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Astros Crawfish Boil: December 15, 2015

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Astros News

Ken Giles shows his competitive side, and Astros like it - Ultimate Astros
Ken Giles donned an Astros jersey today and said all the right things in his introductory press conference.

Former Phillie Ken Giles will compete to be Astros' closer - The Morning Call
Ken Giles says it doesn't matter what role he has with Houston

Astros will focus on upgrading rotation - Houston Chronicle
Starting pitching is the clearest need the Astros now have with Ken Giles in the fold and the bullpen upgraded by Giles and Tony Sipp's return.

Orioles, Astros, Royals in on Yovani Gallardo - MLB Daily Dish
The right-hander could find himself with a new team in the near future.

Houston Astros: Revisiting the trade that jumpstarted the rebuild
Revisiting the trade, that jump started the rebuild for the Houston Astros. It was not a popular move back then, but proved valuable now.

Celebrate Craig Biggio's 50th birthday by learning more about the Astros legend - Houston Chronicle
Somehow, Craig Biggio turns 50 years old today. In the minds of Houston sports fans, Biggio will never grow old, he'll always be the scrappy, professional hitter with pine tar all over his helmet and dirt on his uniform.

Astros get Ken Giles from Phillies in trade to beef up bullpen - MLB - SI.com
The Astros got the elite closer they'd long been searching for, acquiring Ken Giles from the Phillies for Vince Velasquez and prospects.

MLB News

Johnny Cueto could be a $130 million bargain - SBNation.com
Tuesday's Say Hey, Baseball includes Johnny Cueto's signing, what's left of the free agent market, and Pete Rose's reinstatement case.

MLB free agent prediction: Which team will sign Chris Davis? - SBNation.com
The slugger offers something that's nearly impossible to find in today's game. But it'll cost you.

Giants, Johnny Cueto reportedly agree to 6-year, $130 million deal - SBNation.com
The Giants finally landed a marquee free agent, signing ace Johnny Cueto to join Madison Bumgarner.

When will the Atlanta Braves be competitive again? - Talking Chop
Braves fans everywhere are currently witnessing a rebuild of epic proportions with the team and that is creating plenty of anxiety amongst them with good reason. In this article, we take a look at when the Braves will be competitive once again

Here is where the MLB free agent market stands halfway through the offseason - MLB Daily Dish
This is where the free agent market stands with the off-season about half over.

Royals taking risky gamble with Alex Gordon - Royals Review
The game of "musical chairs" could hurt either side

Someone paid $525,800 for a Mickey Mantle card and it was totally the Illuminati - SBNation.com
Because who else could've done it?