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Astros Crawfish Boil: January 21st, 2020

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Astros News

Jeff Banister will be interviewed by the Astros for the open manager position because we haven’t been punished enough (MLB Trade Rumors)
Eduardo Perez has also thrown his hat into the ring (
The Rise and Fall of the Houston Astros has been both swift and brutal (New York Times)
And here is an examination of 20 possible legal and punitive consequences from the whole thing (Sports Illustrated)
One consequence is that this, lumped with other recent controversy, has created a crisis of faith for a number of fans (The Hardball Times)
But no matter how it ultimately shakes out, the Astros are going to have to weather anger both on and off the field this season (AP News)
The Athletic had a chat with former Astros hitting coach Dave Hudgens about the scandal (The Athletic, $$$)
Astros players are still doing good deeds though as Alex Bregman took time to visit with a local autistic boy for his birthday (ABC 13)
Meanwhile, Carlos Correa is sending supplies to Puerto Rico to help with earthquake recovery (ABC 13)

Around the League

Maybe Manfred’s biggest mistake in the whole cheating scandal was to pretend like it might just go away when he had a chance to really put a stop to it (ESPN+, $$$)
The Hall of Fame 2020 class is set to be revealed today (
There was a recent push to allow players banned “for life” to be eligible for the Hall after they died, but Cooperstown put the kibosh on that (ESPN)
Felix Hernandez will have to fight for his baseball life after the Braves signed him to a minor league deal and gave him a non-roster invite to ST (Yahoo Sports)
Nolan Arenado is not happy with the way the Rockies are handling this whole trade situation (MLB Trade Rumors)