This winter market is beginning to take shape, and although many deals have not been made, several teams have begun to look like the clearest ones to sign up to certain free agents. Now, the Houston Astros pretend to be the main candidates to take Nathan Eovaldi.
#Astros showing continued interest in free agent Nathan Eovaldi, sources say. He is the second best pitcher ever from Alvin, Texas. And if Eovaldi signs with Houston, No. 1 on that list will watch him pitch from a seat behind home plate. . . @MLBNetwork @MLB
– Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi)
November 28, 2018
According to Jon Morosi of MLB.com, the 2017 World Series champions are showing great interest in acquiring the pitcher, who had a great second half of the season with the Boston Red Sox.
It is quite likely that Eovaldi wants to sign with the Astros, since the pitcher is practically a local, because it is originally from Alvin, Texas; Village that is only 40 minutes from the Minute Maid Park, the Astros stadium.
Alvin, Texas also turns out to be the home of Hall of Fame member Nolan Ryan, who currently works as a special adviser to the Houston Astros, who could also play a role in convincing his countryman to go to Houston with the team of the city