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Astros Crawfish Boil: December 22nd, 2018

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Astros News

How about a little easy listening for your weekend as the Lima Time Time podcast has a conversation with LMJ (Soundcloud)
There were only 5 days in 2018 that Brantley missed a pitch twice in one game, here’s one of those days (FanGraphs)
After Joe Smith’s injury, the Astros might be looking around for bullpen help (Call to the Pen)
But it’s safe to say that any potential trade won’t involve Tucker, who is off limits for even Realmuto (Marlin Maniac)
Speaking of off-limits prospects, Bregman got the business from Reddick about his offseason park habits (ABC 13)
If you’re panicking about the Astros not making a big time trade yet, relax and remember the one for Verlander (Climbing Tal’s Hill)
Keuchel has released a pair of shoes with Houston flair as part of the ‘Home and Away’ series (ABC 13)

Around the League

The Dodgers and Reds have hooked up for a mega-trade as Puig, Kemp, Wood, and Farmer plus some cash head to Ohio (Yahoo Sports)
But what does the trade mean for these two teams? (MLB.com)
Some seem to think that the move makes the Reds a sleeper team for the 2019 playoffs (The Ringer)
The Mariners continue to wheel and deal as they send Ben Gamel to the Brewers for old friend Domingo Santana (ESPN)
Jurickson Profar will also head to the West Coast as Oakland snags him from the Rangers in a 3-team deal (Houston Chronicle)
Here’s wishing a speedy recovery for CC Sabathia, who underwent heart surgery to repair a blockage (NY Post)
Daniel Murphy might be seeing some new enthusiasm now that he’s with the Rox (CBS Sports)
For the first time in over a decade, the average baseball salary has gone down (AP News)
Let’s have a look at the different landing spots that Keuchel could end up at (The Sports Daily)