Here's what it might cost for Astros to pull off the impossible trade
With the All-Star break upon us, the Astros are two games behind the Texas Rangers in the AL West, despite dealing with a ton of injuries. Another team fighting through injuries this year is the Angels, who are now seven games back in the division.
Mike Trout will miss the next 4-8 weeks (hamate bone surgery), so the Angels quickly have found themselves in position to possibly be sellers at the trade deadline.
If the Angels decide to trade Shohei Ohtani before he leaves in free agency at the end of the season, how much would the Astros have to trade for the Angels to be interested? Would Houston be willing to trade Hunter Brown, Yainer Diaz, and possibly Chas McCormick to bring Ohtani to Houston for a World Series run?
That feels like too much for a rental, but the Astros may have to compete with teams that have deeper farm systems, like the Rangers and Rays.
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