Luhnow won't be left in cold if he can't find heat for Astros - Houston Chronicle
If the Astros acquire a reliever who becomes their closer - someone who becomes clearly their best high-leverage, typical ninth-inning option - it's not because Luke Gregerson was a problem for them.
MLB hot stove: Which team is John Lackey's new suitor? Which outfielder are Seattle Mariners chasing? | NJ.com
All the news and rumors you need to know this morning
Ken Johnson, Only Loser of 9-Inning No-Hitter, Dies at 82 - The New York Times
The Houston Colt .45s pitcher threw a brilliant game against the Cincinnati Reds on April 23, 1964, only to lose in the ninth.
Whiff of Suspicion Keeps the Hall of Fame Far Away - The New York Times
Even with changes to the voting bloc, which might increase the chances of some athletes with tainted histories, the threshold of 75 percent for induction remains a daunting standard.
Maybe Robinson Cano is perfectly happy on the Mariners after all - SBNation.com
Tuesday's Say Hey, Baseball includes the Cano rumblings out of Seattle, Aroldis Chapman's price tag and the new Dodgers manager.
Robinson Cano should've gotten an opt-out clause - MLB Daily Dish
Ten years is a long time to play anywhere, and I bet Cano is kicking himself that he didn't insist on building a way out into his contract.
An early look at next year's free agent class and how it will affect this offseason - Beyond the Box Score
Next year's free agent class appears to be a barren wasteland of high-end talent. As a result, teams with money may spend big in free agency this offseason.
Mariners rumors: Team working to acquire Marcell Ozuna - MLB Daily Dish
The Mariners are reportedly discussing a deal with the Marlins that would send Marcell Ozuna to Seattle.
Outdated Hall of Fame voting rules likely to hurt Jim Edmonds - Viva El Birdos
Jim Edmonds is on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time this year. He had a great career and deserves induction, but current rules risk him falling off the ballot entirely.