Outfielder Jake Marisnick was acquired by the New York Mets from the Houston Astros on Thursday for two prospects — left-hander Blake Taylor and outfielder Kenedy Corona. Former Gold Glover Juan Lagares played 125 games in center for New York last season and became a free agent. In parts of seven years with the Astros and Marlins, he’s hit .227 in 685 games.
Posted: December 5, 2019, 10:24 pm
As the Cubs look to retool their roster and improve a depleted farm system, it’s evident a member of the team’s core position player group may get traded this offseason. Thursday, The Athletic’s Patrick Mooney and Sahadev Sharma (subscription required) reported the Astros “went into this offseason” with interest in Contreras. Majority of Houston’s core position players are under contract for 2020 – like the Cubs – though the Astros currently lack a catcher.
Posted: December 5, 2019, 5:43 pm
Mets acquire Jake Marisnick from Astros The New York Mets first move since the announcement that the Wilpons will sell the team was … underwhelming. New York reportedly traded two prospects in exchange for Houston Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick on Thursday, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.
Posted: December 5, 2019, 4:57 pm
J.D. Davis maintains he was not aware of any electronic sign stealing by the Astros in 2017, when he made his major league debut with Houston. ”I wish I would have known because I batted only like .180, .200 or something like that,” he said Wednesday after playing the elf during the New York Mets’ holiday party for children. A third-round pick by Houston in the 2014 amateur draft, Davis played his first big league game on Aug. 5, 2017, and hit .226 with four homers and seven RBIs in 62 at-bats.
Posted: December 5, 2019, 12:29 am