MLB Trade Scenarios: How Astros Can Ensure Rebuilding Plan Is a Success

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MLB Trade Scenarios: How Astros Can Ensure Rebuilding Plan Is a Success
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The MLB trade deadline is rapidly approaching and multiple trade scenarios are being thrown around about the rebuilding Houston Astros

The Astros have been in full-on reconstruction mode since 2010, and with the fourth-worst record in the majors this season, 2012 won't be any different for them.

Houston has a number of attractive pieces that could be available to teams looking to make a playoff push including Carlos Lee, Brett Myers, Jed Lowrie and star pitcher Wandy Rodriguez.

Each of these players could and should be traded at the deadline to help bolster the Astros' weak farm system, which is ranked as the fourth-worst in baseball, according to ESPN's Keith Law.

Here are potential trade scenarios for each of the Astros' tradable commodities.

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