Luke Gregerson had a great season in the closer’s role for the Astros, but the team should still look into adding either Kimbrel or Chapman.
Rumors swirled before the trade deadline that both pitchers were available, and the Astros were one of the reported teams who had interest in trading for a closer. A deal couldn’t come to fruition before the deadline, but the trade talks could very well resume this offseason.
Both pitchers should still be available, and what better way to strengthen your bullpen than to add one of the game’s best closers to finish ball games for your club. With a move like this, the team would be able to use Gregerson as a setup man, a role in which he has thrived in during his career.
Kimbrel’s price tag may be a little higher than Chapman’s, who is in the final year of his contract, but either pitcher would be a great fit for the Astros. If the Astros could swing a deal for either one of these relievers, their bullpen will be a major problem for opposing lineups.