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Astros, Wade Get Another Reliever

I'll say this for Ed Wade, he sure is determined. The easiest part of a team to fix is the bullpen and Wade is no stranger to collecting bullpen arms.

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Why, just today, he traded cash considerations to the Reds for 24-year old Enerio Del Rosario. Could this be a reaction to Brandon Lyon and Matt Lindstrom both going into a funk at the same time? Maybe, but I think this is about a bigger issue.

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The Astros had four top relief prospects entering the 2010 season. Danny Meszaros reached Triple-A, but was suspended for 50 games for testing positive for a banned substance in a tainted supplement. Chia-jen Lo, a young fireballer from Taiwan, pitched in just seven games and 15 innings this season before requiring elbow surgery. Alberto Arias and Sammy Gervacio both suffered similar injury-plagued fates, as did Chris Sampson and Jeff Fulchino from the major league roster.

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The thing is, all pitchers will get hurt eventually. Depth is important because of that fact. If it only cost money, and no one lost a roster spot (well, Ozzie Navarro did, but he wasn't playing much anyway), this is a good move. If nothing else, it gives Brad Mills a fresh arm to throw out there on Friday.

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