The Astros are one of the most complete teams in baseball. They have a well-balanced lineup with stars like George Springer, Jose Altuve, and Alex Bregman leading the way. Their rotation is led by three pitchers who could all be considered aces. Their one weak point is in their bullpen, however, where they have struggled to find consistent performers. And they've now taken action to address it.

This trade for Minnesota Twins righty Ryan Pressly will hopefully address that issue. Pressly has been a steady presence in the Twins bullpen. He excels at getting the strikeout as evidenced by his 13 strikeouts per nine. Hopefully for the Stros, his addition will take the load off some of their struggling relievers.

The Astros are going to have an even tougher path to the World Series this year. The Boston Red Sox look unstoppable, boasting a potential AL ​MVP, MLB home run leader, and possible Cy Young winner. The Yankees are always dangerous come October, too.


The MLB hasn't seen a repeat World Series winner since the Yankees from 1998-2000. With the addition of Pressly, A.J. Hinch and Co. clearly have their eyes on more glory.