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Astros Crawfish Boil: December 2nd, 2019

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MLB: ALDS-Houston Astros at Tampa Bay Rays Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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Astros News

Even with the Garneau signing the Astros are still looking for someone to fill a void behind the dish (The Athletic, $$$)
They could also use some help in the bullpen, which might prompt a reunion with Joe Smith (House of Houston)
Check out this progress report on three of the Astros’ pitchers currently in the Dominican League who could help the big league team in 2020 (The Runner Sports)
Here is the tragic story of Jim Umbricht, the first Astro to have his number retired by the team (Astros County)

Around the League

Here is (almost) every team’s most intriguing non-tender candidate (
It appears as though the Brewers are listening when it comes to trade proposals for Josh Hader (MLB Trade Rumors)
The Yankees are hoping to get Blake Treinen on a discount from the A’s (Call to the Pen)
Chris Sale has been cleared to start throwing again after being on the shelf since mid-August (ESPN)
The exemptions for ADHD drugs in baseball have dropped to their lowest number in a decade (AP News)
Seymour Siwoff, the owner of Elias Sports Bureau, has passed away at 99 (The Big Lead)