Which pitcher is most likely traded to the Houston Astros?

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2nd Most Likely Pitcher Traded to the Astros

Jun 14, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher David Price (14) in the dugout against the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

David Price

I understand that the Tigers have not officially come out and said that they are officially selling, with Miguel Cabrera out for a while, and Mr. Kate Upton (Justin Verlander) has not been his normal self, it might be time. They are currently hovering around .500 right now, 14-15 games behind the Minnesota Twins. They don’t need to do a full restart like the Astros did but trading a Price and Yoenis Cespedes could bring in some more new talent to work on in 2016.

There is not much else to say about price; he is probably the best pitcher available at the trade deadline if he’s available. Price and Cueto would be the only ones who could probably make a significant impact on the new team, similar to Price’s performance last year after being traded to the Tigers.


  • He is the true definition of an ace.
  • Keuchel and Price would team up for a heck of a 1-2 punch in the Astros rotation.
  • Give Price a chance to experience Houston, since McCullers is already recruiting him.
  • His dog’s name is Astro.
  • He had 271 strikeouts last year between Tampa Bay and Detroit.
  • Still young enough to look at extending, 29-years-old.
  • They Astros have the prospects needed.
  • He would bring the “Randy-Mania” to the Astros.


  • It’s going to be the Hunger Games trying to get him in a trade with all the other contenders.
  • He might be a true rental.
  • The fact his dog’s name is Astro means nothing; maybe he liked the Jetsons as a kid.

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My prediction:

I believe that it will be between the Astros and the Cubs, and I think the Cubs will win out with the better prospects package. But he signs with Houston in the offseason, I can dream, right? My bloggers peers disagree with me again but think that he is the likely third pitcher the Astros trade for with 42 points.

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