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Friday, July 29, 2011

Astros’ failure to launch no reason to deal

A contrarian view from David Schoenfield as the trade deadline approaches:

It all fell apart for the Houston Astros on … well, on Opening Day.

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This has led to speculation that the club is shopping around two of its three best players, All-Star right fielder Hunter Pence and lefty starter Wandy Rodriguez. The Astros, after all, have little talent on the big-league roster and a farm system widely considered one of the most barren in the majors. They may as trade a couple of their few valuable assets, get a slew of prospects and start over under new owner Jim Crane, who will soon take over the club. (By the way, for those who think baseball is struggling, Crane purchased the Astros for $680 million, the second-largest sale in major league history.)

Joe Kehoskie Posted: July 29, 2011 at 05:56 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: astros, rumors

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   1. cabintwelve Posted: July 29, 2011 at 09:50 AM (#3888107)
I think he should hold his cards.

First off … it’s Ed Wade!


Hard to argue with that.
   2. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 29, 2011 at 01:35 PM (#3888147)
I think the Astros could get more for both guys in the offseason.


Wasn't there a study that showed teams tend to get a bit more in-season than off-season? On the one hand, teams are more desperate, but on the other hand, more teams are in play in the off-season. But with Pence and Wandy being signed for several years, I can see teams not in it this year getting in on the bidding as well.
   3. TerpNats Posted: July 29, 2011 at 04:53 PM (#3888294)
But with Pence and Wandy being signed for several years, I can see teams not in it this year getting in on the bidding as well.
When does Bourn's contract expire? The Nationals are desperate for a leadoff man, and while B.J. Upton is younger and has more upside, Bourn may come more cheaply.

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