MLB Trade Deadline Running Blog...LaTroy Hawkins to Houston for prospect | Sharapova's Thigh

Yes, Houston. The same Houston that traded for Randy Wolf a week or so ago. The same Houston that is in fourth place. Ed Wade, you magnificent bastard! You have now moved a 22 year old infield prospect (Matt Cusick) who had slash stats of .285/.356/.462 in the Sally league. And for what? A middle reliever/setup guy who was DFA'd by New York. What, couldn't wait for him to clear waivers? Worried that he might not fall to you? Seriously?

What good is LaTroy Hawkins to the Astros this year? This is like the Pirates trading for Matt Morris last year all over again. At least the Yankees will be paying the rest of Hawkins' salary...but this is a deal that never should have been made. Maybe Wade is shiftily acquiring major league arms in an attempt to trade them a second time by the deadline tomorrow. Houston fans better hope so...