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Astros Crawfish Boil: December 21st, 2018

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Astros News

The Brantley deal signified the Astros first big move of the offseason (Forbes)
Another big move, but in a terrible way, is Joe Smith injuring his Achilles (Houston Chronicle)
In light of that, it seems like a good time to project the Astros bullpen (The Athletic, $$$)
But, as for the rotation, could the Astros simply stand pat in that department? (Climbing Tal’s Hill)
Where does Kyle Tucker stand in the list of prospects who could be traded for Realmuto? (

Around the League

The Hot Stove season just ain’t what it used to be (538 Sports)
Which of course means I’m about to list a bunch of signings, starting with Daniel Murphy to the Rockies (ESPN)
And Anibal Sanchez, who joins the extremely potent Nats rotation (MLB Trade Rumors)
Though not yet finalized, it looks like Andrew Miller will be joining the Redbirds in 2019 (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Trevor Cahill will have a slightly different commute as he moves over from Oakland to Anaheim (Orange County Register)
But which version of Cahill will pitch for the Angels? (FanGraphs)
The Mariners picked up the crafty lefty Zac Rosscup (Lookout Landing)
It looks like the Yankees may be quietly shopping Miguel Andujar (FanCred Sports)
They sure know how to brawl in Venezuelan baseball (Bleacher Report)
The agreement with Cuban baseball to allow MLB signings is a dream come true for some players (La Vida Baseball)
Makes it seem like a good time to review the 12 best Cuban players of all time (