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Astros Crawfish Boil: January 7th, 2019

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Astros News

Astros send J.D. Davis to Mets in 5-player trade (Houston Chronicle)
Astros trade J.D. Davis to Mets for prospects (
Mets acquire J.D. Davis in trade with Astros (SNY)
Mets acquire J.D. Davis at steep price (FanGraphs)
Why Houston Astros starter Collin McHugh launced his own podcast (The Athletic, $$$)
Gurriels are first family of Cuban baseball (
Astros remain in terrific shape for 2019 (Climbing Tal’s Hill)

Around the league

Zach Britton, Yankees agree to 3-year contract (Houston Chronicle)
Rosenthal: Free-agency possibilities abound for Kimbrel; Yankees tighten their spending; Keuchel’s shrewd move (The Athletic, $$$)
In 2 trades, Mets get J.D. Davis, deal Plawecki (
Mets trade three prospects for Keon Broxton’s defense (FanGraphs)
MLB trade rumors: Indians still seeking big return for Corey Kluber, Trevor Bauer (Sports Illustrated)
2018 Barrels per True Fly Ball surgers (FanGraphs)
This is the best hitter you don’t know about (
Free agent market, trades too slow to develop—just like last year (Boston Globe)
MLB rumors: Red Sox didn’t find Jackie Bradley, Jr. trade to their liking (Yahoo! Sports)
Red Sox-Yankees rivarly extends to offseason (
Here’s how the next 5 free-agent classes look (