Details have emerged on the failed deals and the consensus is pretty simple among insiders: the Astros got too attached to their prospects.

“The explanation for the Astros coming up empty is more about their longstanding stance on their top prospects, others insist,” Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported. “They just weren’t willing to surrender their top prospects in some cases, rival execs said. ‘The Astros had the (young) players to make a deal,’ said one other rival […]

Baseball Hall of Fame induction: Jeff Bagwell thanks Craig Biggio, Astros fans

Jeff Bagwell thanked plenty of people Sunday during his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame, from his family to former coaches. Oakland was reportedly playing hardball early in the process, demanding both Clint Frazier and Gleyber Torres from the Yankees. But the A’s stance softened, which allowed a deal to get done before the […]

Stanley Cup playoffs three stars: Capitals rally past Penguins to stay alive

Just when it looked like the Capitals were headed for another disappointing exit from the Stanley Cup playoffs, they showed signs of life. The Capitals scored three times in the third period for a 4-2 win over the Penguins to stave off elimination in their second-round playoff series. Patterson, 59, is a Wisconsin native who […]

Lightning GM swings big trade to land stud defenseman Sergachev

There were many reasons why the Lightning traded rising star Jonathan Drouin to the Canadiens on Thursday; however, Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman stood firm in saying that above all else, the deal centered around the ability to acquire 18-year-old stud defenseman Mikhail Sergachev. “Ultimately we made the trade because we were looking to acquire […]

NBA All-Star Game 2017: Voting revealed, but Russell Westbrook not among starters

Although the NBA changed voting rules for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game, the polling continues to be a popularity contest. Despite averaging a triple-double, Thunder guard and MVP favorite Russell Westbrook wasn’t named one of the Western Conference’s starters for next month’s All-Star Game in New Orleans. Then there’s Jeremy Lin, who has only played […]

Paul Millsap, the subject of trade rumors earlier in the day, went off with 32 points and 13 rebounds.

LaMarcus Aldridge led the Spurs with 27 points and 13 rebounds. Pacers big man Myles Turner recorded his fifth double-double of the season in a 117-104 win over the Magic. The second-year player out of Texas scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Indiana improved to 17-18. Three different Pistons scored more than 20 […]