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Astros Crawfish Boil: December 11th, 2018

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Astros News

Looks like the Astros are ready to make it rain if the right opportunity comes along (
Jake Kaplan had a conversation with Buster Olney on possible winter meetings moves (ESPN Radio)
Apparently one possible move is a trade for Jose Abreu (NBC Sports Chicago)
Or maybe for Trevor Bauer, but can Astros players squash the beef if that happens? (Houston SportsMap)
Kyle Tucker is determined to leave his mark on the 2019 Astros (Houston Chronicle)
There’s a reason they call him Professor McHugh (CUT4)
Correa recently sent some holiday help for underprivileged families in North Carolina (The Robesonian)

Around the League

Sunday Night Baseball will move up one hour to to 7 pm EST for 2019 (ESPN)
Which could be a test for moving up the start time for World Series games (Yahoo Sports)
MLB is making strides towards bringing women into front offices with the “Take the Field” event at the winter meetings (
While there is a surprising lack of teams making strides to bring Keuchel into their rotation (Sports Illustrated)
The Padres provide a lot of intrigue this week with all the prospects they have in the bank (CBS Sports)
Some of whom they could spend on Sonny Gray (Sporting News)
But other teams should be cautious considering the success rate of prospects that have been traded (The Ringer)
Though picking up a free agent could cost stupid money if agents have their way (Forbes)
That wasn’t the case for Billy Hamilton though, who just made the Royals slightly more interesting (InstaGraphs)
The Cubs had a real shot at a dynasty before they didn’t (Fancred Sports)
Here are six hitters who can build off of strong second halves (The Sports Daily)
Old friend Rio Ruiz will join the former Astros reunion in Baltimore (Baltimore Sun)