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Astros Crawfish Boil: November 1st, 2019

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World Series - Houston Astros v Washington Nationals - Game Five Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

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Astros News

So where do the Astros go from here? (Sports Illustrated)
In spite of a terrible end to the season and departing free agents, this team is still pretty darn good (ESPN)
Speaking of free agents, here’s a list of who is no longer obligated to be on the team (Houston Chronicle)
Including Gerrit Cole, who had a heartfelt message for Astros fans (
And here he is talking about impending free agency and trying to clean up his comments after Game 7 (MLB Trade Rumors)
Comments that saw his wife get into it with a particularly angry “fan” (ABC 13)
If Cole chooses to stay in Houston he’ll never have to buy another Karbach ever again (ABC 13)
Special Assistant to the GM and longtime Luhnow ally Oz Ocampo is leaving the Astros (Houston Chronicle)

Around the League

The Nationals’ World Series win was one of the most unlikely ones in history (Sports Illustrated)
And it’s one that earned GM Mike Rizzo the chance to say “I told you so” (AP News)
How did this year’s Fall Classic stand in comparison to the others? (The Athletic, $$)
The length of games sure stood out this year (ABC 13)
So what was going on the last time the nation’s capital got to celebrate a World Series win? (WUSA 9)
The Indians have picked up Corey Kluber’s option while declining Kipnis’ (MLB Trade Rumor)
So now that it’s over, who was the best team of the decade? (The Ringer)
Here are the top ranked prospects from the Arizona Fall League this season (
Josh Hamilton has been arrested for injury to a child (NY Daily News)