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Astros Crawfish Boil: November 16, 2015

Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Astros News

Baseball clubs walk competitive tightrope when rebuilding - Houston Chronicle
Baseball clubs walk competitive tightrope The Astros and Cubs created a blueprint for struggling teams: punt big league winning for a time to gain top draft picks, then rapidly ascend.

Altuve lands in rare Astros company after picking up Silver Slugger Award | FOX Sports
Jose Altuve is carving quite a place for himself in Astros lore.

2015 offseason preview: Houston Astros - SweetSpot - ESPN
The Houston Astros appear set up to be a contender for years to come.

GM Luhnow admits feeling 'pressure' to make Astros better for 2016 | FOX Sports
Jeff Luhnow will likely be working the phones in the coming months.

Carlos Correa favorite for AL Rookie of Year |
HOUSTON -- Anyone who hits third in the lineup for a postseason team is probably a special player. Think Prince Fielder of the Rangers, Jose Bautista of the Blue Jays, Lorenzo Cain of the Royals, Joey Votto of the Reds.

MLB News

Matt Klentak makes first big move as Phillies GM -
Sunday’s Say Hey, Baseball includes Matt Klentak’s latest pitching acquisition, the Nationals’ hunt for a new leadoff hitter and David Price’s next home. Subscribe for your daily Say Hey!

The Dave Dombrowski era is officially underway in Boston -
Saturday's Say Hey, Baseball includes the Red Sox making a huge splash in their bullpen, decisions being made on the qualifying offer, and the Giants looking to retool for another even year run.

Braves reportedly "shopping everyone owed money", including Freddie Freeman (Updated) - Talking Chop
Would John Coppolella really deal the face of the franchise?

Should the Pirates have rebuilt more aggressively? - Bucs Dugout
Neal Huntington is featured in this excellent article from the Houston Chronicle's Evan Drellich on the pros and cons of tanking -- that is, rebuilding very aggressively and accumulating young...