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Astros Crawfish Boil: November 9th, 2018

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Astros News

Make it five in a row as Altuve brings home yet another Silver Slugger (Houston Chronicle)
The Astros strength is now a concern as Luhnow will face the challenge of shoring up the rotation (Forbes)
But Collin McHugh stands ready to reclaim his spot on the starting staff (
And if they do seek outside help, impending 2019 free agents may let them to pony up enough cash to sign a big name (Houston Chronicle)
Speaking of free agents, it looks like Houston may come knocking on Yasmani Grandal’s door (RotoBaller)
J.B. Bukauskus had an excellent 2018, but it was almost a lost season thanks to a car accident in spring training (The Athletic, $$$)
After finding out a waitress had had her car broken into, Alex Bregman proved who the real MVP is with a $500 tip (Yahoo Sports)
Say hello to Jaxson Peacock (ABC 13)

Around the League

Some other people who are not Altuve apparently also won Silver Sluggers (
Including not-Altuve J.D. Martinez, who is the first player to ever win two in the same season (SB Nation)
Rob Manfred is expected to get a five-year extension when owenrs vote on just that next week (USA Today)
Apparently Marwin is the belle of the ball this offseason (CBS Sports)
And there are 30 possible landing spots for him, which are ranked here (Bleacher Report)
One of those teams will scoop up Manny Machado, but will he be worth it? (La Vida Baseball)
Of course he’s hardly the only free agent, but no one wants a thirty-something anymore (538 sports)
Especially not the Dodgers, who are looking to stay under the payroll caps for once (MLB Trade Rumors)
Mike Fast will take his services to the Atlanta Braves (12up)