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They’re sitting at 47-49 and although the playoffs might be out of reach for a .500 team, they’re only four games back of the division lead despite the fact that they are sitting in fourth place. It’s a tight race and since they’ll need to pass the Cubs at some point, a win on Friday against that team is exactly what they needed.
And boy did they get exactly what they needed.
Sam Bennett Kids Jersey Yet even teams that have a postseason berth all but locked up, like the Dodgers or the Nationals, made some moves at the trade deadline. A few of those moves were big ones (hello, Yu!) and look to be immediately beneficial to the teams that took the plunge and upgraded their rosters.
But the Astros didn’t make any major moves at the deadline, and in fact they barely made any moves at all. The only trade they took part in was acquiring the middling Francisco Liriano from Toronto for Nori Aoki and Teoscar Hernandez.
For a team that has the 24th-ranked bullpen by ERA right now, the Astros definitely could have used some help there. And while they wanted to hold on to top prospects instead of going all-in for this season, that might backfire since they held on to everyone.
Boston got their slight lineup upgrade in Eduardo Nunez, and now they are shopping for relief help. One of their prime targets is Twins closer Brandon Kintzler. Kintzler is a free agent after this season so the Twins shouldn’t be asking much in return.