With the deadline rapidly approaching, we'll try to keep you updated on teams' strategies as much as possible. Here's a look at a bit of news from today:
- Don't look for the Astros to make any significant moves. General manager Ed Wade says that the team isn't in position to trade prospects or add salary. Wade states that last year the team had a desperate need for pitching, which resulted in acquisitions of Randy Wolf and LaTroy Hawkins. This season, he's thrilled with both Roy Oswalt and Wandy Rodriguez, while relievers Doug Brocail and Chris Sampson will be coming off the disabled list soon, lessening the need for a move.
- The Pirates aren't sellers, per se, according to Neal Huntington. He says the Pirates are looking to improve the organization and are heading in the right direction, but also notes that many teams get into trouble by inaccurately evaluating themselves.