Bregman is just having a so-so year.
I’m a little disappointed in how Baker handled the Straw trade. No one wanted to trade Straw but he’s not a franchise player and Baker’s bullpen could have cost them a shot at the World Series.
The GM is trying to help him win the whole thing, not just have a fun locker room. I applaud the trade and give him credit for getting the young catcher too. That guy has some good numbers.
All in all the GM made solid moves this week. You don’t pass the trade deadline with a shaky bullpen when you’re leading the division. That’s what average GMs do.
I actually think the Astros got better than their competitors did. We’ll see.