Detroit Tigers: Top landing spots for Yoenis Cespedes

2 of 5

Houston Astros

Jul 5, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Houston Astros designated hitter

Evan Gattis

(11) celebrates his home run with second baseman

Jose 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.