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Documents from the Houston Astros’ online database for the front office were leaked online Monday to Anonbin, bringing to light 10 months of multiple trade overtures and negotiations with other teams that included multiple Oklahoma City RedHawks and players with ties to Oklahoma.
Most of the inquiries led to nothing, but it put on display the inner workings of a Major League Baseball organization, especially one focused on a complete rebuild.
ESPN.com reported Monday that the Astros were reaching out to other teams and apologizing for the leak.
Most of the documents from Anonbin, a website where users can anonymously share hacked or leaked information, focused on the Astros’ efforts to trade right-handed pitcher Bud Norris last season. They eventually did to Baltimore, but not for their original target.
Houston asked for former Owasso standout Dylan Bundy in discussions, before the Orioles made him unavailable.
Current RedHawks catcher Max Stassi was also mentioned in trade talks during the offseason with the Athletics in a deal that would have included former Stillwater standout Brett Anderson. Stassi would also have been affected had the Astros traded current catcher Jason Castro, who was a major part of team’s inquiries.
Houston also balked at acquiring superstar Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins in a deal that would have included top prospects Carlos Correa and former RedHawk George Springer.
Here are other highlights from the leaked documents:
*The Royals expressed “mild” interest in Jimmy Paredes as an inventory type player on Oct. 17. Paredes eventually landed with Kansas City via waivers in February. Houston was left empty handed despite appearing to engage in negotiations the next few days for a trade.
*Toronto reached out on Oct. 18 about Castro, saying their No. 1 priority was to upgrade over J.P. Arencibia.
*The Rangers inquired about first baseman Jon Singleton, who opened the season with the RedHawks, and Castro, saying they were deep at pitching in the middle infield. They later said they were not interested yet in trading first baseman Mitch Moreland, but if they did they were interested in Stassi and Marwin Gonzalez.
*When the Marlins said a deal for Stanton would work only around Springer and Correa, general manager Jeff Luhnow countered with Delino DeShields Jr. and former RedHawk Jarred Cosart.
*The Colorado Rockies initially said they would trade Dexter Fowler to Houston for former RedHawks Jordan Lyles and Brett Obherholtzer, who has spent time in Oklahoma City and Houston this season. Fowler eventually went to Houston for Lyles and Brandon Barnes.