The Astros’ aggressive work early in this offseason is manifesting, with Houston adding desperately needed left-handed hitting and leadership in catcher Brian McCann and outfielder Josh Reddick. Their lineup could look like this:
RF George Springer (who hit leadoff in 116 games last season)
3B Alex Bregman
2B Jose Altuve
LF Josh Reddick
DH Evan Gattis
CF Jake Marisnick (or somebody else)
It’s a lineup of extraordinary potential, and now the Astros have to find some more pieces for their pitching staff. For the Yankees, this deal opens up the strong possibility they will bring back Carlos Beltran to be their DH in 2017, after trading him away last season.