The missing link for every AL team

If the Los Angeles Angels lose out on Masahiro Tanaka, they should go after Matt Garza. AP Photo/Colin E. Braley

On Tuesday, I focused on the missing piece for every National League team heading in to spring training, and today we turn our attention to the American League.


Houston Astros

Missing link: Pitching prospects

Solution: Trade 3B Matt Dominguez for prospects

The Astros are doing a masterful job of following the blueprint of general manager Jeff Luhnow, building through the draft and player development while mixing in a few veteran free agents who will have some trade value at the deadline.