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Astros Crawfish Boil: November 13th, 2018

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Astros News

Keuchel makes it official and declines the QO from the Astros (Houston Chronicle)
Making him part of the same free agency class as Nelson Cruz, who the Astros could use at DH (House of Houston)
The Astros made an offer for Detroit’s Nick Castellanos at the trade deadline and they may still be interested (MLB Trade Rumors)
Let’s have a look at Springer’s 2018 efforts (Climbing Tal’s Hill)
Correa and Reddick played ball with kids from the Shriner Hospital this past weekend (12up)
Sometimes José Altuve goes to Starbucks, and sometimes fans get to meet him while he’s there (ABC 13)

Around the League

Two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani is 2018’s Rookie of the Year for the AL (Baseball America)
He’s joined by one-way also-phenom Ronald Acuña as the NL RotY in 2018 (Baseball America)
Here’s a full list of the 6 players to decline their team’s QO this year (MLB Players)
But how will it affect their free agency numbers? (
They’re part of a free agency class that includes two of the best under-28 players to hit the market (The Athletic, $$)
Prepare your butts for a James Paxton blockbuster deal, people (FanGraphs)
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is ready for the big leagues (La Vida Baseball)