***** Official Houston Astros 2019 Season Thread *****

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Agnzona
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The baseball contract problem is the same it has always been. Bad to barely average players making superstar money. Come up with a way for owners to cut players without gauranteeing 100% of contract for poor performance solves most problems. However the union would never go for that.
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T-minus 4 hours until game time
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Was listening to 790 w/ Reid Ryan on. He said next year they are taking out 4 upper deck sections (around where Yordan hit his homer) - making SRO with a bar - giving 300 and 400 level patrons a new option. That explains the news a few days ago that they were selling removed MMP seats.
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CFTXAG10 said:

Was listening to 790 w/ Reid Ryan on. He said next year they are taking out 4 upper deck sections (around where Yordan hit his homer) - making SRO with a bar - giving 300 and 400 level patrons a new option. That explains the news a few days ago that they were selling removed MMP seats.
If that was in play for the playoffs, I wonder:

1) How quickly would it fill up after gates open so SRO people had a place to stand and watch the game
2) How long it will take the first person to reach that area after gates open as the escalator route takes you on a full tour of the stadium
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He mentioned something about a stairway, and it being similar to the Torchy's party deck so you will need a ticket for that specific SRO area I believe.
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Yeah can't imagine an area that high up would free reign SRO. That's an accident waiting to happen.
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My guess is they will shop the naming rights if they haven't already and have another "Company X Party Deck"
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Somewhere along the line those "bad" or "barely average" players put up numbers in which GMs offered them "superstar" money. Maybe GMs and owners should show a little restraint in the length of contracts.
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Angels have shut down Ohtani for the season for knee surgery.

we'll see who's next in the coming days
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W said:

Angels have shut down Ohtani for the season for knee surgery.

we'll see who's next in the coming days


Jeez...So Tommy John and knee surgery in the last 12 months?
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Ag_07 said:

W said:

Angels have shut down Ohtani for the season for knee surgery.

we'll see who's next in the coming days


Jeez...So Tommy John and knee surgery in the last 12 months?


Trout still out with his foot as well.
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There ya go...

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Panama Red said:

iBrad said:

Or they just say they took an absurd amount of money to help future players so that they don't seem as greedy. I mean, seriously, $33M per year to play a game? I think a lot of players have lost touch with reality.

As player salaries continue to rise, they are going to start pricing families out of attending games. But let's not worry about where that money is coming from. Let's focus on getting more money per game than the majority of households in this country bring in per year.
So someone like Mike Trout should say "Mr. Moreno, I see in your newest deal you are making $100mm more per year just on the local TV contract, but this is just a game so I will take less money and let you keep all of that."


Talk about lost touch with reality.
No. In Trout's case, he should tell Mr. Moreno that he'll gladly play this game for a measly $20M per year so that the extra can be used to help improve the talent on the team. But that's not possible as part of the MLBPA. Players are pretty much forced to squeeze every dime they can out of teams. And it's all to help future players earn more, right?. Because $35M per year apparently isn't enough.

And the owners definitely aren't innocent. There's always one schmuck that dishes out the salary and resets the ceiling. They are as much to blame as the players if not more.

But to the original point, don't go around beating your chest because your gaudy salary will help future players earn even more. Just be thankful that you get to earn what you do playing a game and maybe even thank the fans for making it possible. Maybe JV did. I'm just going on the quote that was posted.
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I am more than ready for our boys to take the A's to the woodshed tonight.
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So Yuli back tomorrow and Correa is playing for Round Rock until they're eliminated.
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A little run support for JV tonight would be nice.
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W
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A's make JV work in the 1st
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A's are really disciplined at the plate. Very pesky.
mwm
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Another DP.
AggiEE
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Astros have to be hitting well below their avg with RISP. Frustrating
Charlie Conway
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I feel like I'm browsing pornhub with all these DPs, son of a *****
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Diaz swinging at a 59-footer.
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wow, moon shot by Olson.

JV getting roughed up
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That ball was crushed.
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Quote:

No. In Trout's case, he should tell Mr. Moreno that he'll gladly play this game for a measly $20M per year so that the extra can be used to help improve the talent on the team.
If you were a player of Trout or Verlander's caliber, what sort of assurance would be strong enough that would make you believe that "saved money" would be directed toward improving the over all talent of the club so you would take significantly less money?
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F man, I want to have a tingly night again... this is not tingly
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Bad stretch here. Needed a strong outing from Verlander.

Maybe we should not score 20+ runs again this year. It throws us into a week-long funk every time.
mwm
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Cherrios is taking a beating tonight.
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So Is JV. 3-0, with one man on
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I just don't like a playoff matchup with this team. For whatever reason it's just not a good matchup right now. Tipped pitches, plate discipline, bad luck, whatever. I would prefer someone else especially in a short series.
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60 pitches and counting in the 3rd inning. Great.
mwm
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A's seem to be playing that this game means something to them (wild card). On other other hand...
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Bats need to come alive, I'm tired of losing to the A's