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Astros Crawfish Boil: January 17th, 2020

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Astros News

Springer and the Astros have avoided arbitration with a $21 million contract for 2020 (
Apparently we’re in a place where a random twitter account with no credibility whatsoever can ignite a firestorm with some well-placed tweets about the Astros (Sports Illustrated)
So now everyone believes that the Astros were using buzzers in 2019 even though MLB investigated that possibility and dismissed it (MLB Trade Rumors)
Reddick is the first regular player to comment on it, and stated that the team needs to just focus on winning (
Here are the top candidates to be the Astros’ next manager (
Some think that Buck Showalter might be the best candidate thanks to his style (The Athletic, $$$)
But it looks like it won’t be Dusty Baker, who hasn’t even had a call yet (Houston Chronicle, $$$)
Someone who has received a call is Will Venable now that the Cubs gave the Astros permission to interview him (MLB Trade Rumors)

Flashback Friday

Let’s say goodbye to AJ Hinch by remembering how we said hello to him (The Crawfish Boxes, 09-29-14)

Around the League

The Giants have made history by hiring MLB’s first female coach (Houston Chronicle)
Carlos Beltran is officially out as the manager of the Mets (
MLB needs to clean up its act after years of malfeasance, and it’s not just the sign stealing (Sports Illustrated)
Carlos Gomez has announced that he will officially retire from baseball (Houston Chronicle)