One of the great tasks for the Houston Astros this offseason will be to retain their most important pitcher… and the owner of the franchise is very clear about what he wants to do. Bolavip tells you the details.
Houston Astros aimed to win it all during the 2022 season of the Major League Baseball (MLB)And he achieve it: After an exciting duel against the Philadelphia Phillies, they were the champions of the 2022 World Series.
They got to this stage thanks to a group of pitchers who, from both the starters and the bullpen, performed at a superlative level. The best of them? As it should be, his ace: Justin Verlander had one of the best, if not the best, campaign of his career.
Allowing just 34 runs in 175 innings pitched, the former Detroit Tigers is a favorite to win the CY Young for the American League side, although he is still not sure if he will return next season with the champion team.
Astros owner updates Justin Verlander’s contract status
After missing nearly two seasons due to Tommy John surgery, Verlander had a campaign to rememberand that raises questions about his future with the Houston Astros, where he must decide whether or not to take the $25 million option he has for 2023.
Who is auspicious with respect to this is the owner of the franchise, Jim Cranewho at a press conference, together with Dusty Bakerclarified that the Astros “they are talking and they are working on it, and they will do their best to retain it“.
“We have a great relationship with him“, closed Crane, who with his team acquired Verlander from the Tigers in 2017. Since his arrival, he has started 102 games, with a record of 61-19, and won his first World Series game this season.