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Astros Crawfish Boil: November 10th, 2018

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Astros News

Meet Ehsan Bokhari, the Astros new director of Research and Development (Houston Chronicle)
Maybe he should start by asking Larry Dierker how worried we should be about the 2019 rotation (KHOU 11)
He could also look into these 5 pitchers that the Astros could help unlock their talent (
Pitchers who might be able to learn something from the Astros record-low four intentional walks in 2018 (Sports Illustrated)
They could also benefit from having Yuli Gurriel in a utility role (Climbing Tal’s Hill)
Or they could at least take a look at a team roundup for 2018 (Yahoo Sports)
In today’s edition of odd circumstances, Dave Hudgens will now join the only team he scored a hit off of (The Athletic, $$$)
Let’s take a look at Tyler White’s 2018 performance (Texas Sports Nation)

Around the League

The ultimate homegrown talent, Joe Mauer, calls it a career after 15 seasons in a Twins uniform (Twinkie Town)
Chase Utley will join him after managing 16 years himself (MLB Trade Rumors)
Boston analytics guru Bill James has ignited a war between the nerds and jocks (MLB Daily Dish)
Which brought a strong rebuke from MLB players, including Verlander (Kansas City Star)
So you want to trade for J.T. Realmuto? (FanGraphs)
Aw heck, let’s predict a trade for all the teams (Bleacher Report)
While we’re used to small-market teams being tight with the money, the big-market teams seem to be doing the same (Yahoo Sports)
Speaking of small markets, it seems like the baseball world is finally ready to pay attention to San Diego (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Let’s keep up with the AFL standouts this season (Baseball America)