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Astros Crawfish Boil: July 11, 2023

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It is Tuesday. This is a Crawfish Boil.

After half of the 2023 MLB Draft, Dana Brown and the Houston Astros War Room have a mixed bag. Of course, all prognostications are hearsay at best and blind imagination at worst, but the jury is usually out on a draft until at least four years have passed.

Houston Astros News

Astros first-half awards: Team MVP, Cy Young and more from a resilient group (

Astros prioritize college performers on second day of draft (

Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker in his element at All-Star Game (

Yordan Alvarez hopeful he can return to Astros shortly after All-Star break (

Kris Gross on Astros’ selections | 07/11/2023 | Houston Astros (

These critical factors lay the groundwork for Houston Astros second half surge (

Derek Jeter Praises the Astros Ahead of the Playoffs (

Dusty Baker buys his All-Star coaches blazers after getting them suits last year (

AL West News

All Star Game 2023: Seattle Mariners ready to play host to a fun night of baseball’s best on Fox | Florida Sports (

Mariners fans get loud as they wish to see Angels star play for Seattle: “We want Shohei” (

Spotlight is on J-Rod in Seattle (

MLB division odds: Rangers, Reds worth backing (

Rangers Adolis Garcia eliminated first round home run derby (

MLB Fans Roasted Rangers Coach for His Terrible Pitching in Home Run Derby (

Recruit Shohei Ohtani to your team? All-Stars make their pitch (

MLB rumors: Shohei Ohtani makes it clear what is important to him next season (

Alex Rodriguez’s bold move for Angels includes trading Shohei Ohtani, Mike Trout (

How Oakland A’s DH Brent Rooker survived 400-plus minor league games to become an MLB All-Star (

A’s Outright Rico Garcia (

MLB’s Athletics Franchise Has Been A Perennial Problem For Decades (

MLB News

Yankees’ Cole and Diamondbacks’ Gallen will start the MLB All-Star Game (

10 players the Cardinals can target at the trade deadline to help them in 2024 (

How to follow Day 3 of the 2023 MLB Draft (

How Vladimir Guerrero Jr. won the 2023 MLB Home Run Derby (

MLB Draft winners & losers 2023: Nationals impress with two picks, A’s reach three times (

MLB All-Star Game 2023: What to know about the Mid-Summer Classic (

Houston Astros Birthdays

RHP Yorman Bazardo (39) pitched to a 5.00 FIP in 32 innings back in 2009.

Donne Wall (56) was 14-14 as a member of the Astros rotation from 1995 through 1997, recording a 4.54 FIP and 1.440 WHIP.

Bert Peña (1959-2023) was a left-side infielder for Houston from 1981 through 1987. He hit .203 over 88 contests, with one home run and 10 RBI.

LHP Ron Cook (76) went 4-8 with a 3.71 FIP and 1.417 WHIP coming out of Houston’s bullpen in 1970 and 1971.

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