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Astros Crawfish Boil: November 18, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Friday, November 18, 2016.

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Astros News

Yankees Trade Brian McCann to the Astros - The New York Times
The Yankees reportedly shed $23 million of McCann’s contract over the next two years, while paving the way for Gary Sanchez to be the everyday catcher.

Astros sign free-agent Josh Reddick |
HOUSTON -- The Astros on Thursday reached an agreement on a four-year, $52-million deal with free agent outfielder Josh Reddick, a source confirmed for, on the same day the club announced the acquisition of veteran catcher Brian McCann in a trade with the Yankees. The club has not confirmed the report.

Astros To Sign Josh Reddick - MLB Trade Rumors
The Astros have struck twice today: after announcing a deal to acquire catcher Brian McCann, the club has now agreed to sign free-agent outfielder Josh Reddick, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports (Twitter links). So long as his physical pans out, Reddick will receive a four-year, $52MM deal, per the report.

Josh Reddick, Houston Astros reach agreement on four-year deal worth $52 million
The Houston Astros and free-agent outfielder Josh Reddick have agreed on a four-year, $52 million contract, according to multiple reports.

Houston Astros to sign OF Josh Reddick -
Pending a physical, outfielder Josh Reddick will be a member of the Houston Astros next season.

McCann, Reddick Give Houston Strong Vets to Help Push Young Astros Over the Hump | Bleacher Report
The latest Houston Astros news, trade rumors, scores, live coverage, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

MLB Trades: Yankees trade Brian McCann to Astros for two pitching prospects -
The Yankees get a pair of pitching prospects in return

Yankees' trade of Brian McCann to Astros works for both |
In the first notable trade of the off-season, New York sent veteran catcher Brian McCann to Houston. It's a move that makes sense for both teams given

MLB News

MLB is considering adding a 26th roster spot, but at a cost -
Friday’s Say Hey, Baseball includes CBA negotiations on roster size, the MVP awards, and whether Sale should be traded.

Mike Trout is the MVP because there isn’t a definition of ‘most valuable’ that excludes him -
Mike Trout won the second MVP he’s deserved for years, which should give you hope for the future of the award.

All is right with the world: Mike Trout is your 2016 AL MVP - Halos Heaven
This is Trout’s second time winning the award

Kris Bryant Wins NL Most Valuable Player Award - Bleed Cubbie Blue
One final piece of hardware was taken home by a Cubs player today.

Are we really so sure the White Sox should trade Chris Sale? -
Chris Sale is great and under contract for three cheap seasons. Let’s think about that a little bit more.

Astros acquire catcher Brian McCann from Yankees -
The Houston Astros got a catcher they needed, and the New York Yankees cleared the way for phenom Gary Sanchez behind the plate.