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

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It is funny that we have JV, Cole and Greinke... and there's three recent Astros who will likely be wild card/game 1 starters for their new respective teams (Fiers, Morton and Keuchel).
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The only way to settle the Cy Young and MVP controversies is to award them both to Jeff Luhnow!
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agsquirrel97 said:

You know dang well he got full price on all those mattresses because of the "free" clause. The other side of the coin is the additional sales he made by getting people in the door with the promotion. How many people bought a bed to go along with their mattress, or a couch, dining room set, etc. etc?

So even if he sold $10MM in matresses, if the 80% markup is true then he is only out $2MM in inventory.


Yea there is a reason he keeps doing these deals

He ain't in the losing money business
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Texaggie7nine said:

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Here's the link to the cover story
http://www.si.com/mlb/2019/10/01/houston-astros-zack-greinke-world-series
reading that got my piss hot for this month of playoff baseball! so jacked up
I can't even imagine my reaction if you showed this picture to the April 2017 me.


I would **** myself.
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Does your curse word start with an s or an f?
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mathguy86 said:

How many husbands and wives can say they each made the cover of SI for excelling at their separate craft?
I think we need cover comparisons to see who did it best...
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Have the A's still not announced who is starting tomorrow?

I'm hoping it's Manaea so we get Fiers on Friday.
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It's manaea
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Im hoping for S, but depending on how long it takes for him to reply it may be F
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Texaggie7nine said:

Does your curse word start with an s or an f?


If you quote it, you can see.

Both work though.
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Frok said:

Have the A's still not announced who is starting tomorrow?

I'm hoping it's Manaea so we get Fiers on Friday.



Rays are gonna win
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Oakland has beaten us 6 of the last 8, would prefer Tampa
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MuckRaker96 said:

Oakland has beaten us 6 of the last 8, would prefer Tampa
and we still won the season series against them because we dominated them early. We can beat either of those teams in 3 games. It doesn't matter who wins the wild card in my opinion
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tjholley16 said:

MuckRaker96 said:

Oakland has beaten us 6 of the last 8, would prefer Tampa
and we still won the season series against them because we dominated them early. We can beat either of those teams in 3 games. It doesn't matter who wins the wild card in my opinion
And they can beat us. A best of 3 series is a little bit of a crapshoot.
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I still rather see OAK.

If it's TB we need to win the first two since we're historically abysmal at the Trop. I really don't wanna get stuck having to win there.

Our guys rake in OAK.
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I wouldn't put that much stock into how we play at Trop. We only played 4 games there and saw Morton, Snell, & Glasnow.
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I want the As

Not to mention the fact that Monday/Tuesday games more likely to be evening games
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Tamps, easy call IMHO. Tampa started the season hot and got worse as the season went along and they are using their best pitcher tomorrow in CFM. The A's have been hot as hell the last half of the season and record wise have been the best team in the AL. Their pen is basically a bunch of closers who they throw based on who is hottest. And Olsen and Chapman can win games on their own.
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mathguy86 said:

Tamps, easy call IMHO. Tampa started the season hot and got worse as the season went along and they are using their best pitcher tomorrow in CFM. The A's have been hot as hell the last half of the season and record wise have been the best team in the AL. Their pen is basically a bunch of closers who they throw based on who is hottest. And Olsen and Chapman can win games on their own.
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Who y'all got?

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Astros over Rays
Twins over Yankees

Braves over Cardinals
Dodgers over Brewers

Astros over Twins
Braves over Dodgers

Astros over Braves
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WC
Nats over Brewers
A's over Tampa

ALDS
Astros over A's
Yankees over Twins

NLDS
Braves over Cards
Nats over Dodgers

ALCS
Astros over Yankees

NLCS
Nats over Braves

WS
Astros over Nats
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Quote:

When the news broke, everyone was ecstatic," says Verlander. "It was like, Wow. We're doing this. We're going for this thing. The whole clubhouse was so jacked up."


Us too Justin, us too

Reading that quote from him gave me chills.
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Bregxit, if that's the way it played out that would be great.

Many times in years gone by I watched the Stros loose out to the Braves
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RC_57 said:

Bregxit, if that's the way it played out that would be great.

Many times in years gone by I watched the Stros loose out to the Braves


Those were the NL days. We have been reincarnated. Reinvigorated! Rebuilt! Bigger...stronger...faster...a machine without remorse designed to crush all who come for us!
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mathguy86 said:

WC
Nats over Brewers
A's over Tampa

ALDS
Astros over A's
Yankees over Twins

NLDS
Braves over Cards
Nats over Dodgers

ALCS
Astros over Yankees

NLCS
Nats over Braves

WS
Astros over Nats

That was my pick preseason.
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Farmer1906 said:

mathguy86 said:



WS
Astros over Nats

That was my pick preseason.
Why change now? Not hassling you. Just curious.
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mazag08 said:


STL would be the team I am least worried about in all of the postseason.

Their best hitter this year (Tommy Edman) has a wRC+ of 123. He would rank 8th just ahead of Diaz, but behind Yuli.
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mathguy86 said:

Farmer1906 said:

mathguy86 said:



WS
Astros over Nats

That was my pick preseason.
Why change now? Not hassling you. Just curious.
Because they didn't win the division.
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Astros over Rays
Yankees over Twins
Astros over Yankees

Dodgers over Nationals
Braves over Cardinals
Braves over Dodgers

Astros over Braves (Remember the Alamo Killer B's!)
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Astros over rays
Yankees over twins

Dodgers over brewers
Braves over cards

Astros over Yankees
Dodgers over braves

Astros in six
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Marvin said:

Astros over Rays
Yankees over Twins
Astros over Yankees

Dodgers over Nationals
Braves over Cardinals
Braves over Dodgers

Astros over Braves (Remember the Alamo Killer B's!)
We got some decent revenge on them in 04 & 05. I don't have any animosity towards their current team. I actually like some of their core players.