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Astros Crawfish Boil: November 23, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Monday, November 23, 2015.

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Astros News

Astros, Keuchel set to talk contract extension; what would it take? -
There seems to be mutual interest in a contract extension on the part of the Astros and AL Cy Young winner Dallas Keuchel.

Rumor Buy or Sell: Astros going hard after closer -
The Astros are reportedly 'hell-bent' on getting a closer this offseason. Are we buying that rumor?

Houston Astros Should Make Ken Giles Top Target
Giles is a two-pitch pitcher -- power fastball at 97, power slider at 87. It works for him because his pitches are that dominant. In his career, Giles has throw

Dallas Keuchel trying to recruit David Price to Houston Astros
American League Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel claims he's trying to recruit David Price to join him on the Houston Astros.

Dodgers to name Dave Roberts as manager: 4 things to know -
Former big-league outfielder Dave Roberts is in line to become the Dodgers' next manager.

A close look at 2015's most improved MLB clubs.
From 2005-14, a total of 51 teams won at least 11 more games than during the previous season, with only 30 making to the postseason and only seven making two straight appearances. In 2016, six teams that improved by more than 10 wins this year will try to join that club.

MLB News

Dodgers make history hiring Dave Roberts as manager -
Monday's Say Hey, Baseball includes a first for the Dodgers, Randy Johnson's second passion, and a smattering of trade rumors.

Reaction to Dave Roberts getting hired by Dodgers - True Blue LA
A look around baseball at the reaction to the Dodgers choosing Dave Roberts over Gabe Kapler for their next manager, with most generally pleased for Roberts, one of the most respected people in baseball.

Bryce Harper might get even better, everyone -
What do you do after one of the greatest seasons a 22-year-old has ever had? Get better, apparently.

Randy Johnson raises Seahawks' 12 flag, spends game as a sideline photographer -
Yes, that is Mariners great Randy Johnson on the sideline.

Examining 11 possible trades for the Yankees' number 11, Brett Gardner - Pinstripe Alley
If the Yankees do decide to deal the All-Star outfielder, what kind of players could they potentially receive in return?

Report: Liberty Media preparing to sell Braves? - Talking Chop
Recent "back-fence talk" suggests the team could be sold prior to the move to Cobb County.

This kid wouldn't let a serious bout of hiccups stop him from singing the national anthem -
Great job, kid!

David Ortiz's retirement will feature a gym full of iguanas, according to SNL -
Who doesn't need a little "Smidgeon of Pigeon" in their lives?