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Old 03-05-2020, 12:34 PM   #151
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I get it but Bregman has a classic short path to the ball swing. Tucker's is so unorthodoxed, that is what gives me pause for concern with him. I cant imagine the big league pitchers cant find a hole in it and attack it. Luhnow raved that his hand eye coordination made up for it. Im hoping he becomes another Hunter Pence!!!! Goofy paid off for him in spades.


Man I’ve always had trouble with Tucker’s swing. He arm bars and tends to sweep through the zone. Seems very inefficient like you said compared to Bregmans. They do compare Tucker to Ted Williams because of their similar swings. Different era and velocity though. Ready to see him produce for us this year.




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And on another note...
Where the hell did Dave go?


They are celebrating North Minute Maid opening up and their new mascot “Norbit”

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Man I’ve always had trouble with Tucker’s swing. He arm bars and tends to sweep through the zone. Seems very inefficient like you said compared to Bregmans. They do compare Tucker to Ted Williams because of their similar swings. Different era and velocity though. Ready to see him produce for us this year.




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I was reading where Baker refers to him as a long lever guy because his swing is so long. He said guys like that need a lot of reps to get their timing right.
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I was reading where Baker refers to him as a long lever guy because his swing is so long. He said guys like that need a lot of reps to get their timing right.


Totally. I could see someone with a swing like that getting out of sync quick and being more of a rhythm hitter.


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WooHoo, Tucker got himself an avg with a 1st inning double!


lol he heard us. 2 run home to opposite field now.


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lol he heard us. 2 run home to opposite field now.


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They are celebrating North Minute Maid opening up and their new mascot “Norbit”

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That's even funnier
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Old 03-06-2020, 03:55 PM   #158
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First cuts today... Cristian Javier optioned not a bad deal though, he will be on the short list when we need a starter.

Tucker was 3 for 3 yesterday.

Josh James, Frambler, and Abreu pitched great yesterday. James and Abreu have been out standing so far


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Josh James, Frambler, and Abreu pitched great yesterday. James and Abreu have been out standing so far


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All three of those guys have top of the line "stuff". James and Framber just have to find the strike zone a little bit more. Walks have been their nemisis so far. James supposedly did a lot of work in the off season to correct a mechanical/technique issue that will get him delivering more in line with the plate. So far it looks like it is working. Abreu out of the pen should be able to replace Harris in my opinion.
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All three of those guys have top of the line "stuff". James and Framber just have to find the strike zone a little bit more. Walks have been their nemisis so far. James supposedly did a lot of work in the off season to correct a mechanical/technique issue that will get him delivering more in line with the plate. So far it looks like it is working. Abreu out of the pen should be able to replace Harris in my opinion.
I think if James wins #5 then they will send Abreu to RR to continue his development as a starter. Strom had a quote in a PC something like, "He's a starter."

Wouldn't be surprised if he grabs a bullpen role later in the season though. Just don't think they will break camp with him there.
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I think if James wins #5 then they will send Abreu to RR to continue his development as a starter. Strom had a quote in a PC something like, "He's a starter."

Wouldn't be surprised if he grabs a bullpen role later in the season though. Just don't think they will break camp with him there.
I get that but man would I like him to make the team out of camp.
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Judge is out indefinitely with a broken rib. Awesome. Joe Buck was probably giving him a massage. Lmao
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Totally. I could see someone with a swing like that getting out of sync quick and being more of a rhythm hitter.


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Can you translate that into fan speak?
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Old 03-07-2020, 06:47 AM   #164
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Can you translate that into fan speak?


Similar to Jim Furyk the golfer they both have un orthodox motion by adding something that’s out of the norm to a swing. When you do something different than most it may work for you, but it can tend to lead itself to getting out whack faster or take more reps to master. Like mentioned above just not as many long lever guys around like in the past. Tucker has certainly mastered it for the most part though.


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Today’s game is on mlb network at noon
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Man I’ve always had trouble with Tucker’s swing. He arm bars and tends to sweep through the zone. Seems very inefficient like you said compared to Bregmans. They do compare Tucker to Ted Williams because of their similar swings. Different era and velocity though. Ready to see him produce for us this year.




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Uggghhhh. This. It’s fundamentally terrible. But seems to have produced results at every lower level. But it kills me.
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Old 03-08-2020, 01:40 PM   #167
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Not good. Let’s hope it’s nothing major


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Yea, not good
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Tricep tenderness
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Old 03-08-2020, 07:23 PM   #170
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Old 03-09-2020, 12:27 PM   #171
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Mild lay strain for Verlander. Will be shut down and TBD if he will miss opening day right now.


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Old 03-09-2020, 01:29 PM   #172
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Sounds like the same injury Verlander dealt with in 2015. At least he should know how his body will respond. His recent interview said it would take a miracle for him to pitch opening day


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Old 03-17-2020, 02:52 PM   #173
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Verlander is having groin surgery and will be down for 6 weeks.
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Verlander is having groin surgery and will be down for 6 weeks.
Shouldn’t matter too much with the season being delayed
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Verlander out 6 weeks, season delayed at least 8 weeks...I’m hoping that is how it works out
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Verlander is having groin surgery and will be down for 6 weeks.
I guess the triceps tenderness migrated south.
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I guess the triceps tenderness migrated south.

