Detroit Tigers: Top landing spots for Yoenis Cespedes
Jul 5, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Houston Astros designated hitterEvan Gattis
(11) celebrates his home run with second basemanJose Altuve
(27) during the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
The Houston Astros…so bad for so long that it’s almost strange to talk about them being buyers at the deadline.
But with a potent offense (most team HR’s in the entire league) and a quality pitching staff (10th best ERA in baseball), Houston is serious about this season. The team took a huge hit when George Springer landed on the DL with a fractured wrist, and have had quite a time filling the void he left in the outfield.
Acquiring a player such as Cespedes is perfect for a team such as the Astros. There is so much young talent in Houston that is vital to future success that can’t be exchanged high caliber players. But with an above-average guy such as Cespedes, Houston won’t have to break their system to acquire him.
Besides, there’s no such thing as too many productive hitters in a lineup.