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

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I bought good tickets for the Friday 1 pm game against Cleveland last year for cheap day of
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I believe SRO sold for $50 ea. They're now listed as low as $38 on stub hub.
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waiting until the day of is probably smart for Friday. However the deeper into the playoffs you go... the harder it is to get good seats the day of.
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What kind of haul could Hinch bring in?
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Harry Dunne said:

Reddick is still a good (maybe better?) fielder but Tucker is faster and can cover more ground. Tucker is also a good fielder he was a CF in the minors and all of the scouting reports praise his defense.

As an outfielder, the primary thing that separates you from another OF is how much ground you can cover. Brantley is a perfect example of this. He was a GG caliber OF who once went an entire season without making an error of any sort and has a great arm...But at this point he doesn't have much range and won't lay out for balls. Is he a bad fielder? Not at all - he has great hands and a great arm. He just doesn't have good range anymore.

One reason we are so bad at eyeballing defense is that when a faster OF gets to a ball routinely that a slower OF wouldn't, we assume it's an empirically "routine play". Inversely if a slower guy lays out for a ball and makes a "great catch" that a faster guy would have made routinely we consider it a "great play". Anyway, I think they are both good defensive OF.

TL;DR:I don't think there's that much separation between them defensively that it should even be a consideration until a late & close situation.
Eric Barnes....dude was constantly making highlight plays but he just didnt have the range to make those plays routinely
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All this Reddick vs Tucker talk.... geez

I'm just going to trust Hinch this postseason and I bet both guys have really good moments that help us bring home another ring
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bearkatag15 said:



What kind of haul could Hinch bring in?
deGrom & Alonso. Make it happen.
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Farmer1906 said:

bearkatag15 said:



What kind of haul could Hinch bring in?
deGrom & Alonso. Make it happen.
Then hire Beltran to coach.
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Correa is a gametime decision for Friday according to Lunhow

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There is a noticeable difference in our defense and back of the line up without Correa. I really hope he figures it out. It's going to effect our roster composition. It means we'll be without Ted's bat, Straw's base running, or Jake's outfield defense in order to have Toro as a back up INF.
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bearkatag15 said:

Correa is a gametime decision in perpetuity according to Lunhow


FIFY...
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Good to hear how focused the guys are. I think we're going to see this team take it up a notch.
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bearkatag15 said:



What kind of haul could Hinch bring in?
Thor, Stroman, DeGrom, Alonso and the Mets pay their salaries for 3 years.

All joking aside, I would trade Hinch for DeGrom and Alonso, and 3 years salary. Now you have your 1B for 3 years and another starter to go with JV and Greinke and LMJ. Yuli gets to spot start around the IF and DH, Alvarez is the full time DH and Tucker gets to be in RF.

HInch is a valuable commodity. He's worth 2 all stars. You want him, it costs.
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When is the last time coaching staff was part of a trade?
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can someone post the context of the hinch trade talk? I cant get the tweet to pull up
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Think google showed that chuck tanner was traded from A's to pirates for money and a catcher. Seems to have happened more recently with the NBA and NFL
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https://www.sny.tv/mets/news/intel-on-13-potential-replacements-for-mets-manager-mickey-callaway/310996638

Here is the article it is from. Its a breakdown of 13 manager options for the Mets with how they are connected to the job.
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Quote:

"Folks familiar with the situation say that Hinch might be ready for a new challenge"


Yea, winning sucks.
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mathguy86 said:



HInch is a valuable commodity. He's worth 2 all stars. You want him, it costs.

