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MLB Trade Rumors: 5 Houston Astros on the Block in 2014

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MLB Trade Rumors: 5 Houston Astros on the Block in 2014

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If we are talking about players on the Houston Astros who could be on the trading block, being honest with ourselves would involve putting nearly everyone on the team there. Jose Altuve is stuck and you know Jason Castro is as well. Sure some pitchers look good for the near future but most of the players on this team could be potential trade bait at any given time as they move towards the goal of a winning team. Here are five.

5 – Lucas Harrell – SP/RP

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5 – Lucas Harrell – SP/RP

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Harrell continues to struggle now and then but there is some potential that remains. Think of what Aaron Harang has done for the Braves when other teams quit on him. Some team could see the value in giving Harrell a new atmosphere to pitch in.

4 – L.J. Hoes – OF

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4 – L.J. Hoes – OF

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Hoes is a good player that the Astros grabbed but he could also be someone on the move if they chose to bring up George Springer when the financial time is right. Hoes has played well enough that he could bring a pretty good return offer.

3 – Jesus Guzman – 1B

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3 – Jesus Guzman – 1B

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Guzman is someone who has opened a few eyes early on and who could bring back decent return if the Astros wanted to clear some room at first base for Jon Singleton who is on a tear in the minors right now.

2 – Robbie Grossman – OF

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2 – Robbie Grossman – OF

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While he is potentially one of the better outfielders on the team, Grossman's slow start makes him a prime target for the team to try and move; even if it means including him on another deal. This would also be a way to clear a spot for Springer.

1 – Chad Qualls – RP

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1 – Chad Qualls – RP

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When the middle of the year comes along you can bet there will be strong contenders who want a decent veteran bullpen arm and are very willing to pay for it. Think of what the Tigers paid last year for Jose Veras. This could be the same type situation.