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Houston Astros News: January 30, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Monday, January 30, 2017.

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Houston Astros News

Martes, Tucker among five Astros prospects included in's Top 100 prospects
The Houston Astros' prospect talent was on full display Saturday night as released its list of the top 100 prospects heading into the 2017 season.

Trade Retrospective: Astros trade Hunter Pence to the Phillies - Beyond the Box Score
Midway through 2011, the Astros got a nice prospect package for Pence, while the Phillies got a big upgrade in the outfield.

What should the Houston Astros expect from Josh Reddick
The acquisitions of Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran got all the attention, but the Astros gave the most money to Josh Reddick? What should fans expect?

MLB News

Texas Rangers rumors: Mike Napoli wants two year contract, per Bowden - Lone Star Ball
Jim Bowden says Mike Napoli wants a two year deal, while the Rangers are only willing to go one year

The Blue Jays have discussed a trade involving David Robertson with the White Sox - Bluebird Banter
Toronto could add to their bullpen depth with David Robertson.

Where has the old Billy Beane gone? - Athletics Nation
The Oakland A’s used to be bold, innovative, and entertaining. Now they’re the opposite of those things.

Remember when people were obsessed with Rob Refsnyder? - Pinstripe Alley
What was once a burning passion has now settled down to a simmer.

Royals sign Brandon Moss to two-year deal - Royals Review
The slugger could serve as a DH in the lineup.