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Astros Rumors: Houston talking to Carlos Correa about extension

The Astros and Carlos Correa have mutual interest in completing a deal. Carlos Correa has made it clear that he wants to play with the Houston Astros “for life.” But what has not been made clear, however, is how the Astros have felt about re-signing Correa. Until now. Speaking to reporters, Astros general manager James […] Astros Rumors: Houston talking to Carlos Correa about extension - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 25, 2021

St. Louis Cardinals: MLBPA rejects latest DH proposal

The MLBPA just declined a proposal to keep the DH in the National League in ’21. A Major League Baseball memo says that the MLB Players’ Association rejected a deal for the universal designated hitter, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reported. The fact that it is Jan. 25 and that there is no clarity on […] St. Louis Cardinals: MLBPA rejects latest DH proposal - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 25, 2021

Cardinals Rumors: St. Louis front office asks for patience

The Cardinals have done nothing this offseason. They are asking for patience. The theme of the St. Louis Cardinals’ offseason has been patience, and that has resulted in frustration amongst the fanbase. They are the only team that has not added to the major-league roster, either by trade or free agency. They have yet to […] Cardinals Rumors: St. Louis front office asks for patience - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 25, 2021

How the Cardinals plan to improve their offense in 2021

How can the St. Louis Cardinals expect their offense to improve? The St. Louis Cardinals need to upgrade their offense – and they do not have a lot of time to do so. There are holes to be filled in the outfield, second base and at catcher. Dylan Carlson and likely Harrison Bader are the […] How the Cardinals plan to improve their offense in 2021 - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 25, 2021

Houston Astros bullpen remains in precarious position

How can the Astros address the closer position? The Houston Astros were among the teams interested in free-agent reliever Brad Hand before he agreed to a one-year, $10.5 million deal with the Washington Nationals. The Astros still need a high-end reliever for the late innings. There are multiple options available such as Alex Colomé and […] Houston Astros bullpen remains in precarious position - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 23, 2021

Astros: Houston unlikely to make big moves in free agency

The Astros are likely done making big moves this winter. But why? The Houston Astros still have major needs on the roster such as identifying George Springer’s replacement in center field and finding a reliable arm to pitch the ninth inning. So, it was surprising to hear general manager James Click tell reporters that the […] Astros: Houston unlikely to make big moves in free agency - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 22, 2021

St. Louis Cardinals: Paul Goldschmidt ranked as top first baseman

Paul Goldschmidt is one of the first basemen in baseball. MLB Network recently listed their top 10 first basemen and listed St. Louis Cardinals slugger Paul Goldschmidt No. 2, with only National League MVP Freddie Freeman ranking ahead of him. Goldschmidt, 33, had a strong season in 2020, hitting .304/.417/.466. His power numbers were down […] St. Louis Cardinals: Paul Goldschmidt ranked as top first baseman - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 22, 2021

Carlos Correa wants to be on the Astros “for life”

The Houston Astros let George Springer hit the free-agent market this winter and is now gone on a six-year, $150 million deal with the Toronto Blue Jays. And if the Astros are not careful, the same could happen to Carlos Correa. Correa, of course, is scheduled to become a free agent next offseason. The Astros […] Carlos Correa wants to be on the Astros “for life” - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 22, 2021

Astros Rumors: Houston closely monitoring center field market

The Houston Astros continue to monitor the free-agent center fielder market, and have Jackie Bradley Jr. on their radar, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network. The New York Mets, Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies and Colorado Rockies are other possibilities. Entering the offseason, Bradley Jr. was the consensus No. 2 free-agent center fielder behind […] Astros Rumors: Houston closely monitoring center field market - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 20, 2021

Astros News: Houston re-signs outfielder Michael Brantley

On Wednesday morning, it was reported that Michael Brantley was signing a three-year deal with the Toronto Blue Jays. Those reports were quickly shut down and by Wednesday afternoon, he was re-signing with the Houston Astros on a two-year, $32 million deal, pending physical, as first reported by Mark Berman of Fox 26. It is […] Astros News: Houston re-signs outfielder Michael Brantley - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 20, 2021

St. Louis Cardinals: Matthew Liberatore among MLBs top prospects

MLB Pipeline recently released their Top 10 best left-handed pitching prospects and St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Matthew Liberatore was listed at No. 5. Liberatore, of course, was acquired by the Cardinals in a trade that sent Randy Arozarena, Jose Martinez and a Competitive Balance Round A selection. Liberatore, 21, was the No. 16 overall pick […] St. Louis Cardinals: Matthew Liberatore among MLBs top prospects - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 20, 2021

It’s official: George Springer leaves the Houston Astros

George Springer is no longer a Houston Astro. Springer is in agreement on a six-year, $150 million contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, as first reported by Jon Heyman of MLB Network. It’s a devastating loss for the Astros. Springer is a generational talent and one of the most important players in recent team history. […] It’s official: George Springer leaves the Houston Astros - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 19, 2021

Astros: George Springer could sign as early as this week

The market for free-agent outfielder George Springer has been a two-horse race for most of the offseason, with the New York Mets and Toronto Blue Jays being the prime contenders. The Houston Astros, while interested, are seemingly no longer in the mix to sign their homegrown star. There is buzz that Springer could sign as […] Astros: George Springer could sign as early as this week - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 18, 2021

Cardinals: What kind of deal could Kolten Wong land in free agency?

Now that D.J. LeMahieu has re-signed with the New York Yankees, the free-agent second base market is now expected to come into focus. And one of the top options available, Kolten Wong, is in play for the St. Louis Cardinals. Wong, of course, had his $12.5 million club option declined by the Cardinals earlier this […] Cardinals: What kind of deal could Kolten Wong land in free agency? - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 18, 2021

St. Louis Cardinals: Evaluating Yadier Molina’s free-agent market

With catcher Kurt Suzuki signing a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels, and free-agent catcher J.T. Realmuto looking increasingly likely to return to the Philadelphia Phillies, the market for Yadier Molina is coming into focus. Earlier this offseason, Molina revealed that the New York Mets, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres and Angels had […] St. Louis Cardinals: Evaluating Yadier Molina’s free-agent market - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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