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Astros Crawfish Boil: January 27th, 2020

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97th annual New York Baseball Writers’ Dinner Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

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Astros News

BBWAA handed out their awards for the 2019 season this weekend, with both Verlander and Alvarez accepting (
Verlander talked about how technologically advanced the Astros were in his acceptance speech for the 2019 Cy Young, and it did not go over well (NBC News)
We have a new contender for Astros manager as Mark Kotsay was interviewed over the weekend (
The question is whether or not the Astros will go with proven manager or stick with an analytics-driven one (The Athletic, $$$)
Bobby Evans, former Giants GM, has been interviewed as a possible Luhnow replacement (Houston Chronicle)
Will all the inevitable booing coming their way take a toll on the Astros? (ESPN+, $$$)
Dallas Keuchel has issued an apology for his part in the 2017 cheating scandal (Sporting News)

Around the League

A group of Dodgers fans will travel to the Angels’ home opener just to boo at the Astros because some people enjoy spending their money on petty things (ESPN)
There was a bit of activity over the weekend starting with Ryan Zimmerman and the Nationals agreeing to a one-year deal for next season (AP News)
Trevor Story and the Rockies will skip arbitration with a 2-year, 27.5 million contract (AP News)
And Brandon Kintzler will take his services to Miami with a one-year contract (ESPN)
The Athletics are becoming increasingly optimistic about getting their new stadium built (MLB Trade Rumors)