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2016 Winter Meetings: Crane, Ryan weigh in on Astros roster needs

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Houston brass on same page for Astros remaining needs.

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Houston Astros have addressed the team’s needs in the field and batting order before the Winter Meetings with catcher Brian McCann, outfielder Josh Reddick, and designated hitter/outfielder Carlos Beltran.

But the Houston front office has been clear that the team still has a few holes to fill specifically in the starting rotation.

Astros owner Jim Crane stated the team was going to the meetings looking for pitching:

While Astros president of business operations Reid Ryan went further to say that the team needed a No.1 starter:

Reid’s comments are bit of a slight toward the 2015 Cy Young Award Winner, Dallas Keuchel. But Keuchel didn’t do himself any favors by having one of the worst post-Cy Young campaigns in MLB history — Keuchel was 9-12 with a 4.55 ERA in 26 starts.

But the comments still stands... Does this mean the Astros will turn their focus to the Rays frontline starter Chris Archer?