The Houston Astros would do something to enhance (however they gained’t try this).
Bob Nightengale of USA Right now Sports activities wrote in his column Sunday that the Houston Astros don’t plan to maneuver All-Star right-hander Framber Valdez this winter. However Nightengale does notice that the Astros are at the least listening to presents and that over 5 groups have already checked in on Valdez.
The 30-year-old has made the AL All-Star workforce in back-to-back years and is the perfect arm in Houston’s rotation together with Justin Verlander. In 2023, Valdez was 12-11 with a 3.45 ERA and 200 strikeouts over 31 begins.
With Valdez seeing a big wage improve in 2023 (from $3 million to $6.8 million) and now in line for additional bumps throughout his upcoming remaining two seasons of arbitration eligibility, he has been rumored as a doable commerce candidate for the Astros. However for now, it feels like Houston is content material with merely gauging Valdez’s commerce worth (with perhaps more openness to buying and selling this greater identify as a substitute).