Houston Astros Podcast – Aroldis Chapman does not solve much


On today’s #AstroChat, I go against those who want a closer to be a priority for the Astros offseason. I argue that a combination of relievers will be much better served for the value that will need to be traded. Valued pitching and offensive prospects will be better served in trades for on-base percentage or guys who can offer more than one year of club control.

Also on the podcast:

-If I’m trading for a closer, it will only be Ken Giles, not Aroldis Chapman.

-Why on-base percentage can’t be forgotten about in this crazy world of relievers

Next: Houston Astros Bullpen: Is Ken Giles the Answer to the Astros Bullpen?

Colby Rasmus should not be seen as a big hit on Astros spending. Crane has not given us an indication he will be cheap.