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The Crawfish Boxes Dec 6, 2022
Are the Astros Better Off Without Justin Verlander

Are the Astros Better Off Without Justin Verlander

Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports We’ll miss him, but is there a better way to spend money to improve the team? Editor’s note: This is a guest post written by TCB member Daniel May. On December 5, 2022, the Mets and Justin Verlander agreed to a contract worth $86 million over two years, with a third-year option. Justin Verlander is undoubtedly one of the best pitchers of his generation. With three Cy Young awards to his name and a plethora of other accolades, you’d have to be brain-dead or a jealous ex-lover not to accept that he’s a first-ballot hall of fame. While...
Detroit Free Press Dec 5, 2022
Justin Verlander joins New York Mets on big-money deal, rejoins ex-Tigers ace Max Scherzer

Justin Verlander joins New York Mets on big-money deal, rejoins ex-Tigers ace Max Scherzer

Three-time Cy Young award winner Justin Verlander leaves World Series champion Astros for a two-year, $86 million contract with the Mets.       
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Why adding another starting pitcher to the Astros’ puzzle is not a crazy thing

Why adding another starting pitcher to the Astros’ puzzle is not a crazy thing

Photo by Bob Levey/ With Justin Verlander gone, let’s go check a few free-agent names as well! (Editor’s note: This article covers much of the same territory as the one published by Clack yesterday. However, it was written before Clack’s was published. We publish this article for the sake of editorial diversity.) Can the Astros live without Justin Verlander? Short answer: Yes, they can! But in a bit longer explanation, in my opinion, they need someone to back them up in the rotation. As owner Jim Crane recently said, you can never have enough pitching – and the...
Call to the Pen Dec 6, 2022

Houston Astros: 3 replacements for Justin Verlander

The Houston Astros might have a potential opening in their starting rotation following the news that Justin Verlander signed a contract with the New York Mets in free agency. This leaves Houston without an established ace or a long-term No.1 starter or does it? Houston Astros: Three Replacements for  Justin Verlander I don’t care what […] Houston Astros: 3 replacements for Justin Verlander - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
New York Post Dec 5, 2022
Justin Verlander ‘blown away’ by Mets’ commitment to winning: Ben Verlander

Justin Verlander ‘blown away’ by Mets’ commitment to winning: Ben Verlander

Justin Verlander won the 2022 World Series as a member of the Houston Astros, but the Mets sold him on their own vision of a title.

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