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Astros Crawfish Boil: January 16th, 2020

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Astros News

Reid Ryan was the voice of a fanbase yesterday, stating that nothing can take away the joy of winning it all in 2017 and what it meant to the city of Houston (Twitter)
Pete Putila appears to be the most likely internal choice for the Astros’ suddenly vacated GM position (The Athletic, $$$)
While the managerial position is a little more open, and here are some likely choices (MLB.com)
Buck Showalter has already been interviewed for the spot (MLB Trade Rumors)
And it seems as though John Gibbons will sit with Astros brass today as well (MLB Trade Rumors)

Around the League

CC Sabathia is convinced that the Yankees were definitely going to win the WS if it wasn’t for the Astros cheating in 2017 (ESPN)
But Dan Patrick reminded him that his past titles with the Yankees aren’t exactly squeaky clean, so maybe it’s best to just shut up (Youtube)
Dodgers fans are seriously looking at a class-action lawsuit to recoup losses from the 2017 WS (KHOU 11)
And the City Council passed a resolution demanding MLB award them the 2017 and 2018 championships because that’s the best use of their time (Yahoo Sports)
Firing Alex Cora was really the only choice that the Red Sox had (Sports Illustrated)
Meanwhile, the Mets have been mum on the fate of Carlos Beltran (Houston Chronicle)
MLB should fight fire with fire if it really wants to stop sign stealing (AP News)
Josh Donaldson provides an upgrade to a Minnesota lineup that was already pretty fierce (FanGraphs)
Let’s check out some hypothetical trade deals for Nolan Arenado (MLB.com)