Astros Leaving No Stone Unturned As Deadline Approaches: Who Are They Hunting??

In a bid to bolster their roster for a potential postseason run, the Houston Astros are actively seeking pitching reinforcements and a left-handed bat before the trade deadline, according to The Athletic.

With key players succumbing to injuries, the Astros focus on acquiring pitching help stems from the loss of two significant arms in their rotation.

Both Luis Garcia and Lance McCullers Jr. are set to miss the remainder of the season after undergoing elbow surgery. Although the team anticipates the return of José Urquidy from his shoulder injury soon, they are keenly aware of the importance of having a reliable starter to maintain their edge.

Furthermore, Cristian Javier has been struggling to perform at his best this season, highlighting the urgency for additional depth in the pitching staff. Houston’s starting rotation, once considered a formidable force, now requires reinforcement to sustain their impressive run.

GM Dana Brown stressed the significance of addressing these needs to ensure the team’s success as we enter the stretch run of the season. 

In addition to their pitching concerns, the Astros are also eyeing a left-handed bat to enhance their offensive capabilities. The ongoing shoulder problems faced by Michael Brantley have brought this requirement to the forefront. T

he team seeks a strong hitter from the left side of the plate to balance their lineup and increase scoring opportunities.

Addressing the team’s hunt for a left-handed batter, Brown explained, “Michael’s health is a priority for us, and we want to ensure we have the necessary depth to support him and the entire lineup.”

Earlier reports had indicated that Houston is keen on making a mutually beneficial trade, where both teams involved can improve their rosters. As such, the Astros are reportedly willing to deal from their outfield surplus to secure the assets they require.

With the trade deadline approaching, the Astros front office is working diligently to explore potential trade options and find suitable candidates who can fill the void left by injuries and elevate the team’s chances of success in the postseason. 

What do you think the Astros should do at the trade deadline?

Do they currently have enough to win the World Series? Or are moves absolutely necessary?