MLB Trade Deadline 2017: 5 best spots for David Robertson

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 11: David Robertson
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 11: David Robertson /
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CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 26: David Robertson
CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 26: David Robertson /

Houston Astros

AL, West

Is this the year of the Houston Astros? Well, it could very well might be, as this is the best collection of talent Houston has had arguably ever and at least since the mid-2000s. Houston is by far and away the best team in the American League in the halfway point and was the only club to boast at least 50 wins through June.

The Astros might be elite in a lot of departments, but are only so-so when it comes to their bullpen. Houston can outslug most teams at the plate and has the front-line starters to match up with just about any team the Astros come across in the American League postseason.

However, there would be little worse than seeing potentially a juggernaut Astros team that could have clobbered the 2005 National Champions come up short because of a leaky bullpen they could have fixed. While most of the Astros talent is already at the major league level, inquiring on a pitcher like Robertson to give them stability in the back-end could be worth it.

In essence, Robertson has had success as a closer or a setup guy in big-time postseason baseball. The Houston corps has a wild card game and an ALDS under its built in the postseason. Adding an arm that has been part of a World Series winner could only help in keeping this Houston bullpen from veering this team off its championship track.