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2018 Schedule
103-59, 1st in AL West
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2d

Astros acquire IF Diaz in trade with Blue Jays

The Astros, who could lose Marwin Gonzalez to free agency, acquired infielder Aledmys Diaz, who hit a career-high 18 homers last season, in a trade with the Blue Jays.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Bummer: Lance McCullers Jr. needs Tommy John surgery and will miss 2019. He has one of the game's best curveballs — 17.0 runs above average per FanGraphs, 8th best in MLB despite limited IP, in 2017-18 — and I always worry about lengthier recoveries for breaking-ball pitchers.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

2018 MVP finalists — NL: Colorado's Nolan Arenado, Chicago's Javy Baez and Milwaukee's Christian Yelich. AL: Boston's Mookie Betts, Los Angeles' Mike Trout and Cleveland's Jose Ramirez. J.D. Martinez and Alex Bregman highlight the notable omissions in a very deep American League field.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

2018 Cy Young finalists — AL: Tampa Bay's Blake Snell along with a pair of former winners in Houston's Justin Verlander and Cleveland's Corey Kluber. And in the NL, the all-NL East trio of New York's Jacob deGrom, Washington's Max Scherzer and Philadelphia's Aaron Nola.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Plenty of velocity from the starters in this Fall Stars Game. Nate Pearson (Blue Jays) routinely hit 100-plus and topped out at 104 in the first. Forrest Whitley (Astros) hit 100, but had some trouble locating his breaking pitches.

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19d

Astros decline injury-plagued McCann's option

The Astros have declined their $15 million club option for 2019 on catcher Brian McCann, who hit .212 with seven homers and 23 RBIs last season.

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21dDavid Purdum

Red Sox, Astros installed as 2019 co-favorites

The Red Sox and Astros, heading into an offseason that could see impactful free agents change teams and shake up the odds, have been installed by Las Vegas as co-favorites to win the 2019 World Series.

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.111st
Quality Starts1051st
WHIP1.101st
BAA.2171st
Runs7976th
Batting Average.2557th
On Base Percentage.3297th
Slugging Percentage.4258th