Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Winter Meetings: Day 2

Here's what has happened on Day 2 at the Winter Meetings (all items below have at least something to do with the Astros)...

7:16pm: Houston has interest in Joba Chamberlain

6:38pm: The Astros are "one of a handful" of teams who have talked to Grady Sizemore.

5:57pm: Free agent starting pitcher Jason Hammel - who is looking for a one-year deal - has interested from four teams. The Astros aren't listed in the link, but he might fit their off-season plan.

5:17pm: Jose Veras is also a possibility for Houston, says Jon Heyman

3:31pm: Jesse Crain said "it would be fun" to play in Houston

3:00pm: Astros are pursuing outfielder Mike Morse - who wants $7-8m in a one-year deal.

2:00pm: Astros one of six teams interested in reliever Chad Gaudin

1:59pm: Yep. Three-team trade between Chicago, Arizona, LA is complete.

1:38pm: The Phillies would want "2-3 players" in return for Domonic Brown.

1:37pm: The Royals still might trade Billy Butler

1:35pm: Rangers, Mariners, and Orioles are the teams Stark lists as "still involved" in Nelson Cruz talks.

12:42pm: Looks like that three-team deal is about to happen and the Angels are going to get better (boo).

12:17pm: An AL GM doesn't see the White Sox trading Chris Sale.

12:15pm: Comcast says the Astros aren't willing to put CSN Houston's best interests ahead of their own.

11:55am: Bo Porter arrived at the Winter Meetings

11:27am: The White Sox, Diamondbacks, and Angels are all in preliminary stages of the deal.

11:19am: The Pirates are resuming talks about acquiring James Loney

11:08am: Talks between the Cubs and Nationals about Storen are dead.

10:50am: The White Sox, Diamondbacks, and Angels are working on a three-team deal that would send Mark Trumbo to Arizona, Adam Eaton to Chicago, and Hector Santiago and Tyler Skaggs to Los Angeles.

10:29am: Washington is shopping Drew Storen and Tyler Clippard, with Clippard drawing "more interest," but Washington would have to be blown away by an offer.