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Astros Crawfish Boil: November 30th, 2018

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Start your morning with some of the best Astros links around

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Astros News

Some geniuses have named pitching scholar Brent Strom as the 2018 MLB coach of the year (Baseball America)
While Yuli takes home a much-deserved best hair award for 2018 (La Vida Baseball)
And the Astros have a shot at taking home the Realmuto award, but there is competition from coast-to-coast (Fancred Sports)
But no matter what, the organization is looking to take a steady approach towards improvement (Astros.com)
Looks like Houston is expected to tender the contracts of all 11 arbitration-eligible players on their roster (Houston Chronicle)
And the City of Houston is looking into banning smokeless tobacco in Minute Maid Park, including for players (Houston Chronicle)

Around the League

Seattle is honing in on a possible trade to send Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz to the Mets (MLB Trade Rumors)
But will Cano be worth the price over the next five years? (ESPN)
Speaking of players leaving the AL West, the Padres have snatched Garrett Richards off the free agent market (Gaslamp Ball)
Which is a $15 million gamble for the Padres, but it makes sense (Yahoo Sports)
It’s a new era for hitting coaches in the league, but not in a good way (Sports Illustrated)
There are quite a few interesting non-tender candidates throughout the league (MLB.com)
It seems that the Reds are heavily courting Dallas Keuchel this offseason (Fancred Sports)
Portland took a step towards building a new stadium in a bid to bring a baseball team to the Beaver State (Forbes)