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Astros Crawfish Boil: November 14th, 2019

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MLB: ALCS-Houston Astros at New York Yankees Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

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Astros News

For the second time in his career and eight years after the first, Justin Verlander has brought home the Cy Young award (
Here are some quick facts about JV and the NL winner, Jacob deGrom (
And here are the explanations for every vote by every writer (
But enough good news! It seems like Alex Cora and Carlos Beltran are being implicated in all this sign-stealing rigmarole (The Athletic, $$$)
I agree that the scandal should be addressed swiftly by MLB, if only to bring closure to the Astros specifically and to open up a wider conversation in the league (Sports Illustrated)
Will Zack Wheeler be the next improvement project for the Astros? (House of Houston)
If Bregman lands an AL MVP tonight then the Astros can make some serious history for the BBWA Awards (AP News)
If past trends are to be believed, I wouldn’t get my hopes up about re-signing Cole this winter (Texas Sports Nation, $$$)

Around the League

An astrophysicist took a look at the difference between balls from the regular season and the ones used in the playoffs (The Athletic, $$$)
Here are the top five suitors for Gerrit Cole’s services in 2020, ranked (
It looks like these two outfielders will be looking to make a splash this offseason (
The Rangers are apparently quite interested in bringing Josh Donaldson to Arlington next year (MLB Trade Rumors)
Maybe the Red Sox should hold on to Mookie Betts for just a bit longer (FanGraphs)