Astros beat writer for the Houston Chronicle. jake.kaplan@chron.com

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Jul 24, 2017

@Blueman17XT A lot of $$$ for a No. 3 type who's been below average this year

Jul 24, 2017

@Blueman17XT I don't see Verlander. I also don't see anything happening with the Astros until Sunday or Monday.

Jul 24, 2017

@Blueman17XT It's tough to say without knowing asking price. Their farm system is strong enough to do it, though.

Jul 24, 2017

@Blueman17XT Remember there are a lot more off days in the postseason. I don't disagree they could use another starter but market is thin.

Jul 24, 2017

@Blueman17XT Nope. But if they get one more elite bullpen arm I think they could creatively work around some of the rotation shortcomings.

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