• MLB rumors: Justin Verlander wants three years, Astros don’t; Dodgers may shift infield to fit star shortstop
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    MLB rumors: Justin Verlander wants three years, Astros don’t; Dodgers may shift infield to fit star shortstop

    We’re now into December, and the Winter Meetings are just around the bend. In terms of free agents and trade candidates, all the major names remain on the board, but that could change in the coming days. Given that assumed momentum, it’s time to check in on the daily supply of MLB rumors. Let’s do that now.  Astros’ reluctance may open up Verlander market It figures that the incumbent Houston Astros would have the edge when it comes to signing free agent ace and reigning AL Cy Young winner Justin Verlander, but Jon Heyman writes that the Astros’ reluctance to offer the 39-year-old a third guaranteed year may be allowing…

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