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Old 11-02-2018, 07:11 AM   #1
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Because the other thread takes too **** long to open...

McCann will probably be picked up another team..for the same reasons stros got him.. he'll be managing in a few years.
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While I really liked McCann and Gattis, it didn't hurt my heart to see them go. I was surprised that they didn't give Charlie Morton a qualifying offer. I would like to keep him around. Especially considering that McCullers has elbow issues and might need Tommie Johns. Next year I wish that they would buy in little more into putting the ball in play and move the runner over idea instead of use every swing trying to hit a homerun.
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I think Marwin didn't get a QO because they are negotiating a long term deal.

I hope the sign Charlie

Keuchel im ok with being gone

Hope they go after eovaldi
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Where do y'all see that the astros didn't extend a QO to Marwin and Charlie Morton?

I don't think that anything is official on that yet. All I see is a Jon Heyman tweet saying that they are going to extend a QO to Keuchel, they aren't going to extend one to Marwin, and they are undecided on Morton. Heyman, though, is the least reliable national guy when it comes to the Astros.
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Everything I have seen is from Heyman. Keuchel can go for sure. He gives up too many runs before he gets going in the 2nd or 3rd inning.

I would hope they try to keep Marwin but it's reported that the Mets are offering $72M over 4 years.
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I think Morton is weighing his options on retirement. If he pitches again, I think it will be in an Astros uniform. Hopefully Whitley can make the team next year. Josh James could be groomed into a starter, McHugh could also transition back to a starting role. I do like having him in the pen though. Marwin would be great to keep but I don't think they can afford to keep him.

I think he walks and takes the $$$. Although it wouldn't be with the Mets if I were him.

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Marwin isn't worth $18 mil, why they will prolly not offer a QO. Because they dont wanna pay him $13 mil more then last year if he accepts.

Morton they aren't sure he is worth 18 mil either. And maybe can offer him a 2 year deal for a little less
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With Marwin, I think the Astros are hoping that one of the younger guys step up and fill that roll. If Tucker can get anywhere close to his minor league numbers then that's a good trade. JD Davis can give us the infield flexibility that Marwin provided. Asking Josh James and Whitley to hold down the 3 and 4 spot in the rotation makes this team really young. That makes me nervous.
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With Marwin, I think the Astros are hoping that one of the younger guys step up and fill that roll. If Tucker can get anywhere close to his minor league numbers then that's a good trade. JD Davis can give us the infield flexibility that Marwin provided. Asking Josh James and Whitley to hold down the 3 and 4 spot in the rotation makes this team really young. That makes me nervous.
I agree, however I just hate to see Margo playing in another uniform. If so I just hope its a NL team. I like James as a reliever, he's got the velo and a decent feel for "pitching" and not "throwing". Some offseason tuning and refinement could be huge for him. I'm interested to see how Whitley does if he comes up. Davis and Tucker are wildcards for me. I think both of them could eventually turn into a situation like JD Martinez, if the Astros end up letting them go too soon.
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McCann will probably be picked up another team..for the same reasons stros got him.. he'll be managing in a few years.
He has stated he wan't to retire as a Brave
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Where do y'all see that the astros didn't extend a QO to Marwin and Charlie Morton?

I don't think that anything is official on that yet. All I see is a Jon Heyman tweet saying that they are going to extend a QO to Keuchel, they aren't going to extend one to Marwin, and they are undecided on Morton. Heyman, though, is the least reliable national guy when it comes to the Astros.
Good chance at signing Marwin and Morton, no chance with Dallas. By offering the QO to Dallas, when he refuses and signs elsewhere we get a pick, if he signs for over a 50 million (he will) we get some more compensations and it pulls money from the signing team as like a tax. There are some really crazy rules this year on the QO..
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With Marwin, I think the Astros are hoping that one of the younger guys step up and fill that roll. If Tucker can get anywhere close to his minor league numbers then that's a good trade. JD Davis can give us the infield flexibility that Marwin provided. Asking Josh James and Whitley to hold down the 3 and 4 spot in the rotation makes this team really young. That makes me nervous.
They want Marwin, he is worth 13-15 million. There will only be one spot on in the rotation if Mccullers isn't hurt.
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They want Marwin, he is worth 13-15 million. There will only be one spot on in the rotation if Mccullers isn't hurt.
LMJ needs TJ. Mark my word.

They are contemplating a Tanaka situation to postpone it I think

I called TJ 1.5 years ago for him
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Old 11-02-2018, 03:47 PM   #14
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LMJ needs TJ. Mark my word.

They are contemplating a Tanaka situation to postpone it I think

I called TJ 1.5 years ago for him
Yea I saw he tore his UCL and needs Tommy John surgery and out all of next year
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So far from TR:
No Option:: Harris (still under club control-probably get a lower rate), McCann, Morton

OutRighted: Jandel Gustave

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Old 11-02-2018, 05:07 PM   #16
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He has stated he wan't to retire as a Brave
Wish he could stay in Houston as a lot of their success in 2017 I feel was attributed to him being the leader. For his sake I hope he gets picked up by Atlanta to retire there, he definitely deserves it.
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Old 11-02-2018, 05:09 PM   #17
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Who thinks they will trade for Realmuto? What would ya give up for him?
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Stros claim Chris Hermann Sea catcher off waivers. He’s from Tomball
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Old 11-02-2018, 07:06 PM   #19
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Who thinks they will trade for Realmuto? What would ya give up for him?
I'd love to see them go get Realmuto.

