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.

 


14 Responses to Astros Fielding Interest In Cosart, Not Shopping Keuchel Leave a Reply

  1. Robbieb7 12 months ago

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

    • Seamaholic 12 months ago

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

  2. mwilly33 12 months 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.

  3. Sean 12 months ago

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

  4. Rarth 12 months 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.

    • davengmusic 12 months 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.

  5. FOmeOLS 12 months ago

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

    • Aron 12 months ago

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

  6. Ralph Esposito 12 months ago

    Viciedo for Cosart?

    • coldgoldenfalstaff 12 months ago

      in my nightmares. I don’t want that hacker anywhere near the Astros.

      Plus the Sox would need to give up a lot more than that…

  7. FishFan03 12 months ago

    Marlins front office needs to wake up and get something done already!

  8. Jesse Rodriguez 12 months ago

    Keuchel is a beast

  9. cyberboo 12 months ago

    Cosart is the type of pitcher the Jays could use. Ground ball pitcher that is cost controlled until 2020. The question is who would they trade to acquire him. I could see them shipping out D. J. Davis, Nolin, plus someone else for him.

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