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Trade Analysis: Carlos Lee (OF Astros) to Miami in exchange for Matt Dominguez (3B) and Rob Rasmussen (SP)

Carlos Lee is headed to South Beach. After mulling it over for several weeks, The 36 year-old All-Star has finally been shipped off to Miami. In exchange, the Astros receive 22 year-old Matt Dominguez and 23 year-old Rob Rasmussen. The final cornerstone of the Astros has been moved and the rebuilding mode is officially in overdrive. But how does each team fare when the dust settles?

Miami Marlins: Currently sitting in 4th place in the NL East, the baseball gods just have not been favoring Miami this year. They have been plagued by injuries and have lost one too many close games. All-Star 3B Hanley Ramirez is only batting .259. Jose Reyes cannot get on base (BA is .268 and OBP .341), but when he does he gets a steal (19 SB). 1B Gaby Sanchez does not appear to be ready for the majors. Josh Johnson cannot keep runs off the board. Heath Bell cannot seal the deal. While this young team has so much potential, nothing seems to be working out.

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