UPDATE 3:04 p.m. CT:
The non-waiver trade deadline has come and gone. It looks like the Astros, for the moment, are just going to acquire Liriano. There is still the waiver trade deadline at the end of August. A player has to pass through waivers in order to be traded. Deals do get done in August (See Larry Anderson for Jeff Bagwell).
Let us know what you think of the move Jeff Luhnow made.
UPDATE 2:30 p.m. CT:
UPDATE 2:05 p.m. CT:
Can confirm NYY gets Sonny Gray & $1.5 int'l slot money for Jorge Mateo, Dustin Fowler & James Kaprielian. 1st: @JackCurryYES & @JeffPassan— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) July 31, 2017
UPDATE 2:00 p.m. CT:
UPDATE 12:34 p.m. CT:
#BlueJays have agreed to trade Francisco Liriano to #Astros, source confirms @ShiDavidi report. @MLB @MLBNetwork— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 31, 2017
UPDATE 12:27 p.m. CT:
#BlueJays and #Astros deal for Francisco Liriano is pending a physical. Sounds like an outfielder in coming back in return— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) July 31, 2017
Francisco Liriano has a 5.88 ERA this season. His FIP and xFIP indicate some postive regression. A move to the bullpen would benefit him further. He will be a free agent after the season.Sources: #Astros talking to #BlueJays about Liriano. HOU also working on other things. Likely would use Liriano as reliever if deal happens.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2017
Zach Britton has only pitched 19 innings so far this season, due to injury. He has a 3.32 FIP, which is right around his career average. He'll be controllable for one more year through arbitration. He's making $11.4M this year.Hearing @Orioles def looking to move Britton. @Astros front-runners now? @Indians not likely @Astros Top 30: https://t.co/4vK54Uxvjg— Jonathan Mayo (@JonathanMayo) July 31, 2017
For those who had an NES and reading this right now, do you remember RBI Baseball? This is a good write up by Jeff Passan talking about his appreciation for RBI Baseball's version of Tim Raines.