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Astros Crawfish Boil: November 14th, 2018

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Astros News

Assistant GM Mike Elias will leave the Astros for oranger pastures as he is named the new Orioles GM (MLB Trade Rumors)
Houston was interested in Nicholas Castellanos at the deadline, and still could be (Bless You Boys)
Let’s explore what such a trade could look like even further (Motor City Bengals)
How does Verlander’s season stack up to the rest of the Cy Young field? (Climbing Tal’s Hill)
Might as well look at the whole bullpen’s season while we’re at it (Texas Sports Nation)
Sante Fe High School got a visit from some of the Astros players (ABC 13)
The Astros have extended their relationship with iHeartMedia (Radio Ink)

Around the League

Awards Week rolls on as Bob Melvin and Brian Snitker are awarded Manager of the Year in their respective leagues (
Perhaps they can tell us why managers are so short (ESPN)
Let’s examine a different “of the year” and breakdown Ronald Acuña’s season (RotoGraphs)
Serious accusations of sexism and racism have been leveled at the Seattle Mariners (The Seattle Times)
The Ringer’s podcast takes some time to parse through them (The Ringer)
Where does baseball go from here on pace of play? (The Athletic, $$$)
There’s a case to be made both for an against the five best fits for Manny Machado (Sporting News)
While there’s also a case to be made for every team to take a crack at signing Bryce Harper (Sports Illustrated)
Say Hello to Texas’ newest baseball team, the Amarillo Sod Poodles (