Why a Juan Soto Trade Makes Sense For the Astros

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The Astros are once again contenders for a World Series title, but every contender could always use an upgrade to bolster their team towards October.

The Houston Astros yet again have a deep lineup one through seven with Jose Altuve, Michael Brantley, Alex Bregman, Yordan Alvarez, Yuli Gurriel, Kyle Tucker and Jeremy Peña.

But it could never hurt to lengthen that lineup, especially with an on-base machine like Juan Soto.

The Washington Nationals are cellar dwellers with no hope of coming out of that spot, which means they will assuredly be sellers come deadline time. And with the added two wild card spots, there will be less teams you can expect to be looking to trade at the deadline, limiting options on the market.

While it would cost the Astros a fortune in prospects, there are a few reasons why a trade for Soto would make sense. We’ll start with the obvious one here.