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Astros Crawfish Boil: November 8, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

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Astros News

Astros' Jose Altuve named AL MVP Award finalist - Houston Chronicle
Jose Altuve cracked the top three in American League MVP Award voting, the first Astros player to accomplish such a feat in a decade.

No qualifying offers made by Astros - Houston Chronicle
The Astros, as expected, did not extend one-year, $17.2-million qualifying offers to any of their four free agents, third baseman Luis Valbuena, catcher Jason Castro, righthander Doug Fister and outfielder Colby Rasmus.

MLB News

Ranking the MLB free agents for the 2016-2017 offseason -
How do you rank 40 free agents in a class with about five good free agents? You just take it one day at a time and give 110 percent.

Your MLB team can now sign free agents (and so can the rest of them) -
Tuesday’s Say Hey, Baseball marks the real start of free agency.

Corey Kluber, Max Scherzer lead Cy Young finalists -
Justin Verlander, Corey Kluber, and Max Scherzer will all attempt to win their second Cy Young awards, with Kyle Hendricks, Jon Lester, and Rick Porcello all vying for their first.

Kris Bryant, Mike Trout lead MVP finalists -
Kris Bryant is the favorite to win the MVP in the National League, with one of Mike Trout and Mookie Betts likely to win the award in the American League