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Houston Astros News: December 8, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Thursday, December 8, 2016.

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Astros News

Astros discuss deal for Jose Quintana, but White Sox want a haul - Houston Chronicle
If this year's winter meetings have taught us anything, it's that the Chicago White Sox are all-in on their commitment to rebuild. In a span of two days, they've parted with ace Chris Sale and outfielder Adam Eaton to transform their farm system into one of the industry's best.

Francis Martes should debut for Astros at some point in 2017 - Houston Chronicle
Two seasons ago, Lance McCullers began his year in Class AA but by mid-May found himself pitching for the Astros.

Astros rumors: Houston interested in Jose Quintana - MLB Daily Dish
Assuming the pitching staff is on the trading block, the White Sox have at least one suitor for their incumbent ace.

Beltran Returns to Astros | Houston Press
Carlos Beltran had a magical three months with the Houston Astros in 2004, but he's been hated ever since after signing as a free agent with the New...

MLB News

Ranking the starting pitchers your team can trade for -
Your ultimate guide to trading for a starting pitcher in a pitcher-starved offseason.

Aroldis Chapman signs reported 5-year, $86 million deal with Yankees -
Devastating closer Aroldis Chapman has cashed in on the free agent market, returning to the Yankees for a reported $86 million.

Nationals acquire Adam Eaton from White Sox -
The Nationals got outfielder Adam Eaton from the White Sox, with 3 minor league pitchers headed to Chicago.

If the Rockies signed Ian Desmond to play 1st base, it’s a horrible waste -
The Rockies might have paid premium shortstop prices for a hitter who’s good for a shortstop. They better have another plan.

MLB Draft 2017: What is the 11th overall pick worth to the Rockies? - Purple Row
Signing a premium free agent like Ian Desmond will cost the Rockies their first round pick. Is it worth it?