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Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Tuesday, January 10, 2017.

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Jake Buchanan reflects on being part of Chicago Cubs' title - Sports - Gaston Gazette - Gastonia, NC
The former North Gaston standout was not on the Cubs' active roster for the postseason, but he did start for Chicago in September

These five arbitration-eligible stars are deserving of massive contract extensions. | Sports on Earth
Hot Stove season has been a little quiet so far in 2017, but negotiations with arbitration-eligible stars are right around the corner. With that said, these five stars' teams should be working tirelessly to sign them to massive contract extensions.

On the anniversary of their worst trade, here are the O's five most notable deals - BaltimoreBaseball.com
In preparing for a speech Monday night about the Orioles and Major League Baseball, I decided to flip through the book I wrote in 2015.

Astros have the need and resources for Jose Quintana
On yesterday's Talking Stros, we mostly talked about whether or not the Astros rotation could use a pitcher like Jose Quintana. The answer could be yes.

Ex-Astro Colby Rasmus agrees to deal with Tampa Bay Rays - Houston Chronicle
Colby Rasmus will try to recapture his old form with the help of one of his former hitting coaches.

MLB News

Max Scherzer has stress fracture, won’t pitch in World Baseball Classic - SBNation.com
Tuesday’s Say Hey, Baseball includes Max Scherzer’s hand injury, Dan Duquette walking back his comments, and a "Dream Series" for diversity.

How did the Phillies’ top targets sink to their level? - The Good Phight
The Phillies know they’re not shopping for their last piece.

The Karns trade is about extending the window, but at the expense of 2017 - Royals Review
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

The Giants shouldn’t have a left field platoon - McCovey Chronicles
Mac Williamson should start. Jarrett Parker should be the fourth outfielder. There is evidence.

Jordy Mercer, weird extension candidate - Bucs Dugout
As we’ve noted elsewhere in this space, the Pirates have discussed the possibility of an extension with Jordy Mercer. It doesn’t look like talks have been extensive, and it doesn’t look like a deal...