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Astros Crawfish Boil: December 4th, 2019

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Astros News

Baseball America has released their 2019-20 international review of the Astros (Baseball America, $$$)
Here are some freshly non-tendered players that the Astros might want to take a look at (
It would be an affront unto all things pure and good if Gerrit Cole signed with the Yankees (House of Houston)
Abraham Toro has been named the 2019 Canadian offensive player of the year by the Canadian Baseball Network (TSN)

Around the League

The Zack Wheeler sweepstakes are heating up with a $100 million offer reportedly on the table for his services (
Which might be coming from the Phillies, who seem to be charging hard to sign him (ESPN)
Here are ten teams with prospects that could lead to a blockbuster trade (
MLB’s new pitching rules are on the way, and they’re not that great for the sport (Sports Illustrated)
The US Treasury has moved to exempt Venezuela baseball from sanctions, which could lead to a return of MLB talent to the winter league (Wall Street Journal, $$$)
Looks like the Mets are trying to unload some of their underwater contracts (MLB Trade Rumors)
This rare Shoeless Joe Jackson signature is topping $20,000 at auction (Sporting News)