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

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Farmer1906 said:

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Astros over Nats

That was my pick preseason.
Why change now? Not hassling you. Just curious.
Because they didn't win the division.
My reasoning was their SP is strong and Jansen is a head case.
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mathguy86 said:

Farmer1906 said:

mathguy86 said:

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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.
My reasoning was their SP is strong and Jansen is a head case.
Their SP is great and they're not a poor hitting squad. Too many thought the sky was falling when Harper left.
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I'm glad we didn't sign Harper
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I'm glad we didn't use up some of our assets (JB) to get Harper so we couldn't have gotten Grienke this year.
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Farmer1906 said:

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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!)
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.

Oh, not for me. Let's crush their dreams for a decade.
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Nationals offered 3B Anthony Rendon deal worth $210 million to $215 million. This is the type of deal we delayed when Bregman agreed to an extra 2 years.
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No idea if this is credible but would be crazy if MLB changed things now.

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Farmer1906 said:

Nationals offered 3B Anthony Rendon deal worth $210 million to $215 million. This is the type of deal we delayed when Bregman agreed to an extra 2 years.


Why do this now? Seems like a distraction for Rendon. Wait until their season ends.
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titanmaster_race said:

Farmer1906 said:

Nationals offered 3B Anthony Rendon deal worth $210 million to $215 million. This is the type of deal we delayed when Bregman agreed to an extra 2 years.


Why do this now? Seems like a distraction for Rendon. Wait until their season ends.
Who knows, but he's going to hit the market anyway.
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That would not only be stupid on MLB's part but frankly it would be changing the competition.
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titanmaster_race said:

Farmer1906 said:

Nationals offered 3B Anthony Rendon deal worth $210 million to $215 million. This is the type of deal we delayed when Bregman agreed to an extra 2 years.


Why do this now? Seems like a distraction for Rendon. Wait until their season ends.
The offer was made in early September according to the ESPN article. Must have just now leaked
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No idea if this is credible but would be crazy if MLB changed things now.


Another link to 2017...remember Justin complaining about the slicker balls in the playoffs. I'm all for changing the balls and recreating that 2017 magic!!!
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AJ just on 790 in with Matt Thomas. MT asked him if it was a possibility to bring Miley out of the bullpen given his troubles in the first inning lately. AJ answered that teams have been stacking the top of their lineup against Miley ( gave Oakland as a specific example) and that he feels confident that if he put Miley in the right position in relief against the right batters he would succeed. AJ is obviously a smart guy & worded it well I'm not sure that I buy it.

But it did sound to me like Miley is making the postseason roster either way and the way AJ was talking it sure sounded like he plans to use him in relief.
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I'm going to be incredibly nervous if Miley gets any sort of high leverage situation.
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bearkatag15 said:

I'm going to be incredibly nervous if Miley gets any sort of high leverage situation.
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bearkatag15 said:

I'm going to be incredibly nervous if Miley gets any sort of high leverage situation.
Don't worry it ain't happening.
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Harry Dunne said:

AJ just on 790 in with Matt Thomas. MT asked him if it was a possibility to bring Miley out of the bullpen given his troubles in the first inning lately. AJ answered that teams have been stacking the top of their lineup against Miley ( gave Oakland as a specific example) and that he feels confident that if he put Miley in the right position in relief against the right batters he would succeed. AJ is obviously a smart guy & worded it well I'm not sure that I buy it.

But it did sound to me like Miley is making the postseason roster either way and the way AJ was talking it sure sounded like he plans to use him in relief.
Stacking their lineups? With what, the '27 Yankees??? The entire damn batting order rode him like a hobby horse for a month straight. Stacking a lineup... come on.

I get protecting your player and all, but that's crazy talk.
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bearkatag15 said:



No idea if this is credible but would be crazy if MLB changed things now.




If true maybe JV doesn't give up his standard solo Jack per outing.
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Big Al 1992 said:

bearkatag15 said:



No idea if this is credible but would be crazy if MLB changed things now.




If true maybe JV doesn't give up his standard solo Jack per outing.

I'm thinking I'd take this trade off, although the Rays might benefit most of all the playoff teams.
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That was my feeling as well. And when he went through the top four in the A's lineup he said their names like he was talking about some legends.
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Farmer1906 said:

bearkatag15 said:

I'm going to be incredibly nervous if Miley gets any sort of high leverage situation.
Don't worry it ain't happening.

I tend to agree and would guess he's relegated to an innings eater role.

We have our high leverage guys set.
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I hope we are fortunate enough to have any innings-eating situations.

Unfortunately we don't get to face the angels and mariners anymore.
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Marvin said:

Big Al 1992 said:

bearkatag15 said:



No idea if this is credible but would be crazy if MLB changed things now.




If true maybe JV doesn't give up his standard solo Jack per outing.

I'm thinking I'd take this trade off, although the Rays might benefit most of all the playoff teams.


Astros have an offense that is highly reliant on HRs, especially with guys like Altuve hitting 30 this year.

Hopefully in the playoffs we rely more on timely hitting
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Maybe not in that sense but if a starter goes 5 gives up 4 and we're down 4-0.

Then I could see Miley pitching a couple innings to get to the back end while the offense tries to get back in it.

Basically a relief appearance that's not high leverage.
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Everyone relies on the long ball more in the postseason as stringing together hits gets harder and harder. The good news is that we have the highest BA and OBP in baseball. While we do rely on the long ball, we have a better shot than most at stringing together hits.

On the flip side this may make JV unhittable.
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AggiEE said:

Marvin said:

Big Al 1992 said:

bearkatag15 said:



No idea if this is credible but would be crazy if MLB changed things now.




If true maybe JV doesn't give up his standard solo Jack per outing.

I'm thinking I'd take this trade off, although the Rays might benefit most of all the playoff teams.


Astros have an offense that is highly reliant on HRs, especially with guys like Altuve hitting 30 this year.

Hopefully in the playoffs we rely more on timely hitting
We were first in all of baseball in batting average and OBP...you've really got to start looking up statistics before you post.
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And you've got to start reading the posts before your before you repeat information.

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Harry Dunne said:

AggiEE said:

Marvin said:

Big Al 1992 said:

bearkatag15 said:



No idea if this is credible but would be crazy if MLB changed things now.




If true maybe JV doesn't give up his standard solo Jack per outing.

I'm thinking I'd take this trade off, although the Rays might benefit most of all the playoff teams.


Astros have an offense that is highly reliant on HRs, especially with guys like Altuve hitting 30 this year.

Hopefully in the playoffs we rely more on timely hitting
We were first in all of baseball in batting average and OBP...you've really got to start looking up statistics before you post.


We are still highly reliant on HRs because we were terrible with runners on third and less than two outs. Just look at the past two weeks.

Yeah, we got a lot of traffic, but how about the stats on RISP recently?
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AggiEE said:


We are still highly reliant on HRs because we were terrible with runners on third and less than two outs. Just look at the past two weeks.

Yeah, we got a lot of traffic, but how about the stats on RISP recently?
Which means we are due in the playoffs.
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RISP

League Avg
.262
.345
.443
.788

Astros
.268
.353
.503
.855
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Farmer1906 said:

RISP

League Avg
.262
.345
.443
.788

Astros
.268
.353
.503
.855


Being barely above league avg ain't good. Hitting with RISP has been our weakness
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Farmer1906 said:

RISP

League Avg
.262
.345
.443
.788

Astros
.268
.353
.503
.855


Hell, you could make the argument that is elite