Over the past week, the Houston Astros have designated three pitchers for assignment. This was in part to bring in new players to the 40-man roster, along with activating Josh James from the injured list.
Now that the dust has settled from the trade deadline frenzy and the players settle in with their new teams, it’s time to take a look at the updated odds for the Houston Astros winning the AL West, AL Pennant and World Series.
Luis Garcia ineffective for second straight game After an epic slugfest yesterday in which the Giants slammed five homers and the Astros three, the two teams toned it down a bit, but two Giants homers still amounted to the difference in their 5-3 win over the Astros.
For a good chunk of the 2021 season the Houston Astros and Oakland A’s have jockeyed for position at the top of the American League West. I wasn’t all that worried though, as I’m a believer in numbers over the long term and the numbers told me the Astros were a much better team.
The Houston Astros didn’t go big. The front office didn’t reel in a Craig Kimbrel, Max Scherzer or a Kris Bryant-type player; they stayed under the luxury tax threshold, while still bolstering the weakest part of the team: the bullpen.
The Houston Astros made a shocking trade at the deadline, sending Myles Straw to Cleveland. In response, they selected Jake Meyers from Triple-A Sugar Land for the 40-man roster, while also placing him on the active roster.
In a surprising deadline twist, the Astros moved starting center fielder Myles Straw, opening a spot for the ascendant prospect. Multiple outlets have now reported that the Astros intend to promote Triple-A center fielder Jake Meyers in the wake of Friday afternoon’s Myles Straw trade.