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Astros Crawfish Boil: December 3rd, 2019

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Oh Aaron Sanchez, we barely knew you
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Astros News

The Aaron Sanchez era has come to an end in Houston after he was non-tendered yesterday (
They did lock down Biagini for another year though, agreeing to a 1 year, $1 million deal (ESPN)
Could the Astros make another trade with the D-backs to land Robbie Ray? (AZ Central)
The Astros’ sign-stealing scandal is just the latest chapter in a long saga, so where does that leave them and the rest of the league?* (Royals Review)
And was it the product of a culture imported from the financial industry? (The New Republic)

*Highly recommended reading

Around the League

Here’s the list of all the new free agents after the non-tender deadline yesterday (MLB Trade Rumors)
Mike Moustakas finally got his payday with a 4-year, $64 million deal with the Reds (
The Marlins also made a splash (get it?) by trading for Jonathan Villar (
The Hot Stove as actually pretty busy yesterday as Jurickson Profar was traded as well, heading from the A’s to the Padres (Sporting News)
Here are five free agents that teams might be able to pick up at a bargain price this offseason (Sports Illustrated)
Anthony Rendon met with the Rangers, raising the possibility of the Astros seeing much more of him in the future (MLB Trade Rumors)
Addison Russell has been officially jettisoned by the Cubs (Call to the Pen)
For Ryan Zimmerman it’s the Nats or nothing in 2020 (ESPN)
Let’s start gearing up for the winter meetings, which get underway next Monday (