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Houston Astros News: December 5, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Monday, December 5, 2016.

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Astros News

Rumblings: Fowler, Jays, Cards, Astros, Rangers, Nathan, Salty - MLB Trade Rumors

Astros continue aggressive offseason with signing of Carlos Beltran
Veteran Carlos Beltran is staying in Texas, but headed to Houston. The addition of Beltran comes on the heels of Houston acquiring catcher Brian McCann in a trade with the New York Yankees and signing Josh Reddick to a four-year contract.

Carlos Beltran Signing Puts Astros One Step Away from AL Favorites | Bleacher Report
The latest Houston Astros news, trade rumors, scores, live coverage, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

Carlos Beltran agrees to one-year, $16 million deal with Houston Astros
Carlos Beltran has agreed to a one-year deal worth $16 million with the Astros that also includes a full no-trade clause.

Stokke: Astros Learning From Past Mistakes
After making an unexpected run to the playoffs in 2015, the Houston Astros had a quiet offseason, making only one significant...

MLB News

Andrew McCutchen will be traded, and other Winter Meetings predictions - SBNation.com
Who will win the offseason? Who will make the moves to win the season that actually matters? It’s your 2016 Winter Meetings preview.

Nationals trying to trade for both Andrew McCutchen and Chris Sale - Bucs Dugout
In case you missed your daily dose of Andrew McCutchen rumors, the Nationals are trying to trade for both McCutchen and Chris Sale, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. It isn’t news that the...

Bud Selig and John Schuerholz elected to baseball Hall of Fame - SBNation.com
Former commissioner and Brewers owner Bud Selig and former Braves and Royals executive John Schuerholz will be inducted into Cooperstown on July 30, 2017.

Minor league baseball players deserve a fair salary - Bless You Boys
New CBA again leaves many minor league players making less than the minimum wage.

Shohei Otani might come to MLB as early as 2018 - SBNation.com
Japanese superstar Shohei Otani will play one more year for Nippon in the Central League, and then potentially be posted to MLB per a report from Sponichi in Japan.