Verducci: The Astros' McCullers Jr. Extension Shows that Clubs Are Valuing Inning Quality Over Quantity

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The Astros recently signed pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. to an $85 million extension; this might come as a surprise as McCullers has not yet pitched 130 innings in a season. However, the innings that McCullers pitches are extremely effective for the Astros defense. Sports Illustrated senior writer Tom Verducci shares the Astros thought process behind the signing of Lance McCullers Jr. to an $85 million extension.