BOHLS: WHAT ASTROS LOST BY PASSING ON BIG TRADES
One thumbs-up, one down for Texas teams’ approach at trade deadline.
While I got ya, here are nine things and one crazy prediction:
1. The Houston Astros blew it. Big-time. They have won at a record clip this season, but they clearly lost at Monday’s trade deadline when they could do no better than acquire veteran arm Francisco Liriano. While the New York Yankees went out and obtained ace Sonny Gray without giving up either of their top two prospects and the Los Angeles Dodgers swung big and landed Yu Darvish, Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow could reel in only a small fish because he refused to part with highly rated minor-league outfielders Kyle Tucker and Derek Fisher. At best, Liriano is just left-handed help for a vulnerable bullpen, which could really diminish the Astros’ chances of winning their first World Series. Dallas Keuchel is hardly back to form, and No. 2 Lance McCullers