• Astros’ lure to free agents: ‘You can be the guy’

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Nov 13, 2013
    Player agents know that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel for the Astros. Agents know the Astros are willing to spend, and they feel just as the club does that the team will soon be on an upswing. The Astros and Mets weren’t a fit when it came to Ike Davis trade discussions, a baseball source told the Chronicle on Wednesday. The bottom line is that the Astros want to add a bat, and they’re open to doing so at first base or in the outfield. An agent acknowledged that Houston could end up being a destination spot for players who boil down to reclamation projects, guys who might slip through the cracks until late in the offseason and need a chance to re-establish their careers.
    Source: chron.com
    • Astros eye bat but don’t fit with Mets on Ike Davis

      ORLANDO, Fla. — The Astros and Mets weren’t a fit when it came to Ike Davis trade discussions, a baseball source told the Chronicle on Wednesday. Davis, who turns 27 in March, hit 32 home runs for the Mets in 2012, but he strikes out a lot and has a lif…
      Source: chron.com

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