Whoa, that escalated quickly.
might be going to the Astros... Gattis tuned. stay (@gondeee) January 14, 2015 gondeee
Gattis rumor came from a source I trust, though it might be premature & not fully informed.—
(@gondeee) January 14, 2015 gondeee
That's less than reassuring, but it does break up the monotony of the
But, things got VERY interesting after Bob Nightengale upped the ante on things.
No parameters have been discussed here. We're still early in the process and this trade seems to be
Still, Gattis to the Astros has been rumored for months. Earlier this winter, we learned that the Astros have been trying to acquire the slugger since last summer.
Gattis, 28, has four more years of team control left. The slugging catcher hit
What does this mean? Without knowing the rest of the deal, we're in the dark. It makes some sense from Houston's end to turn someone like Dexter Fowler into Gattis. If those are the two main components to the trade, it's a win for Houston. The Astros could plug Gattis into left field and set him up as a
That would allow Houston to play Jake Marisnick, a superior defender to Fowler, in center field next to George Springer in right.
Also, as Mark Bowman of MLB.com states here, the trade is far from complete.
UPDATE: Apparently, Gattis
Rival exec says trade agreement must be in place and commissioner’s office must be notified BEFORE team consents to player having physical.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 14, 2015
#Braves say they’re keeping their options open. We’ll see.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 14, 2015