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

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willie wonka
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I thought Bagwell was fantastic last night. Especially his insight into Abreu throwing all those sliders instead of the fastball. I learned a lot last night.
Farmer1906
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I'm not sure Abreu can locate his fastball yet.
mathguy86
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Tucker has played his way onto the playoff roster. For a guy that just got called up in September and who was in over his head last season, that's a big deal. I think he will take Straw's spot away. That in itself is telling.
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I think there's a perception around here that Reddick is like Paul O'Neill... a veteran stalwart outfielder who plays good defense, gives you good ABs and has good October experience.

The problem is he's been a horrible at the plate for the better part of two years and has a history of not showing up in October. He was so worthless in the World Series a few years ago that when he was up with a runner on first, I hoped he would strike out (instead of double play) so at least the pitcher would get a chance.

Reddick hasn't done anything to justify an auto starting spot. Arguing in his favor, to me, is like arguing for Hunter Mahan or Steve Stricker as a Ryder Cup captains pick because they've "been there" and they're "liked". No mention to the fact that they don't perform.

We have a guy right now who is likely (granted, not guaranteed) to be a much much better player. I'd prefer play the odds of the guy who is probably really good as opposed to the guy who has a history of not being good.
mathguy86
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Last home date. Let's clinch this in front of the home fans.

Let's hope the team is focused and the fans keep their hands to themselves.
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How do Reddicks playoff stats compare to Tucker's playoff stats?

I'm listening

We've tried to explain it to you over and over and if you can't understand it by now then it's no one else's fault but your own.
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I'll take them!
Don’t Care. Got Jimbo
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Ag_07 said:

How do Reddicks playoff stats compare to Tucker's playoff stats?

I'm listening

We've tried to explain it to you over and over and if you can't understand it by now then it's no one else's fault but your own.


Deluxe just made an excellent post on this subject above.

Reddick is basically a black hole in the lineup and we will win in spite of him like we've done in playoff games in the past.

I'd rather insert a guy hitting .313 with a near .900 OPS to bat 8th to be another threat for the opposing team rather than somebody whose performance nearly all year has been awful.

It's really not hard to understand. And if Tucker ends up under performing the downside is basically the same as the expected performance of Reddick
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Ag_07 said:

How do Reddicks playoff stats compare to Tucker's playoff stats?

I'm listening

We've tried to explain it to you over and over and if you can't understand it by now then it's no one else's fault but your own.


So by that logic rookies and young players should never ever play in the postseason if there is a vet with some experience, good or bad.

Cool.
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Springer Dinger!
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Don’t Care. Got Jimbo
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That was a laser beam
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Springier gonna hit 40 this year!?
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George!!!!
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SPRINGER DINGER!!!!
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He's trying to keep up with the MVP.
aggiederelict
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I won the right to buy ALDS tickets as well. Does that mean I can't win ALCS tickets? This is my first time doing this. TIA.
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36 HR & 91 RBI for George
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aggiederelict said:

I won the right to buy ALDS tickets as well. Does that mean I can't win ALCS tickets? This is my first time doing this. TIA.


New lotto for the next round if we make it. You shouldn't have to enter again.
Farmer1906
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W said:

36 HR & 91 RBI for George


From the lead off with a good chunk of the season missed.
mathguy86
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That left hand edge is already inconsistent. JV didn't get it. Called it in Jose, sometimes against MB But not ball 4 and there in Bregs.
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Ok thanks.
mathguy86
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Rough start for JV. He's not locating well.
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Frustrating to see that right now
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More triple than strikeouts
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Springer would be AL MVP had he not gotten injured
mathguy86
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There's that crappy ass off the plate strike call again.
Deluxe
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It's gotta be comfortable for pitchers to know you can hang a 86 mph breaking ball right down the center of the plate against Reddick and he's just gonna pop it up foul
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SPRINGER!!!!
Philip J Fry
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Juuuust a bit outside.
dshedd41
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Don’t Care. Got Jimbo
mathguy86
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Springer Dinger #2. George is going to carry this team over the finish line.
wangus12
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Choo choo mofos
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George making a late run at 40 & 100
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WS MVP in MVP form.