Odds & Ends: Astros, Acta, Soria

Let's take one final look around the web as the Yankees and Angels battle in the Bronx:

  • Astros General Manager Ed Wade confirmed to MLB.com's Brian McTaggart that the club made an offer to Manny Acta to become their next skipper before he took the same position with the Indians.  Sources tell McTaggart that Houston offered two years plus a one-year option whereas Cleveland was willing to give Acta three years in addition to a one-year option.  
  • Striking out on Acta makes this a very bad day for the Astros according to Richard Justice of the Houston Chronicle.
  • Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer isn't so sure that the Indians made the right move in tabbing the former Nats skipper as their new manager.
  • Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star implores the Royals to put emotion aside and consider dealing closer Joakim Soria.  This past season the 25-year-old posted an ERA of 2.21 with 11.7 K/9.

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