Fine to disagree on strategy. But your logic here is not obvious to me. Draft slots are concrete assets. If you lose out on drafting a prospective batter because you draft a pitcher who's likely to disappear from injury, it's just as tangible a loss as throwing a prospect away in a bad trade.
Another to keep on your pocket could be:
All of the infielders were on on side of the field and he hit a dribbler just over the base into the outfield. By the time the fielders got to the ball he just squeaked in to second by running hard out of the box.
Is anyone else excited about Marlins infielder, Eddy Alvarez, a 2014 silver medalist in short track speed skating in Sochi? Second non-baseball Olympic medalist to play in the Majors, after Jim Thorpe.
Disagree. The Astros are not some big market behemoth. I think the last list I saw had them 8th or 9th in spending?
Adding guys like Verlander to get a team over the hump is worth the risk. If not then, when? The Orioles are not that far off the Astros payroll at the time that they can’t afford a meaningful acquisition if the situation arises.