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Astros Crawfish Boil: September 30th, 2019

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Astros News

The regular season ended on a high note as the Astros beat the Angels and turned in a historic performance for the 2019 campaign (Houston Chronicle)
And while we don’t know who the AL Cy Young is going to be, Cole is ok with a split between him and Verlander (Astros.com)
Speaking of awards, did Bregman do enough to edge out Trout for MVP in the final weekend? (Call to the Pen)
After their unscheduled early exit from the playoffs last year, the Astros have improved and become the team to beat in this one (Houston Sportsmap)
The Astros’ rotation makes them World Series favorites, but anything can happen in October (LA Times)
Let’s answer some frequently asked questions for the Astros’ postseason (Astros.com)
Here’s one last regular season mailbag from Jake Kaplan, covering topics from the roster to Correa’s back (The Athletic, $$$)
Carlos Correa has been given the green light for the ALDS according to Carlos Correa (Houston Chronicle)
Ryan Pressly has had a rather successful return from the IL (Houston Chronicle)
Kyle Tucker has been named Round Rock’s MVP for the 2019 season (Express.com)
Todd Kalas and Geoff Blum will keep the band together for a little bit longer as both were extended into 2021 (Houston Chronicle)
Get ready to pony up some cash if you haven’t already bought your ALDS tickets (Click2Houston)

Around the League

The playoff bracket is set and here’s a complete rundown of what you can expect at the start of October (MLB.com)
And here are some of the bigger questions floating around as the dance gets underway (ESPN)
If the Twins want their baseball dreams to come true they’ll have to go through New York, where they have not had success (538 Sports)
Joe Maddon and the Cubs have called it quits after 5 years of trying not to suck (MLB.com)
And maybe David Ross will slide on into that role as the Cubs try to find success again (Sporing News)
The average MLB game was the longest it’s ever been this season (AP News)
Kershaw and Bumgarner faced each other yesterday in what will probably be MadBum’s last game as a Giant (CUT4)
J.D. Martinez isn’t making the usual “love to play here” noise when it comes to his opt-out (MLB Trade Rumors)