Well a happy Monday morning to everyone. Here is your latest Houston Astros rumor:
Breaking news -Cubs close to completing trade for Houston CF Dexter Fowler .
— Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) January 19, 2015
Not exactly surprising that we're hearing rumors about Dexter Fowler being moved. With the Astros acquiring Evan Gattis for a trio of prospects from the Atlanta Braves, the Astros have a bit of a crunch in the outfield. You would expect that the Astros would want a major lea...
Well there ya go. Coincidentally, one of our writers mentioned that a friend told him he though he saw Fowler on a plan to California and wondered if he was being traded somewhere out west. The Midwest is close enough.
And here's Susan Slusser
I presume the #Astros are getting more, too. I just know that Dan Straily is one of the players they are getting.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) January 19, 2015
Source: Luis Valbuena going to Astros along with Dan Straily in deal for Dexter Fowler.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 19, 2015
#Astros officially acquire IF Luis Valbuena and RHP Dan Straily from the Cubs in exchange for OF Dexter Fowler.— Houston Astros (@astros) January 19, 2015
And there it is. Woo! I'm spent.