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Astros Crawfish Boil: December 4th, 2018

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Astros News

Here are three agents that could fit in the Astros’ 2019 outfield (
Speaking of free agents, should Houston join the bidding war on Yusei Kikuchi? (Climbing Tal’s Hill)
They’ll certainly want the help now that the AL West is a two-team race thanks to the Mariners’ fire sale (NBC Sports)
Jake Kaplan explores several interesting Astros questions in his latest mailbag segment (The Athletic, $$$)
Jim Crane was the recipient of the Jack Buck Award last night at the Missouri Athletic Club dinner in St. Louis (Twitter)
Famed local rap artist and Astros booster Travis Scott spent some time hanging out with the enemy in NYC (CUT4)

Around the League

Bryce Harper’s free agency deal has the potential to change baseball forever (Unplugg’d)
But will whoever lands him get their money back the same way Seattle did with Robinson Cano? (The Ringer)
Or will it go wrong like the first year of Eric Hosmer’s contract did for the Padres? (RotoGraphs)
Team USA won its 8th straight gold in the 18-and-under international competitions over the weekend (
Introducing Deserved Runs Created Plus, Baseball Prospectus’ newest stat (Baseball Prospectus)
Baseball is officially a young man’s game now (ESPN)
But it’s the old men who get into the Hall of Fame and, for them, it’s about context as much as numbers (CBS Sports)
Not every A’s fan loves the new stadium design and instead believe the Coliseum should be saved (Curbed San Francisco)
Speaking of ambitious stadiums, Portland will renovate 45 acres as part of their stadium project (ENR Northwest)