For the third year in a row the Houston Astros will be sellers at the MLB trade deadline and moving some notable veterans. Carlos Lee has already joined the ranks of Lance Berkman, Roy Oswalt, Hunter Pence and Michael Bourn as players who changed uniforms at the trade deadline. The next player will most likely be starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez, a move the Astros absolutely need to make this season.
The team has once again struggled and when they start to show promise, like the .500 record they had after two months of this season, they quickly fall back to earth. Add in the fact that Rodriguez is starting to get up there in age; it is time for Houston to swing a deal involving the lefty. These are the top five reasons why it is imperative to move Wandy Rodriguez this season.