MLB Rumors: Astros Still Looking To Add In One Area

The Houston Astros have made significant strides in bolstering their pitching staff, notably with the acquisition of Josh Hader.

Despite this key addition, the team is still actively seeking to enhance their pitching lineup, according to their manager Dana Brown.

With a payroll that has already surpassed the competitive balance tax threshold, the Astros face a challenging task in navigating financial constraints while targeting top-tier free agents like Blake Snell and Jordan Montgomery.

The team's strategy could involve cash-neutral trades to circumvent further tax penalties.

Additionally, the Astros are considering adjustments in player positions to optimize their lineup, suggesting a dynamic approach to their roster management for the upcoming season​.

The Astros had a strong pitching staff in 2023, holding a team ERA of 3.94, which was good enough for eighth-best in the MLB. Photo Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports