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Astros Crawfish Boil: December 12th, 2019

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Astros News

MLB has promised that the Astros probe will be the most thorough in the history of the game (AP News)
But that hasn’t stopped the team from engaging in conversations about potential trades, and here are some notes on that (MLB Trade Rumors)
That includes the fact that Luhnow took time to assure Correa that he was still an Astro in spite of trade rumors (Houston Chronicle)
He also took time to make it clear that the team was looking for the next Gerrit Cole after losing the current one (
Speaking of, where does Cole fit on the list of the Astros’ biggest free agent losses? (Texas Sports Nation)
Here is a list of players the Astros have committed through the next few seasons (ABC 13)

Around the League

Anthony Rendon will spend the better part of the next decade in sunny Southern Caliornia after signing a 7-year, $245 million contract with the Angels (
Is this the beginning of the Angels actually building a competitive team around Mike Trout? (The Ringer)
If the Yankees are trying to buy a championship again then Gerrit Cole was their best possible move (538 Sports)
They’re also looking to bring his favorite catcher to the Bronx (CBS Sports)
The Rockies are listening to offers on Nolan Arenado (
Michael Wacha will try and raise his value after signing a one year deal with the Mets (Fangraphs)
He’ll be joined by Rick Porcello, who also signed a one-year deal with the Amazins (Twitter)
Here are the takeaways from what turned out to be some pretty busy winter meetings (ESPN)
A study by MLB has purported that inconsistent seams and player behavior is the root of all the home runs being hit (AP News)
MLB has announced that all 30 teams will have extended netting in place next season (CNBC)