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Astros Crawfish Boil: December 11th, 2019

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Start your morning with some of the best Astros links around

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Astros News

There are whispers that Correa might be on the trading block this offseason (The Athletic, $$$)
But the real news from yesterday was that AJ Hinch spoke at the winter meetings, mostly to say “no comment” (Forbes)
He also noted that the Astros are fully cooperating with the sign-stealing investigation (MLB.com)
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts also talked about the allegations during his presser (ESPN)
Is the Astros’ trade for Zack Greinke this past July affecting their signing capabilities? (Houston Chronicle)

Around the League

Sincere congratulations to Gerrit Cole, who got his payday from the Yankees with a record 9-year, $324 million contract* (MLB.com)
And here are the winners and losers from that deal (The Athletic, $$$)
After losing out on Cole the Dodgers will turn their attention to Madison Bumgarner (MLB Trade Rumors)
Which is just one of 9 possible landing spots for the Giants’ former ace (MLB.com)
There was also a trade yesterday as the Rangers shipped Nomar Mazara to the White Sox for outfielder Steele Walker (MLB Trade Rumors)
The inaugural All-MLB team was announced yesterday, with 6 Astros making the two squads (MLB.com)
Word is that the Red Sox are shopping David Price at the winter meetings (CBS Boston)
MLB managers don’t seem all that pleased with the new pitching rules (CNBC)

*Congratulations does not include the Yankees themselves because I’m a bitter, bitter man