Astros Release Statement On Leaked Information

Ike Davis, Daniel Murphy

6:00 PM

Below is the official statement issued by the Houston Astros.

Last month, we were made aware that proprietary information held on Astros’ servers and in Astros’ applications had been illegally obtained. Upon learning of the security breach, we immediately notified MLB security who, in turn, notified the FBI.  Since that time, we have been working closely with MLB security and the FBI to the determine the party, or parties, responsible.  This information was illegally obtained and published, and we intend to prosecute those involved to the fullest extent.

“It is unfortunate and extremely disappointing that an outside source has illegally obtained confidential information.  While it does appear that some of the content released was based on trade conversations, a portion of the material was embellished or completely fabricated.” 

2:45 PM

Adam Rubin of ESPN adds to the report that there were talks during the Spring regarding Ike Davis.  Apparently the Mets were approached by the Astros who inquired about a Davis for Lucas Harrell and Alex Sogard deal that the Mets rejected.

2:39 PM

Over the last hour or so, Twitter has essentially blown up in reference to a leak on the site “Deadspin” regarding discussions the Houston Astros have had with other teams about possible trades.  It covers a span of over 10 months with some real interesting information on it.

The first New York entry is from Nov. 8, 2013, recapping a reported conversation between Astros assistant GM David Stearns and Mets assistant GM John Ricco.

“[Ricco] said that they have some pressure to get better next year but have some payroll flexibility to help them do that,” the entry states. “They are looking for corner OF help, a veteran starter, and a little bullpen help. Overall they’re looking to incrementally upgrade where they can.”

One entry that is dated December 16, 2013 shows dialogue between Paul DePodesta and Jeff Luchnow speaking of the inclusion of Jonathan Villar in a trade involving Daniel Murphy.

There isn’t much more to it other than that, or who else might be asked for in a deal, but it is interesting to see the inner-workings of a General Manager.  The rest of the article can be read by clicking here.

Murphy is having himself a good season making it almost certain that he doesn’t remain with the Mets by end of the 2015 season, unless a long-term extension can be agreed upon.

Villar is struggling in 2014, batting just .200 with six home runs and 22 RBI.

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