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Astros Crawfish Boil: January 15th, 2020

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Astros News

MLB players and execs are pretty unsatisfied with the Astros’ punishment (ESPN)
But the one thing MLB did not consider was vacating the WS title (FOX Sports)
Either way, there is fallout for all of MLB beyond just the punishment (Sports Illustrated)
So how much does this effect the Astros’ legacy going forward? (538 Sports)
Still, the team is projected to be one of the top 4 lineups in 2020 (
And Caesar’s Sportsbook predicts they’ll end next season somewhere around 100 wins (ESPN)
Let’s take a look at how much the loss of the draft picks will hurt the Astros going forward (The Athletic, $$$)
Phil Garner had some thoughts on the cheating scandal and didn’t mince words (ABC 13)
Some particularly silly Dodgers fans are now looking to sue the Astros (KHOU 11)

Around the League

The Red Sox have dismissed Alex Cora for his role in the scandal (
In light of everything that’s gone down, Cora’s remarks about Carlos Beltran after the London Series in 2019 seem somewhat suspicious (
CC Sabathia will stay in the Bronx as a special adviser for the Yankees (MLB Trade Rumors)
Josh Donaldson and the Twins are in agreement on a 4-year deal worth $92 million (
Here’s the story of how New Era became a baseball hat powerhouse thanks to one mail-order ad (Sporting News)