Rangers Included in Astros’ Leak

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Technology is usually a good thing, and the Houston Astros seem to be a forward-thinking organization, but technology backfired on them on Monday when months of intel was leaked to Deadspin.com after their central server of top-secret information, known as "Ground Control" was leaked to the website.

The leak included 10 months of discussion between the Astros and several teams and shed some light on potential moves the Astros nearly made, and in fact did make. The highlight of the leak was the Astros seemingly turning down a deal for Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton in a swap for super prospect George Springer and other young, key pieces.

The Rangers were included briefly in the leak as it revealed the Rangers and general manager Jon Daniels inquired about the possibility of dealing for Houston catcher Jason Castro, who had a breakout season in 2013 but has been less impressive in 2014.

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They also revealed that back in March, the Astros called Daniels to ask about acquiring Mitch Moreland and were told thanks, but no thanks.

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