*2017 Astros bullpen coach (and 2018 Red Sox bullpen coach) Craig Bjornson said the Astros weren't thrilled about getting the Red Sox in the ALDS:
In all honesty, playing against the Red Sox, with what now we know is the World Series champion Houston Astros, we weren't very comfortable coming into Fenway or even having the Red Sox come into Minute Maid at that time
*A.J. Hinch is mourning the death of longtime Padres GM Kevin Towers.
*Tyler White is planning on making the Opening Day roster, but the Astros' depth might prevent that from happening.
*New phones are going to be installed in every park and MLB is going to monitor all calls made, in an effort to prevent sign-stealing.