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Astros Crawfish Boil: November 5th, 2019

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MLB: World Series-Washington Nationals at Houston Astros Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports

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Astros News

The Astros have extended a qualifying offer to Cole, who will almost definitely turn it down (Houston Chronicle)
But either way Crane has indicated that he’s willing to take a run at re-signing the power right-hander (MLB Trade Rumors)
Houston has declined their club option for Devo’s 2020 season, setting him up for arbitration or a possible non-tender (MLB Trade Rumors)
The Astros have four finalists for the 2019 BBWA awards, which could lead to a possible first-time team sweep for CY, ROY, and MVP (
Here are all the “what-if” moments from Games 6 and 7 of the World Series (Sports Illustrated)
But no matter how you slice it, the Astros didn’t really lose it so much as the Nats just won it (The Hardball Times)
At least the city got some sweet new murals out of the whole thing (The Runner Sports)
The Astros also pitched in to help renovate the Memorial Park Gold Course (ABC 13)

Around the League

Let’s have a deep look at the top 50 free agents for this offseason (MLB Trade Rumors)
A list that includes Didi Gregorious, who the Yankees declined to attach a QO to (ESPN)
It will not include JD Martinez though, who decided to exercise his 2020 option with the Red Sox (
Let’s have a look-see at the QO this year and what it means for all the various free agents who have one (
Carlos Beltran was a great player, but will that make him a great coach? (538 Sports)
The Venezuelan baseball league is set to get underway, but geopolitical winds may be blowing against it (AP News)