Was thinkin' the same thing... That's S T R E T C H--->>
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Old 04-22-2020, 04:22 PM   #178
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Well no surprise here, Boston got little more than a slap on this wrist:

http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/...iCt?li=BBnbfcL
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Old 04-22-2020, 04:36 PM   #179
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Cora didn’t know about it in Boston 🙄🙄😂😂😂
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Poor video guy was made the scapegoat up there. No one else knew anything.


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"The league determined that the Red Sox scheme resulted in part because Watkins was tasked with both scouting and decoding opponents’ signs and working as video replay system operator. Watkins, according to the report, denied using the replay system to decode signs in real time. Investigators determined, however, that Watkins used the system to update pitcher-catcher sign sequences that no longer aligned with his pre-game scouting. He’d then forward the new sequences to players."

"In September 2017, the Red Sox were fined an undisclosed amount by the league office for using an Apple Watch to aid in a system that viewed, decoded and relayed to the dugout catchers’ signs."

If I'm understanding this correctly...

Houston used electronics to relay upcoming pitches to the dugout, so the dugout could relay the upcoming pitch to the batter.

Boston used electronics to relay what signs meant what pitch to the dugout, so a runner on second could relay the upcoming pitch to the batter.

So the main difference between the two is that one system (Houston) could be used at all times, and the other system (Boston) could only be used when a runner was on second base? Seems like acting like Houston's system was the greatest travesty in baseball history vs. acting like Boston's system didn't really matter is a bit, well, you know...
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Look, I know your team can do no wrong so before I brought this up, I researched throughout the day to see if the media angle was overly tilted (because of that thing that happened).

I cant find a astros response to why they blocked the sell of the WS ring for auction/charity but here is the story. Seems like a tone deaf culture issue in that organization but decide for yourself:

https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/a...relief-effort/


On a side note, I didnt realize the bottom of the ring had "earned history" inscribed on it. Sure enough, lots of history in that astros season.
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Astros announced refunds or credit to season ticket holders for first 3 months thru May....

Accounts will be credited in June....still no decision on a season or not

My guess is that no fans will allowed in this year
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Old 05-11-2020, 03:30 PM   #184
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MLB has plans to start the season WITHOUT FANS around July 4 weekend...
82 game schedule...
universal designated hitter...

no interleague games

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Stros didn’t pick till 72 as punishment, but had compensatory pick after second round for losing Cole to free agency. MLB network guy love the pick. Said he could’ve gone end of first round. 18 year old pitcher from New York
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Stros didn’t pick till 72 as punishment, but had compensatory pick after second round for losing Cole to free agency. MLB network guy love the pick. Said he could’ve gone end of first round. 18 year old pitcher from New York

High velocity with super spin rate. Was watching espn and they loved the pick as well.


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They just called the Rangers draft “puzzling”😂
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They just called the Rangers draft “puzzling”😂
Love it!. I saw a couple of w t f looks on the espn folks' faces after Daniels made a few pics.
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So with the Astros having a small pool of money to sign their picks with, Im wondering what the signability is for the picks they made? I mean Santos is a stud and the slot value for him is 870K. It seems it might take quite a bit more than that to sign him and not go the college route. I guess if they dont sign him, I believe they get an extra pick next year and then they have that money to spread around to the 3 college players they chose.
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So with the Astros having a small pool of money to sign their picks with, Im wondering what the signability is for the picks they made? I mean Santos is a stud and the slot value for him is 870K. It seems it might take quite a bit more than that to sign him and not go the college route. I guess if they dont sign him, I believe they get an extra pick next year and then they have that money to spread around to the 3 college players they chose.
They will not get a compensatory pick. I believe that is first round picks only. Tyler Brown, the Vanderbilt pitcher, is the only player with signability issues, but I am pretty sure he will sign. He is the closer for the Dores and the Astros will develop him as a starter. He also has a daughter with Down Syndrome. They might have to go a bit overslot for Santos, but I don't think it will be enough to make the other players less signable.

The Astros had been very good at signing guys under Luhnow (at least compared to Purpura and Ed Wade) and I expect that to continue with Click.

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So they have reached deals with 2 of their picks and have verbal agreements with the other two. I guess for what they were working with, this worked out ok.
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Baseball returns July 23 and 24. Anyone care?
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Not yet.
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Not yet.
Kinda how I feel. Maybe I'll feel different about it once it starts. Maybe not.
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I'm just not woke yet. Maybe I'll come around.
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Have they announced how many games they will play and all the details of the new schedule yet?
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I figure by the time I come around they'll be terrible again.
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Have they announced how many games they will play and all the details of the new schedule yet?
yes....60 game season. 10 games each against division teams and then 20 games against the same geographic division in the other league....Astros would play those games against the NL West. Hot **** even more west coast games!
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I figure by the time I come around they'll be terrible again.
At least then we and them can be ridiculed accurately.
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