*Evan Drellich writes that the Astros' payroll doesn't measure up to Houston's market size.
Dodgers and astros have seemed most active on chapman. Word recently was houston and cincy were having hard time matching up— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 7, 2015
*Drellich, who has been busy!, writes about Lance McCullers and Aroldis Chapman.
*Cincinnati execs are confident they'll move Chapman this week.
*In ESPN's Winter Meetings preview, David Schoenfield predicts that the Astros will land both Aroldis Chapman and Chris Davis, which would then allow the Astros to "trade prospect A.J. Reed for a young, controllable starting pitcher." /apoplexy
*When the A's played the Astros in September, A's players recruited Scott Kazmir to come back to Oakland this offseason.
*Tyler Kepner writes about Billy Wagner's HOF credentials.