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Astros appear to be hiring Dusty Baker as next manager

Morning news and notes for Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Divisional Round - Washington Nationals v Chicago Cubs - Game Three Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

• They haven’t made it official yet, but it looks like the 2020 Astros will be managed by Dusty Baker. Talk about a sentence that would have been inconceivable 3 months ago!

• Mitch Moreland will be spending another year in Boston.

• Wilmer Flores, who the Indians should have signed last offseason, is now one of the best free agents remaining. Will the Indians ever spend that Kluber money?

• The Cubs bought low on reliever Jeremy Jeffress.

• Wade LeBlanc has surfaced in Baltimore.

• FanGraphs analyzes Arizona’s Starling Marte acquisition.

• All 0 of you who are Mariners fans can click here for their 2020 ZiPS projections.