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Astros Crawfish Boil: November 7th, 2019

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MLB: ALCS-New York Yankees at Houston Astros Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

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Astros News

The Astros have been named Wilson’s Defensive Team of the Year for 2019 (
Check out some of the highlights from a tremendous 2019 (MLB Video)
One highlight for Jose Urquidy came off the field as he was welcomed my the Mexican President after his World Series performance (Twitter)
Is Justin Verlander the last pitcher with a shot at 300 career wins? (
Will Harris deserved better after making a good pitch in Game 7 (FanGraphs)

Around the League

Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos made some comments about Free Agency and now the MLBPA is all riled up and it all seems somewhat silly (ESPN)
What’s not silly is that Braves will be targeting Madison Bumgarner top lead their rotation next season (MLB Trade Rumors)
Let’s get some bold predictions going for free agency signings (
Apparently CC Sabathia is working Gerrit Cole over hard to join the Yankees (Bleacher Report)
But why sign Gerrit Cole when you can get Zack Wheeler for (relatively) cheap? (
Or maybe both and then you can go into the playoffs riding a big-arm rotation like the Nationals did (538 Sports)
So is anyone gonna pick up one of those qualifying offers that are just lying around? (MLB Trade Rumors)
Maybe the balls were juiced but that doesn’t quite explain the year of the home run (The Hardball Times)