
Bryan Abreu has impressed in his short stint in the majors and may have wormed his way into the postseason conversation (Texas Sports Nation, $$$)

Around the League

Lucas Giolito’s breakout season has come to a sudden end with a lat strain (Sporting News)
The Yankees’ postseason drive will be fueled by an unconventional pitching strategy (Sports Illustrated)
Teams looking to utilize two-way players may want to take a look at the Reds and how they manage Michael Lorenzen (The Ringer)
The Cubs are officially surging with their 5th win in a row (ESPN)
And it’ll help that they could be getting Craig Kimbrel back this weekend (MLB Trade Rumors)
But this fan in the stand with his nifty hat trick might be the real MVP (CUT4)