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Astros Crawfish Boil: November 18th, 2019

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MLB: Game Two-Houston Astros at Chicago White Sox Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

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Astros News

Oh look, more news on the lengths the 2017 Astros went to in order to steal signs, this one involving an exec asking scouts to use cameras (MLB Trade Rumors)
And it looks increasingly likely that the Astros will be made an example of (Bleacher Report)
As if that wasn’t enough, it seems as though the Astros are intimately involved in a plan to severely contract, some might say shred, the minor leagues (NY Daily News)
There is a little actual baseball to talk though, as some wonder whether or not the Astros will try and manage Verlander’s workload next season (Houston Sportsmap)
Alex Bregman has lost his second grandparent in the last few weeks (ABC 13)

Around the League

Twins prospect Ryan Costello has been found dead in an Australian hotel while playing winter ball there (AP News)
Shun Yamaguchi will be posted by the Yomiuri Giants (MLB Trade Rumors)
Mexico’s national team stunned Team USA and clinched an Olympics berth, imperiling the US’s chance of playing at the 2020 games (The Athletic, $$$)
Kenta Maeda is looking to be a starter and is not too pleased with the Dodgers handling of that (NBC News)
Here’s Jake Odorizzi’s discussion of his acceptance of the Qualifying Offer (MLB Trade Rumors)
The pee wee leagues should focus more on fun and less on development (The Hardball Times)
Just some real pretty pictures of a real pretty ball field (CUT4)