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Astros Crawfish Boil: December 5th, 2019

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Astros News

Removing Greinke in Game 7 was a mistake according to Howie Kendrick (MSN Sports)
Here is the top offseason need for the Astros and the rest of the AL West teams (
JD Davis was unaware of cheating during the Astros’ 2017 season (FOX Sports)
The Astros Foundation has received the 2019 Guardian of the Human Spirit Award from the Holocaust Houston Museum (Houston Culturemap)

Around the League

Carlos Carrasco and Josh Donaldson have received the 2019 Comeback Player of the Year awards in their respective leagues (ESPN)
This hot stove season seems as though is it’s more in favor of players than it has been the past few years (New York Times)
Just ask Zack Wheeler, who joined the Phillies on a 5-year $118 million contract yesterday (CBS Sports)
Here’s where some of the big free agent names will make the most difference in 2020 (538 Sports)
The Angels have agreed to a deal that will keep them in Anaheim through at least 2050 (ESPN)
They also made a deal to acquire Dylan Bundy from the Orioles for 4 prospects (AP News)
It looks as though the Mets may begin transitioning to new ownership as current minority partner Steve Cohen is looking to increase his share in the team (MLB Trade Rumors)
MLB is considering testing for opiods, but will seek to treat and not punish players who come up positive (AP News)
Baseball Prospectus writer Jen Mac Ramos was severely injured and lost her husband in a drunk driving crash this past Sunday. Please consider donating to a GoFundMe that was set up to help cover her costs (Awful Announcing)