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Astros Crawfish Boil: November 7th, 2018

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Astros News

Lance McCullers Jr. underwent Tommy John surgery yesterday, officially ending his 2019 campaign before it began (Houston Chronicle)
Cy Young candidate Justin Verlander is one of the greats, but J.R. Richard was better (Texas Sports Nation)
Maybe the Astros should try to work their voodoo magic on Garrett Richards’ career next season (Climbing Tal’s Hill)
Craig Biggo hosted his annual Sunshine Kids Day at Minute Maid Park yesterday (Houston Chronicle)
Now you can keep up with Alex Bregman this offseason on the YouTubes (ABC 13)
For those crazy few who read other blogs, Astros County celebrated a pretty big milestone yesterday (Astros County)

Around the League

That sweet, sweet Hot Stove rumor mill is in full effect (
Including a possible rebuild in Seattle, though Dipoto downplayed that possibility (MLB Trade Rumors)
As well as a slew of pitchers who have some interesting possible landing spots this winter (The Athletixc, $$$)
And Bryce Harper, who reportedly received an aggressive offer from the Nationals in September (CBS Sports)
Billy Beane was named MLB’s Executive of the Year for 2018 (San Francisco Chronicle)
All 30 teams had goals in 2018, which makes it that much easier to rank them (ESPN)
The Dodgers and Dave Roberts have agreed to a four year extension (
And it’ll be another year in the Bronx for CC Sabathia (Newsday)
Blue Jays prospect Cavan Biggio talked a little about the adjustments he’s made at the plate in the AFL (Citizen Tribune)