Now that the new car smell has worn off on the 2011 season, it is time to turn the focus to which teams have emerged as title contenders and which are already planning for 2012, and, more specifically, which will be buyers and sellers in a few months when the trade deadline comes along.
No one gave the Astros a chance entering the 2011 season and so far they haven't really changed anyone's opinion. They are a team that is in transition or rebuilding, and will be looking to shed contracts and some of their veteran talent for younger prospects. Players like Brett Myers, Carlos Lee, Bill Hall, Clint Barmes and Brandon Lyon are some that come to mind that could be in different jerseys by the end of the season.
Here are five other teams that seem like logical choices to join the Astros as sellers at the trade deadline.