The Astros have been relatively quiet this Winter Meetings as the big fish have been reeled in by other teams. Wednesday brought a plethora of news surrounding the Astros.
Ken Giles, future Astro?
The rumor that started this morning appears to have moved out of rumor stage to an imminent trade. Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia has been breaking down what the possible parts for a deal would be: Vincent Velasquez or Brett Oberholtzer.
Source on Giles to Houston trade: "It's close but not done."— Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) December 10, 2015
Source: Astros and Phillies very close on Ken Giles trade.
— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) December 10, 2015
Source: Astros and Phillies very close on Ken Giles trade.— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) December 10, 2015
Astros still looking at Kazmir
USA Today's Bob Nightengale stated the Astros are looking to bring back Scott Kazmir.
Astros to take Gallardo from Rangers?
Houston Chronicle's Evan Drellich is reporting that sources believe the Astros are interested in the Rangers' right-hander.
Astros interested in free agent starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo https://t.co/B8xaaKpVVF— ChronAstros (@ChronAstros) December 9, 2015
Sipp back in the fold, maybe
Along with Giles, the Astros are apparently hoping to get the services of Tony Sipp back. Sipp would be the Astros only left-handed option in the bullpen with Oliver Perez heading to Washington this past week.
Sources: #Astros pursuing relievers in addition to Giles. Among them: Free-agent LHP Tony Sipp.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 10, 2015
Desmond an option?
Houston Chronicle's Evan Drellich breaks down an out-of-the-box move of Ian Desmond to Houston.
Ian Desmond may not fill immediate need for Astros, but still could be a free agency fit https://t.co/5M3DdXKHuF— ChronAstros (@ChronAstros) December 9, 2015