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Astros Crawfish Boil: December 7, 2015

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2015 winter meetings predictions
ESPN.com's MLB experts weigh in with some bold predictions on what's about to go down this week at baseball's winter meetings in Nashville, Tennessee.

Aroldis Chapman, reliever market coming to a head for Astros - Ultimate Astros
It’s all about pitching for the Astros as the winter meetings begin in full on Monday, and it’s all about one big arm: Aroldis Chapman.

Winter Meetings AL West preview: Chapman fit for Astros, Angels active? - CBSSports.com
The 2015 Winter Meetings will be held in Nashville next week. Here's a preview of each AL Central's teams remaining needs.

Astros' payroll doesn't measure up to market size - Houston Chronicle
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Astros could spend a lot of money here at the winter meetings to improve their team. They probably won't.

Winter meetings predictions: Astros to add Davis, Dodgers to deal Puig - ABC News
Winter meetings predictions: Astros to add Davis, Dodgers to deal Puig

MLB News

The Dodgers are trying to trade for Jose Fernandez - SBNation.com
Monday's Say Hey, Baseball includes the Dodgers' attempts at replacing Greinke, the Royals and Alex Gordon, and the Cubs' plans for Starlin Castro.

Hisashi Iwakuma, Dodgers reportedly agree to 3-year deal - True Blue LA
The Dodgers have added to their starting rotation with the reported signing of right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma, per multiple reports.

Alex Gordon reportedly still an option for the Royals - Royals Review
Zobrist might be out, according to Joel Sherman, but the Royals still have hope that their star left fielder may return while they wait to see what the market will bear.

MLB free agent prediction: Who will sign Jason Heyward? - SBNation.com
A baseball team, probably. But it will have to be a really, really rich one.

Darren O'Day re-signs with the Baltimore Orioles, per reports - SBNation.com
Right-hander Darren O'Day, arguably the most sought-after relief pitchers on the free agent market, has reportedly decided to stay in Baltimore.

The Yankees picked the wrong offseason not to be spenders - Pinstripe Alley
The Steinbrenners have made it clear they want to keep spending under wraps until other contracts come off the books, and that's not necessarily the best idea.

Ryan Madson signs with the Oakland Athletics, per reports - SBNation.com
The Oakland Athletics signed relief pitcher Ryan Madson to a 3-year deal.

Giants execute Plan B, snag a Shark - SBNation.com
Sunday morning's Say hey includes the Giants moving on quickly from Zack Greinke, what the Dodgers are going to do next, and who is going to sign Jason Heyward.

John Lackey agrees to 2-year deal with Cubs, per report - SBNation.com
The Cubs have agreed to sign pitcher John Lackey to a two-year deal, per a report from Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.