Consider that this is in the realm of possibility:

Man, I don't know. One one hand, I think that managerial impact is generally overrated. AJ's strength to me is his ability to build relationships with each player. In that case, and in light of the amazing clubhouse, AJ might be the team's MVP. Are a couple of strong players stacked on top of an already lethal roster worth that risk? I'd say no... but I reserve the right to still whine and moan about getting "Hinched" in a loss or two. (haha)

If this were two years down the road and the team was in a bit of a roster transition, then I think it would make a lot more sense. Right now, don't look to fix what is not broken!
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When does the CFM album come out? Rooting for him big time tonight.
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Great fangraphs article on AL Cy Young candidacies for JV, Cole, Morton and everyone else. As expected, it shows its clearly a 2 horse race. It makes a complicated argument for JV over Cole. Note: its very sabermetric.
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CFTXAG10 said:


Quote:

"Folks familiar with the situation say that Hinch might be ready for a new challenge"


Yea, winning sucks.
Managing the Mets roster, getting **** on by NY media

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managing future HOFers and perennial all stars when any slap dick could win 90+ games with the Astros roster
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Texaggie7nine said:

When is the last time coaching staff was part of a trade?
Not sure if this was the last time, but John Farrell was traded by the Blue Jays to the Red Sox along with some inconsequential players on both sides before the 2013 season. Red Sox won the 2013 WS and Farrell was AL Manager of the Year.

The biggest haul I could find in return for any recent manager trade was the Mariners trading Lou Piniella to TB for Randy Winn, who was 28 and coming of a 5.3 WAR All-star season in CF.

In both of those cases, the managers in question wanted to go specifically where they ended up before the trade talks were initiated.

AJ is good but who knows what he's worth? I can't see him wanting to go to NY, but if he did I wouldn't be that heartbroken if we got an All-star caliber player in return.
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So the Mets didn't want to trade Thor to a team like the Astros who were more advanced than they are but now they think AJ Hinch (one of the most advanced managers in the game) would want to come manage for them.

GTFOH with that ish
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Are MLB managerial contracts that much stricter than any other coaches contract? Seems like just about anywhere else if you want to move you take the new contract and pay any consequences if need be...
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cpsencik04 said:

Are MLB managerial contracts that much stricter than any other coaches contract? Seems like just about anywhere else if you want to move you take the new contract and pay any consequences if need be...


Which league you referring to? Happens in college, but in professional the team can block you from coaching elsewhere

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Harry Dunne said:



AJ is good but who knows what he's worth? I can't see him wanting to go to NY, but if he did I wouldn't be that heartbroken if we got an All-star caliber player in return.
Ehh... Our roster is stacked enough. I really enjoy listening to AJ speak to the media / team. For a job any idiot can do, that is all I really care about out of the manager position. Remembering back to when we had Phil Garner and how painful some of his press conferences / media appearences were to listen to.

Unless it is Alonso or Thor, gtfo.
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Don't see how that would work. Resigning Cole and staying under the competitive tax number unless Cole gives a discount or it's heavily back loaded
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As discussed in the past you cant back load a contract in terms of the competitive balance....it takes the whole contract and averages it out.
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cpsencik04 said:

As discussed in the past you cant back load a contract in terms of the competitive balance....it takes the whole contract and averages it out.
Thanks. Missed that discussion.
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Considering Cole is a big players union guy, I don't see him taking a discount.
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One of the things I think about when players sign contracts for the most amount of money out there is if they end up regretting it down the line.

Most of the time, at least in baseball, the team paying you the most amount of money isn't a great team.

I look at a guy like Trout. I don't blame him one bit for taking that deal, but do you think he ends up regretting it if the Angels are never good enough to win a WS or much less make it deep into the postseason?

Do you think at the end of his career if the Angels never win a WS or make a deep postseason run that he will wish he might have accepted less money on a more competitive team? I get you can't tell the future, but I think you can tell how the direction of an organization and ask yourself if you really want to be tied to that.
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bearkatag15 said:



Don't see how that would work. Resigning Cole and staying under the competitive tax number unless Cole gives a discount or it's heavily back loaded
Just as long as Correa's back is not heavily loaded.
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Just like we weren't signing Harper last year, we're not signing Cole. Enjoy him while he's here. We can't pay everyone. We haven't given a long term contract to anyone outside of Altuve (hard to count Bregman since we controlled him already for most of it.)
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Think it's best we just enjoy the time we have left with Cole in blue & orange. He helps us get #2, and I'll be happy to let him create someone else's payroll issue and welcome back LMJ.