Originally written on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 10/20/14
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I'm not sure if the Astros are ever going to stop trading this summer. Today, they've dealt third baseman Chris Johnson to the Diamondbacks (who just traded their third baseman, Ryan Roberts, to Tampa Bay) in exchange for prospects Bobby Borchering and Marc Krauss. The news was first reported by Brian McTaggart of MLB.com. Johnson is a guy who has just never been able to put it all together and reach star potential for Houston. In 304 career games, the 27-year old has just a .735 OPS with only 26 homers and nine stolen bases. His career walk rate is under 5%, and his career strikeout rate is a hair under 25%. He is a career -38 DRS at third base, and has a career -31.1 UZR at the position. I'm not sure if he'll be *any* sort of an upgrade for the Diamondbacks over Roberts, who they kicked to the curb after a stellar 2011 season. Johnson was a fourth round pick in the 2006 draft by the Astros. Meanwhile, the package heading back to Houston in the deal is way b...
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