Astros trades create opportunities

The Houston Astros dealt several players prior to Wednesday’s non-waiver trade deadline, neither of them attractive for fantasy owners, but as in most cases with bad teams it’s about opportunity created for others waiting to play, or opportunity lost. Right-handed pitcher Bud Norris becomes a member of the Baltimore Orioles and outfielder Justin Maxwell was sent to the Kansas City Royals, and neither for an immediate return that fantasy owners should pay attention to; what we need to keep an eye on is whether outfield prospect George Springer now gets the call.