Grading Every Jeff Luhnow Trade with the Houston Astros

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Grading Every Jeff Luhnow Trade with the Houston Astros
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Another trade deadline has come and gone, and the Houston Astros have made enormous strides to competing once again by rebuilding the farm system. Houston has executed a significant overhaul, trading off all contracts larger than $3 million and not having any returning players over the age of 29.

While the performance on the field may be one of the worst in history, the Astros' farm system has been bolstered into a top-10 program primed for supplying good players for years to come. 

Possibly the greatest mind in baseball, new general manager Jeff Luhnow has executed this huge overhaul. While being insulted by many because of his bold moves, Luhnow has positioned the Astros with a much better farm system from the draft and, more importantly, his trades.

He traded players that were thought to be untradeable and somehow got respectable players in return. He has made 25 trades yielding 41 players since his hiring in December 2011. He already has many Astros fans saying "In Luhnow We Trust."

Here is a complete breakdown and grading of each trade. 

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