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Astros Crawfish Boil: October 9th, 2020

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Astros rest today while their AL rivals fight to the finish.

Division Series - Oakland Athletics v Houston Astros - Game Four Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Astros News

National outlets take stock of their anger after the Astros advance past the A’s:

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/30064947/so-houston-astros-headed-another-alcs-how-angry-be

https://www.beyondtheboxscore.com/2020/10/9/21506129/mlb-2020-playoffs-houston-astros-cheating-dusty-baker-alex-bregman-george-springer-yuli-gurriel

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2912624-heel-carlos-correa-leading-explosive-astros-on-their-shut-em-up-tour-to-alcs

https://www.theringer.com/mlb/2020/10/8/21508698/astros-alcs-appearance-oakland-as

CBS Breaks down the Greinke incident:

https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/astros-vs-as-no-zack-greinke-didnt-tell-ramon-laureano-what-pitch-was-coming-before-his-three-run-homer/

NYT on Dusty

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/06/sports/baseball/dusty-baker-astros.html

MLB News

Despite COVID, Qualifying offers increase by $1.1M

https://www.bleachernation.com/cubs/2020/10/08/the-qualifying-offer-for-top-mlb-free-agents-will-reportedly-increase-to-18-9-million-this-offseason/

Are the A’s going back to the drawing board after another playoff exit?

https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/why-the-athletics-are-set-to-reconstruct-roster-after-crashing-out-early-again-in-mlb-playoffs/

Top KBO prospect Ha-Seong Kim to be posted after season

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2020/10/ha-seong-kim-shortstop-posted-kiwoom-heroes-kbo-mlb.html

Rays, Yankees have work cut out for them managing pitchers in Game 5:

https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/mlb-playoffs-rays-to-start-tyler-glasnow-on-short-rest-vs-yankees-who-else-will-tampa-use-in-alds-game-5/

FanGraphs wonders if the Dodgers can be stopped:

https://blogs.fangraphs.com/look-upon-the-dodgers-and-despair/