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Astros will remain opportunistic with remaining free agents

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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 31: Tony Watson #33 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws a pitch during the sixth inning against the Houston Astros in game six of the 2017 World Series at Dodger Stadium on October 31, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 31: Tony Watson #33 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws a pitch during the sixth inning against the Houston Astros in game six of the 2017 World Series at Dodger Stadium on October 31, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /
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The Astros are willing to add a player if the price is right with the number of free agents still on the market.

HOUSTON, TX – NOVEMBER 03: Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow waves to the crowd during the Houston Astros Victory Parade on November 3, 2017, in Houston, Texas. The Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7 to win the 2017 World Series. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX – NOVEMBER 03: Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow waves to the crowd during the Houston Astros Victory Parade on November 3, 2017, in Houston, Texas. The Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7 to win the 2017 World Series. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /

With pitchers and catcher reporting a week from today, Astros GM Jeff Luhnow says the 25-roster is almost set. With only a few players leaving via free agency or trade, the Astros have filled most of the holes. However, Luhnow said, “that they will remain opportunistic if the right deal presents itself.”

The truth is, there are way too many players without jobs right now. The players union is calling foul with collusion for keeping these players without jobs. On the other hand, the MLB is saying that the players are getting offers, just not the length and value that they think they are worth. There are not too many needs for the Astros at the moment, but there are three players out there the Astros can pounce on if the price is right.

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