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Astros Crawfish Boil: December 1st, 2018

Start your weekend with some of the best Astros links around

San Diego Padres v Seattle Mariners
Oh Chris Hermann, we barely knew thee
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Astros News

After picking him up off of waivers less than a month ago, Chris Hermann was Houston’s only non-tendered player yesterday (Houston Chronicle)
Jeff Luhnow recently gave an update on the state of the ‘Stros (Click2Houston)
Which might include an expanded role for Tony Kemp in 2019 (Climbing Tal’s Hill)
But that might be dependent on Aledmys Diaz, so let’s get to know him (ABC 13)
Alex Bregman is now at Lakers court-side seats levels of famous (CUT4)
It’s always fun to review the Astros’ uniforms throughout the year (ABC 13)

Around the League

Here’s a full list of players who were non-tendered by their teams (
Which includes Billy Hamilton among some of the more eyebrow-raising names (ESPN)
But does not include Addison Russell, who released a statement along with the Cubs explaining the decision (NBC Sports Chicago)
There’s also a list of players who avoided arbitration before the non-tender deadline (MLB Trade Rumors)
The Mets and Mariners continue to circle each other with a possible blockbuster trade on the line (FanGraphs)
Though Seattle and the White Sox had no problems setting up a swap for Alex Colome and Omar Narvaez (Baseball America)
If Arizona wants their own blockbuster involving Zack Greinke, these 15 teams will require his permission (WEEI)
Kimbrel is looking to land a six-year deal this offseason (NBC Sports)
Machado is also looking for a big deal, but his antics may have cost him (Bleacher Report)
Whoever signs him may want to look into what the heck happened in the Jason Heyward deal (The Ringer)
The deal between MGM and MLB is more complicated than it would seem (Baseball Prospectus)