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Houston Has a Problem
Tim Kurkjian
September 02, 1996
The Astros' struggle for survival, on the field and off, A hot Indian's summer, Leagues apart on the strike zone
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September 02, 1996

Houston Has A Problem

The Astros' struggle for survival, on the field and off, A hot Indian's summer, Leagues apart on the strike zone

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The large number of players claimed off the waiver wire since the July 31 trading deadline, effectively blocking trades for those players, is a sure sign that the old gentleman's agreement among general managers to facilitate late-season deals is a thing of the past. The Rangers alone have claimed eight players—including Expos pitchers Jeff Fassero and Pedro Martinez and Mets reliever John Franco.

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