2013 MLB Winter Meetings: Houston Astros Bound to Make Noise in Final Two Days

By David Miller
Joba Chamberlain
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As the third day of the 2013 MLB Winter Meetings develops, it is possible that more moves could happen. One team that could be surprising in their dealings for the next day or two is the Houston Astros. Many didn’t expect the Astros to deal very much because of their lowly record over the last few seasons but they are bound to make some noise very soon.

One player they have interest in is Joba Chamberlain. That is a big name but still a risky signing because of the off season that Chamberlain had in 2013. For the Astros it would be a possible low end signing that would cost them little but give them a huge up-side assuming Chamberlain could regain his normal form over the next season or two.

They have already traded to bring in Dexter Fowler which could be a really big deal if he plays to his potential. Now they are known to have interest in Michael Morse as well as Jesse Crain and Chad Gaudin. The list goes on and on, but suffice it to say the so-called lowly Astros are in the business of making deals and signing players.

Any deals they pull off would be low end in most cases with a high potential up-side but also for only a few years. The end result for this franchise should be a nice crop of talented players that can bridge the gap from now until their awesome prospects can be fully ready to go at all positions. Don’t be surprised if the Astros look quite a lot different by the start of the New Year.

David Miller is a Senior Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @davidmillerrant, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google


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