Houston Astros: Grading Their Deadline Deals (or Non-Deals)

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Houston Astros: Grading Their Deadline Deals (or Non-Deals)
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I don't think that the Houston Astros will be criticized by anybody for selling at the trade deadline. On July 31, they were in dead last in the National League Central and were 24.5 games back.

Ed Wade decided that the Astros needed to build for the future and focus on developing champions in five to 10 years.

The debate is going to be how good of a salesman Wade is. Did he get all he could for his athletes, or should he have pushed a little bit harder? Also, did he miss any opportunity to sell a player way above his actual price?

Let's have a look.

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