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

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mathguy86 said:

They need a DH/1B to come up. Wonder who they have in AAA who can do that?



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The question to me with Alvarez and Tucker is when do we call them up to replace Yuli and pick your OF in the rotation? I'm not sure what the contracts look like...
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Remind me but I think yuli's Contract is up after this year

Yordan and tucker for the most part might be stuck in triple a at least one more year
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Rustys-Beef-o-Reeno said:

Remind me but I think yuli's Contract is up after this year

Yordan and tucker for the most part might be stuck in triple a at least one more year
Yuli is signed thru 2020 and begins Arbitration in 2021. Free Agent 2023
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mathguy86 said:

While I agree and think they made the mistake last time not doing that, who doesn't play? George, Reddick, Brantley and Jake right now are trading 3 spots between 4 guys on a regular basis with the DH being used to get ABs for George mostly for a day off. Every 5th game or so Kemp takes one spot. If Tucker comes up that really messes up the OF.

They need a DH/1B to come up. Wonder who they have in AAA who can do that?
I agree with everything you said. My main point is whenever the organization is ready. Could be this year, could be next. He's only 22 right now.

If they want to bring him up this year, I think they have to move Kemp and White. You do that, you can move Brantley to the DH and let Kyle play the majority of the time in the OF.

You can still rotate George through the DH when they would want to give Kyle a day off or a lefty match up when they sit Josh.

I am not sold that this year is the year for Kyle to come up. It's a tough year for the organization to make that call, but I think we will start to get some clarity as the trade deadline approaches.

Of course, the position above is based on them letting Tucker play every day. I wonder if they were shy about him playing everyday because we were in a dogfight for the division and needed the more sure offense. If we have a commanding lead of the division going into the summer, it may be different.

My guess, based on nothing, is he'll come up in September if he comes up this year.
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Tucker inserts at LF, Brantley moves to DH, and Jake continues to be the 4th OFer getting spot starts in CF or RF and being a defensive sub late in games.

Kemp gets DFA'd and White continues to get spot starts at 1B or DH when Brantley gets days off or plays LF in place of Tucker.
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Given the division we are in, there is no urgency or need to make a roster move at this point that would require us to DFA Kemp, White, or anyone else. I expect Kemp and White to get a chance at least through the end of June to prove themselves before any change is made. Just look at Vlad Jr's start, it is still a huge adjustment for most prospects who jump to MLB.
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Yuli is an UFA in 2021
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TREX01 said:

Yuli is an UFA in 2021
I guess baseball reference is wrong. Spotrac confirms what you say though.



https://www.spotrac.com/mlb/houston-astros/yulieski-gurriel-20806/
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speaking of contracts...and in this case very bad contracts...

Miguel Cabrera is signed thru 2023 at $32 MM per season.

in 2017 he made $28 MM and delivered -0.7 WAR

in 2018 he made $30 MM and delivered 0.6 WAR

so far in 2019 he's at -0.1 WAR.

I guess the Tigers felt like they had to give him an 8-year deal thru his age 40 season. But wow, what an awful, awful contract
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Here is another...

Bryce Harper signed a $330 million 13-year deal, and has an .826 ops and a 0.3 WAR.

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WAY to early to assess the Harper contract
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best tweet post Harper contract announcement said something like - There are future Phillies fans yet to be born who will be throwing batteries at Harper in the final years of his contract.
What do you boys want for breakfast BBQ ?.....OK Chili.
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Don’t Care. Got Jimbo
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Team is on pace for 304 home runs for the season through about a quarter of the season - Yankees set the record last year with 267. Pretty impressive of course the 30 HR in the last 10 games has really driven that up.
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I'd rather see Jake hit dingers than fatty mcfatterson eat dingers at the plate
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He also has better hair and looks like a thoroughbred running around the bases.
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I will give Hinch credit for being consistent. If you have a solid day at the plate he has no problem sitting you the next game. Because he does it over and over again.
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I'd love to hear the logic being used to keep rolling out White at DH instead of Jake. I'm sure it's sound...I just wonder what it is.
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Jake should never DH because of his value to be a defensive sub late.

He'll either start or be available off the bench. You lose that option (or the DH) if you've got him DHing.
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With the big dimensions, I would rather Springer in RF, Jake in CF, Reddick in LF, Brantley DH and White stay on the bus.
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You can always slide him into the OF and sub someone else
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Not if he's at DH.

If you do that you lose the DH and the pitcher bats.
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Here is why he is out today.
redline248
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Really? I had no idea that was a rule.
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Don’t Care. Got Jimbo
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bearkatag15 said:



Here is why he is out today.


I would take a one-armed Jake over Tubby.
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You know George has done something different with his approach because 2018 and back George would have swung at 0-2 fastball way high to strike out

he passed on 2 painted corner strikes and works the count from 0-2 to a walk
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yes, got down 0-2...and drew a 9-pitch walk
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another start for White tonight --- need some hits
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wow, the 'stros don't waste any time.

3-run Correa bomb
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Don’t Care. Got Jimbo
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Damn
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Show-rea!!!
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I like being up 3 early instead of down 3. #CaptainObvious