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Astros Crawfish Boil: November 20th, 2018

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Astros News

HoF voters will have their first chance to do the right thing and enshrine Lance Berkman and Roy Oswalt (Houston Chronicle)
Houston has made a bid to bring Charlie Morton back into the fold (NBC Sports)
Turns out the trade for Aledmys Diaz was a win for both teams (FanGraphs)
Speaking of trades, notes from around the league show Forrest Whitley to still be untouchable and there might be an interest in Goldschmidt (MLB Trade Rumors)
Here are 5 great catching options for the Astros that are currently out there (SB Nation)
Houston is exploring new options after Mike Elias’ exit (Texas Sports Nation)
Which means they’ll have to grapple with what that really means for the org (The Athletic, $$$)

Around the League

Let’s break down all the new names on the Hall of Fame ballot (New York Times)
In MLB’s first big blockbuster of the offseason, Cleveland trades for Tampa Bay’s Chih-Wei Hu (
Oh, and also something about Paxton to the Yankees (Lookout Landing)
Which was a trade with the potential to either be a huge bargain or a complete disaster (The Ringer)
The Nats have nabbed catcher Kurt Suzuki off the market (CBS Sports)
That just helps to address some of each team’s top concerns on the market this year (Sporting News)
Cleveland has debuted their new uniforms for 2019, now minus the covert racism (FOX 8)
While the Colorado Spring Sox have debuted their new branding, and it is awesome (CUT4)