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Astros Crawfish Boil: January 23rd, 2020

Start your morning with some of the best Astros links around

2017 Major League Baseball World Series Game Seven: Houston Astros v. Los Angeles Dodgers

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Astros News

The 2017 Commissioner’s Trophy will remain firmly in the hands of the Houston Astros (ESPN)
Let’s take a look at a quick primer of all the Astros managerial candidates so far (Houston Chronicle)
And here’s a more in-depth look at what Jeff Banister brings to the table (Click2Houston)
Who Mark Berman caught up with at the airport, where he had some pretty nice things to say about the organization (Twitter)
A lot of oddsmakers are still feeling pretty good about the Astros in 2020 in spite of the scandal surrounding the team (Bet Indiana News)
Jim Crane has come out and said that the Astros will play with a chip on their shoulder next season (Sports Radio 610)
For Joe Girardi, there are no “what-ifs” from the 2017 ALCS (

Around the League

Derek Jeter was always going to get into the Hall, but Larry Walker was much more of a long shot (538 Sports)
Maybe baseball should consider changing its 5% rule so that worthy candidates don’t fall off the ballot so quickly (Sports Illustrated)
Barry Bonds and Rogers Clemens are getting closer to enshrinement, but can they actually get over the hump? (Call to the Pen)
After 13 years in the Mets organization, Luis Rojas will be the next manager for the Amazins (
Spring Training will see the testing of robot umps, but no actual in-game usage (AP News)
The Rangers have made some moves this offseason that add up to a team that’s still not very good (FanGraphs)
The Phillies made a flurry of minor league deals recently, including adding some former Astros to the mix (ESPN)
Here’s the latest news on the Nolan Arenado saga (MLB Trade Rumors)
Salvador Perez is set to become a US Citizen (AP News)