Astros general manager Ed Wade said again Sunday he doesn’t expect his club to make any trades prior to Friday’s deadline, citing the inability to take on additional payroll and faith in the talent he sees at Triple-A Round Rock.
“We’re having conversations with clubs, but I don’t expect us to be doing much of anything,” he said. “The key components aren’t going to change, and that’s the economics and the talent in the system. Those things aren’t going to change overnight. If something makes snese we’ll pursue it, but there’s nothing going on now.”
— Brian McTaggart