We often hear rumors around this time of year, saying that Team A is in on Player B. Sometimes those rumors include more details, such as certain prospect names. Most of the time, we don't really know the full story, and the majority of rumors never amount to anything. It's rare that we get complete information on trades. But that's what we have today.
Deadspin posted some hacked information from the Houston Astros, who apparently keep a database with every discussion they've had involving trades. The discussions include last summer's Bud Norris trade talks, and feature several conversations with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The big thing here is that the Pirates were willing to deal Luis Heredia and their compensation pick this year (who ended up being Trey Supak) in exchange for Norris. The Astros turned it down, wanting Tyler Glasnow in exchange.
The Astros were also looking for Gregory Polanco, although Huntington said he wouldn't include Polanco in any Norris deal. It seemed that...
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