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Astros Crawfish Boil: January 5th, 2019

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Astros News

McTaggart was on MLB Network chatting about possible SP trades for the Astros (MLB Video)
Another possible trade target is Robbie Ray, and the Astros’ interest in him sends a message (House of Houston)
Some think that Aaron Loup could be a possible LHP option for the bullpen (Climbing Tal’s Hill)
Looks like the Astros and Nola Poboys are in a bit of a legal tussle (SE Texas Record)

Around the League

The hot stove has gone cold again, which is a sign of the times and not of Harper and Machado (Sports Illustrated)
But Harper & Machado’s slow market show that the system might just be broken (The Athletic, $$$)
Even so, Keuchel still remains in a good position to steer a deal (MLB.com)
Let’s double-dip on former Astros and take a look at Marwin’s market as well (MLB.com)
And here are some quick hits from around the league for other, less Astroish free agents (MLB Trade Rumors)
The Phillies have made some moves though, and they signal that they are joining the bullpen revolution (Philly.com)
We all have regrets, including all 30 MLB teams this offseason (Bleacher Report)
Voting on the Hall of Fame ballot isn’t as easy as one would think (Sporting News)
The Rays are trying to enhance fan experience at the Trop by reducing seating capacity (Forbes)