The Houston Chronicle’s Brian McTaggert reports Houston “have made multi-year offers to free-agent sluggers Carlos Lee and Alfonso Soriano and are in serious discussions about a deal with Woody Williams, according to a Major League Baseball official.” Count me amongst those eager to see the Astros paying Carlos Beltran money to someone who isn’t nearly the all-around ballplayer as Carlos Beltran.

Minnesota’s Johan Santana won the AL Cy Young Award earlier today, the left-hander (19-6, 2.77 ERA, 245 K’s) becoming the 14th pitcher to received the honor more than once in his career. The Yankees’ Chien-Ming Wang finished a distant second.

Bo Schembechler’s fave ballplayer, Sean Casey signed a one-year deal with the Tigers today.