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Old 12-06-2013, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Tragg View Post
Those guys just aren't cheap...Chris Young cost, what, $7 mill

The Astros made a nice deal getting Dexter Fowler; they gave up some ex prospects who have done nothing at the ML level. Fowler would have been a big upgrade of us in CF.
Heck yeah. Not a bad haul for a post-prospect starter who has zero consistency and a utility outfielder. Seems like a salary dump for Colorado.

The only issue is where does George Springer play? He should arrive in the majors this year, and he's a 5-tool 40HR/40SB CF, and Fowler is only average defensively in center.

I think the Astros are a good hitting, lower strikeout DH/1B and a few bullpen arms away from starting to climb back to respectability.
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