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Astros Crawfish Boil: Thursday, February 2, 2023

Astros Crawfish Boil: Thursday, February 2, 2023

Framber Valdez during the final game of the 2022 season. | Photo by Mary DeCicco/MLB Photos via It’s a (belated) Thursday Boil. It’s the Thursday Boil! Forgive the late. Houston Astros News Astros GM Dana Brown gives ‘realistic’ take on Yuli Gurriel situation (chron.com) Houston Astros Announce Signing of Relief Pitcher to Minor League Deal (si.com) Five sensible options for the Houston Astros’ final roster spot (chron.com) Astros Right Fielder Focused On Season Not Arbitration Case (si.com) Houston Astros’ Framber Valdez Disrespected Yet Again...
The Crawfish Boxes Jan 25, 2023
3 Myths on the Yuli Reunion. Why We Need to Say Goodbye to our Guy

3 Myths on the Yuli Reunion. Why We Need to Say Goodbye to our Guy

Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports Let’s get this out of the way at the top: every Astro fan loves Yuli Gurriel. The hat, the smile, the HR in the 2017 WS, the clutch hits in the 2023 postseason, the Cubanity of the man. But the idea of bringing Yuli back are just ludicrous. Let me lay out this argument by exploding three myths: Yuli can be a valuable bench bat. There is a universal DH and teams rarely pinch-hit in the regular season. Look at the lineup and figure out who Yuli’s pinch-hitting for. Late in the game, you could imagine Yuli pinch-hitting for Brantley against...
The Crawfish Boxes Jan 25, 2023
Astros Crawfish Boil: Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Astros Crawfish Boil: Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Photo by Cooper Neill/MLB Photos via It’s the Humpday Boil. It’s the Humpday Boil! Houston Astros News Hopes of Yuli Gurriel, Houston Astros reunion not dead yet (chron.com) Former Angels Manager Among Candidates for Houston Astros GM Job (si.com) Houston Astros fans react to Brad Ausmus being a finalist for team’s open general manager position: “Like giving a toddler the keys to a Ferrari” (sportskeeda.com) Houston Astros Prospect Brown Lands On Another Top Prospects List (si.com) Houston Astros Star Altuve Shares His Thoughts on Yordan Álvarez...
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Astros Crawfish Boil: Monday, January 23, 2023

Astros Crawfish Boil: Monday, January 23, 2023

Photo by Daniel Shirey/MLB Photos via It’s the Monday Boil! It’s the Monday Boil! Houston Astros News Astros’ Yuli Gurriel reportedly ‘moving toward’ deal with another team (chron.com) Yordan’s idol Abreu excited to join World Series champs (mlb.com) Bill Doran and Bill Brown inducted into Astros Hall of Fame (climbingtalshill.com) Nightengale’s Notebook: Enough is enough, Carlos Beltran deserves to be in the Hall of Fame (usatoday.com) Houston Astros Expect Brantley Healthy for Opening Day (si.com) Adding two greats to the HOF....
The Crawfish Boxes Jan 18, 2023
Before it’s too late: Yuli Gurriel is making sense for the Astros again

Before it’s too late: Yuli Gurriel is making sense for the Astros again

Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports Without a clear utility and Gurriel still a free agent, he can be an excellent option for the Astros’ bench. Two months ago, I wrote this article saying that the Astros should try to structure a multi-year deal with José Abreu or, in a worst-case scenario, re-sign Yuli Gurriel to a one-year contract. Weeks later, they did the former and secured Abreu as their new first baseman. However, without a clear utility man for the infield and with Gurriel still a free agent, they could consider the idea of bringing him back. Now, it seems like...
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Astros Crawfish Boil: Saturday, January 7, 2023

Astros Crawfish Boil: Saturday, January 7, 2023

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/ It’s the Saturday Boil, plus a Joey Loperfido season review. Welcome to the Weekend Crawfish Boil! Houston Astros News Who will fill Díaz’s shoes as Astros’ utility man? (mlb.com) Yuli Gurriel could sign with Astros rival? (larrybrownsports.com) MLB News Report: Former Houston Astros Star Correa Has a New Suitor (si.com)tl;dr — Scott Boras hints at a new suitor, but doesn’t say who. Who Will Sign Trey Mancini? 5 Potential Free Agent Landing Spots (si.com) MLB Off-Season: Early 2023 AL West Power Rankings (si.com) Where might Trevor...

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