Astros Fielding Interest In Cosart, Not Shopping Keuchel

12:03pm: The Marlins and Rangers are two teams that are checking in on Cosart, Rosenthal reports (Twitter links).

9:59am: The Astros are “very busy” taking calls on righty Jarred Cosart, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Houston has taken lefty Dallas Keuchel off the market, however, though it always seemed a longshot for him to be dealt.

Houston has been said to be willing to listen on its young starting pitching, which has featured some better-than-expected performances. Of course, the biggest surprises have comes from Keuchel and Collin McHugh. Unsurprisingly, the Astros appear more hesitant to deal either of those arms.

But Cosart, 24, has turned in a solid season in his own right. He owns a 4.41 ERA through 116 1/3 frames with 5.8 K/9 against 3.9 BB/9 and a sterling 56.5% groundball rate. That has been good for a 4.02 FIP, 4.28 xFIP, and 4.42 SIERA — hardly ace-level numbers, to be sure, but useful and promising enough given his age. Of course, much of Cosart’s value lies in the fact that he will not even be eligible for arbitration until 2017.

 


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14 Comments on "Astros Fielding Interest In Cosart, Not Shopping Keuchel"


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Robbieb7
11 months 6 days ago

Why are they looking to trade Cosart? Especially since this would be selling low on him.

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Seamaholic
11 months 6 days ago

Depends what they can get. Didn’t say they’re giving him away!

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mwilly33
11 months 6 days ago

Now that this is being reported, I sure hope they deal him. Given that he’s no fan of the front office, he’s probably not going to be a happy camper in the clubhouse.

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Sean
11 months 6 days ago

Yeah.. not sure why they’re looking to sell low on Cosart instead of cashing in on career years of Keuchel and McHugh

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Rarth
11 months 6 days ago

As an Astros fan, it seems like Cosart is the last pitcher we should be shopping right now. Has plenty of talent without great stats and is still very young..I’m not sure what type of return would be satisfying here besides a young impact bat.

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davengmusic
11 months 6 days ago

Walks too many dudes. Reminds me a lot like Bud Norris. Good stuff, but always threw too many pitches and couldn’t get to the 7th inning. I’d trade Cosart for a decent bat any day.

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FOmeOLS
11 months 6 days ago

Dallas would have been a terrific addition to the Baltimore stable, but for Houston’s sake, I am very glad he is remaining.

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Aron
11 months 6 days ago

I’m assuming you mean *justice sake… because who the hell is Justin. But I guess I’ll let that one slide

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FOmeOLS
11 months 6 days ago

I meant “four Houston’s sake”
I’ll edit.
Thanks