2013 MLB Trade Deadline: Key Moves Houston Astros Could and Should Make

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2013 MLB Trade Deadline: Key Moves Houston Astros Could and Should Make
Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Bud Norris could be on his way out of Houston as the Astros' best trade bait.

As the deadline approaches, the Houston Astros will be busy shipping off any player that has trade value. The Astros have been aggressive sellers for the past few seasons, and this year is no different.

The Astros have a small handful of players on the team that could be dealt. Houston will be looking to deal any valuable players that are not a part of the team's future.

The Astros already struck a deal with the Tigers, relinquishing closer Jose Veras for 19-year-old outfielder Danry Vasquez and another player to be named later. Vasquez was the No. 4 prospect for Detroit, and now is the No. 16 prospect on the Astros' list.

Houston's plan is to continue to stockpile prospects as they rebuild for the future. The Astros do not plan on contending for a few more years, and will be looking to acquire prospects that can help the team out down the road.

With certain players such as ace Bud Norris not a part of the future plans, the Astros should try and make some deals at the deadline to bring in more talented prospects.

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