Jose Urquidi’s absence marks the depth of the Houston Astros pitching squad

If not for Marathon’s 18 innings against the Seattle Mariners in Game 3 of the American League Series, Luis GarcĂ­a and Jose Urquidi would have lost the field in the first round of the postseason. The success of the Houston Astros off the top of the rotation has coach Dusty Baker and pitching coach Josh … Read more

Willson Contreras to decline the qualified offer from Chicago Cubs, to become a free agent

Chicago Cubs’ Wilson Contreras waves to the crowd after a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, … [+] Sunday, October 2, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty) Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved Like it or not, Cubs fans may finally have a definitive sense of Willson Contreras’ farewell tour. After earning a … Read more