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Astros Crawfish Boil: October 22, 2015

News and notes from around the league, and at home.

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Astros news

Might Astros put slugging Carter on the trade block? | FOX Sports
The Astros could opt to make a change at first base before next season.

Bonds Approved for Nats-Astros Training Facility - Athletic Business
The race is on for the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros to transform a 160-acre landfill south of 45th Street into a Major League Baseball spring training facility by January 2017.

Palm Beach County commissioners are hats off — literally — to the Astros and Nationals | The Insider
Baseball caps with the logos of the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals were passed out to each of the seven Palm Beach County commissioners Tuesday -- a gesture of thanks for the county's work on bringing the teams to West Palm Beach for spring training.

Around the league

Jays win ALCS Game 5: Terrific start from Marco Estrada - Bluebird Banter
We are going to have a Game 6!

Mets executive is excited to celebrate if he could just open this dang giant bottle of champagne -
The bottle was a little hard to open, but once it popped, the party was on.

I'm not ready for the Cubs and Blue Jays to go away -
Wait, come back, hey, you just got here.

Daniel Murphy wins 2015 NLCS MVP after record-setting series -
New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy hit home runs in each of the first three games of the National League Championship Series, then had three hits in the series-clinching Game 4 in Chicago. For his efforts, Murphy was named 2015 NLCS MVP.

Mets vs. Cubs NLCS Game 4 recap: 3 reasons New York swept into World Series -
The New York completed their sweep of the Cubs with a win in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series on Wednesday night at Wrigley Field in Chicago, earning a trip to the World Series for the first time since 2000.