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Astros Crawfish Boil: January 24th, 2020

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Astros News

Don’t worry everyone, Scott Boras said that the players don’t need to apologize (The Athletic, $$$)
Some think that maybe, just maybe, the team has been punished enough (ESPN)
Especially considering that there is a long and storied history of sign-stealing in baseball (Sports Illustrated)
Lance McCullers sat with SportsTalk 790 to discuss the whole thing (SportsTalk 790)
Former MLB pitcher Charles Nagy also talked about it recently, giving the perspective of an opposing pitcher who came into MMP (
What’s really weird is Whit freakin’ Merrifield suddenly showing up as an aggrieved party in all of this (Bleacher Report)
Has Jeff Banister emerged as the strongest candidate to be the Astros’ new manager? (House of Houston)
Hooks outfielder Stephen Wrenn might be poised to take off this season (The Runner Sports)

Around the League

Rob Manfred has decided that it’s time to act whereas before it was time to just sort of hang out (Sports Illustrated)
The Padres are now in talks with the Red Sox for a potential Mookie Betts trade (MLB Trade Rumors)
Is baseball ready for the rise of the two-way player? (The Athletic, $$$)
Here are the 5 challenges that Luis Rojas will face as the Mets’ new manager (
MLB has announced that it will sponsor the US Olympic softball team (ESPN)
A baseball fan has filed a class-action lawsuit over the cheating scandal because he lost money gambling (NY Daily News)