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Astros Crawfish Boil: December 3rd, 2018

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World Series - Los Angeles Dodgers v Houston Astros - Game Five Photo by David J. Philip - Pool/Getty Images

Astros News

The Astros released a statement on the passing of former president George H.W. Bush over the weekend (
Who was a quintessential baseball man, even during his presidency (Texas Sports Nation)
Houston could be a dream fit for a blockbuster trade involving Greinke and Goldschmidt (Bleacher Report)
There could also be a much less blockbustery trade for Francisco Cervelli (House of Houston)
The Twins also gave some intriguing possibilities as a trade partner (Puckett’s Pond)
Or possibly a big signing for Nathan Eovaldi is in the cards if the Astros go the free agency route (Houston SportsMap)
The Astros are experiencing some roster flexibility questions this offseason (The Athletic, $$$)
MLB has named ALCS Game 4 as the best game of 2018 while I personally have other words to describe it (Twitter)

Around the League

The Mets-Mariners Cano and Diaz trade is now official, and it is having effects beyond just these two teams (Sports Illustrated)
The Mariners also got a pretty decent haul in the transaction (FanGraphs)
And it looks like they get more as they finalize a deal to send Jean Segura to Philadelphia (MLB Trade Rumors)
But are rebuilding teams who don’t figure to compete bad for baseball? (Pinstripe Alley)
There’s a slew of new options on the market, as teams comb over some of the more intriguing non-tendered players (Call to the Pen)
Dynasty Baseball has released their list of top-10 starting pitching prospects (RotoBaller)
Adding a couple of teams has the potential to simplify baseball’s structure (Forbes)
An unidentified MLB player has tested positive for a banned stimulant (ESPN)
Come and read the story of baseball’s first curveball (SB Nation)