3 important reasons Astros should trade this player for a prospect before deadline

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ESPN Houston's The Killer B's discuss starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi's value on the market, and make the case for trading him before the MLB Trade Deadline.

Jeremy Branham shared several reasons why this would make sense for Houston.

(If you would prefer reading them instead of watching the video below, please scroll down.)

1. The Astros would likely get a good prospect for Odorizzi because he's pitched well this year, and in general over the course of his career. And of course, starting pitching is always in demand.

2. The Astros could use the money they are paying Odorizzi to go get a bullpen arm in free agency for next season.

3. Many of the Astros top prospects in the organization are a little older, with several already on the roster or in Triple A. A top prospect would help replenish the farm system.

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The Houston Texans have made some nice moves so far in free agency, but they haven't signed a big name player that most fans would consider a splash signing.

Some fans are disappointed, believing this is just more of the same from GM Nick Caserio, and can't understand why the team hasn't signed at least one standout player.

Others believe you can't build a team through free agency, that's what the draft is for. The Texans are being smart by not committing a large amount of money to free agents.

So, who's right?

Plus, how does Laremy Tunsil's potential contract extension play a role in all this?

Be sure to check out the video above as John and Lance lay it all out.

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