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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.