There have some dismal seasons in Houston for the Astros. After years of losing, a stockpile of minor league talent finally is beginning to emerge sending the organization toward a more positive outlook down the road.
Robinson Cano took the money and ran away from the Bronx, landing a 10-year deal to go to Seattle. Jason Collette recaps a flurry of recent moves around the league from a very active week leading into the Winter Meetings.
Jake Peavy was the token big name dealt in the last 24 hours of the trade deadline. Jason Collette, Chris Liss, Derek VanRiper and Jeff Erickson share their respective reactions to the few trades that were made.
Mike Olt was a prominent part of the package received by the Cubs in the Matt Garza deal. He's at Triple-A Iowa right now, but could get the call in the near future. Jan Levine suggests a possible bid on him among the other NL candidates this week.