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Astros Crawfish Boil: December 29, 2023

Welcome to the Weekend Boil.

Jake Meyers
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One more last one. The final Friday Boil of the year.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I’ve had to delay another Everystros Chapter. It’s now getting to the point where the series will bleed over into Spring Training. Thankfully, by then, each chapter will be one player each, and nobody would mind a late-February article on any of the Killer B’s, because you know they’re up all there somewhere.

Houston Astros News

New Year’s predictions for the 2024 Astros

Is ‘24 Wagner’s year? Breaking down closer’s HOF hopes

Here’s the zaniest mascot from the Astros’ farm system — a good read on each system’s best minor league mascot. They highlight Rusty here, for the Hooks.

Al Michaels throws shade at Astros after trash-can banging sound heard during ‘Thursday Night Football’ (Fox Sports)

Astros star J.P. France’s wife Jessica can’t contain excitement as couple unveil ultrasound of new baby (SportsKeeda)

AL West News

A’s — Confidence the key to Soderstrom’s success

M’s — Mariners sign C Mitch Garver to two-year deal (810 The Spread)

Halos — Los Angeles Angels New Year’s Projections: Everydayer Predictions & ZiPS for Hitting & Pitching! (News Center Maine)

Mall Cops — MLB rumors: Dodgers, Yankees, Rangers linked to Josh Hader, with a massive caveat (ClutchPoints)

MLB News

Predicting the major award winners for 2024 — Seems a little premature, but I guess there’s nothing else really going on.

How can Orioles build on 101-win season?

White Sox add reliever Hill on one-year deal

Prospect debuts we’re excited to see in ‘24 — one for each team — They’ve listed Spencer Arrighetti for Houston, and I mostly concur. I also would have accepted Joey Loperfido without complaint.

Houston Astros Birthdays

Friday

RHP Chase De Jong (30)

IF Tomás Pérez (50)

OF James Mouton (55)

OF Richi Gonzalez (21)

Saturday

None

New Years Eve

RHP Brian Moehler (52)

New Years Day

IF Joe Pittman (1953-2014)

LHP Dallas Keuchel (36)

RHP Joey Dixon (22)

Spring Training Game 2 Thread. February 25th, 2024, 12: 05 CT. Cardinals @ Astros

Astros Crawfish Boil

Everystros CXII

Astros Best Nationals 7-4 In Spring Training Opener