The Astros seem to have added outfielder as a result of the winter meetings. On Monday evening, MLB Network Insider Ken Rosenthal reported that they were close to signing Michael Brantley a two-year deal, giving them yet another threat to their already dangerous lineup.
No one with the Astros was more agitated than pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. – mainly because the signing Brantley means that he probably will not have to square off against him for some time:
If so, then this is good news. This means that I get at least 1 year, 2020, where it is not a barrel of all my pitches. ???
– Lance McCullers Jr. (@ LMcCullers43) December 18, 2018
Every job interview & # 39; yuer will tell you that it's good to know your weaknesses, and sure enough, McCullers seems to know it. He held contactless Brantley during the regular season in 2018, but all the time, "Dr. Smooth» has its own number – .300 / .300 / .400 with a double in the 10 & # 39; plate appearance.
This figure includes the blooming extra-base hit April 26, 2017, that the receiver actually Brantley:
Brantley added an RBI single McCullers later in the day, and his three RBIs keys 7-6 victory for Indians.
Now, when the Astros could just find some way to solve McCullers problem with the Rangers shortstop Elvis AndrusIt will be all set.
Andrew Mearns writer for Cut4 which baseball obsession was born from the broken dreams of a perfect game Mike Mussina attempt in 2001. He has an amazing memory of the World Series emphasizes that barely functions as a party trick.
Players in this article:
- Michael Brantley
- Lance McCullers Jr.