Houston Astros rumors
Astros’ Lance McCullers Jr. will miss World Series
McCullers, who missed the ALCS, won’t pitch again this postseason.
Astros place five players on COVID-19 injured list
Even with players being partially vaccinated, COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on baseball and sports in general.
Astros sign Lance McCullers Jr. to five-year, $85 million extension
While it looked like the Astros might be headed toward a semi-rebuild after 2021, they’ve now locked up another key piece for the long term.
Astros sign Yuli Gurriel to one-year contract extension with club option for 2022
Despite a rough 2020 season, Gurriel will be sticking around in Houston.
Astros’ Justin Verlander to undergo Tommy John surgery
The Astros’ ace finishes 2020 with just one start.
Astros hitting coach Alex Cintron suspended 20 games for role in brawl
The Astros’ hitting coach receives a hefty ban after instigating a brawl over the weekend.
Jeff Luhnow, A.J. Hinch suspensions expire after 2020 even if season is canceled
Luhnow and Hinch could fare quite well if the 2020 season is unplayable
MLB hands down severe discipline for Astros’ sign-stealing scandal
A.J. Hinch and Jeff Luhnow are being suspended for the season and the Astros will lose first and second-round picks in 2020 and ‘21.
Rob Manfred says Astros could face severe penalties for sign-stealing scandal
At least publicly, the commissioner says he believes the illegal sign-stealing issues are exclusive to the Astros.
Astros acquire Joe Biagini from Blue Jays, per report
The Astros add some extra bullpen depth just prior to the deadline.
Dodgers acquire Tyler White from Astros
The Dodgers add some infield depth and will hope that White can replicate his torrid August of 2018.
Astros’ Carlos Correa to miss 4-6 weeks with fractured rib
Injuries continue to build up for the two-time defending AL West champions.
Astros nearing two-year, $66 million extension with Justin Verlander, per report
Verlander looks like he’ll be the next player to be rewarded during the week of infinite extensions.
Astros’ Joe Smith to miss 6-8 months after tearing Achilles
The 12-year veteran will miss a solid chunk of the 2019 season after suffering an Achilles injury.
Astros in agreement with Michael Brantley on two-year, $32 million deal, per report
Brantley is one of baseball’s best hitters when healthy, but it’ll be interesting to see if he can stay on the field in Houston.
Orioles expected to hire Mike Elias as head of baseball operations, per report
Elias spent the last seven seasons helping shape the Astros into the dominant force they are today.
Making the cases for 2018 AL Cy Young award
Who has done the best job on the mound this season?
MLB trade rumors and news: J.T. Realmuto talks heating up after 8-10 teams talk with Marlins
Miami has ‘touched base’ with clubs on possible trade discussions for All-Star catcher
Making the cases for 2018 AL Gold Glove awards
Who has done the best job defensively at their respective positions this season?
Making the cases for 2018 AL Silver Slugger awards
Who has done the best job offensively at their respective positions this season?
MLB trade rumors and news: The managerial circus has begun
The World Series starts this week and we’ve got some big international signings to distract your from the lost Dinger Machine. Kris Jenner works hard but Derek Jeter works harder.
MLB trade rumors and news: Red Sox punch World Series ticket after knocking out Astros
Boston beats defending champs in 5 games and now awaits either Dodgers or Brewers.
Marlins acquire international signing pool money from Astros for two minor-leaguers
The Marlins’ pursuit of the Mesa brothers gets another boost.
Making the cases for 2018 AL Manager of the Year
Who has done the best job in leading their clubs this season?
Baseball needs to change how the playoffs work
With the Yankees on pace to win 100 games and be only a wild card in the AL, MLB has to look into fixing a flawed system when it comes to playoff qualifiers, playoff seedings and division winners
2018 MLB Trade Deadline Recap: AL West teams
A look back at what the Astros, Angels, Athletics, Mariners and Rangers did during the non-waiver deadline.
Astros acquire Martin Maldonado from Angels
With Brian McCann out until August, the Astros add a reigning Gold Glove winner from within the division.
MLB trade rumors and news: The Yankees state their case to land Manny Machado with ‘strong offer’
It is too early to call the Yankees the favorites, but their dialogue with the Orioles certainly means that they are at least strongly in the running.
Astros option Ken Giles to Triple-A
As he continues to battle through an unlucky 2018 season, Ken Giles will try to hit the reset button in Triple-A.
MLB trade rumors and news: Dodgers starting trade deadline season by acquiring pair of relievers from Reds
This move may lead to bigger deals for Los Angeles before July 31 deadline.
MLB trade rumors and news: Angels now need 3B help with Zack Cozart set for shoulder surgery
Halos more than likely to search for an upgrade on trade market.
MLB trade rumors and news: Phillies, Manny Machado speculation heats up after J.P. Crawford injury
Could Philadelphia land one of the best players in the game? That and more in today’s MLB trade rumors and news.
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