LATEST NEWS : Houston Astros Star Reliever Viewed as Potential Trade Candidate

As the Houston Astros continue to struggle, it is unclear what the roster will look like in a few months. If the Astros can’t turn things around and are out of the playoff picture, trading players at the deadline may be in their best interests.

Houston is currently only five games behind in the American League West heading into Tuesday. The start of the year hasn’t been ideal, but it’s too early to panic.
However, if the occasion does arise, Zachary Rotman of FanSided has identified players who may be traded. Rotman suggested that Ryan Pressly could be traded.

Pressly, who will play a different position in 2024 following the arrival of Josh Hader, has had a difficult start to the season. The right-hander has an 8.31 ERA after allowing eight earned runs in 8 2/3 innings of work. While it was expected that he would struggle in his new job, an 8.31 ERA is unacceptable for a veteran.

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When Hader joined the team, the 7-8-9 lineup of Bryan Abreu, Pressly, and Hader appeared to be the greatest in baseball on paper. That has been as far from the truth as possible to begin the season, and Pressly’s problems are a major reason why.

If he was relocated, the Texas native should receive a fair return.

Pressly, when at his finest as a closer, had one of baseball’s most overpowering arms in recent years.

The Astros, who dominated the league for the better part of a decade, are faltering badly.

History implies that they will figure it out, but until then, questions will remain.

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