WHEELING AND DEALING

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

Astros GM James Click should be working the phones. Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images.

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.

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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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