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  • July 15

    There are so many signs pointing toward the Astros and Athletics matching up for a trade this deadline it s almost silly to think they won t make a trade.

    The Astros have made many deals over the last few years, but of all the trades they have made one of their biggest splashes came with the A s in 2015 when they acquired Scott Kazmir. Beyond that http://www.athleticsfanaticsjersey.com/sean-manaea-jersey-c-9.html, one of the trades that got the Astros truly on the path to competitiveness came before the 2013 season when Houston dealt Jed Lowrie to Oakland for a package led by Chris Carter and Brad Peacock.

    Plus, Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow flat out said a month ago that he likes to make trades with Billy Beane.

    I think it s because Billy Beane and I have the same philosophy, which is we want to make win win trades http://www.athleticsfanaticsjersey.com/jesse-hahn-jersey-c-6.html, he said in an interview with the Houston Chronicle. And if there s a trade that helps your club and helps the other club even if it s a division rival, it s not worth putting it aside just because it s a division rival.


    Taking all of that into account and that multiple reports have said the Astros are pursuing Sonny Gray, it would be foolish to think if Gray gets traded that he s going anywhere but the Astros.

    But it s not just the history that suggests the move, it s the way the two teams line up both with their farm systems and with their records. The Astros have the best record in the American League, the A s have the second worst. The Astros have one of the best farm systems in the league , placing four in the top 50 of ESPN analyst Keith Law s rankings Thursday http://www.athleticsfanaticsjersey.com/rich-hill-jersey-c-7.html, and the A s love to collect assets.

    Houston has assets upon assets, and while it would prefer not to surrender them to a division rival, Luhnow already said he s willing to make that sacrifice now knowing that it s on his organization to replenish the system and continue to compete.

    Quite frankly, Billy s style lends to making deals. He s done a lot of deals; I ve done a lot of deals, Luhnow said. Billy s very Ryan Madson Jersey clear about what he s looking for, and if you re able to give him what he s looking for, you ve got a chance to get a deal done.

    If the Astros and the A s were to get a deal done it would be the fifth trade they have made with each other since Luhnow took over as GM in December 2011.

  • November 29

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