Astros: Looking at MLBTR’s predictions for top fifty free agents
There is a lot of talent sitting in the free agent market right now. Who does MLB Trade Rumors have signing with the Astros this offseason?
Unless you’ve already made your peace with notable fan favorites like Dallas Keuchel, Charlie Morton, Evan Gattis, and Marwin Gonzalez potentially leaving the Astros, well, you may not want to read any further. If you already have come to grips on the subject, then continue to read with no restraints.
MLB Trade Rumors annually publishes an article predicting where will baseball’s top fifty free agents sign along with the basic contract terms. They also explore a player’s market value and how which teams could be involved. It is quite the informative article, because of the detail included and the general reasonable basis. There isn’t a crazy prediction piece like Bryce Harper signing with the Mets, or Manny Machado signing with the Marlins.
I’ve already reviewed the list and let’s just say that the Astros weren’t exactly predicted as the most active club in free agency. This news may concern some of you, but it isn’t entirely unexpected. Houston’s front office figures to be active in other ways, such as the trade market.
Without further ado, let’s examine the key predictions and where the dominoes fall.