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Yeh.. im not sure i understand this one... its not like they need more depth in OF... and hes not that great of a catcher....and...hitting.....welllllll....
Yeh not sure i understand the magic sauce on this one...
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Yeh.. im not sure i understand this one... its not like they need more depth in OF... and hes not that great of a catcher....and...hitting.....welllllll....
Yeh not sure i understand the magic sauce on this one...
Stassi was only catcher on 40 man roster.
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Old 11-03-2018, 09:03 AM   #22
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Pretty sure the discount bin price had more to do with it than a rush to help stassi.
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Pretty sure they’re gonna make a run at a good catcher, but if that doesn’t pan out you gotta have somebody
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Pretty sure they’re gonna make a run at a good catcher, but if that doesn’t pan out you gotta have somebody
Nathan perry and garrett stubbs on standby.. but your probably right..theyll make a run.. picked this guy up for seat cushion money...maybe for experience..
Wish machete could hit... that arm is priceless.
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Yeh.. im not sure i understand this one... its not like they need more depth in OF... and hes not that great of a catcher....and...hitting.....welllllll....
Yeh not sure i understand the magic sauce on this one...
they need trade material
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I want to pick up AJ Pollock
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I really dont like no offer to marwin...
Get a comp pick for DK's refusal... but man.. i dont want to see marwin somewhere else...
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Ruh roh.
This is actually a pretty big deal... hes pretty much largely responsible for how this team and the farm is today

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Ruh roh.
This is actually a pretty big deal... hes pretty much largely responsible for how this team and the farm is today

Yea think this is huge. Also Mike Fast, another analytical guy is leaving too.
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Nathan perry and garrett stubbs on standby.. but your probably right..theyll make a run.. picked this guy up for seat cushion money...maybe for experience..
Wish machete could hit... that arm is priceless.
Nate Perry is years away and most people don't think Stubbs is likely to hold up to a full season as a catcher, though he might be a serviceable backup.
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Annnnnnd....Mccullers undergoes tommy john...
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Annnnnnd....Mccullers undergoes tommy john...
Yep. Not good
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Dang. Just saw that too and came here to post. Beat me to it.

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Maybe add an extra relief arm and shift mchugh to starter.
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Surely nobody is surprised by this. I think his future will be as a star in the bullpen.
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Hate to hear that about LMJ. There’s no telling how long he pitched and needed TJ surgery.

I’d love to have Realmuto but, from what I hear, his asking price is too high. Given that, I’d love to sign Wilson Ramos. That guy can catch and has offense.

I hope they sign MarWin and Morton as long as he’s healthy.

I read an analytical article about Tucker, breaking down his offensive production. The results of the analysis indicated that the guy was uncharacteristically unlucky. I really think he’s going to be very good.

We will need starting pitchers. I think Dallas will turn down his QO. Sad, because this past year he was rated around 20-25th best SP in the league.
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Do y’all think we will sign and/or trade for a starter? Or use internal options?
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Do y’all think we will sign and/or trade for a starter? Or use internal options?
Both. Currently they only have 2 starters back from last year, JV and Cole. McHugh, Peacock, James, Valdez and Perez will all definitely be getting a look in spring training for a starting spot but I cant see Luhnow being satisfied with that group replacing the innings that Keuchel, Morton and LMJ ate up. Another front line starter with multiple years of control is what they need in a trade or just signing one in FA. JV and Cole are both only under contract one more year.
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Fast went to braves
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Post 29.. Sigs partner
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Yuli set to take on the role of utility guy if Marwin signs elsewhere.
https://www.mlb.com/astros/news/yuli...19/c-300369100
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Cant really see him in OF...or 2nd.... but hey..like ive always said..if any old cuban can pull it off..its yuli..

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Cant really see him in OF...or 2nd.... but hey..like ive always said..if any old cuban can pull it off..its yuli..

Won't really see him in OF I don't think. Still have kemp, plus giving tucker a full time shot again to lock left field down.
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but hey..like ive always said..if any old cuban can pull it off..its yuli..

Well of course...You have never doubted the “old Cuban”...
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Hitting coach Hudgens gets hired as bench coach by jays..
3 openings on Hinchs staff now...
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Someone on CTH is saying astros are looking at Nelson Cruz for DH .
Post looked more like an opinion piece written by cruz's agent so i wont repost it...
But..it does bring up a question... Tyler staying at DH...or trade bait...
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A good DH wouldn't be a bad idea. As Yuli can play any IF position, and give people days off if they want to give Reed a full shot at first.

They have to give Reed a full shot or trade him. He is running towards the end of his time with us.

I don't think White is the full time DH, in my eyes